Nothing beats smoking out of a bowl for the first time. It's a completely pure vessel for your smoking pleasure, but after time, it will be clogged and dirtied by resin.
You can clean this quickly and easily, using a few materials found around your home, and your bowl will look and feel as good as new.
Some of you may have been taught to boil your glassware, but it isn't always effective and isn't easy. You can avoid the smell of marijuana and old resin permeating everything in your home with just a couple household products.
Gather Your Materials
To clean your bowl, you'll need to gather three main materials. You'll need one sealable plastic bag, some sea salt and a bottle of isopropyl alcohol. As long as the isopropyl alcohol is above 70 percent constitution, you should be fine. Higher percentages can help you clean the bowl more efficiently.
Place Everything In The Bag
Place your bowl inside of the plastic bag, and put it down on a counter. Fill the bag with the isopropyl alcohol until the entire bowl is submerged. Add a tablespoon of sea salt to act as an abrasive, and let the pipe sit for about two hours.
Shaken, Not Stirred
After two hours, the resin in the pipe will have been weakened. Pick the bowl up inside the bag and shake it vigorously for about five minutes. This will loosen the resin and force it out of the pipe and into the bag.
Inspect The Results
After shaking, take a look at the bowl. Do you still see resin clogged in certain parts of the pipe? A pipe may require additional cleaning if it is extremely dirty. If so, you have a few options, including starting the process over. You can also use pipe-cleaners to remove any excess.
Remove, Rinse And Dry
If your pipe is clean enough for use, simply remove it from the bag and wash it in warm, soapy water. Dispose of the alcohol carefully, as the resin it has removed will stain anything it touches. Wipe the bowl with a towel and let it sit until fully dry. Your bowl will be as good as new.
Trevor Williams | via Lexichronic