When you look up fruit and cannabis, the first result you get is “Will mango make me more stoned?” The second is a tutorial: how to make your own pipe using fruits. Here are some of our fruit forays.
Why use a fruit pipe?
There are a few main reasons why one might think: “Oh, fruit pipes are such a good idea!”
- You saw it. It looked cool. You figured you’d try it.
- You can introduce new flavours to your toking experience.
- It’s eco-friendly: you can eat the parts that aren’t charred! (No, this doesn’t turn your fruit into an edible.)
- You asked a genie to leave you on a deserted island with all the weed you wanted, but forgot to ask for means by which to consume it; luckily, there’s pineapple on the island!
- You’re Charlize Theron.
What you need to make a fruit pipe
Gather the following items:
- A fruit (see below)
- A hollow pen, drill or screwdriver
- Bowl and downstem (optional, but *highly* recommended)
Create two apertures in your fruit or vegetable:
- One to use as a mouthpiece,
- One to use either as a bowl or to place your downstem
Use a hollow pen, drill or screwdriver to remove the fruit’s flesh; the apertures must connect.
Note: Ensure that you connect the two apertures at a somewhat perpendicular angle – unless you want to get a bunch of ash in your mouth.
Some classic fruit pipes
Strong and robust, found in most households.
Use a drill or screwdriver to remove the fruity flesh..
Pairs well with strains that feature nerolidol and terpenolene.
Look at it sideways and you can almost see a pipe shape!
Use a hollowed out pen to make your apertures..
Pairs well with strains that feature terpeneol and pinene.
Don’t use a banana that’s too ripe.
Use a knife to cut the banana; try to use a hollow pen to remove the flesh.
Pairs well with strains that feature linalool, caryophyllene and limonene.
It’s big, bold and yellow!
Use a drill, and go slowly.
Pairs well with strains that feature limonene and myrcene.
It’s fall season and pumpkin spice everything! While we call it “Pumpkin” you can use any squash or gourd.
Pairs well with strains that feature caryophyllene, terpinolene and myrcene.
This. Did. Not. Work. For. Us.
We watched so many videos. Read so many blog posts. It was a gory mess. Many pumpkins were harmed in this project.
Spare yourself the heartbreak and wanton loss of pumpkins. wrapped-up.ca is doing a Build a Bong (Or Rig) event on October 31st, from 2PM to 6PM at the Whitemud Creek Community Center.
Cut top off the pumpkin.
Tip: cut the lid off at an angle to make it easier to place the lid back on later. Try to keep the cut as clean as possible to help create a good seal.
Use an ice cream scoop to hollow out pumpkin; skin can be left fairly thick. Replace top of the pumpkin and seal it as well as you can.
Measure out your downstem’s diameter and mark on the pumpkin where you will make a hole (and how large); the fit should be snug but not tight. If using a large pumpkin, use a drill to make the hole. Using a small pumpkin? Get a screwdriver.
Triangulate a 90˚-ish angle from the downstem aperture; mark on the pumpkin where it connects. This is where you’ll place your mouth.
Fill the hollowed-out pumpkin with water: you now have a Pumpkin bong!
We went “Tutti Frutti” on this blog post, but you can use potatoes, cucumbers, summer squash (aka zucchini) or yams!
Have you ever crafted your own pipe? What materials did you use?