If you want to smoke out of a bong but you don’t have one around, don’t fret. You can make your own out of a water bottle using a few simple tools. Knowing how to make a water bottle bong is sure to come in handy on countless occasions, and it couldn’t be easier.
The creativity and ingenuity of the stoners and the cannabis industry never cease to find solutions for even the trickiest pinch. For so long, cannabis has been viewed as an illegal substance that made people lazy and disinterested; however, if time has shown anything, it’s the exact opposite. The water bottle bong was a product of desperate ingenuity and is a great solution for those in a pinch and in need of something to smoke out of.
Water bottle bongs are a last-ditch effort but work nonetheless. If you are someone who has found yourself in a pinch, as long as you have a water bottle and some weed, you can make something work. This article seeks to explore everything there is to know about a water bottle bong and give you a step by step guide on how to make a water bottle bong. It’s always best to use a real bong made of glass or some other safe material or even a pipe or joint papers, this is meant to get you through that sticky situation.
What Is A Water Bottle Bong?
A water bottle bong is exactly what it claims to be, a water bottle that has been turned into a functional bong. There are a few extra steps than just grabbing a bong and immediately smoking out of it, but the process is similar and works as a one time use. Repeated uses of a water bottle bong are not recommended and can have adverse effects on your health. Water bottle bongs are made of plastic and have not been designed using safe materials to inhale through your lungs like bongs you purchase from a smoke shop or dispensary.
Just about any water bottle will work, so stay tuned to learn everything else that goes into making a water bottle bong.
What Do You Need To Make A Water Bottle Bong?
First and foremost, you need a water bottle. Stay clear from the smaller bottles and stick to around the standard bottle size. You can also use pop bottles, but make sure to clean them out thoroughly to ensure all of the sticky residues have been removed.
You will also require the following:
- Scissors or some type of sharp knife
- A pen or marker you don’t mind breaking apart
- Aluminum foil
- Your favorite weed strain (most important)
Once you have all of the necessary stuff, which you should have access to since all of these can be found as everyday, household items, it’s time to start making the actual water bottle bong.
Making a Basic Water Bottle Bong
Obtain a bottle. You will want to use a bottle that is just the right size for bong-making purposes. A standard 16.9 ounce plastic water bottle should do the trick.
Water bottles are better than soda bottles because they won’t leave any sticky residue.
- You can remove the label from the bottle, if you want.
- You don’t have to leave any water in the bottle. However, if you want the bong to stand upright, you can leave some in to weigh it down.
- This is not a traditional bong, because it does not force the smoke through the water; however, it can be made quickly and easily.
Remove the lid. Set it aside. You will not need it.
Tear off a small piece of aluminum foil. This piece will serve as the bowl. It should be approximately 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches (5cm by 5 cm). You should use thick or “heavy duty” aluminum foil for best results.
Apply the foil.Wrap the edges of the aluminum foil around the top of the open water bottle. Press your thumb down to extend the aluminum foil into the center of the opening. It should form a depressed bowl shape in the top of the water bottle.
Poke holes in the aluminum foil bowl. 5 or 6 holes are probably adequate. Use a needle, straight pin, toothpick, or other slender object to poke the holes.
Punch a hole in the side of the bottle. Poke another hole into the outside portion of the water bottle, just above where the label stops. This is where you will need to place your mouth.
Make the side hole bigger with a pair of scissors. Make it approximately 1 inch (2.5cm) in diameter to start. Be careful not to rip the bottle; press down on the hole to indent the plastic slightly, then gently enlarge the hole.
Pack the bowl. Simply place some of your favorite herb in the aluminum foil bowl. Don’t overdo it; you can always add more later, but you don’t want it spilling over the sides.
Smoke. Cover the hole on the side with your mouth. Light the bowl and let the smoke fill the water bottle bong.
Inhale gently. As you light the bowl and smoke fills the water bottle, set down the lighter and gently inhale the smoke in the bottle.
What Are The Risks Associated With Using A Water Bottle Bong?
Water bottle bongs are intended as a last-ditch effort, one-time use only. They are not particularly safe in the first place, but after one use you will notice the water bottle bong becomes sluggish and flimsy. It’s also not great to be breathing in burnt plastic or aluminum foil since both can create toxic fumes when they are burned or melted down. It is always recommended to use a proper bong, like a glass bong, which is much safer for you and your lungs. But, if you ever find yourself in a pinch, now you have a method to use so you can still enjoy your wonderful bud.