If you enjoy smoking herb or tobacco from a glass bong, you might have wondered how to make your hits smoother and cooler. One way to do that is to use ice or glycerin tubes, which are glass attachments that can lower the temperature of the smoke without adding any water or moisture. In this blog post, we will explain what ice and glycerin tubes are, how they work, and how to use them properly.
What are ice and glycerin tubes?
Ice or glycerin tubes are cylindrical glass attachments that have a spiral coil inside. They can be attached to the top of your glass bong, replacing the neck and mouthpiece. The space inside the cylinder is filled with either ice or glycerin, a non-toxic fluid made of fatty acids that is commonly used in cosmetics and food products.
Ice and glycerin tubes have different advantages and disadvantages. Ice tubes are cheaper and easier to find, but they melt quickly and need to be refilled often. Glycerin tubes are more expensive and harder to find, but they freeze faster and stay cold longer. Glycerin tubes also have a lower freezing point than water, so they won’t crack or shatter when stored in the freezer.
How do ice and glycerin tubes work?
Ice and glycerin tubes work by cooling down the smoke as it passes through the spiral coil. The coil increases the surface area of contact between the smoke and the cold material, allowing more heat to be transferred. The result is a smoother and cooler hit that is less harsh on your throat and lungs.
Ice and glycerin tubes do not dilute the smoke or affect its flavor, unlike using ice cubes or cold water in the bong chamber. They also do not add any moisture or impurities to the smoke, which can cause mold or bacteria growth in your bong. Ice and glycerin tubes are therefore a cleaner and healthier way to enjoy your herb or tobacco.
How to use ice or glycerin tubes?
To use an ice tube, you need to fill it with ice cubes or crushed ice before attaching it to your bong. Make sure the ice is packed tightly and evenly inside the cylinder, leaving no gaps or air pockets. You can also add some salt to the ice to lower its melting point and make it last longer.
To use a glycerin tube, you need to store it in the freezer for at least an hour before attaching it to your bong. You don’t need to fill it with anything, as the glycerin is already inside the coil. Make sure the tube is completely frozen and solid before using it.
Once you have attached the ice or glycerin tube to your bong, you can light up your bowl and inhale as usual. You will notice that the smoke is much cooler and smoother than without the tube. Enjoy the icy smooth hits from your ice- or glycerin-cooled bong.
How to clean ice or glycerin tubes?
To keep your ice or glycerin tube working in tip-top shape, you need to clean it regularly. To clean an ice tube, you need to rinse it with warm water after each use, and let it dry completely before storing it in a cool place. You can also use some rubbing alcohol or vinegar to disinfect it if needed.
To clean a glycerin tube, you need to detach it from your bong and rinse it with warm water after each use. You can store it in the freezer again for later use, or let it dry and store it in a cool place. You can also use some rubbing alcohol or vinegar to disinfect it if needed.
Where to buy ice or glycerin tubes?
If you are interested in buying an ice or glycerin tube for your glass bong, you can check out some online stores that sell them. Here are some examples:
- DankStop sells both bongs with removable glycerin coils and glycerin adapters that can fit any bong.
- Toker Supply sells both bongs with removable glycerin coils and glycerin adapters that can fit any bong.
- One Sixty Glass sells both ice and glycerin tubes that can be attached to any bong.
Ice and glycerin tubes are a great way to enhance your smoking experience with a glass bong. They can cool down the smoke without diluting it, making it smoother and more enjoyable. Try them out and see the difference for yourself.