Contributed by: fozzy
Submitted: July 8th, 2004
you are already familiar with the common joint, and
spliff. If these are the cigarettes of the pot smoking
world, then blunts are the cigars!. They consist of a
tobacco wrap, which has pot rolled into it. It resembles
a cigar in appearance. Why are they called
Conclusive info on this topic is hard to
find. What sort of pot should I use?
Preferably good, fresh buds. However this would
equate to smoking about 20-50 dollars worth of weed. So
many people opt to use cheap mid-schwag. It doesn?t
taste as good, but it still packs a punch.
should be ground up. If you use dry pot, you will get a
much harsher, harder-hitting, cannon style smoke. If you
use moister/fresher bud, the smoke will be much
smoother, but also weaker. Dry bud will generally smoke
quicker, unless the blunt is rolled so tight that there
is almost zero air-flow (very frustrating).
What are the different types of blunts?
- Rolled from a prepackaged
wrap (imagine a large thick, brown rolling paper). These
come in many flavors, and in my opinion, are probably
the easiest, and nicest to roll. They?re almost always
fresh, and should be very soft and almost moist. If they
are dry, or brittle, then you got a bad wrap.
- Often times you
buy actual cigars, usually shitty cigars. That's why
they're called blunts. They consist of a very thin
'wrap' that is then wrapped with tobacco leaf, and look
a lot like cigars. These are the true blunt experience,
but are quite intimidating for beginners. Word of
warning: Not for the faint of heart. What?s
the deal with freshness?
Always make sure you
get fresh blunts and or wraps. They shouldn't be crisp.
If you can push your nail into the side of the
blunt/wrap, and the blunt isn't pierced, then they're
probably fresh. If they're not fresh, there will just be
a hole in the side where your nail was. If you can't
work the blunt at all, without it ripping or breaking
then it probably isn't fresh (assuming you haven't
soaked the blunt completely, in which case it will also
rip easily). I?ve got a blunt, but it?s 3
years old! What do I do?
You can rescue a
blunt/wrap by moistening it somehow. There are many ways
to do this. You can lick it carefully. You can rub water
on it. You can probably even give it a steam bath. Just
make sure not to soak it, because it will become just as
useless as when it was too dry. What is a
I like to roll up a little piece of index
card in a 'S' shape, as a pseudo-filter at the end.
Blunts are usually quite wide, and it is fairly easy to
pull through a mouthful of pot, unless you have a roach.
How do I roll with a wrap?
the easiest to roll.
1) Open the wrap, and take
it off the plastic straw inside.
2) Lay it flat,
with the jagged edge towards you. The inner side, should
be facing up. i.e.: don?t try to roll the wrap against
the direction it wants to be rolled.
your ground up bud inside. Spread it evenly if you want
a straight blunt. Or you can move more of the pot to one
end, if you?d like a coned shaped blunt. This can lead
to some very interesting looking blunts.
carefully roll the blunt between your thumbs and
index/middle fingers, just like you were rolling a
joint. This can be tricky, due the size. You should keep
doing this until the pot inside almost sticks together
as one big piece. Be careful not to overwork it, or else
your blunt will be too tight, and near impossible to
5) Next you can roll the blunt shut. Make
sure the jagged edge is on the inside.
You can also attempt to roll the
blunt around something like a marker or pen. Then you
can put a roach in, and stuff the bud into the blunt
using the straw. This is good for fitting a lot of bud
into one blunt. However it can lead to blunts that are
too tight and hard to smoke. How do I roll
with a blunt/cigar?
You're going to need
1) Weed -
1-3 grams is good
2) Blunt - Phillies, Dutch
Masters, and White Owl are all acceptable brands
Grinder (optional) - you'll need to break up the weed as
fine as possible.
4) Tips/Roaches (optional) - index
cards cut to 1-2 cm width work good here.
knife (optional) - you can use your fingernail, but it
can be messy
6) Honey (optional)
two main brands of blunts that are usually used....at
least on the East coast of the US.
- They come in a huge variety of
flavors (some are hard to find though), and generally
are my favorite type of blunt. Often times, we'll roll
an 1/8 into one of these blunts. They are shorter, but I
usually manage to roll them very fat, as if they were
1) The leaf on phillies is generally
hard to peel off in one long piece, so I usually don't
even try (it's possible, just not that easy). In the
pictures below, I managed to peel it off.
off the outer leaf, I like to moisten (This is the only
time you'll really get the blunt wet) the mouth end with
my tongue. at that poing you can scrape at the seem and
start to peel off the outer wrap.
the outer layer never peels off easily unless you start
scraping about 3cm from the end of the blunt.
you get off the outer layer, you need to peel away the
little bit of paper at the mouth end (as far as i know,
only phillies have this paper)
you peel off the outer layer, take note of where the
line on the inside of the paper is. This is where the
natural 'spine' of the blunt is. Usually you empty a
little bit of tobacco out of the end of the blunt, and
look for this line, because you want to cut along it. It
helps to roll a nicer blunt.
Once you've found
the line, just dump out the tobacco (it's trash now, and
it sucks anyway).
you've split it, you can just take off the leaf then,
and you'll have a few separate pieces. This is good,
cause you can use them as patches, in case your blunt
springs a leak (happens a lot when you first start
rolling them, or with not-so-fresh blunts).
take you're brown paper, and fill it with pot(usually,
at least a gram). Then roll it up like a joint and seal
it shut. Make sure the pot is ground up nice and good,
and that there are very few hard stems in it. Also make
sure you leave some space at either end, to put the
4) At this
point, you want to put the roach into the blunt.
Note: If you bought a flavored Phillie, then you
should take advantage of any leaf you peeled off. Take
the pieces of leaf and lick and stick them to the blunt,
so that it is completely covered. It's also possible to
roll the blunt without ever removing the leaf. I used to
do this a lot. If the blunt isn't really fresh though,
the leaf will often peel off on its own.
this point you should have something that is quite
smokeable. However, if we just want to smoke, we would
have smoked a bong. What we're aiming for is a work of
art. This is probably the most crucial step to creating
a blunt that looks amazing, and smokes like a weed
you're going to do is start wrapping the outer layer
around the blunt in much the same way it was wrapped on
the original blunt.
To make it stick, usually
you just lick the outer wrap and roll it around the
feeling lucky, you can use the honey to stick the wrap,
just don't use too much.
Note: It's also
possible to roll the blunt without ever removing the
leaf. I used to do this a lot. If the blunt isn't really
fresh though, the leaf will often peel off on its own.
I'd stay away from the method, simply because it's very
you've done that, you can smoke the blunt.
- Same as
above, but not from Philadelphia. Usually are longer.
1) Peel off the leaf. The leaf on these peels
off pretty easily if you just get it a little wet at one
end(usually mouth end).
2) Crack the blunt.
Since you can peel off the leaf on this stuff, you'll
easily find the line to split along. Just split it and
empty the tobacco.
3) Once you've done that roll
it up in just the brown paper, so it's nice and tight,
then lick it shut like a joint. It doesn't have to be
perfect, but that is the goal.
4) Hopefully your
leaf is still in one long piece. You should start
licking it and wrapping it around your blunt. Do this
until you run out. It's not crucial that the whole blunt
is covered in leaf, but it's nice when it is.
Add the roach.
6) Smoke the blunt.
almost always look nicer than Dutchies once they're
rolled, but both smoke well. Generally Dutchies burn
slower. However a Phillie will burn a bit slower if you
manage to peel off the leaf and re-stick it at the end,
since you will be getting it more moist.
are plenty of other brands, but those are the ones that
most people seem to use in the mid-Atlantic and New
England. If you have no access to either of these
brands, then try to find some equivalent. Attempt to
peel off the leaf. If the leaf peels off easily, then
just roll it as if it was a dutchie. If it does not peel
off easily, then roll it as if it was a Philllie.