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Packing Bowls: Tips For Choosing A New Pipe

If you’re new to cannabis, you may have some questions when it comes to how to choose a pipe in states where smoking cannabis flower is legal. Here are a few tips to nudge you in the right direction! 

How To Choose A Pipe: Select The Right Material

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When choosing a pipe, one of the very first things you should consider is the material it is made out of. Most pipes are made from one of 3 different types of material: glass, wood, or metal.

When it comes to quality, glass pipes are generally considered to be the best choice. That’s because glass pipes tend to produce more smooth and flavorful smoke than the others. They also tend to have some of the coolest designs and decorations. However, glass pipes are obviously more fragile than others. If you tend to drop your pipe or plan on handling it roughly, then glass may not be the best choice for you. 

Wooden pipes are commonly associated with tobacco, but many people use them to smoke cannabis as well. While wooden pipes are more durable than glass, they can also clog up more quickly. Moreover, many people feel like a wooden bowl can negatively affect the cannabis flavor. They can also be much harder to clean since you can’t just throw them in some cleaning solution without also damaging the wood. 

Metal pipes tend to be much smaller and simpler than glass or wooden pipes. These units aren’t built with style in mind. They’re simply built to get the job done. Durable, easy to carry, easy to use, and cheaper than glass or wood, metal pipes are a great choice for when you need a quick and effective smoking utensil. 

How To Choose A Pipe: Consider The Perfect Size

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Pipes come in all different kinds of shapes and sizes. When selecting a pipe, you should take a moment to think about how you’re gonna use it in the future, and what the ideal size and shape of a pipe for that use would be. 

For instance, if you like convenience, then a smaller more compact pipe would be a good choice. If you’re planning on using your pipe in one location, then a larger more stylish pipe could work just as well. From tiny handheld pipes to huge decorative pipes, there are many different sizes and shapes to select from when it comes to choosing a pipe. 

How To Choose A Pipe: Pipes & Bubblers

You should also think about whether you want a regular pipe or a water pipe. Bubblers are handheld water pipes that function similarly to large water pipes, but that are only just a bit bigger in size than regular glass pipes. 

Bubblers are nice because they use a small amount of water to filter the smoke, providing smoother and tastier hits in the process. Bubblers give you the functionality of a bong in a much smaller package. Not only are they physically smaller than bongs, but bubblers also make less noise when bubbling! If your bong is too big to carry around, consider using a small bubbler instead!

How To Choose A Pipe: Pricing

Just as pipes can vary in shape and size, they can also vary in price. Blowing your savings on a fancy pipe you don’t really need might not be the best idea. Think carefully about how you want to use your pipe and what price range you would be comfortable with. There are many options on the market, from simple glass one-hitters to elaborate art pieces.

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