Hoping to catch a buzz, but finding yourself without a pipe? Read on to learn about the best vegetables and the best fruits to make hitter pipes quickly, conveniently, and cheaply.
First things first, let’s cover the basics. In order to make a small hitter pipe out of fruits or veggies, it’s important to understand the basics of how a pipe works. You need a receptacle for the product (the “bowl”), a mouthpiece to suck the air through, and an air shaft to connect the two elements.
You’ll be able to find all the tools you need in your kitchen. Use items like a paring knife or the top of a potato peeler to carve out the bowl area, and remember that this should be on a firm part of the produce. You can also add tin foil to reinforce the bowl and protect your ganja from getting wet.
Consider using a shish kabob skewer or a pen casing to extend the bowl into the air shaft that leads to your mouthpiece. Other useful tools could be a chopstick, a teaspoon, or a pair of scissors.
Now, you’re ready to carve!
The Best Vegetables to Make Hitter Pipes:
- Mr. Potato Head – Potatoes are most likely the easiest and cheapest method of making a makeshift pipe. Nearly every kitchen has a spare potato lying around in the pantry, and they don’t get mushy quickly.
- Carrots of Any Type – You could use a full-size carrot for a long “Sherlock” effect, but using a baby carrot is quicker because there’s less air shaft to carve out.
- Try a Zucchini – If you’re a gardener, you’ll absolutely have some spare zukes from your harvest that didn’t end up in a stir fry or a loaf of bread. These are already perfectly pipe-shaped, so all you need to do is augment it a little bit with your tools.
Now, on to the best fruits to make hitter pipes… These are usually more popular since people love sweet snacks. Learn which are the best here:
- The Apple – The easiest and most iconic fruit pipe is definitely the apple. Not only is it a common fruit, but it’s small enough to be camouflaged while using it, and it’s soft enough to carve up pretty simply.
- A Melon of Any Size – For a showier option, try going BIG with a melon! The soft interior is very easy to carve, and you can really get creative with the bowl and mouthpiece placement. Consider using a straw or plastic tubing for the air shaft just to make it a little easier during the carving process.