Glass Bongs and Water Pipes
At Thick Ass Glass, we offer a comprehensive collection of high-quality, durable water pipes, ensuring an exceptional tobacco and herb smoking session. Our water pipes or glass bongs refine your smoke in water, providing an incredibly clean draw. Our collection includes all forms and sizes of glass water pipes and bongs, each assuring a smooth, robust hit. Try out the 13" Super Slit Matrix Bubbler equipped with percolators for an extra smooth draw or the classic 18" Straight Tube for an uncomplicated, direct smoking experience. Our inventory spans a variety of sizes, from 2 ft. bongs to 18 in. water pipes. Browse through our entire collection to find the ideal water pipes and glass bongs for your smoking preferences.
Water Pipes: How Does a Water Bong Work?
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced smoker, there are various devices available to enjoy a smooth tobacco drag. One popular option is a top-notch water pipe crafted from sturdy, long-lasting glass. Water pipes, also known as water bongs, consist of a neck (or tube), a bowl for holding tobacco, and a water-filled base. This water reservoir at the pipe's base facilitates clean, satisfying smoke hits when used correctly, making water pipes highly sought-after smoking tools. For an even smoother experience, some water pipes allow the addition of ice to further diminish smoke harshness. If you find the concept of glass bongs overwhelming as a newcomer, fear not. We provide an extensive glossary that demystifies the terminology, helping you become a water pipe connoisseur in no time.
How to Set Up and Use a Bong
If you're considering purchasing your first glass bong, rest assured that all pipes from Thick Ass Glass are ready to use straight out of the box. However, water pipes have detachable components and require careful attention to detail during use. Let's guide you through the process step by step:
Fill the Bong with Water
You might be wondering how much water to add to your bong. It's surprisingly simple! Just pour in enough water to generate bubbles without causing any messy overflow.
Load the Bowl with Your Product
Notice the open area at the top of the bong's downstem? That's the bowl, where you'll place your tobacco. It's crucial for the bowl to fit securely in your bong while allowing easy sliding in and out to produce potent hits.
Inhale and Relax
Once you've filled the bong with the right amount of water and packed the bowl, it's time for some enjoyment. Position your lips on the mouthpiece at the top of the neck, ignite the tobacco, and begin inhaling. Once you've reached your lung capacity, remove the bowl for an intense smoke sensation, then exhale slowly and relax. Congratulations, you've officially smoked from a glass bong! Remember, if any water touches your lips while inhaling, you've added too much water. It may take a few attempts and adjustments, emptying or refilling the bong to achieve the perfect water level, but that's perfectly normal.
How Much Does a Bong Cost?
Water pipes are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes, which also translates into a diverse price range. At Thick Ass Glass, we strongly advise purchasing within your budget to ensure a well-balanced investment. It's essential to avoid spending a significant amount on a bong and then having insufficient funds for tobacco.
Types of Bongs and Water Pipes
Water pipes come in various types to cater to individual preferences. While the plethora of options excite many smokers, newcomers may feel overwhelmed when selecting their first pipe. However, don't worry! Let's explore the available types and shapes of water pipes:
- Scientific Water Bongs: These include straight tube and beaker shapes. Straight tube water bongs are straightforward, efficient, and offer easy hits due to their simple design. Beaker water pipes have a wider shape, holding more water and air to produce substantial smoke. Their bubble or cone shape provides added stability.
- Multi-Chamber and Round-Based Water Bongs: Multi-chamber bongs resemble straight tube pipes but feature multiple chambers for enhanced filtration. They provide a thorough filtration process, though they can be challenging to clean and are intended for buyers with a higher budget. Round-based water bongs have a spherical shape, similar to beakers, offering stability and ease of use.
- Male vs. Female Water Bongs: Understanding the distinction between male and female water bongs is crucial to avoid ordering incompatible accessories. Male water pipes require the bowl to be placed onto the joint, while female water bongs have the bowl inserted into the joint. Therefore, accessories should be of the opposite gender to the water pipe.
- Bubblers and Glass Recyclers: Bubblers are portable water bongs suitable for on-the-go use. They come in various types, including concentrate bubblers for oils and double bubblers with dual chambers. Glass recyclers are designed to deliver cooler, smoother draws. They recycle smoke through multiple chambers for effective filtration, ensuring a pleasant smoking experience.
These different types of water pipes offer unique features and benefits, allowing smokers to find the perfect fit for their preferences and needs.
How to Clean Water Pipes
Maintaining the cleanliness of your water pipes is crucial to ensure their optimal functionality and prevent the spread of germs. Although cleaning water pipes is generally straightforward, some intricate designs can pose challenges. Nevertheless, the cleaning process follows a similar set of steps:
Gather the Necessary Cleaning Tools
Before starting the cleaning process, ensure that you have all the required cleaning products within reach. Having everything ready will save you from frustration later on. The essential items for cleaning include:
- Rubbing alcohol
- Pipe cleaner
Begin with Salt and Rubbing Alcohol
Once you have assembled the necessary cleaning items, carefully sprinkle salt into the bowl and stem of your water pipe. Next, add the rubbing alcohol, seal the water pipe with the joint and mouthpiece, and gently shake the pipe.
Rinse and Repeat
After the salt and rubbing alcohol treatment, thoroughly rinse your water pipe with warm water to eliminate any residue. If stubborn build-up remains, use Q-tips and pipe cleaners to access and scrub hard-to-reach areas. While it is possible to achieve a clean water bong in one attempt, heavily soiled bongs may require repeating these steps until they are spotless.
By following these steps, you can effectively clean your water pipe, ensuring its longevity and promoting a hygienic smoking experience.
Order High-Quality Water Pipes and Bongs from Thick Ass Glass
Whether you're a seasoned collector or just beginning to explore the world of glass water pipes, Thick Ass Glass provides an unparalleled selection. Our pipes are crafted with premium-quality glass, ensuring durability and long-lasting use. With excellent prices and a wide variety to choose from, you won't find a better option. When you're ready to make your purchase, browse our water pipes for sale online. If you have any inquiries, feel free to reach out to us anytime. We're dedicated to helping you maximize the value of your smoking sessions.