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A glass bong is a popular device for smoking herb or tobacco, but it can also be a source of unwanted attention if you are not careful. The sound of bubbling water and the smell of smoke can alert your neighbors, roommates, or family members that you are enjoying a session. Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks that can help you use a glass bong discreetly and avoid any trouble. Here are some of them:
Choose a small and simple glass bong.
A large and complex glass bong may look impressive, but it will also produce more noise and smoke than a smaller and simpler one. A small glass bong will have less water to bubble and less space to fill with smoke, which means less sound and odor. A simple glass bong will also have fewer parts to clean and maintain, which can reduce the risk of leaving any residue or smell behind.
Use fresh water and ice.
The water in your glass bong serves two purposes: it cools down the smoke and filters out some of the tar and toxins. However, if you use the same water for too long, it will become dirty and smelly, which can affect the taste and smell of your smoke. To avoid this, you should change the water in your glass bong before every session, or at least once a day. You can also add some ice cubes to the water to make the smoke even cooler and smoother, which can reduce the coughing and the noise.
Grind your herb or tobacco finely.
The finer you grind your herb or tobacco, the more evenly it will burn in your glass bong. This will result in less waste, less smoke, and less smell. You can use a grinder, a scissors, or your fingers to break down your herb or tobacco into small pieces. However, be careful not to grind it too finely, as this can make it harder to draw the smoke through the glass bong and cause it to clog.
Pack your bowl lightly.
The bowl is the part of your glass bong where you put your herb or tobacco. You don’t want to pack it too tightly or too loosely, as this can affect the airflow and the burning of your material. A good rule of thumb is to pack it lightly enough that you can still see some air gaps between the pieces, but not so lightly that they fall out when you tilt the glass bong. This will ensure that you get a smooth and even hit without wasting any herb or tobacco.
Use a sploof or a smoke buddy.
A sploof is a homemade device that you can use to filter out the smell of your smoke. It is usually made from a cardboard tube (such as a toilet paper roll or a paper towel roll) stuffed with dryer sheets, activated charcoal, or other odor-absorbing materials. A smoke buddy is a similar device that you can buy online or in some head shops. To use either of them, you simply exhale your smoke through them instead of into the air. This will trap most of the smell and make it less noticeable.
Light your herb or tobacco with a hemp wick or an electric lighter.
The flame from a regular lighter can produce a lot of noise and smell, especially if you use it for too long or too close to your herb or tobacco. A hemp wick is a natural alternative that you can light with a lighter and then use to ignite your material. It burns slowly and cleanly, producing less noise and smell than a lighter. An electric lighter is another option that uses an electric arc instead of a flame to light your material. It is silent and odorless, but it may not work well with some types of glass bongs.
Clear your glass bong in one hit.
One of the most common mistakes that people make when using a glass bong is leaving some smoke in the chamber after taking a hit. This can cause the smoke to go stale and smelly, which can ruin your experience and alert others to your activity. To avoid this, you should try to clear your glass bong in one hit, meaning that you inhale all the smoke that is produced by your herb or tobacco in one breath. This will also give you a stronger effect and save you some herb or tobacco.
Cover your glass bong when not in use.
Even if you follow all the previous tips, your glass bong may still have some residual smell after using it. To prevent this from spreading around your room or house, you should cover your glass bong when not in use. You can use a plastic bag, a towel, a blanket, or anything else that can block the smell from escaping. You should also store your glass bong in a discreet and secure place, such as a closet, a drawer, or a cabinet.
Using a glass bong can be a great way to enjoy your herb or tobacco, but it can also be a risky one if you are not careful. By following these tips and tricks, you can use a glass bong without making too much noise or smell and avoid any unwanted attention or trouble. Happy smoking!