How-to Clean your Pipe
You’re sitting somewhere with a packed pipe, trying to light it and it won’t pull. We’ve all been there! Seems it might be time to clean your pipe. Follow this guide and you can have a super clean pipe, practically over-night.
Take a look at my pipe below. Yes, you can say “look at all the colors” but it’s also pretty dirty. It’s clogged, all gunked up, and has accumulated a lot of resin in the bowl piece.
1 -Rinse your piece thoroughly under hot water. The hottest you can handle. This will help soften all the oils and gunk that has accumulated over time.
2 -Take your piece and put it in a zip-seal bag. Double or triple bag it if you need to. Trust me it’s less messy.
3 -Throw in some coarse salt or any course material. This will act as a scrubber and help scrub the glass.
4 -Pour enough alcohol to cover your pipe. Make sure your pipe is fully submerged.
5 -Shake! Shake the bag rigorously. Shake enough so that you’re ensured the salt and alcohol have penetrated everywhere.
6 -Place the bag in the plastic container and leave for a few hours or over-night.
7 -Rinse over hot/warm water thoroughly.
8 -Scrub off any remaining gunk. At this point, it should come off pretty easily. Use a toothpick to get to all the hard to reach areas and keep rinsing.
9 -Repeat if necessary.
10 -Pack yourself a fresh bowl and take a hit from your clean pipe.
Take a look at the before and after photo below. Notice the difference?