Not up to speed with the latest trends in the smoking world? Do we hear you asking ‘what is a chillum?’ No worries, we’ve got your back. Basically, chillums are traditional small hand pipes that marijuana smokers all over the planet are loving more and more.
But wait, why would I use a chillum?
You may have met a chillum before and called it a bat or a one hitter, but in case you haven’t (where have you been?) this is why chillums are so nifty.
First, chillums are small, so you can take a hit out and about, in the car, in front of your grandparents, basically whenever you want without any disapproving glances. That’s pretty cool, but they actually provide one of the hardest hitting highs around because they’re conical in shape and don’t have carb holes. So they fit in your pocket and they get you more high than a regular pipe. Serious brownie points for chillums so far.
They’re also passed down from our marijuana-smoking ancestors, which in the weed world is never a bad thing. The use of chillums for smoking can be traced way, way back to the 18th century, when they were used to smoke herbs in India. So they’re ancestor-approved, too.
That’s pretty cool. How do I use a chillum?
Don’t worry, it’s really easy. Chillums are easiest to use with hash, but you can use bud too. All you need is 0.5-1.5g of hash and enough tobacco to roll a cigarette. Your high is just a few steps away.
- Crumble up the tobacco on a tray or dish and rub in your hash.
- Once you’ve got a nice mixture, place the end of your chillum into the pile and press with a finger to make sure it stays in place.
- Light the end and inhale through the mouthpiece. Go slow– you don’t want a mouthful of ash.
- Take a small hit first, and if your herb is still lit go back for more but remember, they’re called one hitters for a reason.
OK, sweet. But how do I clean a chillum?
Do you love when your herb tastes stale and musty? No? Thought so. Nobody likes a gross pipe, so make sure you blow out any leftover ash every time you use your chillum. You’ll get that full dank flavor and a clean hit every time.
If you haven’t done that and need to deep clean any nasties left in your chillum, do one of these:
- Boil a pot of water and put your chillum in for about 20 minutes. When you take it out, clean the inside with a cotton bud.
- Mix rubbing alcohol and salt in a ziplock bag, put your chillum in and shake it clean. Just like spice mix and chicken, but it’s a chillum and you don’t eat it (hopefully).
Remind me, what are the advantages of using a chillum?
The humble chillum is pretty close to perfect in our humble opinion, but in case you’re still not sold, here are all its best personality traits.
Chillums are pretty sneaky. Most non-smokers still don’t know what they are so won’t recognize it even if they see one. Chillums are travel-friendly too, perfect for those sweet, sweet vacation hits.
Easy To Use and Pack
If you can’t figure out how to use a chillum it’s either because you skipped most of our advice until now, or you’re too high from already using your chillum. Just remember: mix the hash, push in the end, light up. Like a bubbler, it’s important to pack the chillum tightly so you don’t get any ash in your mouth, but not so tight that you can’t actually smoke it.
Sharing is Caring
It’s a fact, andchillums are great for it. Grab your chillum and your best friend (and snacks, obviously) and let the high commence. Also, no more ‘whose turn is it to roll?’ arguments.
Easy to Clean
OK, we’ve already said this, but we really mean it. Cleaning a chillum is a piece of space cake.
You know those people who have a different outfit for every occasion? Well, that could be you but with chillums, which is way more fun if you ask us. Our chillums are super affordable so you can create your own chillum wardrobe and never get bored of your high.
The Different Types of Chillum
That’s right, every chillum is unique in its own way– some are glass, some are wood, some are sleek and some are whackier than that weird uncle you only see at Christmas, but they’re all equally wonderful.
Originally, most chillums were made from wood and you couldn’t get much else until the 1990s. But then, glass happened (alright fine, glass had already happened, but it became cheaper to produce) and all sorts of new chillums were born. Nice.
But which chillum should I buy?
It’s personal. Go for a glass chillum if you’re a smooth operator and like a good clean flavor, but go for wood if you like that woody (duh) flavor that gets richer over time. Glass is also good if you get lazy when you’re high because it’s so easy to clean.
You can check out our range of popular chillums (we love them all equally) to find your one and only, or to build a little fleet of different chillums. If you have any questions, reach out to the team – they’re more than happy to help.