A percolated bong, also known as a perc bong, is a type of water pipe used for smoking herbs or tobacco. It is characterized by the presence of one or more percolators, which are additional chambers or sectgions that filter and cool the smoke before it is inhaled.
The smoke passes through the water in the base chamber, and then is forced through the percolator(s) before it reaches the user. The percolator(s) creates many smaller bubbles that increases the surface area of the smoke, which cools the smoke and filters out some impurities. The smoke then travels up the stem and into the user's lungs.
There are several types of percolators, such as:
Tree percs have several arms branching out from the main chamber
Showerhead percs have a tube with several small holes at the bottom
Dome percs have a dome-shaped chamber with small holes
Honeycomb percs have a disk with several small holes
Percolated bongs come in various shapes and sizes, and can be made from glass, acrylic, or other materials. They are considered to be a more efficient and smoother way of smoking, as the percolators help to filter and cool the smoke, reducing the harshness and increasing the filtration of harmful substances.
The only downside is they do require more cleaning, as the can clog up easily, we recommend the use of an ash catcher with percolated bongs.
Pyrex and Metal Stem Bongs
These types of bongs are great for people looking to buy cheap bongs that can handle heavy use. The rubber grommets and base mean they are less likely to shatter when knocked over then glass on glass bongs. Basic chambers and design means these bongs are very easy to clean.
Glass on Glass Bongs
Quality pieces with all glass joints, glass down stems and glass cone pieces. Great bongs that are compatible with all kinds of bong accessories. Many come with percolators and extra chambers, meaning these bongs provide extra cool hits.
Looking to buy cheap bongs that cannot be broken? Silicone bongs come in many differnet designs and colours, and can be easily cleaned by freezing. Compatible with many types of bong accessories.
1. How Much Do Bongs Cost?
The cost of bongs may vary depending on the additional features, design, size, and more. An average cost of a bong can be anywhere between $20 to $500 or maybe even more than thousands! Some individuals consider bongs as collectable art and buy them for aesthetic purposes. The quality and materials used to design the bong can also affect the price range.
2. How Does a Percolator Bong Work?
Percolator bongs diffuse smoke into smaller smoke bubbles, allowing you to experience a pleasant and cooler hit.
3. Are Glass Bongs Better Than Plastic Bottles?
Glass bongs are far better than plastic bottles! These glass water pipes provide a smoother smoking experience because the glass stays cool with makes the smoke smoother. Glass bongs offer you various options for modification to enjoy a new level of cool hits. Bong accessories feature percolators, ice catchers, ash catchers and diffused down stems. There are many different styles of bong accessories available to suit any budget.
4. Are Water Pipes and Bongs the Same Thing?
Bongs - often known as water pipes - are used to smoke herbs. They feature a long tube known as a chamber, a bowl to hold herbs and a base to hold water. All bongs filter the smoke by bubbling it through water, which makes it much cooler and smoother then joints, blunts or pipes.
5. How Does a Bong Work?
A bong usually consists of four components:
Chamber - The chamber is the body of a bong where the smoke travels after being filtered through the water. You can inhale the smoke using the mouthpiece.
Base - The base is the bottom section of the bong. The base of the bong is usually designed in different shapes, including wheel base, flat bottom or rubber bottom beaker bongs.
Bowl - The bowl or cone of the bong is the part that holds your herbs. Bowls can be removed for cleaning or as a shotty.
Downstem - Downstem is a small tube that allows the smoke to transfer from the bowl to the water for filtration before heading into the chamber
6. What types of bong are there?
There are many types of bongs to suit everyone's smoking habits. The most common types are
Glass on Glass
Glass Bong Metal Stem
Wheel Based Bongs