If you find that smoking bowls, a one-hitter, and joints are making the smoke too hot, using a bong may solve your problems. Bongs cool and filter the smoke through water, which makes for a smoother and more enjoyable experience. Here’s how to use a bong:

  1. Add Water

    Fill the bong with water so that the bowl isn’t submerged. The water should come up about an inch or so below the bowl

  2. Pack the bowl

    Pack your weed into the bowl and light it. If you pack too tightly it will be hard to draw, too loosely and your flower may fall into the bongwater. Try to find a happy medium; the more you use the bong the better your feel will get

  3. Cover the carb

    Usually, bongs have a small hole somewhere on the tube where you grip it, referred to as a carberator, that should be covered as you start your draw. Typically you use your thumb to cover it, but there are other configurations depending on the design

  4. Take the hit

    Keep the carb covered until the chamber fills with smoke. Release your thumb to take a hit from the bong and inhale deeply. The smoke will travel through the water and deeply into your lungs. Exhale and enjoy!

  5. Bonus tip

    To make it even cooler, you can fill the chamber with ice and water. Just be careful not to overfill it, or the it will become too difficult to hit.

Now that you know how to use a bong, go ahead and enjoy your smoke!

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I have been a pot smoker for 44 years, and have some experience with growing. I love marijuana and feel blessed to live in a state where it is legal (Illinois). It is also legal to grow here as long as you have a medical card