5 Hacks Every Smoker Should Know
Post by Erinn Holman on January 9, 2019Erinn Holman
Have you ever found yourself without a pipe or rolling papers after the local smoke shop has closed? You pull out your phone and search “Smoke Shops Open Late Near Me”, and nothing but the creepy gas station down the street seems to be open? Well, luckily you came here and we can help! We’ve compiled 5 hacks that every smoker should know, in case of an impromptu smoke sesh, or if you’re just feeling creative and want to try something new. These smoking hacks will be made from common household items or things you can find at your local grocery store, paired with some cool cheap smoking accessories that will allow you to recycle your bottles and cans.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that these hacks are not meant to replace traditional smoking equipment and are meant to be used only in an emergency. Using plastic, aluminum, produce, etc. while smoking can cause health issues and should only be used in the case of an emergency.
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Hack #1: The Apple Pipe
Next time you’re browsing the produce section at your local grocery store, consider picking up an extra apple. Not only are they high in fiber and vitamin C, but apples have also become a favorite among many green-minded smokers. The apple pipe offers a smooth, robust smoking experience with the added bonus of being eco-friendly. Making an apple pipe only takes a few minutes, and if you’re adventurous enough, you’ll have something to snack on after your smoke sesh!
To construct an apple pipe you’ll need a few common household items:
- Large Apple
Step 1: Rinse the apple with water and remove the stem.
Step 2: Grab the toothpick and poke holes straight down, halfway through the core.
Step 3: Take the pen and remove the ink cartridge from inside.
Step 4: Find the halfway mark of the apple and stab it using the hollowed out pen. (Make sure this hole matches up perpendicularly with the toothpick holes you made earlier).
Step 5: Make the carb hole by stabbing the apple again where your thumb sits naturally.
Step 6: Clean out any loose apple pieces inside the pen to create the mouthpiece.
Step 7: Add your legal smoking herbs
Step 8: Blaze it
You’ll be surprised by how easy this DIY pipe is to make, and might not even mind that the local smoke shop was closed. This eco-friendly smoking method is a great alternative to using rolling papers or a glass pipe on occasion. This method could also be used on a camping trip, hike, or at a music festival if you’re in a pinch. Some smokers even prefer this natural pipe to other substitutes due to how smooth of a hit it produces.
Hack #2: Upcycling with the Presto Pipe
Have you ever found yourself without a travel-sized piece or rolling papers and in desperate need? Same. That’s why this handy hack is so beneficial to the avid traveler, hiker, or outdoorsy type. The Presto Pipe is an awesome little metal bowl that lets you turn any can or bottle into a pipe! Almost like magic, the Presto Pipe is small enough to fit in your pocket, purse, or backpack and since it’s made from metal, it’s also reusable. We love the Presto Pipe because it’s easy, small and environmentally friendly!
To create this recycled masterpiece, you will need the following:
- Can or Bottle
- Presto Pipe
Step 1: Find a clean bottle or can that fits your preferences. Note: The bigger the container, the more smoke you’ll be able to inhale.
Step 2: Using a knife or sharp object, carefully pierce a small hole in the side of the beverage container.
Step 3: Screw in the presto pipe to where the hole was made.
Step 4: Step 4: Fill the bowl with your choice of herbs.
Step 5: Light it up and pass it to the left!
Hack #3: Top Puff
Next time you find yourself at a music festival or outdoor venue, consider bringing along a Top Puff. A cool contraption that looks similar to a spoon pipe, the Top Puff will turn your recyclables into a bubbler. By screwing the Top Puff onto the neck of the bottle, you’ve just created a portable and recyclable smoking method that will filter the smoke before you inhale, and help Mother Nature at the same time.
To make a portable bubbler anywhere you go, you’ll only need two things:
- Water bottle with a standard sized mouthpiece
- The Top Puff
Step 1: Drink about half of the water in the bottle.
Step 2: Disassemble the Top Puff so each piece is separate.
Step 3: Twist the mouthpiece onto the opening on the bottle.
Step 4: Add the downstem, making sure it is submerged into the water.
Step 5: Add tobacco.
Step 6: Spark it up.
The Top Puff is the perfect smoking accessory to bring along on your next camping trip. Its portable and compact design works with any water bottle making it easy to use and is just plain nifty. One of the best qualities that Top Puff features, is the glass bowl and stem. This feature is awesome because you don’t ever want to put a flame to plastic during a smoke sesh. While the mouthpiece on the Top Puff is plastic, your smoking herbs and lighter will never interact with the plastic. Snag one of these bad boys to ensure you can enjoy all of the luxuries of a water pipe, anywhere you go.
Hack #4: The Candy Pipe
Inspired by our friend Masterbong, the candy pipe is one of the most unique and… delicious smoking hacks that we’ve seen on the internet. By taking taffy style candies and smashing them together, you can make a sweet treat into a pipe. This hack does require some skill, so bring in some back up if you need help.
Next time you’re at the local convenience store loading up on munchies, grab an extra pack of those square, rainbow-colored, individually wrapped taffy candies. To get your candy pipe started, you’ll need:
- One pack of rainbow taffy candy
Step 1: Unwrap all of the candies.
Step 2: Stack up all of the candies vertically and save 3, placing them aside.
Step 3: Shove the screwdriver through the tower of candy, making sure the tunnel is completely hollowed out.
Step 4: Press together the candies to create one solid piece.
Step 5: Stack up two candies and use the screwdriver to make a vertical hole.
Step 6: Use the screwdriver and your thumbs to carve out a more defined bowl.
Step 7: Take the last remaining candy and place it at the end of your pipe. This candy should not have any holes.
Step 8: Press together and place in freezer to help solidify the candies together.
Step 9: Smoke break.
Please remember that smoking sugar is bad for you and is not recommended. With that being said, this hack proves that with a little elbow grease, almost anything can be turned into a pipe! Thanks to our bud, Master Bong for the inspiration and check out his original video by visiting his Youtube channel here.
Hack #5: Gravity Key
Picking up one of these little gizmos could be a party saver if your glass water pipe breaks or if you’re waiting on a replacement water pipe. A glass extension with a silicone seal can be used with a glass bowl or banger depending on if you want to smoke concentrates or loose smoking herbs. The idea behind the Gravity Key is that instead of using tin foil with your gravity pipe, you can have a variety of attachments to enhance your smoking experience.
To create a gravity water pipe using the Gravity Key, you will need:
- The Gravity Key (obviously)
- Glass bowl attachment
Step 1: Using the scissors, cut the top off of the gallon jug about ¼ of the way from the top.
Step 2: Cut the bottom of the 2 liter bottle to your preference. (The more you cut off, the less room there is for the smoke to fill the bottle. The more you cut, the less smoke you’ll be able to inhale.)
Step 3: Fill the gallon jug halfway with water.
Step 4: Place the smaller bottle into the larger bottle and submerge into the water.
Step 5: Put the Gravity Key onto the mouthpiece of the bottle and place the glass bowl onto the Gravity Key.
Step 6: Place your legal smoking herbs into the bowl and pull up on the smaller bottle as it fills with smoke.
Step 7: Remove the bowl from the Gravity Key and push the smaller bottle down into the water as you inhale the smoke, using the key as a mouthpiece.
Step 8: Grab some snacks and chill!
If you’ve ever found yourself using a gravity water pipe, then chances are it was a messy, janky experience. The Gravity Key helps to eliminate those issues and allows for different smoking methods to be used, depending on your smoking preferences and glass attachments you use.
Since this little guy is less than $10 you might want to pick up a Gravity Key or two to use at your next party.
Hopefully, you don’t ever find yourself in a situation with no rolling papers or pipes available to you, but if you do, we’ve got you covered. By using gadgets you can buy (from us, hi!) that allow you to DIY a pipe, or by using common household items and pair them with a little innovative spirit, almost anything can be used to enjoy your choice of legal smoking herbs. Puff Pack offers a wide range of services from mystery packs being sent to you monthly, to choose your own boxes, repeat orders, and single orders from the Mart to best serve your needs. Check us out and join the Puff Pack fam by connecting with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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