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Denver Dispensary Shares 3 Easy Tips to Help You Clean Your Pipe

January 23, 2019

Nothing beats smoking out of a beautiful glass pipe. They’re infinitely reusable, durable, and provide a clean and delicious hit time after time. But that same pipe can collect a lot of dirt and buildup after multiple smoke sessions. While it’s relatively easy to clean the pipe you picked out at the best dispensary in Denver, many people aren’t sure where to begin. After all, it’s not like you can just toss it in the dishwasher! Here are a few simple tips to help you clean your pipe so you can use it for years to come. 

Clean It Weekly

If you’re a regular smoker, you’ll notice that buildup or resin collecting inside the bowl and probably even in the mouthpiece of the pipe. This can leave you with a nasty taste in your mouth even when you light up high-quality fresh bud. That resin can collect dust, pet hair, and even start to take on strange smells floating on the air. For most smokers, weekly cleanings will be enough to power through that resin and keep it from building up in the bowl. Once this is done, you’ll be able to taste the difference as soon as you light up.

Make Resin Easy to Remove with Heat

Resin may be gummy, but it’s a lot easier to remove when it’s warm. The easiest way to soften the resin is to heat the bowl with a lighter. As a general rule, it’s best not to smoke the resin, tempting though it may be. Smoking resin means you’re smoking the old and already burned up weed from smoke sessions past. It’s not always the healthiest choice and it tastes just plain awful. Once the resin is loosened up, scrape it out with a paperclip, a small spoon, or anything abrasive that can get into the bowl itself. When in doubt, be gentle. Scratching the glass won’t kill your smoking experience, but it will make the pipe look more beat up than necessary.

Mix the Right Solution

The best way to clean your pipe after scraping out the resin is to soak it in a water and alcohol solution. Dilute equal parts rubbing alcohol and uncomfortably warm water in a sealable bowl or plastic freezer bag. Submerge the pipe and put about two tablespoons of table salt in the mixture. Once done, seal the bag or bowl and shake vigorously. Then, let the pipe sit for about an hour. After soaking, give the pipe a good rinse and let it dry thoroughly before using it again. This will give you a perfectly clean and like-new pipe that highlights the taste of the pot rather than tainting each hit with the ghosts of buds past. 

If you find that your pipe can’t be cleaned or you’re just tired of smoking out of the same device, pick up a new piece from Altitude Dispensary. We’ve got everything you need to have a smoke sesh that’s guaranteed to delight your taste buds no matter what method you prefer to use. Need more information? Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn about our current menus and selection.