Learn How to Smoke Marijuana Using a Hemp Wick
You may consider yourself a pro when it comes to buying bud, storing your bud, and smoking your bud, but don’t pat yourself on the back just yet, you’ve still much to learn, grasshopper. Based on the feedback we’ve received, we decided it would be best to spend some time getting back to the basics and discussing some of the frequently asked questions that we get in terms of how to smoke marijuana using hemp wick.
What to Look for in a Hemp Wick?
Your hemp wick should always come from a verifiable hemp source. We here at Twisted Bee pride ourselves in ensuring that the hemp fibers we source for our wick has a completely natural and organic lineage. This may seem like an easy task, but if you spend some time digging into hemp wick options, you’ll quickly find that they’re not all created equally. We searched high and low before finding a European-based atelier who provides us with the purest, locally grown hemp fibers that we could get our hands on. If you don’t subscribe to the concept that hemp source makes a difference, we challenge you to test our hemp wick against whatever you’re currently using (we will even send you a free sample!) [Insert link for free sample request].
Once you’ve found an organic hemp wick that works for you (or you’ve simply fallen in love with Twisted Bee’s hemp wick), the next thing you’ll want to make sure of is that your wick has a nice, even coating of natural beeswax. All of our hemp wicks are evenly coated with a thin layer of beeswax, which makes the wick burn smoother and more slowly. This allows the user more control over their flame.
Thick or Standard?
The next decision you’ll have to make is choosing between thick or standard style wick. Each of these options bring advantages to the table depending on how you will be using it. For example, standard hemp wick, which is typically about 1mm thick, is often the top choice for indoor smoking activities. This is due to the smaller, more controllable flame that it produces. This style is also perfect for hemp wick holders because of its malleability.
On the other hand, thick hemp wick brings to the table, its own special set of skills. This style, which is typically around double the thickness (2mm), seems to be the go-to option for toking up outdoors. The larger flame produced by this hemp wick is an excellent option for those with massive bowls, where a big boy flame is acceptable. Additionally, the larger flame means you run less of a risk that a brisk breeze will leave you frustrated because your wick constantly extinguishes itself. This is a decision that ultimately boils down to personal preference.
Work Those Corners!
So you’ve decided on the style of hemp wick that you’re going to use, but there’s still a technique to this…c’mon, how many times has simply slamming a flame into a bowl worked for you before? Of course there is a technique! Don’t worry though, you’ll have it down pat in the same amount of time you spend reading this section.
We find that most users like to keep a candle near their smoke spot. In this situation, a candle provides a couple of uses. First and foremost, it is going to help offset some of the aroma from your bud, but more importantly in the case of hemp wick, it provides a convenient and quick way to use your wick.
That’s because if you’re smoking anything other than a joint or blunt, you’re likely going to take multiple hits during your session. Now obviously you don’t want to just leave your hemp wick burning while you’re off in the corner coughing and this is where the candle comes into play. A lit candle provides a quick means of re-lighting your hemp wick when you’re ready for your next hit.
Now, let’s talk about the art of cornering. Cornering is a technique where you place the flame at the edge of the bowl instead of directly on top of the flower. As you continue to smoke your bowl, you will continue to work the flame around the edge of your bowl, essentially outlining the edges of your packed flower. Typically, by the time you have completed the circle, the inner-most section of the bowl will have joined the party as well.
This technique serves a few purposes. First, it is considered proper weed etiquette. Gone are the days of the person who packs the bowl getting all of the greens. With cornering, everyone sharing the bowl can get in on the freshness. Secondly, it provides a more controlled and slower burn for your bud since you aren’t blasting it with a flame right in the center…and who doesn’t want their weed to last longer?
Alright…I’m Stoned. What do I do With This Hemp Wick Now?
Congrats on using your hemp wick! Wasn’t that hard, now was it? Things are pretty simple from this point. Once you’re nice and glassy-eyed, you can simply blow out your hemp wick, but purists seem to prefer “snuffing” their wick. This is the act of eliminating oxygen, so the flame dies out naturally. Depending on how your hemp wick is stored, this may be as easy as putting the lid on your hemp wick container (one popular hemp wick storage method is using a glass mason jar with a small hole in the lid to feed the wick through). Regardless, there’s no wrong way to put your hemp wick’s flame out once your session is complete.
Still on the Fence? We Bet a Free Sample Will Convert You
If you’ve not tried hemp wick, then you’re really doing your weed and yourself a disservice. Hemp wick changes the entire experience in terms of the cannabinoids you inhale and can take you from a harsh, burnt flavor to a smoother, better tasting interaction. We get it though…you may not be convinced…yet. We’re so confident that our hemp wick will revolutionize your relationship with cannabis that we’re willing to send anyone a free sample. No shipping fee, no credit card info, completely free! Give it a shot, what do you have to lose? [Insert link for free sample request]
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