The key to a successful fruit or vegetable pipe is rigidity and airflow. The consistency of your produce will determine how well it handles the engineering and modifications necessary to transform it from salad fixing to toke-worthy firebrand. But before we get ahead of ourselves, here are a few tools that might come in handy when crafting your own organic, vitamin-rich smoking device.
Pineapple: The pineapple or “high-napple” is becoming a second symbol for cannabis consumption alongside the iconic fan leaf. Taking a rip out of a pineapple is not easy due to its coarse exterior (although I’ve seen people use pineapples as a tropical-flavored joint mouthpiece).
Zucchini: This summer squash can be fashioned into a pipe in a similar manner as a cucumber.
Now that we have our tools, let’s take a stab at a few fruits and vegetables that make decent single-use pipes.
Apple: Apples are far-and-away the most common produce item smoked out of. Just search “apple pipe” on YouTube and you’ll get about 768,000 results.
Banana: No, we are not smoking the banana peel, but rather, using this fruit’s leathery exterior and malleable insides as an easy and commonplace pipe-fruit.
Cucumber: Cucumbers are, more or less, already shaped like a pipe. Add a bowl about a 1/3 of the way up with your handy potato peeler, slide a skewer down the center, pop a carb in the side, and voila! Add a terry cloth robe and some Enya for the full spa day experience.
Gourd/Squash: Hollowed-out gourds make durable smoking contraptions.
Carrot: Carrots are already shaped like a pipe and require very little effort to transmute. Chop off both ends, skewer through, and bam: carrot chillum.
Looking for a new pipe? Take a look at our guide for how to make a homemade cannabis pipe out of fruits and vegetables like apples and potatoes.
The carrot had been intended for a second marijuana pipe, but we adapted and cut it in two. We each used a half, hollowed out with a kebab skewer, to create a stem for a realistic-looking mouthpiece. Now, our original mouthpiece was the bowl—and we each shoved a Starburst with a hole poked through the center down into the new bowl to act as a screen.
Heidi decided her piece looked like an animal, and added raisin eyes. I made mine a triclops.
High Times recently posted a video that detailed how to make a pipe out of a number of different fruits and vegetables. This is something I’ve always wanted to do, but never taken the time to actually try. It seemed like a simple way to start my bucket-list adventure and so I enlisted my friend Heidi, and picked a day for our offbeat crafting. Then I got stoned, it snowed and we rescheduled.
December 9, 2014
We both had an easy time with the mouthpiece through the side. The pears were juicy, so we had paper towels handy, but other than that, it seemed like half the work was done… until we got to the bowls. We both got overexcited and carved enormous holes in the top of our pears—like bowls you could shove an entire 1/8th into.
Well, I’ll tell you. First up: Smoke out of a homemade fruit or vegetable pipe.
I’ve always considered the apple to be the typical choice for MacGyver-ized pipes, and I wanted to do something else. I browsed the produce section, bought two Asian pears and a carrot, and braved the single degree temps and snowdrifts to get to my gal pal’s house. It was warmer there, and she had weed.
Stoner girls nationwide are coming out of the woodwork to celebrate their love of marijuana on Instagram and MassRoots (thank you, legal weed). What about the girl behind the clouds of smoke and flattering camera angles? What does the stoner girl want to do before she smokes her last joint? What’s on her 420 bucket list?
The scenario behind the foodstuffs pipe is that some poor soul has weed, but nothing to smoke out of: No bong, no pipe, not even a paper lying around. A pothead in peril if ever there was one. But wait—there’s definitely an apple (or pear, or potato, or cucumber or carrot, or donut?) in the kitchen and a paring knife in the drawer.
Stoner girls nationwide are coming out of the woodwork to celebrate their love of marijuana on Instagram and MassRoots (thank you, legal weed). What about the g