Originally Published: December 3rd, 2015.
Clean glass is essential to having the perfect smoking experience and knowing how to clean a bong is something every enthusiast should know. When your bong or pipe is clean, you get a purer taste of your weed and you don’t get that unpleasant taste of resin or dirty water. Routine maintenance of your smoking collection is very important to ensuring that your pipes are as fresh as the first day you got them. It also helps reduce the amount of time spent cleaning them. Learn how to clean a bong with these 5 easy steps!
First, you’re going to want to make sure you have everything you need! You’ll need sea salt or rock salt, any salt that hasn’t been refined or purified (the bigger the better). You also need isopropyl alcohol (70% or higher). We recommend 91% alcohol for quicker and easier washes. All of these supplies can be found available at your local corner store or pharmacy.
Pour the sea salt into your empty glass from all open holes until the bottoms of the inside are covered.
Step 2: Pour isopropyl alcohol into bong
Step 3: SHAKE!
Plug the holes of your bong by folding up paper towels to cover the holes. Now shake it up! Shake as hard as you can, in every different direction, turning the bong sideways, upside down, above your head, anything you can think of.
Step 4: Rinse
*Repeat Steps 1-4 if your glass isn’t clean enough yet. If you’re still not satisfied with the cleanliness, try washing the bong thoroughly with hot water.
Step 5: Smoke the clean bong!
Now that you’ve learned how to a clean bong, grab a lighter and spark up! Enjoy the fresh taste of your flower with the clean smoke. The process is exactly the same for any slides, downstems, hand pipes, or any other glass. Just put your pipe inside a plastic bag and pour everything into the sealed bag. Remember, clean glass is happy glass!
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