MAKE AND TOKE YOUR OWN BONGS!
==> A guide for everyone on the art of making bongs, from the simple to the sublime.
==> Remember, there's more to marijuana than just smoking pot.
Why Bongs? / The Bong Concept
Making a bong is very simple, because the concept of a bong is simple. When you toke, you are
bubbling the smoke through water before inhaling it. This text phile will take you through various aspects of
bongs and bong-making. I hope you will find it valuable and I hope it inspires you to make your own bongs.
The reason for using a bong is mostly for health reasons, though people love using bongs for many
more reasons. The active part of marijuana, THC, is *not* water-soluble, so you will not lose any of your
high by hitting a bong instead of a joint or pipe. The water does filter out many of the impurities (the resinous
tar), thus saving your lungs from inhaling crud. Very hot water will remove the most impurities, and very
cold water will cool the smoke for a smoother hit.
The anatomy of a conventional bong is *very* simple. It consists of a bowl (with a screen), a stem,
a chamber, some liquid, and an opening for the mouth.
| | <==="mouthpiece"
chamber===> | |
| | \ / <===bowl
"carb"===> O | //
water level ===> |^^^^^|// <===stem
The crude diagram above shows a generic bong. All you need for a simple bong is a plastic pop bottle
(12-ounce or larger recommended), some kind of stem (a metal tube, plastic tubing, or whatever), and a bowl
(use aluminium foil if you can't find anything else). I suggest investing in a tube of silicone--it's the best
sealant for plastic, and satisfactory for metal-plastic seals.
After you have constructed the bong and let the sea