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How to Make a Homemade Apple Pipe for Your Cannabis

November 22, 2016
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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.

Step 1: Gather the Necessary Supplies

Before you begin, make sure you have all your supplies together in one place. You’ll want:

  • Cannabis (of course!)
  • Any variety of apple
  • Poking tool such as a knife, key, stick, or screwdriver to fashion the pipe
  • A lighter to spark your buds

Step 2: Twist Off the Apple’s Stem

Twist off stem of the apple to expose the natural bowl at the top.

Step 3: Carve Out the Bowl

Use your pen or poking utensil to poke a hole down the top of the bowl. You’ll only want to go about halfway through the apple to keep the chamber you are creating air-tight.

Step 4: Make the Pipe Mouthpiece

Make your mouthpiece by poking another hole on the face of the apple. The idea here is to connect the mouthpiece’s chamber with the first chamber or hole you made for the bowl.

Step 5: Poke Through Apple for a Carb

To create a carb on your homemade bowl, keep pushing your tool all the way through the apple from the mouthpiece chamber. This step is optional but recommended since the carb will let air flow through the chambers you’ve made and clear any remaining smoke.

Step 6: Smoke Out of Your Apple Pipe

Lastly, it’s time for you to load the cannabis and enjoy smoking out of an apple. Simply pack your bowl where the stem used to be and use like you would any other hand pipe.

Need some strain recommendations for your new apple pipe? Why not try these complementary flavor pairings!

Traditional apple flavors:

For a caramel apple taste:

For a vanilla apple treat:

You can use all types of other fruits and vegetables to create a quick and easy smoking device on the go. Plus, when you’re finished you have a healthy snack to combat any munchies!

What’s your favorite way to make a pipe in a pinch? Do you use other fruits or veggies? Share your experiences in the comments below.

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Will Hyde

Will is a cannabis expert and former co-host of Leafly's "What Are you Smoking" podcast. He's a cultivator and former budtender who loves complex hybrids with piney and gassy terpene profiles. Follow him on Instagram at @the.avid.dabber

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