Any weed smoker worth her bud has to know how to smoke a bowl of weed. It’s one of the most classic ways to puff. But if you don’t know how to smoke a bowl of weed, don’t worry. This guide will give you everything you need to know.
Step 1: Grind Your Weed
Before you can pack your bowl, you’ve got to prep your weed. To do that, you need a grinder. We suggest using a grinder that has a kief catcher in the bottom of it. That way, you can save all that super-potent pollen. Then, when you’ve collected enough kief, you can use it to top off a bowl of greens for an extra special smoke sesh.
Simply drop a nug or two into the top of your grinder and grind away. You want a nice even grind, but don’t turn it into powder. It should be fine enough to easily pack into the bowl, but not so fine it all falls through. And as a side note, you’ll need to clean your grinder when it gets too sticky from all that built-up resin.
Step 2: Pack It Into The Bowl
As soon as you’ve got your herb all ground up, carefully pack it into the bowl. Use your fingertips to lift it out of the grinder and plop it down into the bowl. Tamp it down a bit to be sure it’s in there, but don’t pack it down so tight it makes it hard for air to flow when you’re trying to take a pull. Pack enough weed into your piece so that it reaches more or less to the top of the bowl.
Step 3: Spark Up
Knowing how to smoke a bowl is super easy. In fact, we’re only on step three, and you’re pretty much there. At this point, you’ve already got your ground-up bud all packed into the bowl, and you’re ready to light up.
Hold the bowl in one hand with your thumb covering the carb (that little hole on the side of your piece). In the other hand, hold the lighter or some hemp wick. Apply the flame to the very top of the herb. As you do this, use your breath to give it a smooth and steady pull.
Pro Tip: To get the most out of your bowl-smoking experience, don’t go crazy burning up all the green at once. Instead, corner the bowl. This technique lets you burn only a small portion of fresh greens at a time, ensuring that you get the maximum number of tasty hits. This is especially important if you’re smoking with others. It’s good puffing etiquette.
Step 4: Inhale
As long as you’re blocking the carb and pulling in with your breath, smoke will move from the bowl down into the chamber. But it won’t actually flow into your lungs yet. As soon as you’re ready to clear the chamber, remove your thumb from the carb and continue pulling in. Now the smoke will rush out of the pipe and into your lungs. Hold it in and exhale when you’re ready.
Step 5: Ash Your Bowl
Take a hit and pass your bowl to whoever’s next. Keep the sesh going until you’ve burned up all your herb. At that point, you need to ash your bowl so you can re-pack it and go for round two. When ashing your bowl, don’t get too aggressive. Turn it upside down and gently tap the bottom of the bowl to get the ash to fall out.
While holding it upside down, you can also block the carb and blow into the piece. That will help clear out any ash or debris that got stuck in the bowl. If your bowl is super gunky, you may need to use a paper clip or something similar to scrape out all the burned up weed. One way or another, clean your bowl enough so that the hole in the bottom isn’t clogged, and you’re good to go. Congratulations, you now know how to smoke a bowl.
Final Hit: How To Smoke A Bowl Of Weed
Smoking a bowl is one of the most important—and most basic—skills any good weed smoker has to have. It’s a super simple, straightforward, easy way to consume cannabis. And if you do it right, it’s guaranteed to give you hits that are big enough to get you as high as you want to go.