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How to Make an Apple Pipe: Step-By-Step Guide (With Pictures!)

Sheldon Sommer

by Sheldon Sommer

April 18, 2024 08:00 am ET Estimated Read Time: 3 Minutes
Fact checked by Kymberly Drapcho
How to Make an Apple Pipe: Step-By-Step Guide (With Pictures!)

An apple pipe is a homemade smoking instrument fashioned from an apple that is typically used for smoking cannabis. Although at first, it may seem unusual, smoking from an apple can be a convenient, discreet, and low-maintenance option. Apples are easy to find and easy to dispose of, so an apple pipe can be useful if you do not have a pipe or rolling papers available or if you just want to reduce the hassle of cleanup. Plus, apple smoking devices can enhance your smoking experience by infusing the smoke with a subtle fruity flavor. Here’s how to get started on trying out your own handcrafted apple pipe!

How to Make an Apple Pipe: Step-By-Step Guide (With Pictures!)


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1. Gather Supplies

apple pipe supplies

You will need:

  • One apple
  • A screwdriver, pencil, or hollowed-out pen – just something sharp
  • A toothpick
  • Cannabis flower
  • A lighter

2. Remove the Stem

remove the stem

First, twist and pluck out the apple stem all the way to the base. The top of the apple will serve as a natural bowl to pack your ground cannabis flower in when you finish the pipe.

3. Make a hole across the apple

apple pipe

Using your sharp tool (screwdriver, pencil, or pen with ink removed), drive a hole crosswise through the center of the apple. With one end acting as the mouthpiece and the other as the carb, this hole will serve as the main channel for smoke to flow through.

5. Test airflow

how to make an apple pipe

Choose which hole will be your mouthpiece for the pipe. Then, breathe into the mouthpiece and feel whether air is pulling through the holes in the top of the apple. If air is not passing through, you may need to enlarge the holes or poke more holes in the bowl

6. Smoking your apple pipe

smoke an apple pipe

Now that you have crafted your smoking device, it is time to smoke from it! Pack your cannabis flowers into the depression at the top of the apple, where you poked your small toothpick holes. Then, light the cannabis flower on top while inhaling through the mouthpiece on the side with one finger over the carb. When you are finished with your smoke session, simply discard the apple into the trash or compost. Note: Eating the apple is not recommended.

>> Learn more about packing the perfect cannabis bowl with our easy guide.

Wasn’t that easy? Crafting a pipe out of an apple is not only a fun DIY project, but it is also an environmentally conscious way to smoke using biodegradable materials. Now, you can turn a common tasty fruit into a smoking device that is flavorful, eco-friendly, and quick to clean up. Whether you’re an experienced smoker looking for a new trick or a novice looking for an easy starter pipe, the apple pipe offers a novel and natural alternative for those seeking a unique smoking experience. 

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