Bongs are a more luxurious smoking device. They can be quite pricey, but if you’re an aficionado of cannabis and cigarettes, or if you just like the finer things in life, than this might be the right way to go. These water pipes deliver smoother hits with less of that “burn” that we all know and hate. But don’t take our word for it: Find out what those who use bongs have to say about them!

This post will be about how to choose a perfect bong for beginners as well as some beginner tips on how to use a bong.


You don’t want to get your new bong broken on the first day, so here are some tips you can use to protect yourself from that.


water bong
water bong


1.      Use a Bong Salve.

This is a type of oil which can protect your bong from damages, and it also gives your smoking device a protective coating, which is very important as it prevents the water from cracking and corroding your bong. You can buy such products online, but you don’t have to. The best thing about this type of salve is that it comes in different formulas for different types of pipes. I recommend a formula specifically designed for acrylic bongs to keep them looking new forever.

2.      Check the weldings.

When buying a bong, check for any potential weak weldings first; they’re not very hard to find, usually two small cracks at the place where the tube meets the bowl. The easiest way to fix this is by providing more heat to that spot until it melts again and then it will be literally impossible to break there.

3.      Make sure your bong is clean and dry before use.

Water inside a bong may cause damage so make sure your bong is dry before you put any water in it or smoke out of it, if you do not know how to clean a bong, here is a guide on how to do it easily.

4.      Keep your bong clean and dry.

Bongs can get a bit dusty and dirty, so make sure you clean them with water and alcohol often (also that was the whole point of using it in the first place).

5.      Know how to change the water in your bong.

It is very important to know how to do this just in case you might want to add new water, or even have some water boil inside your bong. In this case, be sure to empty all old water before you put fresh water inside. Also, be careful as too much pressure while changing the water can crack your bong glass.

6.      Wax your bong.

This is something which takes very little time and can help protect your bong from any damages. Also, it will make your bong look nice, especially if you are a fan of the old-school style.

7.      Buy a portable bong.

If you have a busy day ahead and need to take your bong with you, then a portable one is perfect to save some space in your bag or backpack. Plus, for those who do not want to use alcohol or oil anymore, there’s no need for them anyway because it is 100% pure shatter resistant glass made of Borosilicate glass (that’s why it’s also known as Banger Glass).


Benefits of a Bong


This article is discussing the benefits of a bong for beginners which might persuade you to choose a bubbler or water pipe.


1.      Improved taste.

Every time you inhale, the smoke has already passed through water, usually in a bong. This, in turn, makes the taste much smoother and flavorful. Don’t believe me? Try it yourself!

2.      More smoke at one time.

Lighting up a bong takes quite some time since you must wait until all the coals are red hot and ready to vape. On the other hand, using a dry herb vaporizer can be done in literally 5 seconds if you know how to use it correctly. Airvape has a dry herb vape line what works amazingly when adapted to bongs, it is the Airvape X. They just launched their European shop, check them out!

3.      More efficient smoking.

You can pull a lot of smoke in one hit, which means it’s time to puff, puff and pass much faster!

4.      There are so many bongs to choose from.

If you’re the creative type, then you can make your own bong using any old glass bottle or jar. But if you don’t like wasting your time on DIY projects, then you can get them in most water pipe stores or buy them online.

5.      Hippie style.

Who doesn’t love peace signs and tie-dye? If that’s your style, then you might find something fun for yourself when looking for a cheap and stylish bong online.

Bong materials explained. Just in case you don’t know what a bong is and how it works, here are some materials used to make water pipes.

6.      Acrylic.

This is the most common type of bong material. Also, it’s the cheapest! Acrylic bongs are easy to carry around and they will not break from just a simple fall. Great for people who like hiking or traveling!

7.      Glass.

This one is perfect for those who want something more stylish and unique. Glass bongs can have any color, shape, or texture you want; if you’re looking for something strong and heavy-duty go with scientific glass, it’s made of Borosilicate glass (hence known as Banger Glass).

8.      Weed.

Let’s face it, we all buy weed and smoke it. It’s good for us and fun at the same time. Don’t forget to add a few drops of essential oils (lavender or lemon are great) in order to get an even better high!

9.      Metal.

Metal bongs look very strong and strong too; they can be a bit heavier than other types of water pipes but at the same time they are great for both parties who like to use them. They are quite durable and will not break from just a simple fall if you need your bong to travel with you.

10.  Plastic.

What’s interesting about plastic bongs is that they will not corrode. They are cheap and usually made from polypropylene (the same material used in food packaging), resulting in a glass-like look and a lightweight body. Plastic bongs have an interesting history, they were made by people who had no idea the consequences of smoking weed. They were used as pipes back then, but later people started to use them as a means to smoke their drugs out of sight from cops or parents.


Bongs are outstanding tools to vape or smoke your weed. Take care of it, keep it clean and be attentive to our further tips on the next posts! Happy vaping, happy bongging!

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