There’s nothing worse than lighting up a joint only to have it canoe on you.
Canoeing” refers to when a joint burns unevenly, causing one side of the joint to burn faster than the other, resembling a canoe shape. This can lead to uneven and inefficient consumption of the cannabis.
Nobody wants to burn his/her weed. Therefore, we came up with some tips that will help prevent joints from canoeing:
- Grind the cannabis evenly:
Ensure that the cannabis is ground to a consistent texture. Unevenly ground cannabis can lead to uneven airflow and cause canoeing. We recommend to use a grinder.
- Use quality rolling papers: High-quality rolling papers can contribute to a more even burn. Thicker papers can help maintain the joint’s structural integrity and prevent canoeing.
- Avoid over-packing: Don’t pack the joint too tightly, which can restrict airflow and cause uneven burning. Similarly, don’t leave it too loose, as this can cause the joint to burn too quickly.
- Use a crutch/filter: Adding a crutch or filter to the joint can improve airflow and help prevent canoeing. It also adds stability to the joint, making it less likely to burn unevenly. Check out our article about how to make different kinds of filter tips.
- Roll with care: Take your time while rolling the joint to ensure it’s packed evenly and tightly. A well-rolled joint is less likely to canoe.
- Consider the environment: Windy or breezy conditions can cause uneven burning. Try to find a sheltered spot when smoking outdoors.
- Rotate the joint: While smoking, you can gently rotate the joint to promote an even burn. Be careful not to extinguish it accidentally.
- Even lighting: When lighting the joint, apply an even flame to the entire tip. Uneven lighting at the start can lead to canoeing later on.
- Avoid wet or damp cannabis: Moisture in the cannabis can cause uneven burning. Store your cannabis in a cool, dry place to prevent this.
By following these tips, you can improve the quality of your joint-smoking experience and minimize canoeing.
If you need a hand with your joint rolling skills, check out our youtube vid!