Types Of Pipes And Their Differences And Uses
hand pipes are known to be classic, a vintage smoking device used by older smokers, like your grandparents. Some of them would refer to it as bowls. It is made of borosilicate glass that is perfect for all smokers.
The glass sleeve would give you a dry smoke which means there would be no need for water, this also means someone who is looking for bubbles might not enjoy its use. In this case, you might prefer a bong or a brush rig instead.
If you want to smoke dry herbs or tobacco or any other substance, or legal substance with your pipe, all you need to do is wrap it up in the bowl chamber and light. Just like every other means of smoking using a device, there is usually a hole in the side, carb, that acts as a way to give way to the smoke.
These pipes are made available in most dispensaries and/or any smoke shop.
The cannabis flower is usually packed in a bowl-shaped area, that area is responsible for holding the marijuana. When using this pipe, you must cover the carb, or the hole found on the side of the bowl where the flower is packed.
They are also known as spoons and are the most common type of pipes used for smoking cannabis. They sit in the palm and are composed of a bowl in which you then pack the flower and stem from which you inhale the smoke. It is designed in such a way that it allows smokers to regulate airflow.
They are mostly made out of glass, however, metal and wood forms are also available.
Aside from this, there are other types of pipes and they are one hitter also known as chillums. they are small pipes, about 2-4 inches or 5-10 centimetres. they are long and shaped like a tube with the mouthpiece on one end, leaving a small opening for the cannabis flower on the other. They are called one-hitters because they can only hold a little amount of cannabis at a time.
The other type is the steam roller, this has the attributes of both mentioned earlier.
You should note this, however, no matter how high or how badly you want to take a hit, if you are new to smoking, it is not recommended that you make use of pipes as it could be too much for you to handle. You also have to be careful when making a homemade pipe, as a plastic could also cause the release of some chemicals that would affect you. Extreme caution should be taken always.
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Written by Dan Harrington
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