Call us stoners, potheads, dopeheads, or even hopheads, but if you regularly enjoy the consumption of cannabis in some form, you probably love kief.
Kief is made up of the trichomes of marijuana or the small, delicate, hair-like THC factories found on marijuana flower. Kief is very potent as it contains much higher concentrations of THC than flower alone, and it is also very versatile. It can be used to top off a joint or bowl, in cooking, or to make tinctures. There is a lot you can do with kief which is why it’s unfortunate that it is fairly difficult to separate those precious trichomes from the rest of the marijuana flower.
Most people will wait weeks or even months for kief to collect in the bottom of their grinder until they have a usable amount. But traditionally, those looking to collect kief on a larger scale have had only a couple of options to turn to: kief boxes and kief tumblers.
The Problems with Kief Boxes
Kief or dry sift boxes are one step up from the “grind and wait” approach to kief collection, but they aren’t without their serious drawbacks. A kief box is typically comprised of a wood frame with some type of mesh stretched across it. Flower is placed on top and the box is shaken side to side to rub the trichomes off of the flower.
But kief boxes just don’t deliver the best results. First, they are labor intensive requiring you to provide the force necessary to get the job done. This is particularly problematic if you’re looking to collect a relatively large amount of kief in one sitting. Second, kief boxes often allow more than just the trichomes to pass through the screen. If the mesh is too large, other parts of the flower will make it through the screen. Conversely, using a kief box with mesh that is smaller openings will require more work to sift the kief.
The Problems with Most Kief Tumblers
If you’re looking to separate trichomes from your flower on any kind of larger scale, a kief tumbler is your best option to accomplish the job. Kief tumblers come in many different shapes and sizes, but all use the same basic principle: flower is placed in a drum with a fine mesh lining the outside, and the drum is repeatedly spun around to separate the kief from the flower.
When evaluating the various kief tumblers available today, it’s important to examine two key factors: the quality of materials used to construct the tumbler, and what process the tumbler uses to separate and collect kief.
Unfortunately, many kief tumblers are made of cheap materials which greatly reduce their effectiveness and durability. For example, nylon is a common choice for the material to be used for the mesh screen. Nylon stretches and tears relatively easily meaning that little pieces of it will end up in your kief, so it will need to be fixed or replaced all too quickly. Another problem with cheap tumblers is that they often use prefabricated plastic bins to house the tumbler. This makes kief collection a real pain as they have nooks and crannies where it is hard to reach the kief.
Some kief tumblers require additional inputs such as CO2 or dry ice to achieve extraction while others require multiple runs with a different screen each time.
How The Kief Thief Is Different
The Kief Thief was designed from the ground up to address and remedy these problems. It is made with industrial grade materials which are expertly welded together for a lifetime of use. The sifter drum is made of 316 stainless steel micron mesh which is the perfect size to allow kief to fall through but not any other plant material, and there is no cheap plastic to be found anywhere on the Kief Thief.
Using the Kief Thief could not be simpler. In fact, arguably the best aspect about the Kief Thief is that it uses a 100% solventless extraction process. No CO2 or dry ice required. You only need marijuana flower and a grounded 120 volt outlet. Simply plug the kief thief in, detatch the sifter drum and insert your flower, reattach the sifter drum, turn on the machine, and collect the kief. That’s all you need to do. It could not be simpler.
The Kief Thief is designed for easy collection as well. All you need is a business card to collect the kief that accumulates at the bottom of the stainless steel chassis and on the polycarbonate cover.
So why waste your time with labor intensive kief boxes or with kief tumblers which simply fall short? Order your Kief Thief today.