Twice a month, American comic, musician, author, actor, activist, juggler, and writer Ngaio Bealum—host of the Netflix present Cooking on Excessive and trivia app Day by day Bonfire—solutions Leafly reader questions on hashish, concerning private use, household, neighborhood, state, and nation. After a traumatic election, it’s time to scrub up, and that features the outdated bong.


Expensive, Ngaio,

What’s your glass pipe and bong cleansing routine? Some folks’s glass is NASTY.

—Roz N. Tarr



You bought that proper. And nobody needs to put their mouth on somebody’s nasty glass. Gross.

I’m a easy man, Roz. All I want is a few isopropyl alcohol (at the very least 70%; 90% is even higher), a little bit desk salt, and a few elbow grease. Isopropyl alcohol ought to be simple sufficient to seek out, now that the hoarding has handed, or you could find some bong-specific cleaners on-line or on the native head store.

Right here’s learn how to clear a bong:

  1. Pour some salt and alcohol into your piece.
  2. Plug the holes.
  3. Shake it like a Polaroid image. The iso and salt ought to dissolve and scrub away most of your guck and dirt.
  4. Use a pipe cleaner if you need to get into some nooks and crannies.
  5. Rinse your piece with heat water, air dry, and you have to be good to go.

We double-checked our methodology with a sanitation knowledgeable, too. “I feel that may be a comparatively protected suggestion,” mentioned Josh Wurzer, SC Labs president and co-founder. “In a pinch, ethanol would work as nicely. I take advantage of acetone, as it really works much better than anything, however it’s a little gnarly for the beginner. For those who don’t rinse correctly it’s going to harm your lungs.”

Clean your Mobius NUC matrix diffuser after every session. (David Downs/Leafly)
Clear your Mobius NUC matrix diffuser after each session. (David Downs/Leafly)

Lastly, should you aren’t in a rush, you possibly can simply soak your piece in some alcohol in a single day or for a couple of days, after which give it a rinse. Have enjoyable! And keep in mind to alter your bong water every single day, and even each few hours should you smoke all day.

Peace, Ngaio


Expensive, Ngaio,

Weed salads: Are they good? My homie is devoutly anti-salad. He says that the terp combos might be overwhelming, however I like an expertly paired mix. This Sunday it was Papaya Punch + Squirt for bluntch. Ideas?

—Mina JaVerde

A three-strain salad joint. (Courtesy of Ngaio Bealum)
A 3-strain salad joint. (Courtesy of Ngaio Bealum)


Expensive, Mina,
I personally love combine: whether or not it’s an old style factor, like, everybody throwing a nug into the pile to roll a fats “stoned soup” doobie; or meticulously choosing the good strains and flavors to make a restaurant-quality, “medley of fall terps, wrapped with pure hemp” fancy-pants joint, er, pre-roll.

“The purpose is to create a taste higher than the sum of its components.”

—Ngaio Bealum, on weed salads

Mixing completely different hashish strains is rather like mixing wines: The purpose is to create a taste higher than the sum of its components. Blends are literally exhibiting up within the industrial market as of late, with corporations like Perfect Blends creating pre-rolls geared to create particular results like sleepiness or the giggles.

I might say that your homie is lacking out on some good flavors and results and will possibly be hella conscious when um, tossing a salad.

Strive mixing a high-CBD pressure with one thing containing a bunch of pinene for an “lively, however not anxious” form of really feel.

I additionally wish to roll one with the strains lined up as an alternative of combined, so I can attempt to inform when the flavors change. However hey, in case your good friend doesn’t need to combine his weeds collectively, there’s no disgrace. Simply extra for us.

Greatest, Ngaio

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Ngaio Bealum

Ngaio Bealum is an American comic, musician, author, actor, activist, juggler and writer. He hosted the Netflix present Cooking on Excessive, and hosts the trivia app Day by day Bonfire. He writes columns within the Sacramento Information & Evaluate, and Hashish Now, answering questions from readers about marijuana and the politics of legalization.

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