Knowledge Base

Educate yourself on glassblowing, vaporizers, and more with our knowledge base resources.




Why Shop at an Online Headshop

Why Shop at an Online Headshop

That's a good question that we often get asked from our customers.   And there are definitely differences between shopping...

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American Artist Series: High Tech Glassworks

American Artist Series: High Tech Glassworks

High Tech Glassworks is an excellent scientific glass company out of Van Nuys, California. They’ve been a force in the...

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Glassblowing Techniques: Encalmo

Glassblowing Techniques: Encalmo

Encalmo (classically known as Incalmo) is a Venetian glass blowing technique that involves fusing different glass sections. Encalmo pieces are...

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American Artist Series: Nexus Glass

American Artist Series: Nexus Glass

Nexus Glass is a scientific glass company located in Los Angeles. Since 2014, they’ve developed a solid reputation for creating...

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The Hands Behind The Flame: How a Hand Pipe is Crafted

The Hands Behind The Flame: How a Hand Pipe is Crafted

The American glass industry is huge. There are thousands of glass artists around the country, forging everything from streamlined spoons...

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American Artist Series: Three Monkey Designs

American Artist Series: Three Monkey Designs

Three Monkey Designs are an awesome scientific glass company out of Corona, California. They specialize in creating functional water pipes...

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The Faberge Egg: The Holy Grail of Dab Rigs

The Faberge Egg: The Holy Grail of Dab Rigs

Fabulous Function from the Fab Egg The Faberge Egg (also known as fab eggs) has quickly become the holy grail...

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Loading your Concentrate Vaporizer Pen: An Infographic

Loading your Concentrate Vaporizer Pen: An Infographic

Concentrate pens can be tricky! With so many on the market, it's hard to figure out exactly where you're supposed...

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Terpenes & Terpenoids

Terpenes & Terpenoids

  So, what are "Terps?" Terpenes and terpenoids are the new obsession of the smoking industry. You’ll often hear dabbers...

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What's New with Grav Labs

What's New with Grav Labs

Functional Glass, Reasonably Priced Grav Labs has been a staple in the scientific glass industry since 2004. They’ve remained on...

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Get Down with Drop Downs

Get Down with Drop Downs

A Multifunctional Dabbing Accessory Drop Downs are accessories typically used with dab rigs. These accessories enable dabbers to easily convert...

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The Benefits of Using a Carb Cap

The Benefits of Using a Carb Cap

Don’t underestimate the power of the carb cap Some dabbers think of carb caps as a secondary accessory, but that...

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American Artist Series: Health Stone Glass

American Artist Series: Health Stone Glass

The original vapor stone Health Stone Glass is the brainchild of entrepreneur and concentrate-connoisseur Chad Soren. Since 2009, Health Stone...

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Torches and Lighters: What to Consider

Torches and Lighters: What to Consider

Torches and lighters are to smokers like a hammer is to a carpenter— you’d be hard-pressed to find a smoker...

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In the Know on the Glow: UV Reactive Glass

In the Know on the Glow: UV Reactive Glass

A Very Brief History: Long before dab rigs and heady bongs, UV glass was popular in American household items such...

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Phoenician Engineering: A Fresh Take on Grinders

Phoenician Engineering: A Fresh Take on Grinders

Phoenician Engineering sources the highest quality components to create an excellent product and experience. Located in Mesa, Arizona, Phoenician Engineering...

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American Artist Series: Nick Eggert (Glassical Creations)

American Artist Series: Nick Eggert (Glassical Creations)

A look inside the mind of a glass artist. Glassical Creations is a one man team featuring Nick Eggert. Previously...

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A Detailed Look at the Herbalizer

A Detailed Look at the Herbalizer

The Herbalizer is the best vaporizer on the market. Seriously, nothing comes close. The Herbalizer is insanely versatile— it works...

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Choosing the Right Sized Dab Rig: Size Matters

Choosing the Right Sized Dab Rig: Size Matters

Bigger isn’t always better. Prior to 2009, concentrates were niched to heavy hitters on the west coast and in British...

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American Artist Series: Aaron Galloway of Burner Glassworks

American Artist Series: Aaron Galloway of Burner Glassworks

An interview with an east coast glass expert. We are huge fans of Burner Glassworks here at Smoke Cartel. Burner...

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What to Know About the Donuts and Galaxy Pens by KandyPens

What to Know About the Donuts and Galaxy Pens by KandyPens

KandyPens produces high quality portable vaporizers. KandyPens create products for both concentrates and flowers, but their concentrate vaporizers have received significant attention...

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American Artist: Pulse Glass

American Artist: Pulse Glass

The Platinum Standard Rooted in LA, Pulse glass has been a staple in the glass industry since 2012. The Pulse...

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Pulse Percolators: Maintaining the Platinum Standard

Pulse Percolators: Maintaining the Platinum Standard

The Platinum Standard Pulse Glass has been a powerhouse within the industry since 2012. Located in LA, Pulse has developed...

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The Ultimate Guide to Rolling Papers

The Ultimate Guide to Rolling Papers

Summer is the perfect season for rolling up. Nothing beats enjoying mother nature while smoking a doobie with friends! In...

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