What higher option to have fun spooky season than with a pumpkin bong?
Whereas smoking out of apples is usually seen as a final resort smoking methodology, pumpkin bongs are extra of a enjoyable DIY venture that you are able to do with buddies and switch into an annual custom. This was my eighth October making pumpkin bongs, however this yr was additional particular as a result of I grew my very own pumpkin.
Pumpkin bong planning
I made the choice to develop this yr’s pumpkin final fall, earlier than most of my 2020 vegetable backyard was ever considered. I threw final yr’s pumpkin bong in my backyard to decompose in hopes of seeing some sprouts come spring.
Positive sufficient, by June, my backyard was overridden with pumpkin sprouts! This specific plant was particular from the beginning as a result of it was the one one which stayed alive. It produced one singular, however marvelous pumpkin that I harvested in early September.
What you might want to make a pumpkin bong
To make your individual pumpkin bong (whether or not or not it’s retailer purchased or homegrown,) right here’s what you’ll want:
- a medium pumpkin
- carving instruments
- a downstem
- a bowl insert
- mouthpiece (optionally available)
The first step
Carve across the stem to open up your pumpkin. Attempt to reduce into the pumpkin at an angle so the lid has a greater seal.
Take away some or all the guts and seeds. Observe that it isn’t really essential to take the seeds out. That is one half you may determine for your self. Some folks choose to depart all the guts and seeds for extra diffusion.
(I, personally, selected to scoop my pumpkin having beforehand been traumatized by a bug in one in every of my backyard peppers earlier this yr.)
Borrow a straight downstem from one in every of your bongs and carve a gap on the aspect of the pumpkin for it to suit into. Keep in mind to carve at a downward angle because you need your downstem pointing down.
Ensure you begin small. You may all the time go larger, however you may’t go smaller once more! Pumpkin guts can get caught within the downstem if you first insert it, so you should definitely search for any clogs earlier than you are taking a success.
Resolve what need for a mouthpiece and carve a gap. You may both carve a gap on the other aspect of the downstem and smoke immediately off of the pumpkin bong, or you should use a detachable mouthpiece from one other rig.
Similar to I did for the downstem, I measured the scale of the mouthpiece and reduce a gap for it to slot in.
Add water to cowl the percolator on the downstem. You may completely hit it dry too should you choose, however the water actually does make it a correct bong.
Pack your bowl, put the lid on and take a success!!
Ideas from a real bong grasp
Over time, I’ve discovered that larger isn’t essentially higher with pumpkin bongs. Typically the additional quantity could make it tougher to get good hits. However I’ll admit, the massive ones are actually enjoyable to attempt to make.
It might sound intimidating at first, however with the right instruments, making your individual pumpkin bong is method simpler than you assume!