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FAQs About Bongs

What should I consider before buying a bong or water pipe?

Choosing between flowers or concentrate? Dry herb enthusiasts opt for a bowl, while dabbers go for a nail. For versatility, consider a piece with an unattached downstem to accommodate both. If dabbing is your thing, explore our selection of dab rigs.

Size is crucial – glass bongs come in 10mm, 14mm, or 18mm joint sizes. These joints connect various parts of the pipe and can be either male or female. With different percolator options, the possibilities for your new pipe are endless!

Given that glass can break, Smoke Cartel offers the GlassGuard Guarantee to protect your piece. When it comes to cleaning, durability matters. Refer to our cleaning guide to find the right fit for you.

How do I choose the right bong for me?

Choose between a bong tailored for dry herbs and flowers or one designed for dabs and concentrates, commonly referred to as dab rigs. Several factors come into play, largely dependent on personal preference. Each bong features various percolators or percs that disperse smoke uniquely. Customers typically prioritize factors such as price, size, material (glass or silicone), style, and the type of percs when making their selection.

What is a percolator for in a bong?

A percolator, commonly known as a perc, serves to disperse hot smoke through the water within a bong chamber, resulting in smoother, cooler, and less harsh inhalations. With numerous types available, each perc presents distinct advantages and drawbacks. An effective perc on a bong maximizes smoke diffusion by exposing it to ample surface area, facilitating the cooling of smoke before inhalation.

How does a bong work?

Bongs facilitate the effective and efficient consumption of dry herbs, tobacco, or cannabis in a refined manner. Initially, the bowl, often referred to as a slide, is filled with the desired smoking material. Upon inhaling through the mouthpiece and igniting a flame, the combustible material heats up, producing smoke. Subsequently, the bong channels the hot smoke through its downstem or percolator into the water, cooling it down and providing the user with smoother, cooler hits.

What is the difference between glass bongs and silicone bongs?

Glass bongs typically utilize high-quality borosilicate glass, whereas silicone bongs are crafted from food-grade, BPA-free silicone. Glass offers greater heat resistance and is favored by many for its tactile sensation. However, glass bongs are more prone to breakage compared to silicone counterparts. Silicone bongs, on the other hand, offer flexibility and can be rolled up for convenient storage and travel purposes.

How are bongs made?

Every glass bong undergoes hand blowing via the intricate process of glassblowing. While some machine work may be involved, such as joining tubing, the majority of the production remains manual. Unlike automated processes, bong creation lacks mechanization from start to finish. Consequently, each bong exhibits slight variations, contributing to their individuality and uniqueness.