Cleaning your weed pipe is essential to get the best taste and to prevent build-up. There are a few different solutions you can use for cleaning, ranging from isopropyl alcohol to more natural solutions like salt, lemon, bicarb, and vinegar. All of these solutions will help to some degree - some more than others. Vinegar is often easy to find in the kitchen, which makes it a common choice for many smokers. Can you safely clean a weed pipe with vinegar, though, or is it better to stick to alcohol?
What Should You Use to Clean Your Weed Pipe?
Choosing the right solution to clean your weed pipe will ensure that your pipe is properly cleaned, without damaging the pipe. Some solutions may be dangerous while other home-made solutions may not be effective. If you are using home-made solutions such as vinegar to clean your pipe, here are some things to keep in mind.
Use the right type of vinegar.
If you are using vinegar to clean your pipe, the most important thing to know is that only white vinegar will work properly. Apple cider vinegar will end up tinting your pipe, which can be especially bad in clear glass pipes. Balsamic vinegar is not a good idea, either. Stick to pure white vinegar to avoid staining and clear residue properly.
Add bicarb for a better result.
Vinegar and bicarbonate of soda work well together - especially for pipe cleaning. Vinegar acts in a similar way to alcohol, while the bicarb helps to remove additional residue. The best way to use these two solutions together is to start with a good rinse in warm water and then pour bicarb into the pipe, ensuring that it coats the inside fully. You can let it sit for a few hours or even overnight. Next, use a bit more bicarb followed by the vinegar and give the pipe a good shake. The combination will create lots of fizz, so it’s best to do this over a sink or bath.
Scrub the pipe gently to remove debris.
Once the fizz is reduced a bit, use a pipe cleaner to gently scrub the pipe while the bicarb and vinegar solution is still in the pipe. Make sure that you get your pipe cleaner into all parts of the pipe, wiping any sticky bits and debris that still remains. Once the pipe is nice and clean, give it a good rinse with warm water and let it dry.
As you can see, vinegar can be an effective way to clean your pipe. If you’re looking for the best range of pipes, Puff is your go-to choice for premium products you can always trust.