Purple Haze operates several local smoke shops in the Denver area. Find stores located on Colfax Ave, Santa Fe Dr, Larimer St, Parker Rd, Broadway, and Wadsworth Blvd, all locations are open every day. In our stores, you’ll find a large selection of glass pipes for sale. Whether you’re looking for a heady made by your favorite artist or a simple locally blown hand pipe, you’re likely the perfect piece in stock at Purple Haze.
There are a ton of options to consider when searching for a new glass pipe. Let us break it down for you, and help make that decision process a little easier. Things to consider; durability, function, style, and price are some of the most important. There are numerous pipe shapes that fall under the hand pipe category some examples – sherlock, hammer, sidecar, spoon, chillum, one hitter – to name a few. Purple Haze has all of the varieties you could possibly imagine, stop in and one of our expert staff members will go through the pros and cons of each shape.
A common technique you will find utilized in hand pipes is called Fuming, it is also referred to as Color changing Glass – glass blowers will place a small piece of 999 silver or pure Gold in their flame in front of their glass piece. When done properly, the off gas of these materials will stick to the glass creating a metallic swirly affect with varying colors. Silver produces yellow and blue smoky colors where gold will produce pink and purple coloring. As you smoke out of your piece the look of the pipe will change because of the buildup of resin allows more of the colors in the metallic fuming to appear.
One important thing we have to go over about hand pipes, double blown glass… it’s not a thing. Sorry if we just shattered your world, but it’s not. Double Blown, is a term that has been used to describe mega thick glass. Sometimes when glass is really really thick it can look like there is another chamber within the pipe, the optics that glass throws off creates that illusion but in reality it’s just crazy thick. To create this effect the glass is heated up and condensed down to make and uber thick wall, making it almost impossible to break! Accident prone and always break your pieces? Don’t worry we have a huge selection of nearly indestructible pipes specially made just for you, we have the silicon pipes too.
Dry pipes can be a little harsh on the throat especially if you smoke a lot, if you’re looking for something a little smoother, try a water pipe. They’re known for delivering large, smooth hits. The basic function of a water pipe is to have the smoke pass through water, before it reaches your lips, delivering a smooth cooling effect. It’s very important to keep these pieces clean. Letting resin build up and sit in water can be very harmful to your lungs, depositing unwanted bacteria. Taking good care of your water pipe and changing the water regularly will result in a much healthier and better tasting smoking experience. We recommend changing the water every time you smoke, and cleaning your pipe once a week, for you heavy hitters out there!
Dab rigs come in many shapes, sizes, and prices. They’re designed for the enjoyment of legal concentrates. Along with your rig, here are the basic accessories you will need; a dab tool, a torch lighter, a banger / quartz attachment, and a carb cap. There are a ton of other accessories used to elevate your dabbing experience, the more you experiment you’ll be able to find the accessories that best suit your needs and preferences.
If you don’t want to use a torch, consider an E-rig such as a Puffco Peak, these pieces, come with a higher price tag, but take away the inconvenience of having to use a torch. They are also much safer a portable than any rig that requires a torch lighter. They will provide you with a hit that is comparable to that of dab rig with-out the fuss of an open flame.
To learn more about glass pipes and how to choose the ideal one for your collection, visit us at Purple Haze. We have 6 convenient locations in Denver Aurora and Wheat Ridge. So wherever you are, a Purple Haze won’t be too far! Need items shipped to you? We ship World Wide! When you arrive at the location nearest you, you’ll be greeted by a friendly staff who can walk you through all of the options.