How to Hit a Bong

How to Hit a Bong

A comprehensive guide on how to hit a bong can have multiple approaches, but some tried and proper methods produce the most results, particularly if you’re new to bong hits.

Hitting a bong may seem intimidating if you've never done it before, but it's pretty simple once you know how to do it correctly. If you're looking to learn how to hit a bong properly and figure out exactly how the parts fit together, look no further! With the proper instructions, even if you've never done it before, you can figure out how to hit a bong in no time. 


What Is A Bong?

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A bong, or water pipe, is a device that filters and cools the smoke before it is inhaled. The person smoking the bong places their mouth at the end of the tube or bowl of the bong and sucks in. The suction pulls air through the water in the bottom of the box or bowl, and as it fills with smoke, it is pulled through with more air and into your lungs. Using a bong will feel smoother on your throat than using tobacco products.


Step 1: Soak The Piece

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Step one of hitting a bong is getting the piece ready. Fill the bong with water, so it is about one-fourth full, and allow it to soak for 10 minutes or more. This will remove any remaining dust, dirt, or resins on the glass that can potentially contaminate your weed smoke.


Step 2: Pack the Bowl

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Pack the bowl with the amount of marijuana you want to smoke. This is typically around a half-gram of marijuana for beginners and can range up to 2-3 grams for more experienced smokers. When packing the bowl, break up the weed into tiny pieces (a few mm in size) so that it will burn quickly and evenly. Make sure not to pack too tightly, as this can make it difficult for airflow and cause carbon build-up on your bong walls.


Step 3: Light up

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Inhale the smoke, hold it in your lungs for 3-5 seconds, and release. This is called the hit. Be sure not to take too big of a hit because you'll get too high. The smaller, the better! A minority will give you more control over how high you get, which is why I recommend taking minor hits with large bongs (10+ inches). Smaller bongs are easier to handle, so if that's what you have, go ahead and take more significant hits.


Additional Notes

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Bongs are pretty basic. You're going to need water, you're going to need ice, and you're going to need your marijuana. Fill the bong with water, then slowly pour the weed into the bowl and cover it with water for the next step. Put the top on and light it so you can smoke it when ready.



1. Hold the bong with your non-dominant hand and place your dominant hand over the top of the bong, as shown in the picture. 
2. Lightly touch down on the outside edge of your piece with the torch after you have put it out, and make sure that it is not being held near anything that could easily catch fire, like paper or fabric (a hemp wick may be used as well).




How do you hit a bong and not cough?

1. Use a Hitoki Trident. Photo courtesy of Hiroki. 
2. Breathing Control. Photo by fizkes / Adobe Stock Photo.
3. Chill Down The Smoke With Chill Steel Pipes.
4. Cushion the ends of the hit. 
5. Stay fresh. 
6. Bowl size. 
7. The Release. 
8. Let It Go Right

Should I fill my bong with hot or cold water?

The less heat the water absorbs, the cooler the smoke. It's safe to say that colder is better for most cannabis consumers. But remember that filling your piece with warm water will still push back the smoke. The temperature of the water is generally going to be an awful lot lower than the burning bud on your bowl.


How to Hit a Bong

Smoking a bong for the primary time may be confusing. However, it receives less complicated as soon as you understand what you're doing. Before you smoke anything out of a bong, you want to fill it up with water and prep the bowl. Do you wish to mildew the bowl and fill the smoke chamber with smoke? Then you may inhale. If you're beginning out, take it sluggish till you get extra comfy smoking out of a bong.

Thomas Kshlerin

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