Cleaning your bong is the best way to get a high-quality (no pun intended) experience while smoking marijuana. If you don’t clean a weed bong regularly, you could actually end up sick believe it or not. After a few smoke sessions, it’s a good idea to clean it out and ensure that your future sessions go smoothly.
The simplest, most cost-effective way to clean a bong is to use the most common household items. You can also buy specific bong-cleaning supplies if you want.
The things you’ll need are:
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Disposable Latex Gloves
- Plastic Q-tips
- Lemon Juice
How to Clean Your Bong
Step 1. Dump out all the bong water, and then disassemble the entire bong. Be sure to place a towel or paper towel down so that you don’t get any debris on your table/counter when you set thee pieces aside.
Step 2. Run hot water through your pipes. This’ll loosen up any stuck resin that you might have. Make sure you’re careful not to burn yourself, as the glass can heat up real fast.
Step 3. Use around a half a cup of rubbing alcohol and a few tablespoons of salt in your piece to swish it around to get the main parts nice and clean. Don’t forget to wear your gloves, as no one likes the smell of old bong resin on their skin.
Step 4. Use your Q-tips to get into those hard to reach areas in your water pipe. The plastic ones are the best, as the paper ones tend to dissolve and break apart and make a bit of a mess.
Step 5. Break out the lemon juice to get rid of water spots. Simply swish your pipes with the juice and a small amount of hot water, and then finish with a cold-water rinse. Your pipes will sparkle like they’ve just been bought!
Frequency of Bong Cleaning
The frequency that you clean a bong will vary depending on your use, but you’ll usually want to make it so that you don’t have to clean off months of built-up resin/smoke gunk every time you clean it. It’s much better to spend five minutes cleaning a little resin from your pipes, then an hour cleaning lots of it off.
How To Know That It’s Time To Clean It
There are many different signs to watch out for as to when you need to clean your bong:
Black and white specks in the water and the pipe happen when the ash from the bowl gets into the pipe. Removes these regularly, or they could dislodge and go into your lungs.
Resin building up manifests as a sticky film on the inside of the glass. This could become a permanent fixture of your bong if left for too long.
Brown and stinky water is another sign. Use fresh water every time you have a smoking session to prevent this.
In conclusion, if you take care of your bong, your bong will take care of you, giving you awesome tokes from now until years to come!