How to Make a Thai Stick at Home
The Thai Stick has a long history within the cannabis community. It’s something that a few cannabis smokers have tried mostly because it’s a long and laborious process to make. However, today I’m giving you a simple guide to follow to make your very own Thai Stick at home.
But first…a brief history lesson.
The Origins of the Thai Stick
The Thai Stick originates from….you guessed it…Thailand! During the 60’s and 70’s, the Thai Stick made its way to the US. The original Thai Stick used a bamboo stick, cannabis nugs and opium as the adhesive to stick the cannabis leaf to the “blunt”.
Nowadays, people have substituted the opium with cannabis oils, making the Thai Stick a weed-friendly blunt made out entirely of weed.
Got your mouth watering? Let’s find out how to make one!
Making a Thai Stick
For this you’ll need a few things:
- Cannabis buds – Some people suggest fluffier buds to count for compression in later stages, however I have seen Thai Sticks with denser nugs…so it’s possible either way. Just use the nugs you got laying around.
- A Kebab Stick – You can get there literally anywhere for like $2.
- Hemp Wick – You’ll need this to wrap the buds…I’ll explain how
- Cannabis Oil – This is your adhesive
- Cannabis Leaf – This is your wrapper
- Tools to get the job done – This includes a lighter, something to heat up the dabs and perhaps gloves if you don’t want to get your hands sticky.
In the first step, you’ll take the kebab stick and the hemp wick. The kebab stick comes with a pointy end and a flat end. The pointy end will be ‘where you smoke from’ once it’s completed. For now, simply make a small knot with the hemp wick on the flat end and give it a twirl. Give it about 3-4 go arounds.
Now it’s time to skewer the buds onto the stick. You’ll be using the pointy end to weave in the nugs. Try to make it as uniform as possible, however even if you try, you’ll get some gaps in the nugs. You can fill these in with smaller nugs. Be gentle with the weed because you don’t want the nugs to break.
Now that you have all the buds skewered on the kebab stick, it’s time to wrap it. Once more, be gentle in this phase. You’ll want to wrap the entire thing completely in hemp wick. Start making spiral movements from the bottom and continue until the entire thing is covered with the wick. Once you’re done, you’ll leave it in the fridge for a day or two.
Now that you have waited a grueling 24-48 hours, it’s time to move onto the next phase. In this step, you’ll begin wrapping the Thai Stick with cannabis leaf. So you’ll be needing your cannabis oils ready as well as your tools for heating up the dabs. Before wrapping it though, you’ll want to unravel the hemp wick. You’ll notice the buds stay in place without the assistance of the hemp wick.
To wrap the blunt with cannabis leaf, you’ll want to dab the ends of the leaf so that it can stick to the blunt. Start from the pointy end and work your way down. Overlap the leaf so that there’s no bud showing. Go all the way down and then re-wrap the Thai Stick with the Hemp Wick. You don’t have to go as excessive as before, just enough to hold it all together.
Now…leave that sucker in a cool space, like a drawer for three to four days.
After 3-4 days, you’ll repeat the process in the previous step. You can do this 2-3 times but it will be good doing it only twice. Once more, when completed…wrap it up and place it back in the dark cool place for 3-4 days
Now a week has gone by since you first started with the process of your Thai Stick and it’s now time to start sparking that sucker up.
Unravel the hemp wick and remove the stick from the Thai Stick. You’ll be left with a ‘PHAT’ cannabis cigar doused in cannabis oil and filled with nugs.
You’ll also notice that this sucker smokes for a long time. If you were to smoke a Thai Stick by yourself…it could easily take you a week to finish the entire thing. More importantly, the more you smoke the ‘heavier it gets’ as the oil melts and drips down the nugs making them more potent.
You could probably get an entire small party high with one of these Thai Sticks. And now that you know the process that goes into making a Thai Stick…you know why the prepared ones’ cost so damn much in the dispensary.
Have you ever smoked a Thai Stick? Are you going to make one? If you do…post a picture and we’ll be sure to share it with the world!