There are countless options out there for people who like to roll their weed in some form of wrap and smoke it. Joints papers, cigarillos, blunt wraps, and backwood blunts are a just a few of the main categories of wraps for weed.
As cannabis has continued to gain traction in popular culture backwood blunts have become more of a regular choice for smokers who are looking for a tobacco wrap for their weed.
What are Backwoods?
Backwoods are a tobacco leaf that is rolled around tobacco shreds. Backwoods blunts are a type of tobacco wrap that can be unrolled gutted and filled with cannabis. They are great for rolling larger blunts for larger groups of people.
Backwoods tend to be a more difficult to roll than your average blunt. However, when rolled properly a backwood can smoke almost like a cigar.
How to Roll a Backwood
Step 1: Unravel
Look for the edge of the leaf on your backwood. Follow that edge to one of the ends of the wrap and unravel from there. This will help you unravel your back wood cleaner. Once you have unraveled your backwood, carefully take out the tobacco guts that are found inside the rolled up leaf.
Step 2: Grind Weed
Break down your weed by hand to prepare to fill the backwood. Use your hands to provide a more even burn and set yourself up for an easier roll.
Step 3: Fill
Backwood leaves are often shaped differently. Look for the center of your unrolled leave and lay down a line of ground weed alone the center.
Step 4: Tuck and Roll
Hold the filled backwood leaf between you index/middle fingers and thumb. Gently start to press down on the edge closest to yourself to create the tuck. Once you have that front edge tucked properly begin to roll the backwood up.
Step 5: Seal and Smoke
Once you have your backwood almost rolled all the way up lick the leftover edge and fold over the top to create a seal. Once this is done use your lighter at a distance to dry up the wrap if you desire. Then, light and enjoy!
How to Choose Backwoods Wraps
When purchasing your backwood blunt wraps there are a couple things you should take into consideration and try to look out for. First thing and most importantly is are they fresh. You want to find the freshest pack possible to help you roll a better wood. Second, you’ll want to avoid packs where you can feel an obvious stem running through the backwoods. Stems make it much harder to roll if there is one running through your leaf.
Finding the Best Pre-Rolled Backwoods
The best pre-rolled backwoods aren’t too hard to find. What you’ll want to look for when purchasing a pre-rolled blunt is the quality of weed used in the wrap. Try to look for pre rolls that are filled with top shelf cannabis. For an added bonus, look for pre-rolled backwoods with cannabis concentrates in them as well. These pre-rolls pack a punch.
Most Common Backwoods Flavors
Backwoods come in a variety of flavors like most blunt wraps. However, some flavors are easier to find than others.
The most common flavors are honey berry, sweet aromatic, wild n’ mild, and honey bourbon.
Another great flavor you’ll definitely want to buy when you find it is the Russian cream backwoods. This is a very smooth flavor and offers a pleasant smoke.
Backwoods Price Points
Backwoods are offered in different sized packs. You can buy one backwood by itself, a pack of 5, or a box that has 8 packs of 5 in it.
These go up in price the more you get, but you end up saving money the more you buy. If you know you’re going to use them, consider buying a box.
A single pack of backwoods is very inexpensive. In most states you can find them for under 2 dollars. However, depending on your state taxes you could find them for under a dollar.
Pack of Backwoods
For a pack of backwoods containing 5 cigars the price does go up but you get a better deal per cigar. For the pack it can cost anywhere from 5-7 dollars depending on your state.
Box of Backwoods
A box of backwoods that contains 40 total cigars will set you back more initially in price. It is the best deal per unit at 37 to 40 bucks a box.
Backwoods are a great way to enjoy your weed. They allow you to roll larger quantities than a normal cigarillo and are great for smoking with a larger group of friends. While backwoods aren’t the easiest roll to master when smoking weed, practice makes perfect. Once you get the backwood roll down you’ll have another great way to smoke your trees.