For most of us, making the jump from a simple smoking pipe to a bong is immeasurable. Bongs offer water filtration which makes one’s smoking session that much more enjoyable. Of course, the main purpose of water filtration is to cool down the smoke before it reaches your lungs leading to a much smoother experience overall. You may be wondering, is there any way to improve my smoking experience any further outside of a standard bongor silicone bong? Fortunately, there is.
It is called a percolator bong. Essentially, a percolator is an additional layer within your bong that acts as a filter of sorts. In addition to water filtration, percolators further reduce the temperature of the smoke taking one’s experience to the next level. Percolators come in a range of styles – downstem, honeycomb, inline, shower head, swiss, and much more. Each style of percolator has its own benefits and downsides. You can find pre-built percolator bongs and percolator attachments that fit your standard bong. It is quite common to have multiple levels of percolators in a bong – more layers equal a cooler and smoother smoke. Ultimately, percolator bongs are the Rolls Royce of water filtrations systems within the bong category.
As we briefly mentioned above, percolators come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Finding the ‘perfect’ percolator will come down to personal preference. Here is a brief breakdown of some of the different types of percolator systems available today:
The protocol for using a percolator bong is not any different from a standard bong. At the end of the day you still are utilizing a bowl and water filtration. The only thing that will change with percolator bongs is the way in which you clean them. Admittedly, cleaning percolator bongs can be a bit more difficult since you are cleaning another piece after all.
Regardless of whether you have a standard bong or a fancier percolator bong, you are still taking advantage of water filtration which is miles ahead of traditional smoking pipes. Outside of water filtration, percolator bongs give users an added smoothness to their smoking session with increased filtration. Percolators bongs will look different from standard bongs and command a higher price tag in many cases. Choosing between a percolator and standard bong will be dependent on multiple factors – personal preference and budget comes to mind. While it is true that percolators make the smoking experience more pleasurable, a standard bong that utilizes water filtration is still perfectly acceptable and will not disappoint.
Percolator bongs can be found in several places including your local head shop, online retailers, and right here at NY Vape Shop. At NY Vape Shop we offer a range of percolator bongs in different styles to suit your preferences. Stop by our website and see what we have on offer!