Buying the right bong can be quite daunting, especially if you are buying for the first time. There are different designs, percolators, glass thickness, and styles you have to consider.
You need to know the look or style of the bong you want. The primary types include a straight tube, recycler, and beaker bongs. The straight ones have dense smoke and clear quickly. On the other hand, beaker bongs have less dense smoke and more volume. However, they are hard to clear. It is a good idea to understand the difference between straight tubes and beaker bongs. If you are planning to smoke concentrates, you should get a recycler. It is called so because it reuses the water. For a beginner, you should stick with either beaker bong or straight tube.
This is another important consideration as it determines how long the bong can last. If it is thicker, it is better. You should consider the environment where you will use your bong. For it to be safe and stay in a single room, do not worry about its thickness. If you are going with it everywhere or you have funny friends, you should get one with thick glass. Ensure you choose a bong with at least 3.5 mm thickness.
When it comes to finding the best percolator, the process is quite difficult because there is no clear favorite. The main things to check when buying a percolator include smoothness it offers an amount of drag it offers from pulling smoke through tiny holes. However, if you are a beginner to smoking, you do not need a percolator. Avoid buying a bong that has multiple percolators. Although it may appear to be a good idea, the drag from different percolators is quite hard to clear.
Remember that you will need to clean your bong after use. In any case, it will get dirty and filled with smoke and tar. A bong without percolators is quite easy to clean. However, even if it has only 3 percolators, it will be difficult to clean. If you must have one with a percolator, ensure you an ash catcher. This will make the process of cleaning is quite easy.
Some of the add-ons you should consider include ice pinch, ash catcher, percolator, and splashguard. You should understand the uses of add-ons before buying; otherwise, you will waste your money.