Updated: Nov 25, 2020
DIRTY BONGS ARE HARSH, FOUL-TASTING, SMELLY, AND MIGHT PUT YOU AT GREATER RISK OF DEVELOPING A LUNG INFECTION. AS MOST CANNABIS CONSUMERS KNOW, SMOKING OUT OF A DIRTY BONG OR WATER PIPE CAN REALLY PUT A DAMPER ON YOUR SMOKING EXPERIENCE.
How to Clean a Bong
You don’t need to buy a fancy kit to clean your bong.
Here are the basic things that will get the job done for you — salt, alcohol, pieces of cotton or fabric and a cleaning brush.
If you can’t remember the whole process, remember this rule – We Should Always Brush.
W stands for water, S stands for Salt, A stands for Alcohol and B stands for Brush only — this rule is only to make you remember the order.
Step One: Rinse Your Bong
Dump out your old dirty bong water and rinse it several times with hot water. Also rinse out your bowl and down stem and place in a separate plastic bag.
Step Two: Add Cleaning Solution
Add the alcohol and salt to both your bong and bag with down stem and bowl. If it’s a stubborn stain, let it sit for a while with plenty of alcohol. Once you’re ready add more salt.
Step Three: Cover Openings
Use a towel, your hand or anything to cover the openings of the bong. Make sure to tightly seal your bag with the down stem and bowl.
Step Four: Shake
It’s time to shake, but carefully as to not drop or whack it on anything. Let the salt do the scrubbing for you.
Step Five: Empty, Rinse, and Use
Empty out the alcohol and salt solution. Rinse with warm water until every bit of salt is out. If there are still some spots repeat the process but leave the alcohol and salt solution sit longer. Once everything is clean fill it up and enjoy!
Now that you know how to clean a bong, staying on top of it will make the process easier without all the build-up.