If normal pipes, bongs and other forms of smoke-ware aren’t doing it for you anymore, it might be time to give an apple pipe a try!
Smoking paraphernalia can come in all shapes and sizes. The craziest, most expensive bongs can serve as an excellent centrepiece for your dining room table, but, let’s be real, who actually wants to take out a second mortgage on their home just to be able to have an interesting pipe to smoke out of?
Even if you don’t have a pipe handy and need to perform a bit of dank DIY, learning how to make an apple pipe can be an excellent skill to have under your bud belt.
With this in mind, if you want to elevate your pipe game without breaking the bank, have we got the solution for you!
Stay with us as we break down the ins and outs of an apple pipe, what they are and how to make one on the go when you want to medicate, but you don’t necessarily have the right supplies or a weed pipe on hand!
What is an Apple Pipe?
An apple pipe is a weed smoking pipe made with an apple, and, by apple, we mean the literal piece of fruit.
While it may sound unorthodox, many tokers worldwide have been using plants and other natural vessels to smoke with for centuries. In fact, originally, traditional bongs were just pieces of bamboo that had a stem and a bowl added to them!
Cannabis enthusiasts are an inventive bunch. In other words, where there’s a weed will, there’s a weed way!
As we said, besides apples, cannabis users have also used other fruits and vegetables, such as potatoes, cucumbers and even pineapples, to smoke from. While we can’t say for certain that they’re as effective or accessible as an apple pipe, it’s certainly interesting the creative minds of stoners!
The real beauty of apple pipes is that they are incredibly easy to make. You only need a pen or a house key to carve one up yourself.
The ease of their creation paired with the ubiquity and availability of apples no matter where you go has cemented the apple pipe’s position in modern-day cannabis-cana.
Want to make it yourself? You’re in luck! Below, we’ll learn how to make an apple pipe together!
How to Make an Apple Pipe in 5 Steps
As we said, the best thing about creating and using an apple pipe is how easy it is to make one. The whole process will only require a few materials and shouldn’t take you longer than 5 to 10 minutes.
Once you master the process, it might even be faster for you to make an apple pipe than it is to roll a joint!
Here are the tools and materials you’ll need to fashion an apple pipe of your own.
Tools and Materials
- A fresh, firm, and washed apple – The best choices are round, spherical varieties such as a Gala, Fuji or Granny Smith apple.
- Fresh weed flower of your choice
- Aluminum foil to create a bowl – This step isn’t essential, but it’ll help protect your bowl from getting too wet from the apple juices.
- A knife, pen, key, or carving tool you can use to carve a tunnel and a bowl in your apple pipe
- A lighter to spark your bowl
Step 1 – Clean and Prepare Your Apple
You’re going to be pressing your mouth and lips right up against the surface of the apple, so be sure to wash it thoroughly before beginning your prep work.
Step 2 – Remove Apple Stem and Create the Bowl
The apple stem is where we’ll be placing the weed bowl. What you’ll want to do is carve out a semi-shallow bowl with your pen, key or similar carving tool.
You can make this as big or as small as you want, but generally, a diameter of around 4-5 centimetres and a depth of 2-3 centimetres work best.
Step 3 – Create the Stem
With your bowl created, it’s time to create the downstem. From the bowl, you’ve just created, carve a tunnel downwards halfway through the apple.
Make sure it’s clean and uniform, as this is where the smoke from your bowl will travel through.
Wrap the Bowl With Aluminum Foil (Optional)
With your bowl and stem carved, you can take this opportunity to wrap your bowl in a bit of aluminum foil or skip this part entirely.
As we said, this is optional and not at all essential. Still, it will help keep your weed nice and dry!
Step 4 – Carve the Mouthpiece
On the side of the apple, bore another tunnel to connect with the hole you made from the bowl. In order for your apple pipe to work, these two tunnels must be connected, so don’t be afraid to spend a little bit of extra time making sure it works!
Try to blow or take a breath through the mouthpiece when you’re done carving it. If there’s airflow, you’re golden.
Step 5 – Create a Carb
A weed pipe wouldn’t be complete without a carb, and the same goes with an apple pipe!
Bring the apple to your mouth and place your lips over the mouthpiece. Watch where your thumb naturally goes. This is where you want to place the carb. Too close to the mouthpiece, and you won’t be able to hold it, too far, and it’ll be a pain to take a toke with.
Again, you want to bore another tunnel and connect this one with the downstem we made in step three. We need proper airflow here, too, so make sure to test for appropriate airflow or else your pipe won’t work.
How to Use an Apple Pipe
If you’re already familiar with using a regular weed pipe, using an apple pipe won’t be much different.
All you have to do is fill up the bowl at the top of the apple with some freshly ground weed, bring the mouthpiece to your lips and gently inhale while sparking the bowl and covering the carb with your thumb. Once the bowl is lit and there’s enough smoke, remove your thumb off of the carb and inhale deeply.
That’s all there is to it!
Once you’re done with your apple pipe, we recommend that you throw it away. Don’t make the mistake of eating it afterwards! The apple’s core and flesh will be covered in tar and ash and won’t be too appetizing!
Apple Pipe Alternatives
If you aren’t able to get your hands on a fresh apple or simply want something more convenient that doesn’t consider any DIY or working with sharp objects, there are other options to dose on the go.
Created with holistic ingredients and natural fruit flavours, Sugar Jack’s gummies present a plausible alternative with the additional perk of being entirely smoke-free. So, you don’t have to worry about potentially inhaling any tar or excess plant matter.
On top of being delicious, they’re far less likely to draw any unwanted attention while also being accurately dosed. In this sense, all you need to do is pop one in your mouth, savour the flavours, indulge in the effects and enjoy!
The “Apple” of the Weed World
Apple pipes are a fantastic, inventive way to take your smoking sesh to the next level without requiring too much of an investment. Now that you’ve come to the end of our apple pipe guide, you are now equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to make one yourself!
While it probably won’t last as long as a glass pipe, an apple pipe will undoubtedly get the job done if you’re without your stash box.
Of course, we’re still privy to edibles as our main medication method. Still, apple pipes are a fun and juicy way to shake things up from time to time. If you want to give your sesh a juicy, fruity kick without having to damage your lungs with harmful weed smoke, try Sugar Jack’s line of fruity edibles!
From watermelon to lemon and peach to mango, all of our edibles are made with real, natural flavours and sweetened with nothing else except cane sugar and imported Manuka honey. It’s the natural choice for a naturally great time!
Whatever your choice may be, we hope that we were able to show you a new, fun way to medicate on the go.