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How to pack and hit a perfect bowl

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 04:50 AM

This thread is dedicated to the delicate art of packing a perfect bowl. I will include several tips and instructions, and please, feel free to add to my advice. I am always looking for better ideas on how to do so.
1. Choose your smoking device-of-choice.
2. Take your nugget, and break it into small pieces. By doing so, more surface area is exposed. Therefore, a more adequate cherry can be formed and more of an effect can be induced.
3. Lighly push down on your bowl, making sure you don't have an overflow. When your bowl is heated, your goodness will expand and possibly fall out of the bowl.
4. Lightly hit (inhale) on your device of choice. If any resistance is felt, airate your bowl by rearranging and stacking your goods.
5. Set your lighter to low butane, for by doing so, more inhalation must occur, less goodness will be wasted, and less butane will go inside you.
6. Feel free to cover your bowl with a quarter. By doing so, you can get the most effect and waste less.

Once again, feel free to comment.
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Posted 17 January 2006 - 04:54 AM

3. Lighly push down on your bowl, making sure you don't have an overflow.



Haha that made my night..

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:23 AM

Hahahahaha dude thats chill as fuck.

It reminds me, just a few days ago my freind and I packed a sweet bowl, we were talking about how it was the "perfect" bowl.
How can a one bowl be different from any other you ask?

This bowl was packed 1/3 OG kush, 1/3 purple haze, and 1/3 this bud called "pot o gold".

Btw, I know there isn't any REAL purple haze around anymore, I just ment some dank nuggs with purple hairs.

Sorry, to jack the thread so rudely, but I just had to mention that.
Dude, there are some chill pointers in there, im trying the quarter idea next time I have weed.

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:34 AM

My buds and I usually do something called "rimmer protocol", which is a method of packing the bowl. You basically pack the bowl until maximal densities are achieved by pushing it down with your thumb, thus attaining "cleetonian densities" insuring a bowl that will hit hard and last a long time.

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:41 AM

If you pack your bowl tight, with a lot of weed, you dont really get the full sensationof the hit, theres a lot being wasted, atleast thats what i find..i usually pack small semi-tight bowls..lol..

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:43 AM

Smaller bowls, more of them

My method, it gives me something to do while I get blazed... and it saves weed (I smoke dank that is $100 a quad) so saving is gooood :D

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:45 AM

2. Take your nugget, and break it into small pieces. By doing so, more surface area is exposed. Therefore, a more adequate cherry can be formed and more of an effect can be induced.

Try a grinder, very effective! Yummy crystally, leftover goodness. :D Before I got my grinder I always used a pair of sharp scissors and a shot glass. Works great too. :smoking:

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:51 AM

2 medium size very tightly packed bowls last long and do the job.

ima try the quarter thing sounds like a cool idea

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 06:26 AM

to conserve weed,you can also light just the outter parts of the bowl so everyone can have a little green hit.
kind of hard to explain but easy to demonstrate.

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 06:43 AM

to conserve weed,you can also light just the outter parts of the bowl so everyone can have a little green hit.
kind of hard to explain but easy to demonstrate.


called cornering a bowl

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 06:48 AM

you will need the following:
1) a kief grinder, preferably aluminum and magnetized.
2) some high end marijuana.
3) a pipe/water pipe
4) lighter, preferably a blue or black Bic.

instructions:
1) open your grinder and add some of the marijuana.
2) put the top on the grinder and grind the marijuana.
3) take the marijuana out.
4) put a fair ammount of marijuana in the bowl of the pipe/water pipe.
5) take lighter and smoke the marijuana :smoke:

repeat a few times.

after some kief is collected add the kief to some bowls.

there is your perfect bowl :smoking:

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 08:38 PM

Although it doesn't work out that great, you can make a Salad Bowl, where you pack the bowl above the rim. This isn't always too good though because when it's light it expands. And too tight bowls suck, sometimes I can't even draw through them.

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 08:46 PM

instead of using a quarter, we made a cardboard slip. it fits nicely over the pipe, and you just slide it down when needed.

is there any specific way to light a bowl? i don't know if i'm doing it wrong or not. it lights and everything, but i dunno.. maybe there's a certain way to light it that's better?

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 08:48 PM

This is a GREAT thread! I have been in search of the perfectly packed bowl. I do everything jik2 listed except I use a grinder. I normally pack my bowls half full, but I'm thinking I need to go just a bit smaller... I don't feel my bowl is ever perfect. Ok I can't take it anymore, I'm getting Betty out and packing her up! I still have an hour left of work but I just don't care right now. I shall take a picture of my packed bowl for inspection by my fellow blades.

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 08:57 PM

lol this is nice, ur mad passionate about your bowls.

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 09:12 PM

I agree but I have one major rule. Never thumb the bowl down...use something other than your fingers, chap stick bottle for exp., reason being I recently read an article where the bud was fully examined( under microscopes) from every point as soon as it left the plant. The author found that the handling of marijuana loses more of the trich. aka(flavor crystals) He also showed pics of what the bowl looked like packed down by your thumb and your thumb robs the GREEN HIT of all the important flavor...the pictures proved it all, after thumbing the bowl most of all the trich. heads were broke off left on your thumb. Try it out...hope this helps!:D
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Posted 17 January 2006 - 09:12 PM

I'm a little mor specific when I actually take the time to artfully pack my bowls (1 in 5 lets say) it includes in this order


Base Nug: very important, keeps shake and ash from drawing to device and its a nice last few hits, make it a li'l bigger than the stem hole, so it covers it but does not restrict air flow by a degree that would prevent smoking.

Shake and small pieces: For those of you that have shake on the bottom of your bags, or for those of you that use grinders (or both) you put smoothly surrounding the base nug. Make it nice, these can be a big milkshot (or a few depending on size)

Medium sized pieces (hand broken up, or bigger grinder pieces, but not crumbled.)
Add these with a little force to pack the bowl down, these are the first body of the smoke.

done. its easier when you do it automatically.

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 09:44 PM

realdealz28, it's possible that you've just made me believe in God again... :smoke:

Ok I have my empty bowl with my glass screen in it - in the first picture. (this is a large roor bowl)

Second picture is a packed bowl almost untouched by me. I put the nug in my grinder from there I didn't touch it again. I used a joint filter (folded in half) to pack the bowl. I don't feel like it was as properly packed as I usually like, but I put less than I normally would and it hit like a champ. heh... I need someone here taking milk shot pictures.

I do think I will be packing 1/4 of a bowl from here on out... mmhmm... :hello:

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 10:10 PM

I've never needed to use the quarter, if you corner the bowl well you can use the metal flame shield on your lighter.

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 11:05 PM

this is how i pack my bowls

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