There are many different smoking devices out there but these days a glass pipe is considered an essential device for anyone who consumes cannabis. Wood and clay pipes are used if you want an enhanced flavor of the smoking material, however, if you are looking for a clean and pure smoking experience then a glass pipe is what you are probably looking for.
Types of Glass pipes
There are many different types of glass pipes out there. Some of them include:
- Sherlock pipes
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Drawbacks of Glass Pipes
The main disadvantage of glass pipes is that they are fragile and can easily be broken. They can even break by repeated heating and cooling of the glass.
During combustion, a black tarry substance can be left behind as residue on your glass pipe which can make it hard for the smoke to pull through the pipe. the flavor of cannabis can be altered and it can also harbor bacteria. To avoid this you need to thoroughly clean your glass pipe this can be done by two methods.
- Boiling Method: Place your pipe in lukewarm water till the water comes to boil. Once the water is boiled remove the pan from heat source and allow the pipe to stay in it for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. After this, you can use any pipe cleaner to remove any residue left.
- Alcohol and Salt Rubbing: Place your pipe in a container, pour rubbing alcohol and a small amount of Epsom salt on it and let it soak overnight. The resin will be dissolved and any stuck-on particles on the glass pipe will be removed.