Clean Your Junk

No one likes a dirty pipehole. It makes your cannabis taste bad, and all that resin and gunk that accumulates in your pipes and bongs is no good for you.

What are the best ways to clean your pipe?

The cheapest and easiest way is to boil it. That’s right, place the pipe in a pot of water, put it on the stove and let it cook. The upside: The resin will come right out and you won’t have to do much scrubbing. The downside: Your entire place will smell like cannabis resin, and the pan you use will be ruined for cooking other things, but you can always just go and buy a cheap pan from the dollar store or a thrift shop. Problem solved. One other note: A glass pipe that has been sitting in a pan of boiling water will be extremely hot to the touch, and the glass will be a little more fragile because heat causes things to expand. So be careful when you remove your pipe from the pan, and don’t rinse it in cold water, as it may crack or shatter.

Other methods

• Good-old rubbing alcohol and some table salt. Plug the bowl end of your pipe, pour in some salt, fill it with alcohol and shake it like you are trying to make butter. The salt acts as an abrasive, and the alcohol dissolves the resins.

• If you have the time, you can also let your pipe sit in a bowl or jar full of alcohol, and then use a pipe cleaner to scrub the gunk out of your piece. You can find pipe cleaners at cigar shops and art-supply stores.

• There are also many commercial pipe-cleaning solutions at the local head shop, like Grunge Off or Formula 420. They work well, but can be alittle pricey.

Find a method that works for you. Your pipe, your lungs and your friends will thank you for it.