There are so many bongs to choose from that it can become overwhelming but shopping for a new one doesn’t have to be stressful. You can get the most out of your new bongs if you take the time to think about a few important factors before you buy.
Think about what you plan to smoke
Bongs are your best option for both dry herbs and concentrates, and the type you prefer to use will determine the pipe you should choose. To smoke dry herbs and tobacco, you’ll often need a bowl and a pipe with a stem angled at 45 or 90 degrees. Concentrates, on the other hand, necessitate a dab nail with a 90-degree stem.
Small to medium-sized glass bongs with quartz attachments are excellent for people who like to use both dry herbs and concentrates. Switching between concentrates and dry herbs will be much easier with these types of bongs.
The Percolator is important
Diffusion occurs most efficiently in percolators. As a matter of fact, they are there solely to disperse the smoke. When you burn any form of dried herb, you’re creating an unhealthy combustion. Percolators cool the smoke while filtering out pollutants to prevent inhalation of these dangerous combustion by-products. Filtration and diffusion will produce a better hit for you and your lungs as a result of all this work.
Smokers can opt for bongs with an external ash catcher or honeycomb or tree percolator diffusers already installed. The choice of percolators is a matter of personal preference for individuals who prefer dry herbs over concentrates. Concentrates require less diffusion and a smaller pipe because there is less combustion involved in order to achieve the optimum flavour.
Thinking about size
Consider your intended use before you invest your hard-earned cash in bongs. In order to get the best flavour and use out of your pipe, you should think about how you intend to use it. Going for the largest size is not always the best idea.
Smaller pipes are better for travel, whereas larger pipes are better for use around the home since they provide more space for percolation and customisations. It is worth noting, however, that larger pipes might be more expensive depending on the material, design, and brand of the pipes.
Another factor to keep in mind is the capacity of the lungs. A tiny or medium water pipe is best for first-timers and people who prefer to take smaller hits. Bell-shaped pipes, such as beakers and small pipes, are more durable than bigger pipes. Remember that larger pipes are more prone to breaking because of their weight and location in relation to gravity. It’s advisable to choose a smaller pipe that’s easier to transport or pass around in a large group if you want to minimise this type of harm. Smokers with more experience or who are accustomed to taking heavier hits choose larger pipes. A larger bong is the perfect option if you’re looking for a showpiece that you’ll only use at home.
Best type of glass to use
They can come in a wide range of materials from acrylic to plastic to ceramic to bamboo to silicone. When it comes to flavour and cost, the sort of material you use has a direct effect. Artistic and gorgeous glass objects can be altered in any way. Because of their strength and adaptability, glass pipes will always be a go-to choice for pipe smokers. Glass bongs constructed of scientific glass are more resistant to breakage, are thicker, and last longer.
Think about your budget
A pipe’s price rises in direct proportion to its complexity and ornamentation. The scientific glass bong’s elegance and durability will save you money in the long run by allowing you to make future adjustments with complex glass adapters and add-ons.