There is something about smoking some grass between rolled papers that you can’t get from using a pipe or a bong. Smoking a joint can be a pseudo-sacred act between users (especially when lighting up a cross joint). Good joint rollers are few and far between. Legend has it that the spirit of an ancient medicine man resides in every joint roller to aid him in medicating his kin. Constructing a smokeable joint is a good skill to have for any situation, so in this segment, we’re going to give you some tips on rollin’ a crazy joint. Today’s focus is essentially three joints rolled into one, the Braided Joint.
Step 1: Roll your three individual joints
Yes, that’s right, the first step is to roll basic joints before you get into rolling fancy ones. This is the first type of joint you need to learn how to roll. The main idea here is to grind some weed, put it in some rolling paper (gum-side up), roll it up to the gum, lick the gum, seal the joint. There are many shortcuts on how to do this, but in the end, you’ll want to learn to do it without using any extra tools or anything so keep that in mind! You can use the “dollar bill” method. The “stuffing” method is basically where you empty out a cigarette or roll something really loose and stuff the bits of weed in individually.
However, I won’t go into detail about rolling a basic joint, because if you are wondering how to do complex joints you should have the basics of rolling a simple joint down pat. Check out this article on how to roll basic joints if you need a refresher.
Step 2: Bind and braid
Take a piece of rolling paper and rip a thin slice of it off lengthwise. Then gently with some spit, wrap the end of your three joints together. Once you have finished binding the end of your three joints together, you may now begin to braid them. If you don’t know how to braid, then you’re in trouble. I can only suggest youtube how to braid at this point.
Step 3: Bind the end
Some people leave it unbound at the end, however, this looks sloppy. Again take a thin slice of your rolling paper and bind the end the same way you bound the other end. The only difference is you will require more spit since the end will be trying to unbind itself naturally because spliffs and joints aren’t naturally designed to be twisted around. If you have done it correctly you will have a spliff that looks very much like the main image for this article. If you haven’t done it correctly it may look some out of control sea monster, maybe you will create a new crazy spliff called “The Kraken”.
And that is how you make a Braided spliff. How did you fare in making it? Share your results with us on social media or in the comments below.