How to get resin out of pipe
There’s nothing worse than trying to take a fat rip off the glass pipe only to be shut the fuck down by a righteous resinous clog. So you want to know how to get resin out of a pipe? Looking for some information on the best way to scrape resin out of a glass pipe? What’s the best way to smoke resin? Let’s explore some of the finer points of getting resin out of a glass pipe.
How to get resin out of a glass pipe
If you need to find out how to clean resin out of a pipe, and aren’t worried about smoking the resin, the easiest way is to use our favorite go to bong cleaner, 99% isopropyl alcohol and since we’re talking about flower resin and not dab reclaim, some salt. That’s how to clean resin out of a bowl. But why the salt? The salt will help give a little coarse grain action to the alcohol so it can get that cement like flower resin out of the glass pipe.
Take a baggy and put some isopropyl alcohol in it. Make sure to use the highest grade you can find, because it will have less water in it and more resin sucking ability. Put the glass pipe in the baggy, and put some salt down the mouthpiece and into the pipe. Then put some salt into the isopropyl alcohol that’s in the baggy. Seal it up and shake the shit out of that shit. The more often you do this the easier it will be to clean. Weed resin has some pretty tenacious properties when it comes to being sticky and a huge pain in the ass to clean off glass. So the less of it you have to clean off, the more you’ll love life. This is the best and most surefire way I know of how to get resin out of a bowl.
For those of you looking to find information on how to scrape a bowl because you’ll be smoking the resin shortly thereafter, we’ll get into that next. But for those looking at how to just get the resin out of pipe, and not worried about smoking it right away, the isopropyl alcohol and salt tek is definitely stuff stoners like. If you use the 99% iso, and don’t use the salt, you can evaporate the alcohol later and have something interesting left over to smoke. Although if you are planning on doing that, and aren’t completely sure you got all of the alcohol out, maybe using something like ethanol might be better. You definitely don’t want smoke something that still has alcohol left in it. You are always better off scraping the pipe and bowl if you plan on smoking the resin.
How to scrape a bowl?
So you want to know how to scrape resin? Perhaps you aren’t necessarily cleaning your pipe because it’s clogged. Maybe it’s more because you don’t have anything to smoke and could really use the buzz. I’m definitely not above smoking resin, and just like all of you, I’ve smoked more than my fair share of weed resin in my time, it’s just not something I prefer to do if I can help it. Trying to live up to Nate Dogg’s wise words and smoking weed everyday can get expensive, especially if you still live in a prohibitionist state.
If you are using a metal pipe, you won’t need to be as careful as you will need to be when scraping a glass pipe. Take care to choose your resin scraping tools so they fit the bowl and rest of the glass pipe you are cleaning. You also don’t want something that is too sharp that it scratches or even cracks the glass as you are scraping the resin out of the bowl. I’ve seen this happen many times, and it’s always sad. Until you realize how much resin was in the rest of the pipe. Then it’s party time excellent until the resin headache sets in.
Sometimes it’s also helpful to heat the tool you are scraping the resin out with. Or you can even take a few ghost rips through the pipe to get the bowl nice and warmed up. This will usually help the resin soften enough to not chip and turn into powder, but to come out in a nice poop like clump. When it’s warmed up some, that’s the best way to scrape resin.
If you plan on scraping your pipe often, I would definitely take that into consideration when choosing the style of pipe for your daily driver. It helps to have something with a wide and straight path to the bowl piece so you can more easily insert your scraping tools.
What’s the best way to smoke resin?
So now that you have a clean pipe and pile of black gold, what the hell are you going to do with it? Smoke that shit of course! Or, if you still have some weed or dabs on deck, put that shit in some sort of non airtight jar, and save it for a rainy day. I say non air tight because if you’ve ever smelled a jar of resin that has been sitting with the lid screwed on for any amount of time, you’ll know that it’s never good. It’s pretty much the worst.
What’s the best way to smoke resin? Well when the time comes to finally indulge in a little of the black death, it’s pretty easy to smoke. Just make sure you have a screen to put it on, otherwise you might end up with a mouthful of something not so tasty. Hit that shit with a lighter and you’re off to the races. Just make sure to not smoke too much resin, because it could start to give you a headache.
Have any tips or tricks on how to get resin out of a pipe? Let us know in the comments section below, yo
By Mat Lee