It doesn’t matter whether you live in a neighborhood where weed is legal or not, you should try to keep things discrete and respectful of others. Nobody wants to enter the room full of recognizable cannabis odor. Luckily, there is a small handy device that will keep your room stink-free. It’s called a sploof.
A sploof is a simple, cylindrical device that uses a filtering material and whose job is to filter the smoke. You can purchase a sploof but you’ll pay a lot for a decent one. If you can’t afford to purchase one, making one of your own is simple but generally less effective.
What Does A Sploof Do?
As we’ve already said a sploof is a simple, handy device that serves as a filter. Its job is to filter the smoke out of the air that you exhale after you’ve taken a hit. If you want to keep your smoking discrete, you’ll definitely need one.
Although cannabis has many pros, unfortunately, its recognizable odor is a definite con when you don’t want others to know that you smoke.
If you don’t want to let everybody know that you’re smoking weed, or if you simply don’t want to disturb others with the smell, you need to use one of these. It’s essentially a tube that has holes on both ends and a filter attached.
Instead of simply releasing the smoke into the air, the smoke will go through the sploof. More precisely, it will pass through the filtering agent and lose its well-known odor.
Does A Sploof Actually Work?
A sploof cannot reduce 100% of cannabis odor, but it can drastically reduce it. Sploofs sold online can reduce up to 99% of the unwanted odor. Homemade versions are not as effective, but they can certainly make a difference depending on how much work you’re willing to put into it and maybe a few bucks to make them a lot more effective.
The effectiveness of them depends on the materials from which they are made. Some are better than others. For example, homemade sploofs can be made from various materials such as toilet rolls, PVC, or even laundry detergent. But the best homemade versions include activated carbon.
How to make a basic DIY sploof in under 5 minutes?
For the simplest homemade version, you will need only two simple tools.
· Toilet paper roll
· (Scented) Dryer sheets
To make this classic DIY sploof is extremely easy and you won’t need more than 5 minutes.
1) Crumple the dryer sheets
2) Fill the paper roll with the dryer sheets
You’re simply going to exhale the smoke through the dryer sheets and it will drastically reduce the odor.
For a more advanced homemade sploof, you will need some additional materials.
· Toilet paper roll or a plastic bottle
· Scissors or a knife
· One rubber band or any type of string
· Some more (scented) dryer sheets. The more the better.
Step 1: If you use a toilet paper roll, you don’t need any modifications. If, however, you use a plastic bottle you will need scissors to remove the 1/3 of the bottle top.
Step 2: Simply crumple up the (scented) dryer sheet into the chosen vessel. It doesn’t have to be dense. Around 3-4 (scented) dryer sheets would be more than sufficient.
Step 3: The last, but also the most important step include a rubber band or any other type of string. You will simply need to use a rubber band to wrap the dryer sheet into the one hole of the vessel (toiler paper roll or a plastic bottle).
If you’re using a toilet paper roll you can wrap it on whatever end you choose. However, if you use a plastic bottle, make sure to crumple up the (scented) dryer sheet and wrap a rubber band (or any other type of string) over the wider end of the bottle. It will make your sploof both more aesthetic and more functional since you will use a smaller end to exhale smoke into.
Your sploof is now already functional. Step 4 is here for those perfectionists who want to add some final changes. You can remove the unnecessary excess from the dryer sheets by cutting their edges. It will make your sploof tidier, more visually-pleasing, but also more functional.
The final step is for the creative souls out there who would like to add some artistic flair. You can unleash your creativity and start decorating your sploof. Grab a pen, paint, tape and other materials to add some original symbols that will make your sploof both cute and original.
How do you make a sploof with activated carbon?
If you want to make your sploof even more efficient, then you’ll need activated carbon. Activated carbon (also known as active carbon, or active charcoal) is definitely one of the best available odor filters. Each piece of the activated carbon is extremely penetrable.
That basically means that even a small amount of activated carbon can hold the cannabis molecules that make it smell the way it does. The best place to find activated carbon is a pet store because it is used in aquariums. It is more expensive than a simple dryer sheet, but definitely much more effective.
Here is the process of making a sploof with activated carbon:
Step 1: Drill several small holes through a plastic cup
Step 2: Put some dryer sheets at the bottom of the cup
Step 3: Rinse and dry activated carbon before putting it into a cup
Step 4: Twist the cap onto the bottom of the pipe
Step 5: Put dried activated carbon inside
Step 6: Cover the activated carbon with the dryer sheet. A few layers would be enough.
What is the best sploof?
Besides these homemade sploofs, there are some very efficient premade ones that you can purchase. Here is a list of the best sploofs on the market today.
1) Smoke Trap
It uses a HEPA replaceable cartridge with an efficiency rate of 99.97%. After 300 uses. you won’t have to buy a completely new device. You can simply buy a new filter instead.
Snubbz is a ‘smoke silencer’. It also uses a HEPA filter with an efficiency rate of 99.7%. It can be used between 150-200 times before you have to buy a new one. Snubbz has a ‘cherry topper’ which is a heat-resistant filter.
Smokebuddy is definitely the most popular one. It uses activated carbon as a filter and comes in three sizes. It can withstand around 300 uses before you have to buy a new one.