Pumpkin Bong Tutorial + THC-Infused Pumpkin Seed Recipe
You’ve probably heard of using an apple as a pipe, but how about using a pumpkin as a bong? Pumpkin season is upon us, and we highly recommend giving this smoking apparatus a try. Not only is it an adorable creation to wow your friends with, but it makes for a uniquely tasty smoking experience as well!
Many people associate the flavor of pumpkins with pumpkin spice flavoring–cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.–but if you want to taste the true flavor of pumpkin, try using one as a bong. Shoutout to Nic Bailon at our Salem location for reminding me about this awesome fall festive cannabis craft!
You’ll need a pumpkin, a downstem, and a bowl piece to create your pumpkin bong.
To begin, choose your pumpkin. It should be big enough to accommodate some water and the downstem once it’s all emptied out. Beginners may want to look for a pumpkin on the smaller side so it doesn’t require quite as much lung capacity to inhale the smoke.
Next, carefully carve a lid into your pumpkin around the stem. Remove the lid and set it aside.
Then, the fun part: Don’t be afraid to get your hands messy! And don’t throw away those guts and seeds just yet; you might want them (more on that later)…
Fill the pumpkin with some water and replace the lid.
Next, choose a spot to place the downstem and carve a small hole to fit it. This part can be tricky, because the downstem should fit as snugly as possible–so take your time with it!
Drill or cut out another small hole for air intake (where your mouth will go). Optional: Insert a Moose Labs MouthPeace into the air intake hole for added comfort and a more bong-like experience.
Pack your bowl with the cannabis of your choosing, and light it up!
So what about those pumpkin guts & seeds from earlier? There are uses for both, but first, you’ll have to separate the guts from the seeds. The guts can be pureed in a food processor and used in recipes in place of pumpkin puree. The seeds make a great snack roasted in the oven, but we can do one better: Coat the pumpkin seeds in cannabis-infused coconut oil before roasting them to make a healthy, fall festive edible option!
Remember that pumpkins are biodegradable, so we don’t recommend using your pumpkin bong for any longer than a day or two. Once you’re done smoking out of it, just remove the downstem and it’s all prepped to make a jack-o’-lantern!