There's nothing more disappointing than having weed but no way to smoke it — a situation every cannabis connoisseur finds themselves in at one point or another. But there are plenty of do-it-yourself solutions for smoking weed in a pinch.
From the famed apple pipe to the crunched-up Coke cans of our teen years, coming up with innovative ways to smoke without the usual tools is a stoner rite of passage.
Continue reading to learn about some of the most common DIY bongs and a step-by-step guide on making three different types of homemade bongs.
What’s great is that the items you need to create homemade water bongs (and other types of homemade bongs) you probably have in your house already.
Here, we're going to teach you how to make three different types of homemade bongs, that way you will always be able to smoke when you don’t have any other means.
Different Types of Homemade Bongs
Homemade bongs, like manufactured bongs, come in different types. You can recreate homemade bongs — from the classic water bong to a parachute bong — using a few simple items you probably have lying around your house.
These are the types of bongs you can make at home:
Homemade Water Bong
A homemade water bong mimics a traditional bong, which is one of the easiest bongs to make at home. A water bong is what most people envision when they think of a bong, and it consists of the following components:
- A bowl piece: Where the weed goes in
- A joint: Where the bowl piece connects to the bong
- A down stem: Tube connecting your bowl to the water chamber
- A water chamber: The part of the bong you fill with water
- A mouthpiece:Where you take a hit.Tip: consider using a filtered MouthPeace for your homemade bong.
The easiest way to make a homemade water bong is using a plastic water bottle; see the section below for a step-by-step guide on making a DIY water bong.
A homemade bubbler is another simple bong that holds a smaller amount of water than a traditional one. A bubbler can be made very similarly to a homemade water bong, except you can use a smaller water bottle or juice container and a longer down stem.
Homemade bubblers are ideal if you're looking for a more portable bong that can be stored in smaller spaces. See the section below for a step-by-step guide on making a DIY bubbler.
Homemade Gravity Bong
Gravity bongs are ideal for more advanced smokers and make great party bongs. If this is your first time smoking out of a bong, you may want to try one of the other homemade bongs on this list and work your way up to a gravity bong.
However, for those ready to graduate to a gravity bong, this DIY bong is beloved for its cheap materials and ability to get you incredibly high.
Gravity bongs work by placing a bottomless bottle into a bucket or other container filled with water. When you fill the bottle with smoke and take a hit, the pressure from the water pushes smoke from the bottle into your lungs. See the section below for a step-by-step guide on making a DIY gravity bong.
Homemade Parachute Bong (The Waterless Gravity Bong)
A parachute bong is basically just a gravity bong without any water. Create a parachute bong by taping a plastic bag to the open bottom of a two-liter soda bottle. Then shove the plastic bag inside the water bottle from the bottom.
While a gravity bong relies on water to create suction and fill the bottle with smoke, the parachute bong does so by pulling the bag out of the bottle.
As you light the bowl, have a friend slowly pull the bag away from the bottle, and stop once the bag is filled with smoke. At this point, you can remove the bowl and attach your MouthPeace to take a hit.
If you're looking to take the biggest hit possible, you can push the plastic back in the bottle to push the smoke into your lungs, similar to shotgunning a blunt.
Homemade Fruit Bongs
Creating homemade fruit bongs is a fun and delicious way to make a flavorful (albeit expiration-dated) bong using a piece of fruit. Although nearly everyone has made a pipe out of fruit before, a homemade fruit bong takes your experience to the next level.
You can use any fruit with a large chamber to make a fruit bong (e.g., a melon, a pineapple, or a coconut). To make your fruit bong, simply:
- Cut the top of the fruit and empty the contents, so you have a chamber and a lid.
- Cut a hole in the top half (the lid) for your bowl and down stem.
- Fill the bottom half of the fruit with enough water to submerge the down stem.
- Cut another hole in the top half if you want a carb (this step is optional).
Adding a Filter to Any of Your Homemade Bongs – The MouthPeace
If you're up for making a homemade bong, using a MouthPeace is an inexpensive and easy way to ensure you're having the cleanest, healthiest smoke possible. MouthPeaces are silicone filters designed to prevent the spread of germs and block harmful tars from entering your lungs when you smoke.
Not only can the MouthPeace protect your health while smoking, but it can also improve your experience by ensuring you take the freshest-tasting hits without inhaling any of the harsh parts.
The MouthPeace and MouthPeace minis can be attached to homemade and store-bought bongs, pipes, pens, and vapes, which means you can share your creation with your friends and family without worrying about sharing germs.
Final Thoughts on Homemade Bongs - It's Awesome To Be a Hero in a Pinch!
Knowing how to make a homemade bong is a lifelong skill that will make you popular at many parties! The process is easy and can be achieved with items you can find around your house. Making your own bong lets you enjoy your favorite strains of cannabis, whether you have a bong with you or not. With just a few household items, you can put together a homemade bong in a matter of minutes. With Moose Labs MouthPeace added to your DIY bong setup, you can take your experience to the next level. MouthPeace gives you the cleanest, smoothest hits from a makeshift bong ever.A MouthPeace is an essential component of your smoking kit. Visit Moose Labs today to get yours!