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How to Smoke Hash in a Bong

Use a Bong to Smoke Hash

 Using a Bong to Smoke Hash - How to smoke hash in a bong

Hash or hashish is one of the most popular cannabis-derived products, and people can use it in many different ways. They can smoke with a pipe, bong, hookah, or joint, or can smoke with a dab rig, a hot knife, or a vape.  In this article, we will look at how to smoke hash with a bong.

Using a bong is the simplest and most convenient way people choose to smoke hashish, and it does not require any technical knowledge. 

Bongs are simple water pipes made from heat-resistant glass, silicone, acrylic, or ceramic. They're far from modern e-rigs or vaporizers with cartridges, atomizers, coils, and batteries.  

Before we get to the steps of using a bong with hash, let's look at how they work and why many people prefer them over joints or pipes.

How Does a Bong Work?

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There are many different types of bongs, coming in different shapes and sizes.

The classic or straight-pipe bong is a basic large tube with a water chamber and a detachable down stem with a bowl on the end that you can put hash or any dried herbs in. 

These are the main components of every bong. The water chambers are essential to filter the smoke, eliminate the harsh dry heat, and provide you with a cooler, smoother toke.

Recycler bongs take things to the next level with two or three separate water chambers to enhance the filtration process.

The percolator bong is also multi-chambered and has a percolator for optimal filtration. 

Users can add ash catchers to bongs, and many have splash guards and ice pinches to cool the smoke further.

No matter which bong you choose, the steps are the same. You fill it with the right amount of water, fill the bowl with loosely packed hash or any dried and ground herb, light it, and start inhaling. 

But to ensure a pleasant hash smoking experience and avoid inhaling any small piece through a mouthpiece, there are a few precautions to take.

Why are Bongs a Better Choice than Joints or Pipes?

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Bongs use water to filter the smoke, which means fewer toxins released in combustion get into your system. 

We can't say they're safer because you're still smoking, but fewer harmful chemicals get to your lungs make them a better choice. 

Another advantage bongs have over joints or dry pipes is a smoother smoking experience. 

Thanks to the filtration process, the smoke you breathe in will behave traveled further, giving it a chance to cool as it comes into contact with the water and surface of the bong. This means hits from a bong won't be so harsh on your throat. 

Bongs are also more convenient than joints, 

And like dry herb pipes are more cost-effective than joints in the long run as they don't require regular investment. 

They are very affordable, can be easy to clean, and can last for years with proper maintenance and careful use.

5 Steps for Smoking Hash with a Bong

Now, now that you know how bongs work and why you might prefer them to the alternatives let's take a look at how they can be used with hashes.

1. Fill your Bong with Proper Water

The water level for a bong should be above the percolator

This step is very simple, but you need to know how much water to pour into the pipe. If you add too much of it, the water may follow the hash into the bowl and even splash into your mouth. If you pour too little, you may end up suffering from the effects of dry, harsh hits. 

The correct amount of water depends on the size of your bong, but make sure it is no more than an inch above the tip of the percolator or downstream slits.  

2. Break the Hash into Smaller Pieces

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Hash is often made by cold pressing the hemp plant to extract the resin. This can form a very hard substance commonly called hash bricks.

When you smoke it, you need to break it up into smaller pieces, so it burns evenly. 

Use a spatula, knife, or dab tool to cut off a small chunk, then break those up with your fingers. 

Some people find that heating it gently with a lighter first helps to soften it and makes it easier to break up. You can also heat it in the microwave for no more than two minutes.

3. Place a Gauze Screen or Sieve into Bong Bowl

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Bong screens are one of the best accessories that upgrade your bong smoking experience. 

They prevent small pieces of hash, hemp, or other dried particles from spilling into the pipe. This means there's no risk of you sucking them up into your mouth or lungs when hitting the bong. 

The mesh screen is round, looks like a little sieve, and is available in different sizes, so find the size that best fits your bong. Some flower bowls even have built-in screens.

They can be glass, aluminum, brass, stainless steel, or titanium. Glass screens are the easiest to clean and do not need to be replaced as frequently as most other materials. Titanium screens are the most expensive but also the most durable.

4. Packing the Bowl with Hash

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No special knowledge is required for this step. You simply place all the small bits into the bowl, which is sat on top of the down stem tube, which in turn is stuck into the pipe.

Place the larger parts first, then put the smaller grains around them. Be sure there's still plenty of space for the air to flow. 

If you don't want to smoke hemp by itself, you can mix it with cannabis or any other herb you like. This way, you're also less likely to use more hash than you need, and you'll enjoy better airflow.

Just be sure to grind the dried herbs of your choice first, place them in the bowl, and sprinkle the hash granules on top.

5. Lighting the Hash

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Now that you've got your bong bowl packed and ready, it's time to light up the hash (or whatever mixture you made) and inhale all the goodness. 

It's important to inhale while lighting the hash as it won't burn like a regular joint will. As you no doubt know, the top of the large neck of the bong serves as a mouthpiece.

If your water pipe has a carburetor hole, be sure to cover it when the hash is ignited. This way, when you release the carb, fresh air will enter the pipe, clearing the smoke through. 


Now you know how easy it is to consume hash with your bongs, you should be in for an enjoyable smoking experience. Just be sure to add the right amount of water and finally break up your hash.