One of the best things that we like about one-hitters is that you can use it even when you’re on the go or rushing on your task. Just scoop the herbs in your dugout, light it, and go. However, because of the convenience, we often neglect to tap out the ash properly after each use. The result is a blocked one-hitter that no longer functions as efficiently as before. We’ll teach you how to unclog a one-hitter so that you can use it again just like new.
Here are the necessary tools that you need to use to get that stubborn clog out of your one-hitter.
You’re going to need the wire to nudge or scrape out the resin. A flat screwdriver will also work well for scraping the resin out. Don’t use toothpicks or wooden Q-tip stems as they can break.
Soaking a wooden one-hitter should be done with caution. Don’t let it soak for a long time as it can absorb and expand. Nothing ruins a good smoking session like inhaling alcohol fumes. If you plan to soak your wooden one-hitter, make sure that it’s completely dry before you use it.
One of the advice we’ve seen on how to unclog one-hitter is boiling. We strongly suggest that you do this with caution. There’s no way of knowing what’s going to happen when you boil your one-hitter. Doing this with a glass blunt will increase your risk of breakage due to thermal shock.
All the more so if you have a wooden one-hitter. Wood can get waterlogged and expand due to heat. Also, some one-hitters have glass mouthpieces on them, making it dangerous to boil. Even if you have a one with metal parts as in the case of those with an eject system, boiling is still a no. The trapped moisture in the wood can cause the metal parts to rust, interfering with your one-hitter’s function.
Regular cleaning is always the best way to keep the resin from building up and clogging your pipe. Use your pipe cleaner to scrub out ash and resin after each use.
Practice tapping out and disposing of your ash after hitting. Don’t store your one-hitter in the dugout or jam it in your pocket immediately. Discarding ash while the pipe is still warm is the best way to prevent combusted residue from blocking your pipe.
Do you have a different technique for unclogging your one-hitter? Do share them with us in the comment section!