The world of smoking is a vast one and evidently an ancient one too. The spirits of stoners are high and want to bring new ideas and innovative ways of smoking. While new ways and pipes are being introduced every day. Let us see what we have in the market at this point.
Whether you are beginner, seasonal or a regular weed smoker, you want to make sure that the pipe you are using will enhance your experience. The technique for choosing the best glass pipe is not set and stoned. Basically, you choose according to your style, affordability and need. The most recommended device by every toker is a “Glass Pipe”.
Glass pipes are of different kinds and those kinds are further divided into more kinds. Confused? Let us elaborate this for you.
Glass Hand Pipe
Although pipes are of different materials like, glass, metal, silicone pipes, corn cob, acrylic and certain type of wood but most reliable and exciting are glass pipes. A glass hand pipe has a bowl and pipe/stem through which the smoke passes. These pipes can be divided into further five categories.
A spoon has a bowl at one end attached to a glass pipe. They look like spoons, hence the name. Dry herb/weed is packed in the bowl and the weed is lit by using a lighter or a hemp wick. These pipes are considered best for the beginners so they are not very expensive. A simple spoon pipe price starts from almost $14 and goes up to $50. If you want to buy the pipes that glow in the dark.
Chillum is more basic then spoon. Spoon you can say is an advanced form of a chillum. Chillum is a long cylindrical pipe and bowl is attached at the top of the pipe. The amount of herb that can be packed in the chillum is lesser and price starts from $5 and goes up to $45, if you are interested in honey comb textured chillum.
Bubbler like bongs use water as purifier but are smaller than bongs. They create bubbles when smoke infused with water, hence the name bubbler. Price range starts from almost $25 and can go up to as much as you want to spend if you want to buy a customized one.
Sherlock glass pipes have usually an arched stem with a bigger bowl. Their price range starts from almost $5 and goes on.
Steamrollers are bit complexed then your other basic hand glass pipes. They rolls the stream inside them to cool it down. Usually they are not recommended for beginners because the impact is more than spoons or chillums. Price range starts from almost $10 and goes up to $100 and even more if you want a customized one.
Glass water Pipe
Glass water pipes essentially known as bongs are most lovable glass pipes by all tokers. They are considered bit advanced then simple glass pipes because they use water as filter. The water purifies the smoke and give the smoke a cooling effect and you can take a larger drag through the pipe. Bongs are further divided into other categories depending on the style, material and innovations.
On Basis of Material
On the basis of material bongs are made of wood, ceramics, acrylic, silicone metal and glass of course. The most durable are Glass and Silicone with respect to durability, experience and cleanliness. It is much easier to clean them then the others, as one cannot see what is going inside them. In terms of experience, there is a mixture of tastes when smoked through ceramic, wood, or metal pipe.
On Basis of Style
Glass water pipes comes in following styles or Designs:
- Beaker/ Basic Bongs
- Tube bong
- Round base bongs
On Basis of Innovation
Dab rigs are bongs used for concentrated cannabis and they used entire different technique of smoking then regular bongs.
Percolators are bongs that have percolators in them to enhance the smoothness and coolness of the drag.
Multi Chamber Bongs
Multi chamber bongs as implied by the name have multiple chamber through which the smoke passes before reaching its destination. These chambers may have percolators as well.
The prices of the bongs differ on the size, innovation, and material. A simple bong can be bought under $50 and goes up to as much as you can spend. You can find the pipe you like from head shops and online smoke shops as well.