Water in bongs, bubblers, oil rigs and other water pipe devices should be changed at least once a day. Or, for lighter consumers, before each time you spark up for a new smoke sesh.
The more dedicated consumers change their water after each bowl, though that isn’t exactly necessary. A good rule of thumb for all of the lazy folk out there is that if it smells, it is well past due for a change.
If your pieces are stored outside in a garage or in another damp place like a basement, it’s important to rinse out your pieces before use, as condensation can collect overnight and promote fungal and bacterial growth in the piece.
Stale water tastes nasty anyway, so keeping pieces clean and regularly switching out the water and ice will greatly enhance the overall cannabis experience. Not only does clean water keep you healthy, but a clean piece allows you to really get the most of the delicious flavor and aromas of your cannabis.
Each cannabis plant produces its own unique fingerprint of tastes, aromas, and effects. As stale water, oils, condensation, mildews, and ash collect over time, they drastically distort the taste of the bud.
Not to mention, inhaling grime and potential mold spores can cause unwanted chest pain and headaches, which take away from the happy, and relaxing qualities of that famous cannabis high.
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