A bong is a device that allows you to smoke herbs or tobacco in a smooth and filtered way. The bong uses water to cool down and filter the smoke, making it less harsh and more enjoyable. Smoking out of a bong can be a fun and satisfying experience, but it can also be intimidating for beginners. In this article, we will show you how to prepare, smoke and clean a bong step by step.
What You Need
To smoke out of a bong, you will need the following items:
- A bong. Make sure your bong has a downstem and a bowl piece. The downstem is the long tube that connects the bowl piece to the water chamber. The bowl piece is where you pack your herb or tobacco.
- Your favorite herb or tobacco. You can use any kind of herb or tobacco that you like, but make sure it is legal in your area.
- A grinder. A grinder is a tool that helps you break up your herb or tobacco into small pieces. This will make it easier to pack and burn evenly.
- A lighter or hemp wick. A lighter or hemp wick is used to ignite your herb or tobacco. Hemp wick is a natural alternative to lighters that produces less butane and ash.
- Water. Water is essential for using a bong. You will need enough water to fill the water chamber of your bong so that the bottom of the downstem is fully submerged.
How to Prepare Your Bong
Before you can smoke out of your bong, you need to prepare it properly. Here are the steps to follow:
- Fill the water chamber of your bong with water. You can pour the water through the mouthpiece, which is the large opening at the top of the bong. Make sure the water level is high enough to cover the bottom of the downstem, but not too high that it splashes into your mouth when you inhale.
- Insert the downstem into the stem hole of your bong. The stem hole is the small opening on the side of the water chamber where you attach the downstem. Make sure the downstem fits snugly and securely.
- Attach the bowl piece to the top of the downstem. The bowl piece should slide smoothly into the downstem and stay in place.
- Grind your herb or tobacco with a grinder. A grinder will help you chop up your herb or tobacco into fine pieces that will burn evenly and efficiently. You can also use your fingers or scissors to break up your herb or tobacco, but it may not be as consistent.
- Pack your herb or tobacco into the bowl piece. Take some of the ground herb or tobacco and gently press it into the bowl piece with your fingers. Don’t pack it too tightly or loosely, as this will affect how well it burns and how much air can flow through it. If you are smoking alone, don’t pack more than half of the bowl piece. If you are smoking with friends, you can pack more, but don’t fill it above the rim of the bowl piece.
How to Smoke Your Bong
Now that your bong is ready, you can enjoy smoking it. Here are the steps to follow:
- Hold your bong with your non-dominant hand. Wrap your hand around the smoke chamber, which is the long section that connects the mouthpiece and the water chamber. Alternatively, you can hold your bong from the bottom if it has a base.
- Place your mouth over the mouthpiece and form a tight seal with your lips. Make sure there are no gaps between your lips and the mouthpiece, as this will prevent any smoke from escaping.
- If your bong has a carb hole, cover it with your thumb or finger