HOW TO: The Official Glass Filter Screen Guide - Daily High Club

HOW TO: The Official Glass Filter Screen Guide

What's in the Box?!

A How-To for Glass Filter Screens

We’ve gotten a lot of questions about the glass screens that come in your smoking subscription box of monthly supplies - mainly, “How the eff do I use it?” Never fear, a how-to guide is here!

Glass screens are growing in popularity because they’re not only reusable, saving you money, but a more health-friendly alternative to metal or brass screens. They also absorb heat as you use your smoking device, keeping heat out of the chamber while heating your legal herb from the bottom, creating a more flavorful experience.
They typically come in two main shapes: Daisy/Flower and Jacks (think tripod-shaped). For this guide, we’ll use the daisy glass screens as an example since that’s what we typically include in DHC boxes.

How To Glass Screens

The Basics

As you may have guessed, daisy and star glass screens get their name from the shape of the top. Both have five points, with the daisy being more rounded. Underneath, you’ll see a longer point protruding straight down from the center.

What to Do

  • Take your glass screen, holding it from the top.
  • Insert the prolonged tip, or stem, at the bottom into the center of your bowl (where you would normally put a mesh screen)
  • Be gentle with your smoking device, don’t just shove the stem right down as they don’t always fit perfectly depending on what you’re using. These are 100% glass and, while durable, you don’t want to break anything or get hurt yourself.
  • After setting the screen up, it should create a nice semi-flat surface to pack your legal herb neatly on top.
  • Then you’re good to go!

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Unluckily, they don’t work in the old school metal pipes Kathy.
And Sandra, it probably would.
They’re handmade, so they stems vary in diameter. Some of the Dow stems are thinner and some thicker with a small amount being very thin or thick.
Another option for you would be a honeycomb screen, which is just a small glass or ceramic disc with 5-6 holes through it that sits at the bottom of your bowl. Personally, I like to use this type in all my bongs or handpipes with removable bowls, but they work just as well, if not better, than the glass daisy, star, and jack screens.
What it really comes down to is personal preference and the specific application (type of pipe) it’s being used with, but I always use one when I smoke! Try them, once you do you’ll never smoke a bowl again without one.
Hell, I carry them with me when I visit friends, and give them to all my friends. I love them so much. I haven’t smoked a bowl without one in years!

Jory Kirkpatrick

How do the glass screens work in the metal pipes?

Kathy Allen

yes I have an 8-inch very small glass pipe and I was wondering will this the whole for me and it’s some 1/2" from rim to rim


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