Hey Bluelighters! I made a post in the Big and Dandy DMT thread a couple of days ago with questions about smoking DMT. I decided to go ahead with the method recommended by the person who replied there. I smoked the DMT on steel wool in a regular marijuana pipe. I tried this twice, and it didn't work either time, unfortunately. I was outdoors the first time in windy weather, and I'm not surprised the attempt didn't work - I lost some of my dose loading my pipe and had trouble keeping my flame lit long enough. I did get some vapor from the DMT but not enough for even threshold effects. I tried smoking again in my room, thinking that I would have no issues this time. I made sure to follow the instructions I had been given. I kept the flame away from the steel wool, but it still caught fire (which I quickly blew out). The DMT melted fine, but for some reason, even after prolonged heating with the flame, I wasn't able to get anything but the smallest amounts of vapor from it. I'm not sure if this was vaporized or burned DMT (it tasted acrid and was white in color, if I remember correctly). There was still resin left on the steel wool when I removed it after trying for many minutes. I think the problem is my pipe. It's new and clean, but it might be too small to give sufficient airflow to vaporize all the DMT.
It's very frustrating to have wasted two doses this way, but I fortunately have enough to try again. Of course, I want to make sure I don't fuck it up this time, so I wanted advice on what the most foolproof way to smoke DMT is. I've done a lot of reading and want to know which of the following options is best.
(1) bed of marijuana or ashes in a regular pipe
(2) marijuana sandwich in a regular pipe
(3) steel wool in a regular pipe
(4) freebase pipe (the only headshop in town sells them for $25, which I think is overpriced)
(5) The Machine (I'll try making this, but I haven't found a suitable bottle)
As an alternative, I'm willing to snort the drug, but I've heard that the burn is legendary. Can anyone who has actually tried this give me an idea of how painful it is? Does the freebase work for snorting?