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Beautifully Crafted Glass Bongs & Water Pipes Perfect For Intermediate & Advanced Consumers. Bongs. They are one of the most recognizable pieces of toker glass and for good reason. They have been used for hundreds of years and their design hasn’t really changed all that much since their inception. Here at Grown Depot we have an extensive line of bongs from some of the most prominent names in the industry like INHALE, Sesh Supply, UPC, and Grav products. We are sure to have exactly what you are looking for, and maybe something that you didn’t know you needed!
The history of bongs goes back centuries. Some of the earliest forms of bongs were found in Russia that date back over 2000 years ago. The bongs that were found were actually made of gold! Fast forward a few hundred years to the Ming Dynasty in the late 16th century it was discovered that bongs were still in use. These bongs were transported through the Silk Road and they spread through the known world. As their influence spread more cultures began to adopt the ‘water pipe’ as their preferred smoking method. During the Qing dynasty two types of water pipes were created. Firstly, a pipe made of bamboo that was used by the lower class of citizens. Secondly, there were the more expensive metal bongs that were both functional and stylish for the times. In the 1940’s bongs began to appear in Western civilization. They were glass but still primitive by today’s standards. In 1966 the first glass shop opened its doors in San Francisco’s Haight Street. Its name… the Psychedelic Shop. Since then, bongs have become a part of our culture both as a country and as citizens of the world. Everyone knows what a bong is because it has been with us for thousands of years!
There are so many types of bongs that have been developed now and the envelope is constantly being pushed forward to create and innovate this ancient technology. Each of these types is broken into two categories based on what they are used for. The first half are called ‘rigs’ that are used to inhale concentrate or an oil form of CBD/THC. Rigs are usually much smaller than other bongs and have a special bowl called a ‘nail’ that is designed to be heated to extreme temperatures. The second half of bongs are meant to be used with loose product. These types of bongs have the most variety and vary highly in price, some can even be made out of fruit (cite Cheech and Chong)! The most expensive bongs are over $10,000 and have a variety of different attachment and extras for a luxury smoking experience. Luckily, you don’t have to break the bank getting yourself a clean new bong! Bongs last for as long as you take care of them, and don’t let your clumsy friend hold it because they are breakable. Most bongs are around $100-$200 and their sizes specifications can vary!
Bongs can be made out of multiple different materials. Primarily they are made of glass. This is because glass is easy to clean and is not porous to catch and residue! Another material is plastic. They are more difficult to clean but the plus side is that they are virtually indestructible, and they are less expensive than glass! If you are really clumsy you should look at Roll Uh Bowls here on Grown Depot! They are made of silicone and are unbreakable!
A great thing about bongs are that they are so easy to use. No matter what they are made of or how much they cost they all work basically the same. Firstly, you fill your bong with water. You want just enough to have the downstem comfortable underwater while still having room for a pocket of air in the bottom of the bong. Secondly you fill the bowl, however much you want to use; it’s up to you! Next you light the bowl and gently inhale so smoke fills the bong chamber; try some all natural Hemp Wick to maximize the flavor! Without Hemp Wick there is a possibility that you will inhale some butane and not only will that kill the flavor but it is also really bad for you. Finally, when you are satisfied with the amount of smoke you have in the chamber, remove the bowl from the downstem and deeply inhale, this should effectively “clear” the bong. All you have to do now is remove the ash out of the bowl (if you finished it all) and repack!
When looking for a bong to buy you have to understand the attachments that you can add onto your bong. Firstly, you need a bowl to hold your product in. Most bongs come with a bowl and come in different sizes. A big bowl for big hits and small bowls for small hits; so easy a cave man can do it (he did do it so…). Another attachment could be an ash-catcher, not surprisingly this helps catch ash, but also has some other benefits! Ash-catchers that go into the downstem of a bong can produce more smoke and a cleaner hit than those without! Ice-catchers are one of the best parts of bongs. Usually bongs come already made with ice-catchers in them! These are designed to hold ice to be used while you are using your bong. The ice cools down the smoke before you inhale it so it does not hurt your lungs or throat, which is a real plus for everyone whether you are a beginner or seasoned smoker. Finally, there are percolators. Percolators displace water and create a thicker cloud of smoke. There are so many different types of percolators that you could fill a book with them. Some can be bought and put on as an attachment. Or, some of the more expensive bongs come with percolators already installed into the bong itself! Percolators are great for getting the most bang for your buck producing massive amounts of clean smoke. But percolators do have a downside. They do make your bong a bit more difficult to clean because of their intricacies. There are a lot of small holes and slits that can get clogged with residue or ash and make the hits taste worse and produce less smoke than if they were clean. So, if you do decided to get a percolator a cleaner should be a priority on your shopping list.
Speaking of cleaning, the last important thing to talk about when discussing bongs is how to keep them clean. There are so many guides on how to keep a bong clean, there is even one here on Grown Depot! Keeping your bong clean is essential for so many reasons. But mostly it should be about pride. Bongs are really a piece of art and an investment for anyone who is in the market. Like all investments, you get out of them what you put in. If you take care of your bong, whether it be $30 or $30,000, it will take care of you. If you ever see someone else’s bong you can tell that it is important to them, and for good reason. Keeping it safe from breaking or getting dirty makes your bong special and unique to you. So please browse around and find a bong that is right for you, find an investment that you are willing to take care of and we here at Grown Depot promise, it will take care of you.