CBD hemp kief is a concentrated form of cannabis from the Female Hemp Plant. Kief is created by removing the resin glands and crystal coating from the trichomes which form on the bud. These trichomes are removed from the plant to produce a fine CBD powder rich in cannabinoids and terpenes.
Kief is often considered to be one of the cleanest ways to consume CBD because there is little to no processing or solvents involved. CBD Kief is low in THC just like everything else CBD.
Extracting kief is done by the use of a three-chamber-type herb grinder. This will do the fine grinding of the cannabis while allowing the kief crystals to fall through a screen into another department. The best quality kief should be usually blond or gold in color. The greener kief gets the less potent it will be.
Using CBD Hemp Kief
There are a variety of ways to use CBD hemp kief. Let’s explore some of those uses.
When smoking CBD hemp flower by using a CBD cigarette or a pipe, you can smoke it as you usually do but first sprinkle a small amount of kief on the flower. It is best is you use it more slowly as the kief has a tendency to burn quickly.
Or you can make Moon Rocks. Moon Rocks are simply CBD hemp flower nugs, covered in oil and then rolled in kief. First, heat the oil of choice like coconut oil on a very low burner. You can dip your flower nug in the oil to best coat it. Then roll it in kief or sprinkle kief over the still warm, oil covered nug. Place on parchment paper and allow to harden. You can enjoy them by breaking the nugs up by hand and sprinkling them where you want to consume them.
If you want to purchase moon rocks rather than making them, you can purchase them here. Moonrocks are the strongest and most potent CBD product because they provide a large amount of cannabinoids without the high effect of THC. When individuals are needing to consume high levels of CBD for medical needs, CBD Moon Rocks are their preference. Some may contain as high as 50% CBD considering the CBD content in the hemp flower as well as in the kief.
Baking with Kief
The principle is the same for using CBD hemp flour in recipes as in baking with CBD hemp kief. As with CBD hemp flower, the hemp kief must be decarboxylated before putting in the cookie dough. You can read this blog post for instructions to decarboxylate. But here is a new twist. After decarboxylating and grinding the hemp kief, take a package of cookie dough from the refrigerated section of the grocery store and mix the hemp kief in with the dough. You must be sure and press into the dough thorough so that the dosing is consistent. Or an easier and more accurate way to do it may be to divide the cookie dough into balls, press your thumb into it to make a little “well”. Put 1/8 teaspoon of kief in the well and press the dough around it.
Enjoy your CBD Kief cookie party!
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