If you're thinking about buying a bong with a percolator but not sure what you need, The Bong Baron has got you covered with this great article.
Percolators are an essential component of many bongs and provide an additional filtration process to ensure a smoother and cooler smoke. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the different types of percolators and how they work.
Percolators are devices that are integrated into bongs to filter and cool down the smoke before it is inhaled. They work by breaking down the smoke into a series of bubbles as it passes through the percolator. This process helps to filter out impurities and ash, and also cools the smoke down, making for a smoother and more enjoyable smoking experience.
Percolators come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each with their own unique design and style. Some common types of percolators include tree percolators, showerhead percolators, honeycomb percolators, matrix percolators, and inline percolators.
Each type of percolator works a little differently, but they all aim to create a series of smaller bubbles in the smoke to filter and cool it down. Some percolators are more effective than others, percolators with a large number of smaller holes will generally work more efficiently but will also be more prone to clogging and require frequent cleaning. Percolators with larger holes won't clog quite as much but are must less likely to clog up. The Bong Baron always recommends the use of an ash catcher when using percolated bongs.
The first type of percolator is the tree percolator. It is made up of several vertical tubes, called stems, that have slits at the bottom. The smoke is drawn through the stems, creating a series of bubbles. This process filters the smoke and cools it down, resulting in a smoother and more enjoyable smoking experience. Tree percolators can be found in a variety of sizes, from small, single-stem models to larger models with multiple stems.
This straight shooter style bong has a tree arm percolator in the neck:
Another type of percolator is the showerhead percolator. It is a circular or cylindrical device that is located near the bottom of the bong and is usually attached to the downstem. The showerhead percolator has a series of holes or slits at the bottom, which the smoke travels through. As the smoke passes through the holes, it is filtered and cooled, resulting in a smooth and enjoyable smoking experience. Showerhead percolators are considered to be one of the most basic but effective types of percolators and are a popular choice among many smokers.
This Mushroom Sprinkler Perc bong has a large bore type of showerhead perc called a sprinkler percolator.
The third type of percolator is the honeycomb percolator. It is a disk-shaped device with a series of small holes that are evenly spaced across the surface. The smoke is drawn through the holes, creating a series of bubbles. This process filters the smoke and cools it down, resulting in a more enjoyable smoking experience. Honeycomb percolators are known for their high efficiency and are a popular choice among many smokers.
This Phoenix Star Dual Perc Bong has a honeycomb perc coupled with a turbine disk percolator.
The fourth type of percolator is the matrix percolator. It is a type of showerhead percolator that features multiple chambers, which the smoke travels through. As the smoke passes through the chambers, it is filtered and cooled, resulting in a smoother smoking experience.
Here is an example of a basic matrix percolator bong
The fifth type of percolator is the inline percolator. It is a tube that is located inside the main tube of the bong and is attached to the downstem. The smoke is drawn through the inline percolator, which creates a series of bubbles. This process filters the smoke and cools it down. Inline percolators are considered to be one of the most basic types of percolators.
Here is a basic bong with inline percolator.
In conclusion, percolators are an important component of many bongs and provide an additional filtration process to ensure a smoother and cooler smoke. The different types of percolators each offer their own unique benefits and are a popular choice among many smokers. Whether you are looking for a tree percolator, showerhead percolator, honeycomb percolator, matrix percolator, or inline percolator, there is a percolator out there that will meet your needs.
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