They are smaller in size than any other styles of hand pipes, including Sherlocks and spoons. Chillums also lack a carburetor or the small hole on the left side of the bowl. The carburetor is covered with a thumb or finger to direct the airflow to the mouth from the bowl. Once the finger is removed from the carb, the bowl can be cleared and all the smoke inhaled.
Chillums do not have the carb hence less airflow control in the pipe. The bowl will continue to burn for as long as it can sustain itself as there is no direct way of controlling the airflow. Because of their small size, chillums are best lit at an angle of 45 degrees to prevent dry herb from falling on the floor. Some smokers will use something round or small to hold the herb in the bowl, such as a small nut. When using traditional clay chillums, you will require using closed fists or a piece of cloth to act as a filter. Pile tobacco on a tray and press the end of the chillum into the pile, press in with a finger to make sure it sticks, put your mouth on the mouthpiece and light the other end. Inhale lightly and slowly to avoid sucking in ash into your mouth. Chillums are small and you may not get many hits from them. Here are some of the benefits of using these devices: They are incredibly discreet They are great for group sessions Easy to pack Easy to clean Chillums are inexpensive Ideal for roaches.
Chillums are traditionally an Indian or East Asian pipe that have been used by holy men for meditation and spiritual purposes for hundreds of years. But beginning in the 1960s, chillums were brought to the West and they're now used by casual and serious smokers for both group and personal purposes. It’s likely you’ve seen them being sold in smoke shops near other glass one-hitters. It delivers a stronger hit than a one-hitter, and it’s more compact than a normal glass piece. However, there's more than one correct way to use one, which we're about to explore. In this article, we’ll explore the best ways to use a chillum and how to get the best hits off of it. Packing a chillum is similar to using a one-hitter. Chillums are usually longer pieces with has a conical bowl end, which you can fill up with whatever you’re smoking. To pack it, you can put a pile of tobacco or leaf on a table, or use a wooden dugout to delicately put the leaf inside of it. Make sure to pack tightly so that it’s less likely it goes into your mouth - there generally won't be a filter to protect you from burning embers. Some chillums also use what’s called a “chillum stone,” which is traditionally a random pebble that you find on the ground. Modern chillums can come with their own special fitted stone, which you can use to filter debris and dust that would otherwise flow into the smoke chamber. When using a traditional clay chillum, they’re so long that you’re supposed to have someone else light it for you. However, with modern glass chillums, you can light it yourself with a little practice. You can, in theory, just put the chillum in your mouth and spark it, but this means that the device gets very hot very quickly. The traditional way of using a chillum is to cup your hand over the chillum over the end and place it between your ring and pinky finger, then place your mouth over your cupped hand. This avoids the heated end of the chillum, and creates a smoke chamber inside your fist to both cool the smoke and catch embers. As we said earlier, the traditional way of lighting a chillum is to have the person next to you light it for you as you cup the piece, which allows you to use both hands to create an even bigger chamber, kind of like a bong sans water. Another way to use a chillum pipe if you don’t have a friend around is to use it as an adaptor on a larger water pipe. This has the distinct advantage of getting all the potency you would normally get from a chillum plus the added airflow and cooling effect of using a water pipe. All you have to do is put the filled chillum next to the bowl, light it, and take a pull off the water pipe. This opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for the chillum. Any item that can be used as a water pipe can then, with a little bit of creativity, be used in tandem with the chillum pipe, wherein the chillum serves as the bowl for your makeshift bong. This means more powerful hits out of any household item that converted into a water pipe. It’s better and more fun with friends to help you out, but no less satisfying by yourself.
Who would think that surrounding the beautiful Ponderosa Pine forest here is Northern Arizona we have our very own collection of volcanic wonders?
One of these wonders include the lava tubes Flagstaff has to offer that were formed through a volcanic vent located in Hart Prarie. As the lava flowed from the vent, the outside hardened into a tube like formation. This newly created tunnel filled with molten lava creating a fiery faucet. Once the flow was done the cave cooled and remains a mile long tunnel for all of those brave enough to explore it.