With our huge range of bongs, pipes and other smoking devices come a large choice of cleaning products to keep them sparkling new. For Dab Rigs we’d recommend the Orange Chromic 710 Oil Cleaner, for Bongs and Pipes we’d recommend the Zero Resin Reusable Bong Cleaner.
If you're a bong user, then you know how important it is to keep your bong clean. A dirty bong not only looks unsightly, but it can also affect the taste and quality of your smoke.
Why is Cleaning Your Bong Important?
Cleaning your bong is important for several reasons. Firstly, a dirty bong can affect the taste and quality of your smoke, as the resin build up can change the flavour and make it harsher. Secondly, a dirty bong can be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and germs, which can be harmful to your health. Lastly, regular cleaning can extend the life of your bong and prevent it from breaking down due to the buildup of dirt and resin.
How to Clean a Bong?
Cleaning a bong can be a simple process if you have the right tools and materials. Here are the steps to follow to clean your bong:
Step 1: Empty the dirty bong water
The first step is to empty the dirty bong water. This water can contain harmful bacteria and germs, so it's important to dispose of it properly.
Step 2: Disassemble the bong
Next, disassemble the bong into its various parts, such as the bowl and drop pipe. This will make it easier to clean each part individually.
Step 3: Rinse the bong with hot water
Rinse the bong with hot water to loosen any resin buildup or dirt. You can use warm water as well, but make sure it's not too hot to avoid cracking the glass.
Step 4: Add coarse salt and isopropyl alcohol
Add coarse salt and isopropyl alcohol to a zip top bag, and then add the bowl and stem. The salt acts as an abrasive, while the alcohol dissolves the resin. Shake the bag vigorously for a few minutes to allow the mixture to work.
Step 5: Clean the bong with dish soap and a bottle brush
After removing the bowl and stem from the zip top bag, rinse them with warm water and then clean them with dish soap and a bottle brush. Rinse thoroughly to remove any soap residue.
Step 6: Clean the Bong with a Bong Brush
Clean the bong with a bong brush or pipe cleaners to reach the hard-to-reach areas. Dip the bong brush pipe cleaner into isopropyl alcohol and then use it to clean the inside of the bong. Repeat until all areas are clean.
Step 7: Rinse the bong with warm water
Rinse the bong with warm clean water to remove any remaining residue. Make sure to rinse thoroughly to avoid any soap, bong cleaner or alcohol residue.
Step 8: Let the bong dry
Let the bong air dry or use a towel to dry it off. Make sure it is completely dry before using it again.
Are There Other Ways to Clean a Bong?
Yes, there are other ways to clean a bong. Some people prefer to use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda to clean their bongs. However, this method may not be as effective as using a dedicated bong cleaner or isopropyl alcohol and coarse salt.
Can You Clean a Glass Bong with Dish Soap?
Yes, you can clean a glass bong with dish soap. Dish soap can be effective at removing dirt and grime from the surface of the glass. However, it may not be as effective at removing resin buildup, which is why using a dedicated bong cleaner isopropyl alcohol and coarse salt is recommended.