How to Clean a Bong: A Proven Method


A bong is one of the most popular and effective ways to smoke cannabis, but it can also get very dirty and smelly over time. Resin, tar, and bacteria can build up inside the bong, affecting the taste, smell, and health of your smoke. That’s why it’s important to clean your bong regularly and thoroughly, using the right tools and techniques.

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to clean a bong using a proven method that works for any type of bong, whether it’s glass, plastic, ceramic, or metal. You’ll need some basic supplies that you can find at any grocery store or pharmacy, such as coarse salt, rubbing alcohol, zipper bags, rubber stoppers, and a towel. You’ll also need some warm water, dish soap, and a pipe cleaner or a brush to scrub the hard-to-reach areas.

By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to restore your bong to its original glory and enjoy a smooth and flavorful smoke every time.

Step 1: Disassemble your bong

The first step is to take apart your bong as much as possible. Remove all the removable pieces, such as the bowl, the downstem, the mouthpiece, and any other attachments. Check for any damage or cracks on your bong and replace any broken parts before using it again.

Empty out the old water from your bong and rinse it with warm water to get rid of any loose debris. You can also soak your bong in warm water and dish soap for an hour or two if it’s very dirty or stained.

Step 2: Add salt and alcohol to your bong

The next step is to add an abrasive and a solvent to your bong to help dissolve and remove the resin buildup. The best combination for this is coarse salt and rubbing alcohol. You can use any type of salt, such as sea salt, Epsom salt, or rock salt. The coarser the better, as it will act as a scrubber inside your bong. You can also use rice or baking soda instead of salt if you prefer.

As for the solvent, you’ll need rubbing alcohol with a high concentration of at least 91% or 99%. The higher the percentage, the more effective it will be at breaking down the resin. You can also use vinegar instead of alcohol if you want a more natural option.

Pour enough salt into your bong to cover the bottom and then fill it up with alcohol until it reaches about halfway. You don’t need to fill it all the way up, as you’ll need some space to shake it later.

Step 3: Plug the holes and shake it up

The third step is to plug the holes of your bong with rubber stoppers or bong plugs. You can also use your hands, fingers, or thumbs if you don’t have any plugs. Make sure you seal them tightly so that no liquid spills out when you shake your bong.

Shake your bong vigorously for about five minutes or until you see the resin coming off the walls of your bong. You can also use a pipe cleaner or a brush to scrub the inside of your bong while shaking it to loosen up any stubborn spots.

Step 4: Rinse and repeat

The fourth step is to empty the dirty solution from your bong into a sink or a bucket and rinse it thoroughly with warm water. Make sure you get rid of all the salt and alcohol residue from your bong. Repeat the cleaning process as many times as needed until your bong is sparkling clean.

Step 5: Clean the other pieces

The fifth step is to clean the other pieces of your bong, such as the bowl, the downstem, and the mouthpiece. You can use the same method as before: add some salt and alcohol to a zipper bag, put the pieces inside, seal it well, and shake it for a few minutes. Then rinse them with warm water and soap and let them dry.

Step 6: Reassemble your bong

The final step is to reassemble your bong once all the pieces are dry. Put them back together carefully and make sure they fit snugly. Fill your bong with fresh water and enjoy a clean and smooth smoke.

Tips and Warnings

  • Change the water in your bong after every use to prevent mold and bacteria growth.
  • Clean your bong at least once a week to keep it in good condition and avoid unpleasant smells and tastes.
  • Do not use bleach, ammonia, or other harsh chemicals to clean your bong, as they can damage your bong and harm your health.
  • Do not drink or reuse the dirty bong water, as it can contain harmful substances and pathogens.
  • Do not boil your bong or put it in the dishwasher, as it can cause cracks or leaks.
  • Do not use the word “cannabis” when talking about your bong, as it can attract unwanted attention. Use synonyms like “herb” or “tobacco” instead.

We hope this blog post has helped you learn how to clean a bong properly and easily. By following these steps, you’ll be able to enjoy your bong for a long time and get the most out of your smoking experience. Happy smoking!