What is a percolator?
A percolator bong is a type of water pipe that features one or more percolators, which are devices that help to diffuse and cool the smoke. This makes percolator bongs a popular choice for smokers who want a... Read More
What is a percolator?
A percolator bong is a type of water pipe that features one or more percolators, which are devices that help to diffuse and cool the smoke. This makes percolator bongs a popular choice for smokers who want a smoother, more flavorful experience.
Percolators work by forcing the smoke to travel through multiple chambers of water. This increases the surface area of the smoke, which allows the water to absorb more heat and impurities. As a result, the smoke that comes out of a percolator bong is cooler, smoother, and less harsh on the throat.
How to use a percolator bong
Using a percolator bong is quite similar to using a regular bong. The basic concept is the same: use water to filter out impurities and enjoy a smoother and cooler smoke.
The first step in using a percolator bong is to fill it with water. The ideal way to do this is to add water to the bottom chamber until the holes in the downstem are barely covered. If your bong has a carb hole, make sure to keep the water well below the opening so that none of it spills out. With percolator bongs, you need to add enough water to submerge all of the percs, making sure that all of the openings are well above the water level. Once you've done this, check to see if you experience splashback or if water touches your lips when you inhale. If you do, try adjusting the water level and lighting up again.
Types of percolator bong
Tree percolators are shaped like a tree, with multiple branches that reach out into the water chamber. This type of percolator provides a lot of surface area for the smoke to travel through, resulting in very smooth and cool hits.
Honeycomb percolators are made up of a series of small holes that are arranged in a honeycomb pattern. This type of percolator is very efficient at diffusing and cooling the smoke, and it is also relatively easy to clean.
Fritted disc percolators
Fritted disc percolators are made up of a disc of porous glass that is placed in the water chamber. When the smoke passes through the disc, it is broken up into small bubbles, which are then cooled by the water. Fritted disc percolators are very effective at filtering and cooling the smoke, but they can be more difficult to clean than other types of percolators.
Factors to consider when buying a percolator bong
The number of percolators
The size of the bong
Type of smoke you prefer