If you don’t have much experience on buying a bong, then the process can be quite daunting and stressful. There are lots of styles, designs, glass thickness and percolators to be considered which makes it hard to know where to begin. As you read this guide, you are going to discover the different things that can help you narrow down your search.
Let’s start with the style or appearance of bong you prefer. There are 3 popular types of bongs you can buy today and these are beaker bongs, recycler and straight tube. In the latter, this creates dense smoke and quickly clears while in beaker bongs, it create more volume with less dense smoke, this could be a bit difficult to clean but has bigger rips. When it comes to recyclers, this is normally used to smoke concentrates that are recycling water. In the event that this is just your first time smoking bong, then it is ideal to use beaker bong or straight tube.
The glass bong thickness is essential as it is what determines how long the bong will last. Well basically, the thicker the glass bong you’ve bought, the longer it is going to last. But you need to take into consideration as well of the environment which your bong is used. You don’t have to be bothered of the thickness of the bong if it will be used only in one room. If you’re planning to bring it on different places on the other hand and use it together with friends, it will be preferable to use thicker glass. 2 to 3 millimeter is the thinnest glass bongs that you can buy in the market while the average thickness is at 3 to 5. It is recommended however to buy 5 to 7 millimeter glass thickness as it is hard to break. Go for glass bongs that are anywhere above 3.5 millimeter and you’ll be fine.
Percolators do caused some attention but still, there are no clear winners on which is best as everyone has specific preferences and that is where they stick. There are handful of things that you should watch out for in percolators including the smoothness it offers from filtration and the amount of drag it gives from pulling the smokes into the tiny holes.
You should be aware as well on how you can clean the bong. Whether you like it or not, your glass bong will be filled with tar and smoke after prolonged use. Cleaning will be simple and easy as long as you buy simple bongs without percolators.
You will do just fine so long as you follow these tips.