Joint Filters – A Cleaner, Better Tasting Hit
There are many different methods that people can use to gain the benefits from the their cannabis. Some people like to use a bong, in one of many of its various designs and functions. They may process and refine cannabis itself, to extract its oils and trichomes. And of course there are those who prefer the more traditional method of rolling a joint.
There are two types of people that smoke their cannabis using joints, those that smoke unfiltered, and those who use filters – otherwise known as a crutch.
Why Use a Joint Filter/Crutch?
One of the reasons why some people don’t like to use joints to smoke their cannabis is because they’ve found the taste to be less pleasant then that of smoking it via a bong. This has nothing to do with a change in the flavor profile that these methods produce, rather it has to do with loose leaf being inhaled as they take a hit.
Smoking a joint unfiltered does have the inherent risk of flakes or loosely packed cannabis ending up in your mouth, or the back of your throat. Some people find this to be a very unpleasant and bitter tasting experience.
A bong uses the water as a natural filter to remove the very same bitter tasting flakes. So when the smoke is pulled up, there is a much smoker tasting hit. This is where the crutch steps up and offers the same function.
The crutch is made with small gaps in its center. It doesn’t filter the smoke the same way that a cigarette’s filter does. Instead, it physically blocks the small pieces of cannabis from being sucked through when being smoked, while allowing the pure unaltered cannabis smoke to be inhaled.
What Types of Joint Filters/Crutches are There?
The more common filters used by many people are the hand rolled ones. They can be made using strips of filter tip papers or alternatively from the cardboard packaging of a cigarette packet, business cards, greeting cards, or most other forms of thin cardboard.
Personally we advise the use of filter tip papers, as they will be less likely to alter the flavor of the cannabis, tend to be easier to work with, will not begin to break apart the moment any moisture comes into contact with it or stick to your lips.
1) Hand Rolled Filter Tip Papers
One of the world’s most trusted and leading filter tip brand is RAW. They provide the market with filter tip papers of various sizes and grades and are our top pick for recommended brands.
The Classic Filter Tip Strip
These papers are clean, unmarked strips. These strips can be used for the most simplistic of designs by simply rolling it tight to form a coil, or with a little origami, even more elaborate designs.
As they have no predefined creases or fold lines, you can fold one or more papers into many different patterns and designs for the filter’s core. Using one additional sheet that’s separate from the core design, you are able to wrap it around the core’s central piece(s), holding it in place and forming a complete filter.
Perforated Filter Tip Strips
This no fuse strip has predfined fold lines at one end of the paper. Folding these lines back and forth before rolling the strip into a filter, will give you an accordion center filter. This simplistic design, is suitable for most leaf grades, but the spacing may be too large and could allow smaller pieces to be sucked through.
Choosing between the classic strip, or the perforated strip, will largely depend on how finely your stash is chopped. The smaller the spacing the more pieces there are that can be blocked.
Perforated Cone Filter Tip Strips
If a finer filter is required, consider using the Raw’s perforated cone filter tips. Much like the straighter strips, these cone filters also have predefined fold lines that will allow you to fold the appropriate ceases for an accordion core effectively. The hardest part is getting used to rolling on a curve. Once perfected, the cone filter offers a larger opening at one end and a smaller opening at the other. This smaller opening reduces the size of spacing inside the filter, vastly reducing the possibility of flakes being sucked into your mouth.
How to Hand Roll a Filter Tip
Rolling a filter tip by hand is relatively easy. Your first few attempts may come out loose or poorly shaped, but with a little practice you will be able to roll your own filters with ease. If you are unsure as to how to correctly roll your filter tips, we highly recommend that you watch the following video. It clearly shows step by step, how to quickly and easily roll various styles of filters by hand.
2) Pre-rolled Filter Tips
If you are looking for a more convenient filter, or if you have a condition that could make rolling your own filter tips difficult, there is always the option of using pre-rolled tips.
The biggest hurdle that comes with using a pre-made product, is that the spacing may be large enough for small pieces and flakes to be sucked through when drawing back on the joint. This can be overcome by inserting additional filter paper into the spacing.
While this may sound like it defeats the purpose of using a pre-rolled tip, it is still a more viable option for some people, as these additional pieces can be roughly folded and unevenly spaced. Meaning that if someone was to struggle trying to make small folds, they may be able to use strips to make larger folds that can be inserted into there pre-rolled tips.
3) Activated Charcoal Filters
Similar to a pre-rolled filter tip, these nifty little devices are sealed at both ends and filter the smoke as it passes through. To use these filters, place them at one end of you joint before you roll it up, and that’s it. Just make sure to place the filter facing the correct direction.
4) Glass Filter Tips
Unlike other filter tips that are placed inside the joint before it is rolled, the joint is placed into the glass filter tip before it is smoked. Glass filters will allow you to hold onto the joint as it burns low, and helps to prevent your fingers smelling of marijuana.
Not only would a quality glass filter help to prevent small pieces of cannabis from passing through, they also help to remove resin from the smoke, and can also prevent you from inhaling ash as well.
They are value for money as they are reusable, but only if looked after correctly. One large drawback is that they can be hard to clean without the correct cleaning tools, such as brushes and solvents.
They can also be broken relatively easily as well. If you drop them they may brake, crack open, or chip away at the mouth piece. You’ll also need to be careful of where you store and carry them. They could also be broken if something heavy or with hard edges is kept on top of them, or if they are knocked against each other.
The use of a crutch filter will undoubtedly help to improve your experience when smoking a joint. They can improve the quality of the smoke, making it smoother with far less pieces of cannabis debris or ash from getting stuck in your throat, or ruining the flavor profile.
Just be sure to use one that suits your budget. Disposable filter tips are cheaper per unit, but over time you will end up spending more on disposable filters than what it costs to just buy a reusable one.
Additionally, match your filtration needs with the quality of your stash. The finer the mix, the smaller the spacing in your filter needs to be.
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Weed Filter – A Cleaner, Better Tasting Rip
When it comes to elevating your smoking experience, using a weed filter ensures a cleaner and better-tasting rip.
There are many advantages a cannabis filter has to offer for the recreational and habitual smoker. Inhaling marijuana smoke through a carbon filter improves taste and reduces the number of toxins and carcinogens entering your lungs.
In this article, you’ll learn what makes a marijuana filter a stoner’s favorite essential. So, roll up a fatty and continue reading with us to become the expert on the healthiest way to get lit!
What is a weed filter?
A weed filter comes in many forms. Some filters have been made by hand, while others were perfectly invented for smokers to use for each sesh.
The basic paper filter.
Have you ever seen someone roll a joint? The handmade weed filter used is simply cardstock, folded origami-style, in the shape of a W wrapped in a circle. Airflow is increased through this filter because the cardstock that is being used creates a clear passageway for the smoke to travel within the joint paper, and the way it’s folded keeps the joint from collapsing when saliva is introduced.
Furthermore, this type of smoke filtration stops a bit of the unwanted debris that comes from pulling on the joint. Cleaner rip? We’ll take it. Take a look at what real people are saying about using a MouthPeace weed filter.
How to make a cannabis smoke filter
To make a cannabis smoke filter by hand, you can do one of 3 things:
- Tear a rectangle shape cardstock and fold in the shape of a W, then wrap it in a circle
- Insert a glass tip filter in the tip of your joint or blunt
- Cut a cigarette filter and insert it into your joint or blunt (This method is not ideal with pure cannabis joints as cigarette filters clog very quickly and can reduce THC intake as they are too tight. This is best used for tobacco heavy spliffs.)
These are clever ways to improve airflow but not very effective for filtering out the harmful tar and resin. Toxins still manage to make their way through the makeshift filter and into your lungs.
MouthPeace is a proper filter for cannabis. Its triple-layer carbon filter protects your lungs and also makes your hits taste better. You feel a “cleaner” high. Is your mouth watering, yet?
Why is it important to filter marijuana smoke?
Whether you’ve been smoking pot for the majority of your life or you’re just starting out, it’s safe to say the health of your lungs is taken into consideration before you begin to inhale weed. So, let’s touch on the importance of using a weed smoke filter.
Have you ever wondered what all the smoke is about once you exhale after a large rip? It can’t all be just THC, although we wish…
The big cloud of smoke that follows a hit of weed includes harmful toxins and carcinogens that could be damaging to your lungs.
Furthermore, did you know that tar is a byproduct of burning ANY plant matter, not only tobacco? So every toke you take is laced with nasty tar that gets on your lips and, ultimately, in your lungs.
Many stoners fear that using a marijuana filter reduces THC intake. This is a myth. Thank you weed gods!
THC and CBD molecules are teeny tiny and they make their way through the filter and cling to your lungs. Toxins and harmful bacteria are larger, so the weed smoke filter catches those particles while letting the much smaller molecules pass through.. Once you use a filter for cannabis, you taste and feel the difference. It has been described as a more energized high. Less sluggish and weighed down.
Plus, you can taste the pure cannabis better. Why spend lots of money on marijuana that smells so amazing only to ruin it by not using a carbon filter?
Another great thing about a MouthPeace bong filter is that you can use it for different variations of smoking marijuana. Joint, blunt, waterpipe, rig, you name it!
To use MouthPeace as a bong filter, you simply insert the MouthPeace filter into the bong mouthpiece. After the first inhale, you’ll see the color of the carbon filter change. And that, my friends, is what isn’t going into your body.
The triple-layer carbon bong filter removes resins, contaminants, and tar from your weed smoke before it has a chance to enter your lungs.
Advantages of using a joint filter
The top advantages of using a joint filter that is built into the pre-roll:
- It makes rolling the perfect joint easier
- It improves the airflow
- You can smoke the whole joint
- It is healthier for your lungs and more hygienic
If you’re not the Pinterest, DIY type, and you don’t want to start now with making a weed smoke filter, MouthPeace is for you!
You insert your joint into the small end of MouthPeace then inhale and notice the elevated high you feel. Ever smoked a spliff? You’ll know the difference of using a filter compared to not, once you do. One thing to note, the MouthPeace narrow opening is slightly larger than your average joint. You’ll need to either use MouthPeace Perfectly Sized Pre-Rolls, which are properly sized to fit or make your pre-roll tip slightly larger. You can also wrap a bit of paper around standard joints to get a secure fit in your MouthPeace.
How to filter weed smoke
Using a filter for cannabis can be really easy with MouthPeace. But now you have a better understanding of why it is important to filter weed smoke.
A MouthPeace is the perfect addition to your bong accessories and can be used for different methods of smoking pot. Whether you want to smoke a blunt, joint, use a glass pipe, bong, rig, smoke with the fam or solo, you have a way to protect your lungs.
The carbon filter will sort through the THC/CBD and the toxins and only allow the good stuff in.
Now that you have the facts laid out in front of you, you can’t unsee it. Using a weed smoke filter is the smartest thing you can do for yourself. Especially during a pandemic.
Remember, if you’re sharing a bong with your friends, you each need a MouthPeace to keep those germs separate! Be well and stay lifted!
When it comes to elevating your smoking experience, using a weed filter ensures a cleaner and better-tasting rip. Continue reading this article to become an expert in keeping your lungs healthy!