Are you looking for the easiest guide on how to roll a blunt?
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Blunts (also known as “woods”, “dutchie” or “marijuana cigar”) are similar to a pre-roll or joint. But unlike joints, blunts are cannabis wrapped in tobacco leaf paper, rather than a standard rolling paper.
For example, here is a photo of the blunt we will be rolling.
Now that you know what a blunt is, why do people love rolling blunts?
Why do people like blunts?
Many cannabis smokers have strong feelings about blunts. Those who love blunts tend to really love them. Those who hate blunts tend to hate that blunts are rolled with a tobacco leaf. There are many reasons why blunt lovers prefer this method of smoking vs others:
Smell and Flavor
Many blunt fans enjoy the added tastes and smell that come from the tobacco leaf wrap. Cannabis connoisseurs often like to mix and match strains and wraps. Some blunt smokers also like experimenting with flavored blunt wrappers, introducing even more complexity to the taste and aroma of their smoking experience.
Blunts are the perfect experience for smokers that love to take their time while smoking cannabis. So when a person smokes a blunt, they experience slower, more even puffs like they would from smoking a cigarillo or cigar.
Compared to other less mobile smoking methods like dabs or bongs, blunts are much more versatile. You can roll a blunt in no time, anywhere you want. This makes them perfect for solo smoking, but also for social smoking with friends.
Smoking blunts is something new and exciting. The sensation often leaves first-time blunt smokers overwhelmed by a combination of tobacco and cannabis buzz, which is exactly the effect that many blunt fans want.
What is there to dislike about blunts?
Interestingly, some of the reasons people love blunts are also why others hate them. Blunt-haters tend to be turned off by:
- The taste of the blunt and the smell that follows.
- Tobacco wraps can sometimes create harsh smoke.
- The common buzzy effect that’s associated with smoking tobacco.
There is a divide amongst cannabis smokers. Those who are loyal to blunts say they love the tobacco leaf wrap and its unique smell and taste. And those who don’t love blunts say the strong smell and taste associated with it can be off-putting.
What you need to roll a blunt
Rolling and smoking blunts is no easy task, but with a few key rolling tools you should be puffing up like Jay & Silent Bob.
First, you will need your favorite cannabis flower. We will be rolling up some Redbud Roots’ Sour Giesel.
Since you’ll have to grind your bud before rolling your blunt, it is best to also have a reliable grinder or flower mill. We have had great success in getting the perfect grind with Flower Mill’s Premium Edition Flower Mill.
We also recommend that you have a rolling tray handy.
We will be using our Redbud Roots magnetic rolling tray!
Choosing your wrap
The heart of rolling blunts is tobacco wraps. For many blunt experts, loyalty to one tobacco wrap brand is a matter of life and death. In many cases, people who enjoy smoking blunts will only ever smoke tobacco wraps.
Popular blunt brands include:
- Dutch Masters
- King Palms
- White Owl
- Swisher Sweets
Check out this article on the 20 best blunt wraps of all time
One type of blunt is tobacco leaf paper. Unlike a pre-filled cigar or cigarillo, these are just as simple as a paper tube and some tobacco leaves. Backwoods blunt wraps are probably the most common form of tobacco leaf wraps.
Alright, now that we have the fundamentals of what a blunt is, how to purchase them, and why you should roll one.
let’s now learn how to roll the perfect blunt!
Note: Learning to roll a perfect blunt takes patience and practice, so don’t give up! Keep trying until you get it right.
Easy step-by-step instructions for rolling the perfect blunt
Step 1: Grind your cannabis flower
If you’re going to roll a blunt, it’s a good idea to do some preparation beforehand.
The most important thing about this is that your weed is already ground up and ready to use.
The most common way to grind your weed is with a grinder or flower mill.
There are a lot of tools out there, but grinders produce the best results.
They give you a consistent grind, which means your blunts will have a smoother, more even burn.
If you don’t have a grinder, carefully break apart your weed with your fingers.
Shoot for picking it apart into small pieces about the size of a grain of rice or a bit smaller. Make sure that you keep all the pieces around the same size.
It’s important to be as delicate as you can in griding your cannabis so you don’t damage the rich cannabinoid-filled trichomes.
Now that you have your cannabis prepared, time to select your wrap!
Step 2: Choose your blunt wrap
A new style of wrap can be an exciting way to explore different flavors and mediums. As mentioned above, die-hard blunt smokers tend to define themselves by their blunt wrap of choice.
I know what you’re thinking: Which blunt wrap should I go with? The best way to find out is to try them all. However, if you find that two or three brands work equally well for you, feel free to switch things up according to how you’re feeling.
Step 3: Break down the wrap
Breaking down a wrap means splitting the cigar lengthwise down the middle. Many blunt fans recommend using a razor blade or sharp knife.
You can also use your hands, but that can be tricky. You need to be extra careful not to tear the wrapper or cause any other damage to it.
Whether you’re smoking a cigar or a cigarillo, you’ll find the guts (tobacco) inside the wrap. Gently empty it out and discard the tobacco. Make sure you discard your tobacco properly as it still contains toxic chemicals.
Step 4: Wet your wrap
To roll a blunt, it’s important to keep the tobacco leaf wet and moist. This makes the leaf more pliable and easier to work with.
It’s a good idea to moisten the blunt wrap with either water or saliva before taking another step. While some people lick the blunt wrap, others prefer to use a paintbrush dipped in water.
In this case, less is more, don’t get it soaking wet or the blunt wrap will start to fall apart.
Don’t be that person who slobbers on the blunt.
Step 5: Place your weed in the wrap
First, hold the tobacco wrap in one hand. It doesn’t matter which one, but most people tend to use their non-dominant hand.
Form the wrap into a U-shape with your fingers and thumbs.
Weed smokers, now it’s time to roll. To make your joint, take a pinch of ground-up marijuana and place it on a tobacco wrap, forming a line that runs the full length of the wrap.
Be sure not to overfill the tobacco wrap or you’ll be left with too little space to fold the leaf into a cylindrical shape.
Step 6: Roll up your blunt
You can use both hands to gently rock the wrapping paper back and forth, making sure to tamp down and even out the marijuana as you do so.
This technique will help you shape your blunt into a cylinder that is the same thickness all the way around.
When you’ve got the perfect shape, bring one edge of the wrap over and under the cannabis, and tuck it underneath the opposite side of the wrap.
You’re almost there! At this point, the marijuana should be completely wrapped up.
Step 7: Seal your blunt
Put the edge of the wrap that is on top of the other edge in your mouth and moisten it.
So, you’re ready to press your wrap. Spread the inside of the wrap with your tongue. Once it’s moist, press the edge of the wrap down on the other side of the wrap.
When making a blunt, remember to moisten the tobacco so that the tobacco will stick together. This will seal the blunt and give it a cleaner appearance.
You need to make sure that you check the seam along the side of the blunt to make sure it’s sealed.
To seal the blunt, first, use a lighter. Run the flame up and down along the seam to dry out the tobacco. The heat will seal the tobacco patches together, so you can smoke them without worrying that they will fall apart.
Step 8: Light, Puff, Puff, Pass
Lite up one end of the blunt and pull. Now, enjoy your blunt with your friends!
Are you a visual learner? Watch this video below on how to roll a blunt for beginners!