If you enjoy smoking herb or tobacco from a bong, you know how important it is to keep it clean and fresh. A dirty bong can ruin the taste of your smoke, harbor bacteria and mold, and look unsightly. Fortunately, you don’t need to buy expensive or harsh chemicals to clean your bong. You can use a simple and natural ingredient that you probably have in your kitchen: baking soda.
Baking soda is a great cleaner for bongs because it is abrasive, alkaline, and deodorizing. It can help remove the sticky resin and tar that build up in your bong over time, as well as neutralize any bad smells. Baking soda is also safe and gentle for your glass, ceramic, or silicone bong, and won’t leave any harmful residues behind.
In this blog post, we will show you how to clean a bong with baking soda in four easy steps. You will need the following supplies:
- A dirty bong
- Baking soda
- Warm water
- Vinegar (optional)
- A sink or basin
- A plastic bag or container
- A long cleaning brush or pipe cleaner
- Latex gloves (optional)
Step 1: Disassemble and rinse your bong
The first step is to take apart your bong and rinse it with warm water. Remove the bowl and downstem from the main chamber and place them in a separate plastic bag or container. You can also remove any other removable parts, such as the mouthpiece or percolator. Check for any damage, such as cracks or chips, and replace any broken pieces before using your bong again.
Next, pour out the old bong water and any leftover herb or tobacco from the chamber. Rinse the chamber with warm water to remove any loose particles and debris. You can also rinse the bowl and downstem in the bag or container with some water.
Step 2: Add baking soda and water to your bong
The second step is to add baking soda and water to your bong to create a paste that will scrub away the resin and tar. There are two ways to do this:
- Pour a mixture of warm water and baking soda into the mouthpiece of your bong and shake it well. Let it sit for an hour and then rinse again.
- Pour half a cup of baking soda into the chamber and fill the bong with vinegar. It will bubble up and loosen the resin. Leave it for five minutes and then rinse with warm water.
You can also add some baking soda and water or vinegar to the bag or container with the bowl and downstem and shake it well.
Step 3: Scrub your bong with a brush or pipe cleaner
The third step is to scrub your bong with a long cleaning brush or pipe cleaner to remove any stubborn stains or residue. You can use a brush that is designed for cleaning bongs, such as a bottle brush or a bristle brush, or you can use a regular pipe cleaner that you can find at any smoke shop.
Insert the brush or pipe cleaner into the mouthpiece of your bong and push it through until it reaches the other end. Twist and turn it around to scrape off any gunk that is stuck on the walls of the chamber. Repeat this process for the bowl and downstem as well.
Step 4: Rinse and dry your bong
The final step is to rinse and dry your bong thoroughly. Pour out the baking soda solution from the chamber and rinse it with clean water until no traces of baking soda are left. Do the same for the bowl and downstem in the bag or container.
Then, wipe your bong with a soft cloth or paper towel to dry it off. You can also let it air dry on a rack or towel. Make sure your bong is completely dry before storing it or using it again.
Cleaning your bong with baking soda is an easy, cheap, and effective way to keep it sparkling and fresh. Baking soda can help remove resin, tar, odor, and bacteria from your bong without damaging it or leaving any harmful residues behind.
To clean your bong with baking soda, simply follow these four steps:
- Disassemble and rinse your bong
- Add baking soda and water or vinegar to your bong
- Scrub your bong with a brush or pipe cleaner
- Rinse and dry your bong
You should clean your bong regularly, at least once every one to two weeks, and change your bong water after each session. This will ensure that you get the best possible flavor and experience from your herb or tobacco.
We hope you found this blog post helpful and informative. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. Happy smoking!