How to Clean a One Hitter in 3 Easy Steps

how to clean a one hitter

If you're a smoker, then you know that there are many different ways to enjoy your herb. Some people prefer joints, some people prefer bongs, and others prefer one hitters. One hitters are quickly gaining in popularity because they are easy to use and conceal. They also tend to produce less smoke than other methods, which is ideal for those who want to keep their smoking habits discreet. But do you know how to clean a one hitter so you can always have it ready? 

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However, like all other smoking devices, one hitter’s need to be cleaned on a regular basis or else they will start to accumulate resin and bacteria. This is especially true about one hitters because of how small their bowl and tube are. Without consistent cleaning the one hitter will easily clog leaving your one hitter to be completely useless. We will teach you how to clean a one hitter pipe so that it stays fresh and clean!

How to Clean a One Hitter in 3 easy steps

One of the great things about one hitters is that they are very easy to clean. All you need is a pipe cleaner and some rubbing alcohol. 

  1. First, soak your pipe cleaner in the rubbing alcohol. 
  2. Then, insert it into the bowl of your one hitter and twist it around to loosen any residue. Use the pipe cleaner to scrub the inside of the weed bowl as well. 
  3. Finally, rinse your one hitter with warm water and allow it to air dry.

How to Deep Clean a One Hitter? 

To deep clean a glass one hitter, you will need to gather a few supplies. You will need rubbing alcohol, zip lock bag, a q tip or pipe cleaner, salt, and a paper clip or something similar. 

  1. First, place your one hitter inside the ziplock bag with alcohol and salt. Ensure you have fully covered the one hitter so it can soak. 
  2. Let sit for at least 10 minutes but we suggest an hour
  3. Shake the ziplock bag up prior to taking your one hitter out to release any resin from the pipe.
  4. Next, use the pipe cleaner or q tip to scrub the inside of the one hitter and the bowl. The paper clip is best to clean the bowl.
  5. Finally, rinse your one hitter with warm water and allow it to air dry.

How do you clean a dugout one hitter?

Cleaning a dugout one hitter is very similar to cleaning a glass one hitter except it can be a bit harder due to the shape. Follow the same steps but let this soak in the isopropyl alcohol for 3 hours or more so you can ensure the resin releases. 

How do you clean a metal one hitter?

Cleaning a metal one hitter is also very similar to cleaning a glass one hitter. The only difference is that with a metal one hitter, you can actually place it in boiling water to help clean the resin off the inner walls. The metal one hitter won’t have issues with the high heat of boiling water. 

Pros and cons of a one hitter

There are both pros and cons to using a one hitter. Some of the pros include that they are easy to clean, they are easy to use, and they produce less smoke than other methods. However, some of the cons include that they can be difficult to load, and they may not provide as much of a hit as other methods. Ultimately, it is up to the smoker to decide whether or not a one hitter is right for them.

Pros of a One Hitter

  • Quick to clean
  • Fits in pocket, easy to travel with
  • Easy to smoke especially for a beginner
  • Stealthy pipe and concealable

Cons of a One Hitter

  • Harsher than hand pipes and bongs
  • More scooby snacks aka ash and herb in your mouth
  • Glass ones can easily break
  • Clogs easily due to size