If you have been introduced to the world of cannabis, the chances are that you know what a bong is, or at least know roughly what and how it is used. The world of bongs is comprehensive and extensive with newer products making their way to the markets every single day. With innovations in the world of bongs making their way to the front, and also with new brands to enter the field of producing bongs, there is so much to know about these nifty devices. If you are new to the world of bongs and have no idea what you are getting yourself into, well, buckle up, because it’s a fun ride ahead into the exciting and fantastic world of bongs.
So you might be wondering, what exactly is a bong?
This is considering that you don’t already know what it is in the first place. A bong is one of the handiest tools that cannabis lovers can have at their disposal. A bong functions like a filter, which clears out the smoke before you take it in, either through one of the many chambers in it or through the ice that can sometimes be filled in it. Once again, bongs function in many ways, and not all of them are the same. Bongs come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Whether you want a standard tall bong that looks like how bongs should or one that is in the form of bugs bunny, you can get it all. Bongs that differ in shape and size may perform differently from one another, so if you are in the market to buy a bong, be sure to inquire about what kind of bong this is.
So now to the real question. How does one use a bong?
Like we said earlier, bongs can function in different ways depending on multiple factors that go into making it. There is a small bowl on the edge of the bong. This is usually where you need to put in your cannabis. Before you put it in there, you need to make sure that your bong has the right amount of water or ice, depending on the kind that you are using. Once everything is loaded in, you have to light the cannabis which is in the bowl, while placing your finger on the little hole that is on the opposite side. This allows you to create a sort of vacuum in the bong, allowing you to pull it. The next step in the fun part, where you put your mouth to the top of the bong and pull in as much as you can!
So is a bong better than other methods and ways to take in cannabis?
Hostels, that is something that boils down to personal preference. Some people prefer to use bongs because of the convenience that comes along with it. When it comes to smoking a blunt, you have to spend time crushing and rolling, which can be lengthy for some. Of course, there are people who enjoy the process of rolling their joints or even cooking their edibles to enjoy. Smoking through a bong is, however, more efficient, since it hits you a lot faster than the other means. Bongs are however smoother in your throat because of the cooling effect that it has as a result of the cold water or ice.
So what is the perc of the bong?
No, we didn’t misspell it, because a perc is referred to the chamber that the water is in, and the one through which the smoke passes through. Perc stands for the percolator, which is a process of the formation of bubbles from water. This percs may differ based on the shape of the bong, and the kind of structure that it follows. Different kind of percs has different filtration systems, which affect the density and the harshness of the smoke that comes through it. It can be hard to tell the difference between different kinds of bongs, especially if you don’t know what the difference is between them. If you still are specific about a specific type, ask the storekeeper, and he or she can guide you to finding the right one that you want. If you are buying it online, the kind of perc is usually mentioned in the description, so look out for those, and you will be good to go.
Bowling for cannabis
The bowl is one of the essential components of the entire bong since it is where you put your marijuana to get lit. Every bong that you see, no matter what kind, has a cannabis bowl, most commonly to the side of the bong. The bowl is attached to the bong and lets the smoke out into the chamber so that it can be filtered out to give you the smoke that you take in. The bowl of the bong is one less thing that you have to worry about since all bongs more or less use the same kind of bowls.
Ice, Ice (notch) baby
The ice notch is specifically present only in bongs that use ice as part of the process. This is a special ice chamber through which you put your ice in. Located close to the high perc chamber, this is the key part of making the smoke that you take in cooler, thereby giving you a much nicer pull every time you light it.
So is it healthier than other means of taking in cannabis?
This is one of the most common misconceptions that people have when it comes to bongs. Think of a bong as more of a refining system, rather than a filtration system. You are still taking in the same kind of smoke as you would through smoking a joint. The only difference is that because of the smoke or ice, the smoke that you get is significantly cooler, thereby making it easier on your throat. Because it is easier on your throat, you may not experience typical physical drawbacks like coughs while taking it in. All in all, it makes for a much smoother and cleaner experience