One-hitters and chillums are a favorite among many smokers because they are compact, discreet, and easy to clean. Perfect for a quick solo smoke or a hit on the go, the small bowl size of most chillums ensures you conserve your cannabis and smoke efficiently. Storing and packing a one-hitter is surprisingly easy when you have the right tools. If you don’t have one, we highly recommend the Marley Natural Glass & Walnut Taster for a traditional one hitter, or check out the Vessel Helix, a one hitter that completely re-imagines what it means to be a one hitter, plus, it’s very stylish.
Grind and Collect the Material
Take your grinder card (or chamber grinder) and place it on top of an open container – we like the Vessel Basin because it’s perfect for storing weed. Then, grab a good bud and gently rub it on the surface of the grinder card. The ground cannabis will fall through the holes into the container below for easy filling. You can use your finger to push through any remaining pieces. Some people are happy to just push the buds right into the top of their one-hitter whole, but we recommend you acquire a grinder. Your cannabis will burn more evenly, allowing you to get more mileage from your bud, and you will have a lower chance of clogging the piece. Here are step-by-step instructions and photos showing how to pack and smoke your one-hitter or chillum.
Take the one-hitter and dip the bowl end into the Basin, which is full of ground cannabis, and twist. You will likely have to perform this dip and twist action two or three times for a well packed, longer lasting bowl. You can use your fingers, the grinder card, or another flat surface to do a final pack of the bowl and remove any hanging bits of cannabis. Be sure not to pack the bowl of the Hitter too tight or you will inadvertently restrict airflow.
Light and Inhale
Once the one-hitter has been packed, slowly bring the flame from a lighter or hemp wick towards the bowl and begin to inhale, drawing the flame into contact with the bud. This will create a cherry, allowing you to smoke the remainder of the cannabis in the bowl without further use of your lighter. We recommend a slow, smooth inhale and exhale to avoid scooby snacks and unnecessary respiratory irritation or coughing fits.
Clear the One Hitter
After the entirety of the bowl has been smoked, you can blow out the ash or gently tap the hitter against a hard surface to expel the ash. In our experience, those methods are great for a preliminary clear, but they do not fully rid the air-pathway of that stubborn, sticky resin. That’s why we suggest always carrying a poker of some sort. Whether it’s a dabber, paper clip, toothpick, or dedicated poker tool, it’s an important piece to have in your cannabis arsenal.
Save for Later
Are you ready to retire your outdated dugout for a smell-proof kit? These smell-proof smoking kits will completely replace your basic dugout with a discreet kit with plenty of room for a poker, lighter, grinder, and the ability to carry multiple strains at once. We like to use a safety case, which has everything you need to pack a one-hitter on the go.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I get ash in my mouth?
Try packing the bowl of your one-hitter a little tighter i.e. pack some more cannabis in there, or use a tamper to press down on the herb within the bowl. Follow Step 2 above until you cannot fit any more ground cannabis into the bowl. This issue is more prevalent with new or freshly clean one-hitters, as they do not have the sticky resin coating to prevent ash from making its way into your mouth.
How many hits can I take out of a freshly packed one-hitter bowl?
This will depend on your specific one-hitter and how large of an inhalation you take; however, our Hitter holds enough ground cannabis for 3-4 solid rips.
How much cannabis does the Pebble hold?
Half a gram per Pebble. If you’re carrying four Pebbles like the photo above, you’ll be able to pack your Hitter 20+ times.
Using Hemp Flower In Your One-Hitter
If you are seeking symptom relief without the intoxicating effects of THC, consider using organic, federally-legal hemp flower instead of traditional cannabis buds. The non-GMO, sustainably grown, batch-tested hemp flower from Canna Comforts smoke and vape beautifully and provide a full-spectrum dose of beneficial cannabinoids in each flavorful hit. We especially like Special Sauce (shown in image below) and Suver Haze (buy it), but they carry a diverse array of strains that look, feel, smell, taste, and vape just like the top-shelf cannabis strains that inspired them, minus the intoxicating effects of THC – so you can decide which you like best!
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