How To Put Out A Blunt Or Joint (For Later)

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If you rolled a really big blunt or joint, you might not be able to finish it all in one go. For this reason, you might want to put it out and save it for later but what’s the best way of doing it?

There are actually seven different ways to put out a blunt or joint for later, which include stubbing, grazing, knocking, flicking, cutting, drowning, and blowing.

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How To Put Our A Blunt For Later – 7 Ways

We now quickly just want to go over the seven main methods of putting out a blunt or a joint so you can save it for later.

1. Stubbing

One of the best ways to put out a blunt or a joint to save it for later is by stubbing it. This is really no different than when you put out a cigarette.

You just take the blunt or joint, hold it vertically, and lightly stub it or push it down into an ashtray or solid surface.

However, beware that if you want to save your blunt or joint for later, if you push down too hard on the top, it’s going to get hard and be difficult to light.

Therefore, when you stub your blunt or joint, be gentle.

2. Grazing

Another great way to put out a joint or blunt to save it for later is by grazing it.

Here, you’re going to hold the blunt or joint in your hand and then graze the cherry or the lit end against a wall or any other solid surface.

This will effectively cause the lit end or the cherry to fall out of the rest of the blunt or joint, therefore saving the rest for later.

Just make sure that you don’t have anything flammable underneath when the cherry falls out.

3. Knocking

Yet another good way to put out a blunt or joint so you can save it for later is by knocking it.

Here, you’re going to take your blunt or joint and gently knock the end of it against a solid surface. Here we are talking about the lit end.

This will effectively cause all of the ash to fall out, and may even cause the cherry to fall off as well.

Moreover, simply not smoking will also cause it to go out.

4. Flicking

The next best way to put out a joint or blunt so you could save it for later is by flicking it.

This is really no different than when you flick the butt end of a cigarette to remove ash from the other end.

However, here you are going to flick the butt end of the joint or blunt somewhat lightly so that the ash falls off, and so that the cherry also falls out.

At the very least, if all of the ash falls off, and you don’t smoke, it should then just go out.

5. Cutting

One of our personal favorite ways to put out a joint or blunt to save it for later is by simply cutting the end of it off.

Here, you’re going to take some very sharp scissors and just cut off enough of the blunt or joint so that it’s no longer lit.

We like this method the most because it tends to cause the least amount of damage to the joint or blunt.

This means that it’s much easier to relight once you want to go smoke it again.

6. Blowing

Another good way to put out a joint or blunt to save it for later is by blowing on the end of it really hard.

Blowing on the end of it really hard may cause the fire to just go out, or may even cause the cherry to blow right out of the joint or blunt as well.

Just make sure to blow on it sideways and not into the joint, or else you’re just going to burn more weed as you try to put it out.

7. Drowning

This is actually one of our least favorite methods of putting out a joint or blunt for later, although it does still work.

Here, you’re just going to drown the end of it in some water, and of course, that will put it out.

The problem here however is that if your joint or blunt gets wet, it’s going to change the flavor a bit.

Moreover, if you want to relight it, you obviously have to wait until it is dry before you can do so.


FAQ

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How Do You Put Out A Pre Rolled Joint?

Putting out a pre-rolled joint is absolutely no different than putting out a normal joint that you rolled yourself. You can use any of these seven above techniques as discussed above.

How To Store An Unfinished Joint Or Blunt

Now that your joint or blunt has been put out, you do want to store it properly. Unless you plan on relighting it shortly, or in other words within the next couple of hours, you do want to store it to keep it fresh.

If you don’t store it properly, it’s going to get really dry and crumbly, it won’t burn right anymore, and it won’t taste good anymore either.

One of the best ways to store a blunt or joint for later after having put it out is by using a doob tube.

These are plastic or glass containers that have a small lid on them. They are airtight and are designed for this exact purpose.

The big benefit of using a doob tube is that they are very small and portable, just large enough to fit a joint or blunt.

Other than that, using any sort of airtight container will do just fine. You can use something like a Mason jar, or an old container that your marijuana came in.

The main thing to keep in mind here is that you want a solid container with a lid because this will help keep the joint or blunt somewhat moist.

Moreover, you also want to use something solid, as this will prevent your joints or blend from breaking.

You could also use a zip lock bag, although this won’t protect your blunt or joint from physical damage.

How Long Will A Joint Stay Fresh?

OK, so just keep in mind that here we are not talking about how long it takes for THC to degrade, because if this is the case, then a joint will technically stay good for around a year if properly stored.

However, what we are talking about here is how long it’s going to take for that joint to completely dry out, which would result in it not burning very well anymore.

If this is the case, then it’s going to take around 24 hours for your joints to dry out.

Therefore, if you roll a joint or blunt, you really don’t want to keep it around for more than a day without proper storage, or else it won’t be all that enjoyable to smoke.

How Long Will A Blunt Stay Fresh?

Blunt wraps are a little different than joints, mainly because they are made out of thick tank or tobacco leaves.

They do hold on to moisture a bit better, which means that they don’t dry out quite as quickly.

If you just leave it laying around, a blunt should stay good for anywhere between four and seven days, depending on the ambient temperature humidity levels.

That said, for the best results when saving a blunt, you do always want to store it in something like an airtight container or a doob tube.


Conclusion

There you have it people, everything you need to know about the best ways to put out a joint or blunt to store it for later, as well as the best ways to store them for later.

Fabian

My passion for the sticky icky started nearly a decade ago, and it all began when I first laid my eyes on the beauty that is the marijuana plant.

I cover all aspects of growing from equipment recommendations to plant health/care tips to help both new and experienced growers.