Stoner MacGyver: Embur cordless/flameless lighter
Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver.
The latest? The Embur cordless ceramic lighter.
What is it, dude? The Embur. It lights your bowls/smokes your hash without butane flames using a glowing-hot rod of ceramic.In optimal conditions, the butane in your lighter burns off until it's nothing more than carbon dioxide and a little water vapor. But it can also put off carbon soot -- just hold the flame of your big lighter under a clear glass jar to see what I'm talking about. And I know a lot of you hippies love those little wax-dipped hemp strings that wrap around your lighter and light up like miniature candles to light your bowl sans-butane.
How much coin will it run me? A lot (brace yourself):$200 to $250.
Where can I get one? Online at the Embur website and in a few select glass shops.
Yeah, bee's wax and hemp twine are natural -- but that doesn't mean I want to smoke them. They're putting off nasty carbon you're inhaling, too. That, and we spend a lot of time as cannabis users trying not to smoke things that resemble hemp.
The Embur, on the other hand, doesn't burn. The ceramic tip glows with heat and simply touching it to whatever you want to light up does the trick. It's like a mini Lightsaber with a 1,400 degree glowing orange tip to incinerate anything it touches, be it evil miniature droids or bowls of OG Kush.
Because you're not sucking a flame down into the bowl and incinerating everything instantly, you get a much fuller flavor from a bowl of buds than you would with a lighter. We also found it useful for a few other methods, including putting a chunk of bubble hash in our titanium nail-and-dome set and simply touching the tip to the concentrate instead of blowtorching the nail red-hot.
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