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Ever been taking a hit from your hand pipe or a joint and had molten ash fly into your mouth and down your lungs?  Yeah, that shit sucks.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  Enter screens.  What are smoke screens, you may be asking.  Smoke screens are either brass, stainless steel, aluminum, or glass that holds ash in place. Preventing ash from going into your mouth as you take a hit. They also help keep your pipe cleaner and less ash build up.  You could even benefit from using screens in your water pipe.  While using water in your smoking...

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You’ve probably seen or heard of percolator pipes. You might have wondered “why use a percolator?” or “what's the difference between a water pipe with a percolator and a regular glass water pipe?”  Percolators are built inside glass water pipes, bubblers, and dab rigs, but you can even buy percolator downstems to upgrade your existing glass water pipe. They make intake from smoking sessions much smoother by allowing more smoke to pass through water. As water passes through the pipe, smoke quickly cools and filters while making your hits taste better.z There are a lot of percolators to chose from. ...

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You’ve walked into your local smoke shop and if it’s like our Up-N-Smoke locations there’s a whole wall of rolling papers behind the counter just staring you down.  Even if you’re an experienced smoker that wall can be intimidating.  So many choices. We are here to help!  Let’s discuss the differences between the types of paper used in most rolling papers so that you can make the best decision for your smoking sesh. There are three main types of rolling papers: RICE PAPER Thinner than other rolling papers these are usually best for experienced smokers. Rice paper slowly burns and...

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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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