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How to Use a Chillum

How to Use a Chillum

Knowing how to use a chillum is quite simple.

Of course, there are a few things to consider, such as, grinding cannabis to the perfect consistency and how many hits one bowl actually produces. In this article, you will learn all you need to know about using a chillum and what smoking tools help, to better each smoking session.

So roll one and read on with us to elevate your smoking experience!


History of Chillum


Chillum pipes date back to the beginning of time. They were used as a social way to bond with other individuals. Those who smoked weed socially would pass their chillums around a room to share a close bond. Men in India used chillums in their religious worship with their gods to share a spiritual connection.

The hype of the chillum one hitter died off back in the 90s when new inventions like dab rigs and dry herb vaporizers came on the market.

Luckily, with new technology years later, the chillum pipe has evolved from stone, to wood, to glass, and now The DART has reinvented and improved the material used to make their one hitter to an aircraft aluminum one hitter pipe with an eject mechanism. The DART's chillum pipe work in the same way a traditional one hitter works but it ashes itself and makes cleaning a chillum so much quicker and hassle-free.

Once you've enjoyed your mouth watering marijuana, just ash with the click of a button!

Sounds fancy, huh?

Sophisticated but simple. Let's dive right in to find out how exactly does a chillum work.


How Does a Chillum Work?


As mentioned, there are a few things to be considered prior to loading your chillum. Due to the size of the bowl, packing it with dry herb can seem tricky.

So let's break things down...

Chillum one hitters generally come as a thin pipe with a small bowl. This smoking device is considered to be for personal use, which is why it's referred to as a "one hitter". But, by using the grinder to get the perfect consistency, the amount of hits you can get out of it is about 4-5 small pulls.

The preference of the consistency may vary from person to person. The chillum works best, however, if it is packed not too tight, and not too loose. If the bowl is packed too tight, airflow will be restricted and you won't be able to get a nice easy pull. If the bowl is packed too loosely, you will end up with a bowl of ash in the back of your throat. Gross!

The DART simplified each step of the process, from packing the bowl to ashing with just three words: Load, Smoke, Ash!


How to Load a Chillum One Hitter with Herb


how to load a chillum one hitter pipe

Knowing how to load a chillum with herb is going to make all the difference in your smoke sesh.

Follow these steps to pack the perfect consistency of marijuana and toke away!

Step 1. Grab all your tools, grinder, chillum, and cannabis.

Step 2. Grind your weed up and keep it in a small canister for times you're on the go.

Step 3. All you need to do to get that perfect consistency is insert bowl end down into ground weed, and twist.

Step 4. Check the bowl to see how much marijuana has been loaded. If you want to add more, do so by pushing down gently while twisting.

Step 5. Once you've gotten your bowl packed as desired, it's time to toke! Bring lighter to bowl while slowly inhaling. You'll notice you can just lightly tap the flame to the weed to get it rolling.

Step 6. Click eject button to ash and keep it movin'!


How to Smoke a Chillum Pipe Properly


Your chillum bowl is packed and ready to go. There's just a few things to remember here:

  • Make sure your one hitter chillum is loaded with dry herb
  • Light up by lightly tapping flame to bowl
  • Inhale the weed smoke by gently pulling- this isn't a bong rip
  • Don't hold in weed smoke for more than a second.


Keep in mind, the moment THC molecules touch your lungs, the magic has happened. Holding smoke in your lungs for an extended amount of time will irritate your lungs and make you cough. Despite what you have heard, coughing does not make you get higher. All you get is a quick head rush from lack of oxygen.


How to Clean a Chillum


The DART one hitter is a chillum fan favorite in 2020. With health being a main concern this year, more specifically, the health of your lungs, click-to-ash has gotten a lot of recognition. With the more traditional one hitter chillum, cleaning all the resin out was nearly impossible and a task not many wanted to follow through with.

Let's say you have enjoyed a hit or 4 or 5, and it's time to tackle cleaning your chillum. The DART disassembles in a way that makes cleaning a breeze. Just make sure you have all the items you will need:

  • dirty chillum
  • isopropyl alcohol
  • sea salt
  • small nylon tube brush
  • resealable bag

how to clean a chillum

Step 1. Untwist bowl end of one hitter. Set aside.

Step 2. Pull the bottom of the DART chillum out. You should have 2 small tubes, a small bowl end, and a spring. Leave small bowl end and spring to the side.

Step 3. Put 2 small chillum tubes in a resealable bag. Add Isoproyl Alcohol and 1 tbls of coarse sea salt.

Step 4. Use back and forth motion to shake!

Step 5. Remove pieces, rinse under warm water for 1 minute. Use your nylson brush to scrub inside chillum. Rinse for 30 seconds, then dry.

And there you have it, The DART chillum just as good as the day you got it!


What Makes Chillums a Fan Favorite


Although newer devices, like vaporizers, have flooded the market, "vintage” ways of doing things tend to make a comeback, and the same can be said of the Chillum.

Chillums are efficient, cost-effective, portable, disccreet, and reliable. They have the ability to save you money and offer you a clean hit of your favorite herb, on the go or at home. It’s a one hitter device made with sharing in mind, but can still be enjoyed alone if that’s what you're into. Coming in a vast array of colors and materials, there is a design or style out there for just about anyone.

The easy-to-use style of a chillum draws in a lot of newbie smokers. It appeals to the user's need for an entire experience, not just a desire to get lit. Since it’s easy to operate and easy to clean, it is a great choice for someone who is trying weed out for the first time.

If you're looking for a good chillum to try, start with the first of its kind, the self ashing chillum one hitter, The DART.




Hard times call for high times! The DART chillum pipe is a necessary smoking device for on-the-go, discreet use. It is easy to clean and is the best device for conserving cannabis. All of which are of people's utmost concern during coronavirus.

Enjoy your marijuana using The DART, no matter where or when!

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay high!

Thanks For Reading!


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