New to Marijuana? How to Use a Bong

Are you completely new to marijuana and want to look for the best ways to consume it? Have you thought about using a bong but have no idea how to actually use it?

A bong is an awesome way to enjoy your weed. If you’re new to marijuana, a bong might be the perfect starter device for you. There are many different types of bongs and it can be hard to know which one is the best for you. Luckily, there are online shops that work in favor of those who want to explore the range of bongs and water pipes available on the market. The good thing by visiting this website is the fact that you will notice how every product that is offered is carefully selected and described in a manner that you will be able to understand it, no matter your experience on consuming marijuana. The most popular type of bong is likely the glass bong because they are made out of sturdy material and they look really cool.

If you’re looking to invest in a high-end device, then go with silicone or stainless steel. These materials are durable and won’t break easily like glass does if dropped on tile flooring or concrete pavement. If you want to know how to use a bong, it’s quite simple and here is everything you need to know.

The equipment

A bong, also known as a water pipe, is made up of multiple different pieces in order to function properly. You will need all of these pieces before you start using your bong. The different pieces you will need are relatively simple. You will need the bong itself, with is also known as the glass piece or the pipe, a bowl where you will stack your weed, water, and a torch lighter. This may all sound relatively complicated on paper but as soon as you understand how it works, its relatively easy to use.

The glass piece or pipe is the main piece of the bong that will hold the water and the bowl with your weed in it. This is also the part that you will be inhaling the vapour out of. The bowl fits into the side of the pipe and it where you will stack in you weed once it has been ground up. The water is what is placed in the pipe to dilute the smoke and create a vapor that is inhaled, and lastly the torch lighter is used to burn the marijuana.

Preparing the bong

Before you even start grinding your weed and packing your bowl, you need to prepare the bong. This is very simple but a necessary step to stake to make sure your bong is working properly. Essentially it is just one step but you need to make sure you do it properly. This one step is to fill the chamber with water. The water is typically poured down the down stem through the mouth piece.

When pouring in the water, make sure no to fill it too much as this will cause it to splatter water into your mouth when inhaling. It is also no good if you don’t fill up the chamber with enough water as this means that your herb won’t vaporise properly. Typically, you can gauge the right amount of water by seeing if it is filled all the way up to the bottom of the down stem, or when the chamber ends. If you are using any additional components like and ash catcher or an ice catch, make sure you set these up before hand too.

Grind and fill the bowl

Just like most other products that make use of marijuana, you can’t just put a whole nugget of weed into your bowl and smoke it just like that, you need to grind it up before hand so that you can get the most out of it and the best results. The finer the grind the more surface area there is to be heated meaning the more you get out of your weed.

Once it is ground, you then need to pack you bowl. The great thing about a bong is that you can pack it as tightly as you want in order to have as much or as little as you want.

Ignite and inhale

The last step to take when using your bong is to just light up and inhale. This requires a bit of concentration and multitasking but after a few tries it will be as easy as riding a bike. Basically, what you have to do is hold the flame to the packed marijuana in your bowl and inhale until the stack is alight breathing in the vapor. Do this until all the weed in you bowl has sunk though to the water chamber.

Clean the bong

This can seem tedious and very boring, but just like every other disk or glass you use in your kitchen, you need to wash you bong after you have used it. You don’t really have to wash it after every single use, but you should definitely try to make it a habit to clean it once a day if you use it every day or just after every use if you use it lees often. This will help get all the smoke build-up out of the chamber and clean up the whole glass piece.

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