Bongs are among the most common types of consuming cannabis, especially dried flower.
The word “bong” is said to have already been derived from the Thai word “baung,” which traditionally refers to a round wooden tube of bamboo and has also taken on the modern definition of a cylindrical smoking pipe.
Some have traced the use of a water pipe cool and to filter smoking back to China’s Ming Dynasty. Other reports reveal a history of good use in Africa, where earthen bongs would be built by tribes into the ground using precisely the same principles behind modern bongs. There are reports of early bongs made from pure gold used by a nomadic warrior racerace in what’s now Russia.
Bongs may also be closely linked to the hookah, a sort of water pipe normally used to smoke flavored tobacco. Hookahs use a hose and can be designed to permit multiple people to enjoy the smoke from an individual bowl.
Now bongs can take on many shapes and sizes, but the most common versions are hand-blown from glass by artists who combine science and art, creating masterpieces that are both functional and beautiful. This wasn’t consistently the situation, however. Throughout its development the bong in addition has been made from substances including hand-carved wood, bamboo, ceramics, and even plastic. Many appreciate the MacGyver-like ability to fashion just about anything from Coke bottles to everything and watermelons in between.
Anatomy of a Bong
The bowl is the bulbous attachment where dehydrated cannabis bloom combusted and is loaded. It is normally removable, letting it function as pull- or slide- carburetor.
The carb, short for carburetor, is a small hole which allows the consumer to clear smoke from the entire chamber of the bong, finishing the bong toke. The most common type of carb found on glass bongs is a draw- or slide-carb, which is exposed when the bowl is removed.
The downstem is the little tube which allows the smoke to travel from your bowl down to the base, where it percolates through water.
The foundation is the underside of a bong and can take many shapes, depending on style.
The tube, which stops in the mouthpiece, is the chamber that fills with smoke after it’s filtered through the water. Other features, for example an ice emergency, in many cases are a part of the tube design.
All these parts can take various shapes, colors, and designs determined by the bong’s planned function. The downstem attached to various percolator designs offering more diffusion or separation of the smoke as it passes through the water chamber or is generally replaced with.
The anatomy of a bong or water pipe, courtesy of Smoke and Leafly Cartel
Here are a number of of examples that show how some of the various styles of bongs function:
The Salvager was fashioned for efficacy. Smoke percolates first through the showerhead percolator at the end of the downstem. It then goes through the internal recycler that recycles the smoking back through before reaching the mouthpiece for a second diffusion,.
This bong contains two different fashions of percolators.
Sesh Supply “Poseidon”
This bit has two separate percolation chambers that both attribute inverted showerhead percs.
Advantages from a Bong of Smoking
The primary edge that draws folks to using a bong is its ability to cool and filter the smoke offering a smooth draw even when a massive amount smoke is inhaled. The advantages may differ, when comparing the use of a bong to other consumption approaches.
For while maintaining the pungent spectrum of flavor and scent that cannabis producesproduces those who commonly roll their cannabis bongs offer their cooling percolation. When comparing the bong encounter to that of a normal dry pipe, the result is a much smoother toke that’s easier on the throat and lungs and less harsh in relation to the hot, dry heat of a hand pipe. Bubblers, on the other hand, offer the portability of a hand pipe with the additional functionality of water percolation. Yet, a bong tends to be a more fluid experience than a bubbler, offering less problem than the smaller parts that can frequently get clogged or dirty of a bubbler.
After browsing Smoke Cartel’s extensive collection of bongs in all shapes, sizes, styles, and colours, what are the new ones you want to try? What’s your private choice for favored bong style? Tell us in the comments section below