If you’re looking to amp up your smoking sessions, a gravity bong might be a good option. This water pipe, also known as a “geeb,” pushes the smoke directly into the lungs, and it is one of the most efficient and unique ways to consume cannabis.
So, don’t run to order this convenient vaping device for April 20th. Believe it or not, you can craft a bong very easily and quickly at home with minimal supplies! This vaping device has become a staple and will provide you unforgettable smoking experience.
We’ve outlined the nitty-gritty even if you are only here to understand what a gravity bong is. Now, let’s learn how to make this nifty device and craft it!
What is a Gravity Bong?
This old-school device is one of the most exciting ways to consume cannabis. Its water pipe allows a large volume of smoke to funnel into your lungs.
So, prepare to experience a potent high! Before consuming, it’s good to know your limits because some beginners find it too intense.
Gravity bongs contain two different-sized bottles. You place the weed in the smaller bottle on its cap-end, while the larger bottle includes the water. As soon as you light up the weed, slowly lift the smaller bottle to fill the chamber with smoke, and take the cap off.
Finally, add flavoring of your choice, let gravity do its job, and enjoy an unforgettable high!
If you are too lazy to DIY your gravity bong, you can visit an online headshop and choose your favorite device.
How To Make a Gravity Bong?
While a DIY bong may seem like a bit intimidating procedure, it is more straightforward than you may imagine. The only difficulty you may experience is finding two appropriate-sized bottles.
However, with some determination, creativity, and a will to get high, you will construct your gravity bong in less than ten minutes using your household supplies.
First of all, gather the following materials:
- Plastic bottle with a cap (16-20 oz. is ideal);
- Bucket or two-liter plastic bottle;
- Aluminum foil;
- Sharp knife or box cutter;
- Poking device;
- At least one gram of cannabis.
Finally, don’t push yourself if you are not an experienced smoker. Instead, consider small bongs for beginners.
Step 1: Cut The Bottles
Cut off the bottom third of the small bottle using the sharp knife or box cutter. The smaller the section you cut off, the larger the chamber will be. As a result, your bong will hold more smoke, and you will enjoy a more substantial high.
After cutting the smaller bottle, move on to the larger one (two-liter plastic bottle) and cut the top.
Step 2: Form The Bowl
Use the bottle cap of the smaller bottle, and poke a pinkie-sized finger hole in it to draw the air out. Then, shape the cap with ammonium foil to crat a small bowl to hold your weed.
Don’t forget to screw the cap on afterward to make a divot at the top. The deeper you make it, the better and safer your weed will be in your bong.
Unless you rip the foil or clogged holes interrupt the ventilation, you shouldn’t worry about changing the foil because it’s reusable. We recommend using a sharp poking device to make the holes into the aluminum foil. However, try not to rip the foil. For proper ventilation, you will need around three to five holes.
We’ve got one more nifty tip for you. If you want to avoid using foil, take a glass or metal bowl from another smoking device or bong.
Step 3: Prepare Your Bong
This step requires a lot of attention and careful work. Put the finger snug over the hole to avoid spilling and carefully lift the bottle. Fill about two inches from the top of the larger bucket or bottle. Then, load the bowl with weed, but don’t screw it on immediately.
Step 4: Smoking Preparation
You don’t want your weed to soak and drip. Therefore, to avoid a watery mess, place your finger over the hole of the bottle, and make sure that you submerge the smaller bottle into the larger basin.
Step 5: Fill The Chamber
Finally, light the weed and carefully pull the small bottle up. You will notice it filling with smoke. Stop until half of the bottle above the water fills with smoke, leaving the bottom submerged.
If your bong is not working correctly, ensure that you’ve tightly screwed the cap. In addition, double-check for any holes you’ve forgotten to cover.
Step 6: Hit The Gravity Bong and Enjoy
As soon as the bottle is gushing with smoke, unscrew the cap and bring the bong to your mouth. Then, push the bottle back down carefully.
As the water enters the bottle, inhale, and you will get a powerful hit of THC into your lungs. After the water filters the smoke, the smoke should be chilled and yield a powerful high.
Are Water Plastic Bottles Safe?
It’s a well-familiar fact that water plastic bottles contain polyethylene terephthalate (also called PETE or PET). When these single-use plastic bottles are heated, chemicals can release into the smoke you inhale.
While experts haven’t done thorough research on this topic, don’t take this with a grain of salt. That’s why experienced cannabis consumers usually use silicone or glass smoking devices to avoid the side effects of plastic products.
If you still opt for homemade plastic bottle gravity bongs, be aware of this possible health risk. In addition, you can easily replace these homemade supplies with cheap materials from your local shop.
Benefits of Gravity Bongs
Experienced cannabis consumers are probably aware of the drawbacks and benefits of using this device.
The most common benefits are:
- Water Pressure – More potent water pressure helps for smoother and more enjoyable hits. So, if you are not a beginner, you will find this to be one of the top advantages of homemade gravity bongs.
- Efficiency – Want to get high quickly and efficiently? Say no more. Unlike the standard bong, the gravity bong will allow you to consume an entire bowl in a single rip. This will result in a powerful and quick high that will satisfy your smoking needs.
- Uniqueness – There’s nothing like owning a one-of-a-kind gravity bong. You may want to keep this device for a social event to serve as a party trick!
Watch Out For Your Health With Homemade Bongs
Before you decide to make your gravity bong, keep in mind a few safety concerns. While convenient, homemade gravity bongs can put you at unnecessary risk from exposure to some chemical byproducts that are not good for you or the environment.
Don’t consider homemade bongs a temporary solution; save and invest in an actual bong.
Now that you know the basics of gravity bongs and how to make one, you can create a lot out of a few everyday household items. Even a tiny amount of your favorite weed will give you the desired results and a potent high!