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Why Shop at an Online Head Shop?

Why Shop at an Online Head Shop?

Awesome selection, fast shipping, 24/7 customer service, all available in your pajamas. Or whatever you're wearing; we don't even want...

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Downstems: Finding The Right Fit

Downstems: Finding The Right Fit

What is a downstem? A downstem is a long glass tube that extends from your pipe’s joint into the main...

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DIY Filtration Tips

DIY Filtration Tips

Filtration ain’t easy, but it’s necessary. Whether you’re a smoker gearhead or still new to the world of pipes, there’s...

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American Artist Series: High Tech Glassworks

American Artist Series: High Tech Glassworks

High Tech Glassworks captures the hearts and lungs of smokers alike with their fun and functional glass. High Tech Glassworks is...

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Glassblowing Techniques: Encalmo

Glassblowing Techniques: Encalmo

Encalmo - What is It, and How Does it Work?  Encalmo (classically known as Incalmo) is a Venetian glass blowing...

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

The Hand 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 to...

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American Artist Series: Three Monkey Designs

American Artist Series: Three Monkey Designs

Three Monkey Designs keeps your smoke cool to keep you cool. Based out of Corona, California, Three Monkey Designs specializes in...

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

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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

Feel the power of your full potential.  Some dabbers think of carb caps as a secondary accessory, but that couldn’t...

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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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UV Reactive Glass: Get in the Know about the Glow

UV Reactive Glass: Get in the Know about the Glow

Light up the night. 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)

Behind the mind and inside the art of Nick Eggert's Glassical Creations. Glassical Creations is a one man team featuring...

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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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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

There’s never been a better time to be a Roll Your Own (RYO) enthusiast than today. There are more brands,...

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Function Guides: The Turbine Perc

Function Guides: The Turbine Perc

Harness the Maelstrom with a Turbine Perc! Turbine percs are also known as Cyclone percs or Vortex percs. They are...

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The Multifunctional Medtainer & Why You Should Scoop One

The Multifunctional Medtainer & Why You Should Scoop One

Medtainer is the world’s first patented all-in-one smell proof storage container and grinder. It should come as no surprise that...

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What to Know About the Health Stone

What to Know About the Health Stone

The smoking industry has been making efforts to find healthy alternatives for smoking both flowers and concentrates. These efforts have...

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How to Use The DipStick (Dip Devices Dipper)

How to Use The DipStick (Dip Devices Dipper)

Stick it where the sun don't shine! The DipStick is a phenomenal concentrate vaporizer brought to you by the experts...

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Why Choose a Bubbler?

Why Choose a Bubbler?

Water-cooled hits on the go? YES YOU CAN The portability and straightforward nature of hand pipes make them a standard...

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How to Use the EYCE Ice Mold Water Pipe

How to Use the EYCE Ice Mold Water Pipe

It’s been known for a while that colder air condenses smoke. This was one of the reasons people like to...

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710 Series: Dabstation Essentials

710 Series: Dabstation Essentials

Dabstation (noun) — 1: a place where a dabber dabs. It's important to have all of your essentials at your...

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How to Season Your Quartz and Titanium Nails

How to Season Your Quartz and Titanium Nails

'Tis the season to ready your dab nail!  From low-temp dabs to carb caps, dabbers go through many steps to...

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Dabbers Etiquette

Dabbers Etiquette

Get Concentrated Dabbing is a more involved process than simply smoking a bong with flower. Until recently, dab-culture has been pretty niched...

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710 Series: How To Slab Out

710 Series: How To Slab Out

With 710 around the corner, it’s time to get out your dab rigs and talk concentrates, yo! Concentrates are a...

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Vaporizer Guide: Conduction vs. Convection

Vaporizer Guide: Conduction vs. Convection

Conduction vs. Convection is a recurring debate within the smoking industry. No, we’re not talking about cooking a turkey—we’re talking...

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Swiss Perc: A Whole Lotta Holes

Swiss Perc: A Whole Lotta Holes

What is a Swiss Perc? Named after its resemblance to the delicious cheese, the Swiss Perc delivers one-of-a-kind natural filtration....

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American Artist: Empire Glassworks Part II

American Artist: Empire Glassworks Part II

What’s up, Smokers! On Tuesday we posted the first half of our interview with Empire Glassworks’ lead lampworker Phillip Vuong....

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American Artist: Empire Glassworks

American Artist: Empire Glassworks

Phillip Vuong's Empire  Founded in 2013, Empire Glassworks is a team of glassblowers located in southern California. Assembled by Phillip...

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Fumed Glass and Snodgrass

Fumed Glass and Snodgrass

How’s it going, glassheads? Today we’re talking about fuming—a unique glassblowing technique that instills an iridescent and reflective quality into...

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Bangers, Buckets, and Caps, Oh My!

Bangers, Buckets, and Caps, Oh My!

Dabba doooos...and Don'ts Does your new dab rig need a banger, bucket or cap? Of quartz it does! Today we’re...

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What is an Ash Catcher?

What is an Ash Catcher?

Ash Catchers: Gotta Catch it All  An ash catcher is an accessory designed to be easily added to (or removed...

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Insider's Guide To Incyclers

Insider's Guide To Incyclers

What is an Incycler? Incyclers (short for internal recycler) are a popular water pipe of choice amongst smokers and dabbers...

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Why Buy American Made Glass?

Why Buy American Made Glass?

American vs. Chinese Made Glass American made bongs or Chinese? You can find many arguments on the Internet discussing the...

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American Artist: Phoenician Engineering

American Artist: Phoenician Engineering

A Promise of the American Southwest Phoenician Engineering is a company dedicated to the production of grinders.  Located in Mesa,...

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4 Common Colors Of Borosilicate Glass

4 Common Colors Of Borosilicate Glass

Blue Cheese When choosing the right color for your water pipe, the bold, vibrant, satisfying tone of Blue Cheese glass...

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American Glassblower: Purr Glass

American Glassblower: Purr Glass

Purr Glass is one of our favorite vendors from out west in California.  Initially known for their scientific hammer bubblers,...

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What To Know About Silicone

What To Know About Silicone

Silicone was originally created as an insulator Silicone was first created by chemists working for Corning Glass and General Electric....

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5 Incredible But Rare Percolators

5 Incredible But Rare Percolators

Sometimes finding the right percolator for you can be tricky, we should know. Along with hundreds of different bongs, there...

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Investing in a Recycler

Investing in a Recycler

What is a recycler? A recycler is a common type of concentrate water pipe. These wax rigs essentially have one...

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The Science Behind American Helix

The Science Behind American Helix

What is American Helix? American Helix is a brand of innovative pipemakers that explicitly design their pipes and adapters to...

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