A Beginner’s Guide on Choosing the Ideal Bong

A Beginner’s Guide on Choosing the Ideal Bong

If you decide to switch to bongs, there are definitely a lot of things to consider. Choosing the ideal bong can be overwhelming because of the many options available on the market. The good news is that with a quick guide, you can choose the right bong in no time.

Decide whether to have dry herb or concentrates

You should first decide whether to have dry herb or concentrates/oils. You must be aware that any bong can be utilised for either dry herbs or concentrates by simply putting the correct attachment.

If you want to utilise your bong for dry herbs, you just need a dry herb bowl. If you want to use your bong for concentrates or oils, you need to put the correct size of the dab nail. Although you can generally use the same piece for dry herb or concentrates, experts highly recommend that you consider a dedicated piece so you get the best flavor and experience.

Pick the right shape best for your needs

Bongs are often called water pipes. As mentioned above, there are many options available from the shapes to styles and sizes. When it comes to shapes, the most common shapes are beakers and straight tubes. Here are some things you should know about the shapes:

  • Beaker bongs are literally shaped like scientific beakers, which have a wider base. This shape will allow you to add more water that effectively helps to further cool down the smoke.
  • The straight tube bongs have a smaller base. This shape holds less water but typical clears faster for larger hits. Straight tube bongs offer a more efficient way of smoking.
  • If you are considering a dab rig, the most popular styles include fab egg style, mini-rigs and recycler rigs.
  • You have to understand that the shape and the style of the bongs will change their function so it is crucial that you know what you are looking for.


Select the right glass quality and thickness

In the creation of bongs, there are two main types of glass used – soft glass and hard glass. Soft glass usually comes in solid colors, which are cheaper in cost and quality. The hard glass bongs are clear glasses that contain thicker and denser glass, which makes it higher quality and less vulnerable to breaking.

Determine what percolator is best

A bong contains percolator. This is helpful in diffusing and filtering your smoke for a more pleasant smoking experience. In the past, most bongs include downstem but now many bongs are stemless, which do not require a downstem. The downstem is replaced with a percolator.

Most popular percolators include honeycomb, swiss, tornado, inline, and showerhead. If you are looking for a bong to use with your dry herbs, you should consider a bong that contains more percs. This is for better smoke cooling including filtration.

Figure out your budget

When shopping for a bong, you will notice different prices. There are a lot of factors that influence the prices but the most important factors include glass quality and thickness. With this, it is crucial that you figure out your budget and choose based on that.