How do you smoke? Most people tend to find their favorite piece of glass and then largely stick with it, only deviating when necessary. But on the rare occasion, switching it up simply for variety can be a really enjoyable change for your endocannabinoid system. Furthermore, when guests come to your home, it’s nice to be able to offer them their preferred smoking, vaping, or dabbing preference if you can. Here are 5 classic pieces of glass that every serious smoker should consider adding to their collection. If not to accommodate your guests, do it for yourself! Variety is the spice of life, and it can be very important to vary your inhalation techniques on occasion.
The easiest item to manage on this list, a one hitter is often referred to as a chillum. It is a straight pipe with an end-to-end channel that often only packs enough cannabis for one hit (hence the name). The main differentiating feature between a chillum and a pipe is that a chillum does not have a small hole on the side like a traditional pipe (this is called a carb).
Arguably the most under rated smoking device of all time, the glass blunt is an incredibly effective and unique way of smoking cannabis. While it’s not the most conservative in terms of stash management, it’s certainly one of the hardest hitting pieces of glassware on this list, second only to the bong. You pack the glass blunt from the top, like you would a one hitter, and then use the slide to both inhale and push the cherry upward to ash.
Also called a spoon pipe, a traditional pipe is a glass tube of various sizes and shapes with a bowl at one end for containing burning cannabis or tobacco and a small hole on the side that acts as a carb. The reason for this small hole is to help you quickly clear the smoke from the chamber on inhale. So the general method would be as follows:
1. Cover the carb cap with a finger
2. Put the bowl to your lips
3. Ignite the cannabis
4. Inhale slowly as smoke builds inside the pipe
5. Remove your finger from the carb and inhale rapidly, clearing the chamber
A glass bubbler is an ideal smoking pipe for combining the portability of a standard hand pipe with the punch of a bong. With the versatility of being able to add water or hit it as a dry pipe, it’s one of the most versatile options on the list. Bubblers will typically be larger in size than your average pipe, but will be considerably smaller than a bong. Dab rigs will be fairly comparable in size.
A bong, also known as a water pipe, is a filtration device used to smoke cannabis. As the user inhales, the smoke passes through the water and bubbles up into the chamber prior to being cleared. Bongs are typically comprised of at least two pieces, the larger tube (that holds the water) and a smaller bowl piece where the ground buds are loaded. Bongs come in all kinds of shapes and sizes but they are typically on the larger side, which makes them great options for home use.
A dab rig is a water pipe specifically designed for concentrates. The primary difference is that a dab rig generally has a male joint as opposed to the female joint usually found on a bong (male joints are ideal for adding a titanium nails). Typically, a dab rig is smaller than a bong and larger than a pipe, very similar to a bubbler.