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How to properly hit a bong

April 19, 2018 by Jonny Rhein

So you’ve never hit a bong before.

That’s totally fine. You have come to the right place. Hitting a bong can be intimidating at first: Where do I start? What’s the right amount of smoke? Am I going to die? I will answer all of those questions in this guide.

Here is how to properly hit a bong:

  1. Finding the perfect fit.

Bongs come in all shapes and sizes. You have the zig-zag shape (or zong), bongs with an ice catcher for a nice, cool hit, hookahs, the homemade gravity bong, mini bongs called bubblers, etc. For our purposes, we will stick with the standard bong, although they all pretty much work the same way.

2. The Five Elements

Water, fire, weed, bong, stem.

First, you want to fill the bong with enough water so a decent portion of the stem is submerged. If you want to get crazy, I have heard of people using a different substance other than water for a more pleasant taste, such as pineapple juice. Give it a shot; it couldn’t hurt.

The stem should conveniently fit in the hole provided on the outside of the base of the bong. You can pack it with weed before you insert it or while it’s in the bong; it doesn’t matter. Just make sure you pack the correct amount for the number of people in your circle. If you are smoking by yourself, that’s cool too. No one is judging you. You do you.

3. Hitting the bong

a) Remember, you are in complete control. You have the power to determine the amount of smoke that will build up in the chamber. There is no standard limit; it is all personal preference.

The first part of this process involves no inhalation. Once you have the bowl lit, put your entire mouth inside of the opening on the top of the bong. In other words, DO NOT put your mouth around the opening. You are not trying to eat the bong. Now suck (I repeat, do not inhale yet.) If the bowl cherries, water bubbles and smoke rises, you are doing something right.

b) Once you have the desired amount of smoke in the chamber, you are ready to inhale. Pull the stem out of the hole and inhale until the smoke has exited the bong and entered your lungs. If you feel like you cannot finish it, no worries. You can take two inhales if you want, but the second one might taste a little stale.

You’re doing great! We’re so proud of you!”

4. The aftermath.

Depending on how big of a hit you just took, this could be smooth or terribly rough. Hold it in for as long as you can to get the most out of your hit. Exhale. Now, you may experience a satisfying head rush, lightheadedness, an intense coughing fit, anxiety, pacing around the room, the desire to go back in time to right before you took that stupid, huge hit or all of the above.

No matter how your experience goes, everything will be fine. No one has ever died from a marijuana overdose and chances are you will not be the first.

Have fun, and know your limits!

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A Step By Step Guide To Properly Smoking Your Bong

Bong rips are among the most iconic methods of smoking weed. Some argue that a bong high is superior to other ways of ingesting cannabis. And while you may find yourself coughing from big hits of smoke, a bong also delivers cooler smoke than other methods. Yet, despite the bong’s popularity, using the device might not be as straightforward as you think. If you’re new to cannabis or just have little experience smoking from a bong, don’t worry about feeling shy asking your friends. Just follow this how-to guide.

It’s important first to know the different components of a bong. The bowl holds your bud, while the stem holds the bowl. The bong’s interior that holds the water and contains the smoke is called the chamber. Some bongs also have a small opening on the side called a carb.

Step 1: Clean the mouthpiece and the bowl.

Step 2: Fill your bong with about an inch of fresh water. Make sure the stem is partially submerged. You can also add ice if you want to make sure the smoke is extra cool. It might also make your hit smoother.

Step 3: Grind up your flower, and pack the bowl. Finer bud is often easier to burn.

Step 4: Put your mouth on the mouthpiece. Your lips should go on the inside of the chamber, not around the outside of it. You should feel an element of suction, ensuring that air doesn’t escape as you smoke.

Step 5: If your bong has a carb, put your finger over the carb.

Step 6: Light the bowl and inhale at the same time. Once the bud is red from the fire, it’s called “cherry,” and you can remove the heat. At this point, if your bong has a carb, your finger should still be covering it. Suck until smoke fills the entire chamber, however don’t feel compelled to take a massive hit. If you feel like it, only suck until the chamber is halfway filled.

Step 7: Either remove the bowl from the stem, or take your finger off the carb. Continue to inhale in order to clear the smoke out of the chamber. You might not be able to do this all at once. If you take a break, put your finger back over the carb, or place the bowl back in the stem.

Step 8: Hold the smoke in your lungs for a few seconds before you exhale.

Step 9: Sit back, enjoy your high, and pass the bong.

Follow this nine step guide to learn how to properly smoke out of a bong. Also, make sure to check if your bong has a carb.