How to Make a Pipe to Smoke Weed – HØJ

How to Make a Pipe to Smoke Weed

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Every weed smoker has asked themselves at some point in their lives if they can make a pipe to smoke weed. Whether you don’t have pipe and you don't have anything else to smoke or you want to experiment a little, it is certainly possible to make your own weed pipe. 

Cannabis smokers are known for being extremely innovative when it comes to find alternatives to basically any device they use. Whatever your situation is, here you are going to find some incredible tricks and tips on how to make a homemade weed pipe. 

How to make a pipe to smoke weed

First, it is important to address certain elements that you should definitely avoid or use carefully when making a homemade weed pipe:

  • Stay away from plastic bowls: When you are in a hurry, you don’t really have enough time to have a clear thinking. However, this is a thing you must take into account; stay away from plastic bowls. The reason for this is that plastic is not a heat resistant material and it will melt when heated. When this happens, it releases toxic fumes that are too dangerous for you. You can use a plastic container to hold the smoke, but for the bowl is always better a metal or non plastic material bowl. 
  • Select food items carefully: There is a wide variety of materials and ways on how to make your own weed pipe. Fruits and vegetables are one of the most popular materials for making a homemade pipe, as they are easy to find and shape. However, when choosing them you should consider always making sure the food item is not rotten, or wrinkled and clumsy. What you want to have is a sturdy and ripe body. Mushy food items will collapse and make this entire event unsuccessful or really uncomfortable.
  • Screening: This is a really important step, as it will help you keep the unwanted ash and gunk from entering your smoke and ruining your experience and even burning your mouth or throat. Make sure you always use a screen with whatever device you are smoking with. There are a lot of options from where you can choose when it comes to screening. You can use metal, glass, or titanium screens. When making a homemade pipe, many users use aluminium, as it is easy to find at home. Take into account, however, that it is not the safest material to go with.

All this said, we can now get into some of the most used methods to make a pipe to smoke weed. 

Apple pipe

One of the most classic homemade pipes to smoke weed is definitely the old and reliable apple pipe. Making an apple pipe is easy, since you can buy an apple virtually anywhere.

Take a fresh apple, poke a hole in the side for the mouthpiece and carve out the top of the fruit for the bowl. Make sure these two openings are connected inside to get the smoke into your lungs. Load up the top hole as you would pack a normal bowl and you are set to go. This method can also be applied to other fruits or vegetables like potatoes or carrots.

Pen pipe

You might not have any fruit at home, but you can always buy or find a cheap pen. It is the easiest way to get on with your smoking plans without having to cut or carve anything. 

Take a pen, making sure it has a metal cap at the nip and can be easily disassembled. Remove the back part and the front nip, and take out the ink refill. Once you have an empty tube and it is clean, place the nib on the tip the opposite way that it would normally fit on the pen. It will make a perfect “V”. Now fill it with weed, and light it up. Inhale from the backside of the pen, which is now your mouthpiece. Now, you just have turned your regular pen into a one-hitter.


A steam roller is a pipe that has both ends open, so you cover one side of it to inhale. This is perhaps one the easiest homemade weed pipes to make.

You will need an empty toilet roll or a kitchen towel roll. Then proceed to make a hole with a pen or screwdriver about a quarter way from one end. This is where your bowl will be placed. To make a bowl, use aluminium foil and mould it into a conical shape. Once done, use a safety pin or a toothpick to poke very tiny holes in the bowl. Next, place your aluminium bowl in the hole that you had carved. To seal the hole, use sellotape or blue-tack. 

Now your homemade steamroller is ready. Pack your bowl with your ground herb and light it up. Cover one end with your palm and take a hit from the other end. The wide area really gets the airflow going and delivers an incredible hit.

Water bottle bong

If you are looking for a more creative and amazing way to enjoy your weed well, a water bottle bong is another classic that is quick and easy to make. Just take an empty, clean plastic bottle and poke a hole about halfway up the bottle on the side. Then, stick a downstem in the hole, or use a pen if you don’t have one available. For a grommet, you can use a rubber washer, or either modeling clay or electrical tape if you don’t have one available. 

For a bowl you can use a metal bolt or the nib of a pen, then load your weed and burn. The smoke is gonna go through the water, creating bubbles while you smoke, which makes it a really enjoyable experience as the smoke is cooled down.

Gravity bong

Want to take things to the next level and have a fun time with your friends? A gravity bong could be a great homemade pipe option for that. This is definitely a favorite among cannabis connoisseurs and it is a great alternative for conserving your supply. 

There are two different types of gravity bongs: the bucket bong and the “waterfall” or reverse bucket bong. The bucket bong requires a small bucket, filled close to the brim with clean water, a two liter empty bottle, a bottle cap, a rubber stopper and a bowl. Once you have these items, drill a hole into the bottle cap. Cut the bottom off of the bottle, preferably using a serrated knife. How much you want to cut off depends on how big you want your hit to be. Most smokers prefer to cut just above the bottom of the bottle for the largest hit possible. 

Next, place the bowl with the bung fit snugly around it into the hole in the cap. Make sure that the seal is airtight, otherwise your bong will not work properly. Place the empty bottle into the bucket of water and then carefully screw the cap onto the bottle. You should have packed the bowl by this point. 

As you light the weed in the bowl, slowly pull the bottle out of the bucket while the bottle fills up with thick smoke. You’ll want to pull the bottle up slowly, but not too slowly, or your hit will taste stale and gross. Do not pull the bottle completely out of the water or you will let the smoke go away. Once you have filled the bottle up with smoke, unscrew the cap and push the bottle back down as you inhale. The pressure created from pushing the bottle down forces the smoke into your lungs. The gravity bong will provide a lot of smoke and a really great hit as well.

How to make a weed pipe out of a can

Making a weed pipe out of a can is one of the most popular ways to enjoy a quick smoke if you are out of smoking devices. A simple can is a great option to make a weed pipe and it can still make you exhale clouds of weed smoke. 

For this, you will need a soda can and a sharp object like a knife. First, make a hole in the side of the can, near the end. This will serve as your bowl. Make sure the hole is not jagged and is cleanly cut. Indent the can around the hole making a bowl pack for your herb. For your mouthpiece, make another hole on the side of the can, making sure you don't cut your mouth. It should be smooth. Now, fill the bowl with your favourite weed strain, light it, and smoke. Easy as that. 

Now that we have come across the most popular ways to make a homemade pipe. Lets pass through some uncommonly creative, almost crazy ways and materials from which you can make a weed pipe.

  • Bamboo Pipe: what better than using a plant to smoke a plant. If you have access to a thin piece of bamboo, take 2 inches wide bamboo and cut it. Make sure that one end is covered with the wood membrane while the other end is cleanly cut off. Drill a hole on the membrane end of the bamboo stick and use the wood to make a bowl. Then, make a hole on the clean end, which will act as your mouthpiece. Now just pack it, light up and smoke it away.
  • Tic-Tac bong: This a tiny bong option that will fit right in your pocket. You just have to drill a hole on the side of an empty Tic-Tac container, use a regular downstem, or a pen if you don’t have one. Last, pack the little bowl with weed, fill the Tic-Tac container with a little bit of water, and inhale.

    A really fun part of a smoker experience is learning how to make weed pipes. Constructing your own smoking devices gives you a sense of accomplishment, which can even maybe enhance your high. Of course, making your own pieces comes with its own risks. Using a drill can be dangerous, if you are not properly equipped, and smoking from tin foil or plastic is harmful to your health if done to excess. For this reason, bear in mind that making a homemade pipe is better as a secondary option or something you would use only in an emergency case.

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