When you love to smoke but find using a simple dry herb pipe to be too harsh on your lungs, a bong would be an excellent alternative to your usual smoking methods. Bongs are notorious for the deep rolling bubble as well as massive clouds. The reason you are able to take such large hits from a bong when hits half the size from a pipe leave you in a coughing fit is due to the filtration that they provide.
If you want an even better hit than you get from a bong with a simple straw-style downstem, a percolator bong will provide advanced filtration, resulting in a much smoother hit than you can get from any other smoking method around. Not only will the water work to filter out the resin and carcinogens that result from burning your herb, it breaks the smoke up into smaller bubbles, allowing it to cool further, thus giving a super smooth hit each time.
For those that are new to the idea of percolation, you may be unsure of what exactly your options are. There are several different ways that you can achieve this type of diffusion, from a downstem you can add to a basic bong to bongs with built-in percolators. With so many styles available, it may be overwhelming when you start shopping around. Today we are going to take a look at some of the most common percolators, including the double percolator and the honeycomb style.
Percolators are a very popular style of bong. They are so popular that you will most likely see at least two styles in any shop you go into that sells bongs and other smoking accessories. There are several varieties including the Double and Triple Percolators, Honeycomb, and Fritted Disc.
This is a style of percolator that is made up of a glass disc with small holes positioned in the shape of a honeycomb. Each hole breaks up the smoke so that there is a larger percentage of surface area that comes in contact with the water for increased filtration and cooling.
Double and triple percolators are quite similar. A double percolator has two layers of percolation underneath the surface of the water in your bong that break up the larger bubbles full of smoke into smaller bubbles. A triple percolator has a third layer of percolation. Whether you choose a double or triple percolator, you will be able to enjoy a smooth, filtered hit every time.
If you are not familiar with components of glass blowing, one of the form glass comes in is frits. These are very small pieces of coarse colored glass that range in size from a sand-like consistency to the texture of fine aquarium gravel. A fritted disc is when the vibrantly colored frit is fused, or slumped, together into a disc shape and then attached to the bottom of the bong or rig. Since the small pieces are attached to each other but there are tiny gaps between the pieces, the holes in the disc work to diffuse the smoke and break it up into a ton of very little bubbles. The increase in surface area is cooled and filtered much more than you see in most other styles of bongs.
When it comes to using a bong, the process is the same whether you have a standard bong or a percolator bong. This is great for those that are new to the word of bongs, as the idea of trying something more complicated may be intimidating. While there are not any additional steps to smoke out of a percolator bong, you should keep in mind that, due to all of the holes, it may take a bit of extra time and effort to clean them. Luckily you can use isopropyl alcohol or Formula 420 to soak off any resin or reclaim that has clogged the gaps in your percolator.
The main difference between a standard bong and a percolator bong is that the percolator style has a much higher level of filtration and diffusion than the standard bong. You can increase a standard bong’s diffusion level by swapping out your downstem for a diffusing style stem. The percolator style’s built-in diffusion system not only gives you a much smoother experience, they often look really cool and are a great piece of functional art to add to your personal glass selection. Due to the stylish intricacies that a percolator adds to a bong, this style is often a larger financial investment than a standard bong.
From fritted discs to honeycombs, if you consider yourself a true purveyor of pipes a beautiful percolator would be the perfect addition to your glass arsenal. Because of the popularity, you should have no issue finding a unique bong that you can add to your collection. Whether you prefer to shop around in local brick and mortar head shops and vape shops or if you would rather shop online from the comfort of your home, you are sure to find a one-of-a-kind smoking apparatus that you can proudly display in your home. Here are vapevetstore.com, shopping is easy and all US orders ship free.
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