Dutch Masters have been a staple of the stoner community for many years. A super popular way to roll and smoke weed, knowing how to roll a Dutch is yet another essential stoner life skill we think every weed smoker and cannabis enthusiast should have.
Rolling a Dutch is pretty similar to rolling a blunt, but there are some important key differences to note. Thankfully, that’s why we’re here––to teach you how to properly roll a Dutch so that you’ll always be prepared in any smoking situation you may find yourself in.
What is a Dutch?
The term Dutch is short for Dutch Master, which is the specific brand of cigar that’s used to roll the weed. They come in a variety of flavors and can be found on some online head shops, but are most commonly found at local gas stations, bodegas, and smoke shops.
What makes Dutch Masters unique is an outer tobacco leaf that has to be unwrapped and rewrapped during the disassembly and assembly of the blunt. This makes the process of rolling a bit different than rolling a regular blunt (which are usually rolled using brands like Cigarello or Swisher Sweets, both of which do not have an extra outer tobacco leaf.)
A Dutch is so similar to a blunt that people often use the two words interchangeably––which is fine, but for the sake of clarity, there is a certain specificity to Dutch Masters versus blunts when it comes to how they’re rolled.
Rolling a Dutch is a little more work than rolling a regular blunt, but the payoff can be worth it. We know it may sound complicated or even a little intimidating, but we promise, it’s super easy to learn how to roll a blunt with a Dutch.
How to Roll a Dutch Master
We’re going to walk you through step-by-step how to roll a Dutch blunt (or, if you’re on the other side of the pond, how to roll a Dutch joint.)
Step 1: Prepare your weed.
Any time you’re rolling up weed in anything, it’s super important that it’s properly ground. Evenly ground weed ensures an even burn. This will not only make for a better smoking experience overall but will also help to make sure that you aren’t wasting or burning through your weed too quickly, which can be a common occurrence when your weed isn’t ground finely enough.
We recommend using a grinder for this, but if you have no choice but to use your fingers to break up your bud (the struggle can be real!) just do your best to break it up as finely and as evenly as possible.
Step 2: Unroll the Dutch.
Unrolling the Dutch is one of the most vital steps in this process. The outer tobacco leaf is what makes a Dutch a Dutch, so it’s important to know how to remove it properly.
Take a look at each end of the Dutch to find the easiest edge or lip of the leaf that you can find. Gently lift the edge of the leaf up with your fingers and begin to unroll it in a spiral motion. This should be pretty easy once you get going, as the leaf will naturally follow along the seams.
Once you have the leaf fully unrolled, you can put it to the side. You’re now ready to empty your blunt.
Step 3: Split and empty the Dutch.
Next, it’s time to figure out how to split a Dutch. There are a couple of different ways you can do this: you can crack the Dutch with your fingers, or you can slice it open using a blade. Both ways will work, but will mostly depend on your proximity to the proper tools.
Since slicing it is pretty self-explanatory, we’ll walk you through how to crack open a Dutch with your fingers. Once the leaf is off, you’re left with the inner cigar, which is pretty much the same as a blunt. You’re going to crack it open very similar to how you would if it were a Cigarello or Swisher Sweet.
Look for the flattest side of the Dutch and begin to gently create pressure until it splits open. Follow this process down the length of the Dutch until you have fully cracked it open. Then, dump out the tobacco that’s inside (or Dutch guts, as they’re frequently called.) This empty wrap is where you’ll roll the weed.
Step 4: Roll up your weed.
Next, you must know how to roll weed in a Dutch. You should fill it just like you’d fill a joint or a blunt––as evenly as possible. Blunts are bigger than joints, but Dutch Masters are even bigger than blunts, so you’ll probably be able to fit anywhere from 1 to 2 grams inside of it comfortably.
This is where the quality of the grind of the weed comes in. It’s much harder to make an even roll when your weed is filled with thick nugs or pieces of sticky, unbroken weed. Dutch Masters are designed to smoke for a long time, so you want to make sure you aren’t hindering that process.
Step 5: Close the Dutch.
The last (but arguably most important) step is learning how to close a Dutch. There are two steps to closing a Dutch: closing the inner blunt and then rewrapping the outer tobacco leaf.
The first part is pretty much the same process as rolling a blunt. Once your weed is evenly spread throughout the wrap, you can begin to tuck and roll the tobacco paper into itself. While you do this, make sure you’re tamping the weed down tightly enough to make sure there aren’t any flimsy areas, but not too tight that you won’t be able to hit it. You’ll need a liquid-based sealant for this just like any other wrap, so you can use your saliva or even a small amount of water.
Once the blunt part is wrapped up, you can now rewrap the outer leaf. Once again, you’ll need a liquid-based sealant. So using your saliva or some water, dampen the side of the leaf that will be directly wrapped around the blunt. Once it’s damp, you can begin rewrapping the outer leaf around the blunt very much like a bandage.
Once it’s all wrapped up, you can carefully rip or cut off any excess tobacco paper left over. (Pro tip: use any extra pieces of the leaf to ‘patch up’ any compromised parts of the Dutch.) Then, gently run your lighter across the rolled Dutch to dry the dampened seals, and you should be good to go