How to Smoke a Bowl

how to smoke a bowl

Learning how to smoke a bowl is one of the essentials when you first begin smoking.

Smoking pipes have been around for 4,000 years, and evidence shows that cannabis weed pipes date back to 500 BC.

So naturally, a popular way for beginners to dive into smoking cannabis is by smoking a bowl.

how to smoke a bowl

With the legalization of marijuana on the rise, you may want to learn how to smoke weed from a pipe for the first time. We will break down every detail from beginning to end to smoking bowls—everything from how to prepare weed to how to smoke from a pipe.

Listen closely to learn a secret tip to enhance your sesh and become an expert on the classic way to getting high.


There are a few things you want to keep in mind before putting your weed in a pipe. Learning how to pack a bowl properly will make for a great smoking experience, so we will get started with the basics.


Before packing a bowl of weed by shoving a nug in, you'll want to grab two things to prepare your sesh before jumping in. The first thing is a grinder. The second is a Moose Labs MouthPeace.

The grinder is to grind your buds to the perfect consistency so that your marijuana bowl hits most effortlessly. With ground weed prepared, you will have ideal airflow for a smooth hit.

Using a Moose Labs MouthPeace, you will purify your weed smoke with an activated carbon filter, you will enhance the flavor of those delicious terpenes, and you will block any ash from getting into your mouth. Additionally, you can safely share a bowl, germ-free, with the fam when you all use your own MouthPeace in rotation.

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Packing a bowl will be very easy now that you have prepared your cannabis with a grinder. All you need to do is grab a pinch of ground buds and place it in a marijuana bowl. Your tolerance to weed and the size of the weed bowl used will determine the amount of cannabis used.

Add your desired amount of weed when packing bowl. If one pinch doesn't fill the bowl, simply add another morsel, and another, until your bowl is filled to the level you wish before you begin smoking a bowl.

After packing a bowl, you will want to place your MouthPeace on the mouthpiece end of the bowl.

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So, you got your bowl packed and ready to go. Now, how the heck do you use a pipe? The little hole on the outside of the bowl is called the carb hole. This hole will trap airflow so that your weed pipe can fill with smoke before an inhale.

You will want to place your thumb over the carb hole and grasp the bowl with your other fingers. In this way, the bowl is secure, and you have access to the carb to cover and release while inhaling. You will use a tapping motion with your thumb to cover and release the carb. Practice this motion before lighting the bowl.

Now, for the fun part.


Once you've learned the fundamentals of smoking weed with a pipe, it's time to begin your sesh.

  1. Grasp bowl in hand with thumb covering carb hole.
  2. Place mouth on MouthPeace end.
  3. Spark your lighter in your opposite hand.
  4. Tap the flame to the packed weed bowl while your thumb covers the carb.
  5. Release your thumb from covering the carb and inhale.

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Repeat these steps as needed. When smoking with others, be sure to use your own MouthPeace when it's your turn in the rotation for a better tasting, germ-free smoke sesh.


Keep these things in mind now that you're an expert on bowl packing. These next couple of things will enhance your smoking experience and keep your lungs in the best health possible while smoking bowls.


Moose Labs MouthPeace is the number one thing, next in line to a grinder and lighter, that you need to make your smoking experience precisely what it should be. With the triple-layer activated carbon filter, you will be filtering tar and resin out of your weed smoke and protecting your lungs with each inhale.

Furthermore, you can enjoy sharing a packed bowl with friends and not worrying about sharing germs.


Now that you know how to smoke a bowl, remember this. Before you put weed in pipe, basic hygiene is making sure you keep a marijuana bowl clean. When you begin with a clean hand pipe and end with a clean hand pipe, you will further ensure that you are taking care of your health by creating a clean smoking experience.

Learn How to Smoke a Bowl With Proper Etiquette

There is more to smoking than just learning how to use a bowl. There are certain codes or rules that stoners live by, and they are important to know. 

You don’t want to be sitting in a smoking session and make a mistake that will have everyone questioning your motives. So here is what you should know if you plan to smoke a bowl with more than just yourself.

The same tools will be needed when you are smoking a bowl with two or more people, your grinder, weed, and MouthPeace.

How to Properly Smoke a Bowl For Two

First and foremost if you are smoking with more than just yourself, most likely you are going to want to smoke bowls, and I say bowls plural because let’s face it everyone wants to get high. 

So if you are the one providing the weed, don’t be stingy. Be sure that you are packing a bowl with enough weed to smoke a bowl for two. The amount could change depending on how heavy of a smoker you and your friend are. 

You don’t always have to light the bowl each turn, you should always let your smoking buddy know if the bowl is cherried or not when you are passing it. This will prevent you from burning away your weed and allowing the packed bowl to last longer.

Just remember that this isn’t one of those intimate sessions where you are alone and trying to conserve weed and looking to only smoke a bowl by yourself.

How to Use a Bowl in a Group Setting

When it comes to smoking bowls with a group of people, the one who provides the weed is usually the first to get greens (light it first) or they can decide who starts the rotation. 

If you are the one to start off, be sure to save some for everyone.

You don’t want to burn off the entirety of the bowl if you are the one starting off. Instead you should light only a fraction of marijuana to start. This will allow everyone to experience the same flavor when they are smoking a bowl.

You will want to make sure everyone who is participating gets a fresh green hit. So again if you are the one providing the weed, don’t be stingy and make sure everyone gets to smoke bowls.

Again the same rules apply no matter how many people are smoking a bowl, let the person you are passing it to know if the bowl is cherried or not.

Remember this is how to properly smoke a bowl with others, and the unwritten rules that you will want to abide by.


Now that you know the basics of packing a bowl, and how to properly smoke a bowl. You are ready to start your smoking adventures. Remember to always use a MouthPeace when you smoke a bowl, and to keep your  smoking weed pipe clean at all times. 

You should also now know how to smoke out of a bowl with the proper etiquettes. You won’t be caught like a Deer in headlights when the time comes to take a toke or two with friends. 

Enjoy the new information that you obtained from this article and remember when you are smoking a bowl and you provided the weed. Don’t be Stingy.

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