Which Bongs Are Right for you

Source: Anthony Franciosi; Honest Marijuana Company

There are so many ways to get your THC or CBD fix these days; blunts, joints, thai sticks, edibles, wax, oil, the list goes on and on. Despite many of these new and novel approaches to cannabis use, one thing remains constant is the bong to be the go-to-choice for marijuana smoking.

Bongs are also a great way to learn how to smoke weed for the first time.

In a bong, the smoke from your burning bud percolates through water. This extra layer between your pot and your lungs does three things; (1) filters out undesirable particles such as ash and tar, (2) Allows cannabinoids and terpenes to pass through, and (3) cools the smoke so it’s not so harsh and is easier to inhale.

For as many different ways to consume cannabis products, there are many different types of bongs to choose from. the various materials from which bongs are made so that you can see the benefits and drawbacks of each. Bongs are made of the following materials:

Glass Bongs – Glass is the most popular material used to build bongs. It provides a clean, pure taste because the glass doesn’t affect the flavor of the smoke. Glass is very easy to monitor for resin buildup because it’s transparent. It’s also very easy to clean when the buildup becomes a problem. Because of these factors, glass bongs are often more expensive than bongs made from other materials.

Plastic Bongs- Silicone/Plastic is probably the second-most popular material for making bongs because it is extremely durable. You can drop a Silicone/plastic bong during a coughing fit and the only damage done will be the water stain on your carpet. Silicone/Plastic bongs are also fairly cheap when compared with other materials. Bongs made from plastic are great for traveling because they are difficult to break and don’t shatter or crack like glass or ceramic. The only downside of silicone/plastic bongs is that they might affect the taste of your smoke slightly.

Ceramic Bongs – Ceramic tend to be heavier and more robust when compared to the other materials on this list. For that reason, and their general fragility, ceramic bongs don’t usually travel well. They do, however, come in all sorts of novelty shapes, sizes, and colors thanks to the fact that clay is extremely malleable and easy to work with. Ceramic bongs are usually a bit more expensive than plastic bongs because of the work that goes into making them. Though a ceramic bong might not be your daily smoker, they are certainly great for special occasions or to display in a cabinet or on a shelf.

Bamboo Bongs – Bamboo is another popular material from which bongs are made. Bamboo bongs can range from pretty basic—just a tube of bamboo sealed at the bottom—to fancy and ornate with metal, varnish, and paint incorporated into the design. Bamboo is also very durable meaning that your bamboo bong will pretty much last forever if you treat it right.

Metal Bongs – Metal is also used to make bongs although the practice is not as common as glass or plastic. Metal is very durable and long-lasting. It’s also pretty cheap. The downside of metal bongs is that they can affect the taste of your smoke and you never really know when it’s time to clean them.

There’s no need to make smoking marijuana complicated so go ahead and try all the different types of bongs. You’ll have fun doing it and you’ll find the bong that fits your needs just right. Here at Hot Buds, we carry a large selection of Customized as well as commercial bongs that meets every individual’s desire.