So you have a one hitter bat that you’ve smoked out and now it’s filled with resin and overall in need of a deep clean. Thankfully, cleaning one is incredibly easy. There are specifically designed cleaning solutions for pipes and there are home based solutions too. The first step regardless of cleaner you use is to make sure all loose debris and gunk are out of the one hitter bat. Next you choose the cleaner.
Using a store bought pipe cleaning solution
There are multiple options out there such as Formula 420, and Grand Master Smoke bong cleaner. Both of these will easily get the job done, but are far more expensive than if you want to go with a cleaning solution you make yourself. For a one hitter pipe, we really do not consider one of these necessary. If you have an incredibly nice water pipe, one of these is worth it in our opinion. But that’s not why you’re reading this so lets get to the simple, effective and affordable way
How to clean a one hitter pipe with ingredients you already have
The main ingredient here is rubbing alcohol. Specifically, isopropyl alcohol. Looking at you college students, that bottle of vodka isn’t gonna cut it. The stronger the better for proof.
Get a sealable plastic bag or container and put the one hitter in there. You want to put enough rubbing alcohol in so that the one hitter bat is completely covered. Adding a small splash of hot water (think 1-2 oz) can help loosen up the gunk due to heat. Next you want to add 1-2 tablespoons of salt into the bag. The more course the salt is, the better. This is because the salt acts as an abrasive. Think about cleaning dishes. You use a sponge that has a ton of holes and different leveled surfaces to help clean gunk off. The salt is the sponge here.
At this point you have your cleaning solution ready to go. Shake that bag or container with your one hitter inside thoroughly to make sure that everything is nice and mixed up. You want to make sure the cleaning solution has gotten through the one hitter bat and can get to work figuratively speaking.
Next, you wait. Put the container or bag somewhere out of the way and give it 1-3 hours. However, if you’re impatient, you can check on the pipe cleanliness and shake the bag whenever you want.
Going from a one hitter soaking in solution to smoking out of it again
Hurray! You’ve made it this far. Your one hitter bat should be thoroughly cleaned at this point. If the pipe isn’t, then you need to give the pipe additional time in your cleaning solution. If it’s nasty and dirty, get a new solution to soak your pipe in.
Remove the one hitter from the cleaning solution, and rinse it with hot water. You can either hold it directly under the faucet or let it soak to get all residue off. Make sure you discard the rinse water and especially cleaning solution properly (down the toilet or shower) or you could stink up an entire room.
Wipe your one hitter down with a paper towel and at this point you should have a pipe that looks and smokes like its brand new! Thanks for reading this far. If you’re in the market for a new one hitter or dugout, get one for 20% off at www.smokits.com using 20off.