A true blunt uses a tobacco leaf wrap as the rolling paper. But with tobacco being a known carcinogen, it's no wonder so many people have sought other, less harmful options to roll up.
Glass blunts are basically guaranteed to provide the tastiest and most convenient blunt smoking experience — but, and this is a big but — only if you clean them regularly.
Learn how to clean your glass blunt properly so you can have the best smoking experience time and time again.
Two types of glass blunts
A glass blunt is a glass tube that can be loaded and smoked — much like a blunt, but without the hassle of rolling or the risk of smoking tobacco. It usually comes in two different styles: slider and twisty. They both accomplish the same goal with slightly different user experiences.
- Twisty glass blunt: The twisty glass blunt consists of a glass tube, mouthpiece, and a corkscrew that fits in the center. The screw mechanism creates a meandering pathway in the cylinder, which makes the smoke travel further, cooling it before being inhaled. In order to ash it, simply twist the screw to push out the ash and provide consistent airflow.
- Slider glass blunt: The slider glass blunt differs in that it lacks a corkscrew and instead uses a plunger-like mechanism. Like the corkscrew, the plunger allows the consumer to push the material forward and ash the blunt. Slider glass blunts come in a few variations, such as front loaders and others that have fully removable sliders that can be loaded from either end. These are slightly easier to clean.
What you'll need to clean a glass blunt
Cleaning your glass blunt is relatively simple provided you have the following materials:
- Isopropyl rubbing alcohol
- Table salt
- Plastic bag or sealable container
- Pipe cleaner or Q-tip
How to clean a glass blunt
Regularly cleaning glass smoking devices is necessary to keep them functioning properly and to ensure the experience is as enjoyable as possible. Resin is much harder to remove when it has built up inside the piece and can severely alter the flavor of the smoke as well.
Time needed: 54 minutes.
- Prepare the glass blunt parts.
Depending on the style of glass blunt you own, remove the corkscrew or plunger from the chamber and place each piece in a separate plastic bag or sealable container so that they don't break when agitated.
- Submerge the components in rubbing alcohol.
Submerge the components in rubbing alcohol and add about a teaspoon of salt to act as an abrasive.
- Seal the bag and begin shaking.
The resin should start to break up and be much easier to remove. Depending on the amount of build-up, soaking the glass for 20 minutes — or up to 12 hours — may be necessary.
- Rinse the blunt thoroughly.
Once completely clean, wash the glass blunt with hot water and soap to remove any remaining residue. If there is any resin sticking behind, treating the problem area with rubbing alcohol and a pipe cleaner or Q-tip will be sure to have your glass blunt sparkling.
- Dry the glass blunt completely.
Make sure your glass blunt has dried completely before re-assembling it.