Dirty smoke is harsh on the lungs and can lead to bronchitis, emphysema, and other respiratory conditions. Clean your bong to keep your lungs healthy and your highs smooth. To clean your mini bong, remove all detachable pieces and place them in separate zip-lock bags with isopropyl alcohol and a small amount of salt or rice (abrasives). Scrub each piece with this solution, then rinse it clean.
Clean It Regularly
If you want your bong to work correctly, you must clean it regularly. This will ensure that the flavor of your cannabis remains fresh and pure, and it will also help extend your piece’s life. One of the best ways to keep your mini bong clean is to use a solution of isopropyl alcohol and coarse salt. First, ensure that all of your bong parts are secure. You can do this by plugging holes, rubber plugs designed for bongs, or cotton balls. Then, add the solution and shake vigorously. For those that don’t want to use alcohol, it is possible to clean a bong with boiling water and lemon juice. This method is similar to the isopropyl alcohol and salt solution but requires more time. Nevertheless, this method is recommended if your bong has hard water stains or a particularly nasty layer of grunge.
Clean It Often
Keeping your bong clean prevents the buildup of dirty grunge that can ruin your smoking experience and increase your risk of breathing in harmful bacteria and mold spores. Cleaning your pipe, dab rig, or bowl also extends its life. Remove all its detachable components and rinse them in hot water to clean your piece. This will eliminate the sticky icky and make it easier to scrub down the pieces when ready to clean them well. Pour the base cleaning solution (rubbing alcohol or vinegar) into each bong part and add the abrasive (coarse salt, rice, or baking soda). Plug or block all open holes in the pieces and shake them around for a few minutes until the mixture breaks down the resins. If there are still some difficult-to-reach spots, use baby bottle brushes, nipple brushes, or cotton swabs to work the variety into the cracks and crevices.
Clean It Occasionally
A clean bong is a much more enjoyable piece to use, and it also extends the life and value of your device over time. The best bong cleaners are gentle enough to be used regularly but strong enough to scrub away the sticky icky that can cause permanent damage. For this method, you’ll need a large plastic bag or container to hold your entire bong (we recommend using a garbage bag), coarse salt, and rubbing alcohol. Combine the salt and alcohol in the bag or container, and add your bong pieces to the solution until they’re completely submerged. To clean your bong, securely seal the bag or container and shake it vigorously until all the dirt is removed. If your bong is filthy, you may need to let it soak for an extended period, even overnight, if necessary. Additionally, you can use tools such as bottle brushes and pipe cleaners to clean areas that are difficult to reach with your hands.
It’s a good idea to rinse your bong out thoroughly. This helps to get rid of any remaining cleaning solution or any other chemicals. It also allows the air to circulate and dry out moisture or condensation. A dirty bong can breed bacteria and other pathogens. So inhaling this can be dangerous, similar to how it’s not a great idea to eat moldy bread or drink water that has been stagnant for too long. Other options for cleaning your bong include vinegar and baking soda, which are gentler than alcohol but still work well.