MONSTERS OF SMOKE Bongs How to Pack a Bong

How to Pack a Bong

A bong is a device that allows you to smoke your favorite herb or tobacco in a smooth and filtered way. Bongs come in different shapes, sizes, and materials, but they all have the same basic components: a bowl, a stem, a chamber, and a mouthpiece. The bowl is where you put your smoking material, the stem connects the bowl to the chamber, the chamber is where the smoke cools down and gets filtered by water, and the mouthpiece is where you inhale the smoke.

Packing a bong may seem simple, but there are some tips and tricks that can help you get the most out of your smoking experience. Here are some steps to follow to pack a bong properly and enjoy a smooth and satisfying hit.

Step 1: Grind your herb or tobacco

The first step in packing a bong is to grind your herb or tobacco into small and even pieces. This will help you burn your smoking material more efficiently and evenly, and also prevent clogging the bowl or the stem. You can use your fingers, scissors, or a grinder to break down your herb or tobacco. A grinder is a handy tool that can give you a fine and consistent grind with minimal effort. To use a grinder, simply place your herb or tobacco between the teeth of the grinder, close the lid, and twist it until you get the desired texture. You can find grinders in different sizes, shapes, and materials at any head shop or online store.

Step 2: Pack the bowl

The next step is to pack the bowl with your ground herb or tobacco. The bowl is usually made of metal, glass, or ceramic, and has a small hole at the bottom that connects to the stem. To pack the bowl, you need to:

  • Remove the bowl from the bong to fill it up.
  • Clean out any ash or large residue in the bowl.
  • Break off two small pieces of herb or tobacco and place them at the bottom of the bowl. This will act as a screen and prevent your smoking material from falling into the stem.
  • Loosely pack the rest of the bowl with your ground herb or tobacco. Don’t pack it too tight or too loose, as this will affect the airflow and the burn rate. A good rule of thumb is to fill the bowl up to three-quarters of its capacity.
  • Place the bowl back into the stem of the bong. Make sure it fits snugly and securely.

Step 3: Fill the chamber with water

The third step is to fill the chamber of the bong with water. The chamber is where the smoke passes through before reaching your mouth, and it serves two purposes: cooling down the smoke and filtering out some of the tar and toxins. To fill the chamber with water, you need to:

  • Remove the stem from the bong if it’s detachable.
  • Pour water into the chamber through the mouthpiece or the stem hole. Use cold or room temperature water for a smoother hit, or warm water for a more humid hit.
  • Fill the chamber until the water level covers about an inch of the stem. Don’t overfill it or underfill it, as this will affect the performance of the bong.
  • Put the stem back into the bong if you removed it.

Step 4: Light up and inhale

The final step is to light up your bowl and inhale the smoke. To do this, you need to:

  • Hold the bong in one hand and place your mouth over the mouthpiece. Make sure you create a tight seal with your lips.
  • Hold a lighter in your other hand and bring it close to the edge of the bowl.
  • Breathe in slowly and steadily while lighting up your herb or tobacco. You should see bubbles forming in
    the water as you draw in smoke.
  • Keep inhaling until you fill up most of
    the chamber with smoke. Don’t inhale too much or too fast, as this can make you cough or choke.
  • Remove
    the bowl from
    the stem or lift up
    the carb hole if
    your bong has one.
    This will allow air
    to enter
    the chamber
    and clear
    the smoke.
  • Inhale
    the remaining smoke
    in one quick breath.
    Hold it in
    your lungs for a few seconds
    and then exhale.

Step 5: Clean and maintain your bong

After you finish smoking, you should clean and maintain your bong to keep it in good condition and prevent mold, bacteria, and resin buildup. To clean and maintain your bong, you need to:

  • Empty the water from the chamber and rinse it with fresh water.
  • Remove the bowl and the stem from the bong and clean them with a pipe cleaner, a cotton swab, or a paper clip. You can also soak them in rubbing alcohol or hot water to loosen up the resin.
  • Wipe down the exterior of the bong with a damp cloth or a paper towel.
  • Store your bong in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources.


Packing a bong is a simple and enjoyable process that can enhance your smoking experience. By following these steps, you can pack a bong properly and enjoy a smooth and satisfying hit. Remember to use high-quality herb or tobacco, grind it well, pack it evenly, fill the chamber with water, light up and inhale, and clean and maintain your bong. Happy smoking!