Have you ever been stuck without a pipe or papers? If you’ve got cannabis and a lighter but no way to smoke it, you should try the time-honored art of creating a homemade bowl from an apple. The apple pipe is a simple solution and a better, more natural alternative than using an aluminum can or another makeshift device.
There are endless ways to create functional pipes from any variety of fruits and vegetables. To help you get by next time you’re in a pinch (or if you just like to MacGyver your paraphernalia), here are five quick steps to turn an apple into a smoking pipe.
What is an apple pipe?
An apple pipe — sometimes called an apple bong — is a homemade pipe constructed from an apple that is used to smoke cannabis. Apple pipes are considered one of the healthier options for DIY smoking devices, especially when compared to constructing pipes of tin foil or soda cans. Discreet and inexpensive, the apple pipe is a favorite among cannabis consumers who have no papers or glass pipes on hand, want to easily dispose of consumption evidence, or don’t want to go through the hassle of cleaning a traditional device. Read on to learn how to make your own apple pipe.
How do you make an apple pipe?
Crafting an apple pipe may seem complex, but in just a few simple steps you will soon be smoking cannabis out of your own healthy fruit.
Here’s what you’ll need to make and use a classic apple pipe:
- an apple
- a toothpick
- a clean screwdriver or chopstick
- a lighter
1. Remove the apple stem, making sure to remove the entire stem down to its base. This divot in the apple will serve as your bowl.
2. Use your screwdriver or chopstick to poke a hole across the center of the apple. One hole will function as the base for your mouthpiece while the other will function as the carb.
3. Use your toothpick to poke a few holes in the top of the apple far enough to intersect with the hole you just made through the center of the apple. This will allow air to flow from the bowl to the mouthpiece without letting flower fall through.
4. Do a test run and inhale through the hole you’ve chosen to be your mouthpiece to ensure air can flow through properly.
5. Pack the top of the apple with weed.
6. Place your mouth on the hole you’ve chosen to be your mouthpiece and cover the other hole with your free hand as you light the weed in the bowl.
7. Inhale and enjoy.
ife is more than one big improvisation. We make up things as we go along. For example, what can you do if you find yourself in need of a pipe without one around? You make one, of course. One of the easiest homemade smoking devices is the infamous Apple pipe.
There are few simple ways to turn an apple into a smoking pipe. It can be an excellent option when you are on the go or at a friend’s house, and you guys have nothing else to use. Apple pipe gives nice and smooth hits, and you can also taste a little bit of apple.
In this blog post, we will talk about how to make an apple pipe in 3 easy steps and also how to smoke out of an apple.
Before you begin, make sure that you have the following items. To make a weed pipe out of an apple, you will need:
- An apple (Any variety or type)
- A Ballpoint pen/Chopstick/Spoon/Screwdriver (to poke a hole through the apple)
- Your choice of Marijuana Strain
- A lighter
There are several ways to make apple pipes. I have included several simple methods to make an apple bong. Give them a try and see if you find the one that gives you better hits.
Making a Simple Apple Pipe
Take a medium-sized apple. Make sure that the apple is not too soft, or it will get squashed when you try to bore a hole through it. Now remove the stem. We will use this space as a bowl. You can also use a knife to carve it out to make bigger a little bigger to fit more bud.
For this step, you can use any ballpoint pen. It would be easier if you can take the ink refill out. Now push the empty pen barrel directly down to the center through the stem hole. Push it only up to the halfway through the apple to keep your bowl airtight. Use a twist motion if it is difficult to push the pen through the apple. You can also use a stick, a spoon handle, or a screwdriver instead of a pen.
Now you will need to create a mouthpiece to smoke the weed. Now pick a side of the apple and push the pen through to the other side. Make sure that it goes through the core and intersects the first chamber that you just drilled. The hole on the opposite side of the mouthpiece will clear the remaining smoke. Put the finger on the back hole and inhale to check if the air is coming through fine.
Your apple pipe is ready to use. Pack the cannabis, light them up and Enjoy!
How To Smoke Out Of An Apple?
Just like any other weed pipes, you use the same mechanisms to create an apple pipe. You create the chambers for airflow, a mouthpiece, and the bowl out of an apple. Try any of the methods that I have explained in this blog post to make a pipe. Once it’s ready, simply pack the cannabis on the top of the apple where the stem used to be. Hold a finger on the back hole, light the weed up and smoke through the mouthpiece. Release the finger from the curb to get rid of the excess smoke.
Making a Hollowed Apple Pipe
To make a hollowed apple pipe, you will need a Knife, a spoon, a pen, and obviously an apple.
Slice the top of the apple about an inch below the stem. The slice needs to be thick and sturdy as we will be using it as a bowl to pack the weed. Twist the stem off.
Use the spoon to remove the flesh of the apple to carve a nice circular chamber in the middle. Don’t get too close to the side and the bottom of the apple when using the spoon. You can also use a knife to break up the flesh and scoop them out with the spoon.
Poke two holes from the side of the apple with a pen. You can use them as the mouthpiece and the curb.
Put the lid back on the apple, and your hollowed apple pipe is ready for use.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I eat the apple after?
There is no problem eating the apple after the hits. But it might taste funky and will have all ashes from the strains inside. So, I would not recommend it personally.
Can I reuse my apple pipe?
Once you cut an apple, it can get gross pretty quickly. An apple pipe should be OK to use for a day or two. You will also need to clean the ashes before you reuse it. Remember, it is only a substitute, not a replacement for an original smoke pipe. So, I would not recommend to reuse it for more than a day.
Does the apple pipe effect the flavor of the weed?
The apple pipes do not change the flavor of the weed, but you might taste a hint of apple flavor when you smoke out of an apple pipe.
Is smoking out of an apple bad for you?
There are no adverse effects from smoking out of an apple. It just like smoking out of any ordinary smoke pipe.
Making Weed Pipes With Other Fruits and Vegetables
Even though apples have enjoyed most of the DIY pipe limelight, people have been using other fruits and vegetables as smoking pipes. Most of them use the same principle.