For those of you who do not know, a gravity bong is basically a device that uses the force of gravity to give you a very strong hit. They are very easy to create. In fact, I made one in 10 minutes before while my parents were out of the house. It’s easy, quick, and is one of the strongest hits you will probably ever take.
Gather Your Materials
Here’s what you’ll need to create this masterpiece:
- An empty 2-liter bottle with the label removed
- A bowl piece (the bowl from a bong pipe is perfect, otherwise you can Google how to make a bowl piece out of aluminum foil…it’s not too difficult!)
- A big bowl that would fit 1/2 of a 2-liter bottle easily
Build It, and They Will Get High!
Now comes the annoying part…
(I will add pictures for these steps the next time I create one! I don’t have a 2-liter bottle handy unfortunately)
- First, take your scissors and cut the top off of the 2-liter bottle. You want to begin your cut right below where the label would have started.
- Place the top half of the bottle into your big bowl, and begin to fill the bowl with water until it is roughly halfway up the bottle top.
- Pack your bowl using the steps in the following paragraph. It’s a process that deserved its own paragraph…trust me…
- Place the packed bowl into the very top of the bottle where you would normally put the lid.
- Take a hit using the process in the second to last paragraph. Again, it’s a process that deserved its own paragraph.
Pack the Bowl
When it comes to packing a bowl for a gravity bong, or really any bong, you want to be sure that your bowl piece is packed, but not so tightly that there is no airflow. Without airflow, the marijuana on top will simply burn and you will waste a good majority of it. You want to grind your marijuana using a METAL grinder (I will explain the differences between grinders in a later post) as much as the grinder will allow you to. You will then want to gently sprinkle the marijuana into your bowl piece. You can gently pack the marijuana down into the bowl piece if you need to, but you do not want to smash all the weed together. I reiterate, you need to make sure there is enough airflow to enable the cherry to spread over your bowl pack. Once you have sufficiently packed your bowl, you’re ready to move on to the fun part: smoking out of your masterpiece!
Take the Dankest Hit of Your Life
Now, I know you think this weird thing you created looks…well…weird, but let me tell you that this is my go-to every time I have a party. It is the most fun thing to smoke out of when it comes to big crowds because of the intensity of the hits. It’s like the keg of marijuana smoking.
To take a hit, you need to hold the bowl piece flush against the bottle, light the bowl, and slowly lift the bottle up as you do being careful not to pull it completely out of the water. You will see the smoke slowly begin to fill the bottle. This is due to the force of the gravity pulling the weed smoke into the bottle. The water draws the smoke into the bottle. When the bottle is properly filled (as white as possible for the ultimate hit!), simply remove the bowl piece and quickly place your mouth over the bottleneck. The best way to handle the next part is to just shove the bottle down causing all the smoke to be forced into your lungs. The faster you push down, quicker the smoke will enter your lungs. I will warn new users to beware of the water. Once that nasty water gets into your mouth (assuming some bud and ash has fallen in at this point), you’ll be stuck with the taste the rest of the night. However, you can also take a slower hit where you inhale as you push. This enables you to see how close the water gets to your mouth so you can stop it!
SMOKER WARNING: DO NOT PUSH THE BOTTLE BACK DOWN INTO THE WATER WHEN YOU’RE DONE YOUR HIT!! ALL OF YOUR WEED WILL BE PUSHED OUT OF THE BOWL AND INTO THE WATER AND BE RUINED FOREVER!! ALSO, IF THIS IS SOMEBODY’S FIRST TIME HITTING THIS MAGNIFICENT BEAST OF A WEED MECHANISM, PLEASE, PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY DO NOT KNOCK THE REST OF THE WEED INTO THE WATER, OR ALLOW THEM TO KNOCK THE ENTIRE BOWL OVER AS I HAVE DONE.
To smoke this beautiful thing in front of you, you may need a second set of hands. The first few times that I smoked a gravity bong, I needed one person to hold the piece and the bottleneck while pulling the bottle up as I lit the bowl pack (or vice versa). I recommend having two people for the aforementioned warning anyway!
Now, I know this is not the best explanation on how to actually smoke a gravity bong. The next time that I create and use a gravity bong, I will be sure to add a video on how to properly use a gravity bong. In the meantime, if you have any specific questions, feel free to comment below! I would love to help!
I love gravity bongs. They’re simple to make with everyday household items (aside from the weed of course (unless you grow your own)), and they hit hard if created, and smoked, properly!
They’re not the best to smoke alone. The intensity of the hit can easily cause you to spill and ruin all of your weed if you don’t have a second set of hands there to help. It’s also very helpful to have somebody there to help you fill the bottle with smoke. Holding everything by yourself is tricky. Not impossible, as I have learned a trick or two on how to do it myself, but very tricky (don’t worry, I’ll share a picture or video of how to do this later as well).
In the meantime, please feel free to ask me any questions you may have, or to express any of your concerns! I love to help and if that help also enables the nation to get higher, I’m all ears!
The Fem Smoker