Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to take a hit from your bong, but you either didn't have it with you, or it broke?
Fortunately, with a bit of ingenuity, you can create a quick homemade bong that gets you just as high as a glass piece you get from a shop.
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.
Moose Labs MouthPeace Is Perfect for Home Made Bongs
Before we dive into the process of making a homemade bong from household items, we first want to introduce you to an essential tool that should be a part of every cannabis smoker's kit – the Moose Labs MouthPeace.
The MouthPeace (and MouthPeace Mini) are filters you can use with bongs, joints, vapes, and other smoking equipment, including ones you make at home (such as homemade water bongs).
The MouthPeace itself is a silicone device you can quickly put on (and remove) from the mouthpiece of your bong or end of your joint. It allows you to share hits with friends without sharing germs.
At the same time, the filter inside effectively removes tar, resin, and other contaminants. The MouthPeace makes sure that the smoke you inhale is smoother, cleaner, and tastier.
Even better, the filter doesn't obstruct air flow, so you won't have to worry about it affecting your overall experience badly.
Instead, the MouthPeace can make every smoking experience better, including those with a home made bong.
If cost is a concern, you don't have to worry about that either. Both the MouthPeace and MouthPeace Mini, and the filters that go inside, are very affordable.
No matter what your budget, buying one won't break the bank. It's a worthy investment you'll be glad you made.
How to Make a Homemade Bong Using an Apple
The first makeshift bong might sound a little strange at first but bear with us. You won't be sorry.
You know how apples make a delicious, healthy snack? Well, they're also an excellent base for a DIY bong. It's super easy to make, and it imparts a sweet apple flavor to your hits, which is a nice bonus.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Apple bongs require only a few supplies, and they don't take much effort to create. The first thing you'll need to do is gather everything you'll need for your DIY bong:
- An apple (any fresh apple will do)
- A knife, chopstick, or screwdriver (something to make holes in your apple)
- A lighter
- Your favorite strain of cannabis
- Your MouthPeace filter
Step 2: Prepare Your Apple
Once you have everything you need in front of you, you're ready to start making your makeshift bong. First, if the apple has a stem, you'll want to get rid of it. That shouldn't take much more effort than twisting it and pulling it off.
Next, take your poking implement (your knife, chopstick, or clean screwdriver) and push down through the top of your apple where you just removed the stem. Stop once you reach about halfway through the fruit. You don't want to go all the way through the bottom. Give your instrument a twist to create a channel so that your smoke can more easily pass through.
Then make another tunnel, this time from the side. Create a path to the "downstem" you just made.
Again, you'll want to twist your poking implement to create a more effective smoke channel.
The second hole is going to act as your mouthpiece. To make sure the two channels connect, inhale through the mouthpiece hole and make sure you're pulling in air.
Step 3: Create a Carb Hole
For optimal airflow, you'll want to create a carb hole in your apple bong.
Put your chopstick, screwdriver, or knife back into the hole you made for the mouthpiece and push through the whole fruit this time. Take care not to poke your hand.
Step 4: Complete Your Makeshift Bong and Get Ready to Use It
To finish your bong, pop your MouthPeace into your mouthpiece hole. Now you're ready to load your "bowl." Remember that hole you made at the top of your apple?
It turns out that little depression where the stem once was is an excellent bowl for your cannabis. Grind your favorite strain and pack it into the makeshift bowl.
Step 5: Inhale Through Your MouthPeace and Enjoy
Now you're ready for the best part, using your homemade bong! Put your mouth on your MouthPeace and use your finger to cover the carb hole. Light your cannabis and inhale through the MouthPeace.
Once you have what you want, hold the smoke in for a few seconds and then let it out. Enjoy the smooth, clean taste of the smoke (with the added apple flavor!) and the effects of your cannabis.
How to Make a Homemade Bong Using a Water Bottle
You may have run across this one back in college, whether you smoked cannabis or knew someone who did.
A water bottle bong is a super quick, cheap way to achieve the high you want. Much like the apple bong, you can use a water bottle to make a bong in a matter of minutes.
Here's what you'll need to get started:
- A clean plastic bottle (the larger the bottle, the more smoke you'll be able to make)
- A sharp object such as a pen or knife
- A tube (such as a straw or an emptied ballpoint pen)
- Aluminum foil
- A pin or sewing needle
- Your MouthPeace
Step 1: Add Water to Your Bottle
Fill your makeshift bong about a quarter of the way with water. Much like with a glass piece, the water will act as a filter for your cannabis smoke.
Step 2: Create a Carb Hole
Make a small, rounded hole in the bottle just below the neck using your knife or pen. That will function as your carb hole.
Step 3: Make Your Downstem
Next, it's time to fashion a downstem. First, make another hole in your plastic bottle just above the water inside of it. Use your knife or pen to create a hole large enough to fit your hollowed tube (the emptied plastic case of a ballpoint pen is an effective tool). Place your tube in the hole and push it down so that it will dip into the water.
Step 4: Craft Your Bowl
To finish your downstem, you have to make a bowl. Remove the tube. Take a bit of tinfoil and wrap it around the outer end of your downstem. Now shape it into a little foil bowl. When you're happy with it, use your pin or sewing needle to poke a few holes through the foil that lead into the hollow tube. Those holes will let the smoke pass into the downstem and through your water bottle bong.
Step 5: Assemble Your Water Bottle Bong
Now put your bong together. Slip the downstem through the hole near the waterline and submerge it into the water. Remove the cap of your water bottle (if it's still there) and insert your MouthPeace.
Step 6: Pack Your Bowl
With everything assembled, grind up your favorite strain of cannabis and pack your foil bowl. Cover the carb hole, put your mouth on your MouthPeace, and get ready for the best part.
Step 7: Spark Up
Ignite your lighter. Spark the bud in your bowl. Begin pulling air into the bottle to encourage the smoke to travel from the bowl into the bottle. Once you have enough smoke, take your hit.
DIY Bong: Make a Gravity Bong Step by Step
Finally, we can't show you different ways to make a home made bong without mentioning how to make a DIY gravity bong. If you like taking massive hits, then this is the bong for you. Just like the other two methods, you'll want to collect all of your supplies. Then you'll be ready to make a bong that will give you some of the biggest hits you'll likely ever experience.
To make this homemade bong, you'll need:
- A plastic bottle (like a water or soda bottle)
- A container (it will need to be wide enough and deep enough to fit your first bottle, such as a small bucket)
- Aluminum foil
- A pin or sewing needle
- A knife
- Your preferred strain of cannabis
- A lighter
- Your MouthPeace
Step 1: Prepare your Bottle
First, you'll need to prepare your plastic bottle. Carefully use your knife to cut off the bottom portion. You won't need to take much. About an inch or so should do.
Step 2: Make a Bowl
If there's a cap on your bottle, remove it. Cover the mouthpiece with foil and fashion a bowl. Then take your pin or needle and poke several holes (five to six should do) through the foil. That will allow the smoke to travel through the foil bowl and into the bottle.
Step 3: Get Your Setup Ready
Fill your bucket or other container with water. Place your cut bottle (with the bowl on it) into the water and push down until you've submerged it to the neck. Be sure to keep the bowl dry.
Step 4: Light Your Bud
Pack the foil bowl with your chosen cannabis strain. Grab your lighter and spark it up.
Step 5: Fill the Bottle with Smoke and Take Your Hit
Slowly lift your bottle out of the water. As you do this, the inside will fill with smoke. Don't pull it all the way out, though. Otherwise, you'll lose all of your smoke.
Once the bottle is nearly out of the water, you're ready to take your hit. Quickly remove the bowl and replace it with the MouthPeace. Then, you can push the bottle into the water as you inhale. The pressure will force the smoke into your lungs to give you a nice big hit.
Final Thoughts on Making Your Own Bong
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!