Handcrafted by Chameleon Glass in the USA, Glenn's Briar Glass Pipe, also referred to as Aragorn's Pipe, has been specifically designed for use with bubble hash and other semi solid materials. This style of pipe is an updated version of the original hot knife style vaporizers, making use of a heated stick that causes the material to vaporize.
This set consists of a Glass Pipe (made in the USA) with vent holes around the top of the pipe and a Quartz Glass Hot Stick (made in China). The airflow holes have been set into the top of the bowl so that you can effectively push and rotate the hot stick into the contents of the bowl, without blocking the airflow.
Simply load a little of your material into the bottom of the bowl, then heat the ball of the hot stick with a small torch lighter for around 10 seconds (this depends on the power of your torch/lighter). After heating, you can push, lift and rotate the hot stick in the material, as you lift vapor will escape around the sides. Inhaling gently as you do this pulls the vapor through the pipe and into your lungs. Ensure you do lift and rotate the hot stick or you will trap the hot vapor in the material, instead of it being able to flow up and into the airflow holes! To clear the Pipe there release rush/carb hole on the side (also, cover this hole while inhaling or you'll just inhale fresh air!).
These make for a different vaporizing experience from other designs and there is a small learning curve in terms of finding your sweet spot for heating the stick and correcting the method. When used effectively they are capable of producing huge, flavoursome clouds and fairly fast extractions. Generally only one heat cycle is required for vaporization. When the material is spent you can scrape it out of the bowl with the handle end of the stick, wipe if required, then reload.
To take the guesswork out of it, the Hot Stick temperature can be measured with a device such as the Terpometer IR, ensuring it's heated to the correct temperature. However after a few heating cycles it's fairly easy to just count in your head and repeat the experience with relative accuracy so this isn't by any means a required addition, just a helpful tool!
- Glenn's Briar Glass Pipe (Made in the USA)
- Quartz Hot Stick (Made in China)
"The Glenns Briar Glass Pipe is a hash lover’s dream come true. Handcrafted in the USA, this pipe features a unique bowl selection that eliminates the bottom hole and incorporates vents near the rim for an unparalleled smoking experience. Equipped with a quartz hot stick, this exceptional piece is designed to enhance the enjoyment of bubble hash.
The Glenns Briar Glass Pipe is a hash lovers’ favorite for a very good reason. This exceptional pipe, handcrafted in the USA. Unlike traditional bowls, this one eliminates the bottom hole and incorporates vents near the rim, allowing for an unparalleled hash smoking experience. Equipped with a quartz hot stick, simply place a chunk in the bowl, heat the ball end of the hot stick, and gently push it into the chunk, causing it to melt and vaporize. The cleverly positioned vent holes ensure that no vapors escape the bowl, delivering maximum flavor and potency.
Chameleon, known for their innovative vented glass pipes since 2006, offers this exceptional piece designed to enhance the enjoyment of bubble hash, a solvent-free concentrate renowned for its pure and robust effects. With its convenient length and shape, Glenns Briar Glass Pipe is a perfect travel companion, providing smooth hits and excellent cooling action."
This is a great pipe and very unique. Takes a few times to get dialled in but once you get the hang of it the thing really rips. Have tried with static, fresh frozen, bubble and isolator and all work really well, and you can pick up the terpenes a lot better than smoking or even other vapes. The holes at the top means that you never get any solid material coming through the pipe, which is just a really clever idea, and feels really clean.
Smoking this pipe did make me think of an idea for a new product, how about a battery powered, temperature adjustable quartz hot stick? No idea how this could be achieved but it would certainly level up the game!
Thanks for the review, I'm very pleased you're enjoying this product! And Snap! This was also an idea I have had an brought it to a manufacturer but due to the ceramic manufacture MOQ requirements and these not being particularly common products I simply couldn't afford to bring this idea to market... Maybe one day though! - Matt