says about the only thing you forgot is to twirl your bowl!!!
This is key and if you don't, it just burns it up, that's what you've been doing, wasting it! Yikes!
You do need to heat it up (a torch lighter is best and won't get all that black shit inside and outside your bowl) on the first hit but just to liquification, as someone said, just heat it and then blow ever so slightly into the stem, so the cut comes out the top of the bulb. This isn't necessary, but you will thank SWIM for it if you do!
You need to have something to cool the bowl as well. SWIM uses a paper towel folded a bunch, on a coaster, then soaks the paper towel in water, SWIM says if your bowl gets too hot, it will crack
, and you will not be happy! SWIM prefers to spend more for her piece, to prevent this, as they do get very hot. SWIM got hers from a place that literally threw it on the cement floor to show her how good it was! SWIM says it is rather thick, so heating takes a bit longer, but totally worth it!
The paper towel trick is used to cool it back down quickly, so that you don't burn the meth
up (so two ways to waste, not twirling and not cooling your pipe while inbetween hits). SWIM urges that you wait 10 seconds or so, as hot glass on cool water can cause it to crack as well, and when you do, it will "sizzle" but as long as its just for a few seconds, you've done it right.
Bics type lighters are the worst in SWIMs opinion, that's why your bowl is filthy. Get a torch, and it will burn all that crap off, if not, then yes, you need the BLUE flame of the Bic.
Twirl, twirl, twirl
, you can light and twirl at the same time, SWIM is not sure why anyone needs both hands, but to each his own! Twirling begins once you see the smoke coming and you begin inhaling slowly (slowly is key as well, nice and slow inhale, not like a bong
hit at all, very slow) and twirling at the same time. It is a bit tricky at first, SWIM used the mirror to learn, and it helped a lot! SWIM highly suggests this, as it will help you learn quicky where to put the flame as well as keep you from wasting!
SWIM thinks you probably should use someone's suggestions above as far as cleaning, SWIM however rarely needs to, as the torch is great, and your own spit on the end of a Q-Tip (ear swab) stick it inside the bulb hole and move it about. Works wonders! SWIM would probably just go buy a new one if it's as filthy as you describe, just start over, they aren't that pricey!