Smoking out of a bong is one of the most popular ways of consuming cannabis. While it offers a more powerful and flavorful hit, it requires regular maintenance in order to ensure that it functions smoothly. Over time, the resin that accumulates in the inside of the bong can affect its performance, and may even make it unusable. In this article, we’ll be showing you how to clean a bong to keep it functioning effectively and efficiently for longer.
Gather Your Supplies
Before you get started, you’ll want to make sure you have all the supplies needed to clean your bong effectively.
– Coarse salt
– Isopropyl alcohol (90% or higher)
– Q-tips or pipe cleaners
– Rubber gloves
– A plastic bag
– Warm water
– Paper towels or a cleaning cloth
Empty Your Bong
The first step in cleaning your bong is to empty it of any leftover residue. First, carefully pour out the water in the bong, then use a pipe cleaner or q-tip to remove any excess resin in the bowl or downstem.
Add Coarse Salt
Once you’ve emptied the bong of water and cleaned out any leftover resin, it’s time to add the coarse salt. Add a large handful of salt into your bong, making sure to be generous. This will act as an abrasive and will help scrub away any resin and buildup.
Add Isopropyl Alcohol
Next, add isopropyl alcohol into the salt-filled bong. Pour enough to fill up the entire chamber, and then plug up the openings of the bong with the plastic bag or stopper.
Shake it Up
Now comes the fun part: shaking the mixture vigorously. Use the rubber gloves (or cover your hands with a paper towel) and shake up the bong to ensure that the salt and isopropyl alcohol mixture is cleaning every corner inside. Repeat this process for at least 5-10 minutes.
SRinse Your Bong
After giving your bong a thorough shake, it’s time to rinse it with warm water. Rinse the bong until every trace of salt and resin is removed. Be sure to rinse every part, including the mouthpiece and downstem.
Repeat if Necessary
If you notice that there is still some resin or buildup left in the bong after the first cleaning, you may need to repeat the process to ensure that it’s fully cleaned. Be sure to rinse your bong as many times as necessary until it’s fully clean.
Cleaning your bong might seem like a daunting task, but it’s crucial to keep your device functioning as it should. Following the steps outlined above should help you get your bong spotless in no time. Remember to always use gloves, as the alcohol and salt mixture can be harsh on skin. Cleaning your bong regularly will keep it in good condition and ensure that you’re getting the most out of your cannabis consumption.
Be sure to give your bong a deep clean once every month or two, and you can always use rubbing alcohol with salt periodically between full cleans. With just a little effort on your part, you can keep your bong in tip-top shape for years to come.