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How To Make A Gravity Bong at Home

Mary Ekundayo

by Mary Ekundayo

February 27, 2024 08:00 am ET Estimated Read Time: 3 Minutes
Fact checked by Kymberly Drapcho

Gravity bongs go by many different names, including bucket bong, geebie, ijb, GB, yoin, geeb, and ghetto bong. Regardless of what you call it colloquially, this method of consuming cannabis is known to produce a potent, intense high. 

One other beautiful thing about gravity bongs is that they are super easy to construct. With just a few items that you probably already have at home, you can make yours. In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to build two types of gravity bongs all by yourself. Sounds exciting, yes? Then, make sure to follow us closely till the end.  

An empty plastic bottle is one of the major items used to make gravity bongs. You can use any kind of bottle, including your regular soda bottle. Nonetheless, you should know that a bigger bottle makes for a better experience.

Check out the other things you’ll need, and how to make a Bucket Bong below:

How to Make a Gravity Bong At Home: Step-By-Step Guide (With Pictures!)

What You’ll Need

gravity bong supplies

  • An empty plastic bottle
  • A scissors or box cutter
  • A container (larger than your bottle) filled with water
  • Downstem and bowl, or an aluminium foil
  • Toothpick 

Step 1: Cut the Bottle

gravity bong

Cut the empty bottle in half and keep the top half to be used in the bong. You can throw the bottom half into the trash

Step 2: Add Water

add water

Fill the larger container with water until it’s two-thirds full. You can go beyond the two-thirds mark as long as there wouldn’t be spilling when you eventually push down the bong into the water.

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Step 4: Add the downstem and bowl.

Next, push the downstem into the hole you’ve made and ensure it’s airtight. Once you’ve confirmed that it’s firm, attach the bowl to the downstem. Insert your bowl into your downstem and insert the downstem into the bottle’s opening. Put some ground cannabis into the bowl.

Step 6: Submerge the Bong

Hold the GB using one hand and carefully submerge the bong into the container of water.

Step 7: Smoke your GB

With the geebie still in the water, use a lighter to fire up the weed. As the smoke begins to form in the bottle, gently lift it out of the water. You’ll notice that the vacuum allows the smoke to gather between the bowl and the remaining part of the empty bottle.

Now that the bottle is full of smoke, remove the downstem and  place your mouth over the top of the bottle. Carefully push the bottle into the water so the smoke gathered is forced into your lungs. You don’t have to inhale all the smoke at once. You can keep the smoke trapped in the bottle by replacing the downstem or the aluminium foil on the top of the bottle as you take breaks in between your inhalation.

Take It Slowly!

You’ll agree that a gravity bong is very easy to make, especially if you don’t have a smoking device to use. As earlier stated, gravity bong creates concentrated smoke with higher amounts of THC, so you might want to take it slow if you’re a beginner. Additionally, you can keep some throat lozenges and a glass of ice water next to you to deal with any coughing or discomfort that might come up. Happy smoking!

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