What higher technique 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 mission that you are able to do with buddies and switch into an annual custom. This was my eighth October making pumpkin bongs, however this 12 months was additional particular as a result of I grew my very own pumpkin.
Pumpkin bong planning
I made the choice to develop this 12 months’s pumpkin final fall, earlier than most of my 2020 vegetable backyard was ever considered. I threw final 12 months’s pumpkin bong in my backyard to decompose in hopes of seeing some sprouts come spring.
Certain 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’ll want to make a pumpkin bong
To make your individual pumpkin bong (whether 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 lower into the pumpkin at an angle so the lid has a greater seal.
Take away some or all the guts and seeds. Notice that it isn’t really essential to take the seeds out. That is one half you possibly can resolve 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 among my backyard peppers earlier this 12 months.)
Borrow a straight downstem from one among your bongs and carve a gap on the facet of the pumpkin for it to suit into. Bear in mind to carve at a downward angle because you need your downstem pointing down.
Be sure you begin small. You possibly can all the time go greater, however you possibly can’t go smaller once more! Pumpkin guts can get caught within the downstem once you first insert it, so make sure to search for any clogs earlier than you’re taking successful.
Resolve what need for a mouthpiece and carve a gap. You possibly can both carve a gap on the alternative facet of the downstem and smoke instantly off of the pumpkin bong, or you need to use a detachable mouthpiece from one other rig.
Similar to I did for the downstem, I measured the scale of the mouthpiece and lower a gap for it to slot in.
Add water to cowl the percolator on the downstem. You possibly can completely hit it dry too in the event you choose, however the water actually does make it a correct bong.
Pack your bowl, put the lid on and take successful!!
Ideas from a real bong grasp
Through the years, I’ve realized that greater isn’t essentially higher with pumpkin bongs. Typically the additional quantity could make it tougher to get good hits. However I’ll admit, the large ones are actually enjoyable to try to make.
It may appear intimidating at first, however with the correct instruments, making your individual pumpkin bong is means simpler than you suppose!