The 8 Best Homemade Bongs: Getting Your Smoke On With Style
When you want an exceptional smoking session, it's hard to beat smoking with a Bong. Not only does using a Bong make it easy to simply pack a bowl full of weed, light up, and start enjoying the effects, but it also provides much smoother hits than you'd get from a joint as it filters the smoke through water. Plus, you don't have to spend much on a Bong- you can even make Homemade Bongs.
Making a Homemade Bong or Pipe is a fun experiment for any enthusiastic cannabis lover. Although these makeshift devices won't beat the quality of a well-built Glass Bong, they can come in handy for those situations when you need something to smoke with and don't have your Bong with you. What's more, you'll be impressed at just how potent and satisfying the hits you can get from these are.
You don't need any special equipment to make a Bong right at home. Sometimes all it takes is an empty bottle or an apple. It also helps to have some empty pen tubes, some aluminum foil, and some sellotape or blue tack for covering holes- these will help when it comes to adding a bowl to your Homemade Bong. So where should you start? Here are some of the best Homemade Bongs for getting your smoke on with style.
1. Basic Water Bottle Bong
Making a basic Water Bottle Bong is one of the easiest ways to get your smoke on with style. Empty water or soda bottles make for fantastic homemade Bongs, especially as they have a hollow structure that allows you to easily fill the base with water and enjoy some pure, smooth Bong hits.
Start by washing your bottle thoroughly and removing any labels. You'll want to remove the cap on the top so you can use the top as a mouthpiece. Next, cut or burn a hole in the side just small enough to fit an empty pen tube. Slide your empty pen tube in at a diagonal angle so it reaches the base of your bottle, then seal the hole up with blue tack or tape.
Next, take a small piece of aluminum foil and roll it into a cone small enough to fit at the end of your empty pen tube. This will be used as the bowl for your weed as it prevents you from burning the plastic of the tube. Now you can fill the base with some water, add some weed to the bowl, light your weed, and inhale from the top.
This is one of the best homemade Bongs you can make due to its simplicity and effectiveness. You can get some pretty satisfying hits from a Water Bottle Bong and you can use it whenever you need a quick hit. You can also experiment with different types of bottles- larger bottles will give you bigger hits whereas smaller bottles are great for handheld smoking.
2. Bamboo Bong
Another excellent way to enjoy your smoking sessions more is to make a handy Bamboo Bong. Bamboo Bongs are a great choice as they use natural materials and provide a nice hollow passage for high-quality hits. Bamboo grows wild in many parts of the world and you might even be able to grow some in your garden. However, it's also cheap enough to buy if you can't find any.
Start by shortening your stick of bamboo to your desired length. Try to cut just below one of the nodes of the bamboo as this way your base will be covered. You'll also have to drill through any nodes above the bottom node and drill a hole in the side for your downstem. You might want to sand the rough edges around these holes and wash your stick of bamboo before continuing.
For your downstem, you can use an empty pen tube or even use a smaller twig of bamboo if you have one that's suitable. You can make a bowl by rolling a piece of aluminum foil into a cone and putting it at the end of your downstem. Stick your downstem in the hole in the side of your Bamboo Bong and seal it using blue tack or tape.
All that's left to do now is test your Bamboo Bong and enjoy the effects. Fill the base with water, load your bowl with weed, light, and inhale through the top. If you find it hard to inhale, you might want to drill larger holes in the nodes of your bamboo stick. However, you might prefer smaller holes for smoother hits.
3. Pumpkin Bong
If you're looking for another good way to enjoy weed using natural materials, then the Pumpkin Bong is perfect for you. This Bong is perfect for Halloween but can be used for a prime smoking session all year round. Plus, all you'll need is a pumpkin from the supermarket and a knife for making holes.
The best way to make a Pumpkin Bong is to cut a hole around the stem of your pumpkin and carve out the guts. Make sure you keep the top of your pumpkin- this is used to seal the hole and improve airflow later. Although you can skip this step, a clean and hollowed-out pumpkin will provide much smoother hits.
Next, it's time to make a bowl in the side of your pumpkin. You can do this by carving out a dent near the top of the pumpkin then poking small holes using a sharp and narrow object. Alternatively, you can cut a hole in the side of your pumpkin then add a glass downstem and bowl or use a pen tube with an aluminum foil bowl. Make sure the hole is sealed to prevent you from losing smoke.
Cut another small hole in the other side of your pumpkin- this will be used as your mouthpiece. You can slot an empty pen tube in if you prefer a longer mouthpiece, but this is optional. Your Pumpkin Bong is now ready to use. Simply pack the bowl with weed, light, and inhale through the mouthpiece hole on the other side of your pumpkin. You'll get smooth, flavorful hits from this stylish homemade Bong.
4. Watermelon and Carrot Bong
You can even make a homemade Bong using nothing but a watermelon and a carrot. This is ideal for users who want a powerful homemade bong that uses nothing but natural materials. You'll also need a drill for making holes in your veggies, but making this impressive homemade Bong is fairly straightforward.
Start by screwing some holes in your watermelon. You'll need a hole near the top of your watermelon on one side to use as a mouthpiece. Make another hole on the other side of your watermelon to use for a bowl. You can also make an extra hole to use as a carb, although this isn't essential.
You'll want to make sure there's plenty of space for your smoke to pass through and you might also want an air pocket in the top of your watermelon for adding water to purify your smoke. You can do this by drilling and breaking apart the flesh of your watermelon. Make sure you empty the juice of your watermelon.
Next, it's time to make your bowl. Cut off both ends of the carrot and drill a large hole from the top of the carrot to around three-quarters down. Carve a dent near the end of this hole and cut some holes in the dent. You can then slide the carrot into the hole on the side of your watermelon. Use some blue tack or tape to seal up the hole and, voila, your Watermelon Bong is ready to use.
5. Tic-Tac Bong
You can even make a Bong out of a Tic-Tac container. This is great if you want a tiny and discreet smoking device that works surprisingly well. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket and it’s nice and easy to make.
Start by drilling a hole in the side of your container to add a downstem. You can use a glass downstem and bowl or make a downstem using an empty pen tube and adding a cone of aluminum foil to use as a bowl. Make sure your downstem is small and faces away from the container so you don’t accidentally burn your face when you’re lighting your bowl.
As for your mouthpiece, just open the lid of the container, and there you have it. Just add some water to the base and your homemade Tic-Tac Bong is ready to use. Add some weed to the bowl, light, and inhale through the top and you’ll get a quick and powerful hit.
6. Chip Can Bong
Another one of the best homemade Bongs you can make is the Chip Can Bong. This involves using a large potato chip can, such as a Pringles Can or similar. This is ideal for when you want a homemade Bong that can give you big, powerful hits, and the process of making it is straightforward enough for anyone.
Drill a hole in the side of your Chip Can and insert a downstem. A glass downstem and bowl will give you better quality hits, but you can make a homemade downstem and bowl using an empty pen tube and aluminum foil for the bowl. Make sure the downstem reaches the bottom of the can.
Fill the base of your can with some water and remove the lid- the top of the can will be used as your mouthpiece. You can also drill an extra hole in the side to use as a carb. Once you’re ready, load the bowl, light, and inhale through the top. You’ll get huge, powerful hits and will probably only need one or two for a sensational high.
7. Apple Bong
One of the classic ways to make a homemade smoking device is by using an apple. Although it’s more of a pipe than a bowl, this handy device is perfect for enjoying your weed. It’s small, discreet, and uses all-natural ingredients so there’s no risk of any burning plastic. You’ll just need a toothpick and a screwdriver or another sharp object for poking holes in your apple.
Start by removing the stem of the apple and poking a few holes in the top of the apple with your toothpick. You can then take your screwdriver and create a hole going down to about an inch above the bottom of the apple by twisting the screwdriver back and forth.
Now, create another hole in the side of the apple that meets the other hole. You can also create a third hole on the opposite side to use as a carb hole. Make sure these holes are connected so you get adequate airflow and remove the insides of the apple. Now you can load the top with weed, light, and inhale through the side while covering the carb hole. You can also create a wider bowl on top if you prefer- just add some aluminum foil and poke holes in it.
8. Ice Block Bong
If you want the coolest, smoothest hits possible, what could be better than a Bong made purely out of ice? This is an amazing homemade device that will give you a unique and sensational smoking experience.
Making an Ice Block Bong involves freezing molds for the device itself as well as for the bowl. Although you can try to make these yourself, the best way to make one is by using a Homemade Ice Bong Kit. These can be found in many head shops and online and all you have to do is to fill the molds with water, freeze them, and enjoy the results.
Of course, the Ice Block Bong won’t last for long and it’s best to have a tray for when it melts. However, it’ll last long enough for you to get some sensationally cool hits. Plus, if you want to use one again, just refill your mold and you’ll have one ready for your next session.
Whether you’re looking for a fun D.I.Y. project or need a handy way to smoke when you don’t have a Bong, Pipe, or rolling papers handy, these are some of the absolute best homemade Bongs for getting your smoke on with style. Although these can be fun to experiment with, it’s best to buy a high-quality device for smoking. You can find a wide range of affordable Glass Bongs and Pipes online at FatBuddhaGlass.