Mobius Cannabis Mill Grinds to Perfection

According to the latest data, cannabis consumers are flocking to pre-rolls. In 2021, the category grew 39% from 2020, generating $1.42 billion in sales in key markets—stealing third place from edibles in the highest-revenue categories. If you’re a producer looking to expand your existing product offerings, you might want to consider pre-rolls. But keep in mind that not all pre-rolls are created equal. To keep customers coming back for more, high-quality pre-rolls must be smooth and consistent. Having a tool like the new M60 Cannabis Mill from Mobius will help you produce the highest quality hemp or cannabis pre-rolls. 

Without degrading cannabinoids or terpenes, the M60 Mill perfectly grinds cannabis to uniform particle size. Built for smaller to medium-sized throughput production, the M60 Mill is a scaled-down version of Mobius’ premier commercial M210 Mill. This means it features similar proprietary technology without taking up as much valuable space in trim rooms. Both machines use slow rotational rates to reduce heat degradation and precise cutting meshes to keep particle sizes constant without losing any THC.

“We’re excited to fit full-scale technology into our M60 Mill,” Amanda James, director of strategy at Mobius, said in a press release. “It empowers smaller pre-roll and extract producers to achieve a top-quality grind at a much lower price point.”

A Smart Choice

Measuring 16″ W x 13″ L x 23″ H, the M60 Cannabis Mill can process up to 20 pounds of dry flower per hour. It’s compact and efficient—perfect for varying sizes of cultivators. James says the machine is ideal for a wide range of established businesses, as well as “market entrants looking to access the pre-roll niche.”

The M60 is made of stainless steel and offers tool-free disassembly that simplifies cleaning and maintenance. To maintain production and reduce downtime, the cannabis mill can be thoroughly cleaned in 10 minutes by hand or with a pressure washer, while screens can be replaced in under a minute.

Let’s take a closer look at what makes the M60 Cannabis Mill so appealing.  

Consistency Is King

The cannabis industry is highly competitive, and consistency is paramount for retaining loyal customers. Precision milling technology at the core of the M60 Cannabis Mill ensures that flower is ground to the exact size needed to create perfect pre-rolls every single time. Pre-rolls are filled with particles that are ultra-consistent. Interchangeable screens enable the flower to be ground to 2mm, 3mm, or even custom sizes. 

The low speed of the mill combined with the distinctive design of the proprietary Rasp Screen guarantees no heat degradation. The end product is always finely ground flower for joints that burn evenly and smoothly.

Keep Cool

Excessive heat produced by conventional cannabis mills destroys high-value cannabinoids and terpenes. The oils in hemp and cannabis plants are exhilarated by heat, resulting in quality degradation. The machine becomes stickier and more challenging to clean due to friction-generated heat. 

Mobius mills, on the other hand, use low-friction internal mechanisms to maximize potency and smokeability while preventing temperature rise. To put it another way, a lower speed is kinder to the product. 

Made for More Than Pre-Rolls

The M60 can be used for more than just grinding flower for pre-roll preparation. The variable speed operation and infinite screen configurations of this commercial cannabis mill make it the perfect choice for other applications that require precisely ground flower, including extracts and fresh frozen. 

  • Extract Production: The M60 Mill gives you complete control over your products as you prepare for extraction. You can streamline your workflow for various extraction procedures, including ethanol, CO2, and hydrocarbon ones, with the help of the numerous screen options available. 
  • Fresh Frozen Flower: Run the M60 Mill in a cryogenic environment for the most potent fresh frozen product. Deliver high-quality fresh-frozen products with complete trichome and terpene profiles using additional milling screens for coarse and ultra-coarse chunking.

Quality You Can Count On

A team of expert engineers first put Mobius on the map with their flagship product, the M108S trimmer. The company has since become an industry leader in post-harvest cannabis and hemp automation equipment. Its range of products includes trimmers, conveyors, sorters and mills designed to fix production problems faced by cannabis processors. 

All Mobius equipment has a money-back guarantee and is ready for integration into GMP facilities. Additionally, Mobius offers free workflow design and automation configuration services for automation suite purchases. 

Pre-rolls are a low-risk option for canna-curious customers exploring new cultivar options, plus they make excellent up-sells and promotional add-ons. If you are interested in adding perfect pre-rolls to your product lineup, then contact Mobius today. 

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7 Great Go-to Holiday Gift Ideas for your Best Buds

The holidays are fast approaching, only 17 days until Christmas, so it may be time to start shopping! Here are 7 great go-to gift ideas for your best buds. Grinder for the Buds The first gift idea on the list is very practical, as a good grinder always comes in handy! With so much variety […]

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Spring Cleaning Your Smoking Paraphernalia

Spring is a good time to declutter, organize and prioritize, so adding your cannabis paraphernalia to the list of things to freshen up is a good idea — especially if it’s been awhile since you’ve cleaned your pieces. If you use accessories to smoke your cannabis, they need to be sanitized on a regular basis. Just like washing your clothes or cleaning your makeup brushes, it’s important to keep things in tip-top shape to promote the equipment’s longevity. It not only helps you maintain the quality of your piece, but a clean smoking accessory ensures that you get a nice tasting hit with the best flavor each and every time.

Whether you are into bong rips, vaping, dabbing or taking it easy with a pipe, check out these tips on how to keep your smoking paraphernalia clean.

Vapes

The good news is that it only takes a few minutes to clean a vape, whether it’s for dry flowers, oil or concentrate. Start by unscrewing the chamber from the device and using a cotton swab remove any debris or residue by gently wiping inside of it. If the mouthpiece is clogged, run it under warm water. Finish the process by using a damp (not soaking wet) cloth or baby wipe to clean the outside of your vape before putting it back together.

Bongs

You can take care of a gunk-filled, funky bong with just a couple ingredients and some elbow grease. You’ll just need some salt, rubbing alcohol and a few minutes to shake your bong up like a maraca. First, take your bong apart, pour out the dirty water and rinse thoroughly rinse it out with fresh, warm water. Next, add a handful of salt to the empty bong, pour in some alcohol, plug the stem with a cotton ball and cover the tube with a washcloth or your hand and proceed to shake, shake, shake until your bong looks brand new. If your bong has a lot of sticky resin stuck to it, you will need to repeat the process until it’s as clean as you desire, or use a cleaning product intended for glass cleaning.

Pipes

Cleaning a pipe is just about the same process of cleaning a bong but you will need a sandwich bag with a ziplock closure to really get the job done. Give your pipe a good rinse with very warm to hot water, then place it in a sandwich bag. Add a handful of salt, pour in some alcohol, securely close the sandwich bag and shake it vigorously until your pipe looks nice and clear. If it doesn’t work the first round, you may need to do it again or you can use a paperclip to manually remove any stubborn resin. Afterwards, rinse the pipe again to let it dry before using.

Grinders

Grab a paper plate, a toothpick, rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab before starting this cleaning process. Open up your grinder and give it a good tap together to get out any big pieces of debris. Next, use the toothpick to remove any kief and collect it on the paper plate so that you can save it for later. You can use a cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol to wipe out the grinder, but if it is really gunked up, you may need to soak it in rubbing alcohol. Afterwards, rinse it well with warm water, place it on a towel and let it dry completely before using it again.

Dab Rig Nail

You can choose to scrape a rig nail or wash it, depending on the amount of time you have and how dirty it is. Scraping is a good choice if you have a small, minor job and can be easily and quickly done with a paper clip or any other sharp object. If you have lots of buildup, you can use rubbing alcohol to wash the nail with a cotton swab or soak it in the liquid for a few minutes and then clean with a cotton swab.

TELL US, how often do you clean your smoking equipment?

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Our Cheap Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Grinder

If you’re like me, you typically clean your smoking accessories only when it’s absolutely necessary. Pipes and bongs are usually the first on the list — when your friend comes by for a smoke sesh and looks at your bong with disgust, you know it’s time to whip out the glass cleaning solution. Yet grinders tend to slip through the cracks despite weeks of gummy resin build-up which make them basically unusable. 

It takes true, admirable dedication to keep a grinder clean.

But hey, new year new me, right? This is the year I stop mistreating my grinder (which has been nothing but kind to me and deserves way better). And if money is tight or you just prefer a good deal, no need to splurge on fancy cleaning supplies — sparkling accessories will never break the bank with our cheap and easy guide to a well-scrubbed grinder. 

Why clean your grinder? 

While cleaning your grinder might be low on your to-do list, you’d be surprised by how much it can improve your smoking experience. For starters, a clean grinder is a more efficient grinder, which can produce more usable weed and more kief. When a grinder is full of gunk, it’s much more difficult to achieve a fine grind and thus, very little magical fairy dust will accumulate at the bottom. 

You can also extend the life of your smoking accessories with a little TLC. If you’re guilty of never cleaning your grinder, you’ve probably had to throw one away because of damage caused by frequent use. Over time, too much stickiness will cause the teeth to become dull or snap off, or worse — you can end up with metal shavings mixed in with your flower. Too much strain on the teeth of a metal grinder can cause it to deteriorate without you noticing right away. 

Plus, keeping your grinder clean prevents the plant matter inside from breaking down and growing mold or bacteria. While I’ve never noticed anything funky happen to my grinder, this is a genuine fear of mine now that I’ve learned that it’s possible. So to help you help yourself, follow our step-by-step guide below on how to properly clean a grinder. 

How to clean your grinder 

Depending on whether you have a metal or plastic grinder, you’ll need some items to aid in the cleaning process. 

What you’ll need: 

  • Hot water 
  • Paper towels
  • Small towel
  • Toothbrush or paintbrush 
  • Plastic bag or container
  • Isopropyl alcohol (metal grinders)
  • Dish soap (plastic grinders) 
  • Cotton swabs (optional)

Step 1

Empty the bud and kief from your grinder before you begin cleaning. Place the pieces in the freezer for 30 minutes. Note: You don’t have to freeze the grinder, but this step is very helpful in loosening the remaining plant matter.

Then, separate all the pieces and stash the contents in a bag or jar.

Step 2

This next step will vary for metal and plastic grinders.

Metal grinders: Place the pieces of your grinder in a plastic bag and fill with isopropyl alcohol — enough to cover all pieces. Soak until the liquid turns muddy, usually about 20 minutes. A higher strength of isopropyl alcohol will typically work faster. 

Plastic grinders: Place the pieces of your grinder in a plastic container and fill completely with hot water and dish soap. Let soak for about 20 minutes until particles are floating in the water.

Step 3

Remove your grinder from the soaking solution and rinse with warm water to remove alcohol or soap residue. Scrub excess debris with a brush. Use a cotton swab to make sure to get every nook and cranny. If your grinder was really old and full of gunk, you may need to repeat steps 2 and 3 to achieve ultimate cleanliness. 

For grinders with a kief catcher, make sure to pay special attention to brushing the screen.

Step 4 

Once you’ve brushed all the debris and gunk, use your small towell to dry off each piece.

Step 5

Lay all pieces on a paper towel or dishtowel to dry. Once fully dry, put your grinder back together.

Now you can enjoy the fruits of your labor. Grind up some fresh bud and toke up because you deserve it. 

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How to Grind Weed Without a Grinder

Smoking weed is a pretty simple process. Break up, throw it in a bowl or roll it up in some paper, and boom, you’re ready to rock and roll. It’s not like you needed us to tell you that. But here’s where we come into play. Grinding up your bud is arguably one of the most important steps of the process, so not having a grinder on deck could serve as a bit of a hindrance. Whether it’s because you lost it, left it at home on vacation, or just really don’t like how finely some of the better grinders break up your bud, keep in mind there are always solid alternatives. So let’s take a look at how to grind weed without a grinder. It’s pretty straightforward, really.

Cutting Board And Knife

This one is a pretty classic technique, and common sense if you brainstorm on the matter of how to grind weed without a grinder for five seconds. Still, it’s worth putting on the list. There’s no real need for an explanation with this one. Simply make sure your knife is sharp enough. Otherwise, if you’re holding some real sticky shit, it’s just going to stick to the knife. At that point, you might as well karate chop it with your hand. Make sure you got a sharp knife, and you’re gucci.

Pill Bottle And A Coin

The pill bottle and a coin method is an old-school technique that works to perfection. Get an empty pill bottle, and throw the bud you want to grind up in there. Then, get either a dime or a penny and add it to the bottle (FYI, you’ll probably want to clean the coin with some hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, or cleaner first). Screw on the bottle top and shake it like a polaroid picture. Even the stickiest of icky doesn’t stand a chance against this method.

Scissors And Shot Glass

Scissors are a good tool to break up buds, but the scissors and shot glass method really takes the cake. This might be a little tough if you’re at a concert or festival, but if you’re at home and have a pair of scissors, you should be good to go. All you do is put your bud in the shot glass, and begin snipping at it. A shot glass gives you the perfect range of motion, but if you don’t have one, you can also use a small cup or something like it.

Coffee Grinder

How to grind weed without a grinder Part IV requires another common household item—a coffee grinder. This method can be a pain to clean, but it’s the closest thing to grinding it with an actual weed grinder because, well, you’re using a grinder. And if you’re grinding up larger quantities of weed, this is probably the best way to go.

Blend It

Alright, this method is a little crazy, but hey, why not add it to the list? If you really like your bud ground to a fine powder, this method works. It’s certainly not your best bet. Also, it’s probably the biggest hassle to clean, as you need to clean your blender blades thoroughly after you’re done grinding your weed. It might not be the most effective way—but hey, it’s a way.

Pestle and Mortar

This method might make you feel like you’re a 14th century apothecary, but it’s still effective, nonetheless. A pestle and mortar has long served as a way to “mix the medicine,” so to speak, and grinding weed certainly falls under that umbrella.

But in all seriousness, these things were literally invented to grind herbs. Think of it as your great, great, great, great, great, great ancestor’s grinder. And it’s pretty self-explanatory—simply place the buds in the mortar (aka the bowl-like receptacle) and crush it up with the pestle. The only think we’d suggest is leaving the bud out for a little bit to dry out before using this method. After all, it’s pretty difficult to break up moist, sticky bud with a tool that predates Christ.

Cheese Grater Method

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and if you’re all out of ideas, well, we’re not one to judge. Just pretend that big beautiful bud is a hunk of parmesan cheese and start grating away. Just make sure you give it a thorough rinse before your Nonna makes her famous pasta fagioli.

Using a Homemade Weed Grinder

If you’re someone who outright refuses to break up bud without the use of a grinder, you might have to get a little creative. And by creative, we mean literally making your own grinder from scratch. This method is probably the most unconventional (and perhaps counterproductive, especially if you have to go to the store and buy the necessary parts), but if you already have all the items at home it’s actually pretty simple. And effective.

The main component to this device comes courtesy of a chewing tobacco can. If you already dip and have a bunch of tin cans lying around, then you’re already halfway there.

Once you make sure the can is empty, all you have to do is pierce nails—preferably, thumbtacks—into the top and bottom sides of the tin. Like a real grinder, make sure the top and bottom row of tacks don’t overlap each other, or else you won’t be able to close the tin and grind. After you insert the nails/tacks with proper spacing, put the weed in the can like a regular grinder, close it, and twist away. You won’t have a third compartment or kief catcher at the bottom, but your bud should certainly be ground up.

Break It Up With Your Hands, Dingus

Last but not least, the most obvious answer to the question of how to grind weed without a grinder—just freaking break it up. If your bud is too sticky, this can be a real pain, but it’s still worth it if you don’t feel like scrounging around for makeshift, household items. If it’s really SUPER sticky, you can leave it out to dry a little, or even put it in the freezer for a bit. Either way, this is probably the simplest way to break up your bud.

If none of these methods appeal to you, buckle down and look at some of our picks for the best grinders on the market today. Ponying up the extra cash may be worth your time in the end.

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