23 Oct How to Roll an Immaculate Blunt
How to Roll an Immaculate Blunt
by Scarlet Savage
What is a Blunt?
If you are a tenured paper or glass smoker, then chances are you are not familiar with blunts. Blunts are cigars, cigarillos or vegan wraps that are used to hold and smoke your green.The term was coined in reference to how the finished product looks alot alike an unshapely blunt object like a baseball bat. Popular brands of cigarillos that you have probably already heard of include Swisher Sweets, Goodtimes, White Owls, and Garcia y Vega. In 2016, the Swisher Sweets Co. stated that they are conscious to the idea that close to 90 percent of their cigar and cigarillo purchases are exclusively for cannabis consumption. Fear not, stoned one! We will take you through each step on how to roll the perfect blunt in no time!
Rolling the Perfect Blunt
When it comes to rolling a blunt, it is fairly simple. The only things you will need here are your grinded bud and choice of cigar or cigarillo. Here are the steps:
Take your choice of cigar or cigarillo and split it evenly down the middle with a blade, cigar splitter or your hands. If you choose to use your hands, start from the top then lightly pull apart the cigar using your thumbs and continue down the length of the cigar evenly until the cigar has been fully split. The more even your split, the better your blunt will smoke.
Empty the tobacco into the trash because tobacco is bad and weed is better. If you can’t let the tobacco go for some reason, you can roll a spliff. A spliff is a 80/20% blend of cannabis and tobacco. If you are rolling a spliff, then you may want to save just a pinch of the ‘guts’ (tobacco inside a cigar or cigarillo).
Gently & evenly moisten the inside of the cigarillo with your saliva or even water to make the cigar flexible enough for your buds. It is very difficult to roll a stale (or crispy) blunt.
Add your fresh buds to your gently moistened cigarillo evenly from top to bottom. Another rule of thumb is that the tapered end of the cigarillo is usually respected to be the ‘mouthpiece’ of the blunt.
Once the cannabis has been added, with your thumbs in the front and index fingers behind the cigarillo, carefully roll your thumbs & index fingers simultaneously to compress the grinded bud into a log fitted inside the blunt.
Once the weed has been fitted for your cigar, it is time for the tuck. Take the side of the leaf closest to you and lightly or firmly tuck the leaf behind the logged Cannabis. Begin the tuck from the mouthpiece all the way until the end of the blunt. The tuck is critical in bluntrolling because if it the cigar is tucked too lightly, then your weed may hit too hard or even slide out of the blunt. However, if it tucked too tight, then chances are you won’t be able to hit the cigar properly. The choice is yours depending on your style of tree-blowing. However, a general rule of thumb is to tuck with the natural weight of your thumb. As I always say: ‘Too much torque is too much tuck.
Once you have secured the forward part of your cigarillo behind your weed, it is time to seal your green inside the blunt. This can be done lick-by-lick as you make your way from the mouthpiece to the end whilst tucking. If you are using water, then lightly apply a fingertip dip of water at a time as you slide down the cigar. Sealing will assure that none of your contents fall out.
Let your freshly prepped blunt dry off any excess saliva or water. This usually only takes a minute or two. Some tokers will tell you to run your lighter down the blunt from the underneath. We don’t recommend this as lighter runs can scorch your tobacco leaf, leading to uneven burns during your session. Pinch the end of the blunt to further ensure your weed doesn’t roll out. However, if it is rolled properly, then nothing will fall out. That’s It! You have just rolled your first blunt! However, to perfect your rolling, there is a test you can try.
Did You Pearl Your Blunt?
As mentioned above, the word ‘blunt’ comes from the often uneven and misshaped finished cigarillo. To evaluate how you did rolling your first blunt, you can perform what is known as the ‘pearl test.’ Take your finished product and roll it across a flat and even surface such as a glass table. If the finished product rolls like a tire down the road, then congratulations, you have rolled a perfect and pearly blunt!