If you ask any veteran cannabis enthusiast, “How do I clean my bong?”. 99% of people will tell to either use rubbing alcohol & salt or Orange Chronic bong cleaner. What is Orange Chronic Bong Cleaner? Orange Chronic is like rubbing alcohol & salt on steroids. Although the contents are a closely guarded secret, we suspect it’s comprised of salt, rubbing alcohol, and magic.
It’s hard to go wrong with the alcohol and salt method. We’ve noticed the following:
- Alcohol – Higher the alcohol content, the better it seems to work. 91% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol seems to be the easiest to find. If you don’t feel like driving to the store, you can order alcohol from Amazon.
- Salt – I’ve used everything from regular table salt to this “kosher salt” Troy suggested. I’ll admit, the coarseness of the kosher salt helped make cleaning easier. The regular table salt also did the trick.
Alcohol & Salt vs Orange Chronic Bong Cleaner
We got our filthy ash catcher and set out to end this debate once and for all. Alcohol and salt were used to clean the bottom half of the ash catcher. Orange Chronic Bong Cleaner was used to clean the top half. The three criteria being used to judge the cleaners: cleaning power and cleanliness.
Both cleaning agents did a pretty spectacular job melting away all the brown gunk built up in our bong. The Orange Bong Cleaner melted everything fairly instantly on the first try. The alcohol & salt combination melted away the gunk equally fast. I’m labeling this one a draw between the two.
Which method produced the cleaner end result? The alcohol & salt combination cleaned everything except for a single spec. The Orange Chronic cleaned 100% of the buildup and left a fresh orange scent. For that reason, the Orange Chronic Cleaner was crowned the winner of our test.
How to Clean Your Bong Using Alcohol & Salt
- Kosher Salt (table salt can be used if that’s all you have)
- 91% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol
- Sink, tub, or basin
Step 2 Fill 25% of the bong up with rubbing alcohol
Step 3 Fill the bong with salt until the salt is roughly 1 inch in height
Step 4 Shake! Shake! Shake! Agitate the bong until all the grime and gunk has dissolved into the rubbing alcohol
Step 5 By now the rubbing alcohol should be brown/black. Dumping it out can be a little tricky because of how easily that shit stains surfaces. Try to avoid dumping this down sinks, if you have to dump it down the sink dump a lot of water after it. I personally prefer to dump the sludge down the toilet
**Be careful when dumping out the dirty rubbing alcohol, it will stain**
Step 6 If the bong isn’t 100% spotless after doing this, simply repeat steps 1-5 one more time
Step 7 Wipe down the bong, your hands, and anywhere else you might have spilled alcohol or salt
How to Clean Your Bong With Orange Chronic
- Sink, tub, or basin
- Orange Chronic Bong Cleaner
Step 1 Fill roughly a quarter of your bong with the Orange Chronic
Step 2 Shake! Shake! Shake!
Step 3 Dump it, rinse it, and wipe down any spills