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Top Tips on How to Get Your Bong Cleaned Super Fast

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Laurie Lyons on Tuesday Dec 29, 2020

Top Tips On How To Clean Your Bong Fast

how to clean your bong

A bong is a water pipe that supports smoking cannabis. Also known as a  bubbler, binger, or billy, the bong is one of the oldest and most commonly used ways of smoking cannabis.

Bongs work by creating smoke from cannabis. To set on up, start by pouring a cup of water inside the bong and placing the grinded cannabis onto the bong bowl. Once ready, you heat the cannabis while inhaling the smoke it produces from the mouthpiece.

As much as fun the effects of a bong are, you should know that having one requires proper maintenance and cleaning. You don’t dispose of a bong after every use; instead, keep it for your next session. So, for hygiene and safety, it’s important to keep your bong squeaky clean.

Here are three top tips to clean your bong quickly and effectively:

Use A Bong Cleaner  

As the name states, a bong cleaner is a product that’s specifically-formulated for cleansing your smoking equipment. Depending on the bong cleaner you have, it could actually clean your bong in under a minute.  

Prepare the following: 

  1. Bong cleaner 

  2. Food container or releasable bags 

  3. Warm water 

  4. Bong Plugs 

All you have to do is: 

  1. Disassemble your bong by removing the bowl and downstem from the bong and place them in a separate container.  

  2. After successfully separating the parts, you should shake your bong cleaner solution to distribute the chemical cleaning properties evenly.  

  3. Pour the cleaner over your bong and let it sit for 30 seconds. You should also use bong plugs to cover any openings before giving your bong a shake.  

  4. After the 30 second mark of the solution inside your bong, proceed to rinsing it with warm water and allowing it to dry.  

  5. Do the same for the smaller parts but inside a releasable bag. After you’ve entirely dried them off, you can begin to reassemble them and start smoking.  

You should note that various bong cleaner solutions provide different procedures and time frames to allow your bong to sit, but the steps mentioned above form the usual process of cleaning your bong in this way.  

The Alcohol and Salt Method 

Another good method of cleaning your bong is using the alcohol and salt method. The reason why this is popular and the preferred choice of many is because it’s easy, affordable, and genuinely effective when it comes to cleaning your bong.  

You can start by preparing the following:  

99% isopropyl or rubbing alcohol  

Coarse salt  

Warm water 

Food storage container or resealable bags 

Piper cleaner or cotton swabs 

Paper towels  

Bong Plugs 

After preparing for the materials needed, you can now begin cleaning your bong by following the steps below:  

  1. Start by removing any loose ash and pouring out any water from the bong. There should be no residue left for a more straightforward cleaning process. 

  2. Remove the bowl and downstem from the bong and place them in two separate containers (food storage or resealable bags). By splitting them up, you can ensure that they won’t get damaged or broken in a collision, plus you’ll have the chance to clean them thoroughly when separated.  

  3. Pour alcohol on the storage container where you placed the bowl and downstem; enough to submerge the whole piece, then add a handful of coarse salt.  

  4. For your bong, add salt that’s enough to cover the whole base of the area and pour alcohol for about ¼ cup, then let it sit.  

  5. Cover your bong adequately using bong plugs. If you don’t have them, you can wrap the bong with a heavy-duty tape or place a plastic wrap above it and secure it tightly with rubber bands. 

  6. You should begin shaking your bong and the storage containers to remove any resin build-up from smoking. With your bong, you can choose to shake it vigorously if the build-up is heavy. Take note that you should shake your bong, bowl, and downstem with proper care as they can break if they slip out of your hands. 

  7. Once you’ve removed all of the resin build-up in your bong, bowl, and downstem, proceed to pour out the alcohol and salt mixture and rinse with warm water. Lightly shake the bong as you rinse it to fully clear the resin away. 

Before reassembling your bong, ensure that you have cleaned it thoroughly, and no alcohol, salt, or resin remain. If you see any residue, repeat the steps above to clean it thoroughly. You can even use cotton swabs to clean areas that are hard to reach.  

The Boiling Water Method 

If you’d prefer to stay clear of chemicals completely, another option to clean your bong is to use the boiling water method.  

Prepare the following:  

  1. Boiling water 

  2. Heat-resistant food container 

  3. Bong plugs 

After preparing the only three materials needed, follow the instructions listed below to clean your bong effectively. 

  1. Start by dissembling your bong by removing the smaller pieces such as bowl and downstem from the bong and placing the smaller parts in a separate container that is high enough to submerge them fully.  

  2. Cover where the bowl is located with a bong plug and pour boiling water through the neck. Make sure that you cover the neck with a bong plug immediately after you’re done pouring water. Take note that the bong can become extremely hot, so be extra careful.

  3. With thick oven mitts, you should be able to shake the bong until hot water has reached every part of the bong.  

  4. For smaller pieces, add boiling water to the separate container until it has submerged into the water, and cover tightly with the lid.  

  5. Rinse well with warm water as cold can shock the glass, causing it to break.  

  6. Repeat until the bong is completely clean.  

With the boiling water method, you’ll clean your bong effectively without using chemicals, making it the perfect natural solution.  


Depending on the bong solution, it could be the fastest or one of the most prolonged methods to clean your bong, as some solutions need overnight treatments while some only require 30 seconds or less to sit.  

Whichever method you choose, the most important takeaway is that you must clean your bong after every use to preserve hygiene and lengthen its lifespan.








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