So You Want To Learn How to Roll A Swisher?
Rolling up cannabis is a necessary skill for those who like to indulge, but it does take some knowledge and practice. You just never know when you might find yourself without the right equipment and you need to get your ganja on and must improvise or MacGyver your way to your next high.
That’s where learning how to roll a Swisher comes into play — it’s just one more option in your cannabis toolbox.
Since we’ve all been there at one point or another, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you learn, practice, and master the art and science of rolling a Swisher.
What Is A Swisher?
A Swisher is a blunt made from your favorite strain of cannabis and a cleaned-out Swisher Sweets® cigarillo wrapper.
In their original form, Swishers are less like cigars and more like elongated cigarettes (hence the name “cigarillo,” which is Spanish for small cigar).
To understand the size, pick up an unsharpened pencil and grip half of it in your closed fist. The uncovered part is roughly the length and diameter of the Swisher you are about to roll.
You can purchase Swishers in different sizes too, so it’s really up to you how much you want to roll up. As long as you’re using authentic Swisher Sweets to roll your blunt, you’ll be fine.
Supplies You’ll Need
- Swisher Sweets® cigarillos
- Your favorite strain of weed
- Small knife or razor blade
1) Purchase Your Buds And Swisher Sweets®
The first step in learning how to roll a Swisher is having all your supplies on hand. Take a few minutes to gather everything together in one place and give yourself plenty of room to work.
Tip: Buy at least two Swishers. The more the merrier. You will make mistakes, and you will have to start over- it’s inevitable when learning. Save yourself an extra trip to the store ahead of time.
2) Empty The Wrapper
With a sharp knife or razor blade, slice the Swisher lengthwise down the middle.
Gently peel the wrapper apart and empty the tobacco into a small container (or the garbage if you’re like me and have no future use for it).
3) Grind Your Weed
If you don’t have a grinder, get one. It makes everything easier.
Grind up a couple grams of your desired strain so you have plenty to work with.
The goal here is a nice, fluffy consistency with plenty of small chunks. This facilitates airflow and makes the burn down easier and much more smoothly.
4) Moisten The Swisher Wrapper
With a damp paper towel, pat the cigar wrap until it feels moist. Be careful not to saturate the cigar wrap with too much liquid (so no dunking it in a bowl of water).
Getting the cigar wrap slightly damp will make it easier to work with and prevent it from tearing.
5) Load It Up
Pack the empty wrapper with as much of the ground up weed as possible without packing it so tight that it won’t smoke properly.
Tip: Load up the center of the wrapper with more weed than the ends. When you close it back up, the weed will spread and fill out the ends for a nice, even thickness.
6) Roll It
Here’s where patience and practice come in to play…
Once you’ve got the wrapper loaded, gently and slowly tuck and roll the wrapper around the bud with your fingers and thumbs until you’ve got a closed tube with weed inside.
As you’re rolling, don’t stress too much if you can’t seem to make a perfect cylinder. If you can get it closed — and keep it closed — you’re smooth sailing.
Most importantly, be gentle! Don’t rush the process and break your wrap. It’ll only take you longer to try again.
7) Seal It
When you’ve got it rolled to your liking, moisten the exposed edge from end to end and then seal it down (like licking and closing an envelope). Once you got it closed, “bake” the blunt by running a lighter lengthwise under the exposed edge to help seal everything together.+
Tip: Want to take it to the next level? Try closing and sealing your wrap with a bit of cannabis oil instead of licking the edge.
8) Light It
You now have yourself a Swisher blunt! Congrats! And enjoy!