Getting any new herb grinder at all is exciting but getting a space case grinder as your new herb grinder is something that is really exciting. Since it is brand new everything works so perfectly and looks so sharp, in order to ever as well as durable as it can be you need to make sure that it is. Plus when the grinder is clean it tends to help make the contents taste a lot stronger.
Cleaning it out:
Cleaning it before use and after use are similar it is just that cleaning it before use takes less time because there are less steps that you need to follow. Cleaning your space case grinder before use is simple you can either use some or some warm water. Go through all the ridges and holes with some q-tips and use a toothbrush for the screen. You want to make sure that there is no residue leftover from the process of it being manufactured. After using your grinder a few times you clean it the same way as above except to start with you separate it into pieces and collect as much of the herb buildup as you can and then do the steps above with one twist; you need to soak all of the pieces in some rubbing alcohol for about ten minutes or so and then rinse it with warm water after scrubbing it all down.
For the screen:
The screen is the one part of the herb grinder that needs like the most attention, you need to clean it just right without being rough so you don’t bend it or break it. You need to remove the screen from the grinder and sit it in the sink with some salt on it. Rub your finger over the screen to make sure the get in the holes of the screen. The salt pushes everything through and makes it all clean again, rub each side down a few times and then rinse well water. Pat dry and put back into grinder.
How often should I clean it out?
This depends, if you keep up with the basics throughout each use you should not need to really clean it like what is mentioned above for like a year at least or good few months if you use it all the time. The basics are to always tap the grinder to get things loses after each use and uses a small tool to help remove any small build up so you don’t have to worry about a large buildup or an issue with grinding at all. However the screen could be well cleaned out about once a month if you use it often so the pollen can always go down smoothly and you will always have a great kief collection.