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How to Get the Best Hits from One Hitter Pipes

by Angel Ferrer 4 min read

How to Get the Best Hits from One Hitter Pipes

One hitters are compact, portable, and discreet tools designed for cannabis enthusiasts who value convenience and control. They're small, easy to use, and excellent for consuming small doses of cannabis either at home or on the go. But while they may be mini, they can definitely pack a punch if used properly.

Are you ready to learn how to get the best hits from your own one hitter? Let’s dive in.

Explaining How One Hitters Work

Just like traditional pipes, one hitters come in various styles and materials, including glass, metal, and ceramic. Each material and style comes with their own unique advantages and disadvantages.

These pieces all operate on a simple principle: less is more. With a bowl just large enough for one hit (as the name implies), one hitters are great for delivering controlled and potent hits of your favorite strains.

To use a one hitter, simply pack its smaller bowl with your favorite strain. Then, take a lighter of your choice and ignite the flower at the tip of the piece and inhale like you would with a blunt, joint, or glass pipe.

In addition to their discreteness and portability, one hitters offer a more controlled dosage, making it easy for users to manage and clearly measure their intake. They're also cost-effective because the small doses burn less weed without wasting any and preserve more of your stash over time.

With one hitters, though, remember that in most cases, you will need to change out the flower each time you want to take another hit. Bring extra flower with you in an airtight container like the Hemper Keeper if you want to enjoy multiple mini-seshes throughout your day.

Material Differences

Glass - Glass one hitters come in a wide variety of designs and colors and don’t alter the flavor of the smoke. However, these are typically more fragile than one hitters made from other materials.

Metal - Available in a number of durable and sleek designs, metal one hitters can heat up quicker than others and be difficult to handle for people who are sensitive to heat.

Ceramic - Ceramic one hitters offer a clean, unaltered taste while being thicker than glass or metal pieces. Some of them are still prone to breakage, but less so than glass.

Prepping Your One Hitter for a Sesh

The secret to an excellent hit from a one hitter? Cleanliness. A clean one hitter ensures smoother hits and better taste than if it were dirty from old resin and ash.

To clean your one hitter, simply use a pipe cleaner or cotton swab with a specially designed cleaner for cannabis. If portability is your game, you can also use a disposable cleaning option like the Hemper Freshwipes to keep on your keychain or in your bag for a touch-up in between deeper cleanings.

You should clean your one hitter after every few uses, or whenever you notice it getting dirty. Regularly cleaning it will help to ensure that none of the ash or resin gets caked on, making it tougher to remove.

How to Pack Your One Hitter

Using the right packing technique can dramatically improve your one hitter experience. To do so, simply load your finely ground cannabis lightly at the end of the one hitter.

The key is to avoid packing it too tightly, while still packing it sufficiently. As you get more experienced with your one hitter, you’ll get a better sense for the perfect amount of weed to pack.

Getting the Perfect hit

In addition to packing it well, inhaling the smoke properly is critical for a satisfying and efficient hit. To do this, take a slow, deep breath, hold the smoke briefly in your lungs, then exhale smoothly. Remember, taking hits from a one hitter is not a race—avoid rushing to prevent any harshness or coughing fits, especially if you want to keep it discreet.

Safety When Using a One Hitter

In order to safely use your one hitter, avoid overheating it by taking small breaks in between hits. If you feel it getting too hot, don’t use it for a few minutes. Let it cool before repacking and lighting it up again. .

When to Replace Your One-Hitter?

A well-maintained one hitter can last for years and save you from having to buy a new one. Regular cleaning with the right materials, careful handling, and proper storage in a cool, dry place can help prolong its lifespan. If you notice that your one hitter is persistently clogging or has noticeable damage, it may be time for a replacement.

If you do not want to always have to spend time thinking about maintenance and upkeep, another option is to try a multi-use disposable one hitter. These include a heat-resistant bowl, tasty flavor options, and can be packed and reused more than once before discarding it.

Prefer to try multiple flavors instead of just one? With a Quick Hitter Sampler Pack, you can try each of the Hemper Quick Hitter flavors, all infused with real fruit terpenes to enhance the smoking experience. Just crush the click ball inside before taking a hit to release a whole new dimension of flavor!

Get the Finest One Hitter Pipes for a Discreet Sesh on the Go

Now that you know how to get the perfect hit out of one, it’s time to get your one hitter. To start your search, browse our full collection of one hitters today or get in touch with us to learn more.