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The Case for Cornering the Bowl

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Cornering the bowl is one of the most vitally important pieces of advice on stoner etiquette that you will hear about. No matter where you happen to be toking up, cornering the bowl is always good praxis. So why do we corner the bowl?

Cornering the Bowl is Easy to Do

Cornering the ball is pretty easy to do, as long as you know how to work a lighter, which I think it’s safe to to say that if you’re reading this, then you probably do. There are a couple different ways that you can corner the bowl. The way most people go about doing this is by lightly touching the flame to the edge of the bowl, so as to only burn a small portion of it. Some people are well practiced enough to do neat tricks, but this is really all you need to know.

The Bowl Tastes Better

Cornering the bowl is a way of lightly roasting the bowl so that the entire top isn’t torched. This way all the other people in your circle get a chance to taste the green hit. As we all know, the green hit is the best part. The bowl tastes better for everyone in the circle too. After all, who wants to taste a roasted bowl? Of course, if it’s a bigger circle, then the greens might not make it all the way around the circle, but this is why you load multiple bowls right?

It Makes Your Herb Last Longer

Cornering the bowl makes the bowl last longer than it would if you were just torching it straight. You’re only lightly singeing it each time, so you’re actually able to better appreciate the quality of your herb. This goes for the taste too. By cornering the bowl you are tasting fresh herb with each hit, and thus really experiencing all the terpenes your strain has to offer.

Always corner the bowl, whether you are smoking alone or with a crowd. The people in your circle will appreciate it. You’ll probably be invited into a lot more smoking circles if you have a reputation for cornering the bowl. This is probably some of the most valuable bits of advice I could give you about stoner etiquette.

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