How does the Mini Beaker work?
A silicone water pipe may seem like a complicated smoking product for those who have never used one, but once you understand the individual components and how they work together, you’ll realize just how easy it is to use. Check out the Eyce Mini Beaker; perfect to use as a travel water pipe!
The Eyce Mini Beaker is made up of 4 major pieces:
- The Slide - the slide is your bowl, this is where you’ll pack your material and the part of the water pipe that is lit during the process of filling the chamber with smoke.
- The Downstem - the downstem creates the path that brings the smoke from the slide to the water, allowing the smoke to cool and filter.
- The Mouthpiece - the mouthpiece is the space at the top of the neck of the water pipe. The user places their lips just inside the rim of the mouthpiece, forming a seal; which helps draw up the smoke once the user is ready to inhale.
- The Chamber - The chamber is the section of the water pipe where the smoke develops and sits until it’s released by the user inhaling the smoke.
How to fill your Mini Beaker?
The first step to smoking your silicone water pipe is adding the water. It’s important to make sure that the downstem is covered by water - the holes at the base of the downstem should be submerged. A general rule of thumb is to make sure the water level is above the downstem - the Eyce Mini Beaker requires approximately 1oz of water.
The next step is for those looking for an even smoother session. The Eyce Mini Beaker features an ice catch at the base of its neck. After adding water to your piece, you now can drop a couple of ice cubes into the neck of the water pipe which will cool the smoke even further.
It’s now time to load your slide. To load your slide, you can break up some material into your bowl - or for a better, more consistent burn grind your material using a grinder before loading. When packing your slide, you don’t want to pick the bowl so tight that oxygen is no longer able to flow through. After packing your slide, place the side gently into the downstem. Do not try to forcibly shove the slide into the downstem. The goal is to create an airtight seal, but without jamming the slide into the downstem.
How to smoke, using your Mini Beaker?
Once your bowl is packed and the slide is in the downstem, it’s time to place your lips over the mouthpiece to form an airtight seal. Taking this step prior to lighting up ensures that you’re ready to quickly inhale smoke once it's released from the chamber and readied to initiate suction as soon as your flame hits the material.
To light the slide, position the lighter just above the end of the packed bowl and ignite the material while inhaling through the mouthpiece at the same time. Once the chamber has filled with smoke, the smoke is released by pulling out the bowl/slide gently and inhaling sharply to draw the smoke up through the mouthpiece. Return the slide into the downstem.
If smoking with another person or a group of people, it’s nice to clear any residual smoke from the silicone water pipe by gently blowing into the downstem to send any leftover smoke out of the mouthpiece. Blowing into the mouthpiece* to do this may create a mess by sending water out of the downstem.
* It is highly recommended that you refrain from blowing into the mouthpiece.
Cleaning your Mini Beaker
Cleaning your Eyce Mini Beaker is just as easy as using it. Start by clearing out any solid materials from the slide using a cotton swab or your steel poker. After removing solid material, pull out the glass slide and the silicone downstem. Clean glass separately. Apply some Eyce Silicone Cleaner to silicone downstem and silicone body. Allow both pieces to soak for 5 minutes and then scrub to get any stuck-on grime. Using old toothbrushes and cotton swabs are great for stuck-on dirt or hard to reach spots. After scrubbing, rinse your product thoroughly and let dry.
Enjoy your newly cleaned, perfect for traveling, silicone water pipe!