What Are Glass Blunts?
A glass blunt, as the name suggests, is a sleek and slender tube that’s able to hold as much flower as a traditional blunt. There are generally two types: traditional and twistable. A traditional glass blunt consists of a larger cylindrical tube that’s open on both ends, a smaller tube with a mouthpiece that slides into the first tube, and a rubber connector piece that securely holds the two tubes together.
A twisty glass blunt follows a fairly similar design but with a twist — literally. This type of blunt technology consists of that same time of cylindrical glass tube that’s open on both sides, a metal corkscrew that’s attached to the mouthpiece, and a rubber topper that fits onto the tube. This twisty mechanism is essentially meant to make it easier for the user to adjust the amount of herb they’re loading into their blunt.
The Main Advantages of Using Glass Blunts
Are you intrigued by the idea of using a traditional or twistable glass blunt? Perhaps you’re tired of going through endless rolling papers (which is understandable), or maybe you just want to experience a cleaner hit. Let’s take a look at some of the main advantages of using these types below. Not only will they save you a lot of money over time, but they’re also much nicer to look at. You’ll no longer have to worry about your roommate scolding you for leaving your rolling papers scattered about the apartment.
Some connoisseurs swear that there’s something spiritual about physically rolling your own blunt, but is there really? Won’t you just end up with smelly fingers and not that great of a ride when all is said and done? Glass blunts have become so beloved in the smoking community because they allow users to enjoy the experience that comes with a traditional blunt without all of the fuss and muss that rolling a blunt usually entails.
You also won’t have to worry about the taste of the rolling paper interfering with the flavors of your herb or tobacco. The construction of these blunts (which are small enough to fit in your purse or pocket, by the way) ensures a smooth hit every time. You definitely can’t say that for your run-of-the-mill traditional blunt!
As previously mentioned, glass blunts are also super versatile when it comes to their functionality and design. Some feature an extendable mouthpiece, which should make it a lot easier to load it up. As you slowly burn through the tobacco or herb, you can simply push this mouthpiece forward, gradually shoving out the ash and keeping your smoke sesh nice and clean.
Other options, of course, have that ultra-convenient twistable mechanism we talked about earlier. With twistable blunts, you have the option to tightly pack your tobacco or herb, which should help to make your smoking experience more concentrated and potent as a whole. The ingenious design of this type is meant to ensure that your herb or tobacco doesn’t move around too much, which means you won’t have to worry as much about wasting your time, money, and smoking materials!
When smoking a blunt, you’ve probably noticed a slight (or quite obvious) burning sensation at the back of your throat. This sensation is what makes you cough, which — as you’re probably well aware — can really disrupt your smoking session. Thankfully, these provide excellent heat resistance, as the glass acts as a natural cooling agent. No more hot smoke irritating your throat!
Yes, these are made out of glass, but that doesn’t mean they’re not exceptionally durable. This is ultimately where the affordable aspect comes in. Whether you’ve got your eyes on a thin, large, or cute blunt, you can pretty much guarantee that your new smoking companion will last for a while — just as long as you don’t throw it on the floor or knock it against any hard surfaces. Unlike traditional wraps, which tend to tear or get soggy during use, glass blunts are incredibly reliable. This means that you’ll be able to enjoy your smoke sesh without experiencing any annoying interruptions.
These blunts tend to be relatively affordable, although this will generally depend on the type you’re buying. Either way, it’s a great investment. We’ll bet you an ounce of your favorite herb that it’s infinitely more affordable than constantly having to stock up on rolling papers. Once you've bought your glass pipe, you’ll be able to enjoy multiple smoking sessions without ever worrying about running out of wraps — because hey, you won’t even be using wraps in the first place.
By making the switch (as many smoking enthusiasts have these days), you’ll not only be reducing the significant amount of money you spend on smoking accessories, but you’ll also be using a more eco-friendly, sustainable approach when it comes to enjoying your blunt-smoking sessions. It’s convenient, affordable, and it saves the planet. What could be better?
If you’ve had people give you the stink-eye for simply enjoying a smoke while walking down the street, you’re not alone. This unpleasant experience can, unfortunately, make some smokers feel a little self-conscious. With glass blunts, however, you might as well throw this particular concern out the window. These types tend to be quite slender and inconspicuous. From afar, most people wouldn’t be able to tell the appearance of a lit glass blunt from that of a regular cigarette.
It also serves as a fantastic disguise for the unmistakable smell of herb. Unlike a traditional blunt, glass material is designed to effectively contain the aroma within its chamber. This makes it a lot easier for the user to pack their flower in and discreetly carry it around with them in public settings (within reason, of course). Perhaps you’d like to enjoy smoking in your car rather than carry it around at your cousin’s wedding. We’ll leave that to your best judgment!
The Art of Smoking a Glass Blunt
The process of packing, lighting, and smoking a glass blunt is, thankfully, quite simple. It’s a lot easier than learning how to roll the perfect blunt between nimble fingers. This is especially true if you’re a first-timer, or usually have someone roll for you (but that person suddenly becomes unavailable). These things happen! Let’s break it down below, shall we?
Traditional Glass Blunt
When it comes to packing a traditional glass blunt, you’ll simply start by grinding up your herb until the consistency is nice and even. Pull the slider up to expose the chamber, and gently fill it with the ground herb without pressing on it (this will allow for proper airflow). You can, of course, add as much herb as you want to, but we don’t recommend overdoing it — especially if it’s your first time.
Holding the blunt in your hand, place your pointer finger on top of the opening. From there, gently push the chamber's slider to pack the flower snugly within the chamber. Now, it's time to light up and enjoy! Pretty simple, right?
Twisty Glass Blunt
What about smoking a twistable glass blunt? Is the process all that different? Well, you’re about to find out! As you may have guessed, packing this type is also quite easy. Grind up your herb, and remove the screw. Place the cap on one end of the tube, and gently scoop your ground herb into the chamber. Use the blunt’s twisting motion to help pack in as much herb as you’d like to smoke, then tap down the tube to get rid of any air pockets.
From there, all you have to do is insert the metal screw on the open end of the tube and press down slightly while twisting it counterclockwise. Finally, you can remove the cap and enjoy your smoke sesh!
Cleaning Your Glass Blunt
While you’d normally throw away the end of your rolled blunt (or at least leave it in your ashtray), glass requires regular cleaning — just like glass pipes and bongs do. When you light up your herb, combustion produces by-products like carbon and tar, and these things can build up inside over time. To avoid this buildup, we’d recommend cleaning after each use, but you could probably get away with just cleaning it after every other use if you’re feeling lazy. We all have those days!
Resin, which, if you’re a seasoned smoker, you already know is quite thick and stubborn, poses a special challenge when it comes to cleaning your glass blunt. It tends to accumulate and can clog the mouthpiece, which could result in a less-than-smooth smoking session. Fortunately, you can easily use our variety of SMOKEA® cleaning products to clean your glass properly!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I buy a glass blunt?
When it comes to buying a glass blunt, you’re going to want to take quality and price into account. We’d highly recommend buying your new products from a reputable seller, like SMOKEA®, as blunts from sketchy sellers tend to be poorly made and will therefore be more likely to clog or even break days after your purchase. SMOKEA® offers a vast range of traditional and twistable options — not to mention plenty of color options. Head on over to our website today and pick out your new piece!
Are glass blunts better?
Many smokers have made the switch from traditional blunts to glass, and there’s a long list of reasons why. First of all, glass is a much healthier alternative to traditional blunts. You won’t have to worry about the combustion of the rolling paper leaving you with gunk in your lungs or a nasty taste in your mouth. Glass is also designed with convenience in mind. Both types are easy to pack, so you can rest assured that your ground herb will be evenly distributed within the chamber. You definitely can’t say the same for a traditional blunt! Glass basically takes away the potential for failure that comes with “winging it.”
It’s worth noting that these are more breakable — they are made of glass, after all — so you must handle them with care. It also won’t tear or fall apart like traditional blunts sometimes do, but you certainly wouldn’t want to accidentally drop it on the floor. It won’t necessarily shatter into a million pieces, but it’s honestly going to be a bit of a toss-up. To address the question of whether or not this material is “better,” many smoking enthusiasts feel that they are superior to traditional blunts, but it’s really a matter of opinion. Why not try one out for yourself and see how you like it?
Do glass blunts smell?
If you’re a seasoned smoker, you know just how smelly blunts can be. Any type of smoking device is going to put off a scent, but traditional blunts are particularly aromatic due to the combustion of the rolling paper. Glass blunts are designed to minimize unpleasant odors. It’s going to smell a bit (especially if you’re smoking inside), but it won’t be nearly as obnoxious. If you’re worried about smell, you can always do the old dryer-sheet-over-toilet-paper-roll trick, or just smoke on your back patio.
What is the point of a glass blunt?
As stated before, there are a lot of reasons why one might consider making the switch from traditional blunts to a glass option. For one, they can be made completely tobacco-free — which means they’re much healthier for you than traditional blunts. A lot of rolling papers are tobacco-laden, so if you’re looking to quit using tobacco, glass material might just be a great option for you.
Also, since no rolling paper is involved, the taste of the herb won’t be affected, which means you’ll be able to experience and appreciate all of the unique flavors while smoking. Glass blunts are also a lot easier to pack. No more getting herb stuck underneath your fingernails or resin all over your fingers!