Pipes are the way to smoke cannabis, often used as a way to filter weed. The pipe technology has been developing and today we have analogic, electric and even battery e-pipes. Still, we have the ones who prefer the benefits of the classic glass’ pipes.
The following blog post will focus on how to make pipes and what types there are most commonly used for smoking weed.
1) Glass Pipes
This type of pipe is made from glass and is one of the oldest types of pipes in the world. Many types of weed are smoked through these pipes, as well as tobacco and even other marijuana-related drugs.
The disadvantages of glass ones include the fact that they break easily and are difficult to clean. Although they produce very smooth smoke, within a short period of time they will need to be discarded. Another disadvantage people notice with glass pipes is that they are difficult to conceal when smoking in public areas.
2) Metal Pipes
Similar to glass pipes, metal ones are very common in the smoking community. They are typically small in size and easy to carry.
This type of pipe has been used for centuries, as the materials used to make them are inexpensive, durable and easy to find. Metal pipes come in various shapes and sizes, but have a similar structure; they have a bowl, stem and mouthpiece. Metal pipes are cleaned by using rubbing alcohol or soap and water with a cloth wrapped around your finger; this method is not recommended for glass pipes.
3) Plastic Pipes
These ones, which are commonly referred to as bongs, have been around for over 50 years. They have a large plastic bowl that is used to hold marijuana as well as water. These pipes are designed and shaped so that smoking them is very easy without much effort needed; you can take a hit or two without having to take your hands off the electrical parts.
Common materials used in the manufacture of bongs include materials such as UHMW plastic, acrylic, PVC pipe and titanium. Before using a piece of weed inside a plastic pipe, it’s important to make sure it was made with medical grade plastics or glues like epoxy and VHB glue.
4) Glass Blunts & The Bong
These types of pipes are used to smoke herb, tobacco and even other drugs. Simple glass ones consist of a bowl and stem and a mouthpiece. They can be made from any type of tubing that has holes drilled in it so that the smoke passes through it. To use these pipes, you’ll need to use a filtration device (also known as a bong). A bong consists of a bowl that is used to hold smoke until the user inhales from the top.
5) Oil Rigs
Similar to glass blunts, but with a lot more style and elegance, these pipes are made from glass or plastic. They have a simple shape that is known as an oil rig and the bowl is on top of the stem. Oil rigs are easy to make such as by purchasing a pipe from a pipe shop or making one out of a plastic bottle.
Other Alternatives to Weed Pipes
If you are thinking of making your own pipe, you should know there are many alternatives out there. For example, a bong can be made from an old wine bottle. Even though smoking through it will not provide a good high, it can still increase the taste of the herb or the tobacco. That is why they have become very popular and even more enjoyable smoking experience for many people.
Another type of pipe is a rolling paper / cigarette holder. This type of pipe is created from cardboard that has rolled up on itself once again and this time sealed with tape or some other material to hold the paper in place. Other types of common materials used to create pipes is simple wood.
The reason why people make their own pipes is because they can use them without having to buy one each time they smoke, and sometimes it’s simply a lot more enjoyable if you can create your own style.
Cheap Weed Pipes, are they worth it?
Buying a cheap pipe is not always the best idea. The truth is, it’s the most expensive way to start your collection. This is because you have to buy each piece of pipe and they are often made of low-quality materials and they may be cheaply made in the first place.
In addition, these pipes don’t last for a very long time, so it’s important to make sure you have a good selection. Here are some tips that can help you make the best decision:
Choose Your Pipe Based on Your Needs
Before you make your purchase, it’s important to know exactly what you need and just how that pipe will fit into your daily use. This will also help you decide on the type of pipe that will serve both your needs and your budget.
Learn How to Clean Your Pipe
As with any type of pipe or bong, you can end up with a mess if you don’t clean them properly. You should always use a pipe cleaner to ensure that everything is as clean as possible. If you have an e-pipe, you might want to take a look at our article on how to clean a vaporizer.
Compare the Prices
There are several different pipes on the market, so it’s important that before you make your purchase, you compare it against other similar kinds of pipes.
Buy What You Like
The bottom line is that while some people may have very strong preferences for certain types of pipes, it’s important not to be too limited by those previous choices. If you like a certain design, don’t feel annoyed that you can’t find it, because while there aren’t many of those pipes on the market, there may be pipes just like it.
Buying a cheap bong is not always a wise decision to make. This is because you have to buy it with each smoke session and that means that if you keep smoking more frequently this will likely cost you more money. For example, in some cases pipes can cost about $30-$40 dollars per piece.
Further, cheap pipes are often made from low-quality materials and they may be cheaply manufactured. This means that if you want to buy a new pipe every time you smoke, this is going to be a lot more expensive than you probably think it is.
Finally, it’s important to take your time and research various types of bongs before you make that final decision.
How To Clean A Glass Pipe?
There are several ways that people use to clean their glass pipes, but there are some things they should avoid doing. First of all, you should never clean your pipe with household products such as soaps or strong chemicals without properly rinsing it out first.
The last option for a pipe that can be made out of anything around the house is a bong. If you are looking for something new to smoke herb through, or want something better than a glass pipe, try using a bong. It will change your experience forever because it doesn’t require you to inhale as hard as when smoking in other types of pipes.