In this case, and only in this case, you should definitely DROP THE SOAP. Cleaning your bong with cleaners that aren’t meant for your glass can leave behind a thin coat of soapy residue that may have your hit tasting like fresh ivory springs. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
People have expressed a million different ways on how they clean their bong, from baking soda and vinegar to even denture tablets. If you’re just trying to slide by with emptying out the dirty bong water and proceeding with a quick rinse, that leaves us all skeptical on how you wash your body.
I know what you’re thinking, “what’s this noise about denture tablets?!” Well, Jolie Kerr fills us in with her love of denture tablets and how they can actually get your bong back in tip top shape! First you must disassemble your bong by taking off the bowl and the slide and then dumping out the old bong water from the slide opening. Next you plop a few of the denture tablets into the chamber and fill that bad boy up with hot water. The number of denture tablets really depends on how big your bong is. If you have a huge bong, then you may want to use 3 or 4 of the denture tablets. You can also take the slide and the bowl and place those guys in their own Ziploc bags and do the same thing.
Check the progress of the fizzing after about 20-30 minutes. The gunky guild up will be harder to get out of the smaller pieces, so you can combo-attack it with a pipe cleaner that’s safe to use on your bong pieces. After everything has soaked for a while, rinse everything with hot water and set them aside to dry.
Pipe smokers, I know you’re skimming through this article waiting for your shine. Tiz here & now! You can basically do the same exact thing as those with bongs, but I’ll give you some alternative cleaning solutions. Place your pipe in a big enough Tupperware container and fill the container up with hot water so that it is completely submerged. You can still use denture tablets, or even salt and vinegar or baking soda and vinegar. Let the fizzing and bubbles remove all of the build-up.
You can even use products like Simple Green, Weed Wipes, Formula 420, or Kryptonite to clean your bong or other glassware. They will eliminate the need to shake your Ziploc baggies because the grime just falls away. You will still have to soak them though!
Be sure to clean your pipes and bongs regularly to cut down on the grime build up so the next time you go about cleaning your bong, it won’t be such a hassle.
By Shameika Ejiasi