If you’re a cannabis enthusiast, you’ve probably already found yourself with an arsenal of cannabis accessories that you use to enjoy your favorite products. While your stash bag probably started with a few rolling papers and a lighter, many users end up accumulating all kinds of cannabis gear from grinders to pipes to bongs to vaporizers.
While these accessories can make your sessions much more enjoyable, they also come with extra maintenance. If you’re using devices like silicone pipes, glass bongs, and dab rigs, you’ll need to know how to clean your cannabis gear properly. Not only does this avoid health and hygiene issues, but it’ll also keep your devices working smoothly for much longer and improve your hits.
As such, here’s a helpful guide on how to clean your cannabis gear.
How To Clean Your Cannabis Grinder
Whether you like to smoke weed in a joint, bong, pipe, or vaporizer, you probably have a few cannabis grinders handy. Grinding your weed helps improve your tokes no matter what kind of smoking method you’re using. However, since you probably use your grinder all the time, you’ll want to keep it clean.
The good thing about grinders is that you don’t need to clean them too often. Many people avoid cleaning their grinders so they can collect accumulated kief from the bottom. You can do this using a kief scraper tool – these are often included with grinders but can also be bought separately. Some grinders even have separate collection chambers for shake and kief.
In addition to scraping the bottom of your grinder, you might want to clean it occasionally to ensure it keeps working as efficiently as possible. It’s easy to clean your grinder using warm water. You can also use a cotton bud to clean between the teeth. Make sure you dry your grinder thoroughly after washing by using paper towels – you don’t want your weed to attract moisture or mold.
How To Clean Your Cannabis Pipe
Buying a cannabis pipe can make your smoking sessions much more convenient. Instead of needing to roll your weed into a tightly packed joint, you can simply add some ground weed to your bowl and start enjoying potent hits instantly. With that said, you’ll need to clean your pipe regularly.
If you have a glass pipe, you should wash it with warm water in the sink. You should then fill a plastic container with around a ¼ cup of isopropyl alcohol. Add some extra water and a couple of tablespoons of salt. Then, add your glass pipe and let it soak in the container for around 10 to 15 minutes. You should also shake the container occasionally to help remove the resin.
You can also use specialty glass cleaners instead of using isopropyl alcohol and salt. If you have a silicone pipe, you can also wash it simply by submerging it in boiling water. Whichever method you use, make sure you thoroughly rinse and dry your device afterward before using it again.
How To Clean Your Bong
Bongs are a great choice for those who want bigger and smoother hits. These large smoking devices come with all kinds of features from water chambers to percolators to removable bongs to enhance your smoking sessions. You use them by adding water to the chamber and weed to the bowl, but you’ll also need to clean them regularly.
You should empty your bong every time you use it – reusing bong water is unhygienic and will also make your hits taste worse. Additionally, you should clean the bowl and the rest of the device occasionally. Remove your bowl (and any other removable parts) and submerge them in hot water with isopropyl alcohol and salt. Alternatively, you can use specialty glass cleaners.
Submerging your entire bong in a container can be trickier, but you can use a sealable plastic bag filled with your chosen cleaning product. Alternatively, rinse the inside of the bong with your cleaning solution and wipe down the outside with a cloth. Make sure you rinse your bong with hot water afterward to remove the cleaning solution and dry it thoroughly with paper towels before using it again. You can use these same steps to clean a glass dab rig.
How To Clean Your Weed Vaporizer
Pipes and bongs make for great smoking devices, but many weed users nowadays prefer to use vaporizers. Vaporizers heat your cannabis products to release potent, inhalable vapor without any smoke. Different devices can be used for weed, concentrates, and vape oils. Generally, these are much cleaner as there’s no residue from burnt products. However, you should still clean your vaporizer occasionally.
Every vaporizer and vape pen is different and you should check the instructions to ensure you clean your device properly without damaging it. Many vaporizers have removable parts that you can submerge in water. Alternatively, you can use a paper towel or cloth to wash your device with hot water.
The most important part of your vaporizer to clean is the chamber where you place your product. While the chamber of a vaporizer is much cleaner than a bowl, it can still attract residue from your weed, oil, or concentrates. Dip one end of a cotton bud in hot water and use it to clean the coil thoroughly. You can then use a dry cotton bud to dry the coil and scrape away any remaining residue. This is a quick and easy cleaning method that will keep your vaporizer in good condition for longer.
If you’re using devices like grinders, bongs, pipes, and vaporizers, you should know how to clean your cannabis gear properly. Some devices require more maintenance than others, but using these simple tips will help you keep your cannabis accessories working smoothly and efficiently for longer.
You can also avoid cleaning altogether by using cannabis pre-rolls, edibles, disposable vapes, and other convenient products. With that said, investing in a high-quality smoking or vaping device is a smart idea for frequent cannabis users. Whichever way you prefer to enjoy your cannabis, you can find all the products and gear you need at My Green Solution.