How to Properly Clean Your Glass Bong
One of the most important aspects of owning a rad piece of glass is keeping it clean and pristine. You’ve most likely dropped a big chunk of change on the perfect water pipe, so you’ll probably want to keep it looking amazing for more than just the very first session. Not only do you want to preserve the aesthetics of your piece, but a clean pipe always produces the purest flavor for each and every session. Cleaning a water pipe can be intimidating at first, so here are a few tips from the experts on how to properly clean your glass.
Benefits of Water Pipes vs Dry Pipes
Dry hand pipes have many merits. For one, they are easy to store, load, and use on the go. However, water pipes provide many benefits that dry hand pipes can never offer. Let's explore some of these benefits including beginner friendliness, smoothness, and the customizability of water pipes. There are tons of options when it comes to water pipes. Whether users prefer large, mini, glass, acrylic, percolated, or standard, there’s a water pipe to fit their exact needs.
How to Find the Right Bong for You
A water pipe can make or break a smoking experience. One that’s too difficult to handle, has too much drag, or produces too harsh of hits can put a damper on an otherwise fun time. Although it may seem like all water pipes should work the same, there are many subtle differences than can affect almost every detail of the overall experience. Don’t let your drags be a drag. Discover which water pipe characteristics are important to you below before purchasing your next water pipe.
What is a Sherlock Pipe?
If you think about the kind of pipe the classic character Sherlock Holmes smoked from, or the types of pipes your grandpa used to smoke his tobacco, then you’ve got a basic idea to the shape of a Sherlock pipe. It can also be described as having the shape of a saxophone, and some clever glassblowers have used this design to their advantage (like this one from Grav Labs). Basically, a sherlock pipe has a bowl at one end with the mouthpiece curved upward and away from the bowl.
Why You Should Invest in a Recycler
At a little higher price point than many other water pipes, recyclers offer much more than just a cooler design. Today users can find the recycler model in both dry herb water pipes and concentrate rigs; so, no matter what you like to use, you can enjoy the benefits from a recycler. Recyclers can look intimidating at first, but are actually pretty fun once you get the hang of them.
Pros and Cons of Metal Pipes
There are several materials pipes are crafted from. Glass is the most popular, both in the number of designs and in overall choice for regular smokers. However, glass is delicate, and some pieces can be quite expensive. Smokers looking for an alternative medium may consider metal pipes for smoking. Metal pipes carry many advantages, but not all are created equal.