Generally, you can find about five different types of glass tubes: purple glass tubes (hand tubes), spoon tubes (so named because of their spoon-like shape), sherlock tubes (you guessed it. shaped stems and Sherlock Holmes) related), aerators and rollers. Each type has different advantages and contributes uniquely to the smoking experience.
Pepper glass tube
This basic tube is shaped like a simple tube. Smoking with chili peppers, like the use of hollow reeds by some early Aboriginal cultures, may be considered a new but still primitive method of smoking. To use a pepper tube, you just put the dried herbs into one end, light it, and inhale through the other end. The experience is different from using other types of piping, the size of the peppers will also vary in temperature and impact size. Because of its small size and simple design, it can only carry a small amount of dried herbs. They also lack the carburetor, a feature that keeps the smoke from going off flavor (as you’ll soon find out).
Spoon-shaped glass tube
The spoon tube is often considered the next step for chili. Its shape and structure are similar. You can store any product you use, except for a “bowl” at one end. Unlike chillums, the spoon tube has a vaporizer, which is really just a small hole in the tube. Smoking with a spoon pipe is a little more complicated than smoking with a pepper. It involves covering the hole with your fingers, sucking air from the bowl, then uncovering the hole to inhale. This way, the smoke stays fresh.
Sherlock glass tube
This glass-tube-style, iconic arched pole is considered by almost everyone to be the type smoked by fictional literary character Sherlock Holmes. Hence the name. At the end of the rod is a bowl for the heated product. The smoke then travels up the stems. Sometimes this type of pipe has a longer stem than a typical pipe, which may be called a Gandalf pipe, named after a fictional character created by JRR Tolkien in the Lord of the Rings series. These cold glass tubes are sometimes designed with vaporizers, but this is not mandatory.
Bubble glass tube
Yes, this glass tube style is so named for a reason. related to bubbles. This tube is a mixture of glass tubes and tubes. It is as small as a tube but uses water like a tube, so these tubes are sometimes called glass tubes. The water acts as a filter for the smoke, diffusing it and creating tiny air bubbles. The result is a smoother mouthfeel, without any harsh elements and material tones. The bubbler can use either cold water (even ice water) or hot water, and the water temperature will affect the flavor and overall experience.
Of the five basic glass tube styles, the steam roll is the most complex and the most complicated to use. A steam drum consists of a tube with a bowl at one end. Each end of the tube has an opening, and the end closest to the bowl serves as a vaporizer. Some models have an extra chamber where you can “roll” the smoke to further cool it. Either way, the rollers deliver a powerful and fast blow that “rolls the pavement” if the user isn’t ready. Therefore, the scroll wheel is not recommended for novice or inexperienced users who will definitely need some practice to use it.