Rubbing Alcohol

How to Make a Homemade Cleaning Solution for Glass Bongs & Pipes

So, you’ve been smoking weed from the same bong and/or pipe for some time now, and you’ve run into a problem – it’s filthy as fuck. Thick, sticky resin has built up over time. This nasty byproduct of your sinful weed smokin’ lifestyle coats the inside of glass pipes overtime, and can make them a lot harder to smoke out of.

The struggle is real.

You try your best to clean it out using nothing but faucet water, and quickly realize that’s not gonna cut it.

The resin left behind in bongs and pipes by smoked marijuana is notoriously difficult to remove, as you’ve just learned first hand. Typical cleaning methods don’t stand a chance in the face of a dirty bong.

You may figure – correctly – that hotter water will be more effective. Some people resort to soaking their piece in a pot of boiling water, but I don’t recommend this method for a few reasons. For one, it will stink your entire house up to high hell. And not with the pleasant fragrance of fresh marijuana buds, but the stale stench of moldy old resin. Not pleasant.

Besides, stoners and boiling water – or any scalding hot liquid, for that matter – are a dangerous combination. I know from experience, dude.

While there are awesome commercial cleaning solutions out there formulated specifically to clean stubborn weed resin off glass pieces, you can also devise your own formula super quick with ingredients you already have in your house.

Two large, tan Molly rocks

MDA vs. MDMA: Similar Drugs, Different Effects

The similarity between MDA and MDMA has been a source of confusion for a generation of drug users. It’s understandable considering the two drugs share similar names and characteristics.

Just the other night one of my Twitter followers tweeted me upon coming across my MDA trip report, perplexed as to why I left the second “M” out of the title.

I gotta say, I was quite honored that the @Trap_God_ himself saw fit to bestow his inquiry upon me (and quite surprised the God of all Traps turned out to be a white dude). I felt such an honor warranted a deeper look at what makes MDA and MDMA unique from one another. It’s time the mystery surrounding these two drugs be put to rest once and for all!

While we here at ewwty certainly have our fun tripping on various substances, we do nevertheless value responsibility and understanding when it comes to drug use, à la the values espoused by Erowid. And I think these values are all the more important considering the prevalence of Molly-related “overdose” deaths these past few years.

I should note for the sake of clarity, I put “overdose” above in quotes because these deaths are never actually the result of overdose, but rather a litany of other factors which modern journalists would rather not delve into. That, and I find quotation marks are the best way to impart my sassy personality in written form. You know you can’t get enough of that sass (pun intended).

A collection of kief from a grinder.

Seven Tips and Tricks for Grinding Weed like a Pro

Weed Grinders: Seven Essential Tips and Tricks

Weed grinders are the best thing to happen to stoners since the bong. If you’ve ever found yourself without one in the midst of rolling a blunt, you know how essential they are to any weed smoker.

However, there’s a plethora of little tips and tricks that can make grinding weed a more versatile experience.

After I wrote a review on my favorite budget grinders a few months back, I wanted to write a follow up detailing lesser known tips and facts about grinders and grinder usage.

This is basically the single most important piece of literature of the decade. You’re welcome, internet.

Cali Crusher Homegrown 4 Piece Pocket Grinder Gold

Shredder Wars Episode I: Attack of the Homegrown

Battle of the High-End Cannabis Grinders – Part One

I began my whole journey of writing marijuana inspired product reviews a few months ago with the Stoner Essentials series, which I kicked off with a review of some of my favorite budget-friendly grinders.

However, my intent with that first review was to cover quality yet inexpensive grinders, as I knew first hand that Amazon has a surplus of them. I swear, there are more grinders in the warehouses of Amazon than on gay men’s smartphones.

Anyway, my focus with that first review was to showcase the best grinders that get the job done without breaking the bank. And truth be told, I was just testing the waters of the whole Amazon Associates program, which I have fallen in love with at this point. Not just because of the spare change it’s netted me thus far, but the excuse to buy an absurd amount of weed paraphernalia is just swell. Dandy, even.

A mound of cannabis kief on top of a knife.

Weed Kief & You: A Love Story

The glorious bounty of delicious weed kief that a nice cannabis grinder bestows upon its owner is a good reason to start using one. It gets you high as fuck.

But let’s backtrack a little bit for my readers uninitiated to the world of kief. What exactly is kief? How do you go about getting your hands on it? And what’s the historical significance and context of this particular gift from the cannabis gods?

…Okay, I doubt anyone came across this article with that last question in mind – that’s just the history nerd in me poopin’ all over this party. Don’t mind me.

Anyway, to get the first question out of the way, weed kief is much more than just weed that has been pulverized into a fine powder. Kief is actually an accumulation of trichomes, otherwise known as the fine hairs and crystals found on healthy, quality cannabis buds. Most commonly a side effect of shredding buds in a grinder with a mesh sifter, there’s also a number of ways to extract kief from a batch of weed – a process I’ll cover in this post.

Hi Liter Magic Marker Pen Pipe with hidden inner pipe exposed.

Stoner Essentials #6 – Smoke Weed Anywhere with these Inconspicuous Pipes

Best Pipes for Inconspicuous Smoking

So as you’ve probably gathered by now, I’ve spent quite a lot of time trudging through the digital aisles of Amazon to find some awesome and inexpensive products for my fellow weed smoking cohorts. For the sake of transparency, I might as well mention that the five reviews preceding this one have netted me a whopping $29.32 this August. Which is nice, but I don’t expect these reviews to hoist my ass from the sea of student loan debt in which I’ve immersed myself.

Anyway, I’m rambling. My point is, having spent so much time on Amazon searching for stoner related items, I’ve come to realize that Amazon is essentially a big-ass headshop. For instance, I had no idea they sold glass “tobacco” pipes, which are definitely not for smoking tobacco.

I’ll do a review on those later. But for now, in the spirit of keeping with the “Get away with smoking” theme, I’m gonna highlight a bunch of pipes that are meant to make it easier to smoke weed in places and situations where you probably shouldn’t be smoking weed.

Confederate flag waving in the dark evening

A Portrait of the Modern Confederate American: A Tragicomedy

1:37 PM on a humid Southern Saturday.

A stylized portrait of Robert E. Lee stares back at him as he flips open his MacBook Pro. Upon navigating to, he types “confedarate flag” into the search bar (his previous flag was ripped sheer off the pole during an especially intense mudding sesh the night prior).

Though he’s sad his trusty ol’ confederate flag has suffered an untimely demise, the prospect of buying a brand new one fills his heart will wondrous merriment.

A photo of the Kashtray

Stoner Essentials #5 – Best Ashtrays for the Weed-Friendly Household

Best Ashtrays for Weed Smokers

Let’s be real, smoking weed can be a messy affair.

One of the messiest parts of smoking weed is, of course, the whole ash aspect. Or “ashpect,” if you’re Sean Connery.

Before learning of the following products, I made quite a mess in my house by ashing into makeshift ashtrays over the years – including, but not limited to, beer cans, the top parts of scented candles, and little makeshift ghetto-ass tin foil junts I’ve resorted to making myself.

No bullshit, the box that my very first cell phone came in is, as we speak, (not very well) hidden in my old room at my parent’s house, overflowing with damn near a decade’s worth of old weed ash. I still use it whenever I visit. Every time I tell myself I’m going to take care of it. I never do.

I’m contrite to admit, there’ve even been times I’ve just kind off… tossed that junt behind the couch like a booger. I know, shame on me twice; once for doing that, and again for implying that throwing boogers around all willy-nilly is somehow okay.

Stoner Essentials #4 - Avoid Getting Caught Smoking Weed

Stoner Essentials #4 – Get Away with Smoking Weed Anywhere

Best Tools for Covering the Smell of Weed

It’s been nearly half a decade since James wrote about Smoking Weed at Home and College without getting caught or smelling up your entire house or dorm. So when he started writing these “Stoner Essentials,” it seemed appropriate to highlight some items that would go along with it.

And by “appropriate,” I mean, “bleedingly obvious.”

Either way, as he mentioned in the first article about smoking inside your house, there are essentially three products every weed smoker needs if they’re going to risk smoking in the same house as their parents or in their college dorm: Air freshener, scented candles, and a sploof.

Stoner Essentials 3 Scales

Stoner Essentials #3 – Best Scales for Weighing Weed

A nice digital scale is a must-have for any weed smoker. Most people think of scales as a product only pot dealers need, but even if you’re not in the business of selling weed, it’s wise to invest in a scale for a number of reasons.

The most obvious of which is the power to discern whether or not your weed dealer is shorting you. But other than that, a digital weed scale just comes in handy in a lot of situations. If you’ve ever gone in on a sack with one or more friends, you probably wished you had a pocket scale to split up the sack with accuracy. presents Stoner Essentials #2 - Best Storage Containers for Weed

Stoner Essentials #2 – Best Storage Containers to Keep Your Weed Fresh

Best Airtight Weed Storage Containers of 2015

In the last edition, I let my readers in on a little tip when it comes to buying weed paraphernalia:

The next category we’ll focus on is the best ways to store weed.

Anyone who smokes weed on a regular basis should have their own airtight storage container for their stash. No one likes stale, dry-ass weed.

Other than keeping weed fresh, there’s plenty of reasons a stoner should have a quality airtight container to store/transport their weed.