MONSTERS OF SMOKE Bongs How to Clean a Bong: A Proven Method

How to Clean a Bong: A Proven Method


A bong is a popular device for smoking herb or tobacco, using water to cool and filter the smoke. However, over time, the bong can get dirty and clogged with resin, ash and bacteria, affecting the taste and quality of your smoke. Therefore, it is important to clean your bong regularly to keep it in good condition and enjoy a smooth and flavorful smoke.

In this blog post, we will show you a proven method to clean your bong using simple household items: coarse salt and rubbing alcohol. This method works for most types of bongs, whether they are made of glass, metal or plastic. You will also need some warm water, a sink or basin, some latex gloves, and some rubber stoppers or bong plugs to seal the openings of the bong.

Step 1: Disassemble and rinse your bong

The first step is to disassemble your bong and remove any removable parts, such as the bowl, the downstem, the mouthpiece and any other accessories. Check for any damage or cracks on the bong and replace any broken parts before using it again.

Next, empty out the old water from the bong and rinse it with warm water to remove any loose particles. You can also use a small brush or a pipe cleaner to scrub away any stubborn resin. Fill the bong partway with warm water and set it aside.

Step 2: Add salt and alcohol to your bong

The second step is to add an abrasive and a cleaner to the base of the bong. The abrasive will help to scrub away the resin buildup, while the cleaner will help to dissolve it. The best combination for this is coarse salt and rubbing alcohol. You can use any type of coarse salt, such as sea salt, rock salt or Epsom salt. The rubbing alcohol should be at least 90% strength for best results.

Pour about half a cup of salt into the bong, followed by enough rubbing alcohol to fill it halfway. You can also add some salt and alcohol to a zipper storage bag and place the bowl and downstem inside. Seal the bag tightly.

Step 3: Plug the holes and shake it up

The third step is to plug the holes of the bong with rubber stoppers or bong plugs. You can also use your hands, fingers or thumbs, but make sure to wear latex gloves to protect your skin from the alcohol. Shake the bong vigorously for about five minutes, making sure that the salt and alcohol mixture reaches every part of the bong. You can also massage the bag with the bowl and downstem inside.

You will notice that the liquid inside the bong will turn brown as it removes the resin from the walls. If the bong is very dirty, you may need to repeat this step with fresh salt and alcohol until the liquid is clear.

Step 4: Rinse and dry your bong

The final step is to rinse and dry your bong thoroughly. Pour out the dirty liquid from the bong and the bag into a sink or basin. Rinse everything with warm water until there is no trace of salt or alcohol left. You can also use some dish soap to remove any unpleasant odor or taste from the bong.

Dry your bong with a towel or let it air dry completely before reassembling it. You can also use a cotton swab or a pipe cleaner to wipe away any remaining moisture from the bowl and downstem.

Congratulations! You have successfully cleaned your bong!

Now you can enjoy a fresh and clean smoke from your bong without worrying about bacteria, mold or bad taste. You should clean your bong at least once a week to keep it in optimal condition. You should also change the water in your bong after every session to prevent it from becoming stagnant and harmful.

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Happy smoking!