Is using a blender instead of a grinder harder to clean?

Discussion in 'Cooking With Cannabis' started by Susanne, Nov 13, 2017.

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    Susanne

    Susanne Active Member

    I've been using my little hand grinder to decarb, and my hands are tired. I've avoided the blender due to all the parts to clean after. Anyone use a blender instead of a grinder, and is it hard to clean up after?
    thanks!
     
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    Susanne

    Susanne Active Member

    well, I guess I'll start grinding......
     
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    Giggsy70

    Giggsy70 Well-Known Member

    I have used a little food processor with great success. Then I went to a bigger sized to process larger amounts at one time.
     
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    cindysid

    cindysid Well-Known Member

    Why do you need to grind to decarb? I never grind mine. I just break it up. The smaller the pieces, the more plant material you get in your finished product...yuck!
     
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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    I just strip all the buds off the stems, break them up to make sure no seeds slip though, then toss them in the oven.
     
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    Giggsy70

    Giggsy70 Well-Known Member

    I ended up processing over 20 lbs for blowing oil and have a few #'s around for cooking. I just de-carb in coconut oil and pour straight into brownie batter.Lots of nuts and it's all good.
     
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    Susanne

    Susanne Active Member

    Reading & reading/looking through videos, etc.... but, you sure make a good point. It would really save a lot of time not grinding it! I also saw some that decarbed in the mason jars, but...I think I'll just break it up. EASY sounds great to me!

    thanks to all of you.
     
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    cindysid

    cindysid Well-Known Member

    Yes, you will have much better tasting results if you are making edibles also!
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    This is a great question! I thought about grinding it in my blender as well, what stops me is I wonder how much trichomes are going to stick to the glass of the blender? .. just consider the inside of one of your curing jars
     
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    Susanne

    Susanne Active Member

    Very good point. I wonder that, too. I'm still grinding with the grinder, however, I did try NOT grinding (except the large pieces because it was popcorn and wasn't cut as well) this last time to make tincture, and cindysid was right. After I strained it through the cheesecloth, there were hardly any pieces in the liquid; mostly just "silt' down at the bottom....and it SURE saved me a lot of time! I guess it came out just fine, as the tincture is working very well :lol:. It has actually helped migraines!!!! I made it with Afghan, which is supposed to be good for pain, but didn't mention migraines.... sure glad it helped. I mainly use it for nausea.... the help with pain/migraines is an extra ....YAY!
     
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    Beachwalker

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    I guess I've tried it both both ways what I like is to break them by hand just a little coarser than if you were going to roll up a joint with it

    .. that way I feel I'm handling it minimally and when I stirred in the Crock-Pot over 6 or 8 hours I feel like I can break it up the rest of the way in there, and by what I strain it does look like it's all breaking up
     
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    vostok

    vostok Well-Known Member

    I snip.. snip with sissors
     
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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    I just take my bud and trim to Sister. She does all the work, and I just eat the brownies.
     
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    vostok

    vostok Well-Known Member

    is she married..?

    lol
     
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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    Kind of, sort of, but not really. I call her old man my BIL, but she said she was done with marriage. They've been together 12-13 years so far.
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    .. ya know Suz, I think you might be on to something!? I kind of agree the blender, even on low is going to really put those trichomes in the air and I'm not sure how to get them all out of, & I'm stuck from the blender?

    I suppose it could be done but I think a lot might be lost, and I think a lot might be damaged too. Think I'll keep doing it the way I am too!:hump:
    -good luck glad it worked out for you!:cool:
     
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    Susanne

    Susanne Active Member

    @Beachwalker, I think we both agree :D. Blender is going to stay for food (or, in the cabinet, as it has been :lol:). I'm on my way now to learn to make hash...and oil, next. I think that's the order I'm going.....not sure yet..... gotta do my taxes first :wall:. That'll take about 2 weeks before I can get them to the CPA.. My husband has his own business and we have 5 rentals....aghhhh! At least we don't itemize! First thing when I'm through is to make the hash or oil.
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    Oh man let me talk about Hash! My favbongsmilie 15209572253511179567961.jpg they have this little shake can, all dry work way better than Bubble Bags, I'll put a link to it on Amazon it's like 15 bucks it's the simplest way to get really good hash..! I think it's called a pollen separator in case I forget to link

    If I can help you let me know, a little later when I get a minute I'll put the link up
     
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