Glass is one of the easiest to clean materials used for smoking apparatuses.
Whether you are using a bowl, bong, bubbler or pipe, it’s very important to clean your smoking device regularly and thoroughly to prevent residue and bacteria buildup. Preventing the spread of germs is vital because you need to make sure you’re not inhaling bacteria, mold, or tar residue. This will also extend the life of your piece.
Cleaning your oil concentrate pipes, bowls and bongs are essential for an ideal smoke session. There are a lot of methods to choose from and this will all depend on the type of material and device that you’re using. The different ways to clean your bowl, pipes and bubblers include home-solution, natural ingredients, specialty solutions, buying cleaning solutions and even boiling it in water or saltwater.
In this article, you will learn quick and easy ways to keep your devices fresh, clean, functional and long-lasting. This will allow you to get an elevated smoking experience while enjoying your favorite Ssmokeshop products. Every week they are giving away one free item.
Read on to learn how to clean your glass bong, bubbler, bowl or pipe.
A good rule of thumb is that when you use your device and the smoke tastes bad, salty or just off, it’s time for a deep and thorough clean!
Remember never to leave water in your glass bubbler or bong for more than 8 hours. Throw away the water and allow the bong to air dry. The best practice is to clean the glass pipes and bongs after each use to prevent unnecessary buildup and bacteria. If you let it build up, then you have to go scrubbing again!
Here is a list of the items that you need to clean your bong and pipes.
Make sure that you have pipe cleaners, Q-tips, and scraper on your list. Next, you are going to need some items to soak your pipes in so make sure you grab some Ziploc baggies and maybe find a plastic container.
Next, you are going to need something to cover the stem hole of the bong, tape will do the trick, preferably hospital tape so that you won’t ruin your tool. Lastly, you need something to clean them with, so if you are using the non-chemical method then you can grab some baking soda and vinegar. But if the natural way isn’t your style, you need some alcohol and some salt.
Steps on how to clean your glass bowl, bubbler or water pipe
The first step is to take your Q-tip and use it to clean off all the tar and residue on the bowl. If you smoke a lot, and you haven’t cleaned it in a while it may be a little sticky. But that’s okay because you have a scraper. You can use it if the Q-tip isn’t working as well.
Now that the bowl is clean, set it aside and grab your bong and take it to the nearest sink to rinse it out.
Remember, if you have a glass bong that you’re cleaning, make sure the water isn’t too hot. But just to be on the safe side just use warm water to rinse it. As you are rinsing it you can grab on your scraper or pipe and clean as much of the nasty tar out of it as you can. After, you rinse out your bong sit it in the sink and grab your bowl along with a Ziploc baggy. Place the bowl inside of the baggy and fill it halfway with warm water.
Once you have your water in the bag take a tablespoon of baking soda and vinegar and place it in the bag. Give it a little shake and place it to the side. Now that you have your bowl resting in the water, grab your bowl again.
Put the tape over the stem hole, add some warm water in the bowl, and again place a tablespoon of vinegar and baking soda inside, cover the mouthpiece with your hands, and get the shaking like it’s a shake weight. When that is done, grab your cleaner and start to scrub once again.
When you think that you have it clean, pour the mixture out in the sink, and rinse it out again with warm water until it’s nice and clear. Now, that the bong is clean, grab your bowl from the Ziploc bag and rinse it off. If you followed these steps properly, your bong should look as good as new.
Don’t forget to remove the tape from the stem hole before you use it again. This is a step-by-step guide to properly clean your bong. Now that you’ve learned an alcohol-free way to clean your bong now it’s time to learn an alcohol-free way to clean pipes.
Steps on how to clean your pipe
Take your pipe cleaner and use it to clean all the nasty tar and residue out of it. Or at least as much as you can. When you have it finish take it to the sink and rinse it out with warm water. Again, remember that if your pipe is made of glass to not make the water too hot.
After, you rinse the pipe well enough, grab your container and fill it with warm water. Like we did for our bowls, add a tablespoon of baking soda and vinegar, stir or shake it up, and set it aside for a few minutes. Finally, once you let it sit for some time, rinse it out and clean it with the pipe cleaner once again. When you are finish majority of the nasty stuff should be removed.
Cleaning glass bongs, bowls and pipes: Alcohol Method
The alcohol method is practically the same but where you use vinegar and baking soda, replace it with salt and alcohol. For example, remove the bowl, clean it with the Q-tip and scraper and rinse it out under warm water. Then, grab your Ziploc bag and add the water.
Give it a shake. After your bowl and bong are clean, rinse them out again. And sit everything to the side to dry.
You may want to wait before you use them because you don’t want to have that alcohol taste on your cannabis. To clean your pipe, it is the same method as you would do if you use vinegar and baking soda. Make sure you rinse it out well and let it set a little before you use it.
To clean some hard-to-reach places you can also boil some apple cider vinegar in order to properly clean your glass bubbler. Also, for better and cleaner smoke use a torch lighter instead of your normal cheap lighters.
Where to Buy Glass Bongs, Bowls, Oil Concentrate Pipes, Bubblers and Smoking Pipes
Glass bongs, bubblers and smoking pipes can be found in your local head shops and smoke shops. But the most convenient and easy way to shop is through online retailers. You can find it here at ssmokeshop.com where they offer free and fast shipping (1-3 days) for orders over $75. All orders are discreetly billed and shipped.
We sell quality oil concentrate pipes, oil burner bubblers, oil burner pipe, nectar collector, downstem, whipit, glass bongs and torches. They also sell accessories for your existing smoking device.
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