[UPDATED] Smoking Accessories - 20 Must-Have Essentials for a Beginner
[UPDATED] Smoking Accessories - 20 Must-Have Essentials for a Beginner
A Canna-sseur does not smoke flower but tastes its secrets is our version of Dali on connoisseurship. As far in history as the cannabis culture goes, the new generation is quick to catch up on it, so we see a rise in the number of enthusiastic novice smokers. Smoking accessories come in all shapes and sizes with the most innovative quirky designs these days, but an enthusiast will know to set their paraphernalia right from the beginning.
We've put together a list of beginner's smoking accessories that are simple to start with yet approved by the aficionados for an unmatched experience.
There are multiple smoking devices and tools that enhance your overall experience, making it simpler, cleaner, and efficient. From stash boxes to a simple pipe, looking for the perfect smoking tools without any expert guidance can be a little nerve-wracking. But these smart accessories will make your experience as smooth as that grass.
Smoking Accessory 1: Lighters
It's essential to get the basics right, so we start with lighters. Have you ever forgotten a lighter in the middle of a road trip with nothing in sight? Well, I'm pretty sure we've all been bummed by a missing lighter in that hour of need at least once in our life. So it's always advisable to keep a few, one for every place you imagine to light up. They are much better and more convenient than matchsticks or other bygone options and are smoking essential.
You can look through a range of lighters like Zippo, windproof torches, the small-sized necklace gas lighters or even the refillable ones. Just make sure to stock these cause' you always lose them!
Smoking Accessory 2: Ashtrays
Those ashy dusty crumbs everywhere; come one, nobody likes that! Ashtrays are the receptacle for ashes while you indulge in your smoking session. They are made from fire-retardant material, including plastic, glass, ceramic, stone, and even metal. You can get these in various types, from the lightweight ones which are travel-friendly to the exotic and ancient ones to add them to the collectables.
If you're not a regular smoker and roll a joint only once in a while, a plastic ashtray might be a good choice for you as they are cheap. On the other hand, for our blunt and joint lovers, you can get the more durable ones made from ceramic or metal.
Add them to your smoking accessories, and keep your smoking area squeaky clean.
Smoking Accessory 3: Herb Grinders
Crushing your herbs is an art and a test of patience. If you're just starting to smoke up, you've no idea how infuriating it is to find a pile of cannabis buds, tobacco, or flower in their joint or cigarette. It ruins the experience, leaving you with a "blech" taste for the rest of the smoking sesh. It also leaves you with sticky fingers and smelly nails that make it very difficult to hide it from your dad. Trust me, I have been there, and no, washing it 100 times with soap does not work.
Here's where good herb grinders come into play. Herb Grinders do the same task without employing even half the efforts that go into grinding, and not to forget, the unmatched fine grind distributes the substance impeccably.
These usually come in a cylindrical shape, with two halves separated by sharp teeth. All you need to do is place the broken marijuana buds or the flower in them and rotate the two parts. The sharp pegs leave the substance finely shredded. You can proceed to use them in your rolling papers, brownies, or any other smoking accessory for a smooth toke. Oh, did I tell you they were quite cheap?
Here's a little tip- Look for Aluminium, acrylic, or metal grinders, as they are extremely durable and last for years. If you're looking to do something for the environment, you can look through our biodegradable herb grinder collection.
Smoking Accessory 4: Rolling Paper
Whether you want to smoke traditional tobacco, marijuana, or just flower, rolling papers are essential. They are thin sheets used to encase your choice of substance. You gotta explore your choices before finding that one rolling paper that just agrees with you.
The papers are commonly made of hemp, rice straw, wood pulp, or flax, lending different characteristics and experience to them. You can also choose the ideal size of your joint as these papers are available from Regular sized to Extra Large, generally between 70 to 110 millimetres long.
If you're looking to experiment with these, you can also choose from a wide range of quirky flavours of black currant to chocolates. If you're not a fan of rolling the joints, you can find a bunch of pre-rolled papers too!
Smoking Accessory 5: Roach Tips & Filters
Every cigarette needs a filter, and so does every joint and blunt. It is important because, trust me, you don't want to inhale the ash in the middle of a good toke.
Roach Tips are neatly rolled pieces of cardboard placed on the smoking paper and then rolled with it. They strengthen your "rollie" while making sure the end of the joint is not wet and soggy. It also gives a tight grip to the rolling paper while giving your fingers something to hold on to. You can find these in multiple sizes, with a big roach being 8mm in diameter and usually 15mm in length. Roach Tips do not keep any smoke or tar away from your joints. If you want a cleaner hit, get a filter which is available plentiful in different materials and sizes.
Smoking Accessory 6: Blunts
You already know the many types of rolling papers and the established brands that make them for you. Blunts are somewhat similar to your regular rolling papers, except they are made from tobacco, often flavoured and are stuffed or rolled with herbs or herbal mixtures and smoked.
Blunts have two layers, with the inner one made from tobacco pulp or leaves and the outer layer is spiralled over the inner one. Their shape is more broad and rounded, which differs from a regular cigarette. They last for about five minutes and deliver a more potent hit than joints as they are made from tobacco leaves.
Smoking Accessory 7: Rolling Machine
You have your perfect size rolling paper and the desirable roach tip. You have shredded your herbs with the grinder, but if you cannot roll them into a tight joint, your smoking experience won't be good at all. This is where rolling machines come into action! It is one of the best smoking accessories for a beginner. With these machines, rolling the picture-perfect dream joint becomes a piece of cake, or should we say brownie?
You just have to load the herbs and paper into it to get the most perfect, tightly rolled joint for you. Rolling machines are available in many different variants like thumb rollers, injectors, cone filters, and electric rollers.
Smoking Accessory 8: Rolling Trays
This is another smoking essential, especially if you're a lover of rollies. When you're trying to roll a joint, things can get pretty messy, which may also involve the loss of the precious amount of flower or herb. If you're looking to roll your cigarette, a rolling tray is an essential smoking accessory. Rolling trays come in many sizes, with unique and wacky designs that make the rolling process even more fun. Make sure they have a flat surface to get the joint rolling smooth. You can also find some trays with features like a stash holding station or storage. Save some and roll some with the trays!
Smoking Accessory 9: Bongs
Bongs are the most ancient smoking accessory you can get your hands on! And there is a reason they have stuck around for centuries!
If you're someone who wants to ditch the smoking papers and cigarettes, bongs are the best type of investment you can make. The process of filtering smoke through water makes it stand out from the rest. It also involves a cleaner smoking experience as the harmful by-products and chemicals are filtered out by the water.
A less harsh smoke, a cleaner hit, and cool smoke, what more d'ya want?
Each bong contains a removable bowl holding the herb that is ignited. It has a stem that is attached to the water chamber, a percolator which cools down the smoke, a straight tube, and a beaker base from where the smoke is inhaled. Glass bongs are the dopest as they give a clear mesmerizing view of the smoke forming and travelling straight into your mouth.
Smoking Accessory 10: Dab Rigs
Smoking dabs is taking your canna-love a notch higher cause these are more potent and have a heavier high than the one you experience from smoking dry herbs. The reason for their dank high is because they are a more concentrated version of your regular marijuana buds and flower. Using solvents, they are extracted from dry herbs, and the resultant is a sticky, oily textured substance called dabs. Other names also include shatter, budder, wax, and Butane Hash Oil(BHO), with each being more potent than the other and making you really, really stoned with just a few hits.
Dab Rig is the instrument which you use to consume dabs or concentrate. With a similar appearance to that of a bong, dab rigs also use water to filter out the smoke and deliver a smooth, cool vapour. It's pretty simple to use too! All you have to do is heat the nail or the bowl until it is red-hot, and then scoop your concentrate and place it on the hot nail. Once they come in contact with one another, the heat makes it turn into vapour, which can then be inhaled via the mouthpiece. Quite easy, isn't it?
Remember, the hit from the dab rig can be intense, so if you're a novice toker, take it slow.
Smoking Accessory 11: Dabbing Accessories
Now, if you're dabbing, you absolutely need the accessories. Unlike dry herbs and flowers, you cannot use your deft fingers to do the job. Dabbing is an art, and you need the appropriate tools to experience the complete spectrum of dabbing.
Banger or Dab Nail is an essential piece of dab rig that is placed into the downstem of your instrument. This shallow dish is the component to which you apply the heat and place your concentrate. Dab Nails come in different types, including glass, titanium, ceramic, or quartz. All these are designed to withhold extreme temperature.
You would also need a tool to scoop out your sticky material since you cannot use your hands. These come in the form of a tiny flat spoon that makes it easier to handle the dabs and transfer them into the hot nail. You will also need many other accessories like a blowtorch, non-stick container, etc., which can all be found on Olivastu.
Smoking Accessory 12: Smoking Pipe
Classic men like J. R. R. Tolkien and Arthur Conan Doyle came up with classic ideas such as Lord of the Rings and Sherlock Holmes, smoking their classic pipes. Smoking a pipe is a leisure activity that involves relaxation and letting your mind wander. As a novice smoker, you may want to take your time to savour the moments and smoking a pipe is the best way to do it. It's extremely simple to use a smoking pipe, which has a compartment for the tobacco and a mouthpiece to inhale the smoke. Make sure you keep your pipe clean and refrain from inhaling the smoke, as it can be very unpleasant. You can choose from the widest range of glass pipes and find the one that matches your style.
Smoking Accessory 13: One-hitters
One-hitters, as the name suggests, is a small smoking experience that gives you one perfect hit. It is one of the best flower smoking accessories for lazy smokers who want a quick hit without going through the trouble. It is a small, slender tube with a bowl on one end and the mouthpiece on another. You need to fill the bowl with your choice of herb, making sure it is tightly packed. A typical one-hitter can hold about 25 milligrams of cannabis or any other herb for the perfect smoking experience. Its small size makes it a perfectly discreet way to smoke the flower while also controlling the dosage and stash. It also keeps things clean and can send anyone into a smoker's paradise within minutes.
Smoking Accessory 14: Bubblers
Bubbler is the love child of bongs and smoking pipes, giving the best of both the world. While its shape is quite similar to the pipe, it uses the water cooling mechanism of the bong. This means bubblers give a cleaner, smoother, and better hit. It contains the same parts as bongs, with a bowl, a stem, a chamber, and a mouthpiece. Some of the advantages of bubblers are that they are more compact and portable than a full-sized bong. You can also find them in several eye-catching designs that add to the smoking experience.
Smoking Accessory 15: Pipe Screens
These are one of the most essential pipe smoking accessories for clean smoke.
Pipe screens are metal mesh cut into circular shapes which can be fitted inside the bowl of your smoking pipe. It helps to keep large clumps of ash and herb from travelling up the pipe and into your mouth. It also prevents the formation of dottle, a wet and sour clump of tobacco that can potentially ruin a pipe.
Feel free to use these with your bongs and bubblers, too, to help keep the smoke free from ash and herbs. You can choose between metal or glass pipe screens depending on your preference.
Smoking Accessory 16: Vape Pens
Vapes or E-cigarette have revolutionized the smoking experience, particularly for those who like to smoke along with nicotine. Used to smoke herbs, oils, and concentrates, it works by heating the substance, turning it into vapour, ready to be inhaled. As it uses the convection or conduction method to produce smoke, Vape is considered a cleaner, healthier, and smoother smoking experience. These come in several variants like dry herb vaporizers, concentrate vapes, dual-use vaporizers, and e-liquid vapes. There are also available in various sizes, including handheld vapes, vape & wax pens, and desktop vaporizers.
Smoking Accessory 17: E-liquids
To start with it, E-liquid, E-juice, and Vape Juice are the same thing. They are all used in E-cigarettes and Vapes, which are converted into flavoursome and smooth smoke through the conduction method. There are a large variety of liquids that are produced, ranging from high nicotine strength blend to high VG blend.
The two main ingredients that make the vapour are propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin(VG). Nicotine and flavour are the other two ingredients which are used to enhance the smoking experience. Vaping is considered safe as three of the E-juice ingredients are food graded substances with nicotine being extracted from tobacco plants.
Smoking Accessory 18: Storage Containers
It is important to keep your herbs and flowers fresh and crisp. To do so, you will need storage containers which will keep the moisture and other harmful effects away from the stash. You can get these in many different varieties like storage boxes, baggies, tubes, tubs, and smell-proof bags. Keep it fresh, with the best.
Smoking Accessory 19: Cleaning accessories
To indulge in a true smoke session, it is important to keep your smoking accessories clean and free from build-up residue. Many often, a dirty bong or smoking pipe leads to harmful toxins and smoke. Moreover, we all love a clean, sparkling bubbler or a glass bong. From surface cleansers to the pipe cleaner, you can get your hands on all of the cleaning accessories to keep the toke smooth and fresh!
Smoking Accessory 20: Incense Stick/ Odour Eliminators
This is a flower smoker essential product!
Smoking flower entails an aroma that is not very welcoming and even disliked by a lot of people, especially if you're consuming some dank cannabis strain with a skunky and pungent smell. Whether it is your girlfriend who complains to you about the 'smell' or you are smoking discreetly in your room, odour eliminators and incense sticks are your solutions.
These are specially made to get rid of the heavy smell that makes itself home in your smoking area. This can be unpleasant if you have some non-smoker guests coming over. Simply burn a terpene candle or light up a Juicy Jay Incense stick and make your environment pleasant and welcoming.
Once you begin your journey with these essential smoking accessories, you will come up with many innovative and different designs and purposes of your own. So get creative and keep these handy while exploring others for a refreshing 420 experience. If you want any suggestions or have any questions, hit us up in the comments section below!
Until next time, Ciao!