There’s nothing quite like a nice, clean hit from a freshly cleaned bong. But let’s be real – cleaning a bong can be a pain. If you’ve ever gone a little too long without cleaning your bong, you know the struggle of trying to scrape weeks or even months worth of resin from the glass. But fear not, dear friend. In this ultimate guide, we’re going to go over everything you need to know how to clean a bong and keep it looking and functioning its best.
First things first – if you’re looking to clean your bong, you’re going to need a few supplies. Here’s what you’ll need:
– Isopropyl alcohol (ideally 90% or higher)
– Coarse salt (sea salt works well)
– Hot water
– Cotton swabs or pipe cleaners
– Gloves (optional but highly recommended)
Once you’ve gathered your supplies, you can begin the cleaning process. The first step is to empty out any water or remaining smoke from your bong. Then, disassemble the bong as much as possible. Take out the bowl piece, downstem, and any other removable pieces. If your bong has a percolator or diffuser, you can leave it in place for now.
Next, fill the base of the bong with hot water – just enough to cover any buildup or residue. Then, add a generous amount of coarse salt. The salt will act as an abrasive, breaking up any buildup in the glass. Finally, add enough isopropyl alcohol to fully submerge all of the pieces.
Now comes the fun part – shaking! Hold onto the bong and vigorously shake it for several minutes, until you can see the buildup breaking down and dissolving into the alcohol. If your bong is particularly dirty, you may need to repeat this step a few times.
Once you’re satisfied with the shaking, it’s time to rinse everything out. Pour out the salt/alcohol/water mixture, and thoroughly rinse all of the pieces with hot water. Use cotton swabs or pipe cleaners to clean any hard-to-reach spots or pieces.
Finally, let everything dry completely before reassembling and using your bong again. If any residue remains after letting the pieces dry, you can repeat the cleaning process as needed.
Conclusion: Cleaning a bong may not be the most glamorous task, but it’s an important one. Not only does keeping your bong clean improve the taste and quality of your hits, it can also prolong the lifespan of your piece. With the right supplies and a little bit of effort, cleaning your bong can be a breeze. So go forth, my fellow stoners, and enjoy the fresh, clean hits of a newly cleaned bong.