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Your Favorite Denver Dispensary Shares How to Pack a Bong the Right Way

January 13, 2021

One of the best ways to enjoy high-quality cannabis from the top weed shops in Denver is to smoke it. Though many people prefer using the ultra-portable pipe as their primary smoking method, the experience can be harsh, especially if you’re new to smoking. For smokers that prefer a smoother, easier hit every time, regardless of strain, using a bong is often the better choice. The key to getting the most out of your bong is making sure the bowl is packed the right way. It may sound simple, but there’s a huge difference between tossing weed in and packing it the right way. These are the steps you need to take.

Prep the Weed

One of the worst mistakes beginner smokers make is putting a large chunk of bud in the bowl and trying to light it. If you get really lucky, it will work, but you won’t get as strong of a hit or be able to taste the full flavor of the strain you selected. You need to prep the bud first. Use your grinder and mash that sucker until the bud is broken up into a rough but thorough grind. If you don’t have a grinder, you can chop the bud up with a sharp knife. If you’re not comfortable using a knife, you can break the bud up with your fingers, but it will take longer.

Remove the Bowl From the Bong

Most modern bongs have removable bowls. This makes it easier to pack them properly. If you can, remove the bowl and set it aside. By removing it, you’ll find it easier to pack the bowl properly. But before you start adding your cannabis to the bowl, you’ll want to install a screen to cover the hole that you insert into the stem. Small chunks of weed can slip into the stem if you’re not careful. Use a dedicated bong screen for best results. These are washable and reusable, so you’ll get plenty of sessions with a single screen. If you don’t have a screen, use a few larger bits of bud to support the ground up cannabis.

Insert the Bowl and Light It Up

Once you’ve got the weed packed properly, you’re ready to start smoking. Light the cannabis with your preferred lighter. We recommend the refillable kind since it saves you money in the long run. Try to avoid using matches if you can. Even the best matches will leave behind a sulfur smell and that stench can seriously impact the quality of your hits and the flavor of the weed. 

Pick Up the Gear You Need Today

If you’re getting into bong smoking for the first time, you’re going to need to stock up on supplies sooner rather than later. Stop by your nearest location of Altitude the Dispensary today. Our team will help you get the gear you need to fully enjoy every bong hit you take. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask, even if you think they’re incredibly basic. We’re here to help you no matter how much experience you have.