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How to clean a one hitter

How to Clean a One Hitter in 5 Easy Steps

how to clean a one hitter

Learning how to clean a one hitter is super simple to do.

In fact, one hitter metal pipes were designed for their convenience, while smoking weed and after.

So, it only makes sense that cleaning your discreet pipe comes easily.

In this article, you’ll learn exactly what you need to clean a one hitter and the importance of keeping it clean.

Learn more about our revolutionary self cleaning one hitter the DART as well below. Continue reading with us to stay on top of your sneak a toke game!

Using store bought pipe cleaning solution to clean a one hitter

A few of the top rated pipe cleaning solutions out there, like Grand Master Smoke Bong Cleaner, or Formula 420, will surely get the job done.

These products come with instructions on the best and most effective way to clean a one hitter bat. The important thing to remember is that you are going to want to keep your chillum clean, which requires a daily maintenance cleaning regimen. Using said products will do the job but you’re going to need to budget for that, seeing as they can get pretty pricey and you’re going to be using it regularly.

If you’re using your pinch hit to conserve your stash by microdosing your weed, chances are you’re not going to want to fork out the extra monthly expense.

There’s plenty of pipe cleaning solution products on the market that will do the job, but let’s be honest, you came to this page to learn how to clean your one hitter pipe with ingredients you already have in your cabinets.

How to Clean a One Hitter with Ingredients you Already Have

how to clean a one hitter steps

Getting right to the nitty gritty. The most important ingredient you want to be sure you have is rubbing alcohol. It is cheap and effective for disinfecting a one hitter.

Follow these 5 on how to clean a one hitter:

1. Get a Ziplock bag

Take your one hitter pipe apart and place it in a plastic bag.

2. Add alcohol 

Add enough alcohol so that the one hitter is completely submerged

3. Add 2 ounces of Hot water

Get your sink as hot as you can and add 2 oz of hot water into the ziplock back with your one hitter weed pipe and the salt and alcohol.

4. Add Salt

Add a tablespoon of course sea salt (emphasis on course- the more course the salt, the easier to break down that gunky resin)

5. Shake and Rinse

Your mixture is ready to shake! Shake that shit and let it do all the work. You can leave the one hitter in the mix to soak for 1-3 hours. If you get too impatient, just check on your chillum and give it another little shake.

Pro Tip: To clean the DART one hitter, you want to disassemble first. Watch this video to see how to unscrew the eject mechanism end to really get in each nook and cranny!

Once you feel like you’ve gotten all the resin out, use a q-tip to really be sure there is no more buildup on the inside of the one hitter bat.

What to do after one hitter is clean

Isopropyl alcohol is extremely flammable. It is not safe to take your chillum straight from the sealable bag and light up right away.

You want to be sure and rinse a clean one hitter 10-15 times with warm water to flush all isopropyl alcohol out.

Then let it air out to dry. Once your one hitter is dry, it is ready to load, smoke, ash!

Why is it important to keep your One Hitter clean?

In short, the cleanliness of your pinch hit is of utmost importance for your health.

In order to keep your lungs in tip top shape while still getting high as a kite, its top priority to smoke weed out of clean pipes. What happens to your piece after the first rip? Resin begins to build. That resin is toxic and contains bacteria that will make its way to your lungs.

To avoid that, keep your one hitter clean!

The DART one hitter makes this easy and convenient to do as it is the only one hitter pipe that has a self ejecting mechanism to clear out ash!


Keeping a one hitter bat clean is one of the most important steps in your daily weed smoking regimen. As long as you are smoking cannabis out of a clean pinch hit, you will feel better and trust that you’re getting only that good good out of your marijuana.

Another plus is the taste of your flower is incomparable. Wouldn’t you rather taste those terpenes than the leftover resin from the last bowl you packed?

Yea, we thought so.

Thanks for reading! Stay safe, stay high!

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