There’s nothing quite like a discreet smoke on the go with your handy one hitter or chillum. However, it doesn’t take much for this minimal smoking accessory to need a little cleaning up. Rather than letting resin drown out your terpene profiles or taking your gear to a cleaning service, why not master how to clean a metal one hitter on your own? We promise it’s insanely simple and chances are you’ve already got all the tools for it at home. Read on to learn why cleaning your one hitter is important, plus what gear you need and how to do it.
Why Clean a One Hitter?
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how to clean your metal one hitter, let’s take a moment to talk about why keeping it clean matters. Of course, keeping your accessories clean will ensure that they work properly and you can indulge in the highest quality clouds. Although there’s another important reason why you ought to clean your metal one hitter: your health! As we smoke, resin builds up in our smoking accessories, trapping tar and bacteria. When you don’t clean your gear regularly, you are pulling all that tar and bacteria directly into your lungs every time you smoke. Over time, this can lead to problems, especially if you aren’t using a filter with your chillum or one hitter. So, do your lungs a favour and keep it clean, buds!
The tools you need to use to clean your metal one hitter will vary according to budget and preference. No doubt, there are some nifty cleaning products on the market that are safe to use and pretty affordable. Nonetheless, if you want to try cleaning your chillum with things you already have around the house, it can definitely be done. For a homegrown cleaning, you’ll need:
- A resealable plastic bag
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Hot water
Should you decide to use cleaning products, it’s best to follow the instructions provided on the packaging. At the end of the day, the tools that you use to clean your metal one hitter are up to you, but be sure to factor in how often you smoke and set a cleaning schedule.
For those going the DIY cleaning route, the process is straightforward. First, deconstruct your metal one hitter and place it in the resealable plastic bag. Then, add enough isopropyl alcohol so that the chillum is fully covered. Next, sprinkle in salt which will help intensify the cleaning process. After that, heat up some water, around 60 ml (2 fl oz) is enough, and add the hot water into the bag. Finally, shake the bag and leave it to soak for one to three hours. When the time is up, take out your metal one hitter and rinse it with water to remove any leftover gunk. You can also go in with a cotton swab to remove any stuck-on grime.