Carefully place the pipe in a sealable plastic bag and fill it with rubbing alcohol until the entire pipe is submerged. If you don’t have a baggie on hand, you can also use a small sealable container.
In both their material build and wide variety of unique designs, pipes are typically designed to last a long time. They also need regular maintenance to keep up their full function and deliver a clean, flavorful smoke.
Now that you have what you need to adequately clean your pipe, follow the steps below:
The pipe , a small, handheld device used to smoke cannabis, is one of the oldest and most common smoking methods in the world. Pipes remain popular cannabis smoking devices today, largely due to their availability, affordability, ease of use, and wide range of types, colors, and styles.
Coarse sea salt is typically used to clean bongs and other water pipes, but table or Epsom salt is usually enough to clean a pipe. If your pipe is particularly dirty or filled with old, hard resin, try using coarse salt.
Give your pipe ample time to sit and dry before you use it again. If your pipe isn’t totally clean before you begin drying, repeat the previous steps and make sure to add new salt, as the salt from the first round of cleaning will have been largely dissolved.
Leave the pipe to soak in the bag or container for about 12 hours. This will give the alcohol enough time to thoroughly dissolve the resin.
Shake the bag vigorously to loosen residual resin. If you’re using a container, skip this step to avoid breaking your pipe.
After you’ve let your pipe soak for 12 hours and given it a good shake, remove your pipe from the bag and wash with hot water and dish soap. If you have any stubborn resin still clinging to your pipe, try removing it with a paperclip or pipe cleaners, but only if it won’t do damage to your pipe. You can also try using a pipe cleaner or cotton swab. After you’ve washed the pipe, give it a final rinse with just hot water.
How to Clean a Pipe Introduction The pipe , a small, handheld device used to smoke cannabis, is one of the oldest and most common smoking methods in the world. Pipes remain popular cannabis
When it comes to smoking, glass is one of the most preferable choices among all materials. Whether you are using a glass pipe, a bong, or a dab rig, it will get dirty after some time. That’s because gunk builds up over the time from all the smokes and burnt materials. Not only that you may find your piece with a clogged airflow, but it will not taste as fresh as once it was. More towards that, it can increase the chances of growing molds and bacterias, which is extremely harmful to health. That’s why we would like to share with you a few tips on dealing with the mess.
Cotton tip or brush: Some gunks may be stubborn to come off, that’s why you may need a little physical assistance.
If you are looking to speed-clean your dirty glass pipes, isopropyl alcohol with salt is the best option. We recommend using any rubbing alcohol you could buy from a pharmacist or supermarket with at least 70% alcohol, preferably 91% of alcohol. The higher the percentage of the alcohol content, the quicker the cleanse you will likely to get. Salt or essentially sodium, acting as a rough medium not only helps to remove the tars physically but also covers the tough part of the gunk. When it reacts with alcohol, it creates bubbles of hydrogen gas and a corrosive sodium ethoxide. This process helps with softening the tars and the remain solution is also great for cleaning the residuals. Any iodine-free table salt will work just fine. We highly suggest choosing fine salt over rock salt, since smaller salt can cover more areas.
However, using isopropyl alcohol can be a little dangerous. Inhaling alcohol with high percentage content is bad for health. 70% of alcohol is also highly flammable. You will need to make sure giving a thorough rinse with water after cleaning with alcohol because the remaining alcohol on your gears can catch fire in the worst case scenario. Nobody wants to set fires on your bongs or glass pipes when you just want to sit back and chill, what a disaster would that be just by imagining.
There are few major hurdles you will find when it comes to cleaning a glass pipe or a bong. A common example is that you will find a dirty spot very hard to reach, it could be the inside of the glass pipe or the percolators of the bong. That’s why the main method we would like to introduce by using the right solution and keeping it simple by following the rules of thumb: soak it, rinse it, and scrub it. This will help you to clean a majority of the area of your glass pipes or bongs.
Ease of cleaning: ★★★★
Health and Safety Hazards: ★★★★
Cleaning time: Short
When it comes to choosing your perfect solution, there are two main combinations we recommend. Either to use isopropyl alcohol with salt or to use white vinegar with baking soda.
Besides the cleaning solution, you may also require two other items to help you clean:
A Ziploc bag or a plastic food container: This is perfect for cleaning a glass pipe, bubbler, bowl piece or any attachments of your bongs and dab rigs.
Ease of cleaning: ★★★
Health and Safety Hazards: None
Cleaning time: Allow at least 1 to 2 hours for soaking
Simple ways for cleaning a dirty bong, dirty glass pipe, dirty bubbler, dirty glass spoon, dirty weed bowl, dirty percolators, and any other bong attachments. How do you remove tars and resins off your bong, glass pipes, bowl pieces, and bubblers. Built-in ash-catchers and built-in percolators can be clean easily with a simple few steps