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Vapir One Review:

Vapir One 5.0 arrived on the market in 2002 and is a unique design that can be used both as a tabletop and a semi-portable vaporizer. The model is often used as a dry herb vaporizer and a tobacco vaporizer.

  • Vapir One 5.0 gives you the flexibility to vape
  • Direct draw or balloon techniques
  • Comes with equipment for both options
  • Can be used in the car or as a desktop device
  • Its ease of use makes the Vapir One 5.0 a good choice
  • Easy for first time users
  • Doesn’t require any special techniques for good vape
  • Plastic construction results in less-than-pure vapor
  • Fan is very noisy
  • Warranty on Vapir One 5.0 is only 90 days long
  • Vaporizer isn’t truly portable because it’s over-sized
  • Doesn’t have an internal power supply.

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In-Depth details of Vapir One 5.0:

Price – Vapir One 5.0 original retail price is $280, but it is discontinued by the Vapir brand, and replaced by NO2. Making it one of the higher-priced options among the best portable vaporizer models sold in smoke shops and a mid-priced option when compared to tabletop vaporizers at vape shops.

Reputation – For its price range, the Vapir ONE has a fair to good reputation. The main criticism of the model is that the housing is made out of plastic, which releases impurities into the vapor and compromises the taste.

Guarantee – Vapir One 5.0 comes with a basic 90-day guarantee, which is very short when compared to other models. This is pretty standard for vaporizers that are made in China, like this particular design.

Prep Time – In 2 to 5 minutes, the Vapir One 5.0 can be ready for use. Set-up is rather easy if you follow the instructions provided with the model.

Portability– Vapir One 5.0 requires an external power source for operation, so it’s not an option for vaping completely on the go. Fortunately, the handle design allows it to be held in your hand. You can also purchase a power adapter to use it in an automobile – making it more portable than other non-battery designs. The unit measures 8 inches by 6 inches by 3.5 inches in size, making it easy to store away. The fan in the model is very noisy, so it is less compact than others.

Ease of Use – Using the Vapir One 5.0 is rather straightforward. The model comes with a mouthpiece for direct draws, and requires no special breath-work technique to vape. You also get a balloon kit, making this unit rather versatile and excellent for group vaping.

Heating and Temperature Regulators – Vapir One 5.0 is a convection model, and has a temperature regulator that provides three heat options. A digital display allows you to monitor the temperature with ease. While there are very few reports of combustion with the model; there are some reports of the mouthpiece melting due to the heat produced by the vaporizer. You can avoid this problem by not over-inserting it.

Power Supply – With the Vapir One 5.0, you either need to plug the vaporizer into a standard AC outlet or into the cigarette lighter of a vehicle. The car adapter is sold separately.

Vapir One 5.0 Vaporizer is designed to be used both as a desktop and a semi-portable dry herb vaporizer. Check Out all of the Pros and Cons in this review!

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Features

  • Ultra Pocketable
  • Heats up in 30 seconds
  • Vibration Feedback
  • Digital Temperature Controls
  • Includes Stock and Glass Mouthpieces
  • Two Year Warranty

Who is the ONE for?

This ONE’s going to impress! We found an affordable, ultra-portable vaporizer with great performance, and we made it even better. It’s small, packs a punch, is full of features, but still tough. The ONE is the perfect vape to level up from the conduction vaporizer scene, and a solid, low-cost option for anyone serious about vaporizing.

Strong and tasty vapor

The ONE’s heating system fully extracts in just a few minutes, giving you tasty, potent vapor along the way. The air path is sealed from the electronics, with an open air flow for comfortable draws, and you’ll be surprised by the strong vapor from such a small package.

Ultra-pocketable

The ONE isn’t just little – it’s one of the smallest vapes we carry. It’s easy to palm, or lose in your pocket, and built for durability. Toss it in any bag without worry when using the tough, standard mouthpiece.

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Every millimeter feels like it’s been put to good use, and you’ll be impressed with the vapor and battery life you get out of something this small.

Good battery life

The internal (non user-replaceable) battery has a 30 to 40-minute run time, for six to eight four-minute sessions, depending on the temperature used. We’re pretty impressed, given the ONE’s size. Most vaporizers this small only come through with three to four sessions before tapping out. Most people will get at least a full night out of a single charge.

30-second heat-up time

The POTV ONE is ready to vape in 30 to 40 seconds, depending on the temperature used and the battery level. Once it’s ready, the waiting is over and you can hit it continuously. With times like that, you can have a quick session anywhere, or even use it for one quick hit and throw it back in your pocket.

Easy, intuitive controls

With no learning curve, the ONE is the perfect vape to pass around the room, or relax with by yourself. It has three buttons that work like you think they should – turn it on with three clicks of the big button, pick your favorite temperature with the other two buttons, and wait for it to vibrate 30 seconds later. Easy peasy.

Lots of features

You read that right – we added vibration feedback! The POTV ONE lets you know when it’s ready to vape, or when it’s turned off, all without even a glance. But we didn’t stop there. The screen shows the critical points all at once – temperature, battery level, and a session timer – and is flippable, so you can hold it however you like and still read the display.

Add some glass

Out of the box, the ONE is fully equipped with a tough, low-profile mouthpiece for your pockets, and a second Accessory Attachment for all kinds of fun with glass. When you’re ready to change things up a little bit, grab a curved mouthpiece, one of our custom-fit glass bubblers, or a water pipe adapter, for even cooler vapor.

Unbeatable value

The ONE combines ultra-small size, lots of features, and the flexibility to work with glass, for just $109. While the battery is better than anything else in its size class, you’ll love how easy it is to get such potent clouds, and that’s what it’s all about.

Warranty

The ONE vaporizer has a 2-year warranty when purchased from Planet of the Vapes and, as with all vaporizers purchased from us, you are also covered by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

What’s in the box

  • Planet of the Vapes ONE Vaporizer with Standard Mouthpiece
  • Micro-USB Charging Cable
  • Accessory Attachment with Tinted Glass Stem
  • Tweezers
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Spare Gasket and Screen
  • Dosing Capsule
  • Concentrate Pad
  • Dab Tool
  • Quickstart Guide

Technical specifications

  • Battery capacity: LiPo, 1600mAh
  • Height: 3.2 in / 8.1 cm
  • Width: 2 in / 5.0 cm
  • Depth: 1 in / 2.7 cm
  • Weight: 4.6 oz / 130 g
  • Temperature Range: 320° F – 430° F / (160° C – 221° C)
  • Charging: 90 minute charge time with a 30 minute run time
  • Warranty: Two years
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This is my 4th vaporizer, but it’s my first one with a Titanium) bowl. There’s sort of a learning curve with the One. With all of the attachments and ability to temp step, you really have to find the right attachment and temp that works for you. I’m finding that the titanium bowl takes a little longer to get “seasoned” even after a few weeks it still has a metallic taste to it. However. every rip and every temp adjustment gets better. Kind of like that old cast iron frying pan. I see it’s gonna take some time to get a good coating of “experience” on this puppy. Definitely a solid product. built for the long hall.

Purchased this vape last February, so I have had a lot of hands-on experience and time with it. First of all this vape is my second vape ever used and purchased, so my review is based off function and practicality rather than comparing it to what else is on the market. For function, it does everything you’d want, it has a good draw resistance and produces a nice thick vapor from only a small amount of ****, it heats up very fast and it’s easy to use. Plus it’s easy to clean. What more do you want? Well practicality of course and sadly this vape doesn’t have it. I know Planet of The Vapes made alterations to the original design, that’s why there are many variations from different companies, so maybe they all share the same practicality issues, which are, 1. The battery sucks! This only lasts 25-30 minutes. I’m not sure what the longevity of the battery is, but if it lasts less over time, then this vape will have to stay indoors and will lose its portability status. 2. The vape cannot be used when charging. This is one of the worst faults about this vape, with an already short battery life, not being able to use it while charging is plain ******. 3. No USB type C and it’s 2020. Planet of The Vapes The One uses old school mini USB to charge which is just so unpractical in 2020. 4. This is the Achilles heel of this vape, you see the image, where the mouth piece comes off, in order to put in the ****? Well this mouth piece, no matter what attachment you have on, 10 out of 10 times, this will come off in your pocket, or simply lying on the sofa when its moved or if it’s in your bag, resulting in the **** falling out. This is pure and simple a MASSIVE design flaw. It makes it’s portability useless unless you use sticky tape to keep it attached. No thanks. 5. No inbuilt tools for mixing your herb for when you’re on the go. It’s a portable vape and this SHOULD be a no-brainer. No questions asked. But this is a BIG NO with this vape. Conclusion, with it’s great draw resistance and thick vapors produced, it has some major design flaws and poor decisions made to use mini USB over type C with no use during charges. This Vape in my opinion, should never leave your home. It’s not practical enough to be portable.

Creating a service ticket for you right now, David. We can address that loose mouthpiece under warranty for you. I’ll also forward your other insights to our design team. That you very much for your honest evaluation of our ONE. Much appreciated. Talk to you soon, Larry

I am still new to vaping and ordered the POTV One after my main vaporizer was no longer working. For my medication, this vaporizer is amazing! Easy to fill and warms up to the set temp incredibly fast. The LED screen display is simple to see what the temp is and the battery life. At this price, I am so impressed. Pros: fast shipping, portable, charges quickly, inexpensive, heats up very quickly, pulls great, and very easy to clean Cons: This is only a small con! sometimes the mouth piece part is tricky to take off, I do have arthritis, it’s not just an issue with the vaporizer itself

Hi Kate, In regards to taking off the mouthpiece, don’t pull it off but rather, put your fingers into the indents and gently rotate it off, top first. Regards, Larry

Planet of the Vapes really came through with their customer service! My first vape was defective, and they sent me a replacement with an extra bubbler. I am happy with this company and will be recommending to my friends. Replacement vape is working well, hopefully no problems happen in the future with this one.

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Tootsie Roll is a strain with both the indica as the sativa variety with low THC levels. This strain has a low percentage of CBD. Tootsie Roll has the acronym Tor and is a combination of 50% indica and 50% sativa. Grow Tootsie Roll seeds and get a fine marijuana plant with generous crops. Grow Tootsie Roll seeds into a nice and bushy marijuana plant, the Tootsie Roll has an average flowering time.

The Tootsie Roll has a chocolate and Sweet taste and the tootsie roll has a happy, cerebral and energetic effects.You cannot buy Tootsie Roll seeds in one single seedbank on the internet, as soon as we know a shop which are selling Tootsie Roll seeds, we will post it here.

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Yes thc is thc.. doesnt matter where it comes from.. leafs buds etc..
each serving should have no more then aprox .10-.15 g hash per edible.
Most bud recipes use .25 for people who have not used medibles before..
you can always take more as the time goes by.. wait 60-60 mins before eating a second one..

you cant take less unless ya upchuck

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yum, can I get that recipe.

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yum, can I get that recipe.

I just copied this from another threat on another mmj forum.

“This is the easiest recipe ever. Anyways here it is.

1 bag of tootsie roll minis
10 grams of hash oil or less
1 tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk

Put tooties in the crock pot and let them melt. Once melted, add hash oil and a tablespoon of condensed milk. Stir for 2 minutes making sure everything mixes in well. Pour into greased pyrex loaf dish or other pyrex container. Let it cool completely. Cut into small pieces and try them out. Match them to the same size as a real tootie roll, and it should be about 7 grams. Makes approx 50 chews.”

This recipe almost seems too easy. I feel like there’s something missing, like decarboxylating the oil, but idk maybe when its mixed with the condensed milk n tootsies the THC bonds with that when heated? im still unsure about how ill go about this.

So i'm trying to make some hash oil tootsie rolls and the recipe calls for 5-10 grams of hash oil and a tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk. My problem…

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How to Make Smoking Pipes from Everyday Objects

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If you have something to smoke, but nothing to smoke from, you can easily craft a smoking device out of household objects. They are easy to make, and can be fun to smoke out of. Fruit, pens, or water bottles can solve your smoking crisis.

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  • Fruit or vegetable
  • Knife
  • Skewer
  • Aluminum foil
  • Safety pin or thumbtack
  • Lighter or matches

Book Cigarette

  • Book pages
  • Scissors
  • Lighter or matches
  • Metal tip pen

Large Chamber Smoking Device

  • Empty plastic water bottle
  • 2 Quart pitcher
  • Aluminum foil
  • Knife or scissors
  • Safety pin or thumbtack
  • Lighter or matches
  • A tube, like a paper towel or toilet paper roll
  • Something to cover one end, like plastic wrap
  • Aluminum foil
  • Skewer or similar sharp object
  • Lighter or matches

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  1. ↑https://www.thrillist.com/vice/how-to-make-a-homemade-pipe-out-of-fruit-marijuana-piece-for-smoking
  2. ↑http://www.smokingwithstyle.com/pot-etiquette/pipes/apple-pipes/
  3. ↑http://www.rollingpaperdepot.com/pages/Rolling-Paper-Alternatives-and-Substitutes
  4. ↑http://www.weedfarmer.com/joint_rolling/rolling/rolling.htm
  5. ↑https://cfrankdavis.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/how-to-hand-roll-a-ciggy/
  6. ↑https://massroots.com/blog/how-to-roll-a-beautiful-joint
  7. ↑http://www.smokingwithstyle.com/pot-etiquette/bong-etiquette/gravity-bong/
  8. ↑http://stuffstonerslike.com/2015/02/how-to-make-a-gravity-bong/

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If you have something to smoke but don’t have a pipe, first select a fresh piece of hard fruit, like an apple or zucchini. Carve a small bowl shape in one side of the fruit using a knife, then poke a hole from the side to the center with a kitchen skewer. After you’ve created the hole, make another one to link the bowl to the hole. You should also blow through the hole to make sure air can pass through it. Once air can flow through the hole, line the bowl area with aluminum foil, which will stop your smoking material from getting wet. Additionally, poke small holes in the foil using a safety pin so the smoke can escape, then pack your smoking material into the bowl. Finally, enjoy your smoke! For tips on how to roll a smoke using a book or smoke with a pen, read on!

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How to Make a Homemade Pipe in 10 Different Ways?

How to Make a Homemade Pipe in 10 Different Ways?

I am a little curious as to why you’re searching how to make a homemade pipe. But I won’t keep you long. Here are 10 very unique ways to quench your thirst for a good smoke, and also a few tips to make sure you have everything in place. Let’s start.

We have all come across situations that we had never imagined to be in. From the pandemic to a hiking trip where you forgot your lighter, every stressful situation has been the motivation for invention. Whether you tried the cavemen way to light up your joint or just discovered a last-minute fix, the man always finds something to makeshift while the original object of interest is missing.

Honestly, it is annoying to have this powerful craving to smoke, only to realize you don’t have the equipment. It might be rare, but it does happen once in a while, which is probably why you are here. Whether your friend who was supposed to get the bong, forgot or just didn’t turn up or it is too risky to keep the smoking instrument in your house, we got your back buddy!

Before we jump into the many wonderful ways to make a smoking pipe, here are some tips and tricks to get you through.

How to make a homemade pipe – Tips to follow

Keep clear off plastic bowls

I know that the desperate moment doesn’t really give you enough time to put your brain into action, but make sure you stay away from plastic bowls. The obvious reason is that plastic is not heat resistant and will melt when lit. And they’re pretty toxic too! You can use a plastic container to hold the smoke, but the bowl is always metal or non-plastic.

Food Items – Select them carefully

If you know a thing or two about handmade pipes, they are usually made from fruits and vegetables. I will be explaining how, but before you start, make sure the food item is not rotten, or wrinkled and clumsy. We want to have a sturdy and ripe body. Mushy food items will collapse and make this entire event unsuccessful.

Screening

Screening is important! It helps to keep the unwanted ash and gunk from entering your smoke and ruining your evening. Make sure you always use a screen with whatever you are smoking, whenever possible. Whether you use Metal screens, Glass or quartz screens or Brass screen; the choice is yours.

Now, are you ready to finally have an answer to how to make a homemade pipe? Brace yourself; we are going to be very innovative and peculiar.

How to make a homemade pipe?

1. Apple/Fruits/Vegetables

I am starting with apples because it is the easiest fruit to work with. Once you get the mechanism, you can use it on a banana, a bell pepper, cucumbers, potatoes, or even as tiny as a strawberry. Basically, the answer to how to make a homemade pipe starts with fruits and vegetables.

Apples are my go-to fruits because they taste great, they are easily available, and well, I kinda fell in love with it in my early days, and love lasts forever. wink wink

Start with a ripe apple, making sure it is strong enough to take the smoke and heat. Poke a pencil, from the top, where the stem is, all through the middle. Make sure you don’t ta ke it all the way through. This hole is used for our bowl.

Now, making use of the pencil again, or in fact, any poking device, make a hole perpendicular to the first one, such that they meet in the middle. The holes will make at ‘L’ inside the apple. How do you make sure they are interconnecting? You blow through one of the holes and ensure the other is well- connected. It also helps to clear the smoke path of any chunks and bits.

Now, time for another hole. This time on the other side of the apple, following the same process of meeting in the middle. This particular hole will act as a rush, so make sure it’s in a spot where your finger can reach while you hit it.

Take a knife or a blade to carve a bowl on the top of the apple, where we made our first hole. You have everything! A bowl, a mouthpiece, and a hole to manage your airflow. Make sure everything is clear before packing your bowl.

Pretty sure you never had fruit this way!

Light it up, and enjoy! Tasty, isn’t it?

You can use this same method on any other fruit, and it will work just as easily as this one. Enjoy the delicacy.

2. Pen Pipe or a One-hitter

You might not have any fruit in the house, but you can always buy a cheap pen. And that’s what makes this DIY so awesome. It is the easiest way to get on with your smoking plans without having to cut or crave anything.

Take a pen, making sure it has a metal cap at the nip and is easily disassembled. Remove the back part and the front nip, and take out the ink refill.

Once you have an empty tube, place the nib on the tip the opposite way that it would normally fit on the pen. It will make a perfect V.

Now fill it with cannabis, and light it up. Inhale from the backside of the pen, which is now your mouthpiece.

3. The SteamRoller

If you don’t know what a steam roller is, it is a glass pipe that has both ends open. So when you inhale the green stuff, you cover one side of it and you get amazing hits!

So, how to make a homemade pipe with minimal access to things?

You will need an empty toilet roll or a kitchen towel roll, anything that is cylindrical. Now make a hole with a pen or screwdriver about a quarter way from one end. This is where your bowl will be placed.

To make a bowl, use aluminium foil and mould it into a conical shape. Once done, use a safety pin to poke very tiny holes in the bowl. Now place your aluminium bowl in the hole that you had carved. To seal the holel, use sellotape or blue-tack.

Your smoking accessory is ready. Now pack your bowl with whatever you want to, and light it up. Cover the one end with your palm and take a hit from the other end. The wide area really gets the airflow going and makes an awesome hit!

I won’t say this is a very convenient or impressive method, but desperate times call for desperate measures. It’s quite simple to make a metal pipe.

Take a trip to the hardware store, a one which has a plumbing section. Pick up parts that can be put together and make a basic metal pipe. Make sure the airflow and bowl are maintained.

You can just play around with this method and bring a new innovative way to smoke. Either way, trust your gut.

I hear the word “candy” and my mouth starts watering. This method was taught to me by a friend who said – If anybody asks you how to make a homemade smoking pipe , tell them this one.

To start with, you’re going to need some soft candy that you can squish together. Starbursts are the general choice among DIY pipe connoisseurs, but if you can get your hands on some other soft candy, good for you!

But remember, you are going to taste some of the sweet, amazing smell and have a little bit of taste in your smoke. Like flavoured cannabis!

Unwrap lots of starbursts and push them together to make a rectangle. Once you have it as long as you would like your pipe to be, take some more candy, and stack it on one end of the rectangle. This will act as a bowl.

Now take a pen and poke it from the bowl part of the candy to the rectangle part, but stop halfway through it. Now carve a proper conical shaped bowl.

To make the mouthpiece, take a pencil and make a hole from the opposite end of the squished-together Starbursts. This hole is to meet the hole you’ve made for the bowl.

Pack your bowl with your favourite herbs and you’re ready! Toke it away!

6. Soda can pipe

You always have that one homie in your group that lives off these DIYs, and you have seen them smoke the clouds of vapour from a simple can. It’s not that hard and you get a good sturdy metal piece to smoke in! Win-win!

For this, you’re gonna need a can, of course, and a sharp object like a knife, keys, blades, etc.

Take the object and make a hole in the side of the can, near the end. This will serve as your bowl. Make sure the hole is not jagged and is cleanly cut.

Indent the can around the hole making a bowl pack for your herb.

For your mouthpiece, make another hole on the side of the can, making sure you don’t cut your mouth. It should be smooth.

Now fill the bowl with your favourite herb or tobacco, light it, and smoke. As easy as it can be!

7. Ice block pipe

This is a unique and not very common way of smoking a pipe, but since we are going all out in the DIYs, let’s have a look at this one too!

It’s simple and requires only a knife and of course, a block of ice. Find a container of pipe size, preferably rectangular and freeze a large block of ice.

Now carve a hole on the side which will act as a bowl. You can make that as small or as large as you like. For the mouthpiece and stem, carve another hole through the end.

Pack your green friend, light it, and inhale. It gives you a very smooth, cool hit, thought carving ice can be a bit of extreme sport.

Use a plant to smoke a plant! That’s my favourite way to address how to make a homemade pipe question. 😉

If you have access to a thin piece of bamboo, take 2 inches wide bamboo and cut it. Make sure that one end is covered with the wood membrane while the other end is cleanly cut off. Drill a hole on the membrane end of the bamboo stick and use the wood to make a bowl. Make a hole on the clean end, which will act as your mouthpiec

You have a mouthpiece and a bowl ready! Now all you have to do is smoke it away.

9. Baguette Pipe

Don’t think I am crazy. trust me, this has been done before.

Baguette is a very common bakery item, particularly made in France but you can get them in every bakery and cake shop. All you have to do is drill a hole on one point end which will be used as a mouthpiece. On the other end, drill a hole, a little smaller for the bowl. You may want to use a metal bowl or aluminium since you cannot pack the herbs directly in the baguette.

Light it up and toke like a French gangsta!

10. Pringles Pipe

The last on our list of “how to make a homemade pipe” is this very easy method.

You remember the steam roller pipe discussed on #3. This is pretty much the same, except you won’t have to cover one end with your palm. Since the material is stronger than the cardboard, you may also have to use a drilling machine or a sharp object to carve a perfect hole.

Now that you know how to make a homemade pipe, let’s hear in the comments which one was your favourite. And if you have any new ways, let us know.

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“i dunno about smoking here, someone might smell it.”

“oh don’t worry, we’ll just use the sploof, and the room will smell dryer sheet-fresh!”

1. Jeff: Yo you’ve been chiefin on that bong for like 1 hour.
Frank starts laughing and blows the smoke out without getting a hit.
Jeff: You just sploofed a gargantuan hit.

2. Jeff: I’m trying to breathe in all this sploof smoke you just exhaled.

3. Frank: Remember that time we almost got caught in our dorm room because our sploof wasn’t working correctly?
Jeff: hahaah yeah. You just made me sploof this hit you idiot.

Paper towel roll bong “i dunno about smoking here, someone might smell it.” “oh don’t worry, we’ll just use the sploof, and the room will smell dryer sheet-fresh!” 1. Jeff: Yo you’ve been

The Ultimate Guide To Making A Sploof

A sploof is an essential piece of kit to keep your smoking sessions on the down-low. They are easy and cheap to make, and work to filter out the smell of cannabis when you exhale.

Are you having trouble with anti-cannabis neighbours? Or perhaps your landlord isn’t a fan of the herb. Of course, one option is to simply abide by the rules and find a suitable outdoor spot to enjoy getting stoned—a much safer option if possible eviction is in the cards. On the other hand, cannabis really is a medicine, and if braving the cold temperatures of winter doesn’t appeal to you in order to get medicated, then we have an option for you: a sploof.

A sploof is a DIY piece of kit that acts to filter the scent of cannabis from flooding a room when smoking. Sploofs are extremely easy to make and are mostly forged out of items that can be found lying around the house.

In essence, a sploof is a tube with a filter on one end. Upon taking a hit from a bong or joint, the smoker exhales into the open end of the tube, filtering the smoke and preventing it from causing suspicious smells from arising within the residence. Below is a guide on how to construct your own cannabis concealing device.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Making a sploof won’t exactly drain your wallet; in fact, most of the equipment needed is most likely already within your house. Just check the kitchen cupboards and have a fish through the recycling bin. To make a sploof, you will need:

  • Cardboard toilet paper roll or plastic bottle of any size
  • Pair of sharp scissors or knife/blade
  • Rubber band, piece of string, or some type of tape
  • Scented dryer sheets to banish unwanted aromas

HOW TO MAKE THE SPLOOF

Now that you have obtained all of the essential items required, it’s time to build the sploof from scratch.

STEP 1

Step 1 will vary depending upon the piece of equipment you’ve elected to use. If you are using a plastic bottle, begin by cutting the top ⅓ off and discard the bottom ⅔. If you are using a cardboard toilet roll, no modification is required at this stage.

STEP 2

Take your scented dryer sheets and begin packing them into your vessel of choice. The packing doesn’t have to be dense; around 3–4 sheets should do an adequate job of disguising the smell of ensuing cannabis fumes.

STEP 3

Now that your sploof is loaded with scented dryer sheets, it’s time to add the last, most important one. Wrap a dryer sheet over one end of your sploof. If you’re using a toilet paper tube, it doesn’t really matter which end you choose to do this to. If you are using a bottle, place the sheet over the wider end where you made the initial incision. This will allow you to use the smaller end as a mouthpiece to exhale smoke into, making it more aesthetic as well as functional.

To attach this dryer sheet to the main body of the sploof, use a piece of string or an elastic band. If using a large plastic bottle, you might instead find it easier and more practical to tape this sheet on.

STEP 4

Your sploof is now fully operational, and you can begin to exhale cannabis fumes into it and watch it prevent the skunk from spreading. The next steps are for the perfectionists out there who want to continue to work on their creation and make it visually pleasing.

First, begin by cutting around the edges of the dryer sheet mentioned in step 3 to remove the unnecessary excess. This makes the sploof look much more tidy, and also eliminates the risk of accidentally pulling the dryer sheet out or loosening it.

STEP 5

Now it is time to wrap up our aesthetic campaign with some artistic flare. It’s time to get creative and decorate your sploof. Use pens, paint, tape, and other means to plaster your creation with some happy designs and symbols to gaze at whilst getting blazed.

A sploof is a DIY filter that masks the smell of weed when smoking indoors, keeping the session stealthy. Here is the easiest guide to making your own.

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13 Best Ash Catchers in the World – every budget covered!

Top 13 Ash Catchers

Here is our list of the top 13 ash catchers in the world. They vary in price from cheap to premium. You will undoubtedly find the perfect ash catcher for your budget and smoking needs.

Inset Honeycomb Disc Ashcatcher – $39.99

As effective as it is beautiful, ensure clean hits with this Honeycomb disc Ash Catcher. Photo: @SmokeCartel

The design of these ash catchers is outstanding. When looking for durable but cheap ash catchers, then this honeycomb perc is one you won’t want to pass up. It is 4.5 inches tall and comes as an infused honeycomb perc that will keep your smoke as smooth as ever. The only downside we can report for this one? If you happen to be searching for a pink ash catcher then you might be disappointed because it does not come in that hue.

18mm 90 Degree Hammerhead Perc – $14

Keep your tokes pure with this pure glass ash catcher. Photo: @Marijuana Packaging

The design of these showerhead perc ash catchers is ideal for purifying your hits. It has a built-in showerhead perc, which makes it an official 18mm ash catcher percolator. The design of the showerhead perc creates a truly turbulence-free hit. This affordable ashcatcher bowl is fashioned from heat-resistant borosilicate glass. It’s got both an 18mm female bowl and 18mm male joint size, so take note that these sizes fit the glass piece you’re working with.

18mm Male Ash Catcher Bowl – $4

Simply yet effective, check out this Male 18mm ash catcher. Photo: @DailyHighClub

If you need an 18mm glass ash catcher, then this is the affordable choice for you! It performs its two key functions – keeping your bong water clean and filtration – like a champ. The simple design and functionality of these ash catchers are hard to pass up. Best of all? It’s easy on the ol’ American Express, Paypal, Visa, Mastercard or whatever other form of payment you’re using!

Toro Ash Catcher – $30

Being mini doesn’t mean this Toro ash catcher is any less effective than its larger peers! Photo: @Headspace Glass

The Toro ash catcher is a macro or mini ash catcher. Toro has established themselves as leading engineers of cannabis gear. Their products carry a high price tag, but a great deal of engineering and design have gone into every piece, including their ash catchers. What does that mean for you? A great, clean smoking experience!

Hi Si Ash Catch er – $116.00

Simple, effective design make the Hi Si Ash Catcher a great choice. Photo: @Hi Si Glass

As with all their cannabis items, a great deal of science and research has gone into the design of each one of Hi Si’s pieces. The 14mm ash catcher U arm diffuser has a U sidearm. It measures 5.5 inches tall and has 14mm ground joints. If you are searching for ash catchers 14mm, then this Hi Si ash catcher might be the perfect choice for you. It comes as a male ash catcher or a female version. While it may be a heavier burden on your American Express or other method of payment, we assure you it’s a piece that’s well worth the extra dollars.

MAV RECYCLING ASH CATCHER – $59

Make cleaning a million times easier by finding a quality ash catcher like this one from MAV. Photo: @420 Science

If you are looking for an inline ash catcher 14mm then you are definitely going to want to learn more about the MAV Glass Double Chamber Inlineline Matrix Perc Ashcatcher. This amazing item was built for even the largest bong. It has a matrix perc that cools hot drags and prevents ash from slipping by. The interesting upward facing downstream chamber design helps to further ensure that nothing gets into the bong. The design functions as a superior dry ash catcher.

GRAV 14mm 90 Degree Phoenix Ash Catcher – $59.99

Grav coming in clutch with this tall and lean ash catcher. Photo: @Smokea

MAV Glass Triple Chamber Showerhead Perc Ashcatcher – $59.99

Three chambers?! We might be in love! Photo: @WeedRepublic

The Maverick has a chamber showerhead perc ash catcher that works wonderfully for medium sized pipes. It has a very large showerhead downstem. There is a second chamber for overflow and an upward facing downstem chamber so you never have to worry about debris leaving your pipe. The added perk of this being an up-line ash catcher due to its triple chamber design makes this one of the best models that you can purchase. It is designed to fit 90 degree 18 to 19mm female downstems. In addition, the red MAV logo is a nice addition to the item.

US Tubes – 14mm 90 Degree Ash Catcher – $110

Take a leaf out of the west coast’s book! Photo: @JFriendly

US Tubes ash catchers are everything you would expect from the US manufacturer. US Tubes is headquartered in Berkley, California, and they are dedicated to creating superior accessories that are scientifically designed and engineered for superior performance. If you are looking for an ash catcher 14mm to attach to your water pipe then give this one a try. It has a diffused percolator to guarantee a nice hit every time. It even features the colorful US logo. Hop on the American Express and ride your way into Toketown with this beauty!

Ash Catcher by Sheldon Black – $180

Beautifully blown glass comes together for this quality ash catcher. Photo: @Coughing Cardinal

The Sheldon Black ash catcher is made from blown smokeware. It is more than a simple ash catcher. Many consider the items created by Sheldon Black a work of art. Some would argue that a sovereignty ash catcher might be more upscale but the skill that goes into the creation of a Sheldon Black is amazing.

This item fits 14mm to 18mm. If you want a truly beautiful work of art, then you will fall in love with this design. The 14mm ash catcher has a tree perc ash catcher design and is emblazoned with the black and white flying derby decal label. The ash catcher has been created to sit at a 90-degree angle.

Maverick Glass Turbine Ash Catcher – $69.99

With nine slits in the percolator, this Turbine Ash Catcher from Mav is an easy choice for those seeking the smoothest, cleanest hits. Obviously, coming from Maverick Glass, you’re getting a well-made product that will last you toke after toke!

What we love:

  • Turbine percolator with precision-cut slits, reducing drag
  • Option of 14mm or 18mm joint size
  • Easy to clean thanks to removable cap

Zob 5 inch Ash Catcher with Flat Disc Percolator – 90 Degrees – $169.99

Speedy Zob is here to get the job done! Photo: @Zob Glass Pipes

UPC Glass – 4 Arm Ash Catcher – $32.99

Keep things neat and tidy with this ash catcher. Photo: @DankGeek

Are you ready for a serious upgrade and looking for the best ash catcher? The 4 Arm Ash Catcher by UPC Glass is a percolator ash catcher that has a unique 4 arm tree percolator design. It provides extra filtration for the perfect clean hit every time. In addition, this ash catcher perc is available as a 14mm ash catcher percolator or in an 18mm size. It fits a 45-degree arm. Swipe your American Express with ease, knowing adding this 45-degree ash catcher to your collection is well worth the bills!

How to Use Ash Catchers

An ash catcher on a bong works similar to a classic weber grill ash catcher. You place the ash catcher where you put your ashcatcher bowl on your water pipe or wax bong. Once attached, you place the bowl into the ash catcher. Basically, attach the ash catcher to the joint that runs up from your water, then place the bowl on top of the ash catcher. You light up your bud in the bowl’s reservoir just as you have traditionally burned the herb. When you take a long drag on the pipe, the burnt ash is caught by the ash catcher so it never enters the main chamber of the bong.

Precautions Concerning Ash Catchers

Remember to never overfill your bong with water when using an ash catcher or the water can seep into the burnt ash residue. The ashes will contaminate the water and you’ll have a mess to clean up.

Fitting the Ash Catcher

A word of caution when shopping for an ash catcher: please remember that you will need to know the joint size on your water pipe before you can make a purchase. Standard sizes are 10mm, 14mm, and 18mm. Obviously, if your joint is 10mm then you are going to need a 10 mm ash catcher and if your joint is 14mm then you are going to need a 14mm ash catcher. The fit must be snug or the smoke will be able to escape. The market is also alive with joint adapters but they rarely provide a secure fit and only create unnecessary weight.

Male or Female Joints of your Ash Catcher

You’ll want to examine your water pipe to see if it is has a male or female joint. The male joint appears thinner and the female is slightly wider and shorter. A male joint goes into the female joint. Your ash catcher must be the opposite of whatever joint you have on your pipe to guarantee the best fit. Without the proper fit, your ash catcher will do little to nothing to keep your pipe clean!

The Angle of the Ash Catcher

Water pipes have either a 90 degree or 45 degree joint. You must look at the joint closely to determine its angle. The ash catcher you decide to purchase must have the same joint angle, so if your joint is 14 mm with a 45-degree angle then you will purchase a 14mm ash catcher 45 degree. The 14mm ash catcher 45 degree will fit nicely into the joint if the angle is correct. If you fail to match the angle then the ash catcher is going to slide and let smoke out.

Conclusion

The 13 ash catchers listed here are truly some of the best in the world. They are designed by respected companies, meaning each one has been scientifically engineered to perform flawlessly. You’ll never have to worry about taking a long hit and gagging because you accidentally inhaled ash. In addition, your bong water will remain crystal clear. Anyone lighting up their bong is better off with an ash catcher there to help your pipe stay clean, and you can’t go wrong with an item off this list!

Looking for more advice on which ash catcher will best fit your water pipe? Drop us a comment below!

Love to take hits off your bong, but hate the process of cleaning it? You know you can't skip that part, but there is a way to simplify cleaning without cheating! Get yourself an ash catcher, an attachment for your favourite water pipe that will keep your water clean and your tokes smooth!

Ash Catchers

An ash catcher is a glass attachment designed to catch the ash and resin and keep it from entering your waterpipe or bong, but it can do so much more than just that. Not only do ash catchers keep your piece cleaner but they can also add more water filtration to help cool the smoke and remove a lot. Read more

An ash catcher is a glass attachment designed to catch the ash and resin and keep it from entering your waterpipe or bong, but it can do so much more than just that. Not only do ash catchers keep your piece cleaner but they can also add more water filtration to help cool the smoke and remove a lot of tar and impurities.

14mm Ash Catchers & 18mm Ash Catchers for Sale at BadAss Glass

Whether you need a 14mm ash catcher or an 18mm ash catcher, we’ve got every size and every angle and a water test video to go along with it. All of our ashcatchers are in stock and ready to ship, read real reviews from buyers and watch function videos to see which ash catcher will be perfect for your bong.

Ash catchers 14mm are great because you can add a new percolation system, you can keep your bong cleaner, and best of all they are pretty damn cool. Getting one can change up the entire flow of your piece and breathe new life into that simple old water pipe.

90 Degree and 45 Degree Ash Catchers

Whether you need a simple attachment to keep your bong clean or if you want to add more filtration to your bong we offer the most extensive selection of the all best ash catchers. Beaker bongs generally use the 45 degree angled ash catchers, while the stemless design bongs use the 90 degree ones. Hit our chat button below if you have any questions or need help finding an ash catcher, our staff has water tested and used each and every one!

Benefits of having an Ash Catcher

  • Keeps your water pipe cleaner for longer.
  • Adds an extra layer of water filtration for an even smoother hit.
  • You can add on any of your favorite percolators to any water pipe

Check out our huge variety of Maverick Ash Catchers, Diamond Ash Catchers, and Recycler Ash Catchers in 14mm and 18mm. You will surely find the perfect ash catcher for your bong or water pipe. If you have a question about any of our ash catchers, please do not hesitate to call (877) 885-8836. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff have tested every ash catcher and would love to answer any questions you have. Be sure to check back frequently as we continue to add more water test videos of our ash catchers.

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    How to Make a Wooden Smoking Pipe

    Introduction: How to Make a Wooden Smoking Pipe

    The smoking pipe has been around for ages. It is a very popular item and comes in many different styles from “The Gambler” to “The Churchwarden”. I made a pipe just for the fun of another DIY out in the workshop. But, I do not smoke. There are plenty of ways to make a pipe. You could turn one on the lathe in two separate pieces and then fit them together, or you might want to carve it out of Briar wood and then just drill your way through from the stem to the other end. But, in this easy step-by-step instructable, we will cut two identical pipe shapes out of wood and use a Dremel to carve out the inside and then glue the two halves together.

    Step 1: Cut Out the Pipe

    Print out the PDF file below on an 8 inch by 11 inch sheet of paper. Cut out the pipe stencil and trace it two times on a piece of wood that is 3/4 of an inch thick. When you trace the pipe, it is very important to make sure that the stem of it is parallel to the wood grain. If you trace it against the wood grain, the stem will be very fragile and will probably break. Next cut out the two pipe shapes. I used my band saw for this, but you could use a jig saw or whatever you have at hand.

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    Step 2: Drilling the Bowl

    You will need a 13/16 drill bit, a drill press (a drill would work, too, but it might not come out as good), and a C clamp. Line up the two halves of the pipe and clamp them together at the bottom. Next, draw a straight line from the top right corner to the bottom left corner. Draw another line from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. Where the two lines intersect is where you are going to drill your hole. Put your 13/16 drill bit in your drill press and drill so that the point on the bit will go straight into the center of the pipe bowl. Go down an inch and stop there.

    Step 3: Dig Out the Airway

    I have attached an image above. It is a diagram of the pipe airway that you should carve. Copy this onto your pipe cutouts so that when you put the to halves together, the drawing of the airway is on the inside. Use a dremel or a rotary tool to carve this out. don’t go down to deep in the stem. Once you are done with the carving, line up the two halves of your pipe so that the airway is on the inside. Put your lips to the end of the stem and blow. If you could blow through it easily then you are ready to move on to the next step. If not, then keep carving until you can.

    Step 4: Glue the Two Halves Together

    Take out some strong wood glue and dab a little bit in the blank spots where you haven’t carved anything and put a LITTLE LITTLE bit on the stem because when you put the two halves together, the glue will want to seep into the airway and block it up. Clamp the two halves together or put them in a vice for a few hours. Once it is completely dry, take it out of all the pressure and blow pretty hard into it. If you could blow through, then you’re ready to move on. If not, then place the tip of a flathead screwdriver on the seam where the halves met and tap the top of the screwdriver with a hammer to split them apart. Sand all the glue off and carve the airway a little deeper, and then try to glue them together again.

    Step 5: Cut Out the Stem

    You could use a hack saw for this or a band saw. I chose the hack saw because I have a little more control over it. Mark a line down each side of the stem, showing where you want to cut. Make sure to widen it at the end where you will blow through. A wider stem will fit more comfortably in one’s mouth. Put your pipe into a vice and tighten it around the bottom. Carefully, cut down each line you drew. If you are using a hack saw, cut in from the side to the point where you stopped cutting on the pencil line. This will let the hack saw turn more freely.

    Step 6: Sand the Stem

    Use a dremel or rotary tool to carve the corners off of your stem. Keep carving your stem until you think it looks good. Use some 80 grit sandpaper and just sand the stem a little bit. Move up to some finer 150 grit sandpaper and sand the stem some more. Keep moving up in grits until you get to about 500 grit.

    Step 7: Carving and Sanding the Bowl Section

    I put my pipe in a vice and cut off all the corners of the bowl with a hack saw. Be very careful not to cut too deep into the pipe. Once all your corners are cut off, Take some 80 grit sandpaper and sand all of the bowl section. You could sand by hand, but it takes a very long time, so I used my electric DA sander to get the job done. Once I was done with the 80 grit I went to some 150 grit. I started to sand by hand at this point with the 150 grit. Move up through the same grits that you used on the stem.

    Step 8: Finishing Your Pipe

    I used wood stain to give my pipe a little more character. But do not stain it if you plan on smoking it. Because when you light it, the pipe will go up in flames and burn to ash. Next, I coated it with lacquer. Once again, do not use lacquer, varnish, wood stain, etc. I only used it because I’m not going to actually smoke it. If you are looking for a finish that will not go up in flames, try some mineral oil. Mineral oil is a food-safe finish and could be used to finish a smoking pipe. Dab a little bit of mineral oil onto a piece of 1500 grit and wet sand your whole pipe. Once the entire pipe is wet sanded, polish it off with a rag or paper towel. Now, you are done! Enjoy your new pipe.

    How to Make a Wooden Smoking Pipe: The smoking pipe has been around for ages. It is a very popular item and comes in many different styles from "The Gambler" to "The Churchwarden". I made a pipe just for the fun of another DIY out in the workshop. But, I do not smoke. There are plent…

    The Ultimate Pipe Shapes Guide

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    Nature is often emulated in human craft, and pipe making is no exception. The aptly named Acorn has all the appearance of its muse. Its bowl is of conical shape, somewhat like that of the Dublin, but whereas the bowl of a Dublin tapers from rim to heel in a linear fashion, the bowl of an Acorn is, well, more like an acorn.

    The Acorn’s bowl swells outward from the top, and then begins to taper, reaching a point at the bottom of the bowl, which sometimes extends below the line of the shank (a characteristic not commonly found among pipe shapes). The point at the bottom of the bowl can be sharp or rounded. Acorns are usually made with round shanks to compliment their natural bowls, and shanks can be bent or straight, though bent shanks are the mode. If bent, it is usually not more than 1/4 so. Acorns can be found in all variety of finishes and stain colors.

    Apple

    Often difficult to distinguish from the Author, Brandy and sometimes even the Tomato, the Apple pipe is traditionally a slightly shorter and softer version of the beloved Billiard. The more generous curvature is most noticeable at the top going toward the rim, and around the middle of the bowl, the walls of which are more convex than a Billiard’s. For those of us that failed geometry, that is to say that its walls protrude more from the chamber than those of a Billiard’s, but not as much as an Author, Brandy or Tomato.

    Regardless of the confusion, Apples are very much a favorite of pipe enthusiasts and are in ample supply. Apples can be found in either the straight or bent variety, and are also commonly made as “full bent” pipes (close to a 90° shank bend, and usually featuring stouter bowls) for those who want to have a professorial air about them without actually having to grade any exams. Their shanks are very seldom anything but round, and often quite beefy. Its soft edges and medium-sized bowl give it a classic look and make it very comfortable to hold.

    Author

    A bigger brother to the Prince shape, the Author features the same flattened ball shape, but is quite a bit larger than its smaller sibling. The Author’s hefty bowl sits at the end of a burly shank that almost always has a 1/8 – 1/4 bend. Its thick walls help keep the bowl from heating up and make for a comfortable hold.

    The Author is usually seen as a smooth pipe and it lends itself quite nicely to a lighter stain color or even a natural finish, simply buffed to a shine with no stain at all. The origin of the Author name quite possibly comes from the ease and comfort with which it can be clenched in the teeth, whilst hunched over, penning furiously a literary masterpiece.

    Billiard

    Perhaps no shape embodies that of the smoking pipe more clearly than the classic Billiard. Favored by the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien, Albert Einstein, C.S. Lewis and countless other famous pipe enthusiasts, the Billiard continues to be a well-esteemed shape by pipe smokers today. The most likely explanation for the origin of its name is the French word for stick, bille. It may have been so called because its round, straight shank was reminiscent of a billiard cue. A Billiard’s bowl is cylindrical from top to bottom, and usually measures about 1.5 – 2″ tall. Many Billiards break away from the rigid cylindrical shape, and feature bowls that curve very slightly inward at the rim and the heel. The bowl of a Billiard should also be canted forward ever so slightly (approximately 2°), which softens the overall appearance.

    True to its namesake, a classic Billiard’s shank is still both round and straight, and is about as long as its bowl is tall. Tapered or saddle stems are both common on this pipe, and stems measure 2 inches in length, give or take. The Billiard’s timeless shape has served as a launching pad for many other pipe shapes over the years. The Oom Paul, Chimney, Pot, and Canadian (including all its sub-styles) all feature a Billiard shaped bowl, but are considered to be unique shapes by virtue of their respective variations. While originally a straight pipe, Billiard’s now come as 1/2 and 3/4 bent pipes as well. To no one’s surprise, the Billiard is offered in the widest range of colors and finishes possible, and virtually all pipe making entities produce their own versions of the world’s most popular pipe shape. A true classic.

    Blowfish

    The Blowfish is considered a freehand shape in the world of pipe making. It is a perfect example of beautiful asymmetry; it’s organic and graceful, but by no means overly delicate. The Blowfish takes the appearance of a squished ball, having a wide, bulging profile, and a more narrow face. The carver orients the Blowfish so that the cross grain exits on the broad-sided profile of the pipe, resulting in a stunning manifestation of birdseye on one or both sides. Naturally, straight or flame grain will then flow across the narrower width of the pipe. The shank of a Blowfish should exit fluidly at the bottom of the bowl, having no interrupted or abrupt lines. The stem then exits the shank in a similar fashion, but bends gently in the opposite direction. Therefore the vast majority are created as bent pipes, and many deeply so.

    Shank extensions and embellishments of horn, exotic woods, and metals are often seen on these pipes. Due to the Blowfish requiring extraordinary grain quality, this is another pipe shape that can really strain the piggy bank, and is seldom found in anything but a smooth finish.

    Brandy

    The Brandy is one of the most popular pipe shapes in the world today, and it’s easy to see why. With easy-flowing lines and elegant proportions, the Brandy has been aesthetically groomed over the course of many decades to resemble its namesake, the brandy glass. While the shape of the bowl can vary considerably, Brandys are recognizable by their wide, rounded base, which tapers sharply to meet the comparatively narrow mouth of the chamber. More often than not, you’ll find them in a smooth finish since the shape flaunts the straight grain of a briar block extremely well.

    Handmade Brandys typically display an even more voluptuous base which tapers more dramatically, on account of not being limited to the abilities of a machine to form their shape. Shanks are usually round, can be straight or slightly bent, and are usually fitted with a tapered stem, bent from 1/4 – 3/4. Less common features include a flared shank and/or army mount stem. All in all the Brandy has a classic, sophisticated appearance with a wonderful feel in hand. Just resist the urge to swirl it round and round.

    Bulldog

    This well-known shape has been a favorite among many smoking pipe enthusiasts for the past several decades. Thanks to its unique bowl shape, the Bulldog is quite easily distinguishable from every other pipe shape, save for the Rhodesian, which is really a varietal of the Bulldog. The bowl of a Bulldog is essentially two cones adjoined at their bases, the top cone being abbreviated at the chamber, and the bottom cone blending into the shank. A hallmark almost always found on a Bulldog is one or more thin grooves cut into the circumference of the bowl. Each groove is usually slightly less than the width of a toothpick, and their number and placement may vary, though they are usually found near the junction of the two “cones.” Bulldogs that do not have grooves are few and far between.

    Along with the bowl’s unique shape and grooves, Bulldogs are typified by a diamond-shaped shank. With the hard edges of the shank and the round walls of the bowl, it is paramount that the transition of bowl to shank be executed with skill to avoid an awkward appearance. Like the shank, the stem of a Bulldog is also diamond-shaped, with both tapered and saddle-bit stems being equally acceptable. Bulldogs make excellent candidates for combination finishes such as “partially sandblasted” pipes due to their multiple distinct surface areas created by the hard lines of the pipe’s unique shape.

    Calabash

    The image of a Calabash pipe is, for many, inseparable from that of the legendary investigator, Sherlock Holmes. Often simply called a “Calabash,” the name is anything but arbitrary. The calabash gourd was the original medium from which these pipes were crafted. A gourd of proper shape and size was selected, then cleaned and dried carefully before being drilled and fitted with a bowl and stem. In recent times, however, pipe makers have begun to craft these pipes out of other materials including briar, without forsaking the classic shape and unique mechanics.

    Calabash pipes lay claim to a functional feature entirely distinct unto themselves. The bowl of the Calabash pipe is removable, held in place by a tension fit, or by “unscrewing” it from a threaded seat at the head of the pipe (a modern improvement). Historically the bowls were crafted in meerschaum, but are now also made from briar, ivory, or less commonly, boxwood or other suitable hardwoods. When the bowl of the Calabash is removed, one can see the cavernous interior chamber of the pipe, which allows for the smoke to become quite cool and dry before it is drawn into the mouth of the smoker. Calabashes may vary in overall size, but are easily distinguishable from other pipe shapes. The Calabash is typified by a very dramatic bend in the body of the pipe, nearly assuming the shape of a “U”, and has a drastic but gradual and uninterrupted taper from bowl to stem. The shank of the briar iteration cannot, for mechanical reasons, match the drastic bend of its gourd counterpart, but the spirit of the shape is usually carried through. A relatively long stem is often fitted to give visual balance to the otherwise top-heavy smoking instrument.

    Canadian

    Canadian is actually both a pipe shape, and a family of pipe shapes. The Canadian family of shapes includes the Canadian, the Lovat, the Lumberman, and the Liverpool. The Canadian is also sometimes referred to as the Canadian Billiard, because it and its entire family are sub-styles of the classic Billiard shape.

    Maintaining the simple symmetry of the Billiard-style bowl, the Canadian sports a slender shank about twice the length of the bowl’s height, trimmed with a modest stem which accentuates the elegance of the pipe’s dimensions. What differentiates the Canadian from other pipes in the family is that the Canadian has an oval shank with an oval tapered stem.

    Cavalier

    The Cavalier is based on the historical Tyrolean pipe, so named for its origin in the Tyrol region (modern day Italy, Austria, and Germany), but the pipe is of German descent. The distinct feature of the Cavalier pipe is that its round shank extends well below the entirety of the bowl, eventually becoming the “foot” of the pipe. The bowl is usually Billiard shaped, if only a bit more rounded, and rests atop the shank like a rose bud on a thin branch. Its draught hole is drilled all the way down to the end of the ”foot,” meaning that the draught hole stretches from the very top to the very bottom of the pipe.

    The design is functional, as unwanted moisture from the tobacco is drawn out of the bowl and into the base of the pipe, where it will not reach the mouth of the smoker. The “foot” is adorned with a removable cap that allows trapped moisture to be released, and the draught hole to be easily cleaned. Not a pipe to be clenched in the mouth, the Cavalier is best smoked at home, where one can fully appreciate the nature of its design.

    Cherrywood

    The Cherrywood is one of the few shapes that is always a “sitter,” having a flat bottom. While it is technically a sub-style of the Poker shape, over the years pipe makers have forced its evolution to its current-day appearance, which while still bearing some visual similarities to its parent the Poker, is often quite elegant in spite of its fortitude. The Cherrywood is another thick-walled pipe, more often than not, which when added to the convenience of it sitting on its own behind, makes it a wonderful pipe to smoke while enjoying a strong beverage, reading a newspaper, or other such activities that occupy the use of one’s hands.

    Cherrywood pipes are typified by their sitting position, which contrary to the upright Poker, is at an an angle, causing the bowl to lean forward. Its bowl is shaped almost like that of a tree trunk, often cylindrical, but sometimes with a slight to significant outward taper from heel to rim. In recent examples, it is not uncommon to see some asymmetry in the bowl which offers an organic aesthetic befitting of the name Cherrywood. The shank exits the pipe on the lower half of the bowl, and can be made straight or with an upward bend. The stem is bent in the opposite direction of the shank, which atop the shank not only helps to achieve a proper balance when the pipe is seated, but also takes an appearance much like that of a gnarled tree limb, further adding to the suitability of its title. This shape may originally have been a popular choice for “basket” pipes made of cherry wood, which some say is the the origin of the name.

    Chimney

    Let’s cut right to the chase here; you can fit a lot of tobacco in this one. A Chimney is perfect for those nights after a long, bad day at the shop or office, when you need a good hour or more to regain your sanity and composure. The Chimney is a taller derivative of the Billiard. Not too commonly found, Chimneys are usually produced by artisans, not factories, since they are in short demand.

    A Chimney bowl should be about about 50% taller than that of its classic Billiard counterpart. The diameter of the bowl remains the same for the most part, as do the lengths of the shank and stem. Any and all colors and finishes that can be found for the Billiard suit the Chimney just the same!

    Churchwarden

    Wildly popular today, thanks to the Lord of the Rings series of films, the Churchwarden’s actual origin dates back to well before Tolkien’s masterpiece was scribed. Churchwarden pipes had their debut in Europe thanks to the Austrian light cavalry who brought them to England and France during the Napoleonic Wars. One of the primary advantages (and indeed the defining feature) of the Churchwarden is the distance between the bowl and the bit. Churchwardens are very long on account of stems that reach nine inches in length or more. The smoke must travel this great distance, and so it has more time and surface area in which to cool, resulting in what many consider to be a more pleasurable smoke. This advantage, however, is met by its respective drawbacks. Churchwardens are notoriously inconvenient to carry around, and their small bowls only allow for a brief smoke. In the proper setting, however, all these drawbacks are quite easily forgotten.

    Since Churchwardens are defined by the stem length rather than the bowl shape, their bowls can theoretically assume any shape. We challenge you, however, to show us an experienced pipe maker who would dangle an Oom paul or a Volcano off the end of a slender 9” stem. Prince, Dublin, and Cutty-style Churchwardens are much more sensible. Churchwardens have also been called “reading pipes,” since the extended length prevents the bowl from obstructing a reader’s view.

    Cutty

    There is no denying the resemblance that the Cutty bears to the clay tavern pipes of a bygone age. Delicately shaped, Cutty’s typically have not an ounce of excess briar left in place. This delicacy of shaping necessitates the use of a special drill bit for the tobacco chamber, which tapers even more drastically than a Danish conical bit, and comes to a sharp point at its tip. A special honor is paid to this pipe, in that this type of conical bit is now called the “cutty bit”.

    Many Cuttys still include the “spur” at the foot of the bowl, once again hearkening back to their clay ancestors, but while the spur of a clay pipe was the remnant of the manufacturing process, the briar versions are purely nostalgic. The bowl of the Cutty is heavily canted forward, which helps differentiate it from other long-shanked pipes like the Canadian. The Cutty may sometimes display a very unique stem, which is slim, slender, and round (almost like a straw). However, the majority of modern Cuttys now sport a tapered stem, and come in many finishes.

    Dublin

    We’d like to contest that this was Daniel O’Connell’s favorite pipe, and that he was known to slowly pace the Liffey, puffing thoughtfully on his little charred Dublin, only stopping if to greet another passing Irishman. There is no evidence to support this claim, so I say we start the rumor!

    What we know for certain about the Dublin is that it is much like a Billiard in proportions and measurements, but with walls that taper gently and evenly from a wider rim down to a narrow heel. Up top, the rim is usually flat, but Dublins can be found with a beveled rim as well. Smooth finishes are by far the most common, since the vertical walls of this pipe make a wonderful showcase for straight grain, as does the relatively wide rim for birdseye. They usually wear a tapered stem, though saddle stems are also seen. Dublins can range from straight to 3/4 bent, and just about any color or finish is more than fitting for this timeless pipe. Daniel O’Connell would be proud.

    One of many pipes which finds its inspiration in an object of similar shape, the Egg is not only beautiful to behold, it is one of the most comfortable in the hand, sitting perfectly in one’s palm. A well done Egg (pun intended) can be regarded as art, and surely countless have made their way onto the shelves of high-end pipe collectors. The Egg’s bowl is usually about the size of, what else, a large hen’s egg, and is most often seen canted forward a few degrees. The transition between bowl and shank is arguably the most graceful to be found on any of the standard pipe shapes. Made famous by the Danish pipe makers, a Danish made Egg usually features a long slightly bent shank which gradually flares until it reaches the stem. Now produced by pipe makers worldwide, Eggs remain very popular among pipe Enthusiasts today, and can be found smooth, sandblasted, and rusticated.

    Elephant’s Foot

    The Elephant’s Foot was created by the late legendary Swedish pipe maker Bo Nordh. Bo is one of the few pipe makers in the history of the craft that has been credited directly with creating not one, but two entirely new shapes. Finding a suitable block for the carving of an Elephant’s Foot is a task in and of itself. The grain must be nearly flawless in order to achieve the desired result, which is a gentle convex face covered from edge to edge in birdseye grain, the narrower flat sides of which should display perfectly contradictory straight grain. Likewise straight grain should radiate from the end of the shank toward the back of the pipe, which like the front should also have an ample endowment of birdseye grain. An Elephant’s Foot should almost always be entirely smooth, though partial sandblasting has sometimes been executed successfully.

    Freehand

    This is the only pipe that refuses to be described. We can talk about the evolution of shape, and comment on the influences of this pipe maker and that, but the shape of the Freehand is entirely dependent on the hand of its individual maker. When a pipe maker begins to work on a Freehand pipe, there isn’t always an established shape that he is determined to arrive upon. The piece of briar that is being worked, in some ways, has a will of its own. And so, as material is sanded away from the rough edges of the block, the grain points one way and then another, until all the excess material has been removed, and what remains is only what naturally lay within. The supernal grains that make our beloved briar so beautiful to behold, made possible only after decades of growth under the Earth, are expertly exposed by the skillful hands of the carver. Freehand pipes take many forms, many of them unsurprisingly inspired by nature, but each one tests the skill and understanding of the carver in a unique way.

    Hawkbill

    After laying eyes on a Hawkbill, one will realize that every pipe they have seen before had at least one thing in common; if their shanks were bent at all, they were all bent in the same direction (up). The Hawkbill’s round shank, however, is bent downward. This peculiar and seemingly nonsensical irregularity is what gives the Hawkbill its uniqueness, and not the shaping of its bowl. The Hawkbill’s bowl is usually shaped like a Brandy, Tomato, Author, or something in between. It can be made in a variety of finishes, and is usually accompanied by a short round tapered stem. Once significantly more popular than it is today, the Hawkbill has fallen from the limelight, but there are still some who nurture an admiration for the odd.

    A fine Horn is one of the most elegant pipe shapes of all. With no “junction” between the bowl and shank, the lines flow gracefully back and forth along the length of the pipe, only interrupted by the meeting of bowl and stem. The defining characteristic of the Horn is its continuous and uninterrupted taper from front to back, and so one may find that Horns are created with square, round, triangular, or freely shaped bowls, having considerable variation in the finer details of appearance. The Danish master carvers are renowned for their production of stunning Horn pipes, but today the Horn has been adopted by carvers from all over the world.

    Liverpool

    Canadian really isn’t a proper surname for this pipe, having found its namesake in that old port city of Western England. However, the Liverpool is in fact part of the Canadian family of pipes. What differentiates the Liverpool from other pipes in the Canadian family is that the Liverpool has a round shank with a round tapered stem, making it perhaps the most conventional of the group, and right at home amongst all the classics. As with other members of the Canadian family of pipes, the length of the shank should be about twice the height of its Billiard shaped bowl.

    Lovat

    The Lovat is part of the Canadian family of pipes, a sub-style of the Billiard shape. What differentiates the Lovat from other pipes in the Canadian family is that the Lovat has a round shank and a round saddle stem. As with other members of the Canadian family of pipes, the length of the shank should typically be about twice the height of the bowl, but some petite variations with a greater shank to bowl ratio have proven handsome interpretations. Lovats look great sandblasted or smooth, but the highly polished finish of a smooth Lovat seems to do the trick for many connoisseurs. The Lovat is named after the various lords and barons Lovat (Lordship of Lovat), such as Brigadier-General Simon Joseph Fraser.

    Lumberman

    The name “Lumberman” evokes images of burly men in flannel shirts hauling freshly cut logs through coniferous forests, and yet the Lumberman pipe seems to contradict this imagery unapologetically. The Lumberman is yet another part of the Canadian family of pipes, a sub-style of the Billiard shape. What differentiates the Lumberman from other pipes in the Canadian family is that the Lumberman has an oval shank with an oval saddle stem. As with other members of the Canadian family, a slender shank graces the bowl carrying about twice the length of the bowl’s height to its end. With its slim and simple profile, it would hardly look at home in a massive calloused hand. Perhaps Canadian lumbermen are slender and gentle, and we’ve had the wrong idea all this time.

    Nosewarmer

    A Nosewarmer, like a Churchwarden, refers not to shape but to proportions and length. Nosewarmers, also sometimes referred to as “Stubby” pipes, are significantly shortened in overall length when compared with their standard counterparts. This is usually accomplished by cutting the shank short. The rest of the pipe, then, must follow suit. The bowl will often be shorter than if it were a standard pipe, but the shape of the bowl will not change. More often than not, Nosewarmers are only made as straight pipes, because it is difficult to form a graceful arc with so little length. It’s perfectly normal to see Billiards, Pots, Dublins, Brandys, and some other classic shapes in the form of a Nosewarmer, but many pipes are excluded from the Nosewarmer category due to the requirements of their shaping, such as Canadians, Oom Pauls, and Horns, amongst others.

    Oom Paul

    Oom Pauls don’t credit their uniqueness to shape alone, but rather the marriage of shape, size, and bend. The bowl of an Oom paul is shaped like a large Billiard with a generously sized tobacco chamber. Oom Pauls are always fully bent, having a shank about the same diameter as the bowl, and are often made as “sitters.” Certainly one of the more interesting shape names of the bunch, you can likely guess that it isn’t without a story. Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger, better known as Paul Kruger and affectionately known as Uncle Paul (Afrikaans: “Oom Paul”) was State President of the South African Republic. Uncle Paul was often seen in public and photographs with his favorite pipe, a Hungarian, descending from his mouth. Slowly becoming synonymous with the man after which it is now named, many pipe manufacturers began applying the President’s nickname to his choice pipe shape, with many pipe makers also following suit. Over time, the name “Hungarian” faded away, and today it is widely known as the “Oom Paul”. This pipe, due to its size, seems like it was made to be smoked while relaxed and reclining, its bowl brimming with your favorite nightcap. While it certainly won’t disappoint in that capacity, the Oom Paul, because of its abruptly bent stem and low slung weight, is surprisingly quite comfortable held freely in the mouth, as Uncle Paul often demonstrated. The Oom Paul is readily available smooth, sandblasted, or rusticated, and we can’t help but feel that it would make one heck of a grandfather to grandson heirloom.

    Panel

    Pipes referred to as “paneled” derive their originality not from a specific shape, per se, but from a distinct aesthetic property, namely the flat panels on their bowls. Many pipes can be made with panels, including Billiards, Dublins, Brandys, Acorns, and more. What constitutes a Panel? Panels on the bowl must be even in number and symmetrically positioned, though paneled pipes with six or eight sides may have panels of varying widths. This helps differentiate a paneled pipe from a Freehand, which may have one or more panels placed at any desired interval. The original Panel was a Billiard with four paneled walls, but the feature has spread to other shapes as mentioned. A paneled Billiard with a square shank is also referred to as a Foursquare.

    Poker

    Named for its ability to sit steadily on the poker table while you shuffle up and deal, the Poker is made for play, but it’s an “all business” kind of pipe when it comes to shaping. Its walls are tall, and the cylindrical bowl is flat on both the top and the bottom. The round shank exits just below the bottom of the bowl, and is elongated with a simple saddle stem. The sturdy appearance of the Poker is complemented well by a skillfully rusticated finish. They are most often turned on a lathe as opposed to being shaped freely by hand, in order to achieve true symmetry. Whether you’re risking it all at the poker table or knitting a new pair of baby booties, the Poker is a perfect companion for those of us who can’t be constrained to one activity.

    If someone sawed the top of your Billiard off, two things would result. First, you’d be forced to engage the miscreant in a round of fisticuffs. Secondly, after raining blows upon him and emerging victorious, you would find yourself in possession of a new Pot from which to smoke a celebratory bowl of your favorite blend. The Pot shape is technically a variation of the classic Billiard, but is a prime example of a shape which has become its own. Unless a Pot is made to unusually grand proportions, the limited chamber depth generally lends itself to smoking strong blends or when on the go, and so it’s a good thing that the Pot makes a handsome Nosewarmer or pocket pipe. Taking the same shaping characteristics as the Billiard, then simply removing the top half of the bowl so that the walls are about half as tall and do not taper, leaves you with a Pot. The short bowl of a Pot is hard pressed to take full advantage of the straight grain in a block of briar, so it’s not uncommon for a maker to opt for sandblasting, which when executed well becomes more of a virtue than a vice. Pots are nearly always made as straight pipes, and also make good candidates for magnum pipes./p>

    Prince

    As its name suggests, this shape has royal origins. The Prince was originally fashioned for Prince Albert who would later ascend to the British throne as King Edward VII. An English dandy if ever there was one, the prince demanded elegance not offered by any shape in existence at the time. Pipe maker Emil Loewe, founder of London’s Loewe and Co., designed the shape for Prince Albert, and in doing so created an instant classic. The Prince’s design is simple and understated. It is made up of a short round bowl, accompanied by a short straight round shank, and is fitted with a long tapered stem (about 3.5”) that usually has a 1/8 bend. Loewe’s original design is rarely deviated from, but Princes can be found in a variety of finishes. Light and dark stains, smooth and sandblasted finishes, and nickel or silver banding are commonly seen on the Prince. They make excellent Churchwardens as well, on account of their pint-sized proportions, and are exceedingly comfortable to hold in the teeth. This once kingly pipe has found a place among the paupers.

    Ramses

    A second entirely original shape attributed to the legendary Bo Nordh is the Ramses. It’s hard to mistake the Ramses for any other pipe shape, but bear in mind that the Cavalier, while similar in construction in some ways, has a round tube-like shank and base, while the Ramses shank and base are wider and flatter. Together, they have the appearance of a gently cupped hand holding the bowl. The Ramses is a very difficult pipe to form. The grain must be oriented in a very precise manner to achieve a beautiful result, much like Bo’s other original shape, the Elephant’s Foot. The tobacco chamber runs nearly parallel to the stem, which makes it very difficult to drill proper channel for the smoke and still maintain good smoking mechanics. To combat this, a true Ramses has the draught hole drilled so that it ends a few tenths of a millimeter away from the side and bottom of the tobacco chamber. Another hole is then made through the side of the tobacco chamber which meets the draught hole. This method allows the smoker to smoke the Ramses all the way down to the bottom of the bowl, which is a difficult thing to do with many fully bent pipes. Pipe makers are beginning to experiment with different finishes, but the Ramses seems most comfortable in a smooth finish. Bo Nordh was a true pioneer of both mechanics and artistry, the combination of which gave us the Ramses pipe, and what a beautiful pipe it is.

    Rhodesian

    Although the Rhodesian differs only slightly from the Bulldog, it is a very popular shape in its own right. A Rhodesian is essentially a Bulldog, except where the Bulldog’s shank is diamond shaped, the Rhodesian’s is round, and in very rare cases, oval shaped. Much like its parent pipe, the Rhodesian is very difficult if not impossible to create without the use of a lathe, due to the precise rings that are turned into the bowl. The round shank of the Rhodesian tends to impart a chubbier look to the piece overall, a homebody counterpart to the out-and-about Bulldog.

    Squat Tomato

    As nomenclature goes, this is about as straight-forward as it gets. Much like a Tomato is born by figuratively squishing a spherically shaped pipe, so a Squat Tomato is just a squashed Tomato pipe. The added “squashing” leads to a very thickly walled bowl, which helps maintain a comfortable temperature in hand while smoking. Light to medium bends are often seen in the shank, and it is quite commonplace to spot one with a white or black bamboo shank extension. Bowl sizes tend to vary on this one, as do the stems, which can range from tapered to saddle to fancy. Being that their shanks are almost always round or oval, however, you really wouldn’t see any with diamond shaped stems. You’d also be hard-pressed to find a factory made Squat Tomato, as they are not practical to cut on a machine. Becoming a bit more commonplace today, the Squat Tomato is stunning with a dark sandblasted finish, a contrasting shank extension, and a smooth rim.

    Tomato

    The Tomato shape is usually crafted to look somewhat like a squished ball. Its bowl can either be symmetrically shaped, or a bit more organic/Tomato-like, if you will. Due to the bowl’s shape and thick walls, it is very comfortable to hold and keeps the scorching heat within the chamber at bay. Their shanks are nearly always round, although some pipe makers have made Tomatoes with triangular shanks, the flat bottom of which flows naturally into the wide lower half of the bowl. The shape of the bowl lends itself to having a bent shank, but the straight shank variety, if done well, can be equally as handsome. Tomatoes take well to skillful sandblasting!

    Vest Pocket

    This bizarre little smoking instrument is designed to fit in the pocket of a vest, as the name implies. The bowl of the pipe is rather unique in that the chamber is actually oval shaped, and not round. All the edges on a Vest Pocket are smoothed considerably to prevent the pipe from snagging the material of your clothing when taking it out or putting it away. You’ll realize how practical a feature that is once you try to stuff a rusticated Poker in the ol’ pocket. Aside from the oval smoking chamber, the stem is surely the most unique element of the Vest Pocket pipe. It can twist 180° so that it does not protrude from the pipe, and when folded, it is indeed a wee little package.

    Volcano

    Even to the untrained eye, it’s not too difficult to spot a Volcano in the crowd, since its inspiration is taken from an iconic earth shattering phenomenon. If it looks like a volcano, it’s probably a Volcano, but there are some basic guidelines to understanding the shape. First off, the grain orientation is very important with the Volcano shape. The pipe should display straight or flame grain radiating from the top and center of the bowl, and ideally an eye-catching exhibition of birdseye grain on the bottom. The shank should be bent upwards, equal to or greater than the stem in length, and more often than not, the bottom of the shank will be flush with the bottom of the bowl, creating a long and flowing line from front to back. Flaring shanks with extravagant extensions have become quite commonplace, and due to the nature of the pipe’s showcasing of grain, some pipe makers choose only to use rare and extraordinary pieces of briar when making Volcanos. Finer examples of this shape can be some of the most expensive pipes on the international market, easily running in the $1,000 to $2,000 range and more. Rustication of a Volcano is not recommended, and is rarely seen, but both sandblasted and smooth Volcanos can be jaw-dropping works of craftsmanship. When sandblasted, the artisan carefully ensures that the underside of the pipe is kept perfectly smooth to preserve the stunning birdseye grain, making for an exceptional contrast to the rugged top.

    The Zulu is somewhat of a rare breed among pipe shapes, seemingly inhabiting the limbo between Dublin and Billiard. When well-crafted, however, this shape has an unmistakable character all its own. The bowl of a Zulu is daintier than a Dublin or Billiard but may display some similarities to either or both in terms of shaping. Its greatest distinguishing feature is the more dramatic forward cant of its bowl, along with its straight shank and slightly bent stem. The shank of a Zulu is usually round and stems are almost exclusively tapered. Zulu pipes have also been referred to using their other aliases: the Woodstock and the Yachtsman. Like the Prince, its slight bend and overall proportions make the Zulu among the choicest of pipes to hold freely in the mouth. It wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine an old wind weathered sailor hoisting the lines with his Zulu clenched between his teeth.

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    The 6 Best Places To Stash Weed At Home

    Does it ever feel like you have no place to leave your weed? If you’re saddled down with nosy (so to speak) roommates or family members, you may be at a loss for good stash spots. We’ve compiled six of the safest and most secure spots for you to hide your weed, to help you keep your stash safe and your mind untroubled.

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    In an ideal world, we’d all be able to use pot openly, storing it wherever is most convenient. But unfortunately, weed is still highly stigmatised, and in most parts of the world, criminalised as well. Many cannabis users live with roommates or family members who are hostile to weed, and for these users, hiding their stash is sadly necessary.

    There are several strategies you can use to keep your pot safe. We’ll address a few, along with lessons you can pull from different approaches.

    1. DEAD COMPUTER

    Got an old computer that no longer works? Stick a pack of weed inside and toss the machine in a corner. There’s a sense of privacy around electronics, and few snoopers will go so far as to crack open your hardware. Computers and their parts are expensive, and your roommates and parents are unlikely to dispose of your computer without your permission, even if they know it’s broken.

    One approach would be to unscrew off the backplate, stash some weed in the machine, and re-screw a couple of the screws, leaving the rest aside. This will hide the weed while also allowing you easy access. Just make sure you don’t do this with a “live” computer, as that could be a fire hazard. Also, you’ll want to pack your weed well, as the smell will travel easily through the computer case.

    2. YOUR HAIR

    If you’ve got long hair or dreads, then why not put them to use? Tie your hair in a messy bun, and place your baggie of weed inside. This illustrates a crucial principle about hiding weed: keeping it on your person will generally be the most secure. Better yet, in most places it’s illegal to search you without your consent, unless you’re being arrested. So as long as you can avoid committing crimes, you’ll be able to avoid detection pretty reliably. Bonus: you’ll seem very cool when you pull that primo bud out of your bun!

    If you’re using this strategy, you’ll want to have strong-smelling shampoo or hair oil to mask the scent of cannabis.

    3. PET FOOD

    When it comes to hiding weed, your cat or dog might be your best friend. Just stick your baggie of weed at the bottom of the pet food bag and let it hang out. Pet food smells extremely strong, and will go far in masking the dank smell. Make sure the bag is well-sealed, as a weed-and-dog-chow mess is not something you want to deal with. This strategy obviously has drawbacks if other people will be accessing the food bag, but hey: you could offer to take on full pet feeding duties. The animals will like you more, and you’ll gain the perfect stash spot!

    In the case of cats, if someone does find it, you can tell them it’s catnip. Keep in mind, this may not fool someone who has a passing familiarity with weed.

    4. IN BAKED GOODS

    If you have the house to yourself for a day or two, consider going on a baking spree and cooking up some delicious, compact edibles. Edibles will seem like normal baked goods to most non-weed-savvy snoops, and won’t emit much of a smell (though the baking process will—which is why you need to be alone for that part).

    With this strategy, your main imperative is to make sure that no one eats the edibles thinking they’re normal baked goods. You’ll need to hide them well, and stick a clear “private property” label on them.

    5. ON THE BOTTOM OF A DRAWER

    If you have little private space, you’ll need to get creative. Taping your stash to the bottom side of a drawer can be an effective way to hide your goods from others. Note that this doesn’t mean in the drawer: it means under it.

    To stash your weed under a drawer, pull out the drawer and tape your weed to the back or bottom. Then, push it back in and close it shut. From the outside, everything seems the same; little do onlookers know that drawer is now hiding some treasure! This spot should remain secure, as cohabitants will have few reasons to pull out random drawers. Make sure you practice proper smell protection for this one—you may want to place something fragrant and innocuous, like an air freshener, inside the drawer.

    6. HOLLOWED-OUT BOOK

    This one is an oldie, but a goodie. On the outside it looks like a book, and on the inside: weed. You can either buy a premade hollow book, or make one yourself. To make one yourself, start by picking a long, heavy book, preferably of boring subject matter. Wheat paste together all the pages, then paste them to the back cover. Wait for it to dry, and use a pen knife to cut a hole through the now-solid mass of pages.

    Now you have a super-stealth stash holder. If you carve out some extra space, you can add an air freshener or two to help mask the smell.

    A NOTE ON SMELL

    As you may have gathered, the most important part of stashing your weed is to prevent smell leakage. A whiff of weed can lead a suspicious onlooker to start searching places they wouldn’t normally look—and could lead them directly to your stash.
    The most important step in keeping your weed neutral-smelling is to pack it in an airtight container. Check out this article for advice on products that’ll lock in your bud’s smell, and help keep it safe.

    Looking for a good place to stash your weed? Read on for six ideas for how you can keep your stash safe from prying eyes and noses.

    The 10 Best Spots to Stash Your Weed

    Unfortunately, not all of us can be completely open about our ganja use. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to stash your weed somewhere. We’ve compiled a list of the best places to stash your weed in the event it needs hiding. Remember, stashing your weed means stashing the smell as well! Check this article for the 10 best stash spots!

    • The basics: Wrap your buds in bags or foil
      • 1. Outside, in the open air
      • 2. Deodorant Stick
      • 3. The Coffee Tin
      • 4. Your Dreadlocks!
      • 5. Pet Food
      • 6. Stash Book
      • 7. Inside the highlighter
      • 8. An old pair of jeans
      • 9. The famous diversion can
      • 10. Your boots

    Although many of us don’t need to hide our weed anymore, there are still some of us marijuana enthusiasts who live at home or even with flat mates who disagree. If you do have to keep your marijuana use on the down low, there are some very discrete spots you can keep your stash where you can guarantee nobody will find it.

    Obviously you have to properly store your buds under any circumstances, but sometimes you’ve got to do a little bit more than just that: Hide it. The thing that makes a stash spot perfect is that it is hiding not only the buds themselves but also the smell. Plus, it’s always really cool to have a special hiding spot for your magical herb. This is a list of the 10 best (and most discrete) places to stash your weed.

    The basics: Wrap your buds in bags or foil

    First things first. You want to wrap up your weed into a tight little packet. Be careful though, you don’t want to damage your beautiful buds. Airtight sealed bags are the best, because you can be sure that the smell won’t leak out. Some people like to use cling wrap before putting it in an airtight bag, just to be on the safe side. The best way to hide the smell of weed is to use layers, so you can start with cling wrap, then foil, and then finally an airtight bag. This should keep you on the safe side.

    1. Outside, in the open air

    If you live with your parents, the best stash spot might be outside the house – especially if you live somewhere in nature. You can pick a spot in the garden, across the road or even on the nature strip. Wrap it in a tight package and bury it. Just make sure nobody catches you burying it or digging it up!

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    2. Deodorant Stick

    If you’ve ever used a roll-on deodorant stick, you know they aren’t very hard to empty out. Roll it all the way to the top and dispose of the insides. Don’t give it too much of a clean, because the smell of the deodorant is what is going to conceal the smell of your buds. Stash buds, papers and whatever else you can fit in there.

    3. The Coffee Tin

    Coffee is a great place to stash weed because the smell of coffee is much more overpowering than the smell of ganja. Putting it right at the bottom of the tin will ensure that no one can smell it. Make sure it is wrapped extremely well, because the smell of coffee is sure to overpower the taste of your ganja if not. Also, be careful you hide it in a pantry somewhere so that no one will use that coffee.

    4. Your Dreadlocks!

    Hair is a great place to stash weed especially if you are on the move! If you are taking your stash out of town with you and don’t want to get caught on the road with it, hide it in your long hair or dreadlocks. A messy bun is a good place to stash some buds although you might get stuck with the smell of dank in your hair for some time after that.

    5. Pet Food

    Everybody knows that pet food stinks! This is what makes it a great place to stash your weed, providing you’ve wrapped it up extremely well. If you’re not living in a house with an animal, this one is obviously inappropriate. But if you are keeping some animals, stash your buds in the bottom of the bag of pet food!

    6. Stash Book

    This one is an old favourite. In fact, it’s become such a popular place to stash weed that you can buy stash books “ready-made”. If you want to be even more discrete, make your own, and that way you can make sure the book is something that doesn’t look out of place. Just cut a square as big as you like through enough pages, and you’ve created a very discrete stash spot!

    7. Inside the highlighter

    Believe it or not, a highlighter is the perfectly discrete spot to stash your weed. You can even keep it in your pencil case, and nobody will suspect anything. You can easily pull out the top of the highlighter. Just make sure that you push some tissues down to separate the ink from your buds and put the top back in. The perfect stash spot!

    8. An old pair of jeans

    Nobody is going to go looking through your closet, especially through all of your old pairs of jeans. Stashing it in the pockets of an old jacket or old pair of jeans is perfectly discrete. Just make sure you’ve wrapped it with something that hides the smell so it doesn’t stink out your whole closet!

    9. The famous diversion can

    Most headshops sell stuff like diversion cans, and they are a good place to stash weed. The good thing about the diversion can is that it works on the go as well! Whether it’s stored in your fridge or in your car, no one will suspect your buds in there.

    10. Your boots

    This is the oldest and the favourite. Storing herb in your boots is so expected; probably no one will expect it. The smellier your feet, the better it works!

    We hope that these stash spots keep you out of trouble!

    Are you scared someone is going to find your stash? Have no fear with these perfect stash spots for your weed.

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    Ghost line vs faint line

    We get many questions about faint lines. Although there is no single factor which leads to faint test lines, the following are examples of possible causes.
    1. “Matrix” interference: Urine is a complex biological specimen. The composition of urine specimens from person to person can vary widely depending on health, fluid consumption, and medication intake of the donor. Likewise, the composition of urine specimens from an individual donor may vary depending on the time of day and other factors. As a result of this inherent variation, the possibility exists that any donor may yield a urine specimen with a composition that produces faint test lines on certain immunoassays. As a result of this possible root cause, it is important to remember that a “line is a line” regardless of how faint and, the presence of a test line within the time limit of the test indicates a negative result for that assay.

    2. Cross-Reactivity: We live in an era of unprecedented use of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Although they may not produce the same effect in the body, some medications are chemically similar to the drugs detected in a rapid drug screen test. If a compound is similar enough in structure to the drug being tested, it is possible that the presence of that compound could lead to faint test lines or even a false positive drug screen result. This phenomenon is one of the primary reasons why presumptive positive drug screen test results should be confirmed by an alternate methodology.

    3. Assay-to-assay differences: In drug testing, it’s common practice to screen for multiple drugs simultaneously. In the most sophisticated products, as many as 12 drugs can be identified by a single drug screen device. Because of this, it’s easy to forget that each individual assay (even an individual test line on a multi-drug strip) is a separate diagnostic test with unique characteristics. For instance, some rapid drug assays are naturally lighter in line intensity than others. Most often, the light-line phenomenon is seen in THC metabolite tests although drug-class assays such as Benzodiazepines or Tricyclic Antidepressants can also be affected. As with the “matrix effect,” as a result of this possible root cause for light test lines, it is important to remember that a “line is a line” regardless of how faint and, the presence of a test line within the time limit of the test indicates a negative result for that assay.

    4. Trace levels of drug in the specimen: It is possible that a faint test line on a rapid drug screen test is the result of the presence of “some” of the drug in the urine specimen (particularly in the case of THC). If this is the case, it is still critically important to note that the concentration of the drug is very likely below the cutoff level of the test, which indicates a negative result. Given the number of other factors which could cause faint test lines, it’s best to not over-interpret light test lines as containing some drug and just remember that the presence of a test line indicates a negative result for that drug.

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    How to read Urine Drug Test Results

    Urine drug test strips are a popular and inexpensive way to screen for the use of drugs. These easy to use tests determine if a certain level of drugs, also known as the detection level, are present in someone’s urine. The test does not tell you how much or how little of the drug is present , but only if it is above the detection level for the test.

    Faint Line on Drug Test – what does it mean?

    The intensity of the color of a line on the drug test does not mean anything and should not be interpreted as a measure of the amount of drugs. A faint line on a drug test is still a line, so if you have a faint line in the “T” area of the test then you have a negative drug screen. As you can see in the negative test results photos below, the THC strip is much lighter in color than the OXY test strip, but the test result is still negative.

    One of the most common questions we receive is about the faint lines on a drug test and we have confirmed this answer with the manufacturer of the tests – the intensity of the color of the line does not mean anything on the test. Any line in the “T” region of the test strip, dark or very light, is considered a negative test.

    How to read iCup Drug Test

    The Control Region (C) line must appear at the top of each testing window. The results are read for each numbered line below the (C) line and the number corresponds to the drug letters printed below the window. Below are two examples, one with a 13 panel iCup with all negative results and the other showing a positive result for Opiates and Marijuana.

    NEGATIVE Drug Test Results

    Two lines of any color intensity appear. A colored line appears in the Control Region (C) and a colored line appears in the Test Region (T).

    Even if the line that appears is faint, the result should be considered negative. The possible shades of colored lines in the T Region may vary.

    What does a Negative Drug Test result mean? Negative means that the concentrations in the urine sample are below the designated cut-off levels for a particular drug tested. A negative drug test result does not always mean there are no drugs present in the person being tested, it means there are not drugs present above the cut off limit. For example, the cutoff level for marijuana is 50 ng/mL, therefore a person with only 30 ng/mL of THC in their system would test negative on a marijuana drug test. The cutoff levels are suggested by SAMHSA and used to prevent too many false positives for traces amounts of a drug in someone’s system. The cutoff levels are different for each drug and most workplace drug testing use a standard set of cutoff levels. However, law enforcement and addiction treatment programs will sometimes use a lower cutoff level in their testing since they have a zero tolerance policy. If you are using a home drug test, you will want to make sure the cut off level of the test you are using is the same as the one you will be taking elsewhere. Please check your instructions for more information on the cut-off levels being used in your test.

    POSITIVE

    One Line appears in the Control Region (C) and NO line appears in the Test Region (T).

    Positive means that the drug concentration in the urine sample is greater than the designated cut-off level for a specific drug and additional confirmatory drug testing may be needed. Please check your instructions for more information on the cut-off levels being used in your test.

    What is an INVALID test result?

    No line appears in the Control Region (C).

    The most likely reasons for this are insufficient specimen volume, incorrect procedural techniques or a faulty test. Please read the directions again and repeat the test with a new test card. If result is still invalid, please contact Home Health Testing at 1-888-448-5657.

    How to read a urine drug test result with photo examples of the tests. Answers to your questions about a faint line on a drug test and what it means.