How to Smoke a Bong: A Comprehensive Guide

How to Smoke A Bong: A Comprehensive Guide
Smoking a bong is a time-honored tradition among cannabis enthusiasts, offering a smooth and potent way to enjoy your favorite herbs. In this guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about properly smoking a bong, as well as how to use two popular variations: the gas mask bong and the gravity bong.

How to Properly Smoke a Bong

  1. Prepare Your Bong: Start by ensuring your bong is clean and free of any residue from previous use. Fill the base of the bong with water to the desired level. If you need help filling your bong, watch our "How To Fill Your Glass" video that gives 5 different examples with 3 easy steps.

  2. Pack the Bowl: Grind your herbs to a fine consistency and pack them into the bowl of the bong. Use a grinder for optimal results, ensuring an even burn and smooth smoke. Avoid overpacking the bowl, as this can restrict airflow and lead to a harsh hit.

  3. Light the Bowl: Hold a lighter or hemp wick to the edge of the bowl while simultaneously inhaling through the mouthpiece. Start with a slow, steady inhale to draw the smoke into the chamber. Be sure to keep the flame away from your face to avoid injury.

  4. Inhale and Clear the Chamber: Once the chamber is filled with smoke, remove the bowl or release the carb hole to allow fresh air to flow through. Inhale deeply to clear the chamber before exhaling. Repeat as desired.

  5. Clean Up: When you're finished smoking, remove the bowl and pour out any remaining water from the bong. Clean all components thoroughly to remove any residue and prevent buildup.

How to Use a Gas Mask Bong

  1. Assemble the Gas Mask: Attach the gas mask to the bong, ensuring a tight seal around your face to prevent smoke from escaping. Adjust the straps for a comfortable fit.

  2. Prepare the Bong: Fill the bong with water. If you need help filling your bong, watch our "How To Fill Your Glass" video that gives 5 different examples with 3 easy steps. Pack the bowl with ground herbs as usual. Light the bowl and begin inhaling through the gas mask.

  3. Inhale and Enjoy: As you inhale, the gas mask will fill with smoke, providing a unique and immersive smoking experience. Take slow, steady breaths to fully enjoy the effects.

  4. Remove the Gas Mask: Once you've finished smoking, carefully remove the gas mask and set it aside. Clean the bong and gas mask thoroughly after each use to maintain hygiene and prevent odors.

How to Use a Gravity Bong

  1. Prepare the Gravity Bong: Fill a large container, such as a bucket or bottle, with water. Cut the bottom off a smaller bottle and place it in the water, ensuring it is fully submerged.

  2. Pack the Bowl: Pack the bowl of the smaller bottle with ground herbs and hold a flame to the herbs while slowly pulling the bottle upward.

  3. Create Negative Pressure: As the bottle rises, it creates negative pressure inside, drawing smoke from the burning herbs into the bottle.

  4. Inhale: Once the bottle is fully lifted, remove the bowl and place your mouth over the opening. Push the bottle back into the water while inhaling to force the smoke into your lungs.

  5. Repeat and Clean Up: Repeat the process as desired, ensuring to clean the gravity bong thoroughly after each use to prevent buildup and maintain optimal performance.


Mastering the art of smoking a bong opens up a world of possibilities for cannabis enthusiasts. Whether you prefer the classic bong experience or want to try something new like a gas mask or gravity bong, following these tips and techniques will help you enjoy a smooth and satisfying smoke every time. Experiment with different methods and find what works best for you, and remember to always smoke responsibly.