Weed has been smoked out of pipes since people started smoking. Even the Native Americans had peace pipes! And today smoking weed out of a pipe is one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis.
But how do you smoke from a pipe? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. In this article, we will give you a complete guide on how to use a pipe.
Ready to learn about taking care of and using your pipe? Keep reading to learn what you need to know.
How to Use a Pipe
While this is a very simple process, there are some key things to remember to enjoy a smooth smoking bowl. We’ll cover the things you need to before you smoke, the best way to pack the bowl, and how to clean out your pipe. Let’s get started!
Before You Smoke
Before you get started there are a few things you need to gather before you start smoking. First, get your pipe and your cannabis. Next, you’re going to need a lighter or some people to prefer hemp wick.
Hemp wick is a waxy string of hemp that can help your bowl burn evenly. Some smokers say it makes it taste better, while some say it just saves the fluid in your lighter.
You can also use a grinder to break down your cannabis. But this is up to you, as it’s not a necessary item.
How to Pack the Bowl
Let’s start by breaking down your cannabis. You’re going to want to break the bigger pieces down but be careful not to break it down too much. If cannabis is to fine it will burn extremely fast in your bowl.
So, if you’re using a grinder, be careful. You can also use a pair of scissors to break it down without getting your fingers sticky or getting the cannabis to fine.
Next, you want to pack the weed into your bowl. Be sure not to pack it down too tight or you won’t get any airflow. You need airflow to ensure a good smoking session, and that your cannabis will burn evenly.
Then it’s time to light and enjoy. If you’re just using a lighter strike the lighter as you are inhaling through the mouthpiece.
Cleaning Your Pipe
Now that you know how to smoke from a pipe it’s important to know how to clean it. Marijuana produces resin when it’s burned, the resin is a sticky substance that is brown or black. If you get a build-up of resin in your pipe it won’t hit as well.
For most pipes, you can use alcohol, and pipe cleaners to remove the resin. If you have a larger pipe like a water pipe or a bubbler you can use alcohol and salt to remove resign in hard to reach areas. Just add the alcohol and salt, cover any openings and shake.
For the actual bowl part of your pipe get a soft clean cloth and pour a bit of alcohol on it and wipe it out gently. It’s advisable to let your pipe dry very well before using it again, otherwise, the taste of alcohol will linger.
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