Herbs have wonderful effects on our body. When you smoke them, you get to feel and experience its medicinal, recreational, creative, and even meditative effects. Here are BigDaddySmoke’s best ways to enjoy your herbs
There are two types of water pipes: a bong and a bubbler.
Bongs are one of the traditional ways of enjoying your herbs. They have a chamber that you put in water or ice which will serve as its filtration system. Bongs were introduced in the US by US soldiers assigned to foreign service in the 1960s. Eventually, the design captured the attention of glass blowers, which gave birth to American-made glass bongs.
A bong comes in 5 parts:
Using a bong is easy. You fill the base with water until about a third of the way. Pack the bowl and drag through the mouthpiece as you light up your herb. Release the carb hole, or lift the bowl from the downstem to release the vacuum and drive the smoke into your lungs.
Bongs can come in different materials such as ceramic, glass, and acrylic. You can also have straight tube bongs, beaker bongs, or recycler bongs. If you want to travel, there are also mini bongs designed for portability.
If a bong and a dry pipe got married and have kids, the result will be the bubbler. Bubblers have the water filtration of a bong, but with the portability of a dry handheld pipe. What’s good about them is that they can pack as much punch as a bong since the bowl is considerably bigger than a dry pipe. Bubblers also hit smoother than a dry pipe; but because of the size and limited water capacity, they hit a bit harsher compared to a bong. Just like a bong, you can have several designs depending on your preference. Some designs include:
Bubblers come in glass and silicone material. Glass is perfect for clean flavor and hits, while silicone is good for mobile or clumsy smokers. Using a bubbler is like using a bong. You first need to fill it with water and pack the bowl.
Dry pipes have been around for centuries. It survived through the ages because it’s small, compact, and easy to use. Some dry pipes are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. You can slip them inside your pocket, and pull them out when the situation calls for it.
Small the size may be, it can function almost as good as any other smoking devices. They come as one-hitters, or with bowls that can give you extended hours of smoking enjoyment. To use pipes, you generally:
Unlike bongs or other water pipes, dry pipes don’t have the added benefit of water for cooling and filtration. Pipe makers know that some prefer cool smoke, which is why they created long pipes to help cool the smoke before it reaches your mouth.
Pipe materials come in different materials such as glass, wood, and even silicone. Glass helps you taste the true flavor of your herb because it’s an inert material. However, wood pipes are still popular. They add a deeper flavor, creating a different dimension of taste and experience that you won’t get with glass pipes. Silicone pipes, on the other hand, are perfect for those who travel a lot. They are highly durable and resistant to breakage compared to glass pipes.
Dry pipes come in different forms:
Dry pipes are convenient for most users because all you have to do is pack them, light them, and go. No ceremonies. They are good for those who wish to have a quick session and fast clean up.
Dry herb vaporizers modernize the way you enjoy your herbs. Instead of burning your botanicals, dry herb vaporizers allow you to enjoy the essence of your herbs by causing the oils to evaporate. It’s a safer way of enjoying your herbs because you don’t have to deal with combusted material and byproducts. Vaporizers have two methods of vaporization:
There are also two types of dry herb vaporizers: desktop and portable
Desktop vaporizers are large vaping devices that you place on top of your table. Because of their large mechanism, desktop vaporizers lasts longer and offers more stable and reliable vaporization. Desktop vaporizers come in whip-style or balloon/forced air forms. The whip style has a hose or “whip” that you connect to the vaporizer and serves as the vapor delivery path. Balloon/forced air vaporizers have a fan inside that pushes hot air through the herbs, allowing you to collect vapor inside a bag.
Portable vaporizers are efficient yet come in a small form. They are perfect for those who are always on the go and wish to enjoy their vaporizers in a discreet, leisurely manner. Unlike desktop vaporizers, portable vaporizers come with a rechargeable battery. This gives you the freedom to vape without having to rely on a power source. Some even have a pass-through technology that allows you to use your vaporizer even while charging.
The common thing about these vaporizers is that they all have temperature control. This makes you control your session and personalize your experience, depending on your medication and recreational needs.
Which one should you get? If you prefer smoother, cleaner hits, get water pipes that can help filter out combusted material. Go for percolated pipes for a deeper filtration. If you want intense flavors that hit hard and strong and want a practical way of smoking, get a dry pipe as your smoking partner. Now, if you don’t want the smell and wish for a safer and cleaner way of enjoying your botanicals, vaporizers should be your first choice.