I’ve carried out it, you’ve carried out it. We’ve all carried out it. We’ve been too busy, felt too lazy or perhaps we simply didn’t know that our trusty glassware must be cleaned as soon as a month. Let me simply say it once more: your glassware must be cleaned as soon as a month. The build-up of resin and toxins (which might comprise spores of mould and micro organism) will make getting a superb hit tougher and improve the possibilities of extra junk in your lungs. There’s one tried and true technique to get your glass clear and prepared for inexperienced and that’s with isopropyl alcohol, sea salt and a plastic bag or Tupperware container (if you happen to’re cleansing a bong). Right here’s what you’ll want:

Isopropyl alcohol, sea salt (advantageous, coarse, or no matter floats your boat), Ziploc bag and a unclean pipe.

Wow! That is one soiled pipe. It appears like there would possibly even be black mould rising. Gross!

As you’ll be able to see, this pipe has not been cleaned because it was bought in 2012. As an alternative of a pity celebration, it’s time for a pipe cleansing celebration!

You’ll want to measure 3:1 for the alcohol and salt ratios which implies 1 cup of isopropyl alcohol to 1/Three cup of salt. Or you’ll be able to eye it and fill a bag or container stuffed with isopropyl alcohol and pour sufficient salt to get into the grooves of your glass.

After you have mixed your salt and alcohol of their respective baggies or bins, drop your pipe (very rigorously) into the combination and start shaking it round. This could be a nice firming train in your arms if that’s your factor. We shook this bag for a stable 5 minutes after which let it sit for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes and 5 extra minutes of swishing, there was nonetheless SO MUCH RESIN left in our pipe.

First 5 minutes of soaking.

After 30 minutes of soaking.

You probably have an especially soiled pipe just like the one right here, then you will want to repeat, repeat and repeat. Three was the magic quantity. As soon as many of the resin has been soaked off, dump your soiled alcohol in the bathroom and flush away.

You probably have a toothpick, bobby pin, pipe cleaner, or any skinny sharp instruments USE THEM to get the remaining resin out of your pipe. This may be essentially the most time consuming relying on how a lot resin has constructed up in your glass.

Are you continue to too busy or too lazy? Don’t fear! Dockside Ballard is throwing a pipe cleansing celebration on September 19th from 3-6pm! Deliver your soiled glassware and we’ll provide the remaining that will help you get all of it cleaned up!

Now for the ultimate reveal! Wow, I assumed this pipe was fabricated from brown, inexperienced and black glass! Properly, that simply goes to point out you what a superb cleansing can accomplish!

This pipe has blue spots. Who knew!