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How to Use a Glass Bong with Concentrates, Oils, or Wax



A glass bong is a water pipe that can be used to smoke any type of herb or tobacco, but it can also be adapted to vaporize concentrates, oils, or wax with some simple modifications. In this blog post, we will show you how to use a glass bong with concentrates, oils, or wax in a few easy steps.

What are concentrates, oils, and wax?

Concentrates, oils, and wax are different forms of extracted compounds from the herb plant, such as cannabinoids and terpenes. They are more potent and flavorful than the dried flower, and they can have various textures and consistencies depending on the extraction method and the solvent used. Some common types of concentrates are:

  • Shatter: A hard, brittle, and transparent substance that looks like amber glass. It is usually smoked by breaking off a small piece and placing it on a hot surface.
  • Wax: A soft, sticky, and opaque substance that resembles honey or candle wax. It is usually smoked by using a dab tool to scoop up a small amount and placing it on a hot surface.
  • Oil: A liquid or semi-liquid substance that can range from clear to dark in color. It is usually smoked by using a syringe or a dropper to apply a few drops on a hot surface.
  • Rosin: A solventless concentrate that is made by applying heat and pressure to the herb flower or hash. It has a similar appearance and consistency to shatter or wax.
  • Live resin: A type of concentrate that is made from fresh or frozen herb plant material instead of dried and cured ones. It preserves more of the original terpenes and flavors of the plant.

What do you need to use a glass bong with concentrates, oils, or wax?

To use a glass bong with concentrates, oils, or wax, you will need some additional accessories besides the bong itself. These are:

  • A nail or a banger: This is the part where you place your concentrate, oil, or wax. It can be made of glass, ceramic, titanium, or quartz. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages in terms of durability, heat retention, and flavor. A nail is usually attached to a dome that covers it and collects the vapor. A banger is usually shaped like a bucket or a cup that hangs from the joint of the bong.
  • A torch: This is the tool that you use to heat up your nail or banger until it reaches the optimal temperature for vaporization. You can use either a butane torch or an electric torch. A butane torch is more portable and cheaper, but it can run out of fuel and produce an unpleasant smell. An electric torch is more convenient and consistent, but it can be more expensive and require an outlet.
  • A dab tool: This is the tool that you use to pick up your concentrate, oil, or wax and place it on your nail or banger. It can be made of metal, glass, ceramic, or silicone. It can have different shapes and sizes depending on your preference and the type of concentrate you are using.
  • A carb cap: This is an optional accessory that you can use to cover your nail or banger after you place your concentrate on it. It creates a seal that traps the heat and lowers the air pressure inside the chamber. This allows you to vaporize your concentrate at a lower temperature and get more flavor and efficiency.

How to use a glass bong with concentrates, oils, or wax?

Once you have all the necessary accessories, you can follow these steps to use your glass bong with concentrates, oils, or wax:

  1. Fill your bong with water as you normally would for smoking herb or tobacco. Make sure the water level is not too high or too low for optimal filtration and cooling.
  2. Attach your nail or banger to the joint of your bong. Make sure it fits snugly and securely.
  3. Turn on your torch and aim it at your nail or banger until it glows red hot. This can take anywhere from 10 to 60 seconds depending on the material and size of your nail or banger.
  4. Turn off your torch and wait for your nail or banger to cool down slightly before applying your concentrate. The ideal temperature range for vaporizing concentrates is between 315°F and 450°F. You can use a thermometer or a timer to measure the temperature, or you can go by feel and experience. A general rule of thumb is to wait for 10 to 40 seconds after heating your nail or banger.
  5. Use your dab tool to pick up a small amount of your concentrate, oil, or wax. The size of your dab can vary depending on your tolerance and preference, but a good starting point is about the size of a grain of rice.
  6. Place your concentrate on your nail or banger and inhale slowly and steadily through the mouthpiece of your bong. If you have a carb cap, you can cover your nail or banger with it after placing your concentrate to enhance the vapor production and flavor.
  7. Exhale the vapor and enjoy the effects of your concentrate. You can repeat the process as many times as you like until you are satisfied.
  8. Clean your nail or banger after each use by wiping it with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. This will prevent any residue from building up and affecting the taste and performance of your nail or banger.

What are the benefits and drawbacks of using a glass bong with concentrates, oils, or wax?

Using a glass bong with concentrates, oils, or wax can have some benefits and drawbacks compared to other methods of consumption. Some of the benefits are:

  • You can get more potent and flavorful hits from your concentrates, oils, or wax than from smoking herb or tobacco alone.
  • You can use less material and get more effects from your concentrates, oils, or wax than from smoking herb or tobacco alone.
  • You can filter and cool down the vapor through the water in your bong, which can make it smoother and less harsh on your throat and lungs.
  • You can customize your experience by choosing different types of nails, bangers, torches, dab tools, carb caps, and concentrates.

Some of the drawbacks are:

  • You need to invest in more equipment and accessories to use your glass bong with concentrates, oils, or wax than for smoking herb or tobacco alone.</li