We suggest that you avoid anything that is excessively mushy inside if you don’t want to ruin your cannabis before you even get to try it. You need something where you can make a base to load your cannabis and which has a tube or hollowing out where you can draw the smoke. The ideal fruit is an apple.
All you need to do then is load the top of the fruit and start using your improvised weed pipe. Some people believe it enhances the flavor of the cannabis and others even combine different fruit and vegetables to make their pipe because that’s something of a challenge. The top 6 fruit and veg for making a weed pipe are:
It’s not perfect but actually does work and takes only a few minutes to put together.
If you are looking for something a little more elegant, there are a couple of ways to make a gravity bong. Our favourite is fairly simple and designed to impress at parties.
Using fruit or vegetables to fashion a makeshift weed pipe is still popular, especially at parties. It’s simple to do and most people have at least something hanging around in the kitchen that can be used. Some foodstuffs are more suitable than others, that goes without saying.
You’ll see the smoke fill the bottle. Once you have enough, remove the bud bowl and draw in the vapor into your lungs by moving the bottle back down into the water again. It takes some coordination but works pretty well.
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Make a shallow dent in the side to form a small bowl and then use a pin to make a few holes in this area. Load your buds in the dent and then use the empty tab opening to take a draw. The advantage of this method over the pen is that you are less likely to get hot smoke burning your lips and can get a stronger draw.
We’ll take a long hard look at how a little DIY and imagination can really save the day, wherever you are. A word of warning first: You should always use components that are safe, of course. Check that the thing you use has no harmful chemicals inside, especially if you’ve found something like a can or bottle.
Pipes, bongs, vapers and even fruit have been used to deliver that impromptu cannabis hit over the years. But what happens if you suddenly find yourself with some buds but nothing to smoke it with? The good news is that weed pipes can be made out of a whole bunch of stuff you may have lying arou …
You can customise things further by changing the type and quantity of fruit. Essentially, anything will work as long as you can build an airflow system like with the apple. You can even stack vegetables and fruit together to build a larger and tastier bong. You might even be able to add water if you use a pineapple, for example. Or, try doing it with a coconut and use its natural water! For this, you would stick a hollow tube through the side, carve out the top and pull from there. Surely sounds delicious.
Since this article is about making a homemade bong, chances are you don’t have any actual pipe screens around. In this case, you can make some DIY pipe screens for single-time use. Here are your options:
So, what pipe screen should you use with your homemade bong? And further, what do you do if there are no screens around?
You can also get pipe screens made from quartz, which are even more heat-resistant than glass. Replaceable glass or quartz screens aren’t as common as the aforementioned options, with most high-quality glass bongs incorporating borosilicate or quartz screens right into their design. These often feature decoratively placed holes instead of the ultra-fine mesh of brass or steel.
• Stainless steel screens
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Brass screens are perhaps the most common, featuring in tobacco pipes and many glass and ceramic bongs. You can get them at just about any tobacco store or headshop for little money. These circle-shaped cut-outs are made from brass mesh, with each screen about the size of a small coin. Brass has the advantage that you can bend it easily; this way, you can fit these screens easily into various bowl sizes. If you happen to have brass screens that are a tiny bit too large for your bowl, you can easily cut them to size.
Because steel screens are not as malleable as brass, fitting them into odd-shaped bowls can be a little more finicky.
• Glass or quartz screens
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