how to clean a terp slurper

Cleaning a terp slurper, which is a specialized dabbing accessory used for consuming concentrates, is important to maintain its functionality and flavor purity. Here’s how to clean a terp slurper:

Materials You’ll Need:

  • Isopropyl alcohol (99% or as high as available)
  • Cotton swabs or Q-tips
  • Pipe cleaners or small brushes
  • Warm water
  • Soap (mild dish soap or specialized pipe cleaning solution)
  • Plastic or glass container
  • Rubbing alcohol wipes (optional)

Steps to Clean a Terp Slurper:

  1. Safety Precautions:
    • Ensure that you’re working in a well-ventilated area and away from open flames or sparks. Dabbing accessories can contain residual concentrates, which are flammable.
  2. Disassemble the Terp Slurper:
    • Carefully disassemble the terp slurper into its individual components: the main body, the bucket, the straw, and any other parts if applicable. Be gentle to avoid damaging the glass or other materials.
  3. Soak in Isopropyl Alcohol:
    • Fill a plastic or glass container with enough isopropyl alcohol (99% or as high as available) to submerge the terp slurper components completely. Place the parts in the container and let them soak for about 30 minutes to dissolve and loosen any residual concentrate.
  4. Scrub with Brushes and Swabs:
    • After soaking, use pipe cleaners or small brushes to scrub the interior and exterior of each component. Pay close attention to any hard-to-reach areas or build-up. For smaller parts like the straw, you can use cotton swabs or Q-tips to clean.
  5. Rinse with Warm Water:
    • Rinse all components thoroughly under warm running water to remove any remaining isopropyl alcohol and residue. Ensure that no alcohol smell or residue remains.
  6. Clean with Soap (Optional):
    • For an extra clean, you can wash the terp slurper components with warm, soapy water using a mild dish soap or a specialized pipe cleaning solution. Rinse thoroughly with warm water after cleaning.
  7. Dry Completely:
    • Allow all parts to air dry completely before reassembling or using them. Ensure that no moisture remains, as it can affect the flavor of your concentrates.
  8. Optional Alcohol Wipes:
    • If you want to give the terp slurper a final wipe down, you can use rubbing alcohol wipes. These can help remove any remaining residues and leave the surfaces clean and odor-free.
  9. Reassemble and Store:
    • Once all parts are clean and dry, reassemble the terp slurper and store it in a safe, clean place until your next use.

Regularly cleaning your terp slurper after each use will help maintain the flavor quality and ensure a clean, enjoyable dabbing experience. Be sure to follow safety precautions, especially when working with flammable substances like concentrates and isopropyl alcohol.

Also Read:

Leave a Reply