These days, many people can easily walk into a dispensary and buy a pre-rolled joint with a filter on the tip. The standard for what makes a “good joint” has raised quite a bit with state legalization and the increase in accessibility. So, how can you get up to today’s standards when rolling at home? The answer is to use a glass filter tip for your joints.
But what exactly is a glass joint tip? How do you use one? Do they require regular cleaning? Should you replace them often? Can you also use them for blunts? If you’re looking for the answers to these questions and more, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s the scoop on all you need to know about glass filter tips…
WHAT IS A GLASS FILTER TIP AND WHAT KINDS ARE THERE?
Glass joint tips are simply a small, cylindrical piece of glass blown to fit on the mouth end of a joint or blunt. They have many benefits for the regular joint smoker.
Ease of use
More convenient for sharing
Better smoking quality
Glass joint tips are clean and easy to use. They are especially beneficial when a joint starts getting down to the end. Typically, the joint will get very hot and starts to get covered in sticky resin that will get all over your fingers and lips as it burns you… Nobody wants that.
Many social smokers prefer to use a glass filter tip for ease of passing, as well. We’ve all had those moments of trying to pass off a joint as both people are fumbling to catch it as it falls to the floor. A glass tip can make passing the joint to your smoking buddies so much easier.
It would seem like a glass joint tip would be a pretty universally standard product. However, there are actually many different types. A new favorite for many smokers is a two-piece glass system for joints. This is a magnetic joint smoking system that can make smoking and sharing your joints so much easier. Smoking devices like Clixx are user favorites.
Glass joint tips also condense and cool the smoke. This can help to create a smoother hit that is easier to inhale. Smokers say this is one of the biggest benefits of using a glass filter tip aside from the ease of sharing. Joints can be harsh, and not everyone prefers the taste of rolling papers. This cool, slow smoking method can help to keep your joint burning more evenly, too. And remember, it will prevent burning your fingertips, lips, and mouth on your joint or blunt when it gets low.
HOW DO YOU USE A GLASS TIP FOR A JOINT?
Now to the next important question: just how do you use a glass filter tip? They are really pretty simple to use. All you have to do is slide your joint, blunt, pre-rolled cone, or even unfiltered cigarette into the glass tip.
If you’ve ever used or made your own single-use rolling tips, you know how time-consuming and difficult it can be to roll them into your joints or blunts. If you use a glass filter tip, then all you have to do is slide the joint right into it. This makes the whole rolling process so much easier and faster. The one important factor to consider is that you want a snug fit. Otherwise, you may not get the right amount of suction and may lose some smoke.
Another bonus with a glass joint tip is that you can roll them on the _inside_ of a wider and fatter joint or blunt. This has become a very popular method of use today, especially when smoking with a group. Remember, practice makes perfect. Once you roll a few times with your glass joint tip, it will be like second nature to you.
A glass joint tip should not have to be replaced if it is taken care of and maintained. And another added bonus is that cleaning a glass joint filter is a snap…