How to Clean your Pipe (or Bong)

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I’ve carried out it, you have carried out it. We’ve all carried out it. We’ve been also busy, felt also lazy or perhaps we just didn’t know that our trusty glassware ought to be cleaned after a month. Let me just say it once again: your glassware ought to be cleaned after a month. The develop-up of resin and toxins (which can include spores of mold and bacteria) will make acquiring a fantastic hit tougher and raise the possibilities of a lot more junk in your lungs. There’s one particular attempted and correct system to get your glass clean and prepared for green and that is with isopropyl alcohol, sea salt and a plastic bag or Tupperware container (if you are cleaning a bong). Here’s what you will will need:


Isopropyl alcohol, sea salt (fine, coarse, or what ever floats your boat), Ziploc bag and a dirty pipe.


Wow! This is one particular dirty pipe. It appears like there could possibly even be black mold expanding. Gross!

As you can see, this pipe has not been cleaned considering the fact that it was bought in 2012. Rather of a pity celebration, it is time for a pipe cleaning celebration!

You will want to measure three:1 for the alcohol and salt ratios which signifies 1 cup of isopropyl alcohol to 1/three cup of salt. Or you can eye it and fill a bag or container complete of isopropyl alcohol and pour sufficient salt to get into the grooves of your glass.

After you have combined your salt and alcohol in their respective baggies or bins, drop your pipe (pretty cautiously) into the mixture and commence shaking it about. This can be a terrific toning workout on your arms if that is your issue. We shook this bag for a strong five minutes and then let it sit for 30 minutes. Soon after 30 minutes and five a lot more minutes of swishing, there was nonetheless SO Considerably RESIN left in our pipe.


Initially five minutes of soaking.


Soon after 30 minutes of soaking.

If you have an exceptionally dirty pipe like the one particular right here, then you will will need to repeat, repeat and repeat. 3 was the magic quantity. After most of the resin has been soaked off, dump your dirty alcohol in the toilet and flush away.

If you have a toothpick, bobby pin, pipe cleaner, or any thin sharp tools USE THEM to get the remaining resin out of your pipe. This can be the most time consuming based on how a lot resin has constructed up in your glass.

Are you nonetheless also busy or also lazy? Do not be concerned! Dockside Ballard is throwing a pipe cleaning celebration on September 19th from three-6pm! Bring your dirty glassware and we’ll provide the rest to assistance you get it all cleaned up!

Now for the final reveal! Wow, I believed this pipe was created of brown, green and black glass! Effectively, that just goes to show you what a fantastic cleaning can achieve!


This pipe has blue spots. Who knew! 

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