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September 07, 2023

Picking the Right Bong. A Quick Guide

A bong is a water pipe that is used to smoke marijuana.

It is typically made of glass or acrylic, and it has a chamber where the smoke is cooled and filtered before it is inhaled. Bongs offer a number of benefits over other smoking methods, such as pipes or joints. They can produce smoother, cooler hits, and they can help to filter out some of the harmful toxins in the smoke.

When choosing a bong, there are a few factors you need to consider.

Size

The size of the bong will determine how much smoke it can hold. If you are a beginner, you may want to start with a smaller bong. This will make it easier to control the amount of smoke you inhale.

Material

Bongs can be made from a variety of materials, including glass, acrylic, and silicone. Glass is the most popular material, as it is durable and easy to clean. Acrylic bongs are less expensive than glass bongs, but they are also less durable. Silicone bongs are the most portable option, but they are not as durable as glass or acrylic bongs.

Percolators

Percolators are chambers that are designed to filter the smoke. They can make the hits smoother and cooler. There are many different types of percolators, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

Cleaning

Bongs need to be cleaned regularly to prevent the buildup of resin and bacteria. This can be a hassle, so you may want to choose a bong that is easy to clean.

Durability

Bongs can be fragile, so you need to choose one that is made from a durable material. Glass bongs are the most durable option, but they are also the most expensive. Acrylic bongs are less expensive, but they are also less durable.

Portability

If you plan on taking your bong with you on the go, you need to choose a portable option. Silicone bongs are the most portable option, but they are not as durable as glass or acrylic bongs.

Improved Flavor and Smoother Hits

The water filtration system cools the smoke before it reaches your lungs, making each hit less harsh and easier to inhale. The water and additional percolators also serve to filter out some of the more unpleasant flavors and harshness that come from tar and excess plant material, leaving you with a cleaner, more flavorful hit.

Toxin Filtration

Water filtration is effective at removing some toxins and harmful chemicals present in smoke. While it's not 100% effective, it certainly provides a cleaner experience than a traditional hand pipe or rolling papers.

Convenience and Efficiency

Bongs are generally easy to use and highly efficient in delivering THC and other cannabinoids to the user. This means you can achieve the desired effects quicker and often with less product, thereby saving money over time.

Aesthetic Appeal

Many people consider their bong to be a piece of art, not just a smoking device. The aesthetic appeal, including colors, shapes, and intricate designs, can enhance the overall experience and add a personalized touch to your smoking sessions.

Budget

Bongs can range in price from around $20 to $200 or more. It is important to set a budget before you start shopping.

Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Bong

To keep your bong clean and in good condition, you need to clean it regularly. Here are a few tips:

  • Rinse the bong with hot water after each use.
  • Use a bong cleaner to remove any buildup of resin and bacteria.
  • Soak the bong in the bong cleaner for a few hours.
  • Rinse the bong with hot water again.
  • Dry the bong with a clean cloth.

You should clean your bong at least once a week. If you use it more often, you may need to clean it more frequently.

By following these tips, you can keep your bong clean and enjoyable for years to come.

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