A glass bong is a device that allows you to smoke herb or tobacco by filtering the smoke through water. Glass bongs come in different shapes, sizes and designs, but they all have the same basic components: a bowl, a stem, a water chamber and a mouthpiece. However, if you want to enhance your smoking experience, you can customize your glass bong with various accessories and percolators.
Accessories are additional parts that you can attach to your glass bong to improve its functionality, appearance or durability. Percolators are special filters that create more bubbles and cool down the smoke even more. In this blog post, we will explain what are the benefits of using accessories and percolators, what are the different types of them, and how to choose and use them properly.
Benefits of using accessories and percolators
Using accessories and percolators for your glass bong can have several advantages, such as:
- Better filtration: Accessories like ash catchers and percolators can help remove more tar, ash and other contaminants from the smoke, making it smoother and cleaner.
- Better cooling: Accessories like ice catchers and percolators can help lower the temperature of the smoke, making it less harsh on your throat and lungs.
- Better flavor: Accessories like diffusers and percolators can help preserve the flavor of your herb or tobacco by reducing the combustion and increasing the surface area of the smoke.
- Better customization: Accessories like bowls, stems and mouthpieces can help you personalize your glass bong according to your preferences and needs. You can choose different colors, shapes, sizes and materials for your accessories.
- Better durability: Accessories like protective cases and cleaning tools can help you maintain your glass bong in good condition and extend its lifespan.
Types of accessories
There are many types of accessories that you can use for your glass bong, but here are some of the most common ones:
|The part where you put your herb or tobacco. Bowls come in different sizes (usually 10mm, 14mm or 18mm) and shapes (such as cone, funnel or slide). You can also find bowls with built-in screens or filters to prevent ash from falling into the water chamber.
|The part that connects the bowl to the water chamber. Stems come in different lengths (usually 3 inches, 4 inches or 5 inches) and angles (such as 45 degrees or 90 degrees). You can also find stems with built-in diffusers or percolators to create more bubbles.
|An accessory that attaches to the stem and acts as a pre-filter for the smoke. Ash catchers catch most of the ash and tar before they reach the water chamber, keeping your glass bong cleaner and reducing the need for frequent cleaning.
|An accessory that attaches to the water chamber and allows you to add ice cubes to your glass bong. Ice catchers cool down the smoke even more by exposing it to cold air before it reaches your mouth.
|The part where you inhale the smoke from your glass bong. Mouthpieces come in different shapes (such as straight, curved or flared) and materials (such as glass, silicone or wood). You can also find mouthpieces with built-in splash guards or filters to prevent water or particles from entering your mouth.
|An accessory that protects your glass bong from damage during transportation or storage. Protective cases come in different sizes (depending on the size of your glass bong) and materials (such as hard plastic, soft foam or padded fabric). You can also find protective cases with locks, handles or straps for extra security and convenience.
|An accessory that helps you clean your glass bong easily and effectively. Cleaning tools come in different types (such as brushes, scrapers or pipe cleaners) and sizes (depending on the size of your glass bong). You can also find cleaning tools with magnets, hooks or loops for easy retrieval.
Types of percolators
There are many types of percolators that you can use for your glass bong, but here are some of the most popular ones:
|A percolator that consists of several vertical tubes with slits at the bottom. Tree percolators create multiple streams of bubbles and provide good filtration and cooling.
|A percolator that consists of a single tube with holes at the bottom. Showerhead percolators create a shower-like effect of bubbles and provide moderate filtration and cooling.
|A percolator that consists of a flat disc with holes all over it. Honeycomb percolators create a honeycomb-like pattern of bubbles and provide high filtration and cooling.
|A percolator that consists of a cylindrical chamber with holes all over it. Matrix percolators create a matrix-like pattern of bubbles and provide high filtration and cooling.
|A percolator that consists of a circular chamber with holes around it. UFO percolators create a UFO-like shape of bubbles and provide moderate filtration and cooling.
How to choose and use accessories and percolators
When choosing accessories and percolators for your glass bong, you should consider the following factors:
- Compatibility: Make sure that the accessories and percolators you choose fit your glass bong properly. Check the size, shape and angle of the joints and the chambers. You can also use adapters to connect different sizes or angles of accessories and percolators.
- Quality: Choose accessories and percolators that are made of high-quality materials and have good craftsmanship. Avoid cheap or poorly made accessories and percolators that can break easily or affect the performance of your glass bong.
- Preference: Choose accessories and percolators that suit your personal preference and smoking style. Experiment with different combinations of accessories and percolators to find the ones that give you the best results.
When using accessories and percolators for your glass bong, you should follow these tips:
- Clean them regularly: Clean your accessories and percolators after every use or at least once a week to prevent buildup of resin, ash and bacteria. Use warm water, alcohol, salt or specialized cleaning products to remove any dirt or residue from your accessories and percolators.
- Handle them carefully: Handle your accessories and percolators with care to avoid breaking or damaging them. Use protective cases when transporting or storing your accessories and percolators. Do not force or twist your accessories and percolators when attaching or detaching them from your glass bong.
- Enjoy them responsibly: Enjoy your accessories and percolators responsibly and safely. Do not overfill your bowl or water chamber with herb or tobacco or water. Do not inhale too hard or too fast to avoid coughing or choking. Do not share your glass bong with others to avoid spreading germs or diseases.
Customizing your glass bong with accessories and percolators can be a fun and rewarding way to enhance your smoking experience. Accessories and percolators can improve the filtration, cooling, flavor, customization and durability of your glass bong. However, you should choose and use them wisely to get the best results. We hope this blog post has helped you learn more about how to customize your glass bong with accessories and percolators. Happy smoking!