You can have the best pipe in the world and come out with a bad experience. This will be likely due to starting out with poor material. You want to start out with high-quality dry herbs. No matter what type of pipe you use, always start out with the good stuff. You will want to make sure you also have a good herb grinder on hand.
Grinding up high-quality herbs will ensure you have a pleasant smoking experience. Your sessions will only be as enjoyable as the material you start out with. Make sure you grind up your dry herbs to fluffy consistency and not ground into powder. A fine chop and mince goes a long way when gauging how good your session will be.
There are many types of spoon pipes on the market. Some are big, and others are quite small. Some can be made of glass while others are made of silicone. The choice is entirely up to you. Glass spoon pipes are simple to use and remain static for their entire lifetimes. They are also more beautiful to look at, and more fragile.
Glass is more expensive. Silicone is another fine option that comes with its own perks. Silicone spoon pipes are hardy, flexible, easy to clean, and virtually indestructible. They are also more affordable than their glass counterparts. Silicone usually comes with a glass bowl insert that is encapsulated by the silicone.
Once your dry herb has been properly grounded up, you will want to lightly pack the bowl. Spoon pipes have a rather large bowl capacity and can accommodate more than enough. This makes them ideal for use in groups. Glass spoon pipes will be large and heady. Silicone spoon pipes will also be large in shape but with a glass bowl insert.
These can also fit a good amount of dry herb material. Simply fill up the bowl and lightly press down. You do not want to overpack or press down too hard. This can clog the airway and make it harder to smoke. Conversely, you will also want to make sure you pack enough to have a decent session. All spoon pipes come with a carb hole on the side of the bowl head. This clears the airway of smoke.
Like packing a spoon pipe, cleaning one is just as easy. Once your session is over, clear out the bowl. You can clear it out with a toothpick or similar object. You can also blow it out – just be careful not to lose your screen if you are using one! Empty out your bowl and set the pipe aside until your next session. If your spoon pipe is exceptionally dirty, you can deep clean it.
A glass spoon pipe will require solvent such as alcohol to thoroughly clean. Silicone spoon pipes can be cleaned with solvent and even boiling water. It is advisable to clean off with boiling water and finish it with alcohol. This will allow the silicone to remain tacky without being sticky. Glass is slippery while silicone can be much better to grip.
Packing and using a spoon pipe is very easy. The design of the spoon pipe itself ensures a quick and streamlined session. Unlike the more intricate designs, spoon pipes are usually short and stout. If you want a spoon pipe, you can opt for a glass or silicone version. Some are also made of ceramic and others can be frozen.
Whatever you choose to go with, just make sure you get one from a reputable source. Spoon pipes are one of the most common designs when it comes to a smoking piece!