Bong is a filtration apparatus used for smoking. Bongs are also called water pipe. In fact, the function and construction of bongs are similar to hookah. Many smokers consider this because of a cooler and smoother hit.
The most common is glass bong or glass pipe because it combines form and function. There are many pieces available with different colors and styles. Glass bongs are preferred because it allows smokers to have purer smoking experience.
If you want to have the best experience, you should at least know how to choose the ideal glass bongs. Choosing the ideal one seems to be a daunting task but you can be successful with the following hacks:
Choose the style you prefer
The first thing that you need to do is to determine the style that you prefer. The styles include the following:
- Beaker bongs: this style offers lesser dense but more volume smoke. It is stable compared to other bongs because of its wider base and a larger area for holding water. Due to the wide volume of this bong, it makes clearing it harder.
- Straight tubes: this style offers dense smoke, which immediately clears. Straight tubes actually offer an efficient way for smoking because the smoke travels straight up to the tube with least effort from you. It has minimal drag as well. Due to their smaller bases, they tend to tip over.
- Recyclers: this style is mostly used for concentrates. As the name suggests, it is capable of recycling water.
Check the thickness of the glass
If you are a beginner, it is ideal to choose a beaker bong or straight tubes. As soon as you identified the style, the next thing to consider is the thickness of the glass. Glass thickness is crucial when choosing glass bongs because it will determine how long the bong will last.
Keep in mind that the thicker your glass is, the longer your bongs will last. Aside from that, you should also consider the surroundings. If in this case, you want to put it in one room, thickness might not be an issue but if you are going to carry your bong around, you should get the thickest one – somewhere above 3.5 mm.
Percolators are often called “percs”. It refers to the chamber of water, which is the key feature of a bong. It causes the bubbles when water comes through. You should know that there are different types of percs. This will give you many options but it can be confusing at times.
If you are looking for the right perc, there are two things that you should consider – smoothness and drag. The smoothness of the perc from filtration is important as well as how much drag it gives when pulling the smoke through tiny holes.
Pick your accessories
The cool thing about bongs is they come with different attachments and accessories. In other words, it can be modified and customised according to your preference. One of the most popular accessories is ash catchers, ice notch and many more.