How To Clean A Glass Bubbler


Bubblers are a convenient way to smoke due to their superior design and ease of use. They can also be easy to travel with and give quite a smooth smoke.

Compared to a portable vaporizer, their complex designs can make them difficult to clean, as well as causing them to collect grime easily. Cleaning them then can be stressful if you’re unsure how to do it.

This article will delve into some awesome ways to clean a glass bubbler and why it’s a good idea to clean them more often. At the end of this article, you’ll know the process of cleaning a glass bubbler.

When Exactly Should I Clean My Bubbler?

If you’re an infrequent smoker, you should clean your Bubbler every 3-6 months. If you’re a regular smoker, you will need to clean it more often than that.

So Why Should I Clean My Bubbler?

Cleaning your glass bubbler is essential for these reasons:

  • It helps keep bacteria at bay. Over time, bacteria will gather in a bubbler, which can be unsanitary and cause significant diseases
  • It rids your bubbler of resin
  • It makes your bubbler last a lot longer

What Is The Best Way To Clean It?

The best way to clean a glass bubbler is to use Isopropyl alcohol mixed with a salt solution. Let the bubbler soak in the solution for about an hour, then use water to rinse it out. After, use warm water to help get the resin out. That will remove wax even in areas that you might not be able to reach, helping reduce the smell of herbs.

What Materials Do I Need?

  • Water
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Salt solution
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Rubber bands
  • A container
  • Plastic bag

Step By Step Guide

After getting your supplies, you can clean your glass bubbler using these easy steps:

Step 1

Put about 16 ounces of Isopropyl alcohol in your container. Mix a quarter cup of salt to the solution and stir to dissolve the salt. Alternatively, you can use the glass bubbler as the container by filling it with the solution then filling its holes with a plastic bag. Wrap rubber bands around the bag to make it secure.

Step 2

If you choose to use the container, take the glass bubbler and soak it inside. You can soak it for about 1 hour, or overnight for better results.

Step 3

Once the bubbler has soaked for your desired amount of time, take it out and rinse it. If the glass still looks dirty, you might need to carry out the process again until it is perfect.

Step 4

If the glass bubbler is clean enough, the next step is to clean out those hard-to-reach areas. This is when the pipe cleaners come in handy. When rinsing, preferably with warm water, scrub those hard-to-reach areas with a pipe cleaner until they are clean. After doing that, rinse the bubbler again.

Rinsing is probably one of the essential parts of cleaning a glass bubbler. It is crucial to get rid of the salt solution and the alcohol. If you don’t rinse properly, you may inhale this mixture when you next smoke, which can be dangerous to your health.

Final Step

Dry the glass bubbler to prevent the growth of any remaining bateria. That will ensure your bubbler is safe the next time you use it.

Final Thoughts

Cleaning your glass bubbler is not only healthy but will also ensure that it lasts longer. Many people are willing to pay quite a nice amount of money for a good quality glass bubbler, so treat it like an investment by taking good care of it. If you’re using a silicon pipe, read here for how to clean it. Learn more about cleaning a plastic grinder.


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