Ice bongs are great because they can help cool down hits as smoke passes through the ice. There are some disadvantages, though, such as added weight, longer necks, and over spilling of the water chamber. You need to clear the water repeatedly, or you’ll be getting nasty splashback on your bong. This is where a glycerin coil comes in.
The glycerin coil is a cylindrical glass attachment that has a spiral coil inside. Space inside the cylinder is filled with glycerin, a non-toxic fluid made up of fatty acids. It’s a common ingredient in cosmetics and some food items. The material can freeze quickly and stays colder longer than ice.
As a pipe attachment, the glycerin coil is removable, lessening the need for space in your freezer. Even if you bought a pipe like the Freeze Pipe Bubbler, you just need to put the coil in the freezer, nothing else.
After its time in the freezer, the walls and space of the coil is cooled down due to the glycerin suspension. As you pull from the pipe or a bong, smoke travels through the coil where it transfers its heat to the cooling system. The longer air path also cools the smoke further, and the constriction traps the debris from the smoke as well.
A glycerin coil is relatively easy to use, and you can use it as often as you want as long as you have room in the freezer to pop it in.
To keep your glycerin coil working in tip-top shape, you need to clean it regularly. The slender coils are prone to clogs when you neglect to clean your coils. The usual 95% alcohol or stronger plus salt is will do the trick.
A glycerin coil is undoubtedly efficient in cooling down your hits. It’s so efficient, though, that it will only condense your dabs as it passes through the coils. What you’ll get is reclaim stuck within the coils and close to no vapor when you take a hit.
The glycerin coil is better for smoking flower since we’re not dealing with wax or oil turned to vapor. The smoke will remain in its gaseous state, so there’s no wastage on flower. If you prefer vaping, there are some dry herb vaporizers that you can attach to a glycerin bong for a cooler, smoother experience.
Using a glycerin coil transforms your smoking experience to a whole new level. Many love the way it cools down smoke, and it can also filter your hits. It can be a bit expensive, with a coil itself costing as much as a standard ice bong like the 14” Dark Vapor Straight Tube Bong.
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