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Stoner MacGyver: Embur cordless/flameless lighter


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Glass producer Sheldon Black makes Embur-specific concentrate bowls and domes as well (as our good friend Greg from Cannabis Cure TV demonstrates). While no doubt a nice addition to your quiver of smoking devices, the special bowls aren't necessary to fully enjoy the Embur.

Like a few other cannabis smoking products, like oil domes and skillets, the Embur does have a certain danger factor in the design. Unlike a lighter, dropping the Embur won't shut off the heat instantly. You'll have a red-hot ceramic piece burning holes in your couch, carpet or (even worse) your lap. You also have to be careful putting it upright on a table with a lot of people around, reaching over one another for bowls of herb or whatever. I'm sure there's at least one forearm scar somewhere in the country stemming from that scenario.

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Here's the thing: I know you can get an industrial heating iron from brands like Hakko and make those work just as well. They work great and some models have an almost identical ceramic tip. Plus, they cost about $20-$40, depending on the model.

But the Embur tops those units simply by being cordless -- making it completely portable. A full charge on the battery lasts for a full day of toking and you don't have to be around an outlet for it to function. Like in long car rides or in the backyard on one of the recent nice, sunny days. It's also packaged into a much more sexy unit than the commercial-grade Hakko.

Of course, those perks come with a price: around $200-$250 for the unit with a charger and a safety cap to put over the ceramic tip depending on where you get it (check eBay and Amazon for deals). For that price, you could snag about 250 Bic lighters on eBay. But that's also one of the selling points: 250 lighters is about 42 fluid ounce of butane that you'd light and inhale through a bowl.

Yes, it's an extravagance -- but if you enjoy smoking cannabis more than your average toker, it's an extravagance you'll likely appreciate. Especially if you're already a glass geek who is anal about smoking out of only the cleanest pieces, so you can fully enjoy your herb, hash and oil.

We can't guarantee all products sent in will be reviewed here at Stoner MacGyver, but if you've got something you think is the greatest invention since sliced pot-bread, send us an e-mail at marijuana@westword.com.



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16 comments
hotdog
hotdog

I had something like this in my 57 chevy. Pushed it in. When it popped out it was red hot. Lit my stuff real fine.

Stumbler
Stumbler

William Breathes is a fraud. Medical patient or "stoner"? Who would use a derogatory term like "stoner" to describe themselves? He is an insult to all the real medical cannabis users out there.

Monkey
Monkey

@Stumbler Everyone is a real medical cannabis user, even if they don't think they are. The word stoner offends you? Us stoners use the term because it's funny, and cannabis usually increases the sense of humor. 

orson
orson

@Monkey - Like you I believe everyone who is using marijuana is using it to compensate for a medical condition whether they know it or not but it is only medicinal if it is used as a medicine.  Drug abuse is not medicine.  Using the word stoner is counter productive to medical marijuana and recreational marijuana.  It would be like patients on prescribed narcotics calling themselves junkies or alcohol users calling themselves alcoholics.  People who use the term "stoner" are perpetuating the negative image of all marijuana users.  As a legitimate medical marijuana patient, it offends me very much when patients in the medical marijuana system call themselves stoners.  Stoners boast that they are drug abusers and it will result in all marijuana users getting treated like drug abusing stoners. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey ... being a stoner is about as "funny" as being a drunkard ... a real barrel of monkeys.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey ... stay Puerile and Stoned ... it's what you do best.


Monkey
Monkey

@DonkeyHotay  I like weed. The most common definition of weed is: 

"A plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one growing where it is not wanted."

Growing it in the middle of the U.S., who considers it extremely "undesirable" and "troublesome", is why "weed" is appropriate. They don't want it here, but it wont go away! It's funny, ironic and harmless, you big fatty fat fat.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey @orson 

Only puerile bong-sucking stoners call marijuana "weed'.

And to equate with the connotation Stoner, you'd need to call your black friend Stupid Nigger. and your overweight pal Fat Fucking Pig.

hth

Monkey
Monkey

@orson  Ok, I'll go along with that. I'm not calling my buds meds though, I hate that. I don't call aspirin meds, I don't call oxy's meds, so I'm not calling weed meds. And in all honesty, I'll probably refer to myself and friends as stoners too, because I think it's funny, just like I call my black friend blacky and my overweight friend fatty. Got to keep a sence of humor, but I understand your complaint.

bongsucker
bongsucker

@orson @Monkey

Bong sucker is better than stoner.

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