There’s a lot to love about a joint. Not only are they easy to roll, but they also offer a pure taste of herb with every hit. However, from time to time they just don’t want to burn right. But why is that? For more reasons than one, a joint can start to burn on one side more than the other, also known as canoeing. Sure, your J may look perfect and pearly on the outside. But it could be what’s on the inside that’s causing the problem. If you’re tired of toking on uneven joints, then here are six things you can do to make it burn just right.
1. Backroll, baby
One way to prevent your joint from canoeing is to change up the way you roll. Rather than preparing your J the traditional way, try backrolling instead. Not only does an inside out joint burn more slowly and evenly, but it also requires less paper, which makes for a better taste. For a quick and easy tutorial, check out this video.
2. Rotate as you toke
If one side of the joint is burning more than the other, then try flipping it over so that the canoeing side is on the bottom. That way, the heat will rise to the top and cause the other side to burn, which should help even it out a bit.
3. Spark your joints the right way
Believe it or not, there is a right and a wrong way to light your joint. In case you want to know the right way, all you need to do is apply the flame to the tip while rotating the J using your fingers. Don’t start inhaling until the cherry is lit. Once the tip begins to burn, that’s when you can start inhaling and apply extra heat as needed to even it out.
4. Use a grinder to bust down your bud
If you’re someone who has a hard time breaking down your bud with your fingers, then use a grinder instead. When you pack a joint with weed that hasn’t been properly busted down, then it will cause the J to burn unevenly. But by using a grinder, preferably a metal one, you can easily prevent that nonsense.
5. Evenly organize your weed
From time to time, it’s not your rolling skills that are the problem, it’s the way the bud is laid out. Luckily, this is a super easy fix. Just make sure one side of your J doesn’t have more weed than the other. If the finished product looks uneven on the outside, then that’s a sure sign that you need to reposition your ganja.
6. Choose the best papers
When all else fails, try using different rolling papers. But stay away from wood pulp ones and instead go for rice or hemp. The thinner the paper, the better the burn.