Multi-Hitters: What They Are & Why You Should Have at Least a 2 Hitter Pipe
One-hitters are great and all, but have you seen a 2 hitter pipe? What about a 5 hitter? Multi-hitters are getting a lot of attention among smokers, as they should be. While the classic one-hitter pipe will never go out of style, smokers love trying new devices. If you’re looking for an upgrade for your dugout hitter, a multi-hitter is a solid choice.
What Is a Multi-Hitter?
You’ve probably already figured it out, but we’ll lay it out for those who aren’t quite up to speed. In order to understand what a multi-hitter is, you need to be familiar with one-hitters. Like the name implies, a one-hitter is a little pipe that lets you take a single, quick hit whenever the mood strikes. Following that line of thinking, a 2 hitter pipe gives you—you guessed it— two hits!
In case you’re still not following, a one-hitter is a tube-shaped pipe. They’re usually made out of metal, but you can find them made from materials like glass, wood, and stone too. They’re usually around the size of a cigarette. In fact, some one-hitter smoking accessories are disguised to look exactly like cigarettes, so you can get away with incognito smoking.
So, what’s all this one-hitter talk have to do with multi-hitters? One-hitters have a very small amount of space on the tip that holds the herb. They’re made that way by design—the whole point is that you’re able to rip the entire hit in one go.
A 2 hitter pipe will have twice as much space so you can take a double-sized rip or share with a buddy. We carry multi-hitters that deliver up to five hits before you need to repack it! In other words, we’ve taken the beloved one-hitter and elevated it to the next level.
Why Not Both?
One-hitters and multi-hitters can absolutely co-exist. One-hitters have their place. Sometimes you just want a light buzz in the morning. Sometimes you just want to dip outside for a quick puff here and there. That’s all fine and dandy.
A 2 hitter pipe (or 5-hitter!) is for those occasions when you just want to pack a few hits and let it ride. The experience is actually similar to a joint. You can puff-puff-pass it with your pals or smoke it to your dome.
If you want to blast off as quickly as possible, you don’t want to be clearing out and packing your one-hitter over and over. A multi-hitter makes things nice and easy for you.
How to Properly Use a Multi-Hitter
If you’ve used a one-hitter, you already know what to do. That said, you might be overlooking some crucial pro tips that can improve your sessions with your 2 hitter pipe.
Step 1: First, make sure your dugout hitter contains enough herb. If you don’t have a dugout yet, you can use any sort of tray or container that keeps your smoking material together in one place. The herb should be ground finely, but not too much. You don’t want a powder. A grinder should get it to the right consistency, but you can always use scissors or break it up by hand.
Step 2: Now that you have your herb ready to go, it’s time to dip. Hold your dugout in your non-dominant hand. Press the tip of your 2 hitter pipe into the herb compartment and apply a decent amount of pressure. Twist it back and forth three or four times and then inspect it carefully. The herb should be packed tight and flush with the surface. Tap it against your dugout’s herb compartment to release any loose smoking material. Waste not, want not!
Step 3: Now, this step is often overlooked. You’re probably assuming that you simply light it up, right? Technically, yes, but there’s a better way. Hold the lighter as far away from the green as you can while still igniting it. If you hold the flame too close to your 2 hitter pipe (or any pipe for that matter), you’re going to scorch the herb and burn precious molecules before they reach your body. Keep it low and slow. Start a few inches away, and then move it in.
Step 4: When you’re done, you can simply put your multi-hitter pack in the dugout and enjoy your new perspective. Before you pack up, you might want to use your poker tool to clear it out. It’s no secret that pipes can get dirty and goopy, and some basic maintenance goes a long way in keeping your pipe fresh and ready for your next visit.
That’s it! Follow those four steps and you’ll be a true master of the 2 hitter pipe.
A Better Way to Smoke
Every smoker should have options. Experimenting with new devices and methods is always a good time. Plus, being able to smoke quickly and easily rules, especially when you’re out and about. If you don’t have a dugout hitter, it’s one of the coolest accessories out there. Once you have one, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it.
The most obvious reason to own a dugout with a one-hitter or multi-hitter is because it’s perfect for on-the-go smoking. Forget to smoke before heading out to the movies? Your trusty 2 hitter pipe is there for you. Going camping and don’t want to bring your 6-foot bong? Your dugout pal is ready to join you.
Besides being one of the most convenient and discreet smoking options out there, a 2 hitter pipe is an absolute dream when it comes to conservation. Have you ever noticed that your bowl keeps producing smoke after you’ve hit it? That’s your precious herb burning away, forever.
With a one-hitter or multi-hitter, you can clear the entire thing in one puff or hit it multiple times in rapid-fire succession. You’re using every bit of your smoking material. The amount of herb you’d typically blow through in a week with bowls and bongs can last you a month or more if you use a dugout.
Own the World’s Best Dugout
Not all dugouts are equal! Sure, you could get a clunky box that’ll fall apart in a week, but why? Our dugouts are made to last, and they’re designed by wizards who know the features that smokers love. You can use one of our 2 hitter pipe options with our 2 inch Smokit. We also have a 3 inch Smokit if you need more storage space.
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