Kief … What Is It Exactly? See Here


ˈkēf | Noun

Its a solventless concentrate with a powder-like appearance containing tiny pieces of sticky, crystallized resin. Producing it involves sifting the cannabis flower with a mesh screen or sieve to accumulate the tiny, sticky crystals known as resin glands. It’s one of the best cannabis concentrates that comes as THC-rich when made from marijuana and CBD-rich when made from hemp. 

“I tried CBD kief for the first time the other day. All I can say is that it pairs beautifully with CBD-rich flower.”

“One jar of Mr. Hemp Flower’s premium kief lasts me about a month little goes a long way.”

What is Kief? 

It’s the crystal formation on the tip of a cannabis resin gland or trichome. Trichomes keep the cannabis plant safe, healthy and are responsible for the production of cannabinoids. If you are looking for the most potent cannabis concentrate, this is the one. This concentrate contains a high concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes. If pressed into hash, it can be used as an ingredient in edibles. You can also use it on top of joints and blunts. 

Benefits of CBD Kief

CBD kief is a potent concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes. It offers high levels of cannabidiol, and its potency depends on the hemp plant it’s sourced from. You will receive the benefits of cannabidiol and other cannabinoids with this concentrate quickly. It’s effortless to collect and convenient to use. Unlike other hemp concentrates, it doesn’t require expensive extraction equipment. 

Ways to Use CBD Kief

There are several ways to use it, including:


You can sprinkle some into your flowers and smoke it. Keep in mind that this is a potent hemp CBD concentrate that can contain up to 50% CBD. Pack a bowl or roll a joint by mixing it with ground hemp flower. When smoking this concentrate, make sure to quickly get the puffs after lighting it up because it burns fast. 

Take your pipe or bong, fill it with hemp flower and sprinkle a little kief on top of it. Make sure to measure the levels of cannabinoids when taking it together with the flower. Try to light the bowl slowly instead of “blazing it” with the flame because you don’t want it to burn before you smoke it. 

CBD Hash 

Are hash and kief the same thing? No. Hash is the oldest cannabis concentrate made by extracting kief. The extracted kief gets heated and pressurized into a solid piece of ball or slab, known as hash. 

It’s easy to make hash from kief. All you need to do is apply heat and pressure. You can add the concentrate to the center of a piece of parchment paper, fold the paper tightly around it, and apply heat and pressure. You can use your hands or a hair straightener to press the hash. 

It’s important to know that applying heat and pressure to kief when creating hash ruptures the resin glands and changes the composition of the concentrate. This gives hash a new taste and slightly different overall effects.  

Moon Rocks

CBD Hemp moonrocks are known as the strongest, most potent hemp CBD products on the market. They provide a powerful serving of cannabinoids and are perfect for people in need of cannabidiol products for medical purposes. Moonrocks are top-quality nugs covered in oil (of choice) and rolled in kief. Because they are coated in kief, they can contain up to 50% CBD, so you should dose them accordingly. 

Are Kief and Dry Sift the Same? 

The difference between these two terms comes down to the way they are made. Manufacturers sieve the cannabis plant in a vibratory sifter using a series of screens. When made on a large scale, sieving the hemp plant to collect large amounts of kief is known as “dry sift.” So, this is another term to describe the same process of creating kief, but on a commercial level. There are options to make dry sift at home with sifting screens, but this is essentially the difference between these two terms. 

What’s a kief catcher?

Your grinder may include a kief catcher, particularly those made of aluminum or stainless steel. A catcher is the grinder’s bottom chamber that contains a screen that catches the trichomes when you grind your hemp flower. As you grind your flower, the trichomes sift through the screen and collect kief in the catcher. When well accumulated, you can scrap it and smoke it. 

If you’re after high-quality kief made from top-shelf CBD flower that’s sieved through fine mesh screens, consider our Harlequin Kief. Praised for its light green color and powerful smell, this product screams premium quality. Made only from the best buds of the popular Harlequin strain, you are down for a ride with this one. 

If you want to increase the potency of your favorite hemp flower, consider the Blueberry CBD Kief. Made from the Blueberry Hemp Flower, this product is highly concentrated, flavorful, and potent.  

You’re a beginner. How to tell if the kief is any good? 

This concentrate is solventless, so you can measure its quality by how well it melts. By far, the most popular method to measure the quality of solventless concentrates, like hash and kief, is the six-star melt system. This system grades this concentrate into the following categories:

  1. Cooking grade – rated 1-2 stars because it contains a relatively high amount of plant matter and is not suitable for smoking.
  2. Half-melt – rated 3-4 stars because it only melts halfway.
  3. Full melt – the best concentrated is graded with 5-6 stars because it’s the purest form of dabbable dry sift. 

It’s important to note that the six-star melt system is subjective and the rate depends on the person trying the concentrate. However, it gives good insights into distinguishing products of different quality. 

Final Thoughts

This concentrate brings a quick and potent dose of healthy cannabinoids and terpenes into the body. It’s solventless, natural, and you can smoke it or put it into edibles.