The good ol’ apple pipe has stood the test of time. Apples have been the go-to fruit for diy smokers for decades. The traditional method for making an apple pipe uses an entire apple. This method works, but they tend to be bulky and awkward to smoke. We have a better method. This method is more ergonomic. Plus, you’re left with a few apples slices for a heathy snack to satisfy your munchies. Below is our step-by-step instructions for a better apple pipe.
- paper towel
*If you’re missing any of these items just get creative.
Step 1. Wash your hands and an apple.
Step 2. Cut away one side of the apple. Make sure you don’t cut into the core.
Step 3. Cut the apple down both sides.
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Step 4. Cut the end off to make a mouthpiece
Step 5. Use a knife to carve a bowl. It helps to smooth it out with your finger at the end.
Step 6. Use a skewer (or screwdriver, or straighten out a hanger, or whatever) to make a hole through the apple slice. Be careful to line it up properly. It should connect at the bottom of the bowl.
Step 7: You may want to dry out the bowl with a paper towel (or napkin, or your shirt, or whatever) before you pack it. The keeps your bud from getting too wet. Any additional moisture usually dries up from the heat. Some people use tin foil (or sockets, or whatever), but I would advise against that. Just keep it all natural.
That’s it!! Pack it and enjoy. This method is great because you can cut up the rest of the apple, and have a snack while you smoke. When you’re done smoking you can toss your pipe directly in the compost pile (or woods, or whatever). These are typically good for a few smoke sessions. It will last longer if you put it in the refrigerator between smoke sessions.
Awsome. I am 57 yo f who just started smoking herbs to help pain and this is by far the best. especially for very smal bowls. Thanks
I’m so glad you found it helpful. Thanks for stopping by.
I’m confused. What about the second hole that goes on the side?
Great question! A bowl only needs a carb if it has a chamber. Your typical glass spoon has a carb in order to clear out all the smoke left in the pipe. This pipe doesn’t have a chamber so you don’t have to put a carb on it. In a sense, its the same idea as a wooden tobacco pipe. I hope this helps. Thanks for stopping by!
Thats the carb, its not always necessary. But if you want, be creative and add it here
Always wanted to try a apple pipe but didn’t know how to make one. This is so easy. Thanks. Next time we go to swag we will remember to take a good ol apple or two with us lol.
Awesome! Let me know how it work for you.
Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed it!
this worked perfectly
Awesome! I’m so glad you like it.
This is so cool! I am going to try it now. Broken pipe and didn’t know what to do. Thanks!
Awesome! Let me know how it works out for you.
The apple adds flavor to the bud, and it hits just as well as a glass piece. Thank you for posting this!
I’m so glad you like it. Thanks for checking out the blog and joining the discussion 🙂
I don’t have any apples so i’m going to try this with a potato lol they have the same inside texture so i hope it works as well! thanks for the how-to 🙂
lol. Let me know how that turns out 🙂
Sweet, I would feel rather guilty wasting the whole apple for a bowl =).
That’s how I always felt. Plus, the traditional way is just so awkward to hold.
I just made and used one of these, they’re fantastic! Thanks for teaching me how to make an apple pipe! These are way less wasteful than other apple pipes.
Awesome! I’m glad it worked out for you 🙂
My pot cane in whole dried flowers! But broken up. I’m a newby. My son says he can come break it up and desead etc… for me. With this way, can I just throw a whole dried flower in the bowl& light it?
I would definitely pick out the seeds. They’ll actually explode under heat.
Can’t wait to use this! Going to use a pen shaft for less heat, what about the ash? Wouldn’t I be sucking it and it hitting my throat?
As long as you don’t widen the hole through the shaft then you should be okay. Every now and then a piece will suck through, but I’ll take it over using aluminum or another metal as a screen 🙂
This worked great and wasn’t harsh to smoke at all.
I live in holland so we ussually smoke in skins with Tobacco or in blunt wraps but the apple pipe is my fav. i dont know why but it’s just awesome! and this tutorial is one i’ve never seen before, it’s really good tried it last week. thumbs up!
Awesome. Glad you gave it a shot and enjoyed it. Cheers!
I don’t quite understand what you mean when it says it should connect at the bottom of the bowl. Should a hole be seen in the middle?
I mean that you want the stem to poke through at the very bottom of the bowl. If the hole connects towards the middle of the bowl then any herb at the bottom won’t smoke very well. I hope that helps. I should make a diagram – it would be much easier to understand that way.
Could I put a socket or extension in the bowl on the apple slice to smoke more bud?
Sure, that would work. I personally don’t like to smoke out of metal bowls, but it would certainly get the job done.
Hi im new but where do i actually light it up?
Put the flame directly to the herb, and inhale from the mouthpiece. Hope you enjoy your apple pipe.
I love this post! I am going to start following this website now
Thank you so much! 🙂
Hey! Thanks. It’s been a number of years since I’ve used an apple pipe. I had always used the entire apple, but googled it as a refresher to be sure. When I saw this, I chose it. Nicely done.
Thanks! Glad you like it. I used the whole apple for a really long time, but then decided there has to be a better way.
Hey I just wanted to say thanks for the info.Hell I’ve been smoking since 1981used many Apple’s over the years but it was always the whole Apple fantastic job eat the rest amazing lol
Awesome, so glad you enjoyed the article. Cheers!
Thanks for this fun and delicious sounding way to make a pipe. I will try this afternoon.
Came to your site for honey recipe, and am trying to work out math ratios of C to Honey. H:C seems to be 8:1 but not great at figuring. An afternoon project learning math while the rainstorm plays.
Research Question: How much honey to 3.5 grams of cannabis?
3.5×8 =28grams. This is one oz of honey. Seems like too much bud to honey when I look.
Maybe I will make tincture instead. Lol
I’ve never made THC Honey but it’s sounds delicious. I’ll look into it some more. Thanks for sharing! You rock 🙂
I just realized I have to do a conversion from dry to liquid oz. May just reduce a recipe online. Lol.
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Hi – thanks, I am 49 years old, am trying to smoke marijiana as I have cancer (terminal) and is fantastic for pain!! gosh it is like a light switch, and now I also have some “dead” cancer cells in my tumours and this is the only thing I have been doing differently since my last lot of chemo. (thanks to my son for telling me to give it a go)!! But sorry everyone, I hate the taste, so hoping this might be an option for me to try. I am also chopping up some buds and eating it on my toast with butter……not sure if this will help but have to give everything a go. Thanks again
I’m glad your finding some relief. You have all of my best wishes. As far as taste – most poeple love it or hate it – there’s little in between. Here’s a few options to alter the taste. First, you may want to try a vape. It’s going to have a slightly different and more subtle flavor. Secondly, you may want to try flavor drops. Here’s a popular company that sells the drops: https://tastypuff.com/product-category/tasty-puff-flavor-drops/
I hope this helps! If you have any other questions just let me know. Cheers 🙂
How do you light it up?
The same as any other bowl. Just spark it with a lighter 🙂
I really appreciate this as you don’t have to just smoke from a whole apple and toss it. This is the true way to make an apple pipe and I find it awesomeee. Thanks.
I was just gonna use a tin can, but after reading your article on cans I think this is a much better option. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, on vacation left pipe at home and had to find another way, I’m gunna try this
tried it, not bad . just be careful not to inhale some part of the material you are smoking , that can be dangerous (because there is not filter / sifter / cleaner / grid / whatever ) …
Could I just eat the pipe? And more importantly, What are some other fruits you can use?
I’m confused on what you mean by “it should connect at the bottom of the bowl” would you mind elaborating on that for me? Like should there be a hole at all?
Doing this right here and now it works
A carrot works well. It’s firmer than apple and not as wet.