The next time you take a munchies-led pilgrimage through your grocery store, you might want to stop by the produce section for a whole watermelon and a few carrots. Don’t worry, we’re not trying to force a plant-based diet on you. Instead, Weedmaps News would like to sweeten up your next smoke session by showing you how to build your very own watermelon bong.
For generations, stoners have developed an affinity with transforming fruits and other edible arrangements into cannabis paraphernalia. One of the most iconic foods commonly used to smoke cannabis is the apple, which offers a quick fix to cannabis lovers who happen to be without a pipe or rolling papers.
But if you really want to flex your culinary muscle during the next smoke session, go even bigger and bolder by making a bong out of an entire watermelon. By gathering a watermelon, carrots, a few household kitchen items, you can go the DIY route and create your very own bong in five simple steps. Here’s everything you need to know about how to make a watermelon bong.
- Whole medium or large carrot (medium to large in size)
- Screwdriver or power drill
Give yourself about 20 to 25 minutes to construct this nutritional piece of cannabis paraphernalia. If you’re using a screwdriver instead of a power drill, this fruitful endeavor may require additional time.
While you might not have any intention to eat this combination of produce, we’d still advise using a kitchen or another spacious area where you can brace for a messy blend of watermelon juice and carrot flesh. A cutting board or similar apparatus could also come in handy when it comes time to do the dirty work.
Step 1 — Make Three Holes
Place your watermelon on a cutting board or clean area and make three holes: a mouthpiece near the top of the watermelon, the carb on the side of the watermelon, and another hole opposite the mouthpiece, which is where the carrot will eventually be mounted.
Step 2 — Make an Air Pocket
Using the screwdriver or power drill, break up the watermelon flesh to make an air pocket at the top of the melon. After draining the juice from the watermelon, insert the tip of the tool to break up the bottom flesh of the watermelon, create an air pocket and small puddle that will act as “bong water” to filter the smoke.
Step 3 — Make a Bowl in the Carrot
Make a hole on the side carrot that will act as a bowl for the cannabis flower, then drill a hole through the top of the carrot until it meets the bowl where the flower will be packed.
Step 4 — Stick Carrot into Watermelon
Stick the carrot into the watermelon. You may have to gently twist the carrot back and forth to ensure that it fits snugly into the watermelon and remains in place during the smoke session.
Step 5 — Enjoy
Pack flower into the carrot bowl and, while holding a flame to the cannabis, take a hit from the mouthpiece of the watermelon.
Feature image by Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Tyler Koslow is an Associate Editor at Weedmaps with experience in the cannabis and tech space. When he’s not pounding away at his laptop keyboard, you can find him stuck a three-hour synth loop, playing with his chubby Garfield-esque cat, or taking in the sights on a nice hike.