How To Make Dry Sift Kief

Apr 10, 2019 | Do It Yourself, Methods of Delivery

Did you know that dry sift kief is one of the most important parts of the cannabis plant? Kief is the collection of small, resinous trichome glands primarily found on mature cannabis flower buds.

There are three different types of trichomes:
Bulbous: Undetectable by the human eye and smaller than the thickness of human hair.
Capitate Sessile: Longer stalks than bulbous trichomes.
Capitate Stalked: Most common trichomes found and contain a basal cell stalk and gland head.

You will need the following items:

  • Large sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Ounce of cannabis
  • Dry ice chunks
  • (1) scraper, we used a credit card
  • (1) 120 micron or 90 micron bubble bag

Recipe for Dry Sift Kief
Add cannabis flower into bubble bag
Lay parchment paper on flat surface or inside 5 gallon bucket
Add dry ice and marijuana inside the bubble bag and shake, shake shake! Shake for up to 3 to 5 mins. You can keep shaking for longer but I am satisfied with the yield after 5m. The more you shake the more you separate trichomes from buds and leaves from the plant material.
Next, use the card to scrape up the kief and put it into a mason jar.

How to Consume
Add on top of packed glass or bong bowl or Add inside of their rolled joint or blunt.
Add onto wax.
Pressed into small bars that can be dabbed.
Pressed into small bars that can be dabbed.
In an ovenproof dish and heat for about 60 minutes at 240 degrees F.
Add into oil and butter to make homemade edibles.
Add into oil or salve to make homemade topicals.

Adding kief to any ground cannabis will increase its potency.
Dry sift kief should be stored in an airtight glass jar to maximize its freshness.

For a printout of the items needed and the recipe please download the pdf. If you have further questions, please call us directly at (248) 266-0790 and we’d be happy to help you on your cannabis journey!

About The Author

<a href="" target="_self">Earl Carruthers | Founder of Canna Therapy Group</a>

Earl Carruthers | Founder of Canna Therapy Group

After fracturing his pelvis in his junior year of high school, Earl Carruthers became a medical cannabis user under Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) in 2008. He intensely studied how to grow the plant and eventually opened the Green and Greener Grow Collective to help other medical marijuana patients experience numerous benefits. In 2012 Earl was pulled over while carrying what he thought to be a legal amount of medical marijuana for himself and four other patients. Since then, he has been in and out of court fighting these charges and attempting to re-define the term “usable marijuana” under Michigan law. Now Earl is committed to furthering medical marijuana rights for himself and his patients and continues to fight the good fight.