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What is the point of a percolator on a bong?

The main reasons for having a percolator in your bong is to help reduce splashing into your mouth, cooling the smoke, and having an additional filtering source. The word percolator can pertain to the part itself or a percolator bong. Percolators can come in many different shapes, patterns, and sizes.

Are bong percolators worth it?

All in all, a percolator is a good thing to have in your bong. It makes for smoother, cooler smoke making it all around much more enjoyable. There are no real negative effects on your high for using it, so why not!

What is the difference between a bong and a percolator?

The main difference between a classic bong and the percolator bong is obviously the percolator which is added to the bong. The percolator breaks the smoke, allowing more filtration when it passes through the water so you can enjoy much pleasurable and smoother smoking.

How does a bong actually work?

Bongs generally feature a small bowl that holds dried weed. When you light the weed it combusts. Meanwhile, as you inhale, the water in the bottom of the bong bubbles (or percolates, if you want to get technical). The smoke rises up through the water and then the chamber before entering your mouth and lungs.

How do you use a percolator on a bong?

Filling a percolator bong is easy. Most percolators are “tree percs”, and should be filled from the top. Just pour in some water through the percolator until you believe there is enough water in the lower smoke/water chamber. It just flows through the percolator into the lower chamber.

Do you need a filter for a bong?

The main bong accessory everyone should have is a triple layer carbon filter. This filter makes your rips taste better and keeps your lungs in tip-top shape.

Do bong filters work?

“Studies in California have shown bongs filter more water-soluble psychoactive cannabinoids than tar and polycarbons, which means the user has to smoke more weed to get an effective high, because the tar-to-cannabinoid ration is now more skewed towards tar.”

How do you fill a bong properly?

Simply pour the water through the mouthpiece (on top) into the base, until the downstem is submerged in water. If you prefer, you can remove the downstem, and pour water in through the stem.

How do you fill a honeycomb percolator bong?

Why is it hard to hit my bong?

Moisturizing: One of the reasons that taking direct hits from a pipe or joint with no water filtration is so harsh is because the hits are dry. Forcing the smoke to interact with the water causes the heated water to turn into water vapor, which moisturizes the hit and makes the smoke less harsh on your lungs.

Why are percolator bongs are so popular?

One of the reasons why these bongs have become so popular is because of the sheer unadulterated bliss that they afford users. Each draw from a percolator bong is like a thing of magic as the herbs waft into every last crevice of your body.

How does a flow path in a percolator work?

How these flow paths operate is that they allow your smoke to enter the water and the whole filtration process will begin. After the smoke enters the water it is then put into a further filtration process where your herb smoke is diffused, cooled down, and then filtered to the perfect level where the smoke will then be inhaled into your lungs.

How does a Faberge egg percolator work?

While a faberge egg percolator will not efficiently filter smoke independently, it will work well when paired with another percolator. Instead, placing a faberge egg perc within close proximity to another percolator will allow the smoke to filter and spread out, giving the bubbles more surface area.

What are the benefits of using a percolator?

For most, this trade-off will be well worth it. All percolators will provide an additional layer of filtration for the smoke, making for a much more enjoyable and smooth smoking experience. However, different percolators will accomplish this in a different manner. They will also contribute a different aesthetic touch to each piece.