Kief is available to buy online in the UK and Ireland from reputable cultivators and suppliers. It is a popular derivative of the cannabis plant, that is sought after by those who prefer a more potent and pure experience.
Kief, for those unsure, is also given the name of 'dust'. Kief comes from the sifting of cannabis to loosen the resin. It is the purest and cleanest method of collecting the cannabis crystals that are snapped off when sifting.
Sifting is usually done with a sieve or a mesh screen. Different sizes of sieves or mesh screens will determine the composition of the Kief.
The idea of extracting Kief is so that you can get the THC, CBD or CBG quickly and cleanly. Making Kief this way will ensure the other plant material is left behind. If you intend to smoke Kief, this will give a smoother experience, as the other plant material can make for a harsher smoke, and less enjoyment.
If you are new to making Kief, or want to make it in small quantities, it is probably a good option to use a sieve. They are more economical than a Kief tumbler, but do require a good amount of shaking to sift the resin out.
There are also Kief grinders available. The most popular Kief grinder is probably the one which has 4-tiers. At the bottom of this grinder there is a compartment that catches the Kief. This happens once it has passed through a fine screen on the way through the grinder. This type of grinding is done by hand, it is quick, easy and convenient.
Those who are accustomed to making Kief with a grinder, sometimes recommend using a sterilised coin in with the mix. This is because the coin will knock off of trichomes easily and help the process.
The appearance to the naked eye of trichomes is like a very fine white hair, crystal like in appearance. It is a sticky residue that can be hard to clean off the hands when touched. Under a microscope trichomes look a lot like tiny glass mushrooms.
The potency of Kief is preferred by many, whether it be in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (cannabidiol), or CBG (cannabigerol) form. There is without doubt a high concentration of terpenes and cannabinoids in the resin. Whilst another reason for preferring Kief is because the level of charred material normally used is eliminated from Kief. The charred material can give an unpleasant and harsh taste.
Buying Kief online in the UK and Ireland could not be simpler. There are many suppliers selling premium quality Kief. Researching and comparing is a good idea if you're new to using Kief. Prices and quality can vary greatly, so it's worth doing the homework.
Just remember....a little definitely goes a long way!