When you smoke from a bong the water cools the smoke and makes for a more pleasurable smoke session. The water also filters out small particles and toxins in the smoke while the THC can pass through. They are also one of the most popular tools amongst cannabis fans.
But smoking from a bong for the first time can sometimes be intimidating. But our short guide on how to smoke a bong can help you overcome those first-time fears.
So let’s start with the basics.
You’ll Need a Bong
Of course, before you start smoking you will need a bong. But before you head to the smoke shop let’s talk about the different kinds of bongs available.
Some very complex bongs include percolators and multiple chambers. These are typically more expensive depending on the number of percolators, size, and quality of materials.
There are also very simple bongs like beakers, tubes, and bubblers. These can be fairly inexpensive and come in many different designs.
Once you’ve got your bong your ready to prep it for use.
Before using your bong for the first time you should wash it. There could be dust build-up, and you don’t know how many people have handled it before you bought it.
Next, you will add the water to your bong. You shouldn’t need very much just enough to cover the bottom of the down stem. You can also add ice to help further chill the smoke and get a much smoother hit.
Load the Bowl
After you’ve added the water and ice it’s time to pack the bowl. The trick here is airflow, you don’t want to pack the bowl too tight or the cannabis will not burn. But you also won’t want to leave it too loose either or it can burn up too quickly.
How to Smoke a Bong
We have finally come to the golden moment of the first smoke session. Here’s how to properly smoke from a bong.
While holding the opening of the bong to your mouth, you’ll want to light the bowl with either a lighter or hemp wick. While it’s lit start sucking air through the bong.
You’ll notice the chamber starting to fill with smoke. While you’re still new to smoking from a bong be sure to not let too much smoke accumulate.
After the smoke has filled the chamber let go of the carb, or pull the sliding bowl to allow air to push the smoke out. Go slow while you’re getting used to it or you could choke on the smoke.
Now that you know how to smoke a bong make sure you take care of it. It’s recommended to clean your bong after every use. This way if it accidentally gets knocked over there’s no mess, and every smoke session is fresh.
That’s it! You’ve learned how to smoke out of a bong. Before you go make sure you check out some of the other great articles on our blog.