In a jam and need a makeshift pipe for your weed? Looking for a weird new way to puff? Regardless of your situation, turning a fruit or vegetable into a pipe is always a good solution. Here’s how to make a cucumber pipe.
How to Make a Cucumber Pipe: Getting Started
Weed smokers have figured out how to turn pretty much anything into a pipe—especially pieces of food like fruits or vegetables. Fortunately, it’s easy, quick, and cheap to make a cucumber pipe. Along with the cucumber, you will only need a few other items that you probably already have laying around the house. Here’s what you will need:
Step 1: Carve Out The Chamber
Start by cutting off one end of the cucumber. This will eventually become the mouthpiece. But for now, you’re going to start by carving out the chamber. This is the pathway through which the smoke will travel from the bowl to your lungs.
To make the chamber, push the chopstick into the center of the cucumber. Press it until it extends about three-fourths into the cucumber. Be sure you don’t punch the chopstick all the way through. Otherwise smoke will float out the back end of the pipe.
Once you’ve gone three-quarters of the way into the cucumber, pull the chopstick back out. Now, run the chopstick back and forth a few times, twisting as you go. The idea is to widen the chamber a bit.
Additionally, try to clean out as much of the cucumber guts as you can. Since this is where the smoke will be flowing, you don’t want there to be anything in the way. You want the smoke to move freely and smoothly.
Step 2: Shape the Mouthpiece
Now use your knife to whittle the cut end of the cucumber into a mouthpiece. The idea is just to customize it a bit. So just carve it down until it fits your lips the way you want it to. Or, if you don’t care either way, you can move on to the next step.
Step 3: Cut the Bowl
Place the cucumber horizontally on a cutting board or table. In this step, you are going to cut the bowl into the cucumber. This is a critical step since this is what will eventually hold your cannabis.
To make the bowl, use your knife to carefully cut a hole down into the center of the cucumber. Cut the hole about three-quarters of the way down the cucumber, directly above the end of the chamber.
The idea is to cut the hole so it meets up with the chamber you just created. As soon as you get there, stop cutting and do not go any deeper. Now use the knife to widen the hole and hollow it out. Carve it out into a good, bowl-shaped depression.
Step 4: Pack It and Puff
That’s basically it. It’s as easy as that to make a cucumber pipe. Now you can grind up your bud and pack it into the bowl you just carved. Hold the cucumber horizontally in your hand, put your lips to the mouthpiece, spark up, and pull in the smoke.
Final Hit: A Few Tips
Depending on how ripe the cucumber is, you may find that the insides are a bit mushy and watery. If this happens, you could run into some problems trying to smoke out your cucumber pipe. Fortunately, there is an easy fix. Just put the cucumber pipe into the freezer for a little while until it gets semi-frozen and more solid.
Not only will this make the entire thing less mushy, but it will also add a nice cooling element to the mix. The frozen cucumber will help cool the smoke, kind of like putting an ice catcher in a bong.
Finally, if you want to take your cucumber pipe experience to the next level, think about pairing it with the right strain. We suggest going with a strain that has a strong earthy flavor that will complement the smells and tastes of the cucumber. Blue Dream, Sour Diesel, Green Crack, and Jack Herer are all excellent choices. Not only are these all potent strains that will give you a killer high, but they all have terpene profiles that will pair nicely with the cucumber.