Last October, we built a pumpkin bong. We’ll never ditch our coveted glass pipes and bongs altogether. But, smoking out of a fruit was a fun way to improvise with limited materials. Just like rolling a joint, the ability to sculpt a bowl out of a fruit is a life skill. It’s a fun way to smoke without a glass pipe. Read on to learn the top six fruits to smoke out of in a jam - or just for fun.
For most fruits, you will have two options. Depending on your preferences (or your game-time feelings on the matter), you can either make a fruit bong or fruit bowl. Fruit bowls are generally simpler, and require minimal (if any) extra supplies. Fruit bongs may require an extra downstem or bowl, but can be worth it if you love the smooth hits of a bong.
Done correctly, you will get quite a pull with an apple bowl. As the most common fruit, apples are also the most popular fruit to smoke out of.
Instructions: The first step of making an apple bowl is creating a hole from the top down to the center. This acts as the bowl area for the dry herb. You should also cut the top of the apple, which will create more space for your dry herbs.
The second step is creating a hole from the side of the apple into the center, connected with the bowl chamber.
Lastly, create another chamber to the side of the mouthpiece for the carb hole.
If you look at a pear horizontally, it’s basically a glass pipe bowl.
Instructions: To start, use a pen to create a hole in the middle of the pear. Keep going until you reach the middle of the pear. This is where you can put the bowl (or your dry herbs).
Then, create another hole at the top of the pear, and drill deep enough to connect the two holes.
Finally, create another chamber to the side of the bowl piece, which will act as the carb. Be sure that all three chambers meet - that’s the only way you’ll get a hit!
Smoke your new pear pipe the same way you would smoke a glass pipe.
Avocados have gained a lot of traction in the pop culture sphere in recent years. People are putting them on toast, in burritos, and just eating them alone. Unsurprisingly, they are also a great way to smoke without a glass pipe.
Instructions: Much like other fruits, the beginning of this process is similar. Start by making a hole at the top of the avocado (the narrow part), going through to the center.
Next, make an incision on the side, which will serve as the carb.
Finally, make another hole on the top of the avocado (above the pit), which will be the bowl area.
For the largest hits, add in another avocado. Fashion the second avocado into a bowl extension, which will increase the amount of dry herbs you can use. Put this piece into the bowl area, and toke up.
Have you ever noticed that a passion for dry herbs and a preference for spicy foods go hand in hand? While it can be hard to find a jalapeno around the house in a pinch, they’re great for last-minute bowls. Making the bowl might be tasty, too.
Instructions: To start, remove the stem at the top of the jalapeno. This should create a fairly hollow tunnel through the middle of the pepper. If not, you may need to make a few cuts.
Bite the tip of the opposite side to create another chamber.
And that’s it! Place your herb in the area that previously held the stem, and smoke up.
While it’s not exactly equivalent to a glass pipe, this one hitter will prove useful in tight situations.
Squash is another fruit that’s not exactly easy to find in a household, but great for a glass pipe replacement. With a favorable shape, squash pipes are easy and fun to use.
Instructions: The first step is creating a diagonal hole from the thick part of the fruit to the skinny end.
Like the other fruits, the next step is creating a hole on the side for the carb. Be sure that these two sections meet.
On the other end of the squash, carve out a mouthpiece that connects to the other incisions.
Thanks to their size, pineapples are a great fruit for an improvised bong.
Instructions: Next, remove the center of the pineapple. There should be a fairly circular hollow section in the middle.
Using a small but precise knife, create another hole on the side of the pineapple on a downward angle. Insert a downstem from a broken bong you might have around. Alternatively, you can use another hollowed-out cylindrical fruit, or plastic tubing.
Then, put a bowl at the end of the downstem.
As you prepare to finish it off, fill the pineapple with water. Then, insert the mouthpiece at the top. For this step, you can use either a new bong mouthpiece, or another fruit.
Take a hit, and adjust your water levels as needed. Thanks to the tropical taste, you may even prefer this piece to your glass pipe.
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