Your Guide to Backrolling a Joint

Your Guide to Backrolling a Joint

Whether you're a seasoned cannabis enthusiast or someone curious about the art of rolling, we're here to introduce you to a classic technique: backrolling. This method adds a unique twist to your cannabis experience, allowing you to enjoy a smooth and evenly burning joint. So, grab your favourite strain, some rolling papers, and let's go!

Why Backroll?

Backrolling, also known as the "inside-out" or "Dutch" method, is a popular choice for cannabis aficionados for several reasons. It offers a cleaner and more even burn, enhances the flavour profile of your bud, and minimizes the risk of canoeing (uneven burning) that can sometimes happen with regular rolling. Plus, it's a skill that's sure to impress your friends at your next cannabis session.

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What You'll Need 

Before you start backrolling, gather your supplies:

  1. High-Quality Cannabis: Choose your preferred strain and grind it to the right consistency.

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  1. Rolling Papers: Opt for thin, unbleached rolling papers for the best results.
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  1. Crutch or Filter: A crutch, also known as a filter or tip, helps maintain airflow and prevents loose cannabis from entering your mouth.
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  1. Flat Surface: Find a clean, flat surface to work on, like a table or tray.

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  1. Patience: Backrolling takes practice, so be patient with yourself as you learn this technique.

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The Step-by-Step Guide 

  1. Prepare the Crutch: Start by creating a crutch. Roll a thin strip of cardboard or use a pre-made filter. Place it at one end of your rolling paper, leaving about a quarter-inch sticking out.

  1. Load the Cannabis: Sprinkle your ground cannabis evenly onto the paper, making sure it's spread out uniformly.

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  1. Tuck and Roll: Now, the trickiest part begins. Carefully roll the paper between your fingertips, using your thumbs to guide the rolling motion. The key is to tuck the paper under the cannabis and roll it tightly. The crutch end should be the last part you roll over.

  1. Lick and Seal: Once you've rolled it up, moisten the remaining edge of the rolling paper slightly with your tongue. Seal the joint by pressing the dampened edge down. Make sure it's secure but not overly wet.

  1. Flatten and Adjust: Gently press and roll the joint between your fingers to ensure it's uniformly packed. Pay extra attention to the crutch end, as it can sometimes be looser.

  1. Finish with a Twist: Finally, give your joint a twist at the open end. This step helps prevent any loose cannabis from falling out and adds a polished touch to your backrolled creation.

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Practice Makes Perfect 

Like any skill, backrolling takes practice to master. Don't get discouraged if your first few attempts don't turn out perfectly. Experiment with different amounts of cannabis and rolling paper sizes to find what works best for you. With time and patience, you'll become a backrolling pro.

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Keep it Rolling 

Backrolling adds a touch of finesse to your cannabis enjoyment, creating a joint that burns evenly and showcases the flavors of your chosen strain. With practice, you'll become a backrolling expert, impressing your fellow cannabis enthusiasts and enhancing your smoking experience. Happy rolling!

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