How to smoke out of a bong

How to Smoke a Bong Like a Pro

Feb 28, 2024Walker Wilkerson

How to smoke a bong like a pro? For starters, make sure it’s all clean and neat. Pack your goodies into the bowl/slide and compress them (get a grinder before, as ground herbs burn better!). Seal all the holes, light your herb up and start inhaling. Once you’re good, release the holes to let fresh air slide in and hold the smoke in your lungs for a better effect. Finally, clean up your bong. Want to learn more? Read on!

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How to Smoke out of a Bong? Preparation

Okay, so before we actually get to the part on how to smoke from a bong, we have to give you some info on preparation, namely buying the right water pipes or bongs, as you’d rather call them. What to look for?

First, it's the size. If you’re smoking on your own, a standard, one-foot-long, or smaller bong will do. But, if you’re sharing with your friends or roomies, you might need a slightly bigger one.

Second, the material. Ideally, you should get a glass, translucent bong. Why? Cause glass has the best properties when it comes to distributing heat, it is safe to smoke out from, and you’ll see any signs that your bong needs to get cleaned. Surely, you could choose a silicone one instead, but it won’t be the same experience, so we definitely recommend the glass ones.

How to Smoke a Bong Like a Pro

How to Smoke from a Bong Like a Pro?

So, let’s get down to smoking! How to smoke a bong? It’s fairly easy, so let’s go over all the steps.

1. Cleaning and Filling

You should begin by making sure your bong is neat and clean. Why? Cause you want to enjoy your smoke, and a dirty water pipe might affect the taste, smell, and your overall experience.

When the bong is clean, fill it out with water. How much water should you pull? Enough to submerge the downstem by half an inch.

2. Packing Your Herbs

No matter weed or other herbs, now it's time to pack your goodies into the bong’s bowl. For this, use a screen – it’ll prevent any pieces from falling into the downstem. Compress your bud for the best effect. Also, consider getting a High Society grinder – grinding will make each puff hit you stronger!

3. Light It up and Inhale

Now, it’s time to get to smoking. How to smoke out of a bong when it’s ready? You’ll need to cover all the holes, including the carb hole.

After you do this, cover the mouthpiece with your…mouth and apply a bit of pressure to seal it. Light up the bowl and inhale – we recommend using a hemp wick to light your weed up, as it will help you avoid inhaling chemicals from a lighter gas. Remove the flame after a second or two.

4. Release the Carb Hole and Clear Your Hit

When the bong is filled with smoke, release the carb hole (or pull down the bowl if your bong doesn’t have a carb hole) so that you can get fresh air into it. Inhale the smoke for a hit, keep it in your lungs for a few seconds and release it – great job, you’ve just smoked your first bong!

5. Wait for the Smoke to Go Away and Pass the Bong

Finally, let the excess smoke out and pass the bong. If you’re not smoking anymore, remember to clean your bong up – it’ll be easier right after smoking than later on. Read our article on how to clean a glass pipe to learn how to do it properly!

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The Takeaway

So, you know how to smoke a bong like a pro. Now, all you have to do is invite your friends and smoke a bong together! Be sure to check out our offer for the best accessories, especially if you’re just about to get your first bong – you’ll find the finest equipment in our store!

You might also read: Mastering the Art of How to Roll a Blunt Like a Pro


How does a bong work?

When the substance is lit in the bowl and the user inhales through the mouthpiece, the smoke travels down the downstem and bubbles through the water in the chamber. This process cools and filters the smoke, providing a smoother smoking experience.

Is smoking a bong healthier than smoking a joint or a pipe?

While the water filtration in a bong can cool and filter some of the smoke, it does not remove all harmful substances. However, many users find that smoking from a bong feels smoother on the throat and lungs compared to other methods.

What materials are bongs typically made from?

Bongs can be made from various materials including glass, acrylic, silicone, ceramic, and bamboo. Each material has its own advantages and considerations in terms of durability, aesthetics, and ease of cleaning. .

How do I clean a bong?

To clean a bong, you can use a mixture of isopropyl alcohol and coarse salt. Pour the mixture into the bong, cover the openings, and shake it vigorously to dislodge any resin or buildup. Rinse thoroughly with warm water afterward.

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