Tips & Tricks
1. Preparing your cannabis flower. Start with cannabis flower that has been fully ground to a slightly coarse and soft consistency. Smoking buds that have not been fully ground is possible, but it will produce an uneven smoking experience.
2. Loading the bowl. This step is worth mastering for the best smoking experience. A properly loaded bowl will burn more evenly and will allow the aromatic terpenes to be released most efficiently. Fill the bowl to the top loosely with your favorite cannabis flower and press it lightly until it compresses to half of the height of the bowl. Fill the bowl again to the top and compress a bit more, packing a little more firmly. Repeat until there is only a small space left at the top of the bowl.
Take a test draw. If air doesn’t flow freely through the cannabis, it is too tight.
3. Lighting. Taking SLOW and GENTLE puffs is the key to the best possible smoking experience. As you draw air through your PŬK, move the flame in a circular movement over the bowl. Like all pipes, if you puff too aggressively, you’ll miss out on the unique flavors of the terpenes, and instead, you will get a bitter burning sensation known as “tongue bite”.
4. Cleaning. Cleaning your PŬK couldn’t be easier. There is no need to disassemble your PŬK, but the top and bottom discs should be separated from each other.
Glass & Marble PŬKs. Submerge your PŬK in isopropyl alcohol for 2 minutes. Rinse under pretty warm water. Draw a pipe cleaner through the air holes, and wipe the rest of your PŬK down with a dry paper towel. Your PŬK should look like it did the day you bought it. If not, repeat the process.
Wood PŬKs. Scrape as much of the grime away as possible with a wood toothpick or similar item. Then with a dry or slightly moistened paper towel and pipe cleaner (with isopropyl alcohol), wipe down the dirty surfaces and run the pipe cleaner through the air holes.