How To Correctly Light a Joint
Like such a significant number of different pieces of the joint moving procedure, everybody has their very own style of lighting a joint. In addition to the fact that you have a few choices with regards to the start source, however there is likewise somewhat of a system associated with accomplishing an even ignite with an incredible cherry appropriate from the begin.
Some cannabis customers incline toward conventional lighters (hi, exemplary Bic!), while others support the more normal hemp wick to dispense with breathing in fuel. Individual inclinations aside, we can help you appropriately touch off the moderate consuming joint you buckled down to roll.
Do: Create the Cherry Slowly
Even the best-rolled joint can be sabotaged by hasty lighting! To light a joint that smokes slowly and evenly, start by applying flame to only the tip while slowly rotating the joint in your fingers.
The objective is to create a cherry (the portion of the joint that is actively burning) at the tip of the joint that will burn down the length of the joint evenly. Be patient! It’s different from lighting a cigarette: creating a cherry without inhalation typically takes a bit more direct heat and time.
Once the cherry is off to a strong, even start, you can use a combination of inhalation and additional flame application (at separate times — not together!) to round and even it out as needed.
After the first few hits, a correctly lit joint will continue to burn evenly, as illustrated below.
Don’t: Inhale During Ignition
Applying flame to the joint tip while inhaling might seem like the right thing to do because it is similar to how cigars and cigarettes are lit. However, we are dealing with cannabis here, not tobacco, so the technique doesn’t carry over to joints.
As cool as it looks, we don’t recommend lighting while drawing on the joint during ignition, as it often results in an uneven cherry and a higher likelihood of canoeing, the dreaded run of fast-burning herb that can sabotage a good joint.
This can be especially problematic with twax joints and blunts, as you can ignite the BHO to the point that it burns out of control, ruining your hard work. Follow these links to learn more about the different types of cannabis concentrates, and how to safely make your own dabs or hash oil at home.
Whatever you do, just make sure you have a heat source at your disposal! While it may sound obvious, we can almost guarantee that the lack of a lighter has halted more than one of your joint sparking operations.
We will admit that the cigarette method is fair game in outdoor, high-wind scenarios (an uneven cherry is better than no cherry at all), but this is an in-a-pinch solution rather than a go-to. There are some more effective alternatives, like a one-hitter.
Pro Tip: Lighting a One-Hitter
A one-hitter is an elongated pipe with a very small bowl that makes a great alternative when you don’t have a joint handy or smoking one isn’t practical. You should use a grinder card to load it, and then feel free to take the quintessential ciggy-style rip!
With a pipe like this, you do not need to worry about cornering the bowl since the amount of herb is so tiny. It’s easier to light a bowl without burning your fingers when using the one-hitter!
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