Help Kief-er get his smoke on
October 18, 2012 9:01 AM   Subscribe

I'm a moderate pot smoker to help with my insomnia and back pains. My local medical marijuana dispensary is selling stellar kief at great prices (less costly than pot, even.) I love to 'snowcap' my bowl of herb with kief, but lately I'm thinking maybe I should skip the herb and just burn the trichomes. My current glass pot pipe isn't going to do the trick - what's the best pipe these days for kief? Anyone switched from herb to just kief? Experiences? Drawbacks?
posted by porn in the woods to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I too enjoy a good kief smoke.
They make glass pipes which resemble bongs yet have a key difference. They are made for extractions. As such, these pipes have a metal clip with a small plate above a wide opening for the water pipe. These are pretty neat for hash and to be honest kief for all intensive purposes is just non pressed hash. The metal plate is heated with a torch lighter and rises into the top opening. Price wise they seem to be a bit more expensive than ones traditional bong ($75-150).
Even cheaper, get a "crack pipe". Drop the kief in the small hole,heat glass and enjoy. They can be a pain to clean but are cheap enough (~$7) to just buy new ones. Be careful because the thin class heats up very quickly and its easy to burn yourself on accident.
posted by handbanana at 9:15 AM on October 18, 2012

A vaporizer sounds like the ticket to me.
posted by masters2010 at 9:35 AM on October 18, 2012 [5 favorites]

handbanana, that's a great idea - next time I'm at a bodega on the seedier side of town I'll pick up a crack pipe! As a bonus, if I ever decide it's time for me to try crack, I'll have the gear.
posted by porn in the woods at 9:45 AM on October 18, 2012 [5 favorites]

Glad my toking skills can be put to good use! A vap isnt a terrible idea either, yet quality vaps demand high prices.
posted by handbanana at 10:23 AM on October 18, 2012

An old-school hash pipe would probably also work.
posted by snuffleupagus at 10:28 AM on October 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

I just smoke it out of my little metal regular bowl pipe. With a pre-resinated screen the kief doesn't fall through the holes or anything.

Alternatively, you can get your self a pollen press that compresses the kief into hash. Or put it in wax paper and iron it on low until it melds.

And yeah, kief is hash. Since you've live in a magical dispensary state you could just get some hash.
posted by TheRedArmy at 11:09 AM on October 18, 2012

Baking is a great option. Be careful with dosages though!
posted by Strass at 11:12 AM on October 18, 2012

And yeah, kief is hash. Since you've live in a magical dispensary state you could just get some hash.

The dispensaries in my area don't offer hash, as there are unresolved legal issues with concentrated cannabis even in a medical mj state. Kief, though, is A-OK. Brownies, cookies and tinctures are available too but edibles never did much for me.

I might try picking up some screens for my glass pot pipe (currently, I'm dropping a little bit of herb at the bottom of the bowl and giving it a healthy snowcap of kief.) Between this and my forthcoming crack pipe, I should be squared away nicely.
posted by porn in the woods at 11:23 AM on October 18, 2012

You can make a DIY kief press from a mechanical pencil, or even just a pencil and some paper. Then you can turn out convenient little kiefpucks which can be smoked in a standard pipe.
posted by vorfeed at 11:50 AM on October 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

Update: Kief press works great. Also, I picked up a crack pipe which is working out really well!

Only drawback - I just lost my job due to a debilitating addiction to rock cocaine, but that's one for another AskMe. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #YOLO
posted by porn in the woods at 8:21 AM on October 19, 2012 [3 favorites]

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