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Will a glass bong break if put in the freezer to chill?

Unfortunately, my bong is much too little for me to fit ice cubes into it, but I read that you can just stick it in the freezer to cool down the glass, and use chilled water as well.

But I’m also nervous about that whole, glass exploding sh*t. If I attempt to smoke out of my chilled glass bong, will I get a face full of glass?

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i like that better than the ice cubes. we have a big bong and i get scared the ice cubes are going to break the stem on the way down. we do it all the time anyway, and so far no glass explosion in the face. 🙂

Although it may not crack or break right away, doing this with extreme difference in temperatures will make the glass weaker over time. And there is Yes, a possibility it can break. There are many things you can do to lessen the strength of the hit. You can put altoids or mints as suggested above. A few people I know even use kool-aid with lots of water for a different taste. Also there are flavored drops they sell at smoke shops you can put over your weed, but I don’t know anyone that uses these or recommends them much.. But it is worth a try!

If you can’t fit ice cubes, get a ziploc bag, and crush up the ice so it fits into your bong. Chilled water is just fine to use.

Also, did you realize you need to clean your bong regularly? There is a cleaner called 420 that works well. Also one of the best natural ways to clean your bong is using sea salt and hot water. You want to do this probably once a week or two, just to get the stale stuff and resin out. Put hot water in the bong, take out the stem and bowl, and swirl the salt around with the water to clean the inside of the glass. Always be sure to rinse VERY VERY well. You don’t want to smoke salts or chemicals.

Unfortunately, my bong is much too little for me to fit ice cubes into it, but I read that you can just stick it in the freezer to cool down the glass, and use chilled water as well. But I'm also nervous about that whole, glass exploding sh*t. If I attempt to smoke out of my chilled glass bong, will I get a face full of glass?

Play It Cool With An Ice Bong

Definitely to be counted among the finer things in life is a cool, smooth bong rip. This potent blast of cannabis smoke isn’t just a dorm-room memory for many of us; it’s a convenient way to get quickly high. But as with most things, there’s a way to amp up the experience and take it to the next level. That’s where Eyce Molds come in.

Eye molds, you see, are an easy way to make ice bongs; you just fill the mold with water, set it in the freezer, and voila, a little while later, you have an ice bong. The Eyce kit comes complete with not just the silicon ice mold, but with a core pin, a stand, a mouthpiece, a grommet, and a down stem.

Once you follow the instructions and demonstrate your laudable patience — after the ice bong is frozen, you must take it out and wait an additional 45 or so minutes until the mold is removable from the ice — you’ll be ready for a cool smoking session. Well, almost. Eyce recommends that you put the bong back in for another 30-45 minutes after placing the grommet and down stem inside.

Speaking of patience, respect the process of initially freezing the ice bong, which can’t be rushed; doing so can result in ice that is too thin, and thus too easily breakable. I actually recommend filling the mold near bedtime and leaving it in the freezer overnight; that way, it’s frozen nice and firm.

You’ll never have to worry about the inevitable drunk guy at your party with an Eyce ice bong (Eyce ice, baby) — in fact, you can shatter the damn thing just for fun, and freeze another one. Additionally, ice bongs can mean no more gross, stinky glass pieces around your place. And by purchasing additional accessories, you can even give yourself the ability to always have a fresh back-up pipe ready to go with no wait for freezing.

The proper way to hold the pipe is by the stand and the mouthpiece; properly used, you are never touching the ice itself. This keeps your body heat from melting the ice. The real trick is to put the bong back into the freezer between bowls. This can allow the pipe to last days, depending on use.

The metal down stem fits 9-mm bowl pieces (available online or at Uncle Ike’s Glass Shop).

You can add cold water to the inside of the ice bong, which measures about 13.2 inches high, if you prefer water-filtered smoke. Just remember, I said COLD water, as in VERY cold, because warm water can melt the bottom out of the bong and thus create a mess.

Eyce 2.0 bong molds are available at Uncle Ike’s Glass & Goods for $89.99.

Definitely to be counted among the finer things in life is a cool, smooth bong rip. This potent blast of cannabis smoke isn't just a dorm-room memory for many ]]>