Smokin Screw Product Review
I have never been a fan of smoking screens. The concept of having an easier to clean pipe is great but I find typical screens to be more of a burden than a helpful tool. That being said, I wasn’t really in the market for any alternatives until Smokin’ Screws (@smokinscrews) started following me on Twitter. They have a pretty solid tweet game so give them a follow. I’d be surprised if most of their sales aren’t generated from social media.
These Smokin’ Screws kept popping up on my feed and I was intrigued. Other users that I follow posted about them, one included a pig pipe, more on that in a minute, so at this point I was hooked and went to their online shop. I’m glad I did. I ended up ordering a pipe which came with one Smokin’ Screw. I figured that I hate screens but I’m getting this cool pipe so if the Smokin’ Screw is a dud, I still have the cool pipe.
One bowl and I was hooked.
The Smokin’ Screw is genius. It stays in place. There was never a doubt in my mind that the Screw would fall out and ruin the whole session. I moved the handle back and forth as though I was fine tuning a radio dial. It created a whole new experience. It didn’t interfere whatsoever with the puffs. It’s so well designed that you could forget there is something other than flower in your bowl. Two thumbs up, five stars, and whatever other kind of kudos, this is a top-shelf accessory. One use and you’ll see how this screen is unlike any other.
After using the Screw in somewhere around a dozen bowls a thin film of sticky residue on the interior of your bowl will help prevent the Screw from slipping around. You won’t notice much build-up until this point, proving their point that using it will keep your smoking accessory cleaner than not using it at all.
Like most great American companies, Smokin’ Screws was started by a dude in his garage. A few years ago, Steve, an inventor and chemical engineer, created the Smokin’ Screw to replace screens, which he also dislikes. According to their website, “Whenever possible, we look to employ veterans and members of our community.“ This really is a great company, so please consider supporting them with a purchase.
Now, back to that pig pipe.
I have never seen anything like it, but this a pipe worth adding to your collection. The Sugar Mattys Pig and Smokin' Screw Gift Set is a smart $34.95 investment. You get a small, well designed piece of artwork (aka the pig pipe) and a Smokin’ Screw to help keep her clean. I find the pipe to be a good small size, easy to conceal in your hand if needed.
Other Items in their Store:
- Smokin’ Screw Micro + Holder
- Smokin’ Screw Long Handled Pipe Screen
- Original Smokin’ Screw Pipe Screen
- Original Smokin’ Screw Pipe Screen Party Pack
- Micro Pipe Screens 2 Pack
- Vinyl Stickers
I’m a big fan of chillums, glass joints, and one-hitters so I foresee a purchase of the micro size Smokin’ Screw in the near future. I highly recommend the Smokin’ Screw. This is something that you never knew you needed.