Cleaning a bong can be a daunting task. Not only is it difficult to get all of the resin out, but it's also easy to miss spots and end up with a dirty bong again soon. In this blog post, we will show you the best ways to clean a bong and how to clean your bong quickly and easily in 5 simple steps. We'll also talk about how different types of bongs can be easier or harder to clean and the advantages of having a modular bong.
Why is it so hard to clean a glass bong?
The most common types of bongs are glass, silicone and acrylic. Most consumer glass bongs are made with a porous material, which means they absorb oil and resin very easily. Acrylic is non-porous, so it doesn’t absorb oils or resin as well as glass does. This makes cleaning a glass bong much more difficult than cleaning an acrylic bong, even though glass offers many benefits, such as flavor and clarity.
The shape of the bong can also make it more difficult to get all of the resin out, especially in areas where your finger can't reach. Most beginner bong smokers also don't have the proper tools, such as bong cleaners at home to properly and thoroughly clean their bongs.
Best tools for cleaning a glass bong
When it comes to cleaning a bong, it's important to have the right tools. A simple bong cleaner kit should do the job just fine. Many of these kits come with brushes, scrapers, and other tools designed to clean bongs.
You'll also need some form of cleaning solution. Some people use rubbing alcohol or vinegar, while others prefer specialized bong cleaners like Formula 420 or Bong Cleaner & Conditioner. Using a specialized bong cleaner is usually the easiest and most thorough way to clean your bong without leaving any residue. Two of the best one’s we’ve tested are both environmentally friendly and non toxic. Give Momma Jane’s Resin cleaner and Headie Eddies.
How to clean a bong in 5 steps1. Start by emptying the water from your bong and removing any residue on the outside with a cleaning solution and cloth.
2. Fill your bong with hot water and let it sit for 30-60 mins before draining it again. The hot water will help loosen the resin.
3. Fill your piece with your choice of bong cleaning solution, either store bought cleaners or the old trust worth Isopropyl alcohol and course salt. Make sure your alcohol is at least 90% or higher, the higher the better the results. Shake your piece and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Continue shaking until all residue has come loose. Repeating this process as needed until you’re satisfied with how clean it is.
4. Use a brush or pipe cleaner to scrub away any excess resin that may be stuck inside the bong, taking care not to break or scratch it.
5. Rinse the bong with warm water several times until all of the cleaners is gone. Use a bottle brush if necessary for hard-to-reach spots.Once you’re happy with how clean your bong is, fill it up with fresh water and enjoy!
What types of bongs are easiest to clean?
Straight tube bongs are probably the easiest type of bong to clean. They don’t have complicated curves or parts, so it’s easier to reach all the areas where residue may be hidden. Beaker bongs also shouldn't be that difficult to clean, as long as you don't buy one with a complicated shape. Once you get into zig-zag bongs, multi-chamber bongs, and other complex designs, they become more difficult to clean.
If you want to enjoy the benefits of having percolators or multiple chambers without signing up for a cleaning nightmare, modular bongs will be the way to go.
Modular bong & build-a-bongs - The easiest bongs to clean
Don’t look for the best way to clean a bong. Look for the best bong for easy cleaning. A modular bong can be taken apart into multiple pieces for easy cleaning and storage. This makes it much easier to get in between all the crevices and remove all of the residues without having to resort to using harsh chemicals or scrub brushes. Even tall bongs with complicated shapes can be extremely easy to clean.
We all know how much of eye-sore bong stains are. Traditional bongs, even if it’s just a simple beaker, can sometimes be difficult to clean, especially in weird corners and tricky places. However, the individual and separable parts of a modular bong mean you can easily take it apart and clean every part until it's shiny and as good as new. You will never have to invite your friends and ask them to smoke with a gooey bong again.
With a modular bong, you can simply remove the bowl from the downstream and soak it in isopropyl alcohol for a few minutes. Then, brush it out with a pipe cleaner or cotton swab. Repeat this process for the downstream and mouthpiece. Once you've cleaned all the pieces, reassemble your modular bong and enjoy!
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