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Put Some Hot Water in Your Bong

Discussion in 'Medicating' started by smokebros, Jan 2, 2012.


    smokebros Well-Known Member

    Over time I have experimented with different techniques and ways to enjoy Cannabis. One popular method of medicating is using a bong. These days many people enjoy putting ice and cold water to filter the smoke, however that is not my preferred method. My preferred water temperature is warm/hot water. I have found this to be far smoother than room temp water and even cold water. Next time you medicate I encourage to try using hot water and you will feel and see for yourself what I am talking about.

    Chiggachamp Active Member

    Doesn't seem right but damnit u got me to wanna try it aha

    dtp5150 Well-Known Member

    i think its the humidity...everyones gota try it at least once! after a nice fresh cleaning

    purpz Well-Known Member

    I've heard that hot water is more effective @ filtering out tar & bad impurities in the smoke vs cold water, which filters out more of the thc? I've heard it a few times, not sure if it's true.

    I usually put hot ass water in my ash catch & just room temp water/cold water in my bong. I used to use ice , but herd that shits bad 4 u.

    smokebros Well-Known Member

    Stop by and post your feedback when you get time too!

    smokiemcbowl Well-Known Member

    Hell yeah! Cold waters awesome but it almost shuts ur lungs down for a min lol. Room temp water definitly helps

    wyteboi Well-Known Member

    aint that the point ? ...... its only a min , you'll breathe again soon.

    for real though, i believe cold "compresses" the smoke so you get more then you "feel". ... so i would guess that hot would do the oppisite and make it smoother.


    roosba Active Member

    trying to figure out why it would be better? I will give it a shot and see what happens. I'll try most things once, twice if I like it!!!!

    sso Well-Known Member

    well, i like the taste more when its cold, also when the water is too hot the steam bothers my throat.

    but, since things contract in cold and water being no exception, it makes sense it would draw more into itself at hotter temperatures.

    Jogro Well-Known Member

    First of all, its been proven via chromatographic analysis of smoke that there is no net decrease in tars by using a bong. The bong will filter out more active ingredients than tars. While there may be a functional advantage to a bong in cooling the smoke, humidifying it, or maybe just letting you take really huge hits, there is no medical advantage to a bong in terms of net loss of cancer-causing substances.

    On what to fill your bong with, I think that's largely a matter of personal preference.

    Hot steamy water is more humid, and I think that's probably the big reason why some people like it (less irritating). One possible disadvantage is that truly hot water might make certain bongs difficult to handle! Other people swear by ice water.

    After having tried every possible variation over the years: quantity of water (a little vs a lot), room temp water, ice water, hot water, juice instead of water, just-ice-no-water, "air bong" (ie no water or ice; just bud) this is my take:

    -My favorite way was probably a little bit of water and a lot of ice.

    -More than an inch or so of water just makes the draw harder without any extra benefit of cooling/flavor.

    -Juice and the like is a waste of time; stick to water.

    -If the bong has a carb that lets you control air intake when drawing, then you can get pretty smooth hits with no water. Not much of an advantage to doing "air bong" otherwise.

    Anyway, its so easy to try these things, I figure that anyone who actually owns a bong has already done so!

    toasterblt Active Member

    I love hot water hits. SO SO SOOOOOOOOTHING. I dont put hot water in every time I smoke, but its definitely the best method to smoke from a bong imo

    roosba Active Member

    tried the hot water and didn'r really notice any difference. I did try a small amount of rum in the hot water and that seemed to be kinda nice. will kick you in the chest!

    stak Well-Known Member

    I used to use iGoogle as my homepage and I had a wikiHow newsfeed on that homepage. One day one of the listings on the wikiHow feed was "How to smoke a bong" or something like that. It made me laugh just reading the title so I decided to check it out and that's where I got the idea for the hot water. It mentioned that some people like to use hot water because they feel it helps open up their lungs better so they can take better hits. So I tried it and there is definitely a noticeable difference compared to the cold water and ice that I had always used up to that point. So I liked the way the hot water was hitting and stuck with it for a little while until I noticed that the bong was starting to stay dirty in certain unreachable areas even after normal cleaning. So I go back to the cold water and ice but that particular bong still has "stains" in certain parts that I can't get to. I have a newer bong that I use the most now and I have only used cold water and ice in it and it does not have any of the permanent stains like the other bong.

    So my point is that hot or warm water in a bong is definitely a different (and maybe better) smoke compared to cold water but I'm pretty sure it also causes (almost irreversible) stains on the bong as well.

    purpz Well-Known Member

    yea, i also get hard water stains, but i usually get them from using ice.

    purpz Well-Known Member

    OUCH!...that sucks. A buddy of mine once took a rip from his bong while cleaning it. The bong still had rubbing alcohol & salt in it...big big mistake. "THE BURN!"

    smokebros Well-Known Member

    Awesome to see all the feedback from everybody. As far as stains, I would recommend cleaning your bong with salt+91% rubbing alcohol. I clean my bong before I use it every time.. it's become a habit. It takes 2 minutes maybe 3. It looks like it's in almost brand new condition - everytime my friends smoke out of if they compliment me on how new it looks even though its years old.

    One thing I dislike about ice is always having to ppour out the excess water as the ice melts. Don;t get me wrong I still use ice, room temp water, etc etc, but my preferred remains hot water :)

    roosba Active Member

    hot or cold cleaning is important!!!

    domino7 Well-Known Member

    Actually, water is the exception. It expands as it gets colder.

    stak Well-Known Member

    I doubt the stains that I'm talking about were caused by lack of cleaning. I clean my bong every morning, or after naps too, whenever I wake up. It's habitual for me. Right after the first piss of the day I clean the bong using rubbing alcohol and salt (plus the hottest tap water that will come out of the faucet). I like the taste of my pot not the taste of a dirty bong.
    Not A Game

    Not A Game Active Member

    Makes sense. Fairly simple concept. Hot water has a higher solubility; the molecules move faster increasing smoke to water contact. Just like a perc/diffuser would do.

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