Here at Herbalize Store, we’ve seen our share of unique smoking equipment. When it comes to unusual pipe designs, though, the Genius Pipe definitely takes the cake. The Genius Pipe is almost impossible to break. It delivers bong-like smoothness without using a drop of water. Best of all, you can clean it without using brushes, pipe cleaners or harsh chemicals. What is this thing? It’s the Genius Pipe, of course! In this review, we’ll share our account of what it’s like to use the Genius Pipe.
The thing that makes the Genius Pipe unique isn’t so much the flat design, although that certainly sets it apart from traditional herb pipes. What’s truly interesting about the Genius Pipe, though, is what you see on the inside when you disassemble the pipe’s magnetic components. Inside the pipe, you’ll see thousands of tiny dimples. The dimples cause the smoke to swirl inside the pipe, cooling the smoke and removing some of the heavy tars and resins. The maker of the Genius Pipe claims that the dimples give you the coolness of a water bong and the pure flavor of a direct flame pipe. Does it work? We’ll share our thoughts.
The first thing you’ll notice upon removing the Genius Pipe from its packaging is that it’s much smaller than it looks in the pictures. It doesn’t look out of place next to a smartphone, and any non-smokers who see the Genius Pipe will most likely assume it’s a gadget of some sort.
The build quality of the Genius Pipe is excellent. The perfectly machined anodized aluminum components fit together seamlessly, and the strong magnets have no difficulty holding the pipe together. Thanks to the exacting tolerance of the aluminum parts, the pipe does an excellent job of containing the smell of your herbs. You can pack a bowl and carry the pipe in your pocket or purse all day without anyone noticing – and thanks to the strong magnets, there’s no chance of the pipe coming open and losing your herbs.
The Genius Pipe uses a screen to keep your herbs out of the interior of the pipe. The screen is a removable component that you can easily clean and replace.
There are plenty of unique herb pipe designs out there. No matter how unusual a pipe is, though, most non-smokers will recognize it for what it is. With its sleek, flat design, that’s not true of the Genius Pipe. Non-smokers simply ignore it. If you meet a fellow smoker, though, get ready for a fun conversation!
The top cover of the Genius Pipe slides off to expose the pipe’s bowl. Remove the cover, place your herbs in the bowl and push down lightly to pack. You want to pack the herbs tightly to prevent yourself from needing to relight them constantly, but don’t pack the herbs so tightly that you block the airflow. You can use the Genius Pipe with the cover slightly offset so that the opening in the cover is over the bowl of the pipe. Alternatively, you can remove the cover and place it on the bottom of the pipe. Since the cover is magnetic, it stays in place on its own.
To use the Genius Pipe, hold a lit lighter or hemp wick over the bowl and pull slowly. When you use the Genius Pipe, you want to inhale much more slowly than you might with a traditional pipe or bong. The longer the smoke swirls around in the pipe’s dimples, the cooler it’ll become. Using the Genius Pipe, we found that the dimples did a magnificent job of keeping the smoke cool and smooth. If you don’t usually use pipes because they make you cough, you’ll love the fact that the Genius Pipe provides a totally cough-free smoke that doesn’t irritate the lungs. If you want to enjoy even more coolness, try putting the Genius Pipe in the freezer for a half hour before packing and using it. You can’t do that with a glass pipe! You’ll get around 5-7 pulls from a fully packed bowl, so the pipe will remain cool throughout your smoking session.
Although the primary purpose of the 2,000 dimples in the Genius Pipe is to keep your smoke cool, we noticed that the dimples also perform another function: They act as a sort of filter. As the smoke swirls around the inside of the Genius Pipe, tars and resins settle to the bottom of the dimples. After a few smoke sessions, you’ll see the dark tars when you open the pipe and marvel at all of the sticky stuff that you avoided inhaling.
When you’re done using the Genius Pipe, simply tap it to remove the ashes from the bowl and replace the cover. The fact that the cover creates a nearly airtight seal is also perfect for sessions that are unexpectedly cut short. Placing the cover over the bowl kills the flame and conserves your material for a later session.
The Genius Pipe works with dry herbs, hashish and wax concentrates. Wax liquifies when you heat it, though, so you’ll need an accessory from Genius called the G-Stone if you want to use the Genius Pipe with dabs. Place the G-Stone in the bowl of the pipe and put a dab on the top of the stone. The G-Stone is made from porous ceramic. Since it doesn’t burn, it’ll last indefinitely and will keep the liquified dabs out of the body of the pipe. When you hold a flame over the dab, it liquifies, and the G-Stone absorbs it. The G-Stone gets hot, vaporizing the dab. The G-Stone makes it possible to vape concentrates in the Genius Pipe without a complicated dab rig.
When you use the Genius Pipe, you’ll notice that tars and resins collect inside the pipe fairly quickly due to the filtering effect of the dimples. When it came time to clean our Genius Pipe review sample, we were treated to what might be this pipe’s greatest feature: You can clean the pipe and make it as good as new in five minutes with no brushes, pipe cleaners or chemicals. Disassemble the Genius Pipe, fill a bowl with isopropyl alcohol and submerge the pipe in the bowl. After five minutes, remove the pipe and rinse it in the sink. After drying and reassembling the pipe, you’re ready to get back to smoking.
Do you need to clean your genius pipe in a hurry? Try an isopropyl alcohol wipe. They’re available in your local pharmacy. All it takes is a quick rubdown to remove the tars. You’ll be back to smoking in minutes.