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How to Keep Your Bong Clean: A Stoner's Manual?
Our Bongs are a great way to get stoned. If you're a stoner, you'll probably agree with us that smoking using a bong offers a number of advantages over other techniques.
Even with this fact, we advise our stoners to frequently clean their bongs. This is perfect especially if you are looking for constant nice highs. Inhaling smoke is not good for your lungs. When you hit from a bong, however, much of the nasty material that would have gone into your lungs ends up in the water and all over the bong's interior.
That being said, constantly sucking from a dirty bong means more than just taking bad hits. You're inhaling the filth that should have been filtered out of the weed. What’s more stressing is the water that sits at the base will act as a breeding ground for germs and mould.
Having stated that, we wish to pose a question you; "When is the ideal time to clean a bong?" As an avid smoker, you must be aware of the indicators in order to recognize when cleaning is required. In other words, if your bong doesn't look like it did when you first bought it, it needs to be cleaned.
What is the Best Way to Clean a Bong?
- Using Lemon Juice as a Base; Lemon juice may be used not only to clean but also as a prophylactic measure. Use 5-10 drops of lemon juice in your bong water to prevent resin from clinging to the glass. Lemon juice is an acid, similar to vinegar. You can accomplish a similar effect by mixing vinegar with your bong water, but believe us when we say that vinegar tastes nothing like lemon juice.
- Acetone: Acetone will definitely clean your bong, but be aware that most acetone on the market contains a bitterant to prevent people from using acetone to get high, a practice known as "huffing." You'll want to properly clean your bong after using acetone in the form of nail polish remover.
If you need acetone for bong cleaning, look for it in the paint thinner section of a hardware store. Purchasing it as paint thinner at the hardware shop can also save you money over purchasing bottle after bottle of nail polish remover. When cleaning with acetone, this is your best bet because, your next bong hit will be unpleasant if you don't.
- Baking Soda and Vinegar: Although most stoners claim that using vinegar is a bit messy, apple cider vinegar is less expensive and works just as well as apple cider vinegar. If you don't have any alcohol on hand, baking soda and vinegar will suffice. Because of the possibility of a mess, do this in your kitchen sink or even a deep pot.
- Fill the chamber with 12 cups of baking soda and place it in the kitchen sink.
- If your bong contains a percolator, you may have to pour some straight through the stem hole to get it to the bottom.
- Fill the bong with white vinegar after that is completed.
- Isopropyl Alcohol & Kosher Salt-This is a tried-and-true technique for cleaning practically everything you used to smoke cannabis with. If you have rubbing alcohol, you should use it instead of the 91 percent isopropyl alcohol for this.
Important to note though, Isopropyl is more powerful than rubbing alcohol. You may use kosher salt or even Epsom salt as the salt in this recipe. Salt aids in the removal of loose dirt and resin from the glass interior's side.
And although this post is about cleaning glass bongs, you should be aware that you should not try to clean an acrylic bong with alcohol. Any glue that holds the bong together will disintegrate with the alcohol, rendering it useless.