A Complete Guide on How to Clean Your Weed Grinder

A Complete Guide on How to Clean Your Weed Grinder

Apr 24, 2024Analytics Delante

How to clean your grinder? It’s really easy! You’ll need a small brush (a toothbrush will do just fine), rubbing alcohol, some toothpicks, paper towels, some water and a bowl or container. Taking care of your grinder regularly will ensure your weed doesn’t get gunky with all the resin that gets left behind after grinding and accumulates over time. Also, getting rid of that nasty stuff is important to prevent mold growth – after all, when you smoke, whatever you inhale goes directly to your lungs. Read on to find out how to clean a weed grinder properly!

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How Often Should You Even Clean Your Grinder?

That’s a good question. First and foremost, the frequency will largely depend on how much (and how often) you smoke. With each consecutive grind, when the weed gets broken up, miniature particles accumulate in your grinder, causing some to get stuck in the holes or create a sort of lining around the metal teeth.

Over time, this can lead to uneven weed grounds or some of the resin and debris getting mixed with your weed. This generally leads to a lower overall quality of your grind. To maintain it, try to clean your weed grinder every 3 to 6 months.

How to Clean a Weed Grinder

So, let’s get to it. Before starting, you’ll need the following to properly clean a grinder:

  • Your weed grinder (obviously)
  • A brush
  • Rubbing alcohol (90+% concentration)
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper towels
  • A bowl or container, like a Tupperware
  • Water

Once you have all of that handy, here are the steps to clean your grinder:

Take Your Grinder Apart

Disassemble all the parts of your grinder to gain access to the individual parts.

Dump Any Leftovers

If any chamber of your grinder contains old weed, you should dump it out now before proceeding with the rest of the process.

Soak All Parts in Rubbing Alcohol

Once you’ve got all the parts and no other crumbs or residue remains inside, fill your container with isopropyl alcohol. You should put in enough to either submerge your grinder entirely. Alternatively, pour in enough to disinfect one face at a time, then flip each part upside down and let that soak, too. You’ll want your weed grinder to stay in this alcohol bath for around 30 minutes.

Rinse the Grinder and Scrub the Inside

After your grinder is ready to be taken out, rinse the alcohol off under running water. Afterwards, take your brush and start scrubbing the chambers from the inside. Most pieces should come off with just the brush, but feel free to use toothpicks for any hard-to-remove gunk that’s a bit on the smaller side.

Rinse, Dry and Reassemble

Once nothing else is stuck in your grinder, rinse it thoroughly with water. When you’re done, either wait for it to air dry or wipe it down with paper towels. Then, you can simply reassemble your weed grinder and get back to smoking, now with a clean and proper grinder.

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The Takeaway

Cleaning a weed grinder doesn’t take much time or effort. With some basic supplies, you can restore it and make it almost brand new. Doing so will increase its longevity, maintain the purity of the weed you’re smoking, and prevent you from inhaling dirt or mold.

Take a look at this article as well: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Clean Your Bong Effectively.

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