What is a joint case?
Joint cases are designed to safely carry one or more pre-rolled joints so they don’t get damaged or smashed. A pre-roll joint is a ready-to-smoke bud cigarette either rolled into a cone or joint and filled with dry herb to save you time. Pre-rolls are sold in packs or individually at dispensaries and are often part of promotions and sales. Great for toking on the go, pre-rolled joints are an ultra convenient grab-and-go style smokable that only requires a lighter to smoke. For a long time pre-rolled joints had a bad reputation for being made of the cheapest weed at the shop or a strain that didn’t sell, but don’t be fooled, there are also many high quality pre-rolls too. Smokers that prefer top tier pot should steer clear from the cheapest pre-rolled joints on offer or save some cash by rolling their own pre-rolls at home. Pre-rolls do come at a premium since all the work of rolling is done for you, so they are typically more expensive than purchasing a jar of flower on its own. For bud connoisseurs who want to have full control over the specific strain and rolling papers used, rolling your own pre-rolled joints is the way to go.
Like we just mentioned, pre-rolls last up to a year if stored properly, but will dry out a lot quicker than that if improperly stored. If you know you have too many pre-rolls and you won’t be able to smoke them within a month, the first step is to remove them from their doob tube, plastic bag, or pre-roll joint case and store them in a container with an airtight lid. There are numerous weed storage containers made specifically for this purpose and will help to keep your pre-rolled joint from getting moldy (too humid) or drying out (not humid enough). You can also upcycle a mason jar or any other jar or container you have that has a secure lid with an airtight seal. To be extra safe, toss in a humidity packet and keep the jar in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight. Humidity packs, also called humidor packets, keep the humidity level constant within the container, which helps to deter the
bud from drying out too quickly. These inexpensive packets will make sure that your pre-rolls retain their original aroma, flavor, and potency for as long as possible. There are even some high-tech weed storage containers that monitor the temperature, humidity level, and how long you’ve had it stored so you never have to throw away a pre-roll again! All of these methods mentioned for keeping pre-rolled joints fresh also works for any marijuna flower.
How long do pre-rolled joints last?
Over time, bud flower and pre-rolls will start to dry out and the flower will turn crispy or crunchy. While still smokable, these dried out joints burn very quickly and have lost their potency and flavor. If purchasing a pre-roll at the dispensary, always ask when it was rolled. The date is located on a sticker on the outside of the doob tube. Pre-rolls last anywhere between six months to a year depending on how they’re stored. If you know you won’t be lighting the joint anytime soon, be sure to store it properly so the dry herb retains all of its cannabinoids and terpenes. Most joint carrying cases are intended to hold pre-rolled cones and joints that will be used relatively soon. They aren’t designed as a long term weed storage option.
How to keep a pre-rolled joint fresh longer
Like we just mentioned, pre-rolls last up to a year if stored properly, but will dry out a lot quicker than that if improperly stored. If you know you have too many pre-rolls and you won’t be able to smoke them within a month, the first step is to remove them from their doob tube, plastic bag, or pre-roll joint case and store them in a container with an airtight lid. There are numerous weed storage containers made specifically for this purpose and will help to keep your pre-rolled joint from getting moldy (too humid) or drying out (not humid enough). You can also upcycle a mason jar or any other jar or container you have that has a secure lid with an airtight seal. To be extra safe, toss in a humidity packet and keep the jar in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight. Humidity packs, also called humidor packets, keep the humidity level constant within the container, which helps to deter the bud from drying out too quickly. These inexpensive packets will make sure that your pre-rolls retain their original aroma, flavor, and potency for as long as possible. There are even some high-tech weed storage containers that monitor the temperature, humidity level, and how long you’ve had it stored so you never have to throw away a pre-roll again! All of these methods mentioned for keeping pre-rolled joints fresh also works for any marijuna flower.
How to choose a joint carrying case
Since there are so many different types of joint carrying cases on the market, it can be very difficult to know what to look for when making a purchase. These are just a few things to keep in mind when shopping for a new case:
- Portability - Most modern smokers are looking for ways to easily take their bud on the go with them. Today, portability of smoking accessories is a top priority for many people, which makes size joint and weight an important factor. The larger the joint carrying case, the more pre-rolls you can fit into it, but it will be less travel-friendly. If you’re planning on carrying a lighter, rolling papers, or a joint holder on your person anyway, a large pre-roll joint case will be a great purchase for keeping all of your accessories together in one place. On the other hand, if you prefer to travel light and just want to keep a spare joint in your purse, glovebox, or desk drawer, a small joint case like a doob tube might be the best choice. Think about how you’ll be traveling with it and where you’ll be keeping your case.
- Durable material - Durability is always of utmost importance when it comes to smoking accessories. No one likes to pack a bowl only to find that their bong cracked and the same goes with joints. Protect your cones and perfectly rolled pinners with a joint carrying case made from a durable material that will keep them from getting smashed and damaged. Some of the most common types of materials used are metal, plastic, and wood, though there are also silicone and fabric cases as well.
- Smell proof - Many cases are designed to be smell proof, though not all. If you’ve ever traveled with bud, you know just how much the smell can linger. Your clothes, car, backpack, and even an entire room can smell of grass if it’s not stored properly. For those that want to keep all odors contained, look for a smell proof joint case. These will need to have an airtight lid or seal and can also be used to store half smoked cones or blunts without having to worry about the scent.
- Airtight and waterproof - Another great quality to have is a case that’s airtight and waterproof. Look for this if you love to smoke outdoors while hiking, camping, offroading, boating, or at the beach. Your pre-rolls will be protected from the elements, even if it drops into the ocean or is left outside in a rainstorm. You’ll still have a joint to look forward to! Even if you don’t get outdoors much, having an airtight lid will keep the dry herb fresh for longer.
- Multi-purpose features - One thing that annoys smokers the most if having to carry around so many different pieces of equipment. bud brands have taken notice and many try to create 2-in-1 gear that can be used for multiple purposes. If you prefer to travel light, look for a joint carrying case that can fit all of your accessories or find one that has a built-in lighter or rolling papers. Dugouts are a less common type of carrying case that fits a one hitter pipe, dry herb, and a lighter all in one for hassle-free hits at a moment’s notice.
Types of joint cases
There are a few different types of joint carrying cases available which we have featured best selling. The most important thing to think about when choosing a pre-roll joint case is to understand your smoking style and how you plan to use the case. Do you simply want a small joint case for carrying a single pre-roll or do you prefer a joint carrying case that’s larger and can fit a lighter and joint holder when you’re away from home? Luckily, there are a wide range of joint cases in all shapes and sizes that suit the needs of bud smokers. Some of the most popular styles are described below:
Metal joint case
Often made from lightweight aluminum, a metal joint case has the upper hand when it comes to durability. These cases will make sure your cones don’t get crushed during transport. Metal joint cases come in many styles including doob tubes with screw-on caps and styles with hinges that open like a compact mirror. Some even have built-in joint holders to secure your cones in place so they don’t move around within the case. There are also simple tin style cases that are very affordable and easy to toss into your backpack without making a mess or damaging your smokes, plus they can be used for holding just about anything when not used for joints and are easy to clean.
Wooden joint case
For a luxury look that you’ll want to show off to your friends, shop for a wooden joint case. The beautiful wood finish of these cases add a natural touch and sets the tone for an elevated smoking experience right from the start. You won’t be embarrassed to have your wooden case out on the coffee table when you have visitors over. Available in many different shapes, styles, and designs, keep an eye out for handmade cases crafted by artists. While these can cost a pretty penny, they’re also one-of-a-kind works of art!
Doob tubes and plastic joint cases
The most affordable option on this list are plastic joint cases and doob tubes. Plastic is lightweight and durable enough to protect your stash of cones, but not as heavy-duty as metal or wood. Doob tubes typically hold a single joint and are perfect for stashing away a smoke for later (just don’t forget about it for too long). If you’ve ever bought an individual pre-roll from a smoke shop, you probably already know what a doob tube looks like. These cylindrical tubes have a pop top and usually are not waterproof, airtight, or smell proof, but are still good enough for casual use. There are also larger plastic joint cases with built-in lighters, joint holders, LED lights for smoking in the dark, and even space for rolling papers.
Dugouts aren’t designed specifically for joints, but they’re still a great carrying case for smoking on the go. As mentioned earlier, dugouts are a special type of case with a compartment to hold ground flower and another to hold a one-hitter pipe, also called a bat. Some even have space to hold a lighter for a true all-in-one experience. Dugouts are becoming increasingly popular for taking quick hits while out and about. Users take the bat, push it into the flower compartment to pack it, then light up for a single hit. Some one-hitter pipes look like cigarettes for even more discreet and stress-free hits when out in public.
What is a carb cap?
A carb cap is a small, cylindrical piece that is used on top of a banger. A carb cap is placed ontop of the banger to create directional air flow.
Why is it called a carb cap?
A carb cap or carburetor cap is used for airflow on a banger. It's called a carb cap, which in turn is short for carburetor cap.
Are carb caps needed?
Carb caps are almost essential items when it comes to dabbing. A carb cap regulates the vapor and air intake for dabs. With such high heat, you need extra accessories.
How to use a carb cap?
To use a carb cap, place it on top of the banger after it's been heated. Use the carb cap by spinning or moving by angle to achieve different air flows.