“This category is about something that everyone is doing… we are doing it, you are doing it, everyone is making their own Stoner Schematics. Wait! You might be asking yourself, what in the hell is this… Stoner Schematic? Well I am glad that you subconsciously reached into your head and spat out a question such as this for us. Stoner Schematics are Stoner’s (‘hence the name’) Schematics (blueprints, instructions, whatever your vernacular…). It is what the Stoner creates, be it cannabutter, some crazy rolling technique, or even just a great way to blow smoke… that is a Stoner Schematic.” ——–> Got suggestions for schematics? E-mail Dignan

bowl roach clip

Next time you are at the end of your joint and there are no reliable roach clips in sight, try this trick to create a makeshift roach holder out of the carburetor on your favorite bowl. First, check the amount left in the joint to verify if it is at the point that passing it around will result in someone burning their fingertips. Generally, one to two inches is a suitable length for a roach, but it really depends on the size of the original joint or blunt. Personally, I prefer to utilize rolling tips, when I have the chance, as they make it easy to approximate the amount of ganja left by simply squeezing the sides of the joint and measuring where the cannabis ends and the rolling tip begins. In fact, if the roller formulates a rolling tip long enough, he or she can eliminate the necessity for a roach. In essence, joints become capable of being smoked until the end without some self-induced inflaming injury occurring due to a dropped pass because the roach was hot. Nevertheless, after determining the joint to be short enough to qualify as a roach, simply start by positioning it inside the carb of a nearby bowl in a similar manner to the pictures above and below.

bowl roach clip2

As both images demonstrate, stop up the main chamber with your thumb or forefinger, and then slowly pull on the bowl like normal. In general, you are fundamentally reversing the inherent function of the bowl by swapping the practical roles of each hole. If you pull too hard, you will run the risk of dragging in copious amounts of ash, and maybe even the roach itself, into your mouth. Therefore, be easy with the roach by pulling with a gentle, but consistent, airflow. Once the roach has diminished to a stub, you can simply push it the rest of the way through and tap it out through the mouthpiece of the bowl. It may not be the fanciest implementation, such as an alligator clip or Hemostatic forceps, but the carb roach holder is a great Old Fashioned Stoner Schematic.

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