Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sifter Box

As expected, kief box is a tool made for catching kief. It is also known as sifter box, pollen box, pollen sifter, kief tumbler and all that. Their design is pretty simple, most types have two chambers. Starting from the top is where the whole bud gets placed and on the bottom lies a mesh screen used to detach the kief from your bud and then the kief obviously ends up at the bottom of the box.

kief box

The major difference when compared to a grinder is that instead of grinding, all you have to do is shake the box in order for the weed trichromes to get filtered down into the bottom layer. After you’ve done your fair amount of shaking, simply detach or open the bottom and gather all of your kief. This can easily be done by using a pollen scraper or a small brush, if these aren’t available to you, then you can simply dump it out. After you are done collecting the valuable powder, remove your bud from the top chamber and shove it in a grinder.

There are many benefits of using a kief box. Perhaps the most obvious one is getting less diluted, more powerful and consistent product made up of almost 100% trichomes. You can make hash from it using the kief press. However, choosing to go with “the box” isn’t always the best solution for everybody, there are downsides for them as well, especially when compared to grinders.

Kief tumblers tend to be pretty large, so in order to get some good use out of them you would need to be using more than just a few grams on a regular basis. Not only that, but kief boxes tend to be quite expensive and you can only use them for one purpose. With a grinder at least you get to grind your bud as well.

If you like the benefits of kief boxes and want to invest into one, then what should you be looking for when you’re at the shop? Well, the first thing you should be looking for is a quality build. If your sifter box really doesn’t look or feel like it’s of a high quality, then stay away from it, because it won’t be good at collecting kief and will just be a waste of money.

An important thing that most people don’t really consider is to watch out for the size of their mesh filter. Pollen boxes come with different mesh sizes. Both small and large meshes have their pros and cons. Large meshes allow for more kief to be collected, but the quality of material collected isn’t going to be as pure. Smaller meshes maintain a high quality level, but at the cost of missing a small amount of kief. Smaller meshes are for the true perfectionists that have plenty of buds to spare.

Probably the most important thing to keep in mind is that whether a certain kief box is right for you depends on what amount of weed you plan on using with it. However, if you are a true fan of kief, then you’ve probably already ordered it.


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