If you are looking for a smoking device that combines the benefits of a water pipe or bong with the portability of a hand pipe, then you might want to consider a bubbler water pipe. A bubbler is a type of water pipe that is smaller and handheld, but still cools and filters the smoke from dry herbs or tobacco. In this blog post, we will explain what a bubbler is, how it works, and why you need one.
What is a Bubbler?
A bubbler is a simple water pipe that can be packed with dry herb or loose leaf herb. It has a bowl, a chamber with water, a stem, a percolator or diffuser, and a mouthpiece. It can look like a pipe, a mini-bong, or a combination of both. Here is an example of a bubbler:
As you can see, this bubbler has two chambers with different types of percolators: a showerhead and a tree perc. Percolators are devices that create bubbles and turbulence in the water, increasing the surface area of the smoke and enhancing the filtration and cooling effect. There are many kinds of percolators, such as honeycomb, turbine, matrix, etc. Some bubblers have one percolator, some have none, and some have multiple ones.
How to Use a Bubbler?
Using a bubbler is very easy and similar to using a bong or a pipe. Here are the steps:
- Fill the bubbler with some water and find the right water level. You don’t want to overfill it or underfill it. A good rule of thumb is to cover the percolator holes or the bottom of the stem with water, but not too much that it splashes into your mouth when you inhale.
- Pack the bowl with your herb or smoking material. Don’t pack it too tight or too loose. You want to leave some airflow for the smoke to travel through.
- Light the bowl with a lighter or a hemp wick and inhale through the mouthpiece. As the herb burns, the smoke will flow down the stem and through the water, where it will percolate and diffuse. This will cool down the smoke and make it less harsh for your throat and lungs.
- Enjoy your smooth and flavorful hits. You can clear the smoke from the chamber by lifting the bowl or covering the carb hole (if there is one) with your finger.
- Clean your bubbler regularly to prevent resin buildup and maintain its performance. You can use rubbing alcohol, salt, and hot water to rinse and soak your bubbler.
Why You Need a Bubbler?
Now that you know what a bubbler is and how to use it, you might be wondering why you need one. Here are some reasons why bubblers are awesome smoking devices:
- Bubblers offer portable water pipe function and filtration in the convenience and portability of a standard hand pipe. You can take them anywhere and enjoy smooth hits on the go.
- Bubblers are versatile and can just as easily function as a dry pipe – just don’t add water. This way, you can switch between water filtration and direct hits depending on your preference.
- Bubblers come in a variety of styles, shapes, colors, and materials. You can find bubblers that suit your personality and taste. Some bubblers are made of glass, some are made of silicone, some are shaped like animals or objects, etc.
- Bubblers are affordable and easy to use. You don’t need any extra accessories or complicated setups to use a bubbler. You just need some water, some herb, and a lighter. You can also find bubblers that fit your budget.
Bubblers are great smoking devices that combine the best of both worlds: water pipes and hand pipes. They offer smooth and cool hits with water filtration, but also portability and simplicity with their handheld size. If you are looking for a new way to enjoy your herb or tobacco, you should definitely try a bubbler. You can find a wide selection of bubblers at Smoke Cartel, Grasscity, or Chameleon Glass. Happy smoking!