What is a Steamroller Pipe

A streamroller pipe is an accessory that smokers user to achieve a satisfying high. It usually features a simple design, which is often thought of as primitive for a number of reasons. It does not come with fancy features, but it works because it can give you what you want.

Streamroller pipes are inspired by the Native American ceremonial pipes used before. They may be simple but highly practical. By using a streamroller pipe, all you need to do is to light the carburetor (carb) located on the lower end as you put your whole mouth right over the big pipe opening. From there, start inhaling a good amount of smoke. Make sure that the other end is well covered so that the smoke will not be able to escape. If you buy one from a store, most choices come with covers.

The use of a streamroller pipe allows you to go through a dry inhalation method, which may not be preferable to many. Still, it is a good idea for smokers who want to experience a little extra with their cannabis consumption, as well as those who want to make their own streamroller.

What is a Steamroller

The moment that your lungs have become familiar with bong bowls and joint hits, it is now time for you to level-up to using streamrollers. These devices have been designed to offer massive hits right into your bloodstream.

You may have understood at this point that everything related to cannabis is pretty complicated. In fact, there are dozens of cannabinoid choices, thousands of strains, and numerous ways to enjoy it. Throughout the last few decades, innovation in this field has led to advanced methods and techniques in inhaling cannabis, from dabbing to vaporization.

Many smokers, on the other hand, still prefer the more traditional styles of getting high that you want to achieve. One of them is saturating your bloodstream through a pipe. Streamrollers are shaped like pipes. They are very easy to use. There is no need to use electricity, water, and complicated processes involved. All you need to do is to light a bowl and start to unleash that huge carb hole right at the end. The size and location of this hole turn a standard hit into one that is massive. This results in a flow that is resistance free, penetrating right into the lungs.

How to Clean a Steamroller Pipe

Cleaning a streamroller pipe is easier than you might think. Here are the steps to do so:

  1. Before cleaning, make sure that your streamroller has cooled down to room temperature.
  2. Place it inside a Ziploc bag.
  3. Fully submerge your streamroller by pouring enough alcohol on it.
  4. Add a reasonable amount of salt, but it should just be enough to scrub the streamroller pipe.
  5. Seal the bag really well, but make sure to firmly hold the pipe with your hand.
  6. Shake the bag for about 15 times. This solution will then go to the inner parts of the pipe, removing the residue buildup.
  7. If the resin remnants are still present, you can soak the pipe for a couple of hours or overnight.
  8. After soaking, shake it again. Take it out from the bag, rinsing it with running water.
  9. You can use Q-tips or pipe cleaners to clean the bowl, as well as the inner parts of the pipe. Make sure that the pipe cleaners should not be bent, carefully picking the resin with either a straightened paperclip or a small needle. Do it again until the streamroller is unclogged.
  10. Dry it first before using it again.

How to Make a Steamroller

These days, you can find a lot of ways that will allow you to achieve a satisfying high while smoking cannabis. Making a streamroller is very easy. All you need to prepare is a toilet paper roll, tin foil, and weed. This DIY option is very affordable, especially if you are on a very tight budget. This is also a good option for you if you travel a lot and do not want to be burdened by carrying your glass every time.


  1. With a sharp object, create a hole in the roll. This should be about 2 inches towards the bottom while keeping a good amount of space allowance so that smoke will still have enough space to roll.
  2. Create a bowl like a shape using tin foil over the hole that you have punched through the roll. You can get creative with this one, achieving a concave form.
  3. Place your mouth towards the end of the roll, and light up your bowl with your favorite weed. Position your hand on the end nearest to the bowl as you hit up a smoke. This smoke will go right into your lungs, giving you that satisfying feeling of high creeping in.