It’s that time of year again when pumpkins are literally around every corner. One quick and easy way to get rid of those excess pumpkins: Turn them into your newest smoking piece. Anyone with five or ten minutes to spare can make a pipe or bong out of one of the fruits.
This year, celebrate Halloween and impress your friends (and even yourself) by making a sweet pumpkin bong. It’s quick, easy and eco-friendly – all you need is a pumpkin, a drill bit, a down stem glass piece and some dank weed. If you don’t have a drill, no worries – a skewer or screwdriver will work just fine.
1. Start off by picking out your pumpkin. The size that you use really depends on how experienced of a smoker you are – the bigger the pumpkin, the bigger the hit you will be able to take.
2. Then you should begin to carve out the two holes on either side of the pumpkin, one for the downstem and one for the bowl. You should take your time carving out the hole for your downstem and to use a small tool like a dabber (a pen will also do just fine) because you want the glass to fit very snugly within the pumpkin and a knife will not be as precise. If you make the hole too large and the downstem is not wrapped tightly enough inside the flesh of the pumpkin, some of the smoke may try to escape outside of the glass.
3. Once you have created a hole that you can fit your downstem into, make another hole that will act as your mouthpiece. This hole can vary depending on your preference but it doesn’t logistically need to be any bigger than the first hole that you carved.
4. After this hole is carved and before putting in your downstem, fill you uncarved pumpkin with some water. This step is somewhat optional, many agree that you don’t need water to smoke out of a pumpkin I think, however, that the water makes the smoke a lot milkier and way easier to take bigger hits with. You only need a small amount of water, depending on your pumpkin, but if you think that you added too much you can always pour some out.
Now that your pumpkin is filled with water, insert the downstem and get to grinding your favorite grass. Depending on the state you live in and what laws surrounding marijuana usage are currently in place, there are a few different strains that will compliment a pumpkin bong. If you’re dying to carve out the inside of your pumpkin, there’s another method that you can use to make a killer pumpkin bong. Begin by cutting off the top of your pumpkin and then go ahead and scoop out the guts. We recommend that you use apple cider vinegar to clean out the inside of your pumpkin once it’s carved so that you can keep it super fresh.
Then you follow steps 1 and 2 in the first tutorial— you want to create a hole on the side of the pumpkin and insert your downstem. Afterward, put the top back on your pumpkin, light up your grass, and let the smoke fill the inside of your pumpkin. When you are ready to inhale, stick your face inside your pumpkin and inhale the smoke.
If you don’t enjoy the act of smoking and prefer edibles instead, there are plenty of pot-friendly recipes that call for pumpkin. Pumpkin pie is a classic treat that you can easily add cannabis to.
Now the question you’re probably dying to ask is if your hit will taste like pumpkin if you use a pumpkin bong. Well that’s definitely something you have to try out for yourself.
For extra points, jazz up your pumpkin with a face. Voila, your smoke-o-lantern is ready to use!