There comes a time when you’ll be ready to light up, weed in hand and realize that you don’t have anything to smoke with, not even rolling papers. Fortunately, most cannabis enthusiasts are incredibly resourceful when it comes to innovative ways to smoke and aren’t one to take no for an answer. If you fall into this category, a simple gravity bong may be just what you need. Gravity bongs are easy to make and only require a few common items that you probably already have laying around at home.
Just like your typical glass bong, gravity bongs require water, a receptacle of some sort to hold smoke, and a bowl. Unlike a regular bong which relies on the force of a users inhale to generate smoke, the top portion of a gravity bong must be lifted out of the water by hand (using the gravity of the water) to fill with smoke, hence the bong’s name. Gravity bongs are low-quality substitutes and should never be used long term in place of a bong made from heat-safe materials. For safe and affordable alternatives, check out the bongs and bowls mentioned at the bottom of this article.
The most important part of any type of water pipe is the bowl. This small piece holds the herb and must withstand multiple rounds of heating, cooling, and reheating. Of course, it’s best if you have a glass bowl with a slide (the kind you use with a normal bong), but if you don’t have one on hand, there are a few crafty alternatives.
Option 1: Using your own bowl
If you’re fortunate enough to have your own bowl, congratulations! Your gravity bong will be much more effective. Start by taking off the bottle’s hard plastic cap and make a hole in the center using a screwdriver or knife. It may be easier to mark the diameter of the hole with a permanent marker before cutting since the hole must be just big enough to fit the slide of your bowl. Make sure the cap can still screw back onto the bottle.
Option 2: Creating a bowl
There are a few ways to do this, but we’re sharing one way that is easy and functions the best.
Now it’s time to make the body of the bong. This is the easy part and takes just a minute, especially if you’re using a large container that doesn’t need to be modified.
Now that you made your very own smoking device, it’s time to try it out! Using a gravity bong is a very simple process:
Looking for a new cheap bong? We have all kinds of bongs, including silicone bongs, mini bongs, percolator bongs and beaker bongs that are all under $50, so you’re sure to find something you love. These are two great options:
Two Tone Mini Bong
This cute six-inch mini bong is the perfect size to take along with you wherever you go without having to cut back on functionality. It costs less than $15, making it a budget friendly addition to your collection. Choose between bright blue or jade green accents.
Portable Clear Glass Bong
At just $4.20, this fully transparent bong s as cheap as it gets. Bongs are often bulky and difficult to transport, but this four inch ultra light bong is extremely portable and easy to store. This bong uses a finger carb (no removable bowl) for the least number of parts and is handmade from heat-stable borosilicate glass.
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