A bong is one of the most popular forms of smoking used by cannabis connoisseurs. To preserve the longevity of your bongs and to ensure a quality high during every use, it is important to know how to clean a bong properly. This method utilizes water to help filter and cool the smoke before taking a rip. Bongs are user friendly and offer an effective way to eliminate the harsh smoke from your sessions.
Proper bong cleaning ensures the bong can work properly. Without routine cleaning sessions, whether it be a quick clean or a deep clean, there can be an excess buildup of resin and stray flower that may have fallen through the bowl and into the bong water. This creates an unpleasant taste and can take away from the flavor of the weed. It’s also important to engage in proper weed etiquette. Don’t make your friends take bong rips out of a dirty bong with old bong water.
This article seeks to break down the simple ways you can go about keeping your bong clean daily as well as how to deep clean your bong properly. The process is simple and there are not a lot of ingredients required for the cleaning. Stay tuned and read along to learn how to clean your bong to ensure you can enjoy the quality of your flower.
Quick, Easy Ways To Clean A Bong To Maintain The Quality Of Your High
Before tackling the deep cleaning process for your bong, there are a few things you can do in the short term to keep your bong clean. The first method is just a simple quick scrub. This process should only take you about a minute. A bong cleaner is recommended during this step, it makes the resin, or buildup from your sessions, slide right off. Let it sit for a few seconds and shake thoroughly. Rinse and let dry. If you do not have a bong cleaner, a bag of salt is the way to go.
It is also important to clean out the bowl after every use to make sure that residual flower doesn’t pack and clog the bottom. When this happens, flower can fall through the stem and into the bong water. For those of you who smoke bongs regularly, you know how nasty old bong water truly is. On the topic of bong water, make sure to clean out your bong water regularly for the sake of you and your friends.
6 Steps For Deep Cleaning Your Bong
Now it’s time to dive into how to deep clean your bong. This process is somewhat lengthy, so make you sure have a good amount of time set aside to clean your bong. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of deep cleaning your bong to preserve the appearance and quality of your bong. By the end of this article, you should feel confident and know how to clean your bong like a pro.
What You’ll Need
Before you can start cleaning your bong, there are a few things you’ll need. The following ingredients and tools are required for a proper deep clean:
- Sea salt
- 99% rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)
- Large zipper storage bags
- Rubber stoppers or bong plugs
Make sure you have a big enough space set aside to place all your necessary things, preferably near a sink.
For the first step, it is important to remove the bowl and downstem from the bong. Place each piece in a separate zipper storage bag. If you place them in the same bag, you run the risk of breaking or chipping the pieces, so make sure they are separate during the cleaning process. Not only that, but it ensures both pieces can be cleaned thoroughly.
Now, add the rubbing alcohol and salt to the two storage bags containing your bowl and downstem. The pieces should be fully submerged below the rubbing alcohol. Swish the alcohol around in the bag gently to make sure the rubbing alcohol and the salt are evenly distributed and mixed. The two pieces will soak in the bags while you move towards cleaning other parts of the bong.
Time to pour out the bong water from your bong into a sink or drain. Now, as previously mentioned, it is important to regularly change out your bong water. This will help shorten the length of time during deep cleaning sessions because you would be managing any excess build-up of resin.
Add in the salt and alcohol into the bong. You will first add the salt, ensuring the salt coats the bottom of the bong. Next, pour about 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol into the bong. Time to let your bong sit and stew.
Plug the openings of your bong after allowing it to sit and soak for a few minutes. You can purchase the caps or plugs at your local head shop. Once you plug the openings, it’s time to shake. Make sure to shake thoroughly to ensure you are scrubbing and cleaning every surface. You want to remove as much resin build up as possible. Once you feel the right amount of resin has been removed, rinse out the salt and isopropyl alcohol.
Last step! Rinse out your bong with warm water. Swirl the water around in the bong to ensure all the resin buildup, salt, and alcohol has been removed. Take your storage bags containing your bowl and downstem and rinse them with warm water. Pour out the alcohol and salt from the bags and throw the bags away. Allow the pieces to sit and dry before re-assembling.
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