You’ve got a bunch of herbs lying around the house and you want to make some weed. But where do you get your glass? Well, you could buy one from the store or make it yourself. It’s pretty easy, but first things first.
What You Will Need
- Glass jar with lid (any kind will work)
- Ceramic bowl or plate
- Mason jar lids
- Bowls of various sizes
- Plastic wrap
- Aluminum foil
- Potato masher
- Measuring cup
- Metal can for water
- Paper towel
- Vacuum sealer bag
- Rubber band
If you have an electric stove or microwave, all you need is a hot plate or convection oven. If not, try using a pot of boiling water on the stove top. This method works best when using a vacuum sealer bag instead of plastic wrap.
To prepare the herb, place the measuring cup on a flat surface. Using scissors, cut about 1/4 inch off the bottom end of each stem, then set the stems aside for later. In the same cup, measure out 1 ounce of dried marijuana and place it into the measuring cup. Add enough water to cover the marijuana by at least 2 inches. With the rubber band, secure the lid on the container so that no air escapes while steeping. Do this for every herb you use. Place the container on a counter and let them sit overnight.
The next day, remove the herbs from the mason jars and place them into the ceramic bowl or plate you used earlier. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 3 hours then transfer them to a paper towel-lined baking tray or cookie sheet. Let the herbs dry completely before moving onto the next step.
Now it’s time to make the actual bong. Take the jar lid and place it over the mason jar. Use the tongs to grasp the lid and turn it upside down until the rim of the lid fits snugly over the mouth of the mason jar. Next, wrap aluminum foil around the base of the jar to keep everything inside the jar. Then, add more aluminum foil to create a barrier between the water and the rest of the jar. The last thing you should do is put some plastic wrap on the inside of the jar and tightly secure it in place. Now, take a spoon and add the contents of the measuring cup to the jar. Fill the jar up to the point where there are no more plastic bags left. Be sure to press the herbs down firmly with the potato masher.
Next, carefully lift the jar off the mason jar, making sure to hold the aluminum and plastic together as you do so. Now, gently place the two pieces back into their original positions. Make sure to tighten the plastic wrap once again then replace the lid. Place the jar in the refrigerator and leave overnight. After 12 hours, your bong is complete!
A gravity hookah is consist with two chamber which is used for holding water and herbs. For rising the water out, use a vacuum so that the pressure of water will be maintained. While using the bong, a chamber is placed for sucking smoke. The other chamber is consist with a push bottle through which all the smoke will be filled out.
When you wake up the next morning, remove the jar from the refrigerator and allow it to sit outside for 30 minutes. Remove the aluminum and plastic wrap and re-lid the jar. Now, place the bowl and a plate on the floor and stand on them. Slowly pour the contents of the jar out of the bong. Be careful not to spill any liquid on the ground as you do so. Once you’ve poured most of the liquid out of the bong, hold the jar above the bowl and slowly lower it until your mouth is beneath it. Carefully inhale through your mouth and feel the effects immediately. For best results, use a vacuum bag rather than plastic wrap because it allows the vapor to escape without allowing any moisture to come into contact with the herb.
Keep in mind that the effects you experience may be different depending on how much you smoke. To adjust the potency of the bong, simply fill it up with less water. However, if you plan on smoking frequently, you might want to invest in a larger gravity bong for easier handling. A good rule of thumb is to start small and build up as you go.
Gravity Bong FAQ
I don’t know what I did wrong! My bong doesn’t seem to be working as intended. What happened?
First, check to see if there is anything obstructing the flow of liquid. If you notice any blockage, remove it and try again. Second, check to see if the water level is correct. If you’re using plastic wrap, make sure the plastic is tight against the sides of the jar. Third, make sure the lid has been secured properly when you placed it back on the jar. Also, if the jar is still cold when you poured the water into it, wait another few hours. Finally, if you tried the recipe and your bong isn’t producing anything at all, you’ll need to experiment with different strains of marijuana and different methods of extracting the THC. Try these suggestions:
- Use fresh material
- Try using a vacuum sealer bag
- Make sure the water level is just right
- Place the lid on loosely
- Wait for a few hours
- Put the jar in the microwave
- Use a larger mason jar
- Increase the amount of water added
- Replace the airtight lid after adding water
- My mason jar broke! Can I fix it?
Yes! If you made the bong from scratch and didn’t use a metal pot for the water, chances are that the mason jar won’t break easily. Simply use a screwdriver to pry apart the cracks, pop out the shards and discard the broken pieces. If you find that your mason jar actually did break, try making a new one using a smaller diameter jar.
Can I eat the marijuana I smoked?
No. Smoking marijuana does not cause any physical harm. However, if you’d like to ingest the active ingredients, you can try mixing it with honey or sugar syrup. Just remember, this practice is extremely dangerous and you must never do it under any circumstances. Do not attempt to cook with marijuana unless you’ve received proper training.