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#1 mushaboom

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 11:52 PM

space case teflon coated grinder has not been catching any kief for years...

any ideas guys? can i clean the screen somehow or do i need to buy a new one?

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:32 AM

clean the screen with alcohol,that solves the hash that sticks in the mesh


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:34 AM

Just cleaned my Santa Cruz Shredder the other day. Threads are like butter again and she doesn't bind up on the dense buds. Whether you want kief or not, soak it in alcohol (I used cheap vodka) and use a soft toothbrush.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:55 AM

I did the same thing
My kid told me to put a coin in the chamber that collects the weed it increases the amount of keif in the bottom tray
And it does!
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:22 PM

i bought a coffee grinder, scrape the kief off the lid with ease…..no more charlie horse hand either.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:01 PM

I do the same thing, papalag. Gotta nickel that is kief-encrusted.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:06 PM

....and how do you clean the nickel lol

compressed air is good to clean the grinder screen too....
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:59 AM

Small micron screens that are used in grinders can "blind over" easily, looking as though they are clear, but upon closer inspection they have a sticky coating of broken trichomes and plant matter stuck to them that won't let much, if any, kief pass through.

Fresh or extremely sticky buds are the hardest to get kief from and they screw up the screen pretty quickly.

I frequently soak it in 91% iso alcohol for a couple minutes to melt the sticky off and clean the screen... turning the alcohol a slight amber color, so you know it's been cleaned.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:42 AM

Did you catch Rhinos demo for making hash out of Kief? (Naw test center page149)He works the bud through the screen of the grinder to get Kief. I finger rub it through and bong what's left over. Dry bud works the best.