Tips For Cleaning Your Glass Pipe

Posted on: 3 September 2017

Having a high-quality glass pipe can greatly enhance your smoking experience. In addition to allowing for strong hits, these pipes can also serve as conversation starters when you are smoking with friends. However, it is a common problem for individuals to find that their glass pipes become extremely dirty over the course of time, but there are some basic cleaning and care guidelines that can help to make keeping your pipe clean much easier.

Use An Appropriate Cleaning Solution 

It may seem like it will be impossible to clean the interior of your glass pipe. Often, there will be nooks and crannies that are extremely difficult to reach. While the residue inside the pipe may be extremely sticky, a solution of alcohol and salt can easily dissolve it within a few hours. For the best results, you should fill a large container with a solution of alcohol and salt so that the pipe will be completely submerged. Furthermore, you will want to periodically remove the pipe from the solution to rinse it, and this process should be repeated until the pipe is sufficiently clean.

Clean Your Pipe Frequently

Going for long periods of time without cleaning your pipe can greatly increase the difficulty of this task when you finally decide to clean it. This is due to the fact that the heat generated by smoking can cause the residue inside the pipe to harden, which will make it much more difficult to remove. Ideally, you should clean the pipe every few weeks to remove these substances before this can occur.

Allow The Pipe To Thoroughly Dry Before Attempting To Use It Again

You may be tempted to immediately start using your newly cleaned pipe. However, you may want to allow it to fully dry before using it again. Any water inside the pipe can help to trap residue more quickly, which could cause the pipe the need to be cleaned more frequently.

Use A Screen

An excellent way of minimizing the amount of cleaning that you will need to do for your pipe is to invest in a small screen for it. This screen will sit over the hole that draws in the smoke, and it will help to filter out small pieces of plant matter and ash from entering the chamber. These screens will need to be replaced after every couple of uses, but the benefits of keeping your pipe clean longer can greatly outweigh this minor inconvenience.