The creativity and ingenuity of the stoners and the cannabis industry never cease to find solutions for even the trickiest pinch. For so long, cannabis has been viewed as an illegal substance that made people lazy and disinterested; however, if time has shown anything, it’s the exact opposite. The water bottle bong was a product of desperate ingenuity and is a great solution for those in a pinch and in need of something to smoke out of.
Water bottle bongs are a last-ditch effort but work nonetheless. If you are someone who has found yourself in a pinch, as long as you have a water bottle and some weed, you can make something work. This article seeks to explore everything there is to know about a water bottle bong and give you a step by step guide on how to make a water bottle bong. It’s always best to use a real bong made of glass or some other safe material or even a pipe or joint papers, this is meant to get you through that sticky situation.
What Is A Water Bottle Bong?
A water bottle bong is exactly what it claims to be, a water bottle that has been turned into a functional bong. There are a few extra steps than just grabbing a bong and immediately smoking out of it, but the process is similar and works as a one time use. Repeated uses of a water bottle bong are not recommended and can have adverse effects on your health. Water bottle bongs are made of plastic and have not been designed using safe materials to inhale through your lungs like bongs you purchase from a smoke shop or dispensary.
Just about any water bottle will work, so stay tuned to learn everything else that goes into making a water bottle bong.
What Do You Need To Make A Water Bottle Bong?
First and foremost, you need a water bottle. Stay clear from the smaller bottles and stick to around the standard bottle size. You can also use pop bottles, but make sure to clean them out thoroughly to ensure all of the sticky residues have been removed.
You will also require the following:
- Scissors or some type of sharp knife
- A pen or marker you don’t mind breaking apart
- Aluminum foil
- Your favorite weed strain (most important)
Once you have all of the necessary stuff, which you should have access to since all of these can be found as everyday, household items, it’s time to start making the actual water bottle bong.
How To Make A Water Bottle Bong
Before you can make the water bottle bong, make sure the bottle is clean and the plastic outer wrapping has been removed. Now, it’s time to make the water bottle bong. Follow along for a step-by-step guide on how to create a water bottle bong in a pinch.
Step One: Make The Downstem
Once you have a cleaned water bottle that has the outer packaging removed, it’s time to make the downstem. The downstem is needed for airflow and a place for the bowl to sit on. Take the pen or highlighter you grabbed and take it apart. All you need is the plastic cylinder that is on the inside of the pen or highlighter. Now, onto making the bowl.
Step Two: Create Your Bowl
Now it’s time to use the aluminum foil. Tear off a medium to a large piece of the foil and begin to shape it into a bowl using your hands. Fold the sides over and form it until it’s exactly how you want it and it fits on the downstem nicely. Use your toothpick to carefully puncture a few holes a the bottom (around 5) to create the airflow. The holes cannot be too large otherwise your cannabis will fall out of the bowl and into the water bottle.
Step Three: Place The Downstem And Make A Carb Hole
Time to place the downstem and make a carb hole. Using your scissors or whatever scarp object you have, and cut a small hole in the side of the water bottle, about halfway down. The hole has to be barely large enough for the downstem to slide through. Then, insert your downstem on a slight angle into the water bottle bong.
Step Four: Add Some Water
Now it’s time to add some water, making sure the downstem is submerged below the water. As long as the bottom part of the downstem is underwater, you are all set.
Step Five: Pack Your Weed And Enjoy!
Alright, that’s the end. You have your water bottle bong, so now it’s time to spark up and enjoy. Grind up your cannabis, pack it in the bowl, grab a lighter, and enjoy your newly fashion water bottle bong. To smoke it, you use the regular mouthpiece of the water bottle inhale through your lungs.
What Are The Risks Associated With Using A Water Bottle Bong?
Water bottle bongs are intended as a last-ditch effort, one-time use only. They are not particularly safe in the first place, but after one use you will notice the water bottle bong becomes sluggish and flimsy. It’s also not great to be breathing in burnt plastic or aluminum foil since both can create toxic fumes when they are burned or melted down. It is always recommended to use a proper bong, like a glass bong, which is much safer for you and your lungs. But, if you ever find yourself in a pinch, now you have a method to use so you can still enjoy your wonderful bud.