Bong downstems are integral parts of your bong. It’s the tube that connects your bowl to your bong, and without it, you really cannot use the full potential of your water pipe. Smoke will float at water’s surface and will not diffuse through the water for filtration. In effect, your bong will be an oversized, expensive dry pipe.
Although any bong you order in BigDaddySmoke comes with a downstem, some have the option of allowing you to make a replacement. Here are the different types of bong downstems that you can choose from in case you need to have a new one.
Wait! Before you head out searching for a new downstem, look closely at your bong. Does it have a fixed or replaceable downstem? Take a look at the comparison pictures below.
The Fluorescent Glass Matrix Perc Bong has a fixed downstem that the glass blower expertly fused with the bong during the manufacturing process. The Grav Labs Helix Beaker bong has a removable downstem that you can replace in case (heaven forbid) accidents happen.
If your bong has a downstem similar to the Grav Labs Helix, then you can customize your bong downstem for better diffusion and percolation. Another good thing about replaceable downstems is that they are easy to clean and unclog.
Bong downstems, just like your bong, come in different shapes and sizes. How your downstem works in terms of percolation and filtration is dependent on the design of the tip.
Once you made your choice for your new downstem, you have to think about:
Now you’re ready to choose the type of downstem that is most suitable for your bong. The added percolation and filtration will surely enhance your smoking experience. You’ll find that the smoke is cleaner, smoother, and you’ll be able to taste your nugs better. Does the diffuser add to the drag? Yes, but only minor compared to bigger percs attached to a bong. You can easily adapt to the presence of a diffuser downstem as if you did not do anything at all to your bong.
Do you have a favorite diffuser downstem? What makes it work for you? Please share your experience in our comment section!