Best bong water alternative to add flavor to your bud
Smoking from a bong is one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis. No wonder, because bongs give you the ultimate high while also providing a nice, even hit. On the other hand, it can get a bit repetitive with the same old bong. To keep things fresh, you can add a touch of flavor to your taste Bong Water.
There are many ways to add a little more flavor to your bong hit. You can use juice or tea to add flavor, or soda water to add an exhilarating bubbly.
Before you begin experimenting, however, it is important to understand that not all beverages are suitable for adding to your bong. For example, milk makes your cannabis less potent, and using a high-alcohol beverage has some dangers that are best avoided. Here you will find an overview of the most important alternatives that we have found that will add extra flavor to your hits.
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Using ice water instead of plain bottled or tap water will add a fresh freshness to your hits.
The next time you smoke, add plenty of ice to the water for a completely different smoking experience.
Ice helps cool the smoke as it filters. It also delivers super soft cracks and enhances certain flavors of cannabis, which is useful for users who want to taste their buds.
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Sparkling water (not to be confused with soda) like Perrier or LaCroix is a popular alternative to normal bong water. You can add extra zing by choosing from a variety of bubbly, fruit-flavored waters like San Pellegrino or Schweppes. There’s a lot to experiment with with lemon, lime, grapefruit, and other flavors.
The flavors are more subtle than fruit juices, but those delicate undertones of taste combined with the carbonation in the water completely change the texture and taste of your hits.
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Another trendy alternative to regular bong water is adding tea to your bong.
Just like ice water, freshly brewed black, green, or herbal teas can add a rich yet subtle flavor enhancement to your smoke.
A good thing about tea is that there are many types of tea so you can always try a new taste. Do not brew the tea in your bong. It’s best to brew it in a teapot or use a carafe.
Adding freshly brewed hot tea to your bong pipe can result in nice warming hits in the winter. Be careful when pouring hot tea into a glass bong. Cheap water pipes made from poor quality glass can crack due to thermal expansion.
Likewise, using hot liquids in cheap acrylic bongs is not recommended as the heat can interact with the plastic to release potentially toxic plastic fumes, or the heat could distort your pipe.
Some people prefer iced tea over hot tea, and so does adding it to a bong. You can add some iced tea to your bong for an incredibly cool and smooth smoking experience.
To do this, make the tea as usual and then cool it for a while in the refrigerator. Then filter the tea into your bong and add plenty of ice to it. Alternatively, you can freeze the tea and make ice cubes and add them to the water pipe together with water.
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Gatorade and similar sports drinks are good water substitutes for your bong.
Gatorade gives your smoke a pleasant, subtle aroma that is most noticeable when you exhale.
The only downside to Gatorade and sports drinks is the high amount of sugar. Be sure to rinse the bong with warm water after smoking with Gatorade. Otherwise, the sugar will make the bong sticky. If you don’t clean them regularly in the future, mold or other bacteria can develop, which are harmful to both your health and the bong.
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Some people like to stick with plain water, but choose to add some natural flavors to it. From mint leaves and ginger to orange and lemon peel to refreshing fruits like kiwi, lime or blueberry, everything can add a certain zipper to the taste.
Whichever ingredient you choose, we recommend placing it in a saucepan with cold water and leaving it to steep in the refrigerator for at least a few hours.
Alternatively, you can boil the additional ingredients in the water for 5-10 minutes and then let them cool completely. This allows the water to absorb more flavor and aroma.
Filter out the details from the infused water before adding the water to your bong. This way you won’t clog the percs with pieces of pulp or leaves.
As mentioned earlier, some ice can add a smoothing dimension to the smoke, but some people have opted for hot water. Try both and let us know which one you like best!
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You can add a variety of flavors to your bong smoke by using fruit juice in your bong instead of water. Try orange, apple, grapefruit juice, or anything that sounds good to you. With a little experimentation, you’re sure to find a favorite.
The best juice is fresh juice that does not contain any artificial ingredients or additives.
You may also need to add lots of ice cubes to the juice for the best experience and even smoke. What could be nicer than tearing some damp weeds with cold, fruity and fresh juice from a bong on a hot summer day?
Remember that fruit juices are high in natural sugar. Therefore, clean your water pipe thoroughly to prevent it from becoming sticky or mold.
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Okay, we already mentioned juice above, but cranberry juice is worth a mention of its own. Cranberry juice is unique in that it gives the smoke a sour and slightly bitter taste, which is very satisfying. Plus, 100% pure cranberry juice contains far less sugar than other juices, so your pipe won’t mess up as quickly.
Also, some people say that cranberry juice is better because it contains vitamin C. For the best taste experience with cranberry juice, we recommend using freshly squeezed cranberry juice without additives.
According to most online sources, the higher acid content of cranberry juice helps keep glassware cleaner for longer. This is good news for those struggling to find the motivation to clean their bong on a regular basis.
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Pouring high-alcohol beverages (such as vodka, gin, or rum) into a bong is usually a bad idea for several reasons.
Inhaling alcohol fumes from high strength alcohol can cause serious health problems, and mixing fire and alcohol can turn your bong experience into a potentially dangerous situation.
However, because of its lower alcohol content, wine carries a much lower risk than vodka.
If you want to use wine instead of plain water, try a medium sweet red wine like a Malbec. Alternatively, try a sparkling lambrusco. These extra bubbles change the texture of the smoke.
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Final thoughts on bong water alternatives
There are many options when it comes to bong water alternatives.
Ice water, infusions, juice or wine bring a new experience and are all tested alternatives!
The different terpenes in cannabis, such as Limes or myrcenecan make your weeds smell and taste like citrus or mango, thyme, lemongrass, etc. When choosing a bong water alternative, consider the aroma and taste of your weed variety and try to improve it further by opting for complementary flavors when choosing fruit juice or other ingredients that you add to the bong water.
Avoid fatty liquids. The main ingredient in weed that will get you high is THC. Because THC is soluble in fatty substances, milk and other types of fatty liquids are not suitable for use in your bong as you lose some of your weed’s potencies on them.
THC is soluble in alcohol, so liquids containing alcohol are generally not recommended, especially not high-alcohol alcohol.
Be careful when using extremely hot water. Not only could you scold yourself, but hot water could damage plastic bongs and release toxic chemicals. It can also cause thermal expansion in cheap glass bongs, causing them to crack.
Remember that if you are not using plain water, you need to be extra careful when cleaning the bong after using it. Our article “How to Clean a Glass Bong” provides useful tips on how to thoroughly clean your bong. There you will find out everything you need to know to keep your water pipe clean!