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I’ve accomplished it, you have accomplished it. We’ve all accomplished it. We’ve been also busy, felt also lazy or perhaps we just didn’t know that our trusty glassware ought to be cleaned as soon as a month. Let me just say it once again: your glassware ought to be cleaned as soon as a month. The develop-up of resin and toxins (which can include spores of mold and bacteria) will make receiving a great hit tougher and raise the possibilities of far more junk in your lungs. There’s one particular attempted and correct system to get your glass clean and prepared for green and that is with isopropyl alcohol, sea salt and a plastic bag or Tupperware container (if you are cleaning a bong). Here’s what you will require:


Isopropyl alcohol, sea salt (fine, coarse, or what ever floats your boat), Ziploc bag and a dirty pipe.


Wow! This is one particular dirty pipe. It appears like there could even be black mold increasing. Gross!

As you can see, this pipe has not been cleaned due to the fact it was bought in 2012. As an alternative of a pity celebration, it is time for a pipe cleaning celebration!

You will want to measure three:1 for the alcohol and salt ratios which signifies 1 cup of isopropyl alcohol to 1/three cup of salt. Or you can eye it and fill a bag or container complete of isopropyl alcohol and pour adequate salt to get into the grooves of your glass.

When you have combined your salt and alcohol in their respective baggies or bins, drop your pipe (pretty cautiously) into the mixture and start shaking it about. This can be a wonderful toning workout on your arms if that is your issue. We shook this bag for a strong five minutes and then let it sit for 30 minutes. Following 30 minutes and five far more minutes of swishing, there was nevertheless SO Substantially RESIN left in our pipe.


1st five minutes of soaking.


Following 30 minutes of soaking.

If you have an really dirty pipe like the one particular right here, then you will require to repeat, repeat and repeat. 3 was the magic quantity. When most of the resin has been soaked off, dump your dirty alcohol in the toilet and flush away.

If you have a toothpick, bobby pin, pipe cleaner, or any thin sharp tools USE THEM to get the remaining resin out of your pipe. This can be the most time consuming based on how a lot resin has constructed up in your glass.

Are you nevertheless also busy or also lazy? Do not be concerned! Dockside Ballard is throwing a pipe cleaning celebration on September 19th from three-6pm! Bring your dirty glassware and we’ll provide the rest to assist you get it all cleaned up!

Now for the final reveal! Wow, I believed this pipe was produced of brown, green and black glass! Properly, that just goes to show you what a great cleaning can achieve!


This pipe has blue spots. Who knew! 

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