I got a burl one at a pipe shop a long time ago, you could probably find one of those easily online, I have also seen glass versions but I've also never seen one of those last more than a year before breaking due to being so comically long and chinese
EDIT: $20 on amazon good? or are you set on glass?
DOUBLE EDIT: or how about just the straight up real thing
You might like these. They're little terra cotta stones you soak in distilled water. Good if you like low tech fixes like orange peels.
I have a few of these they work pretty good. 1 saturated stone in your weed jar for half an hour brings it right back to fresh.
These things do the job of the paper towel. I love them. I have a larger version for my brown sugar container too.
You could also use a tobacco humidifier, that is basically the same thing but seems to be much cheaper on amazon.
It's a Missouri Meerschaum Country Gentleman with a bend stem. https://corncobpipe.com/country-gentleman-corncob-pipe.html
Or from their Amazon vendor for 10$
Missouri Meerschaum - Country Gentleman Corn Cob Tobacco Pipe - Bent Bit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006SOFY3K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_P9n7BbYR688JR
Even better if you combine the two, hydrate the stone and put it in with a pack. The pack will maintain a consistent humidity level absorbing and releasing as it needs to also preventing your buds from becoming too moist. You can also use this to revive old hydration packs I just keep a jar around with all my old bovedas and a brown sugar bear, soak it about once every few weeks once it seems like the packs are not getting properly squishy
Also just go to a kitchen supply store and buy a stone meant for brown sugar. They mark those Dewbie stones way up because marketing but they're the exact same thing, can generally find them for around 2-4$ instead of 8$. Also apparently the ones from RAW are really reasonable as I just found out only 3.41$CAD each for this pack of 3 I found.
Terracotta Humidifier buttons.
You can pick them up usually at a head shop too. Raw makes a circular one that is perfect. Hydrostone Terracotta Humidifying Stone (3 Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HFZE6G2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_8QM1CRT59TZ0XBP9M1FG
I’m not sure if you are monitoring the humidity but you should also invest in these so you can know exactly what you are looking at as far as RH in your jars
Goabroa Mini Hygrometer Thermometer Digital Indoor Humidity Gauge Monitor with Temperature Meter Sensor Fahrenheit (℉) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QC7JRDP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_KVAKJZJYKRHZXQ4WKFJM?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I've heard good things about this. https://www.amazon.com/RAW-Hydrostone-Natural-Terracotta-Humidifying/dp/B00HFZE6G2
These have worked so good. If you can, buy one and rehydrate your flower. Also put one of those humidity pack at the same time and be blown away in 24hrs.
if youre bud is SUPER dry you can get a humidifying stone stone to pump some moisture back into the buds
this or literally a broken piece of a terra cotta planter
One of the best buys you'll ever make.
U could also try terracotta hydrostone thingies. USE DISTILLED WATER THO. Normal water can effect the tobaccos taste, as well as make it mold easy. U could go the ghetto route too n soak a tiny piece of paper towel w distilled water, throw it in a corner of a knotted sandwich bag, poke some tiny holes in it, and use that, just to b quick n dirty if u didn't want to wait for an online order. As someone else said, the two-way propylene glycol packs like Boveda or Integra Boost work too. I wouldn't go above the 65% rh ones tho.
These r what I use, they work great.
I agree about a lot of our flower being too dry.
When a gel pack is not enough I have used these.
4 to 8 hours has brought most bud back to life.
I even left one in too long with Tasmania botanics Emerald and we'll let just say it's definitely gorilla glue in that lol
You don't leave it all day because of mold. But yeah, I'm sure most shops that use humidity control use the bovedas or raw humidity packs because it looks more professional. There are terracotta humidity stones as well. Not sure how well those work though.
Grab a pack of these you over dried em but no worries they will come back just drop 1 of these in the jars in and check in about 12-24 hours Hydrostone Terracotta Humidifying Stone (3 Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HFZE6G2/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_KEN1CJKTTTFK21DTE74R
I got these, they came with a little tin which I use to store some of the little bits like O rings etc
Anyone know where I can find church warden pipe stems? I reshaped this block but want some different stems and I’m having trouble finding some. Thanks!
Mr Brog Briar Wood Block Pre Drilled Ready to Smoke Tobacco Pipe - Carve Your Own Outer Shape Design for The Perfect Pipe https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009SYZN7E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_FZ3BBCGHH6WJR9KH6QTC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I agree with this, great diy tip. Not really diy but those raw stones have worked great for me (sometimes to good if you're not careful and forget) and are reusable. You can find them here probably cheaper if you search.
Hydrostone Terracotta Humidifying Stone (3 Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HFZE6G2/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_NXKYGKSNN8KX2VG4R073
Are you rehydrating at all before pressing the flower? Moisture is very important for solid yields and a factor in getting a good consistency on the rosin. If not I highly suggest picking up a few raw hydrostones or an offbrand version. Basically they are just pieces of terracotta clay that you soak in water for 5 minutes then throw into the container with your bud for anywhere between an hour up to 4 hours. It varies depending on how much bud you are rehydrating, how dry it is to start and how moist you want the flower. For pressing I’ve heard it’s best to get it to the point where there’s a slight bend in the stem. So it no longer clean snaps. Doesn’t have to be super bendy just not a clean, crisp snap.
This is all info I’ve learned through watching others rosin press on YouTube. So take everything I said with a that context added. I do however own hydrostones for when I get some dry bud. Makes it smoke so much better when you bring it up to that proper moisture level. Definitely scoop some up I think they’ll help you a lot if your not already using them. Then if yields are still low then moisture isn’t the reason and it’s either time, amount of heat, amount of pressure or the strain. But since you pressed that melonade and got a decent result I’d be willing to bet this gleaf was pretty dry.
Hydrostone Terracotta Humidifying Stone (3 Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HFZE6G2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_MY0HMFAZMAQGHD3F1FQX
I keep a couple of these handy
A few hours and most weed will recoup 10% of their weight
Bro, I just tried this and it works like a charm! I just smoked an $80 cigar and hated to end the nub when I remembered your post. I got another $20 worth this method, lol!
You can get a really great cob pipe at Amazon for only $12.95 Here
Haha really? Crazy.. I know "Raw" makes those little round clay terracotta things that you can put water on and place in a jar or bud as well.. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HFZE6G2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glc_fabc_N41QZNWACATQ5ZV03YGT
Just throw a pouch or the stones by RAW from amazon to freshen it up a bit, I prefer the stones because you can use them over and over..
Hydrostone ftw! Don't keep it in longer than 10 minutes, it will steal terps and replace them with the scent of terracotta.
I rehydrate depending on dryness then throw in a small boost/boveda pack for long term storage. It's worked wonders for me so far!
Aumentar a umidade relativa do ar no recipiente onde ele está pode tornar sua experiência mais agradável.
Hoje em dia eu uso pacotes de boveda (sílica gel) para controlar a umidade, e esses pacotes conseguem absover ou soltar umidade para o ambiente.
Mas ja usei um algodão umidecido para hidratar, sei que existem discos de terracota que são vendidos para essa finalidade, com o algodão eu tomava o cuidado de não deixar ele pingando de molhado e não encostava na matéria orgânica.
Definitely don't need to replace every time, but could help to soak in alcohol/cocnut oil once they get gummed up.
Using the finer mesh in the cooling unit prevents plant material being drawn into the cooling unit better, I swapped to the finest early on and haven't looked back. To be honest I don't know why they include the others, maybe for substances with larger clumps where tiny particles aren't a problem?
These screens are usually suggested when people ask for recommendations. I've got some and they're decent, not as good as the originals but not far off, plus they come in a nice tin which is nice.
Just checking you know about relaiming 'honey' from the cooling unit? Some of the vapour condenses inside the CU, and after a while you can scrape it off and eat it/dab it/smoke it/boof it. It's very potent, so be careful! On top (or instead) of this, you can disassemble the CU, soak/shake everything other than the holographic logo part in warm coconut oil to clean. A lot of people use the same coconut oil to clean their CU a few times, then use the 'dirty' coconut oil to make edibles, stir it into hot drinks etc. As with the reclaimed 'honey', this is way more potent that you'd expect, so be careful! You can also do the above with different kinds of high-percentace alcohol but you risk degrading some of the materials in the CU.
Yup, just like the first picture. My BIL bought the one I am carving. I will say that Briar is not really carvable. It is much too dense for my knives. That's why I carved a separate piece of wood and glued it on. The shaping of the pipe was done with a Dremel. In hindsight, I should have heavily taped the mouth piece as I did scratch it.
Un boveda/boost ou n'importe qu'elle est pas fait pour humidifier rien c'est juste pour garder le controle de l'humidité déjà présente. Si tu veux de quoi pour vraiment humidifer un pot trop sec utilise ceci: https://www.amazon.ca/RAW-Hydrostone-Natural-Terracotta-Humidifying/dp/B00HFZE6G2 ca prends pas des heures ou la nuit en plus, 15-20 minutes pis ton weed est revenu presque parfait.
I guess you are reffering to something like this:
Does the stone actually work, have you tried it yourself? I read that the humidity packet is suppose to bring moisture back into the weed as well (which is why I bought that mason jar with the packet) but so far its been 3-4 days and its still dry if not drier then before.
I've been smoking cigars for the past 8 months. I wanted to try pipes to change up my rotation. I have a few questions:
Bought a corn cob pipe from Amazon since it was one of the cheapest I found with good reviews. Is this good enough to start off with? I also got a pipe tool and pipe cleaners as they were frequently bought together.
Local shop sold me a pouch of Captain black gold. He said it was mild and non flavored. I don't really like infused/flavored cigars, but I smoked a few to start since that's what people always recommend. I learned quickly that staright tobacco flavor is what I enjoy. Any other recommendations coming from someone smoking medium bodied cigars?
How do I store pipe tobacco? Do they need to be properly humidified like cigars? Is it okay to keep them in the pouch they came in?
I watched a few videos on how to light it. It looks pretty straight forward. Similar to cigars, you don't want to draw too fast and too frequently as to not heat it up too much and nuke the flavors. Do you puff every minute or so like cigars to keep them lit? Or does it depend on how you pack it? If I have to put down the pipe for say a few hours, is it still good to relight? For cigars, you can cut off the ash and expose fresh tobacco and relight it as usual.
What's the smoke time typically? Any issues with packing halfway for shorter smokes, like for lunch breaks or when it's really cold outside?
Amazon has some corn cobs that look pretty cool.
Personally I’d go with one of these.
Aside from what's been already said, new lids, clean seal, crank em down etc, u can try re-humidifing the tobacco. Be sure to use distilled water (like u would w cigar humidor) bc normal water can cause mold and alter the taste of tobacco. I personally use these lil terracotta puck stone things, they make larger ones as well for brown sugar bags to prevent it from hardening. Beyond that there are the two-way propylene glycol based humidity packs like Boveda, Integra Boost, etc. Imo for long term storage use the 62% rh ones, and I wouldn't go above the 65% rh packets. The silver metal clay filled pucks w holes in em u see for $2 r garbage imo, I don't recommend em.
Here's a link to the lil terracotta pucks I use, I think they work great. Again, b sure to use distilled water w em. https://www.amazon.com/RAW-Hydrostone-Natural-Terracotta-Humidifying/dp/B00HFZE6G2
That’s a good point, I never considered that it would be a safe glue.
I order my MM from Amazon, does this seem legit
Missouri Meerschaum - Country Gentleman Corn Cob Tobacco Pipe - Bent Bit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006SOFY3K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CU4OEbFMJK8XG
I was just wondering because some people on Amazon were like “you are smoking glue and paint” and these are Chinese knockoffs etc.
This is the pipe I bought.
Missouri Meerschaum - Country Gentleman Corn Cob Tobacco Pipe - Bent Bit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006SOFY3K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_335NEb18KAKPE
I just bought a Mr. Brog briar block with a straight stem from Amazon.
Here's a link, but the straight stem is currently not available in briar: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009SYZN7E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_qmlxCbPWC7TWM.
There are no instructions, but I watched several YouTube videos.
Here's the best video I found: https://youtu.be/-K6eSxTywIQ.
Edit: Spelling correction.
apparently these are good for really dry herb, just throw it in your stash for a little bit (not too long or it'll get moldy) and you should be good to go
With this talk of "shortening" my reign I have decided that you shall be given a fate far worse than death. From now on you will only be allowed to smoke from this.
Picked this one up a couple years back. Ultra cheap, pretty durable, massive bowl (as it's intended for tobacco), filter is incredibly hard to clean so I just removed it. Best of luck!
thanks for explaining it to me.
This is the pipe we were planning on getting by the way.
Here you go! Worth every penny. Performs and feels pretty well too...this'll hold me off until I can get an actual wood one from the same company.