Best Weed Grinders of 2016
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. For real though, there’s more grinders in the warehouses of Amazon than gay men’s smartphones.
Anywho, 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. Continue reading “Stoner Essentials #8 – Best Weed Grinders Money Can Buy”
Best cleaning solutions for removing resin from glass bongs & pipes
One of the less pleasant aspects of using a bong or pipe to smoke weed is the inevitable buildup of nasty, sticky resin, which makes the piece harder to smoke and adulterates the taste of weed. Bottom line, resin is the bane of every weed smoker’s existence.
Experiencing the vast, wonderful world of glass pieces is my favorite part of being a stoner. Glass bongs and pipes are works of fine art, made all the more beautiful by virtue of their function.
The thing is, the more expensive and elaborate the bong, the harder it is to clean. Higher end bongs with intricate designs, while awesome, make for quite a daunting cleaning process. That is, of course, unless you have the proper tools at your disposal.
That’s where the following three cleaning solutions come in.
Sure, you could go with with the homemade salt + rubbing alcohol solution; and with some effort, you can certainly get your bong pretty damn clean with it. But if you ask me, it doesn’t make much sense to spend a poop load of money on an awesome bong only to skimp out on its maintenance costs. Especially when we’re only talking about an extra $15-20.
Full disclosure: I get a small commission from Amazon through their affiliate program when my readers purchase the products linked to in this review, or any of the products from the Stoner Essentials reviews. Having said that, I have used each of the following three products (and a handful of other similar brands) multiple times to clean my smoking devices, and chose these three for a reason: they work great.
Continue reading “Stoner Essentials #7 – Keep Your Glass Bongs & Pipes Squeaky Clean”
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. Continue reading “Stoner Essentials #6 – Smoke Weed Anywhere with these Inconspicuous Pipes”
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. Continue reading “Stoner Essentials #5 – Best Ashtrays for the Weed-Friendly Household”
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. Continue reading “Stoner Essentials #4 – Get Away with Smoking Weed Anywhere”
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. Continue reading “Stoner Essentials #3 – Best Scales for Weighing Weed”
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: Amazon.com.
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. Continue reading “Stoner Essentials #2 – Best Storage Containers to Keep Your Weed Fresh”
Best Weed Grinders for Smokers on a Budget
Most people don’t know this, but Amazon.com is a great place to get cheap weed-related paraphernalia. While they aren’t exactly an online headshop, they nevertheless have a lot of great products every weed smoker should have.
In this edition, I will highlight the best budget-friendly weed grinders available on Amazon.
Update (12/19/2015): Be sure to check out Stoner Essentials #8 – Best Weed Grinders Money Can Buy as well!
Weed grinders are a must have for any stoner. Besides the convenience of not having to use your fingers to manually break up your buds every time you go to smoke, they’re a great way to build up a reservoir of kief, which will get the whole block high as fuck.
Continue reading “Stoner Essentials #1 – Best Budget Weed Grinders of 2016”