What Is a Sploof and How Do You Make One?

Your comprehensive guide to one of the oldest and most effective ways of toking up on the low.
What Is a Sploof and How Do You Make One?
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While the pros of smoking weed certainly outweigh the cons, there are some minor annoyances when it comes to toking up. Particularly, in its plant form, where discretion isn’t necessarily the name of the game. Sure there are essentially odorless vape cartridges and edibles that could keep even the shrewdest observers at bay, but some of us still prefer to smoke the old-fashioned way. Or, perhaps, only have access to dried buds. Luckily, there’s the sploof.

Making a sploof is one of the oldest tricks in the book, and one of the easiest ways to hide the smell of your bud when you’re trying to smoke up indoors. But what is a sploof? If you’re unfamiliar with the vaunted sploof, don’t worry, we’re here to help. Let’s take a look at the illustrious history of the sploof and how you can easily make one yourself.

What Is A Sploof?

So, what is a sploof, you ask? Well, it’s pretty simple. It’s essentially a filter for your weed smoke. A muffler of sorts. Ganja has one of the most recognizable scents there is, so if you’re looking to smoke without getting hassled by your cranky old neighbor, or some un-chill parents, then you’re probably going to want to make one of these devices.

Here’s the top definition on UrbanDictionary.com (yeah, we went there, deal with it!):

a plastic bottle with the end cut off, filled with dryer sheets, and covered with a thick sock; is used to smoke grass when you don’t wanna get caught, cause it hides the smell”

Although Urban Dictionary references a plastic bottle, a sploof can also be made out of an old paper towel roll. Either way, all sploofs are, essentially, a sealed tube with holes on both ends, with a filtering agent attached.

Now let’s take a look at how to make a sploof.

How To Make A Sploof

Luckily, you only need a handful of commonly used household items, so making your device should be pretty damn painless.

Here are some of the materials you’ll need:

  • Scissors
  • Scented dryer sheets
  • Plastic bottle or toilet paper/paper towel roll
  • Tape, rubber band, or some form of string

Now actually putting together the whole thing takes three easy steps.

Step 1:

If you’re using the toilet paper roll, simply remove all of the paper until you just have the tube. If you’re using a paper towel roll, cut it to a smaller length. So yeah, obviously a toilet paper roll is ideal here.

If you’re using a plastic bottle, simply cut the bottom of the bottle off.

Wow, that was easy. On to step two!

Step 2:

Here’s where the real sploof action begins. Well, sort of.

Fill the tube/bottle up with a few dryer sheets. Two or three should suffice, but if you want to be extra careful, go ahead and throw a fourth in there.


Step 3:

Time to cover up the sploof, and you’re done. Just take another dryer sheet, fold it in half, then place it over the top like a drum. Ideally, you should use a rubber band to keep it tight, but you can also tie it with string or just tape it up. If there’s a lot of excess material after it’s tied, you can also just take the scissors and cut it off. However, a little extra dryer sheet sticking out from the sides shouldn’t make or break an effective sploof.

Step 4:

Get super high. You’re sploof is ready to go. Just be sure to change the dryer sheets inside after a few uses, and you’ll have a solid sploof for ages. Then again, it’s so easy to make, you can always just refer to this guide and keep making fresh ones.

Either way, now that you know how to make a sploof, you’re a lot less likely to get caught smoking pot by your R.A. with one of these bad boys.


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  2. cranky “old” neighbor. since you’re making it up and the person isn’t real, you just thought you’d be ageist for the helluvit. marijuana has been around a while.

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