While a bong or water pipe may seem like an ordinary household object, they’re more complex than you might think. In this article, we’ll be exploring the ins and outs of these devices to show you what they are and how they work. We’ll also explain the different parts that make up both of these smoking apparatuses (the bong and the water pipe) and give you general information on how to use them.
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First and foremost, a bong is created from a base and stem. The base is the more extensive section of the bong that includes the bowl, where you can place your tobacco or herbal mixture, and then the stem connects everything. The stem delivers your smoke to the mouthpiece at the top of the device. Water pipes are similar, except they often feature more glass to cool off your smoke before it reaches your mouth during each hit. They tend to be longer in size than ideal bongs.
The inside of both bongs and water pipes contain different parts as well. There are air holes in bongs as well as water pipe bowls. And, no matter what type of smoking device you use, each has a carburettor. A carburettor is a part that mixes the smoke with hot air and passes it into the tube of the smoker (or water pipe) with the help of a filter or glass stem.
Another essential aspect to consider when choosing an apparatus is how your smoke will be filtered in the bong or water pipe. There are three main ways a water pipe and bong filter smoke: ice pinch, fixed downstem, and recyclers. The ice pinch is a classic method in which ice cubes can help cool your smoke or even add flavour to the hit. Fixed downstems are those parts of the bong or water pipe that act as a base. They assist with filtration because they have an opening at the bottom that attaches to the tube known as a slide. The last method is through recycling, also known as multiple percolation.
Additionally, bongs and water pipes do not always offer the same effects. How you smoke with a bong differs from how you smoke with a water pipe. And, while they both work to get you high, they do so in very different ways.
Overall, both bongs and water pipes are great tools for smoking with and offer different uses for your smoking pleasure. Each has its benefits and drawbacks, but in the end, there’s something just right for you to enjoy.a