Bongs have been in existence and used for so many years and are still one of the commonly used smoking paraphernalia among smokers and stoners. They have been in use for so long due to their ease of filtration and use.
Bongs can be made from glass or silicone. These bongs provide smoother hits to the smoker apart from being able to filter the smoke from fine particles.
They have been used to smoke flowers, tobacco or dry herbs. Different smokers smoke different substances in their bongs; hence depending on your preference you can pick one to suit your needs.
What to keep in mind before choosing bongs
There are different things to keep in mind before choosing a bong. The kind of substance to be smoked in the bong determines the type of bong to go for.
Flowers or dry herbs
For dry herbs or flowers a dab nail is needed to lift them. If you’re into this, you could get a piece not attached to the down stem.
This is very important to note when choosing a bong. You’ll want a durable bong to last a very long time. They can be quite durable depending on how they are maintained and cared for. Glass bongs must be taken special care of. They are quite fragile due to their glass make up and can crack up or break depending on the shock they are put through. Hence, before purchasing bongs online, you should confirm how sturdy the bong is. Online sites that sell bongs can be researched to check for reviews of products sold on the site.
Size of the joints
The size of the joints of the bongs matters a lot. The size comes in 10, 14 or 18 mm. The size of the joints determines the attachments to add to the bong.
Maintenance of the bong
Cleaning bongs can be difficult if the bong is structured with deep corners that can’t be reached. Bongs that are easy to clean tend to last long; hence when shopping for bongs put in mind the cleaning and maintenance.
Taking care of a bong
Taking care of your bong should be a part of your routine. A clean bong guarantees better hits and smoother smoke. Dust and other debris can accumulate within the corners of the piece.
Hollows should be cleaned with a round brush. Brush or any other cleaning material used to clean the piece should not be hard so as not to affect the integrity of the material. Soft cloth or pad should be used to clean the outer surface of the bong . Mild cleaning agent should be used as well.
Buying bongs might require a bit of patience and research. There are different designs of bongs but before you pick, you should know what you need in a bong.
Good bongs are sturdy and easy to clean for regular maintenance. Even when not in use, making sure to clean the bong for accumulated dust will extend the life of the piece.