Knowing how to clean a bong is part of being a cannabis enthusiast, especially if you enjoy consuming cannabis through a bong. Glass bongs have become quite popular for their aesthetics, but they also show when they’re dirty, grime starts to stick to the sides and give the glass a brown color. However, glass is one of the easiest materials to clean. In this article, we’ll be explaining the steps on how to clean your glass bong.
A clean bong allows you to enjoy the quality of your cannabis; you’ll be able to taste the flavor of your cannabis. Once the color of the water in your bong starts to turn brown or green, it’s time to clean the bong.
Materials you’ll need
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Salts such as rock salt, Himalayan salt, or Epsom salt
- Pipe cleaner
- A resealable plastic bag
- Dish soap
- Disposable gloves if necessary
Guide on how to clean a glass bong
Before beginning, you can wear disposable gloves to avoid resin from sticking to your fingers.
Step 1 – Take apart the bowl and stem, which is where the cannabis is placed. Removing this piece makes it easier to clean the bong. You don’t want the bowl to get wet when you pour out the dirty water from the bong.
Step 2 – Pour out the dirty water from the bong; the water is sticky, so it’s best not to pour it down your drain if you can avoid it. You can dispose of the water outside, but don’t water any plants with it. The bacteria in the water can harm the plants.
Step 3 – Place the bong in the plastic bag; make sure it’s large enough to contain the bong. If you don’t have a zip-top bag, you can perform the next steps inside your sink or in a trash bag. However, the resin from the bong may stick to the sides of your sink.
Step 4 – Add isopropyl alcohol into the bong; pour about 16 ounces, depending on your bong’s size. Pour enough alcohol that it fills the bong halfway. If you’d rather use something else, you can use baking soda and white vinegar; just allow it to soak for a longer period.
Step 5 – Add salt into the bong to act as an abrasive to gently scrub the inside of the bong and get rid of the resin; close the bag and shake properly, let it soak for 30 minutes, remove the bong and dispose of the bag. Rinse the bong with soap and warm water. Soak the moving parts in alcohol to clean them. Allow the bong to dry before using it.