How to make an apple bong? The idea is so interesting some have tried this for no other reason than the novelty. For others is a need to have a bong handy in circumstances that mandate a bit of improvising. The apple bong plays on the tried and true method of diffusing the smoke through water. The plan here is to use an apple instead of glass, plastic or other material. As wild as this sounds it is possible if the do-it-yourself methods are followed carefully. In fact, this is actually less complicated than some other pipes that can be crafted at home.
The Positive and Negatives
The smell from this homemade device is very different than from a cigarette and some feel they can use it in places they wouldn’t feel confident in having a standard reefer. This choice also doesn’t do the damage to the breath ordinary smoking does. The downside is this doesn’t perform the same job of purifying the puffs, as you will see when using water. The output is sometimes also much weaker than many smokers are used to experiencing.
Getting Some Space and Supplies
The first thing to do is to find a space to work in since you will need the room. You might want to spread out an unopened large plastic trash bag or towel in order to keep the spot you will work in from getting messy. Next, find the following supplies: a disposal pen that’s hollow in the middle, a lighter, and the substance you want to smoke. Many who have experience with this task recommended a Bic pen, but really any disposal pen you can remove the center in in filler tube from will do. Make sure the lighter is in good working order, and filled up enough to perform the job at hand.
Naturally, and most importantly you need a larger apple. The bigger the better for this purpose, and it should be fresh since a “mushy” piece of fruit will fall apart. It’s also good to be careful when pressing down to make holes. It’s easy to push too hard and end up poking yourself. While some people work holding the pipe-to-be in their hand you place on some surface when making the holes to avoid this type of accident.
First you take the pen and remove all the parts so there’s not but a hollow tube. Next, you’ll remove the stem from the top of the apple. You can use a small knife or even a spoon for this job. You will want to get the entire stem without compromising too much of the outside part of the fruit.
The Hole Through the Middle
The hole through the middle only needs to extend half down. You want to go all the way through the apple so don’t press down to hard, and use a twisting motion instead if the fruit is too hard.
Making the Stem
About mid-way down your soon-to-be-bong you’ll bore a second hole near the bottom. This one should meet up the first going down the center. This should be done carefully as if you push too hard the fruit can fall apart. Don’t press too hard on the center since it’s hollow and not as stable as it was when whole.
Making the Carb
You can carefully insert the hollowed out pen into apple making a third opening. Be sure to clear this tube out before using the bong to make there are no pieces of pulp stuck inside. This hole should also met the center chamber you created.
Use the pen or any object you have handy to carve out a hollow space at the top of the fruit near the spot where the first hole was created. This should be big enough for the substance you want to smoke as this will act as the bowl. It should be too deep or the apple could fall apart, and it can’t be too shallow or the material will fall out.
Some have used tinfoil or aluminum foil to hold the substance is place, but this isn’t recommended. When heated this material often releases toxins and metals into the mouth, throat and lungs of the smoker. Since this isn’t good for the health, it’s best to leave this off and simply do some careful balancing as you use this type of pipe. If you really can’t get it to work try using some rolling paper as a makeshift bowl rather than using foil.
Using this Creation
Once the bowl is filled you can light it as you would a normal bowl, the suck out the smoke from the hole in the side. This is an old trick and can be used practically anywhere. The aroma is interesting, and contains some elements of both the cannabis and the apple.