Hemp Wraps Not Sticking?
Hemp Blunt Wraps Not Sticking?
Hemp / blunt wraps not sticking when rolled is a common issue we have noticed across many different forums, posts, and comments. So we’re here to talk about that issue and what can be done to resolve it. Although some wraps can stick better than others, we wanted to shed some light on a frequent, “sticky” situation.
Common Issues with Hemp or Blunt Wraps.
Your wrap won’t stick, the paper rips, holes are created, and mistakes were made. These are all recurrent problems when trying to roll up with hemp wraps. But, one of the most common issues is that the wrap won’t stick! The first thing to do is make sure you’re rolling the wrap properly so that the adhesive on the side gets wet when you lick it. However, not all hemp or blunt wraps have an adhesive to lick! You could try water, sugar water, honey, etc, but the best thing to do is just get it really moist with saliva. I know that’s a little gross if you’re sharing the hemp wrap, but it’s a lot better than using another agent. There are blunt glues and those would work fine on hemp wraps also. Blunt glue may seem like an unnecessary step, but it’s going to make your paper rolling experience that much easier if you wrap tears or if you can’t get it to stick. Wrap glue is exactly what it sounds like. It’s like we’re in arts and crafts in school again. (Except this time the glue is edible.) They’re typically small bottles with edible glue and it’s almost always flavored. You just drop 1-4 drops on the edge of the wrap you’re closing the seal. It dries as regular glue would. This option can save a lot of time and heartache that comes with a ripped wrap or a wrap that refuses to stick.
Q: Is hemp glue safe to use?
A: Yes, blunt / hemp glue is 100% safe to use. Everything used in these glues is all natural. These products are made with simple ingredients such as sugar, water, flavoring (such as vanilla, grape, strawberry), and / or the gum soluble.
Q: What are some recommended brands of wraps?
A: If you’re having a hard time with that same pack of wraps you keep purchasing, you may want to consider switching brands. Some wraps have adhesive built in! Granted not every wrap has an adhesive lining on it, but switching from a brand that doesn’t to one that does is going to save you a lot of time and frustration. Here’s a few we recommend:
- RAW Organic Hemp Papers These papers are 100% organic, vegan, and un-bleached. They have a sugar-based adhesive to help keep the paper shut.
- Juicy Jay’s Hemp Wrap Juicy wraps are triple dipped in flavor. (The “Triple Dip System”) These wraps also have a sugar gum-based adhesive. Very flavorful.
- High Hemp Organic Wraps Specifically the Honey Pot Swirl. These 100% organic wraps are tobacco free, GMO free, and have great adhesive quality.
Q: What if I don’t want to use/ buy hemp glue?
A: We get it. The glue aspect is yet another accessory to add to your ever expanding collection of grinders, trays, filters, etc. You already have a lot to keep up with. So maybe try honey. It’s tasty, sticky, and will add extra support to the wrap. Just a little on the edge when sealing with a lick will help the wrap stay shut.
Sugar water. You can always heat up a small bowl of water in your microwave and add sugar to the water until the consistency is as thick as you’d like for your wrap. Make sure the sugar is mostly dissolved, though. Just straight up water with sugar in it isn’t going to work.
Technique. It’s all in how you’re licking the paper. Granted sometimes it’s the wrap itself, but try thinking of it as an envelope. You don’t want to over saturate the paper, but a little goes a long way. Hold the seal down for a few seconds before releasing. Lastly, you’re going to want to “bake” the blunt, or dry it to help the seal you made stay in place. You can do this my running the flame of your lighter up and down the seal, essentially cooking it into place. Don’t place the lighter too close though. You wouldn’t want to burn the paper!
Learning to roll a wrap can be tedious and time consuming but practice makes perfect. Although hemp glue may be a faster alternative, hopefully these tips can make your smoke session easier.
Q: My wraps keep ripping / breaking. What am I doing wrong?
A: More than likely it’s just a “practice makes perfect” situation. It’s doubtful you’re doing something wrong – it’s just that your technique hasn’t been honed yet. Check out thicker wraps as well – or even double wraps. They’re a bit more supportive. Always make sure when rolling, your paper isn’t overfilled or that your current wrap has not been handled too much as this can cause it to become more fragile.