Make sure you learn the best techniques to save you in your time of greatest need. You never know when you might need a backup bong. Luckily, it’s easier to make than you think!
Steel screens are often used in silicone bongs and acrylic bongs, although the latter can easily be scratched with these screens. They work just like brass screens, and there is no difference in taste. In fact, aside from their colour, the main difference between these two materials is that steel is more durable.
The easiest fruit to morph into a pipe is the apple. This sturdy yet soft treat will allow you to carve out a pipe system without much effort. Use an empty pen tube or a small knife to carve out the central stem, but not all the way down. Try not to go over three-quarters of the way through. With this hollowed out, do the same thing but perpendicular to your first carve. These two empty tubes should meet at the end.
This is how most people smoke out of fruit. You can always change things up to make them more pleasant to smoke. If you have a bowl, place it on the top of the apple. Or, you could use the tip of a pen or any other material (that doesn’t melt or release harmful fumes) as a bowl.
Nonetheless, the factors mentioned don’t include “high.” That’s because, technically, you’ll be consuming the same amount of THC if you’re using the same quantity of the same marijuana flower. Even if not the most pleasant, these stoner MacGyver techniques will surely be effective. Just use them wisely.
So, what pipe screen should you use with your homemade bong? And further, what do you do if there are no screens around?
Since this article is about making a homemade bong, chances are you don’t have any actual pipe screens around. In this case, you can make some DIY pipe screens for single-time use. Here are your options:
Glass pipe screens are normally made from a special, heavy-duty type of glass called borosilicate. This heat-resistant type of glass won’t crack from changes in temperature, and won’t shatter as easily as regular glassware. Obviously, screens made from glass are not flexible, so you can’t cut them to size. As such, you need to make sure you get the right size for your bowl. As glass doesn’t wear out, these screens can, in principle, last forever; that is, if you don’t break or lose them.
You can also get pipe screens made from quartz, which are even more heat-resistant than glass. Replaceable glass or quartz screens aren’t as common as the aforementioned options, with most high-quality glass bongs incorporating borosilicate or quartz screens right into their design. These often feature decoratively placed holes instead of the ultra-fine mesh of brass or steel.
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The shape of the super smoker is even somewhat bong shaped, so you don’t have to do a lot of modification to get it to work. Just pack a bowl, light up, and soak on.
Plastic building blocks (we can’t use the trade name of these bricks but you’ll recognize them from the picture) can be used to make pretty much anything . It was inevitable, then, that some cannabis enthusiast would come up with a way to combine weed and everyone’s favorite toy into a really cool bong.
- Find a small pumpkin. We recommend one you can hold in the palm of your hand without too much problem.
- Cut a hole around the stem and remove the “plug.” Keep this piece as you’re going to need it again at the end.
- Scoop out the seeds. We suggest salting and baking those bad boys for a tasty after-toke munchie treat.
- Poke a hole in the side of the pumpkin and push your stem through.
- On the opposite side (and maybe a little further up toward where the stem would be), insert something to use as a mouthpiece.
- Replace the top. A great way to keep it from coming loose is to shove toothpicks diagonally through the cap into the pumpkin itself.
- Get lit!
A serious need, a dash of ingenuity, and a sprinkle of creativity can produce some seriously cool things. Forget about the iPhone and virtual reality and indoor plumbing, we’re more concerned with how to get baked when the need arises.
Getting high goes to new heights when you smoke your marijuana through an aviator’s flight mask. Add in the helmet and you’re in for one heck of a good time. Plus, when you’re so high you fall off the world, you won’t hurt your head when you come back down.
There’s nothing quite like pulling a beer bottle from the garbage (your own garbage, please), drilling a hole in the side, inserting your stem and bowl, and hitting for the fences. It’s profoundly liberating and hearkens back to the days when you built forts out of blankets and pillows.
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.
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.