Did you know people used to get high at funerals?
In Central Asia, about 2,500 years ago, it was a mortuary ritual to smoke cannabis at funerals. Sitting around the corpse, funeral members would inhale cannabis smoke that came from incense burners. The best part is that the bud they’d smoke was super dank, with very high THC levels.
Whether you’re looking to unwind or boost your creativity, cannabis offers so many different benefits. However, to get the best experience, you’ll want to make sure you use the right smoking hardware, such as glass hand pipes.
Why are glass pipes better than other smoking devices? Read on to find out!
- Extra Tasty Smoking Experience
Did you know that smoking with a glass is one of the best ways to enjoy the flavor of your bud? Cannabis is full of terpenes, and it’s the terpenes that give your bud it’s unique flavor and aroma. However, if you’re using metal or wood pipes, those materials can taint the bud’s flavor making it have a chemical or metallic taste.
Tips for Preserving the Taste of Weed
To preserve the flavor and aroma of your weed, you have to protect the terpenes. Here are a few of the best ways to keep your weed tasty and strong:
- Don’t overhandle buds
- Keep out of sunlight
- Store in airtight container
By storing your cannabis in a cool, dark location, you’ll be able to have the best smoking experience!
- Ability to Be Discrete
Unfortunately, not everyone is okay with recreational or medical marijuana use. Whether you have uptight roommates or nosey neighbors, small glass pipes offer a discrete smoking option. Also, if you’re going to be traveling, you can bring your glass pipe without having to worry about it breaking.
While an intricate bong could easily break, stored correctly, glass pipes can withstand being jostled around. Your glass pipe will also be able to withstand higher temperatures than wood, metal, or plastic. That means you can burn your bud, without burning your hands.
Use a Smell Proof Container
While glass pipes are small and discrete, you’ll still need to make sure you’re storing them in a smell proof container. You can’t expect a simple Ziploc bag to contain the intense aroma both your bud, and pipe will give off.
We suggest you buy a smell proof container that’s large enough to store all of your smoking hardware. That way, when you’re ready to light up you’ll have everything you need in 1 convenient location.
- A Variety of Fun Glass Hand Pipes
One of the best parts about buying glass hand pipes is that they come in all sorts of fun shapes, sizes, and designs! Do you want to feel like Sherlock Holmes? Then look for old school Sherlock glass pipes that come with a long neck. Of course, if you’re looking for the most discrete option, you’ll want to get a small handheld pipe, with a medium-sized bowl.
You can also find all sorts of fun designs, such as Rick and Morty themed pipes, animal-themed pipes, and more! If you’re into art, we suggest you look for glass smoking pipes made by local artists. In addition to the different designs, you can also find pipes made out of beautiful glass colors.
Tips for Buying Glass Pipes
Do you need your pipe for solo or group smoking sessions? If the pipe is just for you, consider getting a small chillum, or a hand pipe with a small bowl. The smaller the bowl, the more green hits you’ll be able to enjoy!
- Super Easy to Clean
One of the fastest ways to ruin your smoking experience is to smoke your bud out of a dirty, resin-filled bowl. Not only is the smoke harsher when your pipe’s dirty, but it’ll also taste stale and just plain bad.
Luckily, when you own glass pipes, you’ll find it’s easy to keep them clean. Here are the supplies you’ll need to clean any type of glass pipe:
- Ziploc bag
- Isopropyl alcohol
First, you’ll need to put your pipe in the plastic bag, and then fill the bag with isopropyl alcohol. Next, add 2 teaspoons of salt and seal the bag. After letting the pipe soak for 1 hour, it’s time to shake things up!
Carefully, shake the bag, helping the salt solution get in every crevice of your pipe. Next, take the pipe out of the bag and rinse it with room temperature water. Finally, allow your pipe to air dry, and it’ll be ready for action.
- Get the Best Hit
Last but not least, glass smoking pipes will help you get the best-sized hit. While large bongs can be fun for parties, they can also overwhelm your lungs. Instead, we find that handheld glass pipes offer the perfect sized hit, without overdoing it.
To get the best results, you’ll want to grind up your weed and avoid overpacking your bowl. Also, if your bowl has a large hole, you should consider getting a small screen to prevent losing any weed.
Tips for Getting Higher
True or false: The longer you hold your hit of weed, the higher you’ll get. If you guessed false, you’re right!
A lot of marijuana smokers hold their hits for 10-15 seconds. However, the truth is you only need to hold your hit for 3 seconds to enjoy the maximum effects.
Puff Puff Relax
It’s clear to see that glass hand pipes are the perfect way to enhance your smoking experience. From clean hits to fun designs, there’s so much these pipes have to offer. We suggest you visit a smoke shop today so you can see for yourself what type of sizes, and shapes, you can buy.
Remember to keep in mind what you’ll be using the pipe for, so you don’t wind up getting one that’s too big or too small. For more daily tips, check out the rest of this site!