Ill-equipped? Here’s How To Smoke Weed Without a Pipe
If you’ve ever found yourself with weed and no way to smoke it, you’re not alone. Luckily, stoners are some of the most ingenious people out there. Whether you recently broke or lost your favorite piece, or have simply run completely out of rolling papers and don’t have the means to buy more, when there’s a will there’s a way. Here’s everything you need to know about how to smoke weed without a pipe or rolling papers using some common items you can find around your house.
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Make a Gravity Bong
One of the best methods for smoking without a pipe is with a gravity bong. Gravity bongs just require water and a large jug, which will fill with smoke as you pull the jug slowly up from the water. They’re one of the easiest pipe alternatives to make at home and tend to hit you extremely hard, so they’re best when they’re shared with friends and you all want to get ripped.
To make one, take a 2-liter bottle or plastic jug. Cut a hole at the bottom and add a hole to the cap. If you have a bowl, you can stick that in the top of the jug. You can also make one with aluminum foil or use anything relatively bowl-shaped. You will also need a bucket or a sink or bathtub.
From there, you’ll fill the bowl with weed. Place your gravity bong in the water in the bucket and allow it to fill with water. Add the cap back to the top of the bottle and slide the bowl in. Light the bowl with a lighter, and begin to slowly pull the gravity bong out of the water. As the water drains out, the bottle will fill with smoke.
Before completely removing the bottle from the water, you can open the cap and inhale the smoke.
Can or Bottle Pipe
Sometimes gravity bongs are a little much. If you’re just looking for a quick and easy solution for smoking weed without a pipe, you can go back in time and use a coke can or a plastic bottle. All you need is an old water bottle and a disposable pen to make a homemade bottle or can pipe. You can even turn thicker plastic bottles into makeshift bongs.
To make one, add some aluminum foil to the top of any plastic bottle or can to use as your bowl. You’ll then poke a hole at the bottom for a mouthpiece and another hole at the side for a carb. From there, you’ll hit it just like any other pipe.
Making a bong from a plastic bottle is just as easy. All you have to do is take your pen and stab a hole at an angle into the bottom of your bottle. Place the hollow pen cap into the hole and use aluminum foil to make it into a bowl. You can then add some water to the bottle, and smoke it through the opening at the top.
Just remember that aluminum and plastic are in no way good for you. Try to never reuse these makeshift pipes or bongs, and make sure you get a new one as soon as you can.
Hot Knife Technique
The hot knife smoking method involves using two hot knives to vaporize cannabis or weed concentrates. You’ll start by taking two butter knives and heating the tips until they’re hot enough to glow red.
Once the knives are red, wait a few seconds and drop the dab onto one while sandwiching it between the other. For best results, you can make a dome for it to help collect the smoke. Just cut a plastic bottle in half and hold it in your mouth. When you vaporize the concentrate, you’ll have an easier time collecting the smoke.
The hot knife method also works with actual weed, too. It helps to use smaller bits of flower, but when the trichomes come into contact with the heat, their resin glands will produce smoke and get you high.
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Apples or other fruits
The best DIY smoking device is made with organic materials. If you’re only going to use it once or twice, and want to avoid plastic and metal, go with fruits and vegetables. Anything with a hard fleshy surface can be made into a smoking device. You can use everything from pumpkins, potatoes, and carrots to apples, strawberries, bananas, and watermelons.
To make one, all you have to do is carve a bowl for your weed into the fruit along with a mouthpiece and a carb. Once you have that, you can enjoy practically any fruit or vegetable and the added terpenes they release with your smoke, boosting the potency of your weed. Carrots make great steamrollers, while strawberries and apples make great pipes. You can even make a bong out of a pumpkin or watermelon.
The most common fruit for smoking is the beloved apple pipes. To make one, use a pen to carve a hole into the top of the apple and halfway down into the core. Then you’ll use the pen to poke another hole into the side of the apple until it reaches your first hole to make a mouthpiece. You can add a carb to the other side too if you’d like. From there, just pack the weed into the top of the apple, light it, and smoke it from the mouthpiece.
How to smoke weed without a pipe or papers
If you prefer to roll your weed, you can use organic materials like corn husks. They’re sticky and hold their shape pretty well, allowing you to roll your weed nicely. You can also use the paper inside of gum wrappers to roll joints. The easiest way to smoke weed without a rolling paper is to hollow out a cigarette, though. Since they’re already rolled, all you have to do is remove the tobacco and replace it with weed. Then voila! You’re all set.