How to Clean the Bong, Bowl or Pipe (Part 1)

It has happened to all of us. It is time to smoke, but your glass bong is no longer transparent and smells fatal. Also, by puffing your throat irritates you. It is time to undergo a good cleaning. Your lungs will thank you.

There is nothing better than smoking weed with a freshly released bong or pipe. When it is new and bright, your glass device is worth contemplating. The first puffs are pure, clean and soft. But it will not take much time for this transparent work of art to become a tar spotted cataclysm. We are all guilty of neglecting our smoking accessories from time to time. If you use your pipe or bong for a few days in a row, nothing happens, but things start to get ugly in a matter of weeks.

It is easy to know when a glass utensil needs cleaning. But those of silicone or wood are another story. Users of the latter may not realize until their lungs are filled with tar smoke. In this article, we explain why it is essential to keep your smoking tools clean. And then we will see the best ways to do it.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO KEEP ACCESSORIES CLEAN TO SMOKE?

There are plenty of reasons to keep your smoking tools clean at all times. Aesthetics is an important motivation, especially when it comes to glass. What is the point of buying a nice glass rig and letting it fill with ash and tar? You have to respect the works of art!

The usual cleaning of smoking devices also translates into a better taste of the puffs. If you grow your own herb, you will know how much time and effort are needed to produce quality cannabis. To obtain a tasty terpenoid profile, skill and patience are needed. Don’t waste these exquisite flavors by smoking with a dirty bong or pipe.

A dirty bong not only ruins the taste, the accumulation of tar and resin also irritate the throat. The clean bongs offer soft and dense puffs that are a real pleasure. In general, clean equipment provides a more pleasant experience.

HOW FREQUENTLY SHOULD YOU CLEAN YOUR BONG, CAZOLETA OR PIPA?

How often you clean your utensils will depend on the frequency with which you use them. If you smoke in bong every day, tar and resin will accumulate quickly. If you use your pipe or bong once a week, the waste will take longer to agglomerate. For the record, keeping your dirty tool is also not very hygienic.

The more often you clean it, the better. Give your bong or pipe a quick rinse after each smoke to get rid of some tar and resin. When the accumulation becomes serious, it will be time to clean them thoroughly.

WHAT IS YOUR BONG OR PIPA MADE?

Different materials require different cleaning methods. If you use the wrong technique or product, you run the risk of damaging your tool. Discover how the different materials are cleaned.

GLASS AND METAL

Bongs and glass pipes are located at the delicate end of the spectrum. Although they often have a beautiful appearance, they are the most vulnerable. Glass devices can be cleaned with alcohol and alcohol-free methods. However, you should avoid any technique that involves boiling them. Metal pipes, on the other hand, can be boiled.

SILICONE

Silicone bongs are the easiest to clean. These utensils are resistant to heat and cold and withstand (almost) anything. To clean a bong or silicone pipe, you don’t have to complicate your life too much.

WOOD

Wooden pipes can be washed with hot water, but aggressive chemicals could damage them. High-grade alcohol can discolor them and leave a residue. When cleaning a wooden device, it is best to use a mild agent such as vinegar.

HOW TO CLEAN A BONG, CAZOLETA OR PIPA

Now that you know what to avoid, we can start. Cleaning these utensils is a simple multi-step process. To start, you will have to get the following items.

UTENSILS

  • Cleaning Brush / Pipe Cleaner
  • Scraper/knife
  • Plastic cube
  • Cotton swab
  • Zippered plastic bags
  • Microporous Adhesive Tape