Bongs are great for when you are trying to save weed because they only require a third of the marijuana needed for a blunt to reach your desired level of ‘High’. Using a bong allows for the smoker to put out their weed after each hit, stopping it from burning, saving it. Each type of bong offers the user different benefits and should all be investigated separately before you decide on which type of water pipe is needed for you.
Different Types Of Bongs
Ice bongs are made with special notches built directly into the stem which allow for air to pass through with ease, but still hold ice. Filling the stem with ice forms a cold tunnel which your smoke must pass through before it reaches your lungs. This feature cools the smoke making it smoother, easier, and safer to hit. As an added benefit of using a Ice bong most users are able to inhale and hold extra quantity of smoke.
A percolator bong is a type of smoking device that ‘cleans’ your smoke before it reaches your lungs. After traveling down the downstem into the water, the smoke will exit the water only to reenter it again, inside of the percolator. Percolator’s break your marijuana smoke into smaller pieces which allow for it to be filtered or ‘cleaned’ at a much higher rate then seen in regular water bongs.
Mini bongs are great because they provide the toker with all the added benefits of using a water bong but in a small, easy to carry size. This type of bong is usually cheaper then other water pipes because of it’s small size but does not sacrifice any of it’s power. Mini Bongs are also great for those of you that cannot handle an entire ‘normal’ sized bong chamber by themselves.
A gravity bong is a type of water pipe that uses gravity to fill the chamber, rather then force. When using a gravity bong the user will submerge most of the water pipe underwater before lighting the blow. After being lit the smoker will slowly raise the device from underneath the water, filling it with smoke. When the bong is almost completely removed from the water, the bowl will be removed and the user will place his/her lips around the opening, the apparatus will then be pushed back into the water quickly causing all the smoke to enter the lungs of the smoker at a high paced rate.
Different Bong Materials
Acrylic is a cheaper substitute then glass when it comes to bong making but still provides outstanding results for all users. Acrylic is a form of plastic that is almost indestructible and easily cleaned, which is what makes it perfect for bong construction. The best feature about acrylic bongs is the noticeably lower price tags then their glass counterparts. This is the perfect type of water pipe for the first time buyer as well as the penny pinching collector.
Glass is the most popular material used when it comes to making bongs because it is easily molded and reflects heat. This allows for the user to hold the lighter to the bowl without any fear of being burned, as seen in metal bongs. Glass is the best material to make bongs out of because the taste of your marijuana is unchanged. Having a glass bong is like smoking in style and they come in all different types, colors, and price-ranges.
Ceramic Bongs are constructed by styling wet clay and hardening them by heat. Crafting the bongs this way allows for them to be more intricately designed then glass or acrylic bongs. This is the lease popular kind of water pipe stoners usually buy because they lack room inside the chamber for the smoke to build. Although ceramic bongs do cost more then acrylic they are remarkably cheaper then glass.