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How to clean a glass bong


In the early days of your career as a weed smoker, a bottle or plastic bong might be sufficient, but as you grow older, you’ll learn a proper glass bong and keeping it in pristine condition is one of the best ways to consume the herb.

If that’s not important enough, dirty bong water can lead to nasty infections and bacteria. That’s the last thing you want during the coronavirus pandemic, so if you’re going to be smoking bongs, make sure it’s clean!

The best method to clean a bong

While it might seem like a daunting task at first, and probably why you’ve been reluctant for so long, cleaning a glass bong is relatively easy and only requires two primary ingredients.

First, you need 99% isopropyl alcohol (which you can get from a pharmacy) and coarse sea salt or kosher salt. You can also try replace the coarse salt with rice. That’s all you will need to get started.

The method involves adding a bit of isopropyl alcohol to your bong with a fair amount of salt. Block the opening where your down-pipe goes (using a wine stopper, cloth or bit of toilet paper) and shake the bong in a circular motion, as well as back and forth.

You’ll notice as the isopropyl and salt rubs against the walls of the bong, the resin will slowly begin to break away. Pour it all out, finish off with a lukewarm rinse and wait until the bong has dried out completely before your next use.


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