About Pipes

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What is a Pipe?

A small, handheld device used to smoke tobacco or cannabis flowers.

Pipes go all the way back to at least 4000 years, with evidence found in ancient Egypt. Pipe and tobacco leaf remains have been found in Egyptian sarcophagi dating back to at least 2000 BC. Throughout history, Native Americars have also used ceremonial pipes in prayer ceremonies, war and as a part of social gatherings.

Holy men, referred to as Sadhus in India and the Middle East used "dry pipes" as an alternate smoking mechanism to the more popular Hookah. Today, pipes are one of the foremost devices for smoking cannabis flowers thanks to their wide availability, simple use, affordable prices, as well as the variety of colors, styles and types.

What’s the difference between a Pipe, Bong, and Bubbler?

A pipe is a dry smoking device that consists of a neck and a bowl, where a bong is a water pipe with a bowl that connects to a downstem, filtering the smoke through water before it reaches the user's mouth. Also a bubbler is a water pipe, but a handheld one with a fixed bowl and water chamber.

How do you use a Pipe?

Using a pipe is one of the most easy and straightforward ways to smoke cannabis.

To start smoking with a pipe:

  • Take a small amount of cannabis flower and break it up with your hands or a grinder.
  • Pack the cannabis into the bowl of the pipe. The key is to not overpack the bowl. Packing the cannabis too tightly will restrict airflow, making it harder to smoke.
  • Hold the pipe in the palm of your hand and place your finger or thumb over the carb, which depending on the type of pipe you’re using, will either be on the side of the end of your pipe. If you’re using a one-hitter, there’s no carb to cover.
  • Spark your lighter close to the surface of the bowl and inhale, keeping your finger on the carb. This will draw the flame to the bowl, ignite the cannabis, and create the smoke to inhale through the stem.
  • Once your flower starts to combust and cherry, lift the flame away from the bowl. You can keep the cherry burning by covering and uncovering the carb using a tapping motion while you inhale.
  • Exhale and repeat until you’ve smoked all the cannabis in the bowl.

How do you clean a Pipe?

With frequent use, pipes can build up residue that can lead to clogging and impaired smoke flavour. We recommend users to clean their pipe regularly to enjoy an optimal smoking experience.

To clean a pipe:

  • Place the pipe in a sealable plastic bag.
  • Fill the bag with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to submerge the entire pipe.
  • Add a teaspoon of salt. Either table salt (sodium chloride) or Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) will work. 
  • Leave the pipe to soak in the container or bag for up to 12 hours. This will give the alcohol time to dissolve the resin.
  • Once the pipe has had time to soak, shake the bag vigorously to remove any resin in hard-to-reach places of the pipe.
  • Remove the pipe from the bag and wash thoroughly with dish soap and water.
  • Let the pipe dry.

If you don’t have a baggie on hand, you can also clean your pipe in a small sealable container. To avoid breaking your pipe, skip the "vigorously shaking" step.

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