What is the Best Percolator Bong - Expert Advice & Tips

Percolator Bongs offer a better water filtration than the standard water pipe.  But there are many types of Percolator Bongs and our experts explain them all.

by: Anthony E. | 02/24/20 3:30PM

 

Firstly, What are Percolator Bongs?

The use of percolators is a fast-growing trend, though their use is not exactly new. Percolators are great for eliminating heat issues entirely by breaking up smoke & vapor to allow for proper airflow regulation. While beaker style percolators are traditionally small & portable, others are more elaborately made which better suits them for in-home use. The best part about owning a percolator bong is the fact that it is efficiently constructed in having such a practical piece to break up smoke which makes it much more valuable & sought after. Nothing is worse than having a session wasted by having a drab and inefficient smoke or dab rig accessory! Here we can explore some of the more popular percolator bongs on the market, and how they stack up against one another.

 

Double Percolator Bongs

Double Percolator Bongs

Usually made of a glass tube that is capable of both dry herb smoking & concentrate dabbing, this type of percolator also features an ice catcher to further break up & cool down the smoke for much smoother hits. This type of bong also features 2 fixed percolators within the apparatus making this a truly valuable piece of smoking equipment! Percolator bongs like this are sure to be your next favorite go-to for all your best smoke & dab hits, since having two compartments that both filter and break up smoke or vapor particles further enhances flavor profiles and cools down the hit much more efficiently. 

Honeycomb Percolator Bongs

Honeycomb Percolator Bongs

The honeycomb style percolator bongs are highly efficient at breaking up smoke particles more than other types of percolator. The internal component is shaped just like a honeycomb with multiple perforations to maximize airflow. The only real downside to this type of percolator is its inherent difficulty in maintaining its cleanliness. Because there are so many holes to clean, and because the component is usually fixed onto the internal chamber of the bong, reaching it is difficult enough without having to meticulously address every opening to restore airflow. Nonetheless these remain one of the most sought after and efficient percolators on the market. Cleaning them is still possible with the right type of tools, though just know that it might take a little longer. 

Inline Percolator Bongs

Inline Percolator Bongs

Inline percolator bongs are a bit of a rare yet amazing bong that creates a powerful & diffused hit. The smoke or vapor basically passes through a narrow tube along the underside of the percolator, where diffusion slits go into the water and create the filtration bubbles. Once the smoke has been filtered through the inline percolator, the smoke travels to the next part of the bong, usually another chamber with either another percolator or inhalation tube. These are immensely popular for being one of the most practical and rarer types of percolator bongs on the market. While the inline type of percolator boasts a straightforward method to filtration, other bongs on the market are more complex in their filtration mechanisms. 

Shower Head Percolator Bongs

Shower Head Percolator Bongs

One of the more popular types of percolator bongs out there, the shower head percolators use a tube that hooks up to the main chamber to bring smoke or vapor back through a larger tube. This directs the smoke down and into another percolator with varying quantities of perforations or slits. Most pieces direct the smoke to a second percolator which uses the shower head in addition to a recycler. This in turn brings the smoke through the chamber several times before inhalation. As one of the most efficient means of water filtration available of any percolator bong, the shower head style is also highly effective at cooling down a hit significantly. This allows for more smoke or vapor to be inhaled.

Percolator Bongs with Ice Catchers

Percolator Bongs with Ice Catchers

Ideally made for those wanting to get their hands on a great piece of smoking equipment, the ice catcher percolator bong is perfect for the smoker or vaper who knows how to get the most from his bowls! An awesome percolator that has a perforated downstem, plus an additional percolator within the tube chamber, the ice catching feature further adds to the appeal by offering to cool down a hit significantly. Combined, you have yourself one of the most functional percolator bongs on the market capable of producing some of the smoothest hits you can create! If percolators already cool down a hit, using ice only enhances this feature exponentially. This is one the most popular types of percolators on the market. 

Ash Catcher Percolator Bongs

Ash Catcher Percolator Bongs

An ash catcher sits in the downstem of the water pipe and can be used in addition to a percolator within the bong. This attachment is specially designed to capture smoke particles and it keeps both ash and resin from entering your water pipe or dab rig, making the cleaning process more functional. Ash catchers use water to filter the ash out of the water pipe prior to smoking through the device which helps clean and maintain the bong. Many ash catchers are also designed to percolate the smoke itself instead of being isolated accessories. The ash catching feature combination with a percolator makes it one of the most versatile & convenient ways to smoke or vape. The practicality of an ash catcher greatly enhances the session while boosting the experience of having to maintain the bong in the long run.