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How to make a gravity bong

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  1. What is a gravity bong?
  2. Gravity bong method 1: Bucket bong
  3. Gravity bong method 2: Waterfall bong

Gravity bongs can be an excellent smoking choice whether you’re in a pinch and lacking smoking devices or if you simply want to mix up your typical smoking experience. Best of all, gravity bongs are simple to construct and require items that you probably already have laying around the house. This guide provides everything you need to know to make two types of gravity bongs.

What is a gravity bong?

A gravity bong, also referred to as a geeb, geebie, GB, jib, and multiple other terms, is a homemade method of consuming cannabis. Usually made of water bottles, a gravity bong uses air pressure and water to draw smoke out of the device. According to Urban Dictionary, the term “geeb” is simply a shortened version of the word gravity bong. Taking a “geeb” also refers to the act of taking a hit from a gravity bong.

Gravity bong method 1: Bucket bong

The first —and arguably most common — type of gravity bong is known as a bucket bong. Bucket gravity bongs use water to push smoke up and out of an empty bottle and into your lungs.

What You’ll Need

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You’ll need to assemble the following to make a bucket bong:

  • An empty plastic bottle
  • A container filled with water (it needs to be larger than your bottle, as you’ll eventually need to push the bottle down into the container)
  • Scissors or box cutter
  • Drill
  • Downstem and bowl, or alternatively, aluminum foil

Step 1: Make the bong

Begin by cutting the empty bottle in half. From here on out you will be using only the top half of the bottle, so feel free to toss the bottom half in the recycling bin.

Begin making the bong by cutting the empty bottle in half. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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Step 2: Prepare the bowl

You have a couple different options for this step. First, you can use an actual downstem and bowl — the same kind of downstem and bowl combination you’d use in a regular rig. This route requires you to drill a hole into the bottle top of your bottle. Press the downstem into this hole and slide the bowl into the downstem.

The hole you drill into the lid should be the same diameter as your downstem. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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Tip: For best results, the hole you drill into the lid should be almost the exact same diameter as your downstem. When the downstem fits into the hole, it should be as airtight a fit as possible.

You can use an actual downstem and bowl — the same kind of downstem and bowl combination you’d use in a regular rig. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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Alternatively, you can make a DIY bowl using a piece of aluminum foil. For this option, take a square piece of foil and fold in half to give it a bit of thickness. Place the foil over the top of your empty bottle. Gently press down with your fingertip to create a slight depression in the foil. Next, use a paperclip, toothpick, or some other tool to poke several small holes in the foil.

Step 3: Fill a bucket with water

At this point your bong, including downstem and bowl, is all ready to go and it’s time to fill your container with water. Don’t fill it all the way to the top, as you will eventually push the bottle down into the water and you want to avoid spilling.

Don’t fill the bucket all the way to the top, as you will eventually push the bottle down into the water and you want to avoid spilling. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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Step 4: Get ready to smoke

You’re almost ready to spark up and take your first hit. Start the process by packing your bowl with a pinch of ground-up cannabis. Next, hold the geeb in one hand and gently push it down into the water.

Hold the geeb in one hand and gently push it down into the water. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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Step 5: Light your herb

Keeping the gravity bong submerged in the water, use a lighter or hemp wick to ignite the cannabis. As it produces smoke, slowly and smoothly begin lifting the bottle up out of the water. This creates a vacuum that sucks the smoke down out of the bowl and into the empty bottle.

Keeping the gravity bong submerged in the water, use a lighter or hemp wick to ignite the cannabis. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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IMPORTANT: DO NOT LIFT THE BOTTLE ALL THE WAY OUT OF THE WATER OR YOU’LL LOSE ALL YOUR SMOKE!

Lift the bottle up enough that it pulls all the smoke down into the bottle but does not fully emerge from the liquid.

Step 6: Inhale

With the bottle now full of smoke, remove the downstem and bowl and place your mouth over the bottle opening. Gently and slowly push the bottle back down into the water. This will force the smoke up out of the bottle and into your lungs. If you don’t want to clear the entire bottle at once, continue holding it in the water and put the downstem/bowl back on top to trap the smoke.

With the bottle now full of smoke, remove the downstem and bowl and place your mouth over the bottle opening and inhale. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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Gravity bong method 2: Waterfall bong

The waterfall bong is a slightly simpler method requiring fewer components. Here’s how to make and use a waterfall gravity bong.

What You’ll Need

To make a waterfall geeb, you will need the following:

  • Empty plastic water bottle
  • Scissors or box cutter
  • Downstem and bowl, or alternatively, aluminum foil
  • Water

Step 1: Make your waterfall gravity bong

Begin by cutting a small hole in the bottom of the plastic bottle. It should be large enough to allow the liquid to flow out of easily, but small enough to cover with your finger.

Step 2: Prepare the bowl

As with the bucket bong version, you have two options to create a bowl for your geeb. To use an actual downstem and bowl, you will need to drill a hole into the lid of your bottle. Press the downstem into this hole then slide the bowl into the downstem. Again, the hole you drill into the lid should be almost the exact same diameter as your downstem to keep things airtight.

You can make a bowl using a piece of aluminum foil. Fold a square piece of foil and place it over the top of the empty bottle. Gently press down with your fingertips to create a slight bowl shape and use a paperclip, toothpick, or some other tool to poke several small holes in the foil.

Step 3: Fill the bottle with water

Remove the downstem/bowl combination and put your finger over the hole in the bottom of the bottle. Now fill the bottle with water.

Step 4: Get ready to smoke

Hold your finger over the hole in the bottle to avoid spilling. Now, put your downstem/bowl combination back onto the top of the bottle and pack it with a pinch of ground-up marijuana.

Step 5: Fill the bottle with cannabis smoke

Ignite the cannabis. As it smokes, remove your finger from the hole in the bottom of the bottle and let the water rush out of the bottle. As the water pours out of the bottle, the smoke gets pulled down out of the bowl and into the bottle.

Step 6: Take a hit

Once the water in the geeb is replaced with smoke, quickly place your finger back over the hole on the bottom of the bottle to trap the smoke. When you’re ready to take a hit from your new piece, simply remove the downstem and bowl, place your mouth over the opening, remove your finger from the hole in the bottom and inhale.

If you’d rather not clear the entire bottle at one time, put the downstem/bowl combination back on top of the bottle and cover the hole in the bottom with your finger. This traps the remaining smoke inside the bottle. You can also cover the hole in the bottom of the bottle with a piece of tape to not constantly hold your finger in place.

When you’re ready for more, remove the downstem and bowl, position your mouth over the opening, remove your finger or tape from the hole in the bottom of the geeb, and inhale. Repeat the entire process until you clear the chamber.

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How does a gravity bong work?

Gravity bongs work by submerging a small bottle into a gravity bong bowl which sits on top of a larger bottle or platform. Then the user lights up the cannabis. As the cannabis burns, smoke slowly forms and heats the water up. As the smoke fills the gravity bong, one pushes the bottle down to let gravity push the smoke into the lungs.

Gravity Bong Benefits

Whether it’s an Infinity Waterfall bong, steampunk bong, or portable gravity bong – given how gravity bongs works, tokers will experience a quicker hit because the smoke inhaled is heavily concentrated. These amazing bongs aren’t exactly for the faint of heart as it can be cumbersome and/or overwhelming for a newbie toker. With every hit, these cool gravity bongs deliver both a powerful hit and a powerful high.

Making your own Gravity Bong

If you want a throwback experience to gravity bongs – here is a quickie 101 on a homemade gravity bong, the original gravity pipe.

Materials needed to make a homemade gravity bong:

  • Plastic bottle (between 16-20 oz is ideal)
  • 2-litre plastic bottle
  • Aluminum foil
  • Box cutter or sharp knife
  • Poking device

Steps to follow:

  1. Use the box cutter to cut the bottom of the smaller bottle. Depending on how much of a hit you want will vary on how much of the bottle remains.
  2. Cut the bottom of the 2-litre plastic bottle.
  3. Unscrew the cap of the smaller bottle and use the box-cutter to make a hole in the bottle cap. This is where you will draw air but make sure it’s not so large of a hole that the cannabis on the aluminum foil will fall through.
  4. Wrap the cap with aluminum foil to create a small gravity bong bowl.
  5. Poke holes in the aluminum foil – approximately 3-5 for ventilation.
  6. Place your cannabis on the foil-wrapped bottle cap.
  7. Submerge smaller bottle in the water-filled bottom half of the larger bottle, just until the cap remains above the water – then screw the foil-wrapped bottle cap.
  8. Light the cannabis.
  9. Once the bottle fills with smoke, unscrew cap and place into your mouth…
  10. Push bottle back into the water which will result in smoke being propelled into your lungs.

More of a visual learner? You can also follow the steps in this video:

Easy steps to a homemade gravity bong – the perfect, cool gravity bong that is budget friendly but also perfect for that artsy toker.

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Grav – Gravitron Gravity Bong 13.5” – $55

Considered one of the most affordable anti gravity bongs in the market, Grav’s Gravitron Gravity Bong 13’5 is a budget and efficient bong. A glass on glass gravity bong, this is great for both new and seasoned tokers. Made with strong glass, this is a durable bong that has a fat chamber, offering up power with each toke.

The Gravitron is unique in appearance – subtle and sophisticated, unlike the steampunk bong or gravity hookah – this bong is a great addition to any smoker’s bong collection. Available at Weed Republic for $59.99, some online shops sell the exact bong for more. Want a Gravitron that’s unique to you? They come in different decals – from red, blue, green and black. Why not buy a gravity bong that’s as unique as you?

What we love:

  • 13.5 inches tall
  • Gravity bong
  • Made with strong glass (borosilicate)
  • Has a gravity bong bowl
  • Affordable

The High Rise Gravity Bong – $329.99

The High Rise Gravity Bong is an easy to use, easy to smoke with gravity bong. Unlike some bongs on the market that have a filtration system or are designed to offer only partial hits, this gravity bong guarantees that not a single hit of smoke is lost thanks to its water and tubing. Made from thick and sturdy glass, don’t worry about passing this bong and sharing a toke with friends.

A potent hit every time, the High Rise Gravity Bong uses the water to draw smoke into the bottle area – and while some bongs cool or affect the temperature of the smoke, this does not. Depending on your experience with gravity bongs as a whole, the potency will vary based on the amount of dry herbs placed on the bowl.

What we love:

  • Patented lung action to ensure you get every bit of vapor
  • Made with strong, 5mm thick borosilicate glass
  • Medical grade silicone for all non-glass parts

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