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Lost Your Pipe? Your Denver Dispensary Shares a Few Tips on Making Food-Based Pipes

May 16, 2018

You’re relaxing on the weekend and decide to smoke a nice bowl to set the tone for the rest of the day only to discover that you’ve misplaced your pipe and are completely out of rolling papers. We’ve all been there, but being without your regular equipment doesn’t mean you have to put off enjoying your new strain from your favorite weed shops in Denver. It just means you might have to get a little creative. Here are a few tips to help you make your own bong or pipe out of things you probably have on hand.

Stick with Produce

Believe it or not, fruits and veggies make great pipes and can be made quickly with minimal effort and a bit of creativity. Try to use hard fruits and vegetables like carrots and apples. These are easy to carve into pipes and create a relatively airtight seal when smoking. Take care to avoid using wet or soft fruits like bananas and oranges as they won’t create as tight a seal and may make a mess of your living room as you smoke. Once you’re done smoking, you can even eat the evidence or toss the remains into a compost pile if you want to be eco-friendly.

Don’t Drill Too Deep

When you’re creating your DIY produce pipe, you’ll want to avoid creating too deep of a chamber in the piece. With apples, use a pen or cleaned screwdriver to poke a hole through the top of the apple and about halfway down into the core. Take care not to make the chamber too large or deep as it will make creating an airtight seal harder. If you’re using a carrot, make sure the bowl size is appropriate for the circumference of the carrot. Carve the bowl large enough to accommodate your weed, but avoid going any deeper than halfway into the carrot. Once you have the chamber or bowl finished, use a screwdriver to poke a hole into the chamber.

Avoid Using Metal or Plastic

Metal and plastic may be convenient, but they’re not the best things to incorporate into your produce bong. When heated up, these products can leach harmful chemicals into the smoke, leading to some major discomfort in your lungs from the very first hit. Instead, play to the strengths of the vegetables and keep things simple. The simpler the pipe, the easier it is to make.

Patch Cracks and Air Holes With Food

Though it’s tempting to reach for duct tape, it’s best to keep things edible when you’re making repairs to your food-based smoking apparatus. Use sticky substances like peanut butter to coat the cracks and impart a delicious flavor to your toke. If you’re allergic to nuts, grab a stick or two of chewing gum and chew it until there’s no sugar left. Then, use the gum to patch your pipe and get back to smoking in style.

If you still can’t find your pipe, stop by Altitude Dispensary and pick up a brand new piece of glass to replace your lost friend. Browse our collection online and contact us for more information on our current specials.