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Fumed glass is a style of glass that contains gold and silver within the glass.  People often call this type of glass "color changing".  The process to fume glass gives colorful patterns when gold and silver are applied.  The precious metals are heated up with a blow torch blowing the metal directly onto the pipe. The metal on the glass is put into the vapor stream and encased in another layer of glass. Gold tends to give pink and purple hues.  The pipe below has pink streaking throughout and as a result we know that some gold was used to get this...

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Happy accidents happen from time to time.  In 1886 Dr. John Stith Pemberton created a product that you’ve likely consumed.  A pharmacist and, coincidentally enough, a drug addict sought to create an alcoholic beverage that would help wean people off the drugs they consumed. Voila!  Coca-Cola was born.   What does this have to do with glass pipes?  Around 1990 Bob Snodgrass (pictured left), a fervent Dead Head, made a happy accident that changed the smoking world forever.  He was blowing glass and one hand, holding silver, got too close to the flame torch.  Voila!  Color changing glass was born and...

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We’re back again with another entry to our Smoke Shop Dictionary Series!  If you haven’t already, you may want to peruse Part 1 & 2.  Smoke culture has a lot of lingo that goes along with it, so it can be helpful to make sure everybody is on the same page. Here’s a fresh batch of smoke shop synonyms and vape vernacular for your educational pleasure:  Sesh - short for “session”, a sesh is a smoke break for herb-lovers Spoon Pipe - the prototypical glass hand pipe, shaped like an especially cartoonish eating utensil Taster - synonym for a one-hitter,...

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Vaporizers, What is? -

What is a Vaporizer?  How to Smoke Without Smoking Ah, the vaporizer.  Such a broad category, the term might conjure emotions of elation or frustration.  It’s a device that heats things hot enough to turn them into a gas, but not so hot that they burst into flames. Which begs the question, what exactly are we vaporizing?  And things get hairy. Technically, you could vaporize all sorts of things.  Water, alcohol, even ketchup. But when relatively normal people talk about vaporizing, they’re typically talking about either nicotine solutions called e-liquids, or herbs and herbal extracts.  We want all the benefits...

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nec·tar /ˈnektər/ a sugary fluid secreted by plants, especially within flowers col·lec·tor /kəˈlektər/ a person who collects things of a specified type, professionally or as a hobby nec·tar col·lec·tor /ˈnektər kəˈlektər/ a badass new dabbing apparatus for vaporizing the sugary fluids secreted by medicinal plants Alright, alright, I just made that last one up.  That said, if anyone wants to submit it to Merriam-Webster, I won’t be mad about it.   Hell, if Lil Wayne got bling bling in there, anybody can do it, right? Anyways… The nectar collector, also called a vertical dabber, honey straw, or dab straw, is one...

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