How To Get Kief Out Of A Mason Jar
Keeping kief in a mason jar is not difficult, but keeping it there long-term is. You see, mason jars are airtight. That means that kief—which can be very sticky and will adhere to almost any surface it comes into contact with—is going to stick to the inside of your jar pretty quickly.
A lot of growers keep their kief in mason jars because they’re cheap, discrete and widely available. But if you want to use your mason jars for kief, you’ll need some tricks up your sleeve. There are plenty of methods out there, but we’re going to share with you a few that have worked well for us over time. Let’s get started!
Masking tape is great for keeping down the kief that’s stuck to the inside of the jar. It’s sticky enough to hold the kief and easy to peel off. The downside is that it doesn’t look that pretty, and it can leave a sticky residue behind. If you’re just keeping a small amount of kief in the jar, however, it’s a good option. You can also use painter’s tape, but it’s a bit thicker and may not stick as well.
Silicone sealant is essentially glue. If you put it inside your jar, it will keep the kief from getting out. If you have the right amount, you can simply scrape it off the bottom of the jar and use it. Silicone sealant is a bit tricky to work with, but it’s a good option if you’re storing multiple ounces of kief.
Dryer sheets are great for absorbing a lot of kief in one go. The downside, of course, is that you’ll need to throw them out once they’re full of kief. They’re easy, cheap and discreet. You can also use old t-shirts, paper towels, coffee filters, etc.
Kief Storage Tabs
Kief storage tabs are basically paper that has been coated with a sticky substance designed to keep kief from sticking. You can just drop a tab in the jar and let it do the rest. They’re not the prettiest thing in the world, but they’re cheap and easy to find.
Finally, Don’t Throw Out That Jar!
While airtight jars are great for storing kief, they’re terrible for growing kief. When you put a bunch of freshly-dried kief in a jar and seal it, the humidity inside that jar becomes very, very high. Kief is great, but it’s not the best at regulating its own moisture levels.
If you’re keeping kief in the same jar as your fresh buds, your kief will become extremely wet. Once the kief becomes too wet, you’ll have to throw it out. You can try to dry it out, but that’s going to take a long time. That’s why it’s important to use a separate jar for kief. You can keep your kief separate from the buds in order to ensure that it dries out quickly. When it’s dry, you can transfer it to a jar like the ones above.