You're here because you love blunts...who doesn't?! The pairing of ganja and tobacco goes back centuries — the two complement each other so well with an intense but euphoric buzz. Blunts are one of my favorite ways to medicate and there's nothing quite like a perfectly rolled backwood.
One problem — backwoods can be a pain in the a$$ to roll! So that's why today, we are joined by renowned model and blunt-lover, Circa Suicide, for a quick-n-simple tutorial that will have you rolling backwoods like a pro in no time.
Backwoods can be intimidating because they are the 'rawest' blunt wrap on the market — the wrap is straight dried tobacco leaf rather than processed tobacco pulp. This makes them exponentially more fragile than other blunt wraps like Swishers or Zig Zag wraps. One wrong move and you could be left in a crumbly mess of tobacco leaf. But fear not! Rolling a backwood can be just as simple as any other blunt or joint, it just takes a little finesse.
Backwoods come in a variety of flavors — honey, honey-berry, wild rum, black n' sweet, grape, just to name a few. For this tutorial, we decided to roll up some Mochi from TKO Reserve in a delectable honey-berry backwood — a perfect combination to satisfy our sweet tooth.
Find the edge of the leaf (left image) and track it down to the tip of the cigar (right image). This will ensure a clean unravel. Once you've followed the edge of the leaf to the end of the cigar, gently begin to peel the leaf away from the cigar.
Once you've peeled back the very tip of the wrap, carefully begin to unravel the entire leaf. If the backwood feels dry or crispy, you can place the cigar in your mouth (like you're about to smoke it) and breath hot air into it to bring some moisture back to the dried tobacco leaf. This step is where the fatal errors can happen, so be very fragile as you unwind the backwood.
We're trying to fill this backwood with something much more delicious, so once you've unraveled the tobacco leaf, gut the insides into an ashtray.
Time to grab your jar and pick out some choice buds! Break down those sweet, sticky nugs by hand (as opposed to a grinder) for a smoother smoke. On average, about 1.5-2 grams will fit in a backwood blunt, but since they are just raw tobacco leaves, the size of the leaf varies per package.
Unlike other blunt wraps, every backwood leaf is unique in shape. This can make it a little more difficult to fill because it doesn't have a natural pocket for your ganja. Now that your weed is all broken down, find the center point down the leaf and lay out your herb in a line down the wrap.
Get ready to tuck...
...and roll! Hold the blunt between your index/middle fingers and your thumb. Gently roll the leaf edge closest to you up and over the weed, tucking it into the other side while gently applying pressure with your thumb to make the blunt tighter. This is the trickiest part, but it's just like rolling a joint; once you have it down it becomes muscle memory. Don't worry if some weed falls out, you can always use it to top off the blunt once it's rolled.
Once you have that initial tuck, you can use a hard surface as an aid to finish rolling. Since backwoods tend to roll "loose," this step really helps tighten up the blunt for a smooth smoke.
Once the blunt is tightly tucked and rolled, it's time to seal that ish. Since the tobacco leaf is uneven, there will be a leftover tail that will help seal the blunt wrap. Generously lick that extra bit of leaf and wrap it around the blunt, using your lips to push down and seal the leaf tightly.
And just like that...you have a beautiful backwood blunt!