Easy to clean bong: The 15 Best Bongs to Buy in 2020 (In-Depth Reviews)

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The 15 Best Bongs to Buy in 2020 (In-Depth Reviews)

As a veteran cannabis user, I’ve owned my fair share of bongs.

Some were good and some were downright amazing, however, before I could start writing this piece I needed to decide what separates good bongs from bad ones.

Well, these five are a good start:

  1. Is the glass thick?
  2. Does it look sturdy?
  3. Does it have very few moving parts?
  4. Does it clean easily?
  5. Does it have a decent volume?

There are other things to look for in a bong, such as airflow restriction and smoke diffusion, but you won’t really know the airflow until you’ve used it for a few times.

The first three on the list are very important as they will determine the longevity of your glass if you are careful with it. If you throw your bong around, no amount of sturdiness will save it.

If you are clumsy, you’ll want your bong to have as few moving parts as possible. Parts that stick out far from the core of the bong also contribute to them being easily breakable, so you might want to keep that in mind while shopping as well.

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What are the different types of bongs?

Bongs come in various shapes, but three of the most popular are tubes, beakers, and bubblers.

Tube bong

Tube bongs are what most people imagine in their head when you mention a bong.

They usually have a cylindrical neck which goes all the way down to the bottom of the bong and ends with a disc, which gives tube bongs the stability they so lack.

There’s nothing wrong with tube bongs, in fact, they offer a lot of variety. Tube bongs often have percolators and other parts that make them visually attractive.

They are usually very easy to clean and the smoke clears pretty fast because of the simple shape.

Beaker bong

Beaker bongs are similar to tube bongs in the sense that they also have a long neck. However, at the bottom of the neck, the bong doesn’t end, as it would with tube bongs.

At the end of the neck in beaker bongs, you’ll find a chamber that is added for extra smoke. This gives beaker bongs a bigger volume and bigger hit potential.

Beaker bongs get their name from looking somewhat like beakers used for chemistry and such. The extra space on the bottom is filled with more water than in tube bongs. This gives them extra stability.

Bubbler

The age-old question that many cannabis enthusiasts like to argue about is whether you should get a bong or a quality bubbler?

Bubblers are much smaller than regular bongs. They are often referred to as water pipes.

The main difference between the two boils down to size and volume.

Bubblers are usually meant for one person, while bongs are more apt for sharing as you can get bigger hits.

The volume of the bong is also very important as it will determine how much smoke you can take in. Human lungs have a volume of 6 liters on average, which is 200 Oz fluid, or 1.5 gallons.

Don’t buy cheap (Chinese) glass

In the last couple of years there’s been a huge increase in the number of websites selling bongs and other smoking utensils.

Some of these websites offer American-made glass, and a select few offer Canadian-made glass.

The overwhelming majority of these websites almost exclusively sell bongs made in China.

These bongs are usually lower in quality than those made on this side of the pond. They aren’t as thick and resilient to breaking.

Sure, there are cases where they might last, but my experience has proven otherwise.

My friends and I ordered dozens of Chinese-made bongs from these websites only to see them break in record time.

Don’t be afraid to spend more than $50 bucks on a glass bong, it will be totally worth it.

Best bongs under $100 USD

Bongs that are under $100 are usually not branded. They are either mass-produced and then shipped to distribution centers in the US and Canada or drop-shipped to your address.

However, there are also several companies across the US making great bongs for those on a tight budget.

Here’s a list of 5 bongs that are under $100 and provide a great experience:

  1. Marley Natural Smoked Glass Bubbler
  2. K.Haring Bubbler 
  3. Mini Bent Neck Honeycomb Perc Water Pipe
  4. The “Flavor Tube” Mini Beaker Water Pipe
  5. AMG 10-inch wide base

Marley Natural Smoked Glass Bubbler

You might be familiar with the Marley Natural brand — a classic glass company founded by Bob Marley himself.

So here we’re taking a look at my #1 pick around the $100 mark — the Marley Natural Smoked Glass Bubbler. This piece is a part of the “Smoked Glass” line, which in my opinion makes it perfect for the wake & bake sessions.

By purchasing the Marley Natural Bubbler you will also be contributing to the social impact initiative created to address the injustices of cannabis prohibition and the war on drugs.

The Marley Natural Smoked Glass Bubbler has a carb, which means there aren’t any moving parts to it. This also means that taking care of your smoking utensil will be relatively easy – just fill it up with warm water, and leave to sit.

After a couple of minutes, empty the water, add the cleaning solution (isopropyl alcohol and salt) and shake vigorously while holding the holes on it closed until all the residue is removed. Fill it up with warm water again and rinse.

Click the button below to go to the best deal for the Marley Natural Smoked Glass Bubbler:

     US — Bloomgroove

     Europe — Vapor.com

     Canada — Bloomgroove

K. Haring Bubbler

The K. Haring Bubbler is a glass piece that will have you completely hooked onto smoking with water. It comes in two colors: Black & White and Multi Yellow.

In order to make sure you get only the optimal hits, it was designed with an 8-Slit Showerhead Percolator and a Bell-Shaped Construction.

This bubbler has a fixed downstem which ends in a wide and sturdy base, making it rather hard to get simply knocked over by a stray cat or something of that sort. It’s also made from borosilicate glass — adding to its already enviable toughness.

The K. Haring Bubbler comes packaged in a very durable box that’s coated with Haring’s signature and dynamic imagery.

Click the button below to go to the best deal for the K. Haring Bubbler:

     US — Bloomgroove

     Europe — Not available

     Canada — Not available

Mini Bent Neck

The Mini Bent Neck is a really good piece for those who are just starting to explore the world of glass. It is made of borosilicate glass with colored accents and it comes in 4 colors: Blue, green, pink and clear.

It is just seven inches tall (17.8 cm), and it has a bent neck for ease of access, thus its name.

It also features a 90˚ 14mm male joint with an additional stem joint for added stability. Trust me, that stem isn’t going to break easily.

This bong can also be quickly turned into an oil rig with the quartz banger and a carb cap which are both offered as a part of the add-on package.

If you are worried that it might easily flip over due to the stem which does somewhat stick out, this bong has a disk base which helps with the stability.

The flower female joint which comes with the bong has a nice glass bar on the side, which hugely helps when making a drag or clearing it through.

Click the button below to go to the best deal for the Mini Bent Neck:

     US — Toker Supply

     Europe — Not available

     Canada — Not available

The “Flavor Tube” Mini Beaker

Flavor Tube is another bong that is great for those looking for their first piece and those who like smoking alone. This small piece is made out of thick borosilicate and slime green glass.

It is 8″ tall (20 cm) and has a glass disk on the bottom of the beaker. The primary role of the beaker is to create more volume and provide stability.

So, with the added disk at the bottom, only a direct hit at the top of the neck will knock over The Flavor Tube.

It has a 14mm female joint and a diffusion percolator which is set at an angle to prevent splash back. It is incredibly easy to clean as it literally has no moving parts other than the slider.

The slider can be replaced with a quartz banger and a carb to easily transform The Flavor Tube into an oil rig for added flavors.

A small downside to this bong is that it doesn’t have a bent neck so you’ll have to take hits at an awkward angle or tilt the bong.

Click the button below to go to the best deal for the Flavor Tube Mini Beaker: 

     US — Toker Supply

     Europe — Not available

     Canada — Not available

AMG 10-inch Wide Base

AMG stands for American Made Glass, which stands behind thick, nearly indestructible bongs that you’ll fall in love with.

The AMG 10-inch has a wide base which offers additional stability for its tall stature since it is 10 inches (25 cm) tall.

It is made with super thick borosilicate glass, on American soil using American resources. It’s a real American bong. Que the white eagle.

This AMG bong comes with a diffused male stem which significantly helps with the cooling effect water makes.

It comes in teal, Black & Mint, black, and blue colors. It is extremely easy to clean due to the simple shape, its lack of percolators and the easily detachable male stem.

The AMG 10-inch wide base glass bong usually comes in at around $80 USD. For this price tag, you’ll get a very good bong which will last you a while, and provide smooth hits as long as you clean it.

Click the button below to go to the best deal for the AMG Wide Base: 

     US — Glass City Pipes

     Europe — Not available

     Canada — Not available

Best Bongs Under $200 USD

This is where we start getting into really quality bongs. Bongs that are in the $100-200 range.

This price range will guarantee that you have a very pleasant experience, combined with durable, high-quality glass. Let’s check out the top 5:

  1. Marley Natural Black Walnut Bubbler
  2. Higher Standards Beaker Water Pipe
  3. The “Double Trouble” Double Stereo Fat Can Water Pipe
  4. Purr Glass Swiss Honeycomb Glass Water Bong
  5. 12″ GRAV® Straight Base w/ Disc – Clear

Honorable mention: 9mm Thick Beaker Bong by Diamond Glass is an upgrade from the Tank Breaker as it’s somewhat bigger, but also a bit more expensive.

Marley Natural Black Walnut Bubbler

The Marley Natural Black Walnut Bubbler is just a thing of beauty. Made from all natural materials — black walnut wood and borosilicate glass, it is a great gift for those looking for a balance of beauty and utility.

The Marley Natural Black Walnut Bubbler weighs in at 400 grams, a bit more than other bubblers from the same brand.

It’s most unique function is that this bubbler can also be used as a regular pipe as well as a water pipe. Its hybrid design makes it very unique in that sense.

This bubbler has only two parts, the handle which is connected to a rather large water chamber, and the removable bowl. This makes it extremely easy to clean and maintain.

The Marley Natural Black Walnut Bubbler comes with a cotton drawstring carrying case, which means you can easily carry it with yourself without having everyone around know you’re about to have a mean session.

Click the button below to go to the best deal for the Marley Natural Black Walnut Bubbler: 

     US — Bloomgroove

     Europe — Not available

     Canada — Bloomgroove

Higher Standards Beaker Water Pipe

If you’re ready to spend a bit over $100 USD for a bong, then you should look no further than the Higher Standards Beaker.

This bong comes in a package with the Higher Standards Ice Mold, which means you won’t have any trouble stuffing it with ice for a cold and smooth hit.

The Higher Standards bong is a 36.2cm tall beaker which is handcrafted from durable medical-grade borosilicate glass. It is completely transparent in color.

It comes packed in a reusable collector’s case made for safe storage and transportation, so that you don’t break it on accident while on the go.

This beaker bong features extra-thin slits on the downstem which generate fine bubbles and maximize the contact between smoke and moisture for a smoother draw.

In order to keep its crystal-clear look throughout the years of constant use, make sure you wash it with the Higher Standards ISO Pure and Salt Rox for best results!

Click the button below to go to the best deal for the Higher Standards Beaker Water Pipe: 

     US — Bloomgroove

     Europe — Not available

     Canada — Bloomgroove

The “Double Trouble”

You know what you are getting into when your bong is named The Double Trouble. It is very tall with the mouthpiece sitting at 16 inches above the desk.

It has a straight tube with a disk at the bottom, two stereo percolators embedded in the tube which offer high-grade filtration, and a 18.8mm female joint which fits a large male bowl.

However, what sets apart The Double Trouble from the “under $100 bongs” group are its unique features, not its awesome percolators.

The Double Trouble has an Ice Pinch and a Splash Guard, which help you get much cleaner hits.

The Ice Pinch serves as to catch the ice and hold it above the water line, and the splash guard prevents water from coming up to your mouth.

The Double Trouble is primarily made for flower consumption, although retailers claim that it can also be safely used for cannabis extracts simply by swapping out the bowl for a quartz banger.

Users report this bong to be extremely sturdy as the downstem has an additional joint tying it to the body. They also say that it is relatively easy to clean, given its massive size and the double percolators.

Click the button below to go to the best deal for the Double Trouble: 

     US — Smoke Cartel

     Europe — Not available

     Canada — Not available

Purr Glass Swiss Honeycomb

The Purr Glass Swiss Honeycomb bong is perhaps the most beautiful bong on this list. You can order this beauty in Dichro, Slyme and Pink Slyme colors.

This bong features a handcrafted honeycomb drum percolator which makes the smoke cooler and smoother. This percolator works by diffusing the smoke through 19 different points in the honeycomb disc.

You can further cool down the smoke with its several ice pinchers. They also serve as water stoppers so that it doesn’t get to your mouth. Its bent neck makes accessing the bong a lot easier.

The Purr Glass Swiss Honeycomb is 9 inches tall, with a 4-inch base. It has a 14mm female joint that fits all sorts of male accessories, however, a 90° design is recommended if applicable.

Click the button below to go to the best deal for the Double Trouble: 

     US — Purr Smoking

     Europe — Not available

     Canada — Not available

12″ GRAV® Straight Base

The 12″ Grav® Straight Base bong is a serious tool. This thing will get you higher than you could ever imagine.

Its straight 12-inch tube provides users with a huge amount of volume which can be filled up with a lot of milky smoke. Aside from that, you can also pack it with some ice to improve the quality of the hit.

The 14mm female stem is connected with two very sturdy joints to the tube. Along with the base disc it provides a very robust sense given its size

You can order this bong online, in black, white, blue, green, red, purple, yellow, orange, or etch. The hits you’ll take from this 12-incher will be essentially smooth and cool.

The percolator near the bottom of the base should be covered with about 1-2 cm of water for the utmost diffusion and perfect taste.

The 12″ GRAV® Straight Base bong goes for a reasonable $112, and it comes with a 14mm funnel bowl.

Click the button below to go to the best deal for the GRAV® Straight Base: 

     US — Smokea

     Europe — Not available

     Canada — Not available

Best Bongs Over $200 USD

Ballers only section.

Fair warning—don’t spend over $200 on a bong if you’re a beginner. You will likely break it quicker than you expect, and that’s usually the rule for the first few bongs.

That is why if you plan on spending a large amount on a bong, you should buy a bong that’s worth the cash. Here’s the list:

Honorable mention: Canada Releafed by Roor is a great bong which was designed as a release for the legalization in Canada. Its aesthetics and the monster hits it offers are truly out of this world.

K. Haring Water Pipe

Have you ever wondered what’s it like to have the peak bong experience? Well, now you don’t have to if you can afford to spend $220 on the K. Haring Water Pipe.

The K. Haring Water Pipe is a beaker bong made of borosilicate glass, and it stands approximately 12.4-inches tall, or 31.4 cm to be exact.

The main features of this marvelous bong are the removable diffused downstem, along with the incredible seven-slit showerhead percolator which will give you the cleanest hits you’ve ever had.

Other features include the fat-lipped mouthpiece, a built-in ice catcher, and a splash guard which ought to keep everything dry because the last thing you want is to get some of that bong water in your mouth.

It comes in 2 color schemes – Black & White, and Yellow, but if I were you I wouldn’t think too much about it because that’s the last thing you’ll need to worry about after you’ve taken the first few hits from this bong.

Click the button below to go to the best deal for the K.Haring Water Pipe: 

     US — Bloomgroove

     Europe — Not available

     Canada — Not available

The Berkeley

Made by Maverick Glass, The Berkeley is a part of the CALILIFE line which is becoming a huge hit all over the West Coast.

This piece is another crazy design, which you may notice is starting to become a trend with these expensive bongs.

Of course, for this kind of money, you would expect impeccable design along with above-board functionality. That is exactly what The Berkeley will provide you with.

The Berkeley is available in a variety of colors combined with a holographic opal glass marble for added bling.

It has double uptake, two separated chambers and a recycler, a vortex drain, a bent neck, and a rather small 10mm female joint which comes with a flower bowl.

Its most unique feature is perhaps the 4-point donut percolator which is found in the chamber with the stem. This percolator splits the smoke and sends it into two separate chambers.

Its two tubes clearly stick out and they seem somewhat prone to breaking. I find that to be the major flaw in its design, but aside from that, everything is at a formidable level.

Note: I couldn’t find the Berkeley anywhere on sale currently, so I’ll keep you guys posted if it’s been discontinued. In the meantime, I invite you to check out everything from the Mav Glass beaker bongs line.

16″ Diamond Heisman

This huge handcrafted piece stands at 16-inches (40cm) tall and has a double filtration system in which the smoke goes from a matrix percolator to a gridded showerhead percolator.

The matrix percolator is found in the base of the bong, and the gridded showerhead is in the upper chamber. These percolators combine to giver the users a very bubbly hit with an easy pull.

The Heisman comes with an 18mm female joint and an 18mm male bowl. It is primarily used for flowers, but it can easily be repurposed into an oil rig simply by swapping the bowl for a quartz nail.

The glass is very thick and sturdy. Diamond Glass as a company is known for delivering trustworthy pieces with the most immaculate of designs.

The Heisman usually goes for $350 but it can also be found for $300. If you’re looking for a piece you’ll be able to put your weed and oils in, the Heisman won’t disappoint.

Click the button below to go to the best deal for the Diamond Heisman: 

     US — DankGeek

     Europe — Not available

     Canada — Not available

10″ Microscope Recycler by Maverick Glass

This beautiful piece is also my dream piece as I’ve been wanting a Microscope Recycler for a while now. Just look at all those percolators and tubes.

It has a built-in splash-guard and 4 percolators at the bottom of the chamber which diffuses the smoke to a whole ‘nother level of airy.

It is only 7″ inches (18 cm) tall but the volume is definitely there as it is quite wide and it has several tubes that provide additional volume.

It comes with a female 14mm joint and a quartz nail, seeing how it is primarily meant for oil consumption. The glass is made in the US from 5mm thick Borosilicate.

The Microscope Recycler features a double-arm with a widened chamber which eliminates any possible splashes that appear. However, those arms also pose a threat of breaking as they do stick out somewhat, but that’s a trade-off you have to make for such a beautiful design.

At the top of the bong, you’ll find that its mouthpiece is flared outwards to conform better to your lips. This way it also creates a nice airtight seal which makes the Microscope Recycler comfortable and easy to use.

Click the button below to go to the best deal for the Microscope Recycler: 

     US — Badass Glass

     Europe — Not available

     Canada — Not available

Bioluminescent Cactus

Did you ever think that you’ll need a cactus within your bong to improve your smoking experience? Not just any cactus, but like, a bioluminescent cactus, of all things?

The Bioluminescent Cactus made by Empire Glassworks is a one-of-a-kind bong that features a showerhead percolators underneath a sculpted glass cactus in the central chamber.

The rest of the bong is made out of thick clear borosilicate glass and the whole bong is actually UV reactive, meaning that it changes color under UV lighting.

The Bioluminescent Cactus stands at a formidable 12″ (30cm) tall. It has a 14mm female joint that comes with a 14mm male flower bowl.

Empire Glassworks is known for its incredible designs that are very sturdy and long-lasting.

The Bioluminescent Cactus falls right into that category as I haven’t yet heard of anyone complaining about the sturdiness or their bong breaking.

Click the button below to go to the best deal for the Bioluminescent Cactus:

     US — Smoke Cartel

     Europe — Not available

     Canada — Not available

Easiest Way to Clean a Water Pipe in Just 60 Seconds

It seems there is information overload when it comes to cleaning your water pipe, so it doesn’t come as a surprise you just want to know what is the easiest way to clean a water pipe?

I’m sure you have seen hundreds of articles by now about cleaning your water pipe with various house hold items with very intricate steps and over night soaking.

Come on guys, we are better than this. We are going to show you how to clean a water pipe in 60 seconds for the fastest and easiest way to clean a water pipe.

It’s 2021 and it’s about saving money, time, and protecting your health – more importantly your lung health.

Well there is a much better way and in fact we guarantee we have the easiest way to clean a water pipe because you only need three items and 60 seconds of your time!

Resolution Gel water pipe cleaner can clean your dirty glass not only in a minute, but it uses no harmful toxins for your lungs, and does not damage your water pipe like these other DYI methods.

2 Things to Do For an Easy Clean Water Pipe Experience

Good friends don’t share dirty water pipes, so it’s important that you consistently clean and care for your glass pipes and water pipes.

Here’s the problem with traditional water pipe cleaning: it’s time consuming.

Because it’s inefficient, it makes most people put it off. This allows for harmful bacteria growth inside of your water pipes and you don’t want to inhale all of that plus the resin and tar buildup.

1.Do Not Use Alcohol to Clean your Water Pipes

Isopropyl alcohol is high in VOC (volatile organic compounds). So high in fact that it’s 100% VOC. In states like Colorado and California it’s illegal to pour isopropyl alcohol down the drain because it is hazardous to the environment.

Inhalation of isopropyl has been known to aggravate longstanding respiratory concerns like asthma. Go easy on your lungs and alcohol by avoiding this inefficient water pipe cleaning ingredient.

Resolution Gel Water Pipe Cleaning Kitis only 3% VOC so it’s perfectly safe for you and the environment. Learn how to clean a water pipe without alcohol full steps.

2.Do Not Use any Salt or Coarse Salt To Clean Your Water Pipe

We see a plethora of recommendations on the internet. We see not so wise advice to use baking soda, table salt, dish soap, cotton swabs, tablespoons of salt, lemon juice, rubbing alcohol, vinegar, and the list goes on and on.

DYI is cool and all but when it becomes very inefficient it’s time to move on guys! While isopropyl alcohol and vinegar can help break down resin and oils to a degree, it’s actually the coarse salt that does the cleaning. Not to mention the intense and vigorous shaking that must be done for minutes and minutes. #shakeweight

The problem is the salt scratches your water pipe and slowly begins to cut grooves on the inside of your water pipe. The next time you smoke, resin and tar begins to build up and is near impossible to get out again. Bacteria growth will begin to build in these grooves as well, and that is something you definitely want to avoid.

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Clean Your Water Pipe

Traditionally, here’s how you would clean a water pipe: Empty the water pipe, disassemble it, soak the small parts (for hours), pour salt and isopropyl (rubbing alcohol) inside the pipes, scrub the water pipe, and let the solution soak until the water pipe is clean.

And I have no idea where you put that damn lemon.

Cleaning a water pipe with Resolution is easier and much faster. Like 60 seconds fast.

Before cleaning your water pipe begin preparations by preparing the following steps:

  1. Pouring your water pipe water out
  2. Taking out the downstem and bowl piece

 

You will only Need three items to clean your dirty water pipe: Your dirty water pipe, Resolution Gel, and paper towels.

Follow these simple steps for cleaning your water pipe the easiest and fastest way possible:

Step 1. Shake Resolution Gel Bag

Approximate time: 5 seconds

Shake the Resolution gel pipe cleaner to activate all the low VOC cleaning ingredients. Don’t stress it too much, a good 5 second shake is all you need. Tear open the top of bag if you are using a new Resolution water pipe cleaner pouch.

Step 2. Pour Water Pipe Cleaner into Water Pipe/Smaller Pieces into Pouch

Approximate time: 35 seconds

Place the downstem and bowl piece into the pouch directly and let sit for 30 seconds.

Pour the water pipe cleaning solution into the dirty glass pipe and try to hit any resin buildup and all that nasty stuff. Get a good coat on their! Swirl the gel around and shake if you are using Res Caps to block the entry points of the water pipes. Not much shaking is needed but let the gel stay in for a good 20-30 seconds in the water pipe.

Step 3. Rinse Off Water Pipe and Smaller Pieces

Approximate time: 20 seconds

Pour the gel back into the pipe cleaner Resolution gel pouch and rinse the water pipe, downstem, and bowl pieces off with warm water. Dry off with paper towel and that’s an easy water pipe clean for you right there all done in 60 seconds!

 

Conclusion

Salt and alcohol, though cheap, are far from the best options to clean your water pipe in 2021 and beyond.

Res Gel is a natural clay-based solutions that is safe and easy to use. You don’t need to worry about environmental hazards, flammability, damage to your glass water pipe. All you’ll need to do is pour, shake and rinse for a thorough clean.

When maintaining your water pipe is this easy, you’ll never dread the cleaning process ever again.

 

How to Clean a Bong: Best Ways to Clean and Disinfect Your Water Pipe


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As more states move to legalize and decriminalize marijuana, even more Americans are getting their smoke on. Whether you’re new to toking up with a water pipe or you’re a seasoned bong smoker, regular maintenance is key for keeping your weed flavorful — which also requires that you keep your precious piece in proper working order. If your artful glass accouterment has accumulated some gunk or stink, then it’s high time for a refresher on how to clean a bong.

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“Most folks prefer bongs for the water filtration. Like any filter, which in this case is our bong water, it’s bound to collect some gnarly stuff on the biofilm,” says Ivanna Navarro, a budtender at Canada-based cannabis lifestyle brand Burb. “You wouldn’t reuse the same paper filter on your joint, right? Well, the same rule applies to your bong water. That same bacteria and mildew can cause you to cough more than needed and can even cause lung issues, which sounds pretty wack to me, so be obsessive about regularly cleaning your bong.”

Yvette Reyna, training and education coordinator at California-based cannabis brand Wonderbrett, reminds us that “everything we smoke goes into our body. Bacteria, mold, fungi, and viruses can quickly grow inside your bong overnight and cause respiratory problems down the line or even in your current state of health. Just like we test and check to make sure our flower is clean, we should be making sure the items we use to smoke them in are clean, too.”

To both experts’ points, there are still potential health risks no matter how or what you smoke, so keep that in mind as you’re enjoying responsibly. (You must be age 21 or over in most states where cannabis is legal.)

When Is It Time to Clean Your Bong?

“You know it’s time to clean your bong if a ring starts to form around the waterline of your bong or when you pour purified water into it and see some little floaters of weed, resin, or residue in there,” explains Reyna. Those particles, combined with bacteria and mildew, “is what results in that really specific bong smell,” adds Navarro.

Both experts suggest cleaning your bong or pipe once a week. “A lot of connoisseurs clean their bong every day,” says Reyna. “If you want to keep it clean and prevent things like this, just dump the water when you are done using your bong every single time and clean it anyway.”

Navarro adds: “While we clean bongs (hopefully listening to some good tunes or a podcast at the same time!), it’s important to reflect on all the sacrifices made by Black and Brown people in order to achieve legalization. The legalization that allows you to clean your bong free of worry!”

How to Clean a Bong, According to Experts

When it comes to the best ways to clean your bong, Reyna and Navarro maintain that you don’t need fancy solutions. The classic rubbing alcohol and salt mixture is still the best way to keep your piece looking brand-spankin’ new, they say. “Those are two things [are things that] people have in their homes already. Let’s keep our community inclusive by using accessible products,” suggests Navarro.

To clean your bong, first take out all removable pieces (like the mouthpiece and pipe). Pour 91% or 99% isopropyl alcohol into the bong and add some coarse salt, such as Epsom or rock salt, as an abrasive. Shake your piece for about five minutes, then rinse with water and soap. Vinegar and rice will also work, but Navarro and Reyna prefer the former method.

You can also buy commercial pipe cleaners, but Navarro points out that many “aren’t necessarily the best for the earth. I find, for the most part, isopropyl alcohol and rock salt always do the trick. I love this method, not just because it works,” she says, “but because it supports the idea of conserving the legacy of cannabis, and continuing what has been working for so long. But please keep in mind the conservation of our planet and our waterways. Don’t be wasteful with water you use to clean.”

What Are the Best Bong Cleaning Products?

Whether you’re looking to save yourself a trip to the head shop, or prefer to restock from your own couch, we’re rounded up some of the best bong cleaning products inspired by our experts’ recommendations.

1. Solimo 99% Isopropyl Alcohol

“I would suggest a 99% as it cleans everything,” says Reyna. Lower percentages of alcohol “can leave other bacteria somewhat dormant if not left in for a certain amount of time.”

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$6.99

2. Member’s Mark 91% Isopropyl Alcohol

Isopropyl alcohol, the effective ingredient in rubbing alcohol and homemade sanitizers, sold out during the pandemic. If you can’t get 99% alcohol, Reyna says 91% will still do the job. “Just soak it longer to be safe,” she recommends.

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3. 365 Everyday Value Epsom Salt

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4. Formula 420 Pipe Cleaner

“The first product I ever used to clean my pipes and bongs was from Formula 420, so I still use a lot of their cleaning accessories because they have worked so well over the years,” says Reyna. The brand’s cleaner formula is non-toxic, biodegradable, and safe for glass, ceramic, and metal.

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5. Formula 420 Universal Cleaning Caps and Plugs Set

These reusable soft plugs and caps by Formula 420 will ensure a spill-free cleaning session. “I really like to use their accessories when I dump all the salt and alcohol in so nothing can come out when I’m shaking it up,” says Reyna.

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6. Organyc Chlorine- and Plastic-Free Organic Cotton Swabs

“Cleaning your bowl on each side with a Q-tip after every other use really helps keep your bowl fresh and easier on the cleaning process as you will have less junk to clean up,” Reyna says. “A friend suggested it to me once and it really helps as the alcohol is less dirty and can get another use of it.”

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7. Public Goods Dish Soap

Reyna and Navarro suggest washing your bong and mouthpiece with some regular dish soap — just make sure your equipment is rinsed out thoroughly.

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8. If You Care Organic Unbleached Cheese Cloth

“If you’re running low on alcohol, which is still kind of hard to get at stores, depending on your location, you can save it in a mason jar to reuse,” suggests Reyna. Secure cheesecloth over the jar with a rubber band or a metal lid band and pour your used alcohol through to remove any particles.

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If You Care Organic Unbleached Cheese Cloth, $4.50, available at Package Free Shop

9. Large Straw Brush

For those hard-to-scrub places, a straw brush can scrape away any grime that’s tough to reach.

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10. Higher Standards Heavy Duty Beaker

If you notice that your bong has permanent stains, Reyna says it might be due to low-quality materials. “Don’t buy cheap glass and don’t smoke that resin, no matter how tempting it may be! Cheap glass is more porous and the sticky icky gets stuck in and never comes out,” she says.

For those looking for a high-end upgrade, we’re fans of Higher Standards’ sleek glass bongs. This one is made of heavy duty glass and is reminiscent of a beaker.

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Higher Standards Heavy Duty Beaker, $160, available at Higher Standards

11. Summerland The Land Yacht

This sleek glossy white bong by Summerland is made of lead-free, food-safe ceramic and glaze. The handmade piece comes with a high-grade silicone grommet “to ensure clean hits and airtight carbs,” says the brand.

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Summerland The Land Yacht, $225, available at Summerland

How To Clean Your Glass Pipes, Bongs, And Bubblers Quick & Easy 

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By Naomi C. Abrams

Glass is one of the safest, most popular, and easiest-to-clean materials used for smoking devices.

Whether you’re using a bong, dab rig, or pipe, it is crucial to clean your equipment thoroughly and frequently to prevent the buildup of residue and bacteria (and extend the life of your piece). 

In this article, you’ll discover the simplest ways to keep all your smoking devices clean, functional, and fresh-tasting, allowing you to elevate your smoking experience while enjoying your favorite FLUENT cannabis products. 

Read on to find out how to clean your smoking equipment now. 

 

How Can I Thoroughly Clean My Glass Pipes, Bongs, And Bubblers? 

A question we frequently hear in our dispensaries is, “What’s the best way to clean my pipe/dab rig/bong?” 

Preventing the spread of germs is paramount, so it’s important to make sure you’re not inhaling bacteria, mold, or tar residue. 

There are two popular routes to clean your smoking devices, each with its own benefits.

Both methods suggest soaking, rinsing, and scrubbing your dirty glass, but the solution is different. 

 

White Vinegar And Baking Soda Solution

One solution that can be used to clean your glass piece utilizes white vinegar and baking soda.

White vinegar and baking soda are safe and natural ingredients that you likely don’t need to leave home to find. The vinegar helps remove resin and wax easily (while killing any odor), while the baking soda acts as a water softener. 

Mixing the two ingredients sparks a safe chemical reaction that produces gas CO2 and yields a semi-abrasive solution, making for a perfect glass-cleaning agent. 

It will cut through any buildup or grease and leave your pieces sparkling clean and ready to go. 

This method is popular since it’s safe, inexpensive, and easy.  

 

Isopropyl Alcohol Solution

Some smokers prefer to clean their glass with isopropyl alcohol, which is often paired with salt. 

This is a faster option than using vinegar and baking soda, but it is slightly harsher and must be handled with care. You can purchase this type of alcohol from your neighborhood pharmacy or supermarket. It should be labeled at least 71% alcohol, though using 91% is ideal for killing germs.

Keep in mind, the higher the percentage of alcohol, the faster the cleaning process will be. 

Adding iodine-free table salt will help remove any tar or difficult buildup. 

The risk of using alcohol to clean your glass is that it is somewhat dangerous. It is not ideal to inhale and can be highly flammable when the strength is over 70%. 

Make sure to thoroughly rinse off the alcohol to prevent inhalation or any fire hazard.

 

Cleaning Your Glass Pieces and Additional Equipment Needed

In addition to your cleaning solution, you might need one or two other items to get your pipes clean. 

The hardest part of cleaning any smoking accessory is getting all those tricky inside parts where the smoke tar tends to get trapped. 

Cotton tips or brushes can be used to remove this stubborn, hard-to-reach gunk and buildup.

Using a Tupperware container or Ziploc bag is the best way to submerge and clean your bong bowls, glass pipes, and attachments. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Place your piece into the bag/container, then pour baking soda or salt. 
  2. Gently shake to cover most areas of the pipe. 
  3. Pour alcohol or vinegar solution, then seal the bag/container. 
  4. Soak for 30 minutes minimum (longer for frequently used pieces). 
  5. After the soak is complete, shake well, then scrub where needed with a cotton tip or brush. 
  6. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Set down on a paper towel to dry. 

Note: For larger pieces (like dab rigs and bongs), pour the cleaning agent from end to end to ensure all areas are covered. Shake delicately, then refill solution if there is any stubborn tar or buildup. 

 

Remember never to leave water in your bong for more than 8 hours, and do not submerge any electronic parts. Cleaning all glass pipes and bongs after each use is the best measure to prevent unnecessary buildup and bacteria. 

 

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We Review the Top 12 Glass Bongs of 2021!

There are thousands of glass bongs for sale from hundreds of brands. They are a relatively recent phenomenon in the West. However, other cultures around the world have used them for centuries.

In Africa, for example, archaeologists have discovered smoking pipes made of bamboo, horns, and earthenware dating from the 13th century. Throughout the Middle Ages, bamboo bongs were prominent in Asia. They spread quickly from Thailand to the economic hub of Hong Kong.

Bongs eventually made their way to Europe in the 18th century, finally reaching America by the early 19th century. However, true-to-form glass bongs designed specifically for cannabis use only came to prominence in the 1970s. This was down to the growth of the ‘hippy glass-blowing’ movement. Around this time, the first patent for a glass bong was filed in the United States.

The humble bong is now one of the most coveted items among weed purists.

Today, glass blowing artists are in hot demand. The humble bong is now one of the most coveted items among weed purists. There are some truly gorgeous pieces out there. Certain bongs are almost too beautiful to fire up and deface with resin coatings!

This article looks at five unique pieces we feel are currently the best glass bongs for sale. We have considered things like price, convenience, and ease-of-use in addition to pure craftsmanship and artistry. In other words, these are the glass bongs that (in our opinion at least) represent the best overall value for your money. Enjoy.

First Things First: Bong Types

Ultimately the shape, size, and height of a glass bong impact its ability to pull smoke through the water chamber and into the tube. Moreover, the diameter of the bowl and stem also dictates the flow of smoke and air. Some popular types of glass bongs include:

  • Percolator Bong: A percolator bong uses a glass filter suspended into the water chamber. The filter is responsible for breaking up and spreading out the bubbles evenly by ensuring the smoke is circulated through the water. The result is the creation of tiny bubbles, which are excellent at filtering toxic substances while also cooling the smoke.
  • Bubbler Bongs: This glass weed bong is a bong and pipe hybrid. It is a portable option that is horizontal. It includes a drop-down water chamber that cools and filters the smoke. When using a bubbler, be careful not to pull too hard, or else you will swallow the water.
  • Mini Bongs: When you want cheap bongs, the portable mini bong is probably the right option for you. You can find minis that are just six inches in height, and several are available for under $60. Most mini bongs rely on a carb system. Due to the lower price, they tend to be made from thinner glass, which is easier to break.
  • Scientific Bongs: This is the name given to laboratory-grade borosilicate glass bongs. These are more expensive devices because they are stronger with increased resistance to heat. The design can range from a simple straight tube to a complex bong with ash catchers, uniquely crafted percolators, and bent mouthpieces.

Who Would Want a Glass Bong?

In general, bongs are for serious weed users because they are larger and more expensive than other smoking devices. Collectors are often willing to pay good money for uniquely designed pieces. An example is any bong produced by the legendary JP Toro.

Some users believe their bong choice is a reflection of their personality. As a result, selecting one is a personal – if not critical – choice!

If you enjoy weed and are prepared to pay a little extra for a smoother and higher quality smoking session, then a bong is no doubt a worthy investment.

A device like a Roor bong is likely to enhance your dry herb’s potency. It could make the whole process of inhalation more efficient – and perhaps even healthier. In other words, a well-made glass bong can help you get more from less.

However, if you’re new to the world of bongs, consider trying an affordable wooden or acrylic. That said, while they cost significantly less than glass pieces, bongs made from cheaper materials are harder to clean. Also, many users say that cheap bongs negatively impact the flavor of the herb.

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Glass Bong

1 – Inspect for Defects!

Always inspect the glass for defects and hairline cracks. Pay special attention to areas next to spirals and joints. Also, don’t automatically go for the largest bong you can find. You can find large bongs for cheap, but you will have mediocre sessions if they are acrylic bongs.

Even expensive glass bongs with lots of parts and accessories are not necessarily your best option. First, there is a greater chance of complex pieces breaking. Secondly, such bongs tend to create more pull as you drag, so it becomes harder to clear the tube.

2 – Even the Best Glass Bong Needs Cleaning — Before You Use It!

Clean your bong as soon as you bring it home from the store. If you buy bongs online, clean as soon as it arrives in the mail. This is especially true with the more expensive pieces as they are generally harder to sell. Such pieces spend more time gathering dust and absorbing particles that you don’t want to inhale.

While you don’t have to clean your bong after every session, you will enjoy a better experience. Use fresh, clean water when you do. Also, avoid overfilling the water chamber. This process could cause the liquid to shoot up the stem, potentially ruining your herb or splashing water into your face.

Also, never blow down into a bong’s tube. By doing this, you force the water out of the carb and up the downstem. You will either blow the herb out of the bowl or completely soak it.

3 – Change It Up!

Don’t be afraid to experiment! Thousands of glass bong users have added various liquids to the chamber’s bottom to try and influence the smoke flavor. You could citric juices or herbal teas.

Dairy and liquor are bad ideas because the THC in your weed is absorbed by alcohol and fats. Carbonated and sugar-laden drinks attract insects, which stick to the sides of your bong. So, unless you enjoy inhaling bugs, this is also not recommended.

4 – How to Use a Bong

Ultimately, the best way to use your glass bong is to pack the herb in the bowl tightly and put your lips inside the top of the tube. This will ideally form a tight seal. Cover the carb with your thumb (if applicable), and light the corner of the bowl.

Then, inhale slowly but surely until the water starts bubbling and the tube is filled with smoke. Next, uncover the carb/pull out the sliding downstem while sucking in as much vapor as possible. Trap any remaining smoke by placing your hand on the mouthpiece, and go again when you’re ready.

Now, keep reading to learn more about the top 5 best glass bongs on the market right now.

Best Glass Bong Brands on the Market

1 – Blaze Glass

When you buy a Blaze Glass bong, you are investing in a quality piece of work made from premium-grade, stress-relieved 3.1 borosilicate glass. The company claims that their glass is comparable to the Duran Glass used by industrial lab pieces like beakers and Erlenmeyer flasks.

The firm is part of the German brand Near Dark. However, all of their glass water pipes are made in Asia by specialist glass blowers.

They have pieces with a minimum thickness of 5mm and use a ground glass joint of 14.5mm or 18mm. Blaze is part of a larger brand (Near Dark), one of the world’s leading providers of headshop equipment for over 20 years.

The firm is part of the German brand Near Dark. However, all of their glass water pipes are made in Asia by specialist glass blowers.

The detailed study of geometry aids every Blaze Glass bong’s design. The team has worked hard to find out the aspects of bong design that are most impactful on performance. As a result, you should experience exceptional flavor with every hit. Moreover, Blaze Glass is adamant that all cracked bongs belong in the bin. This is why it leaves no stone unturned to guarantee an unmatched level of craftsmanship.

The Blaze Glass Range

You can mix and match with Blaze Glass. The Percolator Beaker Ice Bong is 40cm tall. It includes a spiral percolator to filter and cool the smoke along with a beaker base. There is also a cool splashguard to prevent nasty bong water from getting in your mouth. It is just over $100 these days and comes with a glass bowl, keck clip, and a diffuser downstem.

The Multi-Level Stemless Ice Bong with Disc Perc is even more affordable. You can get it for around $60. The disc perc does a wonderful job of diffusing the smoke. Also, the round hole ice catcher ensures you benefit from a wonderful cooling sensation. The 5mm Pyrex glass means it should last you a long time.

Verdict: 9.5/10

Blaze Glass is no doubt one of the top bong makers in the industry. Most of its products are extremely customizable, such as the Ice Bong. As a result, you can tweak your piece until you find the perfect arrangement that suits you best. The brand’s bongs are fabulously designed pieces that will look awesome in any collection.

They provide you with filtered hits that you can enjoy for years on end and are outstanding value for money.

2 – Mountain Jam Glass Company

Mountain Jam Glass is one of the oldest companies on this list, as it was founded in 2000. It operates out of Eugene, Oregon. The brand’s website proudly states that all of its glass is made right there in the city.

Described as a ‘glass blowers collective,’ the Mountain Jam Glass company creates uniquely designed bongs. A specific artist creates each pipe. All of these experts are master glassblowers and work in their own space. It explains why the company produces so many unique, remarkable-looking pieces.

Mountain Jam Glass is happy to sacrifice volume for quality. As a result, it has become an extremely popular and well-respected brand in the industry. It is also dedicated to providing great customer service. According to the brand, community and sustainability are prominent in its list of core values.

The Mountain Jam Glass Company Range

We love the Mountain Jam Glass Hammer Pipe range. It features some mind-blowing inside-out reversal work. Each hammer is a stunningly crafted piece with reversal sections at various points on the pipe.

If you didn’t know, the ‘reversal glass technique’ involves creating individual color lines which all arrive at a point in the middle of the glass. The result is a marvelous and unique design that you won’t find anywhere else.

The Bubbler range is also exceedingly impressive. According to Mountain Jam Glass, bubblers provide a more concentrated and purer hit than bongs. However, you don’t get as big a rip as you would from a bong. Choose between Sherlocks and Sidecars to go along with the Hammers.

Verdict: 9/10

Mountain Jam Glass pipes are eminently affordable. You can get a Sherlock for just $40. Even the pipes at the top end of the scale seldom exceed $200 with this company. If you intend to create a bong collection to remember, you have to include this company on your shortlist of potential investments.

3 – Roor

This is a company that has become synonymous with quality. It is no secret that Roor bongs are among the most sought after in the industry. The brand is targeted by copycats hoping to cash in on the German organization’s hard work and creative engineering.

If you’re worried about owning an “imposter,” it is easy to see if you have a genuine Roor glass bong. Check for the black pendant, which is attached to every piece. On this pendant, you’ll find the piece’s bubble tag. It is a 3D pattern of bubbles that “fraudsters” are unable to replicate. Scan the QR Code on the pendant, or enter your pipe’s ID on the official website to verify its identity.

All Roor glass bongs for sale are manufactured in Germany by Martin Birzle and his elite glass-blowing artists.

All Roor glass bongs for sale are manufactured in Germany by Martin Birzle and his elite glass-blowing artists.

It seems likely that the company name is a play on the word ‘Rohr,’ which is German for ‘pipe.’ The Roor range is made from high-quality borosilicate glass, which ranges from 2-9mm thick. The latter pieces are the heavier and more durable ones.

The Roor Range

The Roor range includes 18” straight tubes in a variety of colors. Each one has a built-in ice pinch, which allows you to add ice to cool your hits. Every downstem is hand-measured and cut to each piece.

The Beaker bong selection offers 14”, 18”, and 22” pieces. We also love the sandblasted beakers. They are scientifically proportioned to provide an easier pull. You benefit from more diffusion and more smoke with each draw.

The RoorTech range offers a wide array of bongs with names like lab reports. The BTBS-17 option features a barrel bubbler. Roor redesigned it in 2017. It is made from German Duran Schott glass. The mini RoorTech barrel percolator sits near the upper chamber. It has slits on the bottom to increase percolation and airflow.

Verdict: 9/10

Few manufacturers in the world can match a Roor bong for quality, durability, and aesthetics. It is an innovative organization; its artists were the first to create high-end pipes with diffusers and ice notches. There are a few lower-priced options. However, you may have to part with over $400 to get the best Roor offers.

4 – Snoop Dogg Pounds

It is hardly a shock that Snoop Dogg has released a range of glass bongs. The Snoop Dogg Pounds range features several water pipes, each of which has a specific use. For example, one of the pipes is for dry herb, while another is perfect for concentrate oils and dabs.

The Snoop Dogg Pounds Range

The Spaceship is the smallest member of the Snoop Dogg Pounds glass family and is 6 inches high. It is one of the most compact pipes around and is designed for dabbing. It includes two different nail types: A bubble dome & nail and a quartz bucket. It also includes a small Inline ruffle percolator. This does an outstanding job of filtering and cleaning the smoke, so only the smoothest hits are available.

This piece includes a fixed downstem with a 14.5mm male joint. There are numerous accessories, such as a:

  • Dry herb bowl
  • Vapor dome with a glass concentrate nail
  • Glass dab tool
  • Quartz concentrate bucket

The Battleship is designed with a perforated honeycomb disc. This disc is sandwiched between a pair of tornado percolator discs found in the bong’s straight body. The trio of discs combines their power to filter the smoke as it travels through the vast array of holes and slits. The result is cool and filtered smoke when it reaches your lips, with a flavorful and soothing hit.

We also enjoyed watching the filtering process. It is like watching a master at work, especially after your cerebral buzz starts to take effect.

We were also impressed by the flared mouthpiece, which is ideally angled for ease of use and comfort. It also ensures you’re not too close to the nail. Even the bong’s subtle accents are something to behold, as the red glass flares bring everything to life. The thick and sturdy base makes sure that the pipe feels secure and steady when you set it down.

Verdict: 8.5/10

The Pounds range by Snoop Dogg was one of the most expensive brands on the market. However, plenty of third-party sites are now slashing their prices. The Battleship usually costs $300 but is now available for below $180 in places. It is also money well spent.

The build’s quality is exceptional, and it produces hits that quite frankly are out of this world. Then again, we would never expect Snoop Dogg to put his name on anything other than the very best.

5 – Medicali

There have been Medicali glass items for sale for at least a decade. However, relatively little is known about the brand. What we do know is that the company creates its Medicali glass bongs using German borosilicate glass. Also, all pieces are created in-house.

The Medicali Range

Medicali sells rigs, reversals, showerheads, and a range of 9mm thick pieces. The basic Showerhead range includes 10”, 12”, 14”, 18” pieces. The 10” option is straight and costs $220. You also get the option to decide if you want the Medicali logo in block capitals or cursive script.

It is made with Schott Boro Artistic Glass. The Showerhead perc does a great job diffusing smoke through water. The result is a smooth and refreshing hit. According to Medicali, it works best with 2 inches of water in the base and 0.5 inches of water in the top chamber. Make sure it has the Medicali hologram sticker, which proves its authenticity.

Medicali bongs warrant consideration because of the quality and smoothness of pulls with every one of its products.

The 18-inch straight tube bong with an ice catcher is another simple yet effective offering from the brand. It is a straight piece design with no percolator (yet still rewards users with ultra-smooth hits). It comes with a 14mm hourglass bowl and a 5” Showerhead downstem. It works best with 4 inches of water.

Verdict: 8.5 /10

Medicali bongs warrant consideration because of the quality and smoothness of pulls with every one of its products. The brand also creates a litany of goodies, including beakers, rigs, and accessories such as carb caps. It truly is a one-stop-shop for weed and bong lovers everywhere.

The Best Glass Bong Brands: Final Thoughts

When you see glass bongs for sale, it is probably worth investing in one. It will reward you with a milder, richer, and cooler smoke than any other weed device. Even cheap glass bongs tend to intensify the marijuana smoking experience. With careful use, you could benefit from smooth and pleasant sessions for years.

If you have used any of the brands on this list, let us know in the comments section!

Published on: 24 Apr, 2019

Ask a Stoner: What’s the best way to clean a gnarly bong? | News | Denver | Denver Westword

Dear Stoner: My bong is pretty gnarly after this past weekend. What’s the easiest way to clean my glass, and how often should I do it?

Dirty Pete

Dear Pete: There are tons of products you can buy at head shops these days, but why spend $5 on a tiny bottle when a $.99 jug of rubbing alcohol and some table salt will work equally well at remedying a stinky binger or putrid pipe? It’s as simple as filling your piece with a few tablespoons of salt, pouring in a half-cup of alcohol, and swishing everything around. A few pointers for a more pleasant cleaning experience:

– Get yourself a box of disposable latex gloves. Nobody likes the smell of old bong resin.

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– Run hot water through your pipes for a minute or two first to loosen up the resin. If the piece is small, get some bacon tongs so you don’t scald yourself.

– Plastic Q-tips work great for tight spots. Paper Q-tips tend to break off, so avoid them.

– If you’re having trouble with pieces like bowls and slides, let them soak in alcohol in an old jar overnight. In the morning, give them another hot-water bath, then try the alcohol-salt shake.

– You can get rid of hard-water stains on the inside of your tube with lemon juice squeezed into the bong, then swished around with a little hot water. Give it one final, quick rinse with cold water, and your piece will sparkle.

– Clean your pipes regularly. It’s much easier to spend five minutes getting rid of a thin layer of resin than it is to waste a half-hour or more cleaning out months’ worth of tar and gook. Basically, step up your game and don’t be a gross, dirty stoner that nobody wants to smoke with because you have grimy pipes.

Dear Stoner: A friend the other day said that marijuana is safer than water. What is he talking about?

Skip Tickle

Dear Skip: Your friend isn’t just stoned and babbling. Well, he might be — but he’s right about this one. Dilutional hyponatremia, or water poisoning, happens when someone drinks way too much water. Basically, when you drink much more than your body can excrete, you run the risk of swelling brain cells and causing a fluid rupture in the noggin. It’s rare, but it does happen — unlike marijuana overdoses, which are about as common as a flying green unicorn that cries hash oil.

Best Silicone Bong | USA-Made Silicone Water Pipe – Hydroponique

How to Use This Bong in 9 Steps

The next generation in smoking technology, Hydroponique is actually very easy to use. The following steps ensure the best silicone bong smoking experience possible, according to the experts (i.e. us).

1. Fill It with Water.

Wondering how or where to fill water in a silicone bong? We recommend you completely cover the downstem (i.e. all of its holes are covered). It should, however, be so high as to come out through the bowl. Usually, this ends up being between 1/2″ and 1″ above the downstem’s end, though people may have different preferences.

Is more water better? Not necessarily. It actually can make pulling  — the process of breathing from the top of the bong — more difficult. It should be easy to make the water bubble when you pull — and it shouldn’t be anywhere near your lips.

2. Add Ice (Not Required but High-ly Recommended)

Adding ice is not necessary, but it can take your silicone bong smoke session to the next level. To add ice, insert the peace sign ice catcher in the chamber and make sure it’s lined up with the ring in the chamber. Adding a cube of ice will give your bong a refreshing, cool hit.

3. Clean the Bowl

Repacking? Dump ash into a trash can and use a poker tool (or paperclip) to get any unwanted resin out of the bowl. You want your hit to be as fresh as the last, not all ashy. And the key to a smooth and potent hit is airflow.

4. Grind Up Your Favorite Strain

We recommend using a great weed grinder rather than your hands. This is the best way to preserve the herb’s terpenes, i.e. the elements that give your blend its flavor and potency. Grind it up evenly so its light and fluffy. You can also use Hydroponique for CBD flower, if you’re so inclined.

5. Loosely Pack Your Silicone Bong’s Bowl Until It’s Full

Padding down the herb so you can fit more in does not amplify your smoking experience. Don’t fill it up so much that you lose herb. And whether you’re using a silicone bong or a regular glass one, make sure that it’s loosely packed so that air can filter through it. If you overpack it, it will be harder to pull through, and therefore your hits will be less potent. You’ll also waste herb.

Place Your Bowl Back (if It Isn’t There Already)

Make sure that it’s fitted snugly and securely before lighting.

Light Your Silicone Bong’s Bowl While Inhaling

Hold your silicone water pipe in your non-dominant hand while you light the edge of the herb within the bowl. Do this while inhaling from the mouthpiece. Most people hold it by the neck, though this is a matter of preference. If you’re new to this, most veteran smokers recommend placing your water pipe on a flat surface. Hydroponique also offers extra security with its suction base.

Make sure that you’re placing your lips inside, rather than on the outside, of the mouthpiece. You want to keep it as clean as possible for the next user. Also, make sure that you’re only lighting part of the bowl, not the whole thing. This is a common courtesy and ensures that you aren’t wasting your herb. Only at the end should you “torch” your silicone bong bowl: light the entire bowl while taking one final hit before repacking.

Remove the Bowl When the Flame Has Caught.

You don’t need to light it forever. Once the flame has caught, remove the bowl while you keep inhaling. Some people will breathe deeper to get a more substantial hit, but this is a matter of preference. If the flame is still going after your hit, pass it to a friend while you exhale.

90,000 Cleaning the bong and pipe for smoking

All owners of smoking devices sooner or later face such problems as:

– an unpleasant odor that can fill the entire room

– a sullen look that you don’t even want to touch

A few tips will be described below.

Recommendation!

After each use – you should change the coolant in the bong and rinse it thoroughly under running cold and then warm water – this procedure will keep your friend in excellent condition for a long time and get rid of the odor.

If there is no time or desire to do all this, then at least change the water.


Glass bong cleaning.

All glass products are easier to clean, this is the material itself. It absorbs the least of all, so there shouldn’t be any special problems with it, especially if you don’t start it.

Just fill the bong with warm water, add any detergent or baking soda, close all openings and shake it vigorously for a few minutes, and then drain all this liquid.Thus, all surface resins will immediately disappear and the bong will already look much better =) But this is not enough for us, we want to see our device almost like new! =) And for this we fill in again warm water, also add any detergent or soda and already with a brush, with effort, wash the walls. If required, the procedure with water change can be repeated.

And do not be afraid to use detergents, for example, the same “faerie”. Some articles write that the aftertaste of the detergent remains, but this is not at all true.All detergents are easily washed off and do not leave marks and odors, a simple example is your dishes, which you wash with the same “faerie” and after that you do not feel its aftertaste while eating.

For those who do not want to use chemicals for cleaning, you can use, for example, alcohol.

But the first method with detergents is also very effective and affordable, because everyone has detergents, and after cleaning the bong, you can repeatedly rinse the bong with warm water and there will be no trace of chemistry!


Cleaning the acrylic bong.

It is more difficult with acrylic, this material tends to absorb odors and resins, which are then difficult to wash off. And if you do not follow the recommendations , then this task becomes even more difficult!

To begin with, you should also fill it with warm water. All detergents here already not will work! It is necessary to use the most delicate, for example, gel – soap or gel for dishes, which often wash your hands with. It is this gel that is best added to warm water, which is already poured into the device, shake it a little so that the whole product dissolves, and let it stand for 30 minutes.Before you drain the liquid, shake a little again, after all this, you can pour warm water for the final rinse. In this case, a brush can be used, but only soft, so as not to leave scratches on the walls.

We are sure that you will be satisfied with the result and that these tips will help you in the future!

That’s all! After doing such manipulations, your friend will look great! =)


Smoking pipes cleaning.

All smokers have probably at some time faced such a situation when the pipe was so clogged that there was practically no craving.

Let’s not bring it to such a state and start cleaning it!

By the way, all the methods given above are also well suited for glass tubes, only, they should first be soaked in some suitable container, after which the remaining plaque should be completely cleaned.

Metal pipes, it is best to clean with special brushes, they do it well, for the best effect, you can soak the brush in alcohol.

Having nothing at hand, you can try a toothpick wrapped in cloth or any other stick of the desired diameter.

It is better not to use cotton swabs, because the cotton wool may remain inside the tube.

In general, there are special kits for cleaning pipes, they have everything they need in their arsenal, but if it is not at hand, and the pipe needs to be cleaned urgently, then use the advice above.

How to wash and clean the bong

Now I’ll tell you how to clean and wash bong .In this article, you will learn what it is possible to use from the arsenal of all home remedies, and in what other cases special devices can be useful.

A skilled smoker probably knows that over time, a rather thick and unpleasant plaque forms on all the inner walls of the bong, which emits a fetid odor. In some cases, the device itself loses its original appearance so much that it is undeservedly immediately sent out of sight, and sometimes thrown away.

For your bong to please you like the first time, you just need to follow a couple of very simple rules:

1.Bong washing frequency .

After every smoking session, rinse your bong thoroughly with cold water. This procedure will help get rid of the odor and prevent plaque from accumulating on its walls. If you have absolutely no time (or desire) for all this, at least completely drain all the water from it. The main thing is not to postpone this procedure until later: there is absolutely nothing worse than the smell of stagnant water in a bong. The more often you wash your bong, the easier it is to clean it later.As they say, it is easier to prevent than to cure 🙂

2. All glass and acrylic bongs are cleaned differently.

Glass devices are completely unpretentious and can be easily washed with warm water. Just don’t pour boiling water over your bong! Use lukewarm water, it does not subject the material itself to strength tests. It is possible to use soda to clean any glass. It cleans perfectly and does not scratch glass at all (unlike any acrylic).

All acrylic bongs need much more careful maintenance, because acrylic is able to absorb the very smell of smoke.The most harmless method is considered to be soaking the device in lukewarm water with a non-aggressive detergent or other special agent. Dissolve laundry soap or dishwashing gel in lukewarm water. Fill a container with this solution, load your favorite acrylic bong there and let it stand for a couple of hours.

Here it is necessary to warn the owners of stylish devices with pictures of the potential danger. Do not forget that you should exclude a long contact of the picture with any cleaning liquid (among them water) so that there is no partial or complete damage to it.

3. When “thoroughly” cleaning the bong, try to use natural substances.

You will smoke from it later! Here are some recipes.

For cleaning plaque, you can use cereals (for example, rice). Just put a handful in the bong, then fill it with water, pinch all the holes and shake like maracas until you are completely tired. Then you rustle with a brush. Repeat the procedure a couple of times if necessary.

A mixture of coarse salt and alcohol is also very effective.Alcohol dissolves a rather dense plaque, and salt particles work like a kind of scrub. Fill your bong with this mixture and then proceed in the same way as in our first recipe;)

Remember: salt and alcohol will clean out even the thickest and oldest plaque

I do not recommend using acids, acetones and other similar aggressive liquids. Firstly, their use can irreversibly spoil the appearance of your device, and secondly, cause partial harm to your health! If any safety precautions are not followed, you can easily get a chemical burn to all respiratory organs.If it gets on your skin, you will get hard-to-heal wounds.

4. Use special products to clean all hard-to-reach areas.

I recommend using a special bong brush. In many cases this can be a much more ergonomic method than a piece of cotton wool wrapped around a long wire 🙂

5. Treat your own bong like a private with a weapon, like a master with your instrument.

Take care, clean and take care of your bong regularly, and it will definitely serve you for a long time.

In this article I have shared with you some of my recipes, how to wash and clean bong . If you have your own experience in this matter, write to us.

Curved Glass Bong Boost Wavy Bend

 Home courier 

Cost – from 300 rubles.

Delivery of the order is made by courier to your home, office or to another address specified by you. Delivery by courier is possible in cities where courier services operate with which we cooperate: CDEK, Boxberry, IML and others.

Payment for the order is possible both in cash and by credit card upon receipt, as well as by prepayment to a current account or bank card.

If courier delivery is available in your city, you can choose this delivery method when placing an order. However, the list of cities in which courier services operate is constantly updated and the site does not always present all cities with the possibility of courier delivery. If, when placing an order, you were unable to select courier delivery, but in fact there is one in your city, our manager will offer courier delivery upon confirmation of the order.

 Pickup from pickup point 

Cost – from 200 rubles.

You can receive your order at one of the pick-up points in your city. The pick-up point is the courier service office where the orders are issued. It is somewhat similar to mail, only faster and more convenient. When the order arrives at the pick-up point, you will receive an SMS notification.

Payment for the order is possible both in cash and by credit card upon receipt, as well as by prepayment to a current account or bank card.

If there are pick-up points in your city, you can choose this delivery method when placing an order. However, the list of cities in which there are pick-up points and check-in terminals is constantly updated and the site does not always present all of them. If, when placing an order, you were unable to select delivery to a pick-up point, but in fact there are such points in your city, the manager will offer courier delivery upon confirmation of the order.

 Mail 

Cost – from 200 rubles.

The classic and familiar way of receiving an order is at the nearest post office. When the order arrives at the pick-up point, you will receive a notification in your mailbox and an SMS notification.

Payment for the order is possible both in cash upon receipt, and by prepayment to a current account or bank card.

Recently, the work of the post office has improved significantly, so do not be afraid to choose this delivery method even for fragile goods 🙂

90,000 Bongs

With the increasing popularity of Rasta products in recent years and a complete
or partial legalization of marijuana in more than 30 countries, an increasing number
consumers can now discover the multifaceted world of medical or
recreational cannabis with its limitless possibilities – from relaxation
after a busy day to relieve pain or depression.Economics Law
states that demand causes supply. And 420 products are no exception. WITH
legalization we witnessed how the abundance of designs is growing rapidly
glass bongs, vapes, vaporizers, grinders, smoking pipes and other herbal smoking accessories. Our Yarnica team is trying to keep our finger on the pulse and provide our customers with
the best products from this area, as well as new items.

Although manufacturers have expanded the scope of creativity in
devices for smoking, but still the main types for smoking remain:

  • Bongs
  • Pipes
  • Vapes / vaporizers

In our Internet
store yarnica.com you always
you can choose the bong that suits your personal requirements. What
is right for you, will depend on your experience in this area, the desired result and conditions in
which you plan to use it.

Bong selection is
a fascinating journey, but since each of these types of bongs has more
their subcategories and each of them can be used in different ways, then this
greatly complicates the selection of devices for smoking weed. A bit of history…

Bong is not a new device and has been known to the world for a long time.
Sometimes the names “water pipe”, “water pipe”, “water pipe”, “wet” or “bulbul” are found. Bong works
like a hookah. The smoke inhaled by a person passes through the water, clearing
from chemical impurities and cooling there. But enough remains
concentrated, so beginners should be reprehensible with
the amount of smoking mixtures and the duration of smoking.

Let’s first look at the types of bongos and their main
differences:

Acrylic bong

is the most
the simplest, even vandal-resistant bong, the most economical and most popular
among their own kind.Too many prefixes “most” raise it to the first
place in the Hit Bong Parade. Newbies in this business often leave their
choice on it. The disadvantage of an acrylic bong is that it distorts the taste of the smoke somewhat.

Glass bong

is most often made from laboratory borosilicate glass,
which to some extent hardens him from blows, but still does not make him eternal.
Glass bongs can be safely called the second step for the smoker.
bong.

Glass bongs can be easily divided into 2 groups: water bong and gravity bong . Water bongs blow smoke through the water filled into the chamber, the smoke is cooled and
makes blows smoother, without burns and coughs. It is logical that the larger the volume
water, the greater the resistance, but the better the cooling. This is worth turning
attention when choosing a bong.

Gravity Bongs
use gravity to lift smoke. The gravity bong is still popular
they call bulbulator, bulbik, bul … All the physics teacher said that his
is the subject important in life and you will definitely need it? So, water flows from
from one container to another, pumping smoke into empty space like a pump.it
means that the smoker does not need labor to draw out the smoke, he
rises by vacuum: just lift the bottle out of the water, lighting the mixture,
remove the thimble (aka cap, lid, napas), bring lips to the opening
bottle and then slowly dip it into the water. Everyone, your lungs are filled with smoke
cannabis. But be careful, these THC hits will be more powerful and not
suitable for a beginner.

Ceramic bong ,
which you can buy in our stores is handcrafted from environmentally friendly
clean clay, which prevents any harmful third-party from entering the smoke
impurities.The inside and outside of our ceramic bong is covered with several
layers of glaze to be immune to odor absorption and settling on the walls
combustion products. Any pollution
can be easily cleaned with water, since the walls of such a bong are smooth and not afraid
water. The final glaze layer is baked at a temperature of 1100 degrees, which
adds strength to the product and makes it resistant to high temperatures. Such
the device has only one drawback of a bong – a relatively large weight when
small size.But if you pick up a bong for your home
use, then it is definitely worth paying attention to, especially since
these bongs often have a low price from the manufacturer

Silicone bong

New is well forgotten old. And since our internet
has been dealing with smoking accessories for about 15 years, then we remember
times of popularity of this type of smoking device. In fact, it has
Unlike an acrylic bong, only the material of the body.The idea of ​​making a bong
made of silicone has both advantages and disadvantages. Its fat minus is
saturating odors that cannot be removed by anything and you just need to put up with them. A
dignity is its mobility. With him, the fear of breaking disappears and with him you can
easy to travel. Therefore, pay attention to it if home
bong you already have and you just need to expand the collection of bongs.

OIL bong

The difference between this bong and the rest is the presence of an oil
adapter, the task of which, when heated, to evaporate oils, which are often called
honey oil or amber oil.Oil bong can often be obtained by purchasing
special adapter for your bong and bowl for pouring oil. Or buy
separate device for oil smoking. Such bongos in the Middle East
have been used for about a century, although in Europe only recently began to recruit
popularity.

Bubbler

They are closer to the category of pipes for smoking, but in which, as in
bong, use water for filtration and cooling. Basically, it’s 2 in 1 – and
pipe, and bong.They are more compact than a bong, they are easy to carry, and when it comes
before using before you the eternal question “to be or not to be”, or rather to be
device with a pipe or bong. Cool thing that should be in the arsenal of
every 420 culture-respecting smoker.

Less commonly bamboo bong

continue to be popular among homemade products in Asia,
where, in fact, the origins of the bongs came. But since there are no advantages over
acrylic, glass or other material bongs, it doesn’t have, then find
it is practically impossible among the proposals in Ukraine.This is more of a tribute
history, not a modern device.

What else to look for when choosing a bong? So it’s on his
the size. Small bongos will be compact and inconspicuous, but in tall bongos
there is more space for applications of cooling chambers, ice spikes and others
fashionable useful priblud such as a percolator or bubbler. What is a bong bubbler
you ask? Its difference from the usual glass bong is the obligatory
the presence of a piece of glass from which a spiral is blown out, which, when inhaled, twists
smoke into the vortex and scatter it before it enters the water.It causes
bubbling effect and the smoke gets much colder before it reaches the lips
smoker.

In our store you can not only buy a bong, the price
which will delight you, but also choose special products for
cleaning, replaceable thin sections, seals for them. Get competent advice on
cleaning each type of bong and, becoming our regular customer, you can
expect discounts, rasta stickers and gifts.

You can buy a bong for smoking through our website or in our
stores at the addresses indicated on the website.Or call 0675786760 and
0951348787 and you will receive the goods today, since all the goods are in stock and not
requires additional time to deliver it to us.

We hope that you have read the information to the end and we have become at least
a little useful. As you understood, bongos, as people, are completely different
shapes and sizes, and if you are a beginner, then you will need advice in order to
figure it all out. And if you are an experienced smoker and you want to experiment
with a different set of cameras, percolators and tricks, then check out our
sections: glass bongs, including a bong with thick glass, tubes and
bubblers, recyclers, and micro and mini bongs.You decide which is more
everything suits you to solve your smoking problems, and we provide you
consultation, which bongs are available, their characteristics, advantages and
disadvantages of bongs, as well as organize safe and fast delivery to cities
Ukraine and neighboring countries.

Nice to meet you, we are on the way with you!

Purchase the perfect bong

If you decide to buy an aquatic one, then this article is for you!

Bongs are the ideal smoking device, as they perfectly clean and cool even the hottest and harshest smoke.With the right bong, you can not only inhale a large cloud of light smoke, but also be sure that your smoke is as cool and as clean as possible. Finding the perfect store with a good selection is very important! The online store is undoubtedly such a resource! Here you can order smoking devices of various designs, made of various materials.

If you are a complete newbie to the world of bongs, it is best to start with something simple and easy. Choose a device that is easy to load, easy to set on fire, easy to smoke and, importantly, easy to clean.

A bong style that fits all of these criteria is the simple Straight Tube Bong. As the name suggests, such a device is literally just a straight, hollow tube. Glass is the most common material, but you can also find bongos made of ceramic, acrylic, and even bamboo.

The straight shaft simplifies the work, which is very important during cleaning. More complex bongos are much more difficult to clean, often requiring the help of special cleaning products.But if you are ready for the highest level, then be sure to pay attention to the bongos, which contain additional accessories and percolators. Such devices are more difficult to maintain, but the quality of cleaning and cooling the smoke in them is at a high altitude!

DuDa Online Shop understands that customers always want the best. That is why its range includes the best bongos that global manufacturers have to offer. This marketplace boasts a wide range of bongs from some of the most renowned and creative brands in the smoking gadget market.In the DuDa online store, you can order smoking bongs made of absolutely any material. It can be glass, acrylic, metal, wood, ceramics, bamboo, silicone. In short, you will definitely find what will meet your requirements one hundred percent. In addition, the pricing policy of the store is very democratic!

We are confident that you will be pleased with your decision to buy a water bong here and will immediately choose your ideal model! And if you have any questions about the operation or characteristics of this or that bong model, then you can always contact the store staff by phone.And besides the purchase, you can find tons of other smoking devices in this reliable online store.

How to clean a pipe from resin

Timely service is the key to the durability of the smoking pipe and a guarantee of comfortable smoking. Professionals recommend servicing on a daily basis. Before cleaning a pipe for smoking, the main thing is to prepare the appropriate inventory, which is easy to find in any tobacco shop.

Caring for a smoking pipe includes:

  • Brushes.This is a special tool with a fluffy tip. The brush helps to get inside the bowl and the smoke channel in the shank, to remove the remains of the tobacco mixture.
  • Ashtray. Separate accessories with cork center are available for the pipes. The plug will be needed to shake out the combustion residues. If you hit the device on the end surface, sooner or later the bowl will crack or the ashtray itself will crack.

You can make an ashtray with your own hands. A standard cigarette model with a wide platform inside is suitable for this.Wine bottle caps are suitable as corks. The cork is fixed to the product with super glue.

Anyone who knows how to properly clean a pipe knows that it is better to do it in the evening. Overnight, the product will stand and be freed from foreign odors.

Failure to clean will lead to clogging of the internal channels and significantly worsen smoking.

Cleaning the smoking pipe is divided into the following steps:

  • First, the bowl is freed of combustion products and ash.This can be done by light blows on the cork insert. Do not beat too hard, so as not to violate the integrity of the product. Before cleaning pipes for smoking, professionals check the integrity of the accessories.
  • The mouthpiece is then separated from the shank. This should be done carefully and carefully. It is impossible to pull out the mouthpiece: this is fraught with distortion, deformation of the base of the tube. The mouthpiece can be changed, but the shank cannot.
  • In order not to break the device, it should be cooled. Heating temperatures for acrylic and ebonite (the most common raw material for the production of mouthpieces) and briar are different.Acrylic expands at high temperatures: if the material cools down, the drip tip will come out without problems. Important: the mouthpiece is screwed in and out only clockwise, otherwise the neck seat will loosen.
  • When the shank is released, a brush is carefully inserted into the flue duct. The best option is a ruff with soft and hard hairs. This will help free the duct from old ash and combustion residues.
  • The next stage is the external surface treatment. This is easy to do with a regular napkin.The use of formulations with alcohol is not allowed. This will deform the briar and any other material and create a potential hazard to the smoker.

Before cleaning the pipes, you should know that it is not recommended to use used brushes. The accessories are cheap and are designed for one-time use. The shank inside is cleaned with forward-return movements (similar to a piston in an engine cylinder). This will help trap more dirt and clear the channel faster.

Ebonite mouthpieces deserve special attention. Over time, the coating loses its factory characteristics. You can protect the ebony drip tip with special pastes or so-called guitar oil.

What should I do if the pipe is loose?

A common problem is loosening of the mouthpiece attachment and shank hole. In a critical situation, the pipe simply falls apart. You should not despair, with a certain patience and diligence, even fatal breakdowns can be corrected.

The easiest way is to try increasing the diameter of the mouthpiece. For this, the tip inserted into the shank is heated. You can use the flame of a candle, lighter, gas or hot water. After a few minutes, the pipe mouthpiece will become soft. After that, you need to knock the mouthpiece on a hard surface until the product becomes hard. Ultimately, the drip tip expands and fits tightly into the shank.

It is important to prepare the nail or wire in advance. The element is inserted into the smoke channel of the mouthpiece.This is necessary so as not to block the internal space: otherwise the channel will become too narrow.

Otherwise, if the drip tip fits too tightly, graphite powder is used. For example, VAYEN offers graphite-type pencils for sale that look like lipstick. When rubbed on the mouthpiece, the coating becomes elastic and smooth and easily fits into the tight opening of the tube.

How to recover a sour tube?

Lack of service leads to acidification.Burning accumulates inside the pipe, clogging the smoke channel and spoiling the taste of the tobacco mixture. This is a common problem for used pipes and for devices that have smoked one variety for a long time.

Briar pipes are considered top-end for a reason. It is easier to clean and restore briar, which is not the case with foam, models from fruit species.

Experts recommend a method for cleaning with salt and alcohol. This will require coarse salt and alcohol. Vodka is an alternative.Whiskey, gin, flavored alcoholic beverages should not be used. This will cleanse the bowl and shank, but impregnate foreign aromas that are difficult to get rid of. Briar absorbs moisture well and the components it contains.

The tube cup is filled to capacity with salt. Using a pipette or syringe, the alcohol is carefully poured into the salt. It is better to do this carefully so as not to spoil the outer coating of the product.

The tube with salt and alcohol is left for 12-14 hours: this will help clean the bowl and clean the shank completely.It is convenient if there is a stand or an ashtray with a lock: the tube may turn over, then the procedure will have to be repeated.

The conditions are such that the salt will absorb excess carbon deposits, foreign tar and inclusions. The blackened composition is poured out, the bowl and shank are cleaned with brushes. The pipe is left to dry for 1-2 days, after which you can try smoking. The first puffs will give off with alcohol, but later the natural natural taste of the tobacco composition will appear, which is more pleasant to smoke than through a dirty pipe.

The longer the device is left with salt and alcohol, the better the care of the pipe. You should not overdo it with alcohol and it is not recommended to choose fine salt. This can crack the briar and consequently destroy the pipe.

Learning how to take care of your pipe at home will take some training. There is only one rule – do not feel sorry for the brushes, they are the main tool for the smoker. The cleaner the bowl and the shank, the more comfortable smoking and the brighter the taste transmission.

All owners of smoking devices sooner or later face such problems as:

– an unpleasant odor that can fill the entire room

– a sullen look that you don’t even want to touch

A few tips will be described below.

Recommendation!

After each use – you should change the coolant in the bong and rinse it thoroughly under running cold and then warm water – this procedure will keep your friend in excellent condition for a long time and get rid of the odor.

If there is no time or desire to do all this, then at least change the water.

Glass bong cleaning.

All glass products are easier to clean, this is the material itself.It absorbs the least of all, so there shouldn’t be any special problems with it, especially if you don’t start it.

Just fill the bong with warm water, add any detergent or baking soda, close all openings and shake it vigorously for a few minutes, and then drain all this liquid. Thus, all surface resins will immediately disappear and the bong will already look much better =) But this is not enough for us, we want to see our device almost like new! =) And for this we fill in again warm water, also add any detergent or soda and already with a brush, with effort, wash the walls.If required, the procedure with water change can be repeated.

And do not be afraid to use detergents, for example, the same “faerie”. Some articles write that the aftertaste of the detergent remains, but this is not at all true. All detergents are easy to rinse off and do not leave marks and odors, a simple example is your dishes, which you wash with the same “faerie” and after that you do not feel its aftertaste while eating.

For those who do not want to use chemicals for cleaning, you can use, for example, alcohol.

But the first method with detergents is also very effective and affordable, because everyone has detergents, and after cleaning the bong, you can repeatedly rinse the bong with warm water and there will be no trace of chemistry!

Cleaning an acrylic bong.

It is more difficult with acrylic, this material tends to absorb odors and resins, which are then difficult to wash off. And if you do not follow the recommendations , then this task becomes even more difficult!

To begin with, you should also fill it with warm water.All detergents here already not will work! It is necessary to use the most delicate, for example, gel – soap or gel for dishes, which often wash your hands with. It is this gel that is best added to warm water, which is already poured into the device, shake it a little so that the whole product dissolves, and let it stand for 30 minutes. … In this case, a brush can be used, but only soft, so as not to leave scratches on the walls.

We are sure that you will be satisfied with the result and that these tips will help you in the future!

That’s all! After doing such manipulations, your friend will look great! =)

Smoking pipes cleaning.

All smokers have probably at some time faced such a situation when the pipe was so clogged that there was practically no craving.

Let’s not bring it to such a state and start cleaning it!

By the way, all the methods given above are also well suited for glass tubes, only, they should first be soaked in some suitable container, after which the remaining plaque should be completely cleaned.

Metal pipes, it is best to clean with special brushes, they do it well, for the best effect, you can soak the brush in alcohol.

Having nothing at hand, you can try a toothpick wrapped in cloth or any other stick of the desired diameter.

It is better not to use cotton swabs, because the cotton wool may remain inside the tube.

In general, there are special kits for cleaning pipes, they have everything they need in their arsenal, but if it is not at hand, and the pipe needs to be cleaned urgently, then use the advice above.

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All owners of smoking devices sooner or later face such problems as:

– an unpleasant odor that can fill the entire room

– a sullen look that you don’t even want to touch

A few tips will be described below.

Recommendation!

After each use – you should change the coolant in the bong and rinse it thoroughly under running cold and then warm water – this procedure will keep your friend in excellent condition for a long time and get rid of the odor.

If there is no time or desire to do all this, then at least change the water.

Glass bong cleaning.

All glass products are easier to clean, this is the material itself. It absorbs the least of all, so there shouldn’t be any special problems with it, especially if you don’t start it.

Just fill the bong with warm water, add any detergent or baking soda, close all openings and shake it vigorously for a few minutes, and then drain all this liquid.Thus, all surface resins will immediately disappear and the bong will already look much better =) But this is not enough for us, we want to see our device almost like new! =) And for this we fill in again warm water, also add any detergent or soda and already with a brush, with effort, wash the walls. If required, the procedure with water change can be repeated.

And do not be afraid to use detergents, for example, the same “faerie”. Some articles write that the aftertaste of the detergent remains, but this is not at all true.All detergents are easy to rinse off and do not leave marks and odors, a simple example is your dishes, which you wash with the same “faerie” and after that you do not feel its aftertaste while eating.

For those who do not want to use chemicals for cleaning, you can use, for example, alcohol.

But the first method with detergents is also very effective and affordable, because everyone has detergents, and after cleaning the bong, you can repeatedly rinse the bong with warm water and there will be no trace of chemistry!

Cleaning an acrylic bong.

It is more difficult with acrylic, this material tends to absorb odors and resins, which are then difficult to wash off. And if you do not follow the recommendations , then this task becomes even more difficult!

To begin with, you should also fill it with warm water. All detergents here already not will work! It is necessary to use the most delicate, for example, gel – soap or gel for dishes, which often wash your hands with. It is this gel that is best added to warm water, which is already poured into the device, shake it a little so that the whole product dissolves, and let it stand for 30 minutes.Before you drain the liquid, shake a little again, after all this, you can pour warm water for the final rinse. In this case, a brush can be used, but only soft, so as not to leave scratches on the walls.

We are sure that you will be satisfied with the result and that these tips will help you in the future!

That’s all! After doing such manipulations, your friend will look great! =)

Smoking pipes cleaning.

All smokers have probably at some time faced such a situation when the pipe was so clogged that there was practically no craving.

Let’s not bring it to such a state and start cleaning it!

By the way, all the methods given above are also well suited for glass tubes, only, they should first be soaked in some suitable container, after which the remaining plaque should be completely cleaned.

Metal pipes, it is best to clean with special brushes, they do it well, for the best effect, you can soak the brush in alcohol.

Having nothing at hand, you can try a toothpick wrapped in cloth or any other stick of the desired diameter.

It is better not to use cotton swabs, because the cotton wool may remain inside the tube.

In general, there are special kits for cleaning pipes, they have everything they need in their arsenal, but if it is not at hand, and the pipe needs to be cleaned urgently, then use the advice above.

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If carbon deposits appear on the inner walls of the tube, the thickness of which exceeds 1.5 mm, it must be removed.It is ideal to get rid of carbon deposits with the help of special tools called a carbon removal drill (“reamer”), which differ in ease of use and method of work.

If you do not have a reamer, you can use a flat, sharpened metal plate with rounded corners, or use a suitable knife. Although it is possible to achieve a flawlessly flat surface only with the help of a reamer. In addition, using a reamer or a drill, you can be sure that the carbon deposits will not be cut through and the bottom will not be scratched.

Removing tar and odor, and “curing” sour tube

There are several ways to remove tar, odor, or resuscitate sour tubing and prevent souring. Here is one of them. You will need a container, such as a cup, in which the pipe is secure and level, as well as medium-sized edible salt and drinking alcohol or vodka. Aromatic drinks like gin, rum, whiskey will not work. It is necessary to pour salt into the cup of the tube almost to the very edge.Very carefully, using a pipette, soak the salt with alcohol so that no droplets fall on the outside of the tube. Make sure the tube is firmly in the vessel. The tube with salt must be left for 24 hours, all this time you will be able to observe how the salt changes its color and turns brown from tar and tar. After a day, you need to remove all the salt from the cup of the tube, it is recommended to remove the salt residues with a brush. After that, the tube needs to dry completely, this can last from one to five days.The dry pipe must be cleaned again with a brush from the remaining particles of salt.

The tube equipped with the Patent System is filled with salt by 2/3 of the channel for drainage of moisture and resins. It is necessary at least once a month to thoroughly clean the canal with a swab dipped in alcohol or a special brush. To insure your pipe against souring, unpleasant odors and bitterness, it is recommended to clean the canal after each smoking with a dry brush or cotton swab, which has a smaller diameter than the diameter of the canal itself.It must be borne in mind that if you take too much fine salt and alcohol, the tube may burst and deteriorate.

Elimination of cup tube defects

A sink appears in the cup at the site of the burned hole in the smoke channel. If it is small, then over time this flaw may become imperceptible, but if serious defects appear in your smoking pipe, then the pipe can be treated so as not to spoil it completely and not be left without it.

There is a proven and easy way to make your handset look like new.Thoroughly mix 1/3 teaspoon of candied honey with ¼ teaspoon of pipe carbon or tobacco ash. Apply a thin layer of the mixture to areas where flaws have appeared and leave it for 12 hours. After three times of smoking the pipe, apply another coat. Do this procedure until the lacuna is completely overgrown. In the same way, you can get rid of cracks and other flaws that have appeared on the inner surface of the cup.

Removing plaque from the mouthpiece

Rub the mouthpiece with a piece of flannel and a little olive oil, which does not have a pronounced odor.In case of strong plaque, a special paste designed to polish the mouthpiece will help. You can use this method – squeeze a little toothpaste onto a plate and let it dry. The resulting powder must be sanded and rubbed with olive oil.

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There has to be a good way to clear the tar from the pipe … and there is. And you don’t even need a cleaning rod. All you need is Oxyclin.

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So, to clean the glass tube, you need

  • Shake out any large pieces of combustion residues and tar. It will be most convenient to do this by placing the tube in a large container or plastic bag so that the remains do not scatter and do not stain the surface of the table.
  • Place the tubing in the container. Take a large cap of Oxyclin and pour it into a container. Fill everything with hot water, but not boiling water.
  • Let the solution stand and soak into the tube, while occasionally stirring and inverting the tube.
  • Remove the tube from the container and rinse it well to completely rinse off any residual product. The glass will completely clear and sparkle.

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Choosing a thin section

Often, when washing your pet, incredible things happen: the phone rang, someone distracted you with some question, or you just started “meditating” looking at the water flowing from the tap.At this moment, the thin section (the tube inserted into the bong) falls out of the hands and … (here there is an unpronounceable pun) breaks. There are no reasons for the disorder. It is at this moment that you have the opportunity to tune the glass handsome.

There are a large number of thin sections that will help you to make the smoking process the most pleasant for you. In this short review, I will try to help you shine with knowledge in any device store when choosing this important part for a bong, if suddenly an opportunity happens with a broken section.

Metal thin sections I will not touch on in detail, because they, basically, differ only in length, and with the choice of these, there are no problems. And they do not break. But buckets for metal thin sections come in different sizes and types, but we will talk about them in another article.

In glass thin sections, the main thing to know is the socket diameter (holes in the bong where the thin section is inserted, picture on the right) and the length of the adapter (picture on the left) that you need for your bong. There are two common sizes (diameters): 14.5mm (1.5cm) and 18.8mm (almost 2cm).The existing two sizes are not so common, but they are also worth mentioning, these are 12.5mm (mainly on small bongos) and 29.2mm on large and clear ones.

Now that you have decided on the length and diameter, it’s time to think about what kind of thin section you want: regular, with a fixed bucket, or a thin adapter, with which you can become a wizard in tuning bongs. After all, the adapter can be hung with various precoolers (additional chambers with filtration) and interchangeable buckets, of which there are countless, of various shapes.Many adapters in the lower part have not one hole, but several (diffuser), of various designs, which “break” the smoke into small bubbles, making the smoking process softer.

And one more, also important, moment!

Many people ask:

“If the section is shattered, how do you know the required length”?

Just take a regular ruler and attach it to your bong as shown in the picture below:

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