how to roll inside out joint

How to roll a backroll joint (an inside out)

Whether you enjoy recreational weed or require a few puffs from time to time for medicinal reasons, learning how to roll the perfect joint can make the entire experience more enjoyable. The trouble is that it can be challenging to decide on just one type of roll when there are hundreds to choose from. There are the most basic cannabis rolls that do the job in a relatively short period of time, and then there are more artistic designs that can be time-consuming but offer a visually appealing aspect to smoking marijuana that cannot be recreated any other way. If you don’t have stellar rolling skills than you are probably going to want to stick with the most straightforward methods, and as long as you have mastered a regular straight joint roll, this one should be no trouble at all.

  • 1 gram of cannabis
  • tobacco (optional)
  • 1 weed grinder
  • 1 king-sized marijuana rolling paper
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 joint filter paper

  1. Start out by preparing the filter paper. A lot of people make the mistake of figuring out how to roll a joint, and then end up stuck when the paper is filled and ready to be twisted up. Though it will not keep its shape, the creases that are made now will help a lot once it comes time for insertion, as you will be able to roll it up and press it in with only one hand. I prefer to make an M shape by folding the tip paper back and forth until you can see a small M and then finishing it by wrapping the outside of the M one time. Once complete, set it aside for later.
  2. Next, you will need to get out a weed grinder and bust up the cannabis buds. It’s always a good idea to filter through the bud grind and remove any stems or seeds that might either negatively affect the taste, explode as you are smoking, or poke holes into the paper as it’s being rolled or handled.
  3. Once the fresh cannabis is ground up and ready, it is time to pull one king size rolling paper from the pack.
  4. Flip the paper upside down and fold the crease so that the glue strip is on the outside facing you.
  5. Now you can add in tobacco and or cannabis and set the filter at one end.
  6. Use your thumbs and forefingers to pack the bud grind down into the paper.
  7. Once you are satisfied with the tightness of the roll, lick the middle of the paper, and stick the glue strip to the end of the crease. This will leave an extra tail of paper hanging off.
  8. Use a pair of scissors to remove the excess paper.
  9. Use a dab tool or some other packing stick to press the cannabis pieces that are flaring from the tip, into the joint.

How to smoke an inside out joint

The best part about this fancy marijuana roll is that it can be inhaled just like any other typical straight or cone joint. Use a lighter to ignite the tip and take a draw.

Benefits of smoking a back-roll joint

Though many cannabis rolls will offer their own variety of benefits, back roll joints are generally enjoyed most for the following reasons.

Removing additional paper makes it so that the marijuana grind is only hidden behind one thin piece of paper, so you can see many of the colors, the smoke as it travels through it, and the gorgeous resins as the build up inside.

Lung health
Marijuana rolling papers are made of one of several ingredients, but none of them are healthy to inhale as they burn. Removing excess paper can help to reduce lung irritation, especially in regular consumers.

If you’re lucky, the paper you choose will taste like nothing, but many of the healthier options like rice can influence the flavor and aroma of the cannabis within when it is smoked. Removing the extra materials makes this impact less noticeable, so you can genuinely enjoy the plentiful terpenes that are in the strains you know and love.

Many rolling papers are designed to slow down the burn of a joint or cigarette, but if you have fresh or well-hydrated weed, then this might not be too helpful. Removing the additional paper allows for a smoother, faster, and more consistent burn.

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If you want to roll a joint easy that will also impress, then this marijuana joint might be just what you have been searching for.

The best part about this fancy marijuana roll is that it can be inhaled just like any other typical straight or cone joint.

How to Roll an Inside Out Joint (Step-by-Step Guide with Pictures)

The fine art of rolling an evenly-burning joint requires both practice and patience.

Once you master the basics of rolling regular joints, you can move on and elevate your technique to new heights.

Inside-out joints, also known as backrolls or Dutch-style joints, use a smaller amount of paper than regular joints, which significantly improves the flavor and makes your joints burn more slowly.

This is something I learned from my European friends who mostly smoke spliffs.

I’m not gonna lie to you, the technique of rolling an inside-out joint is pretty difficult, but the majority of steps are exactly the same as with regular joints.

Backrolling is not a new concept, and it actually has a long history that began with hand-rolling tobacco cigarettes, as a way to avoid excessive overlapping of the smoking paper. Less paper equals more flavor.

The basic idea of rolling an inside-out joint is to use the least amount of paper by completing only one rotation around the ground weed.

The rest of the paper is either torn or burnt away, and backrolls “canoe” much less than regular joints.

It took me a while to perfect my technique, but once I got accustomed to all the steps, rolling inside-out joints became a simple manual operation.

I assure you, backrolls are really worth the hustle, because every toke you take is supremely smooth.

Preparing your essentials

To roll a backroll you’ll need the same things as with regular joints.

You need the following:

  • One high-quality rolling paper (preferably rice paper)
  • One paper filter / crutch
  • Weed
  • Lighter
  • Grinder

Begin by grinding your cannabis, but avoid excessive chopping because weed ground too finely can block the airflow.

The Definitive Guide to Rolling Papers: Say No to Blunts

If you want to achieve the slowest burning-rate possible, try using rice rolling papers because they’re very thin, and as a result burn slowly.

However, that convenient thinness of rice papers also makes them somewhat tricky to work with, so perhaps it’s best to practice with regular papers, and then work your way up to rice ones.

Flipping the paper

This is the most important step of rolling these joints, since you will be sealing them “upside down”.

First, take a rolling paper and re-fold it in the middle, so when you put the weed in, the glue stripe faces the inside of the joint and down (closer to you), and not upwards (away from you).

Precisely position the rolling paper and add a crutch in one of the corners, depending on whether you’re left or right handed.

Quick Tip: Use a longer crutch that will be easier to hold!

Packing the weed

Once you’ve positioned the paper correctly, hold the crutch and arrange the weed on the rolling paper with your other hand.

Shape the weed like you usually do: Roll your fingers back and forth until a cylindrical shape is formed.

Tucking the glue side

Here comes the tricky part: tucking the glue stripe. That’s why it’s so important to shape the weed tightly, in order to eliminate as much air as humanly possible.

If the rolling paper is giving you trouble by wrinkling, pull the tip of the paper with your fingers in the opposite direction from the crutch.

Try to additionally increase the pressure by tucking the glue side under the part of the paper that overlaps. You can use your lips to pull the rest of the paper.

Continue to roll the joint until the overlap becomes visible.

Seal the deal

There is no need to lick the glue stripe directly, because it will only mess up your joint.

Instead, find the place where the paper overlap begins, that’s where the glue stripe is located.

Lick the stripe through that excess layer of paper, and at this point the overlap and the glue stripe will become visible through the rolling paper.

Once you go through this step, there’s no going back. It’s impossible to do more tucking once you’ve sealed your joint.

Burn the excess paper

This is the final step before you get to enjoy your fancy-pants joint.

There are two ways of getting rid of the excess paper: either by delicately tearing it, or by purging it with fire.

Tearing the surplus paper is quite easy. Lick the place where you sealed the joint one more time, press the glue stripe with your fingers and gently tear the flapping paper.

In my opinion, burning the leftover paper is far more fun, and here’s how to do it correctly.

Re-lick the glue side once more to create a barrier for the fire, because you definitely don’t want to burn the rest of the joint.

Use a lighter and light up the part of excess paper that’s closest to the crutch, and the rest of the leftover will quickly follow.

To wrap it up…

Now you have a slow-burning joint that will provide you with a unique “paper free” experience.

However, I have to point out that fashioning backrolls is no simple task, as it requires real canna-craftsmanship.

But don’t take this the wrong way, I’m not trying to discourage you! Just remember your first joints, and how much your technique has advanced since then.

The same thing applies to backrolls. Practice and composure are key!

If you don’t succeed the first time, don’t give up and try again.

Learn how to roll perfect inside-out joints with our extensive 6-step visual guide. Why? So you can enjoy improved-flavor, slower-burning joints. ]]>