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How to Pack and Smoke A Bowl For Beginners

May 24, 2017

If you’ve never smoked before, you may be unsure as to how to pack and smoke a bowl for the first time. Get it right the first time by following these tips:

Gather the supplies.

First, purchase the cannabis that you plan on smoking and a bowl to smoke it out of as well. Most smokers choose glass bowls that can be purchased in the best dispensary in Denver, Altitude Dispensary. You will also need to keep a lighter handy, although this is not the only way that you can light the marijuana on fire. Many people choose to use hemp wick, but this is a bit more complicated, especially if you’re a beginner.

Break down the marijuana.

Before you begin packing it into the bowl, you will need to properly break down the marijuana. You can either use a grinder or pull apart the weed by hand to break it down into smaller pieces. Make sure all the pieces are about the same size, and don’t make them too small. Here are 10 ways to break up your cannabis if you don’t have a grinder.

Begin packing the bowl.

Now that your weed has been prepared, it’s time to pack it inside the bowl. The weed that goes in first and is placed at the bottom of the bowl should be packed more lightly than the weed that is put in last at the top of the bowl. If the weed at the bottom of the bowl is packed too tight, the pipe might become clogged and you may need to empty the bowl to clean it. If the weed at the top of the bowl is packed too lightly, you may have to repack it in order to get a deep inhale.

Smoke the bowl.

After you have packed the bowl, you’re ready to begin smoking. Place your mouth on the mouthpiece of the pipe and firmly hold onto the pipe so you don’t drop it as you smoke. Look for a carb, which is a small hole next to the bowl. If your pipe has a carb (some don’t have this feature), then place your thumb over it before you begin smoking. Then, use your lighter to light the marijuana, and take a deep inhale of the smoke that travels through the pipe. Once you stop inhaling, release your grip on the carb so the chamber of the pipe can be quickly cleared.

Clean the pipe.

It’s important to clean your bowl after every use to keep it in good condition. Visit a local dispensary to see if they sell any specialized cleaning solutions that you can use on your bowl. If not, you can either soak the bowl in boiling water or use water and a soft cloth to clean the bowl by hand.

For more helpful tips for beginners, stop by Altitude Dispensary, the best dispensary in Denver. Our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!