If you've never heard of a chillum before, don't worry: you're not alone. It still hasn't hit the mainstream.
A chillum, sometimes called a chillum pipe, glass chillum, one hitter, glass one hitter, metal chillum, discreet chillum, or cigarette chillum, is a type of clay or glass pipe used for smoking, that first originated in India.
The practice of using tubular chillums to smoke herbs is believed to have originated in the eighteenth century during the colonial era but only spread to the western world during the 1960s. Find out how to use a one hitter here.
The chillum is more than just another way to smoke, but it can be one of your more versatile pieces because of its small stature. Without further ado, Me Time Box Products gives you the definitive reasons to keep a few chillums around.
5 Reasons to Own and Use a Glass Chillum
Reason #1: Chillums are Super Discreet
While chillums have been commonplace with smokers around the world for more than sixty years, the vast majority of people still don't know what they are when they see them. For smokers and purveyors of the herb smoker lifestyle, this is excellent news.
It means that you can carry your chillum around with you wherever you go, and people won't immediately recognize what it is. Some may even ask you what it is, giving you a chance to educate them on the benefits of a more natural lifestyle.
Reason #2: Chillums are Easy to Pack
Wondering how to pack a glass chillum? It's actually pretty easy. Most chillums come with a cone shaped bowl end. Just grab your tobacco or medicine and then use a wooden dugout to push it inside the chillum. The more tightly you pack it, the better. Be careful not to overpack and restrict the airflow.
Pushing more material into the chillum will prevent debris from entering your mouth, but there is a inflection point where if it's packed too tightly, you won't have a great experience and if it's packed too loose, you might get a mouthful of herbs.
Remember, chillums do not have filters to protect your mouth from burning embers, so best to practice an inhale before it's lit to ensure it has good airflow.
Some glass chillums have a little notch near the end you pack to restrict hot ash coming through when you drag. That's always a bonus.
Reason #3: One Hitters are Easy to Clean
How to clean a one hitter is one of the first questions that people who are new to chillums have. Fortunately, it's relatively easy. First, heat the outside of the chillum to soften the hard resin on the interior. Then take a paper clip or thin cleaning brush and start cleaning the inside of the bowl until the gum comes off. Be careful not to brush too hard, or you might scratch the material.
Don't feel like cleaning your glass chillum? No problem. Just toss it in the trash, because you always get new ones in your Me Time Box.
Reason #4: Chillums Don't Cost Much
Chillums are relatively inexpensive, especially compared to some modern vaporizers and e-cigarettes, so don't feel bad to just toss them in the trash after a few uses or when the resin is so built up that it won't pull air through anymore. Because they use ancient technology, you don't have to buy expensive refills or cartridges; just your regular favorite leaf or tobacco will suffice.
What's more, you may not even have to buy your chillum at all. We do giveaways on our social media, where we truly just give the pipes away. Sometimes we want you to cover the shipping when we giveaway a free glass pipe, other times we just send them out!
Don't fall for potential "giveaway" social media sites Free Pipe Friday or Free Pipe Frenzy, because prey on emotional purchases coaxing you with purchasing overpriced items to "win" something bigger.
Reason #5: Chillums are Easy to Travel With
With airport security being what it is, it is not advisable to fly with cannabis, even if it is fully legalized for personal consumption in both your departure and destination state. If somebody claims they know how to fly with weed, ignore them. Cannabis is still a schedule 1 drug, meaning that it is illegal to take it across state lines. Chillums, on the other hand, are just glass pipes and a perfectly legal accessory you're free to pack with the rest of your luggage.
Do you need a few chillums for your collection or to toss away after traveling? We always include them in our smoking subscription box. Give it a try and see why our customers love Me Time Box!