What higher method to have a good time spooky season than with a pumpkin bong?
Whereas smoking out of apples is commonly seen as a final resort smoking technique, pumpkin bongs are extra of a enjoyable DIY undertaking that you are able to do with mates and switch into an annual custom. This was my eighth October making pumpkin bongs, however this yr was additional particular as a result of I grew my very own pumpkin.
Pumpkin bong planning
I made the choice to develop this yr’s pumpkin final fall, earlier than most of my 2020 vegetable backyard was ever considered. I threw final yr’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 it’s essential 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 (non-obligatory)
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 the entire guts and seeds. Be aware that it isn’t really essential to take the seeds out. That is one half you may resolve for your self. Some folks favor to depart the entire 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 yr.)
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’ll be able to at all times go greater, however you may’t go smaller once more! Pumpkin guts can get caught within the downstem if you first insert it, so make sure to search for any clogs earlier than you are taking a success.
Determine what need for a mouthpiece and carve a gap. You’ll be able to both carve a gap on the other facet of the downstem and smoke immediately off of the pumpkin bong, or you should use a detachable mouthpiece from one other rig.
Identical 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’ll be able to completely hit it dry too if you happen to favor, however the water actually does make it a correct bong.
Pack your bowl, put the lid on and take a success!!
Suggestions from a real bong grasp
Through the years, I’ve discovered 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 massive ones are actually enjoyable to try to make.
It may appear intimidating at first, however with the right instruments, making your individual pumpkin bong is method simpler than you suppose!