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How to make a pumpkin bong

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  1. How does a pumpkin bong work?
  2. How do you make a pumpkin bong?
  3. Tips and tricks

Between apple pipes and watermelon bongs, there’s no shortage of creative ways to smoke cannabis. But crafting a pumpkin bong on a brisk, autumnal evening may be the best way to celebrate the gourd and the season. With the same tools you use to carve pumpkins for Halloween — plus a few elevated accessories — you can experience the magic of the season on another level.

How does a pumpkin bong work?

When assembled correctly, pumpkin bongs work just like any other bong. You light the weed on one end, suck in air through the other, and voila — a cloud of water-filtered smoke arrives ready to get you high. Aside from what weed you’ll be smoking, the most important decision you’ll make is the size of your pumpkin. Get an extra-large pumpkin if you’re looking to get extra-high and a small pumpkin if you’re looking for a few petite rips. In terms of functionality, it doesn’t matter which pumpkin you go with so long as there’s enough room inside to accommodate your downstems, water, and air.

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How do you make a pumpkin bong?

What you’ll need:

  • one small-to-medium pumpkin
  • two downstems
  • bowl piece
  • marker
  • carving knife
  • spoon
  • water
  • weed
  • lighter

Steps:

Step 1: Using your carving knife, cut a hole in the top of the pumpkin around the stem. Use the stem as a handle to pull out this top piece and scrape off the seeds attached to it. Set it aside so you can use it later as a lid.

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Step 2: Use your spoon to scoop out the pumpkin seeds. When you’re done, the inside should look scraped clean.

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Step 3: Using your marker, trace two downstem holes on opposite sides of the pumpkin.

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Step 4: Cut holes just inside the traced circles so the downstems can squeeze inside tightly.

Step 5: Fit the downstems inside those holes, pointing them downward at a (roughly) 45-degree angle.

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Step 6: Pour enough water inside the pumpkin to submerge the bottoms of the downstems.

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Step 7: Put the top piece back on the pumpkin.

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Step 8: Pack the bowl with your favorite weed and place it in one of the downstems. The other downstem will be used as a mouthpiece.

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Step 9: Grab your lighter and rip that pumpkin bong.

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Tips and tricks

Use cool or iced water to better cool down the smoke as it travels through your pumpkin bong. To avoid inhaling any mold or contaminants, use your pumpkin bong for one day only before emptying the water and carving it into a regular Jack-o’-lantern.

With the same tools you use to carve pumpkins for Halloween (plus a few elevated accessories) you can experience the magic of the season on another level.

How to Make a Sweet Pumpkin Bong

Thursday October 20, 2016

Updated on 10/30/2020

I t’s that time of year again when pumpkins are literally around every corner. From pumpkin spiced lattes to yummy baked goods all the way to pumpkin-flavored chewing gum, it’s hard to get away from the popular fruit (fun fact: they’re actually considered a fruit).

This year, celebrate Halloween and impress your friends (and even yourself) by making a sweet pumpkin bong. It’s quick, easy, eco-friendly and all you need is a pumpkin, a drill bit, a glass downstem (optional) and some cannabis! If you don’t have a drill, no worries – a skewer or screwdriver will work just fine.

Starting Your DIY Pumpkin Bong

Before you begin construction on your pumpkin bong, it’s important to consider just how much work you want to be doing. If the pumpkin is large enough and you’re looking to make the process quick and easy, then you don’t necessarily have to empty out the pumpkin guts – just be prepared for some interesting flavors and somewhat “chunky” percolation.

If you want to get into the full Halloween spirit, making a nice hole around the stem and carving out the guts and seeds is the right choice for you! A cleaned out pumpkin provide better percolation and reduce the amount of pumpkin flavor in your hits. Just be sure to save the “cap” and make a clean cut so you can seal off your pumpkin bong for proper air flow!

Whichever method you choose, we’ve provided some step-by-step instructions (complete with pictures) below for you to follow along with and have an awesome, DIY Hallo-Weed experience!

Operating Procedures

Start by carving a small bowl into one side of the pumpkin. Place the bowl toward the top of the pumpkin and remember not to go too deep. Doing so will put you at risk of breaking through the meat. This will destroy your attempt at a bowl and you’ll have to plug the gap and start again in a different location.

If you choose to use a glass downstem from a bong, then forget about carving out a bowl. Instead, make a round hole that pokes through to the center of the pumpkin. Remember to start small, then enlarge as needed so the downstem fits snug into the pumpkin. Be sure to exercise caution with this step as too loose of a seal will not allow for enough suction and you won’t be able to take quality hits.

Step 1 creating a built-in bowl

It's October and there's probably a pumpkin everywhere you turn. Learn how to make your own pumpkin bong for some Hallo-Weed fun.