Bongs are the ultimate cannabis smoking devices. They are surely kings of smoking devices. Every weed lover has at least one with them. If you haven’t smoked from a bong then the journey is not complete and you have a long way to go. Bongs are very ancient, they go all the way to 1100 BC. Since then humans are innovating them to get best out of every puff.
Now a days bongs are much easier to reach. There are physical shops and online smoke shops exclusively for bongs. You have a huge range to choose from which can be a bit confusing. If you went to the shop there may be someone there to guide you, but if you are purchasing from an online smoke shop you need a proper guidance to find the perfect bong that fits your style, budget and need. It doesn’t matter if you want to purchase your first bong or you are a regular smoker and you need another one for your collection.
First you need to know what type of bong you require. These are some types of bongs:
Plastic/Acrylic bongs: Plastic bongs are the cheapest kind of bongs. They come with a metallic bong. The smoking is not much fun from plastic bongs.
Metallic bongs: Metallic bongs are expensive than plastic bongs but cheaper than silicone bongs. They have one drawback that they give not very pleasant metallic taste when smoke from them.
Ceramic bongs: Ceramic bongs are much decorative. They come in different designs. One drawback is that they are not very durable and they are very difficult to clean. They are not much appreciated by the professional weed smokers.
Glass bongs and Silicone bongs or silicone pipes: Plastic, acrylic, metallic and ceramic bongs are much cheaper than glass and silicone pipes but to get the best quality of drag, glass and silicone bongs are the most recommended. A good silicone bong can be bought under $100 and the price can increase according to the size and style.
There is a very minor difference in glass and silicone bongs. Silicone pipes are much durable and portability is very easy as compared to glass pipes. So smokers mostly recommend silicone pipes. There is a bit different in the taste but silicone pipes are considered much eco-friendly as well.
There is an extensive range of silicone bongs available in online smoke shops. The difference is based on size and technology as well. The two most basic bongs are tube style and beaker style silicone pipes. Beaker style bongs require a little bit more water than tube bongs.
The most basic thing that smokers see while purchasing a bong is he size, The bigger the size of the bong the bigger the size of the fun but bigger size of the bong needs a bigger lung capacity. You would need a huge breath to drag from a bigger bong. So if you are a beginner and you are using the bong for a first time. It is recommended you start with a smaller silicone pipe.
If you go through the products at the online smoke shop, you will also find bubblers and percolators. They are a little piece of technology installed in the bongs to refrain the splash of water that comes with the drag. They stop the impact of water but need a deeper breath for drag. With the help of percolators the smoke is cooled and cleansed once again, after it went to the water. There are many kinds of percolator based silicone pipes in the market as well in online smoke shops. Also there are many other equipment’s that you can find to improve the quality of smoke like bangers, to switch between dry and concentrated herbs and there are ash catchers witch can be replaced with bowls, they are used to contain the ash in a separate jar so it doesn’t get mixed with water. There are many other extensions for your convenience. You can choose according to your style and advancement. These guides will surely help you narrow it down for what you should get for yourself.