Nobody wants a hemp wrap that burns faster than you can keep up with your flower. But, even wraps that are advertised as slow-burning can be super disappointing, causing canoeing, and a total waste of money. So, what determines the burn of a wrap, and how can you avoid a wrap that burns too quickly?
What’s a Slow-Burning Wrap?
Hemp wraps can be made from all kinds of materials – from the traditional blunt wraps (tobacco leaves cut away from a cigar) to hemp leaves themselves – and the material can play a huge role in how long it takes for your wrap to burn. Naturally, some materials burn more quickly than others, depending on the type of material, as well as the thickness of the material. More surface area means more to burn through, and so you get a slower burn. On the other hand, if it’s too thin, air won’t be able to pass through, and that could also make the roll burn too fast as the heat has nowhere else to go. Of course, that also means that larger wraps would burn more slowly, but overall, you want a slow burn even if you’re enjoying a small wrap.
When choosing a slow-burning wrap, you don’t want to just consider the rate of burning, either. That’s because there are other factors that matter just as much. The taste, for one thing, can make or break your smoking experience, and some materials just taste better than others. You also want to consider whether or not the wrap contains nicotine – as blunt wraps do – because not everyone wants to take in nicotine with their flower. Other factors that matter include:
- Quality/Safety: Some wrap materials are synthetic, or treated with chemicals that affect the burn rate as well as the appearance of the wrap. Many people prefer all-natural, untreated wraps.
- Durability: You don’t want a wrap that’s going to rip and tear each time you try to roll some flower.
- Ease to Roll: You also want a wrap that rolls easily – in other words, it isn’t so stiff that the roll comes out looking haphazard, and you can’t roll it as tightly as you want to.
Now, with all that being said, let’s talk about how to all but guarantee a slow burn, time and time again.
Pay Attention to Thickness
Again, wraps that are both too thick and too thin can interfere with the rate of burn you’re looking for. We love wood pulp, rice, and hemp papers, all of which seem to offer the perfect thickness level for a nice, slow burn, while being all-natural, untreated, and unable to negatively affect the flavor of your flower.
Don’t Let Them Sit Too Long
Most wraps will dry out the longer they sit around – even if they’re kept in their original container. And, the drier the material, the faster it will burn since there’s no moisture to fend off the heat. Obviously, you don’t want a moist wrap either, since it won’t burn at all, but try to use your wrap as soon as possible to make sure that it’s being used as it was intended to be by the manufacturer.
Do Your Homework
Finally, we strongly recommend that you research wraps before you buy, by looking at reviews and reading through the product description thoroughly. This way, you can largely avoid products that have already earned a reputation for burning too fast, and will know which ones are killing it on the market for their slow-burning abilities.