How To Roll The Perfect Blunt: A Step-By-Step Guide
It’s an iconic scene found in many movies and TV shows: you see someone pull out paper and tobacco and before you know it, they’ve rolled it into a blunt or cigarette. There is an art to rolling a blunt, and we’ll cover all of it. First, let’s answer a few questions.
What’s a Blunt?
If you’re new to the smoking world, you may be wondering what a blunt is. A blunt is a cigar that’s been emptied of its loose-leaf tobacco so you can use the paper. Some people leave the tobacco inside as well; it’s all personal preference.
You then add your herb of choice to the paper (with or without tobacco) and roll it back up to smoke it. If you’re ready to learn how to roll the perfect blunt, skip down the page a bit.
Why Choose a Blunt?
Some people enjoy the added buzz of the tobacco as they smoke. Others use flavored wraps so they like the taste and aroma. Blunts are also portable and have a slower burn, so they last a little longer.
Others claim the tobacco makes for a harsh smoke. Again, it’s all personal preference whether you choose to smoke via a blunt or use a different method.
How to Roll the Perfect Blunt
Okay, so you know what a blunt is and the potential advantages to smoking one. Now it’s time to learn how to roll them so you look just as cool as the people in the movies.
1. Gather Your Supplies
Begin by gathering what you need. This includes:
- Your herb of choice
- A cigar, cigarillo, or blunt wrap
- Your grinder
- Your lighter
Once you’ve gathered the necessary supplies, it’s time to get started. Typically, you’ll put about 1–2 grams of your herb of choice in your blunt.
2. Grind Your Herb
If you haven’t already, the next step in how to roll the perfect blunt is to grind up your herb. You can use your grinder or your hands. A grinder helps get an even burn while using your hands is more traditional and can potentially get a slower burn.
3. Wet the Wrap
Using just a little bit of moisture will help keep the wrap from cracking and make it easier to roll. If the blunt is just for you, you can use your saliva. If you’re sharing, you might want to go with tap water and your fingertips.
4. Fill the Wrap and Roll the Paper
Fill the wrap with your prepared herb. Then roll it between your fingers to pack it evenly. Once it’s shaped, tuck the edge of the wrap under itself and wet the inside of the exposed edge end-to-end. This helps seal the blunt together.
5. Bake the Blunt
The last step in how to roll the perfect blunt is to “bake” it. Take a lighter and run it lengthwise over the seam and around the outside. Don’t actually touch the flame to the blunt; you only need the heat from the fire, not the fire itself. This helps seal the blunt together and ensures an even burn.
That’s it! Now you’re an expert in everything from what a blunt is to how to roll one. Go forth, share your expertise, and impress your friends.
- Andrew Grafeman