Creativity and ingenuity are two of the most admirable characteristics displayed by humanity. Determination is a good one too. If there’s a will there’s a way, and when the way is developed creatively it’s all the more impressive. Not everyone’s MacGyver, but it does require some resourcefulness if you need to find a way how to smoke without a pipe. Fortunately there’s a number of ways to clear that hurdle and get on with enjoying your marijuana.
Some alternatives for how to smoke without a pipe include:
- Apple Pipes
- Gravity Bongs
- Hot Knifing
Let’s have a look at them today. Because if you don’t know how to smoke without a pipe, you may be up a creek without a paddle when it comes to your wishes to get high.
Alternatives for How to Smoke without a Pipe
We should state here that when we say ‘smoking’ we’re talking about combustion; the tested and true practice of introducing a flame to your marijuana and burning your way to a pleasant high. That’ll exclude the entirety of vaporizers and edibles, etc. These are all great choices as means of getting high, but today we’ll focus on alternatives to smoking when you don’t have a pipe or the means of rolling a joint.
So without further adieu let’s get right to our post detailing how to smoke weed without a pipe. Our first suggestion involves a re-purposing of foodstuffs that’s bound to catch some of you by surprise.
1. The Apple Pipe
It’s absolutely possible to make a weed pipe out of an apple. We’ve even heard the same thing about a length of cucumber but have yet to see it in action. Basically the long and short of this one is this; you carve out a bowl at the top of the apple (where the stem is) and then using a sharp, pointed object (a pencil usually) you create an opening from the base of the bowl that extends down a ways from it.
Then use the same tool to come in from the side of the apple to create an inhalation pathway that meets up with the downward opening from the bowl. You must carve out the bowl so that it slopes towards the downward opening. This will make it so that your marijuana sits up in the bowl and can be smoked with less chance of any unburned product or ash coming down into the inhalation opening. Here’s a step-by-step video guide on how to do it.
Another tip related to that is to not grind up your weed as much as you would for rolling a joint or packing a conventional pipe. This will ‘suspend’ your product in the improvised bowl a little more effectively and prevent anything from coming down the opening.
Making an apple pipe is very simple, give it a try!
2. Gravity Bong
Next up in our discussion of how to smoke without a pipe is the gravity bong. This method is a little more labour intensive than the apple pipe, and you will need a sink, bucket, or some other type of container able to hold a significant amount of water. You’re probably becoming more perplexed by the moment about exactly what we’re talking about here, so let’s discuss how to make a gravity bong.
In addition to the aforementioned sink or bucket, you’re also going to need a larger plastic bottle (2L pop bottles are very common) or – if you want to go BIG with your tokes – some people choose to use a plastic carboy or something similar. As long as it can have a portion of it cut away with a knife or scissors (eliminating glass bottles) and it has a narrowing stem opening, it will work.
How to Use A Gravity Bong
What you do next is cut away the last ¼ of the bottle, so that the rounded section is gone and the bottle is completely open-ended at the bottom. Next, cut a 2.5 x 2.5” square of aluminum foil. Punch holes in it with a pin or something similar to allow smoke to pass through this ‘bowl’ you’ve made. Do not place it on the spout opening yet.
Now insert the open end at the base of the bottle into the water, and push it down so that half of the bottle is submerged. IT IS IMPORTANT TO DO THIS BEFORE YOU PLACE THE FOIL SCREEN OVER THE SPOUT. Otherwise the pressure in the chamber will blow it off the top. If your weed is there, it will soon be in the water – not good.
Once the bottle is sufficiently submerged, THEN you fold the foil screen over the spout and THEN you load the bowl with weed.
Now it’s time to smoke; light your lighter and hold it over the bowl as you lift the bottle UP out the water SLOWLY AND GRADUALLY. The bottle will fill with smoke. Once it has, remove the bowl and place your lips over the spout. Now push the bottle down slowly and inhale as the pressure pushes the smoke up into the spout and out into your lungs.
Repeat as necessary. That’s how you use a gravity bong!
You may be pleased to know that this alternate way of smoking weed is a lot less demanding than making a gravity bong. To make a steamroller all you need is a length of cardboard tubing (longer is better – like the tube inside a roll of paper towel, for instance) and a small piece of aluminum foil to make a bowl in the same way you would for the gravity bong.
Use scissors or a knife to cut a circular opening in the top of the cardboard tube. Then press the square of foil into and over it before poking 10 or so holes in it. Secure it there with tape, as unlike with the gravity bong this bowl’s not going anywhere.
Pack your bowl with product, place one hand over the entire end of the tube and light with a lighter in your other hand. Take a toke, and then remove your hand from the end of the tube to complete your inhale.
Simple as that!
4. Hot Knifing
Here’s our last suggestion when it comes to alternative ways to smoke weed. Hot knifing is also called ‘blades’ by some smokers. It’s a speedy and effective way of smoking if you have a stovetop handy but nothing else to facilitate your getting high. We should mention as well though that as you’ll need a stovetop you’re going to be indoors. Be aware that there’s nothing inconspicuous about doing hot knives.
Knowing how to hot knife is pretty simple. Take a pair of standard kitchen knives. Then place them so that the tips of each rest flat and suspended between the coils of the element. You then turn the element up on the highest heat and wait until the coils begin to glow orange. Once they do, wait even longer until the knife ends themselves are also glowing hot. While waiting, take your marijuana or hashish and break it up into small balls, a millimeter or so in size. Don’t make them too big, unless you fancy coughing. Lay them out on the stovetop, or on the bottom of an overturned ceramic plate.
Once the knives are hot, take one out of the coil and touch the hot tip gently onto your product. It should stick to it. Then, quickly bring the second knife over and use it to press the ball of product between the blades. Do this as your raise them near your mouth (not close to, don’t want to burn your lips) to inhale.
Exhale, and return the knives to the element coil to heat up as needed again.
So there you have it, how to smoke without a pipe. No pipe? No problem.