This homemade bong is pretty creative in a novelty sort of way and would certainly get the job done if no other option were available. You’d need to seal the holes with superglue so the smoke and water don’t leak out, but after that, the potato shape makes for a nice container.
Just be aware that repeated heat applied to these gummy squares is eventually going to result in one crazy mess. So smoke fast and dispose of properly so it doesn’t get caught in the carpet or someone’s hair.
There aren’t any instructions for this particular model so you’ll have to figure it out yourself. But honestly, coming up with new and innovative ways to get the smoke from bowl to lungs is half the fun of the MJ experience.
Check out this video for more information and instructions for making a bamboo bong.
No list would be complete without some form of the homemade honey bear bong. Astute movie watchers will remember Brad Pitt’s character Floyd taking hits from a similar contraption in the 1993 movie True Romance .
Some may wonder about the plastics giving off harmful vapors but the builder assures us that the smoke has cooled by the time it hits plastic parts.
As with all plastics and some metals, remember that when they burn, they can give off some harmful vapors. Make sure that the plastic doesn’t melt and the metal isn’t toxic when heated.
What’s cool about this tiny bong is that it can be disassembled, packed, and carried wherever without raising any eyebrows. It just looks like a random assortment of odd objects, not the pieces of a brilliant marijuana delivery system.
Want to make your own homemade bong? The cannabis experts at Honest Marijuana provide plenty of inspiration with their list of the 15 best homemade bongs.
Carefully remove the bowl and downstem from the bong and place them in two separate zipper storage bags. Placing the bowl and downstem in separate bags ensures that the two small pieces won’t be damaged or broken, and affords them a more thorough cleaning.
Start by pouring your coarse salt into the bong. The salt should be enough to coat the bottom surface of the base. Then pour about ¼ cup, or 60 milliliters, of rubbing alcohol into the bong and let it sit.
Before you reassemble the bong, rinse each piece thoroughly to make sure you don’t have any alcohol left over. If you find any residual resin after rinsing, repeat each step until it is flushed out. If you have a bong with extra filters or other features that make some areas harder to reach, try using pipe cleaners or cotton swabs.
Before you begin the process of cleaning your bong, you’ll need to gather the following ingredients and materials:
Once you’ve cleared most of the resin from your bong, downstem, and bowl, use warm water to rinse them off. Lightly shake the bong as you rinse to wash away the remaining resin.
Remember, a well-made bong can last a lifetime, but it needs regular maintenance to fully function. The more you clean your bong, the less frequently you’ll have to deep-clean it.
The bong, also known as a water pipe, is one of the oldest and most commonly used modes of cannabis smoking. Using water to cool and filter smoke, the basic bong mounts a bowl of packed cannabis on top of a downstem, which directs the smoke through water at the base, then up the neck of the bong and through the mouthpiece.
Plug the openings of your bong in the mouthpiece and downstem areas. Standard rubber stoppers will be sufficient. You can also order standard-size plugs and caps from Amazon or from your local head shop. Make sure you know the size of your mouthpiece and downstem openings before you buy plugs.
Before you begin cleaning your bong, you’ll need to pour out the old water in your bong into a sink or drain. Note: If you use a bong often, it’s a good idea to change out the water daily. Doing so will help prevent excessive resin buildup and help preserve the flavor and cleanliness of the smoke.
An easy, step-by-step guide to cleaning a bong.