Smoking a freshly rolled joint that you assembled yourself is a thousand times more satisfying than one that you had bought in a store. If you are thinking about rolling your own, though, you may feel a little bit of apprehension. How do you get started? How thick should each joint be? How much tobacco should you put inside? What type of rolling paper should you use?
It may seem confusing at first. However, all of these things will come naturally to you as you get into the habit. Practice makes perfect, just as with any craft. To help you get started, this blog post will teach you how to choose the right rolling paper to use.
Choosing Your Own Rolling Paper: Factors to Consider
If it is your first time to roll up a cigarette on your own, it is important to take a moment to consider what type of rolling paper to use. Here is a quick guide to help you make this choice:
1 - Rolling Paper Size
It goes without saying that the bigger and wider the size of the rolling paper, the more herbs you will be able to fit inside. However, not everyone wants a bulky joint to smoke.
Here are some of the common sizes for rolling paper that you can choose from:
A single wide paper is commonly 2.7 inches long and between 1 1/2 inches to 1 3/4 inches wide. In turn, a 1 ¼ wide sheet is 3.07 inches long and around 1 3/4 inches wide. A ½ wide sheet of rolling paper is 3.07 inches long and between 2 inches to 3 inches wide. Double wide sheets are 3.07 inches long and between 2 1/2 inches to 3 1/2 inches wide. Lastly, a king size sheet of rolling paper is 4.3 inches long and between 1 ½ to 2 1/4 inches wide.
2 - Material Used
There are more choices in the type of material used to make rolling sheets than there are available sizes. You can choose from hemp paper (which is generally stronger, less processed, and tree free), rice paper, (which is light and ash-free, but can break more easily), flax (which is another lightweight option) and flavoured rolling papers (which is just hemp rolling paper infused with fruit flavors), among others.
3 - Rolling Paper Weight
The weight of the rolling paper can play a role in how much you want the flavor of the paper to mix into your smoking experience. The typical weight of rolling papers can range from thin and fine, medium and Standard weight, which is also known as free burning.
Keep in mind that there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to the rolling paper that you end up choosing. It is also a good idea to try different types of paper and tobacco (or other smoking materials) to use when you smoke. There are a multitude of different types of rolling paper and herbal smoking products that you can mix and match according to your taste and preference.
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