How to Clean a Weed Pipe, Bowl, and Bong?

AOC How to Clean A Weed Pipe, Bowl, and Bong

When you frequently use your weed pipe, bowl, or bong, it is natural that they will acquire dirt over time. However, letting the dirt or grime sit on them isn’t a good idea. We’ve gathered tips on how to clean a weed bowl and more.

What Material is Your Weed Pipe or Weed Bong Made Of?

A pipe is probably the most common smoking accessory for cannabis users. This is because it is widely available and affordable. It is also easy to use. Here’s some trivia for you: there are different types of pipes including silicon, glass, and wood.

On the other hand, weed bongs come in varying sizes and shapes. Some are simple with just a chamber and a bowl. Know that cleaning methods for pipes are also applicable to bongs. Without further ado, here are the best ways to clean a weed pipe and a bong:


The best way to clean your weed pipe if it’s made of wood is to use vinegar. Wood is a sensitive material and may not react well with stronger cleaning agents such as alcohol. Alcohol may cause discoloration and that is something you wouldn’t want to happen.


If you have a glass bong or a glass pipe, that might be one of your treasured smoking accessories. These things are also more prone to damage.That’s why it’s important to clean it once in a while. You can opt to use non-alcohol or alcohol cleaning methods for this. However, we highly recommend to avoid boiling your glass smoking accessories so they won’t break.


A weed pipe made of silicon requires effortless cleaning. These smoking accessories can resist hot and cold temperatures.

How to Clean a Weed Bowl, Bong, or Pipe

Now that we’ve tackled the basics, let’s proceed to cleaning your smoking accessories. Here are the materials you need to prepare:

  • Ziplock Bag
  • Cleaning Brushes/Marijuana Pipe Cleaner
  • Knife/Scraper
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Micropore Tape

Let’s proceed to non-alcohol methods. This method only needs a few things that are already in your cupboard. Even if this is a gentle method, you can be certain that grime, dirt, and tar will be removed.

Vinegar and Baking Soda


  1. Use a cotton swab to remove as much dirt as you can. If it is a bit difficult, you can use a scraper.
  2. Rinse it with lukewarm water. In a Ziplock bag, put the weed bowl along with enough vinegar, a teaspoon of baking soda, and fill it halfway with lukewarm water.
  3. Shake it well and let it sit.
  4. For the weed bong, put a teaspoon of baking soda to the mouthpiece. Use a micropore tape to cover the downstem. Shake it well while your hand is covering the mouthpiece.
  5. Next, use a marijuana pipe cleaner to reach the areas inside the bong.
  6. After that, fill it with lukewarm water and a tablespoon of vinegar. Shake well.
  7. Rinse the bong with lukewarm water. Next, get the weed bowl out of the Ziplock bag and then rinse with tap water.
  8. If there is still residue left, use a cotton swab to remove it.


  1. Use a marijuana pipe cleaner to clean your weed pipe and get rid of any blockages.
  2. Fill a jar with lukewarm water along with a tablespoon of baking soda and vinegar.
  3. Let your pipe sit in the mixture for five minutes then rinse it.
  4. Repeat step one to make sure that there’s no blocks of dirt left.

Boiling Water

Another effective weed bong cleaner is boiling water, but wait! If your weed bong is made of glass, this is not the cleaning method for you.

  1. In an empty sink, place your weed bowl, bong, or weed pipe. Remove as much residue as you can using a scraper and a cotton swab.
  2. Put the cover of the sink. Fill the sink with boiling water until all your smoking accessories are covered.
  3. Let it sit for 20 minutes or until the water is not too hot to touch.
  4. Use a marijuana pipe cleaner to sufficiently remove tar and grime.
  5. Wash it with lukewarm water.

Let’s proceed to the alcohol-based method of cleaning. This one uses isopropyl alcohol, so we recommend that you use gloves, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Isopropyl Alcohol


  1. Clean the weed bowl with a cotton swab and a scraper.
  2. Fill the bong with alcohol and put in a tablespoon of coarse salt. Cover all the holes and shake it well.
  3. After that, rinse it with lukewarm water.
  4. Using a tissue soaked in alcohol, wipe the downstem and bowl.
  5. Scrub the inside of the downstem with a marijuana pipe cleaner. Then, rinse.


  1. Place your pipe in the Ziplock bag along with enough alcohol and a tablespoon of salt.
  2. Shake the Ziplock bag for 3-5 minutes. Let it soak in the mixture for 10 minutes more.
  3. Rinse with lukewarm water. After that, you can use a brush or a marijuana pipe cleaner to scrub any dirt. Rinse well.

Now that you know how to clean a weed pipe and more, you can definitely have a more enjoyable cannabis experience. If you are searching for quality cannabis products, you can visit a dispensary in Dillon, CO – Altitude Organic Cannabis. We might have the weed strains you’re looking for. Visit us now!

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