Joint Filter Substitutes

Using a filter in your joints can make the smoking experience much better, and smoother. There are many reasons why you would want to use a filter (as explained below). So why not start now? You won’t even need official filter tips to do this. You can use some homemade filter tips that are easy to put together, and are disposable! Some options will not even require assembly, simply stick it at the end of your joint and you are good to go! Check out our joint filter substitutes!

In this post, we will take a look at three different options for creating joint filter substitutes. These three options are simple and affordable, choose the one(s) that is best for you! In addition, there are many other options that we have not listed; just get creative and you can come up with your own! But first, let’s talk about why you would want to use filters in the first place.

Why You Should Use Filters

Joint filter tips offer a few benefits compared to simply rolling a joint and smoking it as is. While these small benefits are not substantial, they may make your smoking experiences a bit better and your long-term smoking lifestyle a bit healthier.

One of the main reasons for using filters is to prevent scooby snacks. These are the tiny pieces of weed that tend to slip through the joint and into your mouth. If you frequently smoke joints, or even blunts, you know exactly what these are. They are very unpleasant and can simply be avoided by using a filter.

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Another reason why filters are great is that they offer more space for the smoke to travel through. This allows more time for the smoke to cool, making it less harsh and a bit smoother. Of course, filters are nowhere near as long as the actual joint itself, so this does not make a significant difference. However, this is one small thing that filters can help contribute to.

Filters can also help you to smoke the entire joint, using all of your weed. Most of the time joints are rolled with weed sticking out at both ends. Without a filter (and a roach clip), you will not be able to smoke all of that weed. There would be no place for you to hold on to it! Filters give you a place to hold your joint so that you can finish the entire thing.

I should mention that not only joints need filters. The other option for using filters is in blunts. Commonly, blunts do not include filters, however, there is no reason why you should not add one in. They offer the same benefits as a joint. But what should you use as joint filter substitutes if you do not have some already?

Construction Paper

Rolling a Joint Filter Visual
How to roll a filter with paper.

The first option for creating your filter tips is to use construction paper. This type of paper is preferred over regular lined paper since it is thicker. Joint filters are supposed to be thicker than the actual rolling paper or blunt wrap used so that the filter does not burn along with the weed. Also, a sturdy filter ensures that it will hold up throughout the entire smoking session.

To roll a filter with construction paper, simply refer to the image above. Cut out a piece (about 1/3 the size of the paper) and make small folds in a zigzag shape until you have a small piece left to wrap around the zigzags. Make sure your filter is rounded, or will at least fit inside your rolled joint.

As with any other joint filter, make sure you do not accidentally combust and smoke the construction paper. If you do, it will be very harsh. Many stoners use this as an indicator of when their joint is completely out. When the harshness hits, your joint is finished. Skip the harshness by simply paying attention to the amount of weed left in your roll.


Rotini Pasta Noodles
Rotini can be used as a joint filter.

Imagine using pasta inside a joint. Now you don’t need to imagine it, you can make it happen. Rotini pasta noodles work great as filter tips. Simply buy a box and you will have tons of filters!

The best part about these filter substitutes is that you do not need to put them together as a filter, such as with the construction paper above. You can pick up a box of rotini from your local grocery store and then you will have filters at hand ready to be used.

It’s not a good idea, however, to cook with or eat the same rotini noodles that you have used as a joint filter. Since boxes of these noodles typically come with many, you can set a handful aside to use as filters and cook with the rest. Or, use the whole box as filter. That should last you a while (unless you smoke all day, every day).

Index Card

Index Cards
Index cards can be folded into filter tips.

Lastly, we have index cards. These paper cards work very similarly to construction paper. One index card can make about 1-3 filters, depending on how big you want them. In addition, these cards are typically sold in packs, so you can buy a set and have many filters to make. This is unlike construction paper, which is usually sold one by one.

To make a joint filter from an index card, simply follow the same guidelines as you would with construction paper. And remember, do not smoke them! The smoke will be very harsh and unpleasant. Also, index cards are typically lined, meaning they have ink in them which you do not want to be smoking.

That were three different household items that can be used as joint filter substitutes. Do you know of anything else that could be used? There are tons and tons of other ways to make filters, and the stoner community seems to always figure out something new. Have a filter substitute that you would like to share? Drop a comment down below! Thanks for reading!

FAQ: Joint Filter Substitutes

What is a joint filter substitute?

A joint filter substitute is a type of filter that can be used as an alternative to standard joint filters, such as those used in air conditioners and refrigerators. They are designed to provide better filtration and efficiency than traditional filters.

What are the benefits of using joint filter substitutes?

The main benefit of using joint filter substitutes is increased efficiency and filtration, which can help to reduce energy costs and maintain a cleaner, healthier environment. Additionally, these filters are usually more affordable and easier to install than traditional filters.

Are joint filter substitutes easy to install?

Yes, joint filter substitutes are typically easy to install and do not require any special tools or expertise. However, it is recommended to check the manufacturer’s instructions before attempting installation.

Are joint filter substitutes more expensive than traditional filters?

No, joint filter substitutes are usually more affordable than traditional filters, making them a great option for those looking for an economical solution.

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Evan Weston

Evan Weston is a contributor to Reefer Posts, a growing community for exploring the developing market of Cannabis and CBD-related products. He spends a lot of time researching the development of health-related products that utilize Cannabis and CBD oils. He also keeps tabs on the developing legal environment regarding medical, recreational cannabis use, and production.

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