Next, use a paperclip, toothpick, or some other tool to poke several small holes in the foil. At this point, your bong, including downstem and bowl, is all ready to go and it’s time to fill your container with water. Don’t fill it all the way to the top, as you will eventually push the plastic bottle down into the water and you want to avoid spilling. Fill a Bucket With Water (Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps) Step 4: Get Ready to Smoke.
You’re almost ready to spark up and take your first hit. Start the process by packing your bowl with a pinch of ground-up cannabis. Next, hold the gravity bong in one hand and gently push it down into the water. Get Ready to Smoke (Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps) Step 5: Light Your Herb. Keeping the gravity bong submerged in the water, use a lighter or hemp wick to ignite the cannabis. As it produces smoke, slowly and smoothly begin lifting the bottle up out of the water. This creates a vacuum that sucks the smoke down out of the bowl and into the empty bottle.
Light Your Herb (Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps) IMPORTANT: DO NOT LIFT THE BOTTLE ALL THE WAY OUT OF THE WATER OR YOU’LL LOSE ALL YOUR SMOKE! Lift the bottle up enough that it pulls all the smoke down into the bottle but does not fully emerge from the water. With the bottle now full of smoke, remove the downstem and bowl and place your mouth over the bottle opening. Gently and slowly push the bottle back down into the water. This will force the smoke up out of the bottle and into your lungs. If you don’t want to clear the entire bottle at once, continue holding it in the water and put the downstem/bowl back on top to trap the smoke. Inhale (Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps) Gravity Bong Method 2: Waterfall Bong. The waterfall bong is a slightly simpler method requiring fewer components. Here’s how to make and use a waterfall gravity bong. To make a waterfall gravity bong, you will need the following: Empty plastic bottle Scissors or box cutter Downstem and bowl, or alternatively, aluminum foil Water. Begin by cutting a small hole in the bottom of the plastic bottle. It should be large enough to allow water to flow out of easily, but small enough to cover with your finger. As with the bucket bong version, you have two options to create a bowl for your gravity bong. To use an actual downstem and bowl, you will need to drill a hole into the lid of your plastic bottle. Press the downstem into this hole then slide the bowl into the downstem. Again, the hole you drill into the lid should be almost the exact same diameter as your downstem to keep things airtight. You can make a bowl using a piece of aluminum foil. Fold a square piece of foil and place it over the top of the empty bottle. Gently press down with your fingertips to create a slight bowl shape and use a paperclip, toothpick, or some other tool to poke several small holes in the foil. Remove the downstem/bowl combination and put your finger over the hole in the bottom of the bottle. Hold your finger over the hole in the bottle to avoid spilling any water. Now, put your downstem/bowl combination back onto the top of the bottle and pack it with a pinch of ground-up marijuana. As it smoke, remove your finger from the hole in the bottom of the bottle and let the water rush out of the bottle. As the water pours out of the bottle, the smoke gets pulled down out of the bowl and into the bottle. Once the water in the bottle is replaced with smoke, quickly place your finger back over the hole on the bottom of the bottle to trap the smoke.
When you’re ready to take a hit from your waterfall gravity bong, simply remove the downstem and bowl, place your mouth over the bottle opening, remove your finger from the hole in the bottom of the bottle and inhale. If you’d rather not clear the entire bottle at one time, put the downstem/bowl combination back on top of the bottle and cover the hole in the bottom of the bottle with your finger. You can also cover the hole in the bottom of the bottle with a piece of tape to not constantly hold your finger in place. When you’re ready for more smoke, remove the downstem and bowl, position your mouth over the opening, remove your finger or tape from the hole in the bottom of the bottle, and inhale. Repeat the entire process until all the smoke is gone. The information contained in this site is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as medical or legal advice. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. wikiHow's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article is backed by trusted research and meets our high quality standards. There are 13 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.
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