A localised method of smoking cannabis, generally favoured by the chav drop-outs of south
Somerset, however it can be found in many stoner
circles due to its cost-effectiveness.
required for a shottie comprises a rudimentary
tube (usually crafted from a sheet of beer-can metal and electrical tape) and a cheap pop bottle. a hole
is burned into the lower part of the bottle and the tube inserted, the bottle is then filled up to the hole
with water. the overall impression
of a completed shottie configuration
is very similar
to that of a homemade crack-pipe.
The end of the tube is then packed first with a 'plug' of tobacco, then topped with either dirt bar
, depending on the class of toker. this
configuration is then smoked much in the same
a bong might be smoked; however
the lack of a gauze means that
once the plug of tobacco and herb
has been sufficiently burned away, the tokee
then efforts a final tug, pulling the plug down through
the tube and into
This final expenditure
capacity, coupled with the instant blast of smoke
to the lungs, provides the true 'magic' of the shottie, leaving the tokee lost
in an instant haze, unable to breathe or communicate for a short while.
Excessive abuse of the shottie can be dangerous, and the user can genuinely feel the smoke ripping into
his/her lungs when it hits. the use of low quality construction materials and/or cheap dirt bar exacerbates
"its 4 a.m, i've ingested far too much amphetamine, there
is only one thing
which could deliver me to the land of drowsiness. time
for a shottie"