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Herb Grinders

Shrike

Flower Potted, Maxed, Rio'd & Bowle'd over.
^^^I'm more amazed by the old Casio Data Bank watch he's wearing with a higher end band...at least it looks like one...lol :nod:

Used to love those old Casio watches...:love:

Oh yeah...the grinder looks like you're closing the tube on a submarine torpedo bay. :cool:
 
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gangababa

Well-Known Member
Well, OK; I'll play.

I had a grinder before I left the States. A friend gave me a large four piece metal grinder, probably 70 mm diameter.
I gave it away when I moved to Uruguay. As a solo (mostly Solo) vaporist in a pre-legal condition, I cut up personal small needs with a folding cuticle scissor, nothing fancy. The only time it was a chore was when I was packing my needs for a two week cross-country round road-trip.

Just pre-pandemic, my solo-soul-mate returned from a trip to the States, bringing me another Solo, with which I received a plastic grinder as a vender gift. I gave it away unused.

Now, however, for my 75th birthday I bought a new grinder that the vender says was made in India. It is a 60 mm diameter 4-part metal grinder (magnet held top, kif tool). I purchased it locally at 990 pesos cost (about U$S 23.00).
And, thankfully, I am delighted with how well it works, because the scissoring cut into my savoring flower hours.

It remains to be seen how soon I need show up in the grinder-cleaning thread.

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My apologies for the too big picture from a place far away.
 

condition

Well-Known Member
I got a large stona grinder on Friday. It is really-really large, like 3 or 4 large size STX grinders stuck together. It is an innovative grinder, mainly in wood and glass. Both these elements (glass and wood) are very well incorporated in the grinder, which looks like a vase due to its size/construction. The mill consists of a metal cap and a wooden mill. The metal cap unscrews and opens into a nice wooden container for nugs, can take up to 4 gr.

Now to the grinding: comes with 2 screens, I used the fine one because my herb is very fresh atm. I can say that it outperforms the STX first generation grinder that I own. What I don't like is how am I going to clean all these parts, each one requires different cleaning method, whilst I submerge other SS and aluminium grinders into iso for couple of hours and come out ads new.

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Jill NYC

Portable Hoarder
Putting this here since it is a comparison of two grinders, instead of putting in their individual threads.
Hopefully the right place.

Anyhow, here are a few comparisons of grinds using the BCG and Flowermill with similar amounts of same strain.

For the Smallest Size (FlowerMill) vs. Fine (Brilliant Cut Grinder), they had very similar outcomes - both very consistent in size and fluff:



For the Middle Size (FM) and Medium (BCG), it is also pretty similar although I find the BCG to have more consistent grinds:


For the Largest size (FM) vs Coarse (BCG) there were a few nugs that got through the FM - (upper left corner is visible one), so again the size of ground herbs is much more consistent with the BCG. Then again, I don’t use coarse much, so maybe the little nugs are a good thing for some people:


Finally, because I happen to have 4 strains to play with, I did a comparison with 2nd smallest size (FM) with the Medium (BCG). The FM came out finer than the Med BCG, and they were both consistent grinds. I did have a decent sized chunk that just would not go through the FM (I repositioned it a couple of times, but it just would not break up and fall thru holes) which is probably by design, but if it was in BCG it probably would have been shredded without issue and blended in with rest of herb:


I really do like the FM, especially how easy it is to store all the different sized screens, but after only a couple of grinds, it is almost ready for a cleaning, while the BCG won’t need cleaning for a much longer time.
But it is also much easier to clean/brush out the top part of the FM than the BCG without making a mess.
The FM has consistent grinds with the 3 smallest sizes, not so much with the largest 2 sizes while the BCG always seems to grind very consistent results regardless of screen size.
 
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RustyOldNail

SEARCH for the treasure...
Putting this here since it is a comparison of two grinders, instead of putting in their individual threads.
Hopefully the right place.

Anyhow, here are a few comparisons of grinds using the BCG and Flowermill with similar amounts of same strain.

For the Smallest Size (FlowerMill) vs. Fine (Brilliant Cut Grinder), they had very similar outcomes - both very consistent in size and fluff:



For the Middle Size (FM) and Medium (BCG), it is also pretty similar although I find the BCG to have more consistent grinds:


For the Largest size (FM) vs Coarse (BCG) there were a few nugs that got through the FM - (upper left corner is visible one), so again the size of ground herbs is much more consistent with the BCG. Then again, I don’t use coarse much, so maybe the little nugs are a good thing for some people:


Finally, because I happen to have 4 strains to play with, I did a comparison with 2nd smallest size (FM) with the Medium (BCG). The FM came out finer than the Med BCG, and they were both consistent grinds. I did have a decent sized chunk that just would not go through the FM (I repositioned it a couple of times, but it just would not break up and fall thru holes) which is probably by design, but if it was in BCG it probably would have been shredded without issue and blended in with rest of herb:


I really do like the FM, especially how easy it is to store all the different sized screens, but after only a couple of grinds, it is almost ready for a cleaning, which the BCG won’t need cleaning for a much longer time.
But it is also much easier to clean/brush out the top part of the FM than the BCG without making a mess.
The FM has consistent grinds with the 3 smallest sizes, not so much with the largest 2 sizes while the BCG always seems to grind very consistent results regardless of screen size.

Thanks Jill, excellent comparison & pics. Owning both sizes of BCG, “3 plate club”, I’m probably good till ..... :)
 

TeaCup

Well-Known Member
Huh, just came on here to post a question about whether or not the BCG and the Flower Mill grinds compliment each other well........................and look ma, here comes @Jill NYC!! Nice!

So by the looks of it, they don't seem to compliment each other well, they look similar to me. Which I guess will lead me to this question then:

I'm constantly looking at peoples grinds. Sometimes I see grinds that the flower is kinda shredded long length wise, and sometimes I see it like little pellets. I'm too lazy at the moment to find pics of both, but if anyone knows what I mean, is this a specific grinder thing, or more to do with the makeup of that particular strain?
 

Shit Snacks

Milaana. Lana. LANA. LAANAAAAAAA
Less of a strain thing, more of an each individual herbs thing, not to mention different ways in which different people grind etc... Yeah I take all that stuff with a huge grain of salt, personally, if you're deciding between the two, the best way to think of it for me is this: BCG is the ultimate standard grinder, the high grade aluminum, beautiful shape and colors, no threading simple three-piece and played option design, with the kicker being the anti-locking no jam design with the side teeth in the lid... FM it's a totally unique experience, milling not grinding, almost grating the herbs against flat plates with a flute design in the lid to grip the buds, it is extremely quick or it can be, with minimal effort, although it is really not the same the way you load it the way you use it and the type of grind you get in person, of course depending on the buds and plates and exactly how you use it... The shape and grip is different, the build and materials, other differences I'm sure you're aware of, so it is tough to decide which one to get though I think if you get either one especially a full set you would be well taken care of... I just think they can be very complimentary, I don't have the two finer plates for my FM, so for me it is more of a quick chunky coarse grind machine, really nice if I want to use whole nugs basically but not exactly that... BCG is what I use the most though, because it is just more versatile for me, even with one plate I have more control, I grind upside down for more consistency and how fine the grind is, with medium plate (can be coarse too) or fine plate... there is a reason I have two regular BCG and a large and am contemplating another regular one with coarse plate if not their eventual stainless steel version... Don't get me wrong I do love the flower mill too, no plans to get rid of it, it finds a way into the rotation, and I really like the new colored options they are going to be offering for it... Decisions are the worst!
 
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