Bongs for beginners

Bongs are a more opulent way to smoke. They may be expensive, but if you’re a fan of cannabis and smokes, or just like the better things in life, this might be the way to go. These water pipes provide smoother hits with less of the dreaded “burn.” But don’t just take our word for it: hear what bong users have to say about them!

This article will discuss how to select the best bong for beginners as well as some basic advice for using a bong.

You don’t want your new bong to be broken on the first day, so here are some precautions you can take.

water bong
water bong

1) Use a Bong Salve.

This is a kind of oil that may preserve your bong from harm and also provides a protective coating to your smoking equipment, which is extremely essential since it stops water from splitting and corroding your bong. Such items may be purchased online, but they are not required. The greatest part about this kind of salve is that it is available in a variety of formulations for several types of pipes. To keep acrylic bongs looking fresh forever, I suggest a solution specially developed for them.

2) Check the weldings.

When purchasing a bong, look for any possible weak weldings first; they’re not difficult to see, typically two tiny cracks where the tube joins the bowl. The simplest solution is to apply additional heat to that area until it melts again, at which point it will be almost difficult to break.

3) Make sure your bong is clean and dry before use.

Water inside a bong may cause harm, so make sure it’s dry before putting any water in it or smoking out of it. If you don’t know how to clean a bong, here’s a simple tutorial on how to do it.

4) Keep your bong clean and dry.

Bongs may get dusty and filthy with time, so be sure to clean them with water and alcohol on a regular basis (also that was the whole point of using it in the first place).

5) Know how to change the water in your bong.

It is critical to understand how to accomplish this in case you need to add fresh water or have some water boil within your bong. In this situation, be careful to drain all old water before adding new water. Also, be cautious not to apply too much pressure while changing the water, since this may shatter your bong glass.

6) Wax your bong.

This takes extraordinarily little time and may help protect your bong from harm. It will also make your bong appear beautiful, particularly if you like the old-school aesthetic.

7) Buy a portable bong.

If you have a busy day ahead of you and need to bring your bong with you, a portable one is ideal for saving room in your luggage or backpack. Furthermore, for those who no longer wish to use alcohol or oil, there is no need for them since it is 100 percent pure shatter resistant glass manufactured of Borosilicate glass (hence the name Banger Glass).

Benefits of a Bong

bong
bong

This essay will go through the advantages of a bong for beginners, which may convince you to go for a bubbler or water pipe.

1) Improved taste.

When you inhale, the smoke has already been through water, typically in a bong. As a result, the flavor is smoother and more delicious. Do you not trust me? Try it out for yourself!

2) More smoke at one time.

It takes a long time to light a bong since you must wait until all the coals are red hot and ready to vape. On the other hand, if you know how to operate a vaporizer properly, it may be done in less than 5 seconds (check this out).

3) More efficient smoking.

Because you can draw a lot of smoke in one hit, it’s time to puff, puff, and pass much quicker!

4) There are so many bongs to choose from.

If you’re crafty, you can build your own bong out of an old glass bottle or jar. If you don’t want to waste your time on DIY projects, you can purchase them at most water pipe shops or online.

5) Hippie style.

Who doesn’t like peace signs and tie-dye? If that’s your style, you may discover something amusing for yourself when searching for a cheap and trendy bong online.

 

Bong materials explained

glass bong
glass bong

Just in case you don’t know what a bong is and how it works, here are some materials used to make water pipes.

1) Acrylic.

This is the most often used bong material. It’s also the cheapest! Acrylic bongs are light and easy to transport, and they will not shatter from a single fall. Excellent for those who like hiking or traveling!

2) Glass.

This one is ideal for people looking for something trendier and more one-of-a-kind. Glass bongs may be whatever color, shape, or texture you desire; if you want something sturdy and long-lasting, go for scientific glass, which is composed of Borosilicate glass (hence known as Banger Glass).

3) Weed.

Let’s face it, we all purchase and consume marijuana. It’s both healthy for us and enjoyable. Don’t forget to add a few drops of essential oils (lavender or lemon are excellent) for an even stronger high!

4) Metal.

Metal bongs are extremely robust and powerful; they may be a little heavier than other kinds of water pipes, but they are excellent for both people that use them. If you need your bong to travel with you, they are very robust and will not shatter from a single fall.

5) Plastic.

The fact that plastic bongs do not rust is intriguing. They are inexpensive and often constructed of polypropylene (the same material used in food packaging), giving them a glass-like appearance and a lightweight body. Plastic bongs have an intriguing history; they were created by individuals who were unaware of the dangers of marijuana smoking. They were originally used as pipes, but as time passed, individuals began to use them to smoke their narcotics out of sight of police or parents.

Wow, that was a helpful review about all your questions, hun? I hope you enjoyed your reading, bong wisely!

Tips for smoking out of a bong

If you’re an avid cigarette smoker, you know the challenge of smoking from a bong can be difficult to master. In this blog, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you navigate this type of glass inhalation device. If you’re new to smoking out of any kind of pipe or tank, or if smoke always seems to escape your reach no matter how hard you try, read along and learn how to create your own perfect set-up!

Start with a clean bong

cleaning your bong
cleaning your bong

This might seem obvious, but you’ll never see your smoke if the first thing you don’t do is take the time to properly prepare. Take your pipe and fill it with water (this will also work to clean any residue that might have previously been in there.) Allow it to soak for 15-20 minutes, then wipe it down with a paper towel until there’s no more residue on the glass. Take the stem out and clean it with water. You should always be able to see a light through the stem on your shiny new piece. Try lighting a candle next to it for comparison of size; you should never see more than one flame in any direction from the bong.

Always keep that wax in reserve

Just because you’ve gotten your bong clean doesn’t mean that you’re finished with it yet. Bring your pipe over to the sink and fill it up with boiling water for some extra steam cleaning. Take the wax out of the bowl and place it somewhere safe so it won’t get burned from the steam. Be sure to use a bottle that you don’t mind getting all sticky with wax. While you’re at it, try lighting up a cigarette while you’re waiting for the water to boil. If you smoke like I do, this may take up to 20 minutes while we wait around for everything to be ready!

Find your natural black magic stick…

The most important thing that will help your smoke get higher is a quality natural bamboo charcoal stick –the canadian online headshop can help you look for one if you haven’t already found one yet. It also has a filter that could help you lock in your smoke, but you should still buy a bong with a stem that can be taken apart and cleaned by you. You can use some of the steam to loosen up that natural bamboo charcoal stick if it is stuck so that you can put the natural fibers directly into the bowl for easier hitting.

Using an extra pipe will give you an advantage

bong pipe
bong pipe

If you want to make your pipe work like a lot more than just an object with a bowl – like a weed whacker, then use an extra pipe from your stash to go along with it. Get together three pipes from your stash for some extra steam cleaning. Keep a bowl that is smaller than the other one to use when you don’t have the whole thing ready to hit with. This is for any situation where you are going to need an extra pipe on hand – this can also be very useful if you want to start smoking out of a bong but aren’t yet familiar with how to do it well.

Use gravity as your friend! This trick will really help you get the most out of your smoke, and it’s something that I’ve seen used in many smoking sessions over the years. When you put the pipe down, keep it from falling over by using the extra gravity of your body weight on it. I see this done most often with a joint. That way, the bowl is kept from falling down and resting on a surface where it can be burned, causing a “dry hit.”

Use one of those little vases that I keep underestimating

Trying to get high in a bong without these things available can take an awful amount of effort if you’re doing it all solo. You can get these at the dollar store, and you should keep an eye out for them when you’re walking down the aisles. You’ll need to put that bowl or natural bamboo charcoal stick somewhere until you’re ready to take another hit. If you’re smoking with someone else, you can share that duty of holding it for them while they focus on their next move.

Use a lighter with a flame on your bong…

bong
bong

The most frustrating thing you can do is to try to smoke out of a bong without having a lit lighter around. If you don’t have that luxury, then you’re going to have to wait until the wax and the tobacco are warm enough before you try again. You also don’t want your flame to be too big, or else there will be the risk of making your smoke harsh.

When smoking out of a bong, use something that can hold onto the lighter while you take those big hits! You shouldn’t be holding onto anything for longer than 2 or 3 seconds at a time. Grabbing at whatever you’re trying to light up with, and then dropping it after the hit –yes– is not the best solution.

Make sure that you have something to butt out with – a lighter works great for this! After every hit, retrieve your bowl from where it’s been resting, and go ahead and take another one before putting it back. You can also use a cleaning brush to hold onto that extra pipe if you have one, so that you don’t drop it while taking a big hit. Don’t be afraid to use the lighter all over your hand.

Lastly, use a metal straw to suck into your bong

This tip is especially useful if you have an ice cold drink that you want to sip on, but you can’t because your straw is made of paper. Instead of using one like this, make sure to pick up a metal straw from your local headshop. If the smoker at the headshop doesn’t have a metal straw that will fit, don’t worry – just talk to him and he can help you get exactly what you’re looking for.

I really hope everything works out for everyone who makes it through this winter of smokey frustration with ease.

A guide to use and clean your bong

If you’ve never used a bong before, it can seem like they’re ridiculously complicated. But for regular bongs it’s quite simple: all you need is some water, some weed, and a bowl. There are different types of bongs: there are traditional bongs, there are vape bongs and there are bongs that can be attached to vaporizers through a conector so you can vape from a bong. Today we are going to talk exclusivelly about traditional bongs.

The water acts as the filter to make your smoke smoother and clearer, while the bowl holds your weed so that you can light it up without burning your fingers. Contrary to popular belief, there’s no need for any elaborate or expensive precursors — just fill up the container with water and use whatever object you have laying around to hold the weed (we often prefer toothpicks). Then, just slide the weed in through the hole before lighting it up.

How To Roll a Joint with Bongs and Water

bong
bong

This is probably one of the more popular ways that people use water pipes. It’s also really cool because you get to see water making smoke! This is an excellent way of getting some quick hits as well.

1. Take the bowl and cut a square with scissors. You can use any object really: a bike lock, a spoon, etc. Use the scissors to make a hole inside of this square as well as some holes on either side for air flow. Then, if it’s not already attached, add your screen.

2. Now take the bowl and slide it onto the bong with a little piece of paper tucked inside (like you do with joints). You want this piece of paper to be very small so that it doesn’t come out once you’ve packed up your bowl with weed.

3. Take your bowl and fill it with water. You can add more if there isn’t enough to fill it up. The most important thing is to make sure that the bowl is completely filled to make the hit perfect. Then, take the piece of paper and fold it over several times.

4. When you’re ready, hold your bong in one hand and your other hand on top of the bowl. Gently squeeze both hands so that water comes out of both sides at once, creating a foggy column inside of the bowl that looks like smoke (it’s actually clean water).

How To Smoke Out of a Bong

There are several ways to smoke out of a bong, but this is the most simple and straightforward way.

1. Take your bowl and fill it with weed as you would normally. Then, hold it at a 45-degree angle (with water inside) and bring it down so that the corner of the bowl is under the water line (make sure that you can see the screen).

2. Then, you can either use scissors or your fingers to poke holes in the side of the bong near the screen to let smoke in — or you can take out some more water until there is only about 0.25 cm of water left over the screen. If you don’t poke any holes, you can just bring down the bowl even further until it’s underneath the water and then smoke it (but that tends to get a bit harsh).

3. Now that everything is in place, light up your bowl. Remember that if you used scissors to create air holes, cut them toward the front of the bong so they don’t get in your way. Also, try to use long matches for lighting and smoking so that they don’t go out mid-session.

Cleaning Your Bong and Bowl

cleaning your bong
cleaning your bong

First, take a piece of toilet paper and fold it in half — then, stuff it into the bowl. It’s okay if it doesn’t fit because you can stuff more into the bowl as needed. Then, take your scissors and cut off any excess paper. Then, dip your bong into some rubbing alcohol to disinfect it — but only on the outside (the inside of a bong is made of glass). When you’re done, you can use baking soda for a more environmentally sound way to let water out of your bong.

How to Clean Your Bong With Baking Soda

This works best if you have a removable downstem so that you can take it out of the bong after you get everything ready. Make sure that it’s completely clean before you do this by using rubbing alcohol.

1. Prepare your bong as normal, but make sure that the bowl piece and downstem are detached from the main chamber. Then, get a thin coat of baking soda all over the inside because this will help break down any residues or stains on the glass!

2. Let everything sit for about five minutes — but don’t put any water inside just yet.

3. Then, use a pipe cleaner to grab as much of the baking soda that you can — but only on the inside (the outside still doesn’t have any water). This will make sure that all the residue is completely removed.

4. Finally, take the bowl and bowl piece out of your bong and fill it up with water like normal. You may also want to use some more baking soda on the outside of your bong if you want it to stay clean! Here’s a good article for detailed instructions on how to clean your bong and bowl with baking soda.

How to Clean Your Bong with Rubbing Alcohol

clean your bong
cleaning your bong

This is an effective way of disinfecting your bong because you can use it to flush out any toxins without putting water on the inside of it. But be careful — this stuff can really burn! You’ll have to let it dry before you use it again.

1. Prepare your bong just like you would if you were going to fill it up with water. Then, take some rubbing alcohol and soak your downstem and the piece that connects your bowl piece and downstem in as well as the bowl piece at the top of the bong so that they’re completely saturated with alcohol.

2. Let everything dry for about five minutes — and I recommend doing this over a sink so that you can easily grab the pieces that will be submerged in alcohol.

3. Then, use your pipe cleaner to grab the parts that were saturated with alcohol and pull them out of the bong so they’re completely dry (be careful not to damage your bong). Then, take the piece of glass out of your bowl piece and dump more rubbing alcohol on it to disinfect it like you would if it was made out of plastic — but only on its outer surface (the inside is still completely clean). That will help any bacteria or mold inside from getting anywhere.

There you have it! I hope you liked our tips!