What Is A Spoon Pipe?
You’ve most likely seen a spoon pipe before, even if you didn’t know it. Vapor.com's vast collection of spoon pipes is full of different glass pipes, colors, and variations, making them popular for both new and more experienced dry herb enthusiasts.
Spoon pipes got their name because of their kitchen spoon shape and are most commonly known as hand pipes for dry herb consumption. Some common glass pipes you can find are spoons, bubblers, one-hitters, and steamrollers. They usually have four key parts: a mouthpiece, a bowl, a neck, and a carb.
What To Consider When Buying A Spoon Pipe
When you’re picking out your spoon pipe, it’s important to consider the length of the mouthpiece because this will dictate how smooth your draws are. The distance allows the vapor to cool down so each draw isn’t harsh.
Also, keep an eye out for pipes made from borosilicate glass because they’re more sturdy and resilient, so your pipe won’t shatter. Some robust spoon pipes include the K. Haring Spoon and the Marley Natural Glass & Walnut Spoon Pipe. Not only are they visually pleasing but they offer the most immersive smoking experience.
Other Names For Spoon Pipes
Aside from spoon pipes, there are a few other terms you should know about. So here are the most common:
- Spoons: simply used to describe a dry glass pipe shaped like a spoon.
- Sherlocks: the pipe is curved or angled towards the bowl.
- Chillums: a glass shaped like a medium-sized straw, with a direct vapor shot from the bowl to the mouthpiece.
Advantages Spoon Pipes Offer
With modern-day electric vaporizers making consuming dry herb easy, you might be wondering why you should opt for a spoon pipe, right?
Well, the small size of spoon pipes make them easy to conceal and great for outdoor vapor consumption because they can fit in a purse, case, or pocket. Spoon pipes also fit nicely in your hands because they have an ideal bowl shape and most of them are designed with a marble finish to maximize grip. Lastly, the least obvious reason is that spoon pipes lie flat on surfaces without titling. Making it easy to pack so you never spill your dry herbs.
How To Use A Spoon Pipe
Spoon pipes are easy to use once you get the hang of them but they might be confusing the first time you try one out. Once comfortable with a spoon pipe you’ll be able to enjoy them on-the-go just as easy as on your couch.
Start by using a grinder to grind your dry herb into small pea sizes for an even burn, and then pack your bowl slightly below the brim. After doing this, place your finger over the carb hole, light the bowl, inhale your dry herb through the mouthpiece, and remove your finger from the carb to clear the pipe. An important thing to remember throughout this process is that you are in control of the amount of smoke you inhale, starting with small inhales is recommended so as not to overwhelm one’s system.
How To Clean A Spoon Pipe
Keeping your spoon pipe clean is important, and it’s recommended you clean it regularly to remove any built-up residue, so you can enjoy all of the flavors of your dry herbs. We offer glass cleaning supplies that can help you maintain your glass piece and keep it as fresh as the day it arrived at your door.
You can use a pipe cleaner or a similar tool for scraping and scrubbing the inside of your spoon pipe. A glassware cleaning solution or isopropyl rubbing alcohol is another method you can use to completely clean it. Just be sure to rinse it to remove any cleaning solutions, let it dry, and you’re set for another session.