A slightly healthy way to smoke weed is to use a bong. A normal bong has a chamber with water in it that you put pot into and then light. You inhale the smoke through either a carb hole or some kind of secondary opening created by the stem on the inside of your bong, depending on how it works, which diffuses the smoke and makes it smoother as well as cooling it down. Bongs are easier to clean than a pipe or joint because it is an enclosed area where you can fill up with water and all of the resin gets washed away when you empty the main chamber.
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What is a Bong?
Bongs are probably the most popular way to smoke weed. It looks like a hollow tube or bottle with water in it, and it has a bowl at the top where you pack the weed, and then you light it up and suck through the mouthpiece at the bottom. The smoke gets cooled down by the water, which also keeps you from inhaling ash or other residues that a joint would leave. It also makes it easier to take larger hits by holding the smoke in your lungs for longer.
There are different types of bongs, but the standard ones have a chamber with weed and water in them, which you light up and then suck the smoke into your lungs through a tube attached to the bottom of the chamber. There are several main types of bongs, but they all resemble this general design.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Bong to Smoke Weed
One major advantage of using a bong is that you can control the size of the hit that you take. You can suck harder to get a larger hit, or you could breathe it in gently for a smaller hit. The water in the bong also helps cool down the smoke and makes using the device easier.
The chief disadvantage of using a bong is that they are more difficult to clean than a pipe or joint. The chamber where you put the weed and water is harder to scrub out than a bowl that has an opening on both ends. You also have less control over the type of high that you get from using it because the size of your hit is determined by how hard you pull instead of how much weed you pack.
Basic Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Smoke Weed from a Bong
- Fill up the chamber with water
- Grind your bud to the preferred texture and consistency. Save time grinding with our one handed, touchless grinding system - Mamba Grinders
- Pack your bowl and light it up.
- Breathe in through the mouthpiece and hold it in as long as you can for a more intense high. This is called 'holding your breath'. You can also take smaller hits over time by breathing in and out of the chamber gently. This is known as 'sipping'.
- Remove your mouthpiece and exhale, and enjoy!
There you go, now you know how to use a bong to smoke weed.