Water bong is a filtering tool used for smoking cannabis. Ideally, the water bongs are designed to eliminate the dry heat from the marijuana. Resultantly, you will have a cooler and smooth feeling rather than the harsh feeling from directly smoking marijuana.
As a beginner smoker, you might not have used a bong before. At first glance, you might think it is a complicated tool. That is not true because, with a simple guide, you can set up a water bong. Let’s see more about 5 steps of how to set up and use a water bong as a beginner smoker.
How to use a water bong
Preparing the water bong
The set-up process begins with filling the bong with water. Start by removing the downstem then filling the chamber with water until all the holes in the downstem are covered. It would be best to be careful so that the water does not spill out of the carb. Additionally, you need to fill the percolators on the bong with water through the mouthpiece. Alternatively, you can add ice with water to have an incredible smoking experience. After filling the water, slide the downstem and bowl back in. test the bong by inhaling normally. If the water bong has sufficient water levels, the water will hit your lips.
Packing the bowl
Disconnect the bowl from the bong and blow air through it to ensure airflow. If there is no airflow, use a safety pin to remove any debris present. After that, the packing process begins.
Break the large crumbs of the marijuana into smaller pieces that can fit in the bowl. If you opt for the grinding method, you need to remove the seeds, stems, and leaves before grinding. After that, loosely pack the crushed marijuana into the bowl. However, you need to blow the hole connecting the bowl to the downstem with a large chunk of marijuana.
Take a hit
Now the water bong is ready for use. Grasp it firmly at the neck and place the downstem on your lap or a flat surface. Place your lips inside the water bong, which doubles up as a seal. The next step involves lighting the marijuana. It would be best if you did this while simultaneously inhaling the smoke. Once the marijuana is ignited, remove the lighter while you keep on inhaling. For smoke to get to your body system, you need to remove your lips from the mouthpiece. It would be best if you also opened the carb while doing this. Afterward, you need to exhale the smoke from your lungs.
Practice bong etiquette
In most instances, you will be sharing the water bong with your friends. Therefore, it is imperative to display good bong etiquette. Some of the practices you need to do include;
- Avoid drooling into the bong
- Wipe the mouthpiece after each hit
- Only light a corner of the bowl, not the whole marijuana
- Change the water when it turns to another colour.
Cleaning the water bong
After using the water bong for several weeks, it is necessary to clean it. You should use isopropyl alcohol and salt to clean. After that, rinse it multiple times in clean water.
A water bong is meant to filter and cool the smoke from the marijuana. However, if you do not know how to set it up, you might not feel smooth and enjoyable. This article gives a detailed guide on setting up, using, and cleaning the water bong.