How To Choose a Bong
There are many ways to consume cannabis and tobacco products such as smoking or vaping, and getting the right hardware for your preferred method takes a little bit of research. For example, if you decide to smoke your marijuana, then you can either roll a joint or use a bong. Many smokers prefer to use a bong for both tobacco and cannabis because it cools the smoke before you inhale it, leading to a smoother drag. Every ingestion method can have dangers to watch out for, so it is important to do some research before buying and using one.
There are more and more bong manufacturers popping up all the time who offer a variety of styles to choose from. It is important to research the manufacturer to make sure that they are working with the best materials, have sustainable practices and can import their best products to you. For instance, some mass producers of bongs will not shape the bottom hole because of the import laws of countries they work with. These holes are later drilled by the vendor before sale, which can lead to shards and dust of glass being inhaled by the consumer. Going with a brand like Red Eye Glass, which offers hand-blown glass products, can give you a safer product than those who mass produce items.
Not all bongs are made of glass and not all glass products are made with the same quality of materials. Plastic bongs or those made with contaminated glass, while usually cheaper, can leach toxins into the smoke and negatively impact your health. Thinner glass pieces are usually mass-produced and can break more easily when heated or dropped. It is a good idea to look for a bong with thick glass that is not too heavy to use and a flat spot on the bowl to keep it from rolling off the table and onto the floor.
The aesthetics of your bong will probably factor into your choice as these pieces can be unique works of art as well as functional tools. You can find many designs and colors appealing to you and choosing hand-crafted pieces from reputable manufacturers can help you find a piece that is a beautiful, functional and durable investment. You can even browse galleries online to find the best design and colors for your aesthetics without compromising the function that you need.
Choosing the right bong for your needs can require a bit of research to make sure that you are getting the best deal possible. The right manufacturer, materials and aesthetics can give you a piece that lasts and matches your style as well as meets your needs for tobacco or cannabis consumption.