Reduce the heat, so the water is simmering and leave the piece in the water for around 30 minutes. The water must remain warm enough to release some bubbles. However, too hot, and it will evaporate and leave the glass uncovered.
Drain the water when time is up, and wait until the glass cools down. The main issue with both methods described above is the possibility of cracking your bong in hot water. Today’s glass bongs should be sturdy enough to withstand the heat. If you would prefer not to take the risk, there are other options. A lot of bong users swear by the cleaning power of salt. This is a quick-fire process as you will see: Pour three or more tablespoons of salt into the bong via the mouthpiece. Fill your bong with warm water until it is just beneath the shaft line. Cover the shaft hole and mouthpiece hole and start shaking the glass piece. Keep rinsing with salt and warm water until you are satisfied that the piece is clean. At this stage, rinse until the salt is completely gone.
There are a few exclusive products on the market that could help clean your bong in a couple of minutes. If your bong is only moderately dirty, you can do a 60-second clean using Randy’s Black Label. It is designed for tobacco pipes, but can clean a bong, and has a stellar reputation. No matter what chemical cleaner you use, make sure you shake well. Even the best commercial cleaners work best when combined with salt. Once you have the chemical solution and salt in the bong, shake for a minute, and rinse after cleaning. Now, it is time to focus on the time-honored tradition of using isopropyl alcohol to keep glassware in great shape. You can use 70% alcohol for lighter cleaning, but heavy users tend to rely on 91% or 99% isopropyl alcohol. Here’s how to clean a glass bong with household items. Aside from alcohol, you’ll need the following: Table or rock salt, because it is coarser. When you add it to the alcohol, it is abrasive to the resin and residue, which boosts your solution’s cleaning power. Pipe cleaners; wire cleaners are fantastic at getting to hard-to-reach spots. Small pieces of cork, cotton, or fabric to plug the stem. They prevent the parts from shaking while you clean. Plastic gloves to protect your skin from the alcohol. Now that we have the supplies, here’s how to clean a glass water bong: Remove all detachable parts with a particular focus on the stem and bowl. Make sure you rinse every piece with hot water to get rid of the gunge inside. Experienced users suggest that adding the salt first is crucial. Otherwise, the alcohol dissolves it, and it goes to waste. Use the fabric/cotton/cork to cover the tube and stem after adding the isopropyl alcohol. With the alcohol and salt in your bong, shake it vigorously for a minimum of five minutes. If you failed to cover all the holes, now is the time you’ll regret it! You must also immerse the pipe in the alcohol and salt solution for several minutes. If you haven’t cleaned your bong in a while, you may have to repeat all of the above steps at least once more. If your bong is exceedingly dirty, allow it to soak in the solution for a few hours.
Pour the solution into the toilet bowl and flush once finished. Soak pipe cleaners in the solution and use them to scrub the nooks and crannies of your bong. For additional shine, add a small amount of dish soap.
Fill your piece until it is about half full of water. Shake the soapy water around the part, and once again, plug all holes! After a minute of shaking, complete the process with a final rinse. You’ll be shocked to hear how easy it is to clean a stained silicone bong. Users of glassware have to be careful every time they use and clean it.