If you are new to smoking bongs, or you want to improve your technique, this blog post is for you. Bongs are a popular way to enjoy your favorite herb or tobacco, as they produce a smooth, clean, and potent smoke. But hitting a bong is not as simple as it may seem. There are some tips and tricks that can help you get the most out of your bong experience. Here are some steps to follow to hit a bong like a pro.
What You Need
Before you start, make sure you have everything you need to hit a bong. Here is a list of the essentials:
- A bong. There are many types and sizes of bongs, but they all have the same basic components: a water chamber, a downstem, a bowl, and a mouthpiece. Some bongs may also have additional features, such as percolators, ice catchers, or carb holes.
- Your favorite herb or tobacco. You can use any kind of dried plant material that you like to smoke, but make sure it is legal in your area.
- A grinder. A grinder is a device that breaks down your herb or tobacco into small pieces that burn evenly and efficiently. A grinder will also help you conserve your material and avoid wasting any.
- A lighter or hemp wick. You will need something to ignite your herb or tobacco in the bowl. A lighter is the most common option, but some people prefer to use hemp wick, which is a natural and organic alternative that produces less butane and ash.
- Water. You will need some water to fill the water chamber of your bong. The water acts as a filter and a cooler for the smoke, making it smoother and healthier. You should use fresh and clean water every time you use your bong, and change it regularly.
How to Hit a Bong
Now that you have everything ready, it’s time to hit your bong. Follow these steps to learn how to hit a bong like an expert:
- Fill the bong with water. Pour some water through the mouthpiece of your bong until the bottom of the downstem is fully submerged. You don’t need more water than that, as too much water can make it harder to inhale and cause splashing.
- Pack the bowl. Use your grinder to grind up your herb or tobacco into fine pieces. Then, take a pinch of your material and gently pack it into the bowl of your bong. Don’t overpack it, as this can restrict the airflow and make it hard to inhale smoothly.
- Light the bowl while you inhale. Place your mouth inside the mouthpiece of your bong and form a seal with your lips. Hold your lighter or hemp wick above the bowl and light it while you start to inhale slowly and steadily. Watch the smoke fill up the chamber of your bong as you draw it through the water.
- Pull out the stem and let it rip. When you have enough smoke in the chamber, pull out the stem (or release the carb hole if your bong has one) and inhale sharply to clear the smoke from the chamber into your lungs