How To Make a Pipe Out Of An Apple

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The problem of how to smoke your weed is an age-old question. You ran out of zigzags, you lost your pipe and broke your bong. So, what do you do? Needless to say, people have come up with some pretty crazy inventions to let them smoke weed when all else fails. That said, just because they're crazy doesn't mean they're not innovative or useful.

What happens if you have an apple laying around? Can you use an apple to make a pipe that you can then smoke weed out of?

The answer here is yes, you can use an apple to make a pipe that actually works to smoke weed out of. It might sound a little out there, which admittedly it is, but it really does work, and quite well at that, not to mention that it tastes pretty decent too. Let's move on and talk a little bit more about making pipes out of fruit, and specifically how to make an apple pipe to smoke weed out of.

Key Takeaways

  • How to make a pipe with an apple? – Just hollow out a small bowl on top, drill a hole down to the center from the bowl, then make a horizontal tunnel from the side of the apple to the bottom of the vertical hole.

Can You Make A Pipe Out Of Any Fruit

Pipes can be made out of many different things, but most people don't go for fruit before anything else. However, there are a variety of fruits that can be used to make pipes, although not all of them work. Generally speaking, fruit that will work to make a pipe needs to be fairly solid and hard.

This means that you could use a hard apple, a pear, or even something like a melon. The point is that it needs to have enough structural integrity to handle being manipulated and drilled through without breaking apart. Fruits like bananas, grapes, and various citrus fruits just won't work. They’re too soft and won't hold their shape when you start putting holes in them. This is not unlike digging an actual tunnel in the ground.

Digging through rock results in a tunnel where the walls should stay up, whereas digging through mud or clay is not feasible, because the tunnel walls will come down around you. This is no different than trying to drill a hole in a banana. That banana is just way too soft and will collapse. Therefore, something like a relatively hard and solid apple does best.

Can You Smoke Weed Out Of An Apple?

Yes, you can smoke weed out of an apple, and this is something that most of us did at some point or another. We've all been there. It's two in the morning, and you just want to smoke some weed, but you have no bong or papers, and there's nowhere to go buy any.

All you have laying around is an apple, a pen or a screwdriver, and maybe some tin foil. You turned into MacGyver and made a little pipe out of yourself. Sure, it's not the best pipe in the world, but it does work.

It can be a little juicy and sticky, and it might make your weed taste a little funny, but an apple does have enough integrity to be made into a pipe and to be smoked out of.

Would we recommend using an apple pipe over an actual glass, metal, or even a wooden pipe? No, probably not, but this is something that most people do when they have no other options left. It can also just be a fun little experiment.

What You’ll Need

Now comes the part where we go through a quick step-by-step tutorial on how to make an apple pipe. All you need here is either a pen or a screwdriver to make the holes and chambers, a spoon to make a small hollow for a bowl, and a bit of tin foil. You'll also need a relatively sharp knife to carve out a piece of the apple.

Making The Bowl For Your Apple Pipe

First, use your sharp knife to cut away the stem and the hard part right under the stem. You can then use a small spoon to create a small hollow or bowl where the weed will sit. Make sure that this is not too large.

You only need to fit anywhere between 0.5 and 1 gram of bud. You really just need it large enough to hold on to a bit of weed. If you make it too big, you risk damaging the integrity of the apple, and it may crack and fall apart.

Some people may leave this as is, but we personally don't think that smoking weed directly out of the apple is best. We recommend taking a little bit of tinfoil and putting it inside the bowl, so there is a layer of material between the weed and the apple. Just use a small pin to poke some airflow holes into a piece of tin foil.

It's best if you don't burn the apple or its juices. Burning that sugar in the apple won't taste very good. However, you can only put this bowl on your apple pipe once the rest of the pipe has been built, and to do this, you'll need to move on to the next step.

Creating Airflow And The Mouthpiece

You'll now use either a hollowed-out pen, or in other words the casing of a pen, and a screwdriver, to create airflow. First, you will drill down vertically from the bowl, until you reach halfway through the apple vertically.

Then, using your best estimate, you'll use the pen or screwdriver to drill a hole from the side of the apple, horizontally, to meet the vertical hole that you drilled just before.

What you should be left with are two tunnels, one horizontal and one vertical, which meet in the middle of the apple, with a small bowl at the top of the vertical tunnel. You can now put that tinfoil ball on top.

Creating a Choke **Optional**

If you want to make this apple pipe as functional as possible, you could always make a choke too. Use a small diameter pen or screwdriver to drill a small hole horizontally that also connects with the vertical tunnel that you created in the previous step.

The position of this choke should be about 90 degrees around the apple in relation to the mouthpiece. In other words, move around 1/4 of the way around the apple from the mouthpiece to make this choke. This will allow you to effectively clear the chamber or bowl of the apple pipe.

How To Smoke Weed Out of An Apple Pipe

How to smoke out of an apple is about as easy as it gets. All you need to do to smoke weed out of an apple pipe is to grind your weed into small buds and place them onto the tin foil bowl that you created in the above tutorial.

Then, if you have a choke on your apple pipe, place your thumb on the choke. You can now use a lighter to light the buds, place your mouth on the mouthpiece, and inhale. It's really no different than using any other pipe.

Which Strains Pair Well With An Apple Pipe?

Seeing as apples are fairly sweet fruits, it only makes sense to pair an apple pipe with some sweet and delicious strains of hemp or cannabis, so let's take a quick look at what some of the best pairings here might be.

Strawberry Banana Kush Strain

If you want to make yourself a fruit salad, pair that apple pipe with this deliciously sweet and delectable Strawberry Banana Kush strain. This is a Delta-8 THC strain and a Sativa, so it should feel somewhat uplifting. It comes with around 14% Delta-8 THC, therefore making it moderately potent. It also comes with nearly 10% CBD, so you get the best of both worlds. It will definitely get you high and should produce some therapeutic benefits as well.

Sugar Queen Strain

Our own Sugar Queen strain is yet another one worth pairing with your apple pipe. This Delta-8 THC strain also happens to be a Sativa, one with roughly 12.5% THC and 11.4% CBD. This means that it should produce a notable cerebral and body high, while also providing you with all the potential therapeutic and medical benefits of CBD and THC together. As you can probably imagine by the name of it, this strain is quite sweet and tastes like candy. Pair it with your apple pipe, and you're effectively left with a candy apple.

Blueberry Kush

Here we have a Delta-8 Blueberry Kush strain, one that tastes like grapes and blueberries, therefore making for an interesting flavor combination along with that apple pipe. It contains roughly 14% Delta-8 THC and about just as much CBD. Keep in mind that this is an Indica, so it should be a lot more calming and relaxing than the other two strains discussed above.

Is It Safe To Smoke Out Of An Apple Pipe?

To be clear, smoking is not particularly safe at all. Smoking just isn't very good for your lungs. However, smoking out of an apple isn't proven to be any more or less dangerous than just smoking weed or anything else in general.

Although it's probably not overly healthy to burn a lot of those sugars in the apple, we could think of a lot worse. To help avoid this problem of burning and inhaling any apple material, using that tin foil bowl we discussed above is recommended.

Not sure how to inhale weed smoke when using an apple pipe? Find out how to inhale properly right here!

Pros & Cons Of Apple Pipes

Let's take a quick look at some of the biggest advantages and disadvantages that come with using an apple pipe.


  • Making an apple pipe only costs a few cents. It's one of the cheapest pipes that you will ever make.
  • Creating your own apple pipe only takes a couple of minutes. It only involves a few short steps.
  • Making a pipe out of an apple might make you feel good about yourself because you're doing something creative. It's always nice to work with your hands.
  • If you have nothing else to use, no papers, bongs, pipes, or anything else, then it makes for a great last resort option.
  • Some people might like the taste that the apple adds to the equation.
  • What's also neat is that virtually any type of apple will work for this purpose.


  • Apples are food, they are perishable, and they will rot. Apples start to turn brown within minutes of being cut into. If you leave that apple pipe to sit around until the next day, it will start to smell and go soft.
  • Using an apple pipe can be quite a sticky and messy affair. Depending on how juicy the apple is, that sugar water can get everywhere and make you quite sticky.
  • Burning apple juice probably isn't the healthiest thing in the world, so to mitigate this, we recommend using a layer of tinfoil in between the apple and your bud.
  • Some people might not like the taste that the apple produces when parts of it are burned along with the weed.
  • Apples can be a bit fragile, so if you aren't careful when drilling or poking into it to make the pipe, you might break the apple.

Final Thoughts: How to Make a Pipe From an Apple

Can you really call yourself a true stoner and cannabis connoisseur if you haven't ever used an apple pipe? We say that no, probably not.

As far as we are concerned, it's one of those rights of passage that everybody needs to go through. In case you need more help, here we have a comprehensive guide on how to smoke hemp flower.

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