What Is a Gravity Bong? How To Make & Smoke from a Bong? - HØJ

What Is a Gravity Bong? Homemade Bong: How to Smoke it

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Cannabis can be consumed in infinite ways. Versatility is an important quality of the plant. You can use rolling papers, pipes or bongs. If I need to choose what is my favorite way to smoke weed, I'll say a joint. Because it is nice how you can light up everywhere. However, if I'm looking for a more intense high experience, I'll choose a bong.

There are a lot of different varieties and types of bongs. Bongs can provide a more powerful high. Getting high with a bong provides a smoother and healthier high. Some types of bongs and differences between them are:


  • Straight tube bongs:
  •  These are the most straightforward and simple type of bong, consisting of a straight tube with a bowl on top and a downstem that extends into water. They are easy to clean and provide a smooth hit. However, straight tube bongs may not offer as much filtration as other types of bongs. 

  • Beaker bongs: 
  • These bongs have a wider, flared base that increases their stability and allows for a larger volume of water. They often have a larger chamber and can produce bigger hits than straight tube bongs.

  • Round base bongs: 
  • Similar to beaker bongs, these bongs have a round base that provides a stable platform and larger water volume for better filtration. These bongs often have a more compact design, making them easy to transport. 

  • Percolator bongs: 
  • These bongs have additional water chambers and percolators, which are devices that filter smoke through water and create a bubbling effect. This additional filtration can provide a smoother hit and remove more impurities from the smoke. 

  • Recycler bongs: 
  • These bongs feature a complex system of multiple chambers and tubes that recycle the smoke and water back through the bong, providing extra filtration and a smoother hit. 

  • Gravity bongs: 
  • Of course!

    What is a gravity bong?

    A gravity bong is a type of smoking device that uses gravity to pull smoke into a chamber, which is then inhaled. It typically involves submerging a bottle or container in water, filling it with smoke from burning marijuana, and then lifting the container to create suction and force the smoke into the lungs. It is often used as a method to achieve a more intense high than traditional smoking methods. 

    A gravity bong has a lot of benefits and advantages from other smoking devices. Compared to traditional bongs, the cost-effectiveness is much better. Since homemade bongs require nothing but an empty plastic bottle, a box cutter, a bucket filled with water, sometimes tin foil and of course cannabis. 

    Another benefit of a gravity bong is efficiency. Gravity bongs use all of the smoke in the chamber at once. They can be more efficient than other smoking devices that may waste smoke between hits. This means that you may be able to use less product to achieve the same effects. With a small amount of weed you can get super high for a while. 


    Who created the gravity bong?

    The exact origins of the gravity bong are not entirely clear, as the device has likely evolved over time through experimentation and innovation. However, it is generally believed to have emerged in the 1990s. 

    There is no known single inventor or creator of the gravity bong, as the device has likely been independently developed by many individuals and groups over time. 


    How to make a gravity bong: homemade gravity bong

    As we already mentioned, a gravity bong or waterfall bong requires household items we all have. Materials needed:

    • Plastic bottle
    • Scissors or a box cutter
    • Aluminum foil
    • Lighter or matches
    • A bucket or large bowl filled with water

    Step 1: Cut the bottle. 

    Using scissors or a box cutter, cut the bottom of the plastic bottle off. Make sure the cut is clean and even. 

    Step 2: Create the bowl.

    Using aluminum foil, create a small bowl-shaped piece that can sit on top of the bottle. Make sure it is big enough to hold the cannabis. Fold the edges of the foil over the lip of the bottle to secure it in place. 

    Step 3: Fill the bucket with water.

    Fill a bucket or large bowl with enough water to submerge the bottom of the plastic bottle. Make sure the water level is not too high. You don't want to get water in the bowl of your gravity bong. 

    You are ready to go. You just created a bong from a water bottle and a bucket. As you can see you can make one at home in less than five minutes. A gravity bong works in a very easy way. If you had never done it, don't worry, we got you. 


    How to smoke safely out of your homemade bong

    Step 1: Fill the bucket with water

    Fill a bucket or large bowl with enough water to submerge the bottom of the gravity bong

    Step 2: Pack the bowl

    Pack your favorite strain into the bowl on top of the gravity bong. Make sure the bowl is securely attached to the top of the gravity bong. 

    Step 3: Light the weed

    Using a lighter or matches, light the weed while slowly lifting the gravity bong up out of the water. This will create a vacuum that will pull the smoke into the chamber of the gravity bong. 

    Step 4: Lift the gravity bong out of the water

    Once the chamber of the gravity bong is full of smoke, slowly lift the gravity bong out of the water while continuing to inhale. Be sure to keep the bowl of the gravity bong covered with your finger to prevent smoke from escaping.

    Step 5: Inhale

    Once the gravity bong is out of water, remove your finger or thumb from the bowl and inhale the smoke from the chamber of the gravity bong. Be prepared for a potent hit, as the smoke from a gravity bong can be quite strong. 

    Step 6: Exhale

    After inhaling the smoke, exhale slowly and enjoy the effects of the bong. 

    It's worth noting that smoking out of a gravity bong can be harsh on the lungs. Concentrated smoke may not have the same level of filtration as when smoking in more complex bongs, like percolator bongs. Also there is too much smoke in one hit, so you should take that in consideration. 



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