What Exactly Is A One-Hitter Pipe?

Nothing like a good old-fashioned one-hitter to smoke up on the go.
What Exactly Is A One-Hitter Pipe?
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With all of the various types of cannabis paraphernalia in today’s day and age, it’s pretty easy to forget the one-hitter pipe. Between dab rigs, extravagant glass bongs, and elaborate bubblers, the one-hitter weed pipe has certainly been overshadowed.

But that’s not to say it’s not super useful.

Sure, nowadays there are easier ways to get high on the low, thanks to vape cartridges and increased access to edibles. But not everyone likes the fancy stuff. Sometimes, the green is the way to go. So if you’re looking to get high (relatively) discreetly, you may want to look into the benefits of a one-hitter pipe. Let’s dive into what exactly a one-hitter pipe is, the different kinds of one-hitters, and how to use them.

What Is A One-Hitter Pipe?

Even the most inept could figure out the answer to the question “what is a one-hitter?” Look no further than its name for your answer.

What is a one-hitter weed pipe? It’s essentially, any pipe designed and built to take, well, one hit.

Article over.

Just kidding; let’s get into some of the specifics.

There are a few different types of one-hitters, but they all have the same basic function and make. Most hold around 25 milligrams of cannabis, which is good for a single, fairly large hit. They’re specifically designed for both discretion, as you can pretty much carry it anywhere and it (sort of) looks like you’re lighting a cigarette, and for the conservation of bud, simply because you can’t pack it with too much weed.

Typically, a one-hitter is tube-shaped and made out of glass or metal. One side will be flattened in the shape of a mouthpiece, and the other will be slightly enlarged to pack your buds.

A bat is a common type of one-hitter. It get’s its name because it is literally shaped like a bat—the mouthpiece looks exactly like the bottom of the baseball bat, and the pipe gets larger and wider from there. Bats are mostly made of metal, but they can vary.

A chillum is another common term for a one-hitter. The chillum originated all the way back in the 18th century and was used by Hindu monks. Originally chillums were made of clay; they are primarily made of glass today.

Another member of the one-hitter family is the dugout, which is more of a setup than a single entity. A dugout is a convenient two-part device. It has a chamber to hold your ground-up bud, as well as the one-hitter itself. The good thing about a dugout is that it makes it super easy to pack your pipe. Simply take the one-hitter, put it into the spot where your bud is held, and it pretty much packs itself.

How To Use A One-Hitter Weed Pipe

Using a one-hitter is easy. Almost as easy as deciphering what it is based on its name.

Pack the one end of your one-hitter with ground-up buds. You’re going to want to hold it up vertically, so none spills. Make sure you pack it tight, so none of it falls out when you smoke it.

Now, put the mouthpiece in your mouth and light it on the other end like a joint. Hold it on a slight angle upwards so, again, none of the bud falls out.

Light up, inhale, and you’ll be stoned. If one hit isn’t enough for you, then we suggest using a dugout, so you can pack it multiple times with ease.

Other than that, there’s not much else when it comes to the one-hitter. Now you’re an expert too!

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