For your smoking pleasure, Weedipedia has a beautiful collection of glass pipes, hand pipes, and spoons. We have a pipe to match your paw, from basic models to heady portable designs.
Hand pipes are the classic, old school smoking device used by your parents and grandparents. Glass hand pipes typically offer you dry smoke, meaning there is no water-based diffusion of your smoke. Though we also stocked some different style bubbler pipes that provide water filtration. Hand pipes like spoons and Sherlocks offer the convenience of easy travel and portability. To smoke dry herbs, tobacco, or other legal substance out of your hand pipe, you simply need to pack the material into the bowl chamber, ignite with a flame, and go!
What is a glass pipe?
A glass pipe is a smoking pipe, which is used to smoke tobacco or herbs. In contrast to other smoking pipes, like wooden pipes, a glass pipe doesn't add any other flavors to your smoke. Therefore, a glass pipe will give you the most original smoking experience.
One of the simplest ways to enjoy your favorite smoke, glass pipes are as varied as they are ubiquitous, coming in just about every size, shape, and color imaginable. Since there is no shortage of variety, we’ve divided our glass pipe selection into a few helpful categories. These are mostly based on the size and shape of the pipe.
What are glass smoking bowls?
Glass smoking pipes are also referred to as smoking bowls. A bowl is actually the area you place and light your herbs before/while taking a hit. Bongs also have bowls, but those are removable. Because a glass smoking pipe is basically nothing more than a bowl with straw, many users call them smoking bowls.
Thinking about a smoking pipe, but don’t know which shape is right for you? Let us tell you more about the different types of pipes.
Sherlock pipe: These popular pipes are named after Sherlock Holmes and resemble his iconic pipe. Some of these pipes have a flat base; it allows them to stand upright, preventing your herbs from falling out.
Steamroller: Do you want large hits? The steamroller pipe provides you these hits. This is not a pipe for the beginner. You need to learn to modulate the exact amount of air you need.
Spoon pipes: Classic pipe that resembles a spoon with a wide end (where the bowl is loaded), tapering down a cylinder to the mouthpiece. Due to its design, this the most popular pipe.
Chillum: Even more basic than the spoon pipe is the chillum pipe. A device consisting of nothing more than a hollow glass tube with a bowl on one end and mouthpiece on the other. These straight pipes are lit from the front and feature no carb hole.
Wooden pipes: The wooden pipes are classic and affordable. Each pipe has its own type of wood. This makes every pipe unique and brings each a unique smoking experience.
Glass Blunt: These aren't really smoking pipes but are the perfect cross between a smoking pipe and a rolling paper. Fill them up with herb to recreate the experience from a roll-up without using any papers,
Gandalf Pipes: Named after everyone's favorite Wizard, the Gandalf is a throwback to a more antique style of pipe. This type of piece can be recognized by its extra long drop, which adds a bit of cool to the smoke. Some remain traditional while some carry a more modern aesthetic.
How To Clean Glass Pipes
Glass is one of the safest, most popular, and easiest-to-clean materials used for smoking devices. Glass Pipes are a perennial favorite thanks to their widespread availability, affordability, ease of use, and range of styles. The most important and, let's face it, annoying part of pipe ownership is cleaning it. Cleaning your pipe on a regular basis is essential for a great smoking experience.
Note that cleaning a glass pipe with boiling water is just one method. A solution of rubbing alcohol and salt is also a viable option. Fill a plastic bag halfway with rubbing alcohol and a tablespoon of salt, then drop it in the pipe. After a few hours, remove it, rinse it with warm water, and you're ready to go.
The advantages of glass pipes
First of all, the glass pipe is easy to use and does not heat up, like other pipes made from metal. Secondly, you can see the smoke fills the chambers. This will give you extra experience. Thirdly the taste of glass pipes is better than wooden or metal pipes. The popularity is also due to the taste. Finally, a glass pipe will get a character over time as the pipe will be smokier after regular use.