How to Smoke a Pipe

How to Smoke a Pipe

When it comes to smoking a pipe, there are almost no physical differences between a tobacco and a marijuana pipe. Of course, the most obvious difference is the kind of material that each type of pipe is made of. Many times, cannabis pipes are made from glass, but ones used for tobacco are often made from materials such as clay and wood. However, you can find some ceramic, wood, metal, or bamboo pipes designed for smoking cannabis. Just remember that you will not want to use aluminum or foil for smoking a pipe. An aluminum pipe might not be good for your lungs.

About the Bowl Piece and Carb

There are a couple of important pieces that go into creating a cannabis pipe. The bowl is where you will put your marijuana. Near this area, you have a carb, which is a small hole. The goal of the carb is so you can clear the chamber when you use the pipe.

Often, the carb is on one side of your pipe. If you stop inhalation, you do not want to put your finger over the carb. Instead, you should put your finger over the carb when you are taking an inhale. 

If you have smoked cannabis in the past, you might be aware of the other smoking methods available. These include vaporizers, joints, blunts, pipes, and bongs. If you want to use marijuana via smoking, then a pipe is one of the easiest ways of getting started, especially if you are not familiar with any other methods. 

Pipes are easy-to-use and do not cost that much money. So, you might now be wondering how you can smoke cannabis from a pipe.

About the Bowl Piece and Carb

How Do You Smoke?

First, load your bowl using ground or broken up cannabis. If the hole near the bottom of the piece is too large for the herb, you can use the plug, which is also called the nug plug. This piece is a very small bit of cannabis that you place slightly in the hole. Then you can place the marijuana at the top. That will keep it from falling out as you smoke from the pipe. 

Now put your pipe on the outside of your mouth. Use your thumb or index finger to cover up the carb. Very carefully and gently run your flame over your cannabis and gently suck some air in through the pipe. However, do not inhale your smoke. That way, the smoke can collect in your pipe. 

Once you are ready to take a hit of the smoke, you can take your thumb or finger off the carb to release it. Then you can inhale that smoke into your lungs from the pipe. You do not have to hold the smoke in your lungs since they will almost instantly absorb the cannabinoids. You can then exhale the smoke soon after. You can repeat this process of both holding and then releasing your carb every time you want to inhale the smoke. 

Common Mistakes You Might Be Making

It is impossible to avoid making some mistakes, even when you are using a pipe to smoke, and it is not that hard. There are a few common mistakes that some beginners might make. These slipups might not lead to the best possible smoking experience. If you keep an eye out for these, you will sure to enjoy your next smoking experience using a pipe. 

Not Positioning the Lighter Correctly When Taking an Inhale

Many people who smoke pipes for the first time believe that it is the most efficient to hold the lighter to the bowl of their pipe to take a hit. However, this is not correct. Every time that you smoke from a pipe, you should ensure that you place the lighter on the upper portion of your bowl when you inhale.

You can do this until the flame has gotten stable enough so that it can survive by itself. When this is the case, it is known as being “cherried.” That just means that the cannabis will stay lit on its own. If you have a strong enough flame, you can pass the pipe to another smoker, and they will not need to light the pipe anymore. 

Not Positioning the Lighter Correctly When Taking an Inhale

Using Your Mouth to Exhale on the Pipe

It is important not to exhale through your mouth when it is on the pipe. That can cause the cannabis in your bowl to come flying out. You will then be blowing away your cannabis. That is an all too easy method of wasting your cannabis. No one would want to smoke that cannabis even if you can gather it off the floor. 

Getting Creative

Once you know how to smoke your pipe correctly, you might want to know how you can be more creative or make the most out of your experience. Some smokers have chosen to create pipes from apples. They make a hole in them and then put marijuana inside one end. You might also turn a pen into a pipe by taking out the ink cartridge and putting grass on the other end. 

A gravity bong works by using gravity to submerge a bottle of cannabis on a larger bucket of water. You can then light the cannabis and draw up the bottle from the water when it fills with smoke from the marijuana. Then you can put your mouth over the opening of the bottle and push the bottle down when the gravity moves the cannabis to your lungs. 

Closing Thoughts 

When you know the right way to smoke from a pipe, you can have a better marijuana experience. Choose the right pipe so that you can make the most of your cannabis and the time. Just keep an eye out for a couple of common mistakes, so you do not end up wasting your cannabis. 

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