4 Things to do with Kief
Kief, is a powder made up of tiny trichomes packed full of cannabinoids and terpenes. With an average THC content of 50% there are many ways to use and enjoy this potent and versatile substance. Here are just a few.
If you regularly smoke or grow cannabis, you will already be familiar with Kief, that beige/brown/green powder sitting at the bottom of your grinder or trimming tray.
The bonus product of the cannabis plant, Kief, is made up of tiny trichomes that break off the dried nugs as you grind or Harvest your cannabis Flower. A natural alternative to manufactured cannabis concentrates, it's easy to use, versatile and requires no extra expenditure! Kief depending on its purity, can have a THC content of up to 70%!
The most popular ways to use Kief are probably sprinkling it into a joint or pressing it into a malleable solid form known as "Hashish" or "Hash". With such versatility, however, there are many other things that you can do with it. Here are a few that you may want to try out.
You can make infusions such as butter and oil with Kief in the same way you would with Flower. However, Kief is much easier to prep than Flower. You need to decarboxylate it (heat to activate the cannabinoids) before cooking, but only for around 10 minutes. When you have made your infusion, you don't have to worry about the messy chore of straining it to remove plant material either. Kief infuses well with butter and fat and leaves more of a subtle taste in your food than Flower would.
Make Moon Rocks.
A moon rock is made by dipping a cannabis bud nugget into a hot cooking oil such as sunflower or coconut oil and then rolling it in Kief. If you have a high tolerance, you can use a canna infused oil if you so wish. Once the nugget has cooled and hardened, break it up by hand and smoke it in a pipe, vape or bowl. The oil will make the nugs very dense and greasy so smoking them in a joint is not ideal. Also, never break moon rocks up in a grinder as it will grind them up too finely and destroy them.
If you are looking for a quick way to wake and bake and don't feel like smoking? Or if you want an easy way to microdose, then Kief is the answer. Just add a pinch to your daily tea or coffee, and the high temperature will activate the cannabinoids. Experiment with dosage until you reach the desired level for your tolerance.
Rosin is a pure cannabis resin that is made by extracting cannabinoids via heat and pressure. You press the Kief between two plates at a very high temperature and squeeze out all of the resinous trichome glands, leaving you with sticky nectar. The potency of Rosin rivals that of the most advanced extracts on the market, without the use of solvents. Easily manipulated into any texture or type of concentrate, Rosin can make sugar, shatter, wax or budder and is an excellent product to experiment with.