710 Pipes Blog

New Dry Herb Vaporizer? Here’s How to Use It

There’s no shortage of dry herb vaporizers on the market today. If you stop by our Denver or Northglenn head shop locations, or browse our online smoke shop‘s selection, you’ll find top-quality models from Pax, Storz and Bickel, Dr. Dabber and other leading brands. With such a wide range of vaporizers available for sale, you can easily find the perfect option for your unique preferences on size, shape, heat settings and more. While the selection of dry herb vaporizers is extensive, most devices are strikingly similar in the way they function. If you’re new to the smoke shop scene – or just to this method of consuming your favorite herb – follow these steps to properly load and enjoy your dry herb vaporizer.

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Five Great Ways to Clean Your Grinder

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There are so many reasons for herb smokers to love grinders. As our smoke shop team outlined in an earlier guide to grinders, a quality grinder can keep you from wasting your time, money and flower. However, a dirty grinder doesn’t do you many favors. Whether you’re a wake-and-bake stoner or purely a social smoker, your grinder can become dirty and clogged in the blink of an eye, and their one-of-a-kind form can make them unusually tricky to clean. Thankfully, our online smoke shop team has put together a few tips on the best ways to clean your grinder, so you can get back to your smoking session sooner with a clog-free grinder and an equally clear head.

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Four Big Differences Between Bongs and Dab Rigs

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PICTURED: 10mm Heady Glass Dab Rig by Liquid Glass Arts at 710 Pipes Smoke Shop

Anyone who has stopped by our Northglenn or Denver smoke shops knows that we stock thousands of heady glass pieces – including hundreds of locally-made bongs and dab rigs. Still, many smoke shop visitors may still be wondering – what’s the difference between the two? Before making your next purchase, review these four key factors separating bongs from dab rigs to determine which type of smoking device is best suited to your preferences.

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Four Ways to Keep Your Bongs from Breaking

Little can compare to the undying love a smoker has for their favorite bong. Some stay loyal to the very first piece they purchase, enjoying the rush of memories bubbling up with every hit. Others give their heart to their top-shelf piece, won over by its impressive impact, unusually smooth hits, or intricate design. Regardless, we’ll all do whatever we can to extend the years we share with our favorite pieces and to keep them safe from harm. Water pipes and other heady glass smoking devices can unfortunately be damaged quite easily, or even shattered beyond repair, from a single fall to the floor. How can we keep our favorite bongs – and our stoner hearts – from breaking? The following four practices can go a long way toward keeping water pipes safe from harm.

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Five Common Myths About Online Smoke Shops

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Last year, 710 Pipes launched our online smoke shop, making hundreds of our best products available for online purchase to adult customers throughout the United States. With this transition, we’ve been approached with a range of questions from a variety of curious customers about the pros and cons of online purchasing – including first-time visitors dipping their toe into the smoke shop scene and longtime, regular customers alike. It’s come to our attention that a few major myths about online smoke shops are surprisingly common today. Today’s online smoke shop guide is here to address five common misconceptions about online smoke shops – and to set the record straight once and for all about this increasingly popular way to purchase smoking devices, accessories and more.

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The Essential Guide to Nectar Collectors

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Whether you’re exclusively a fan of oils or just dabble in dabbing wax, you owe it to yourself to make the most of every dabbing session. One foolproof way to maximize the impact of every hit is with the use of your number one nectar collector. Not familiar with this popular dabbing tool – or a little hazy on the product’s purpose? We’ve got you covered in this week’s guide. Our smoke shop team breaks down the fundamentals of nectar collectors below – including an overview of what they are, the story behind their origin, and the biggest reasons to snag a few nectar collectors ASAP from our online smoke shop or Denver-area locations.

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Seven Water Pipe Styles and Their Biggest Advantages

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Beaker Water Pipe

This style of water pipe, commonly known as the “beaker bong,” is named for its resemblance to the essential laboratory tool. Beaker bongs traditionally have wide bases. This means that they’re able to generate quite a bit of smoke – more than those with more narrow structures. This structure also makes them harder to knock over, meaning they’re an excellent choice to leave on your coffee table without worrying too much about breaks from the slightest bump. If structural stability is a major selling point for you, round base bongs with other shapes may be another good choice to consider.

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710 Pipes Studios – Live Glass Blowing

710 Pipes Studios is the latest addition to the 710 Pipes family. Featured at our Northglenn, CO location, 710 Pipes Studios sits adjacent to the sales floor with large glass windows for public viewing. Our resident artist, HoneyBadgerGlassworx, is on the torch Wednesday – Sunday crafting hand pipes, dab rigs, accessories and more. Local artists are always welcome and are featured in demonstrations depending on availability, so be sure to keep an eye on our Instagram page @710Pipes for updates on the schedule. Check out the pictures below for a peak inside of the studio!

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Six States Likely to Legalize Cannabis in 2021

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We’ve heard 2020 described as “unprecedented” since the onset of the pandemic sent us lurching forward, ready or not, into an uncharted chapter of human history. While many record-breaking, unfamiliar and otherwise unexpected circumstances of the past year weren’t exactly positive, there were still a few wins worth celebrating. This is especially for the cannabis legalization movement. Last November, four U.S. states – Arizona, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota – voted to legalize cannabis for recreational adult use. A fifth state – Mississippi – legalized cannabis as a treatment option for approved medical conditions. This means that thirty-six states and the District of Colombia have now legalized medical marijuana, with sixteen of these legally granting adult residents aged twenty-one and older the right to recreational use.

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