As the old saying goes, cleanliness is next to godliness, especially when it comes to your favorite smoking device. If you’re a regular bubbler user, you know that these little water filtration devices tend to get grimy fast with repeated use, accumulating dirt and build-up inside that can impact the taste of your weed. But don’t worry, with a little bit of effort you can clean your bubbler and return it to its original clean-and-shiny condition. This article will discuss the best way to do so, from start to finish.
The first thing you’ll want to do is gather your cleaning supplies. You’ll need isopropyl alcohol (the higher percentage the better), salt (table or rock works fine), something to swab hard-to-reach areas, and something to plug your bubbler openings (something like Higher Standards Tube Tops will work nicely).
Start by filling your pipe halfway with salt and adding several drops of isopropyl alcohol. Next, block off all openings to your bubbler, whether it be the mouthpiece or airway holes with a paper towel or some other receptacle. This will prevent your bubbler from spilling the cleaning solution as it is shaken or soaked.
Once you’ve blocked off your openings, begin to shake your bubbler vigorously, but carefully. Shaking your pipe in this solution will help to break up dried resin and dissolve other debris stuck inside the glass. After about an hour of shaking, pour your solution out and rinse the bubbler with warm water a few times until you can no longer smell or see any alcohol on the surface of the glass.
At this point, you can either go back through the process of shaking and rinsing until your bubbler is completely clean or let it soak in your cleaning solution overnight. The latter option is a great choice for busy smokers who don’t have the time to shake their bubblers every hour but still want to make sure their pieces are always squeaky clean.
Once you’re sure your bubbler is completely clean, give it a quick wipe down with a damp cloth to remove any fingerprints or residue that may have built up on the outside. Once your bubbler is fully dry, you can re-fill it with your favorite weed and enjoy a fresh, flavorful session. Cleaning your bubbler on a regular basis will also extend its lifespan and keep it performing at its best. And if you don’t have time to put in a full-blown cleaning session, Higher Standards has packaged up literally everything you need to clean your bubbler in their Supreme Clean Kit. So go ahead, snag one and give your bubbler that clean-and-shiny feeling it deserves!