If you ask a pipe smoker why he loves smoking a pipe so much, he will agree that it is an experience that gets better with time. Some say smoking a pipe is healthier than a cigarette because you’re not inhaling the smoke into your lungs.
The pipe also looks classy, and maybe that’s why Arthur Conan Doyle decided to give Sherlock Holmes a pipe. However, smoking pipes are not only made of wood. Many of them are also made from glass. Interestingly, glass pipes are gaining popularity among smokers.
Here is some information about the glass blowjob you would find interesting.
What is a glass smoking pipe?
As the name suggests, a glass smoking pipe is called a glass smoking pipe. Usually, science and craft glass is used to make them as each has unique qualities. The pipes of scientific glasses are of the highest quality and manufactured with the best standards in mind, and they are durable and last a long time. A handcrafted glass prioritizes appearance, so you should choose these if you prefer an elegant and whimsical pipe. The smoking process is quite simple, you just need to fill the chamber with a product of your choice, light it and inhale it.
What are the different types of smoking pipes?
Here are the different types of smoking pipes you will find in online and offline stores.
Spoon pipes get their name from their appearance as they resemble spoons used for eating. They consist of four main components: bowl, carburetor, body and mouthpiece. The bowl is where you place the tobacco or product of your choice, while the carb allows you to regulate the air entering the pipe. After taking a big puff (a huge puff that you can inhale all at once), the smoke builds up in the body, while the carb is a hole that lets the accumulated air out. Finally, the mouthpiece is the part that enters your lips and where you inhale the smoke from.
Chillums are extremely popular among smokers because they are compact and have large bowls. These devices are cylindrical in shape and have a large opening at one end and a narrow opening. The vast space is where you place your weed or tobacco. They have come a long way since they were first used by wandering monks and are now available in different styles and colors. However, if you’ve never smoked a glass pipe before, it’s best to take it easy as chillums offer a more intense experience than others.
Even if you are unfamiliar with the other names on this list, you will be familiar with the Sherlock pipe because it has become synonymous with Sherlock Holmes, a fictional character whose name it bears. After the fictional character from the Lord of the Rings film series, they are also known as Gandalf pipes. Sherlocks share a lot with spoon pipes and even have the same body parts. They consist of deep bowls and a carb hole, allowing you to control the airflow. The body, which stretches a considerable distance and is strongly curved, makes it different from others. The elbow makes the pipe easy to hold in your hand and looks chic at the same time.
Steamrollers are your best bet if you’re just starting to smoke a pipe. They have a bowl on one side with both ends open, with the back near the bowl acting as a carburetor hole. You will also find steamrollers that have chambers between the mouthpiece and the bowl, which serve to keep the smoke cool. It would be helpful to know that steamroller hoses come in two different designs. Some are suitable exclusively for herbs and concentrates. Since they are not interchangeable, you must decide which product you are going to use and choose one beforehand.
A color changing pipe is unlike any you will ever encounter. Even though they are the same size and shape as others, their ability to change color gives them unique qualities. Your smoking experience becomes interactive and exciting when you use them. These pipes may change color as they are smoked with precious metals such as silver and gold during the preparation process. After the glassblower has shaped the final pipe, they blow 24-karat gold or .999 fine silver into the device, where they line the interior walls. Over time, the gold and silver fuse with the glass, followed by a slow cooling process. When you smoke, the metal begins to refract light in several ways, which is commonly thought to be the change in color of the pipe.
What are the advantages of glass pipes?
Glass pipes have many advantages, from durability to functionality. Here are a few.
- Cleaner smoke – Unlike wooden pipes where the wood adds flavor to the herb, tobacco or whatever material you are using, glass ones retain the original flavor to the highest degree and give a cleaner smoke.
- Easy to clean – Glass pipes are also easy to clean, unlike metal or wooden pipes. All you need is to pour in about 91% or 99% isopropyl alcohol and some coarse salt like Epsom. Shake the product with the mixture for about five minutes, rinse with soap and water and allow to dry completely.
- They are healthy – Glass smoking pipes are healthier than other options, including cigarettes. The main reason behind this is the less excess smoke produced during the smoking process. Since there is no additional smoke, the pipes stay clean.
- Very convenient – If you’ve ever used a metal pipe, you know how easily and quickly it heats up. This is not the case with glass pipes, which take a long time to absorb heat while losing it more quickly. You can smoke tobacco for a long time without worrying about burning your hands. Since they are small, they are very portable and easily fit in your pocket.
You need to be aware of the different types of glass smoking pipes, specifically if you are a beginner, to buy the right one. Once you get used to the experience, you’ll really enjoy it and even start to think of it as a kind of meditation.