How-to Cook with Kief
Today on the “Cooking with Cannabis” series we are learning How-to Cook with Kief.
Kief, or keef, also known as cannabis crystals among other names, refers to the resinous trichomes of the cannabis flower. hat may accumulate in containers or be sifted from loose, dry cannabis with a mesh screen or sieve. We will be using the RYOT Sifter Box and a 4 piece grinder to extract our kief in this video. Kief is a cannabis concentrate and therefore contains a much higher concentration of psychoactive cannabinoids, such as THC.
Cooking with kief makes it easier when creating edibles, the “kief” is the trichomes from the cannabis flower. When infusing cannabis into a medium, such as oil, you’re extracting the trichomes off of the cannabis flower into your oil. So, cooking with kief saves you a step as you’ve already extracted the trichomes off of the flower. Leaving it easier to calculate the amount of THC in your medium. Since the trichomes are off the flower, you can weigh the amount of THC or CBD you have. As well, kief helps your infusion taste better as the chlorophyll from the flower won’t affect the taste. Since you are removing the plant matter from the infusion, your medium will taste better.
To extract the kief off of your flower it can be done using a 4 piece grinder or sifter box. If you have a 4 piece grinder, the bottom piece of the grinder is the kief catcher. You can let the kief pile up then scrape it out when it’s almost full, into a jar. Another great way to collect the kief is by using a sifter box. A sifter box is a 3 piece wooden box with a micron screen and a collector plate on the bottom. All you need to do is grind up your cannabis using any grinder you have, we love the Medtainer! Put the ground up cannabis in the sifter box and shake the trichomes off the plant material. The micron screen will allow the trichomes to be sifted from the plant matter, leaving you with “Kief”.
You can now decarboxylate your kief and use it in your edible, smokable, or topical applications. We would love to see your creations, if you create this recipe or any other of our recipe please share with us on social media