Ash catchers and reclaim catchers are the accessories that dabbers must-have for their dab rigs.
Listen up all your stoners out there; we know you love your bongs. These glass water bongs are damn good; they filter and cool the smoke from your herb to deliver smoother toke.
Bongs have come far from the oriental bamboo tube that they once were. They are now available in glasses of all shapes and sizes and with all manner of filters, including ice, recyclers, and percolators. You can also just go with the basic bowl and chamber or switch to a colorful mouth-blown piece of art. But that’s not the end of it; you are always welcome to accessorize your glass water bong and chase the smoking experience you desire.
Why Buy Bong Accessories?
As a smoker, you always have the freedom to chase new experiences. So, you are still welcome to accessorize your glass water bong beyond what you get in the stores. Depending on the make of your bong, there are plenty of attachments you can add to it.
Bong attachments can be used to achieve fresher, cooler, and smoother smoke by providing extra filtration and diffusion. They can also just be used to make the bong eye-catching and the item of conversations! All in all, bong attachments add fun to the smoking experience. But before you start ponying up for all sorts of attachments, you must learn about joint sizes and gender:
- Joint Gender – Opposite Genders Match
All bong parts have gender as either male or female. You can tell the gender of your pipe’s joint by the size of the opening where accessories fit. If the opening is wide such that accessories fit inside the joint, then it’s female. When getting accessories for a pipe with a female joint, make sure accessories have male joints and vice versa.
- Joint Sizes – Always match joint sizes
Apart from gender, joints have sizes too. Standard joint sizes are 10mm, 14mm, and 18mm. Always match the bong accessories' joint size to that of the pipe. e.g., if yours is an 18mm male bowl joint, get an 18mm female bowl stem.
Let’s Look at the Various Attachments You Can Use for Your Bong
A glass water bong is pretty much useless without a Downstem. Downstems are glass pieces that fit into the water pipe and make everything else possible. Smoke travels from the bowl piece into the water chamber via the Downstem.
You can get silicone and glass Downstems in various sizes and lengths and with multiple types of percolators, including showerhead and tree arm.
- Ash catchers
Do you want to improve the taste of your rusty water pipe? Then make yours an ash catcher bong. An ash catcher is a bong accessories used to achieve a clean vaping experience by catching ashes and keeping debris from getting into the bong. Some ash catcher designs even feature percolators to provide extra filtration. The point is, not all ash catchers are created equal.
There’s an assortment of ash catchers out there. However, a decent ash catcher costs between $20 and $60. Use these bong attachments to keep your beloved bong clean. You attach these items to the stem of the bong, where the slide is then the bowl fits at the other end.
Try out the following badass from INHALCO: The percolator Ash Catchers.
Percolators are not bong attachments per se, but they are often grouped with an ash catcher because there are some intuitive ash catcher designs with percolators on them. But most bongs have their own percolators as one of the first parts.
A percolator is a part that enhances filtration and diffusion using mechanisms such as a showerhead, inline, and honey-comb. With percolators on, what you get is a smoother, extra filtered, and more refreshing hit.
If you hear of a percolator attachment, just know it’s an enhanced ash catcher. So, if your bong is missing a percolator or you want more filtration, just get a percolator or an ash catcher. A descent percolator costs between $30 and $50.
- Attachment E-Nails
So, you have heard of vaping, right? It is said to be healthier than smoking. Well, E-nails, aka E-rigs, or digital nails allow one to dab at higher temperatures beyond what a butane torch and nail allows. E-nails use electricity to heat concentrates. There are known types of e-nails, one is a stand-alone kit, and the other is an attachment e-nail.
Attachment e-nails are for those who do not want to give up the traditional glass water bong experience. So, you get this dab nail, attach it to your oriental dab rig then enjoy the advantages of e-dabbing from your beloved old water pipe or bong. E-nail attachments allow one to set the temperature and enjoy terpenes that would otherwise not be possible with traditional dabbing.
- Glass adapters
As mentioned earlier, bowls and bongs have gender as either male or female, and sometimes accessories don't match. Anyway, with a glass adapter, you can change the gender of the joint from female to male or vice versa.
Sometimes you get a new bowl or rig and discover it doesn't fit your water pipe or dab rig. You can use a Glass Adapter to change a bong to any size you need.
A glass adapter can also be used to add nubs for more grip. You can also get carbon filters to eliminate carcinogens, and some designs can be used as stoppers to prevent leaking. There are also adapters for converting from bong into a dab rig or vice versa. All in all, glass adapters are vital accessories for bong users.
Are you interested in glass adapters? There are various kinds of bowl attachments out there, just go for one that is more functional and visually pleasing. They often cost somewhere between $10-$40.
- Herb Grinder
If you are a smoking enthusiast, consider investing in a grinder for your glass water bong. Sure, there are other ways of breaking apart those herbs, but grinding is the best way to do it. To get the more out of your herbs, and even solid burn of trichomes is needed, and grinding helps achieve that.
What are trichomes? Trichomes are the tiny crystals responsible for the frosty appearance. They are rich in Terpenes. Grinding, therefore, leads to more trichomes and hence more potent smoke. So, don't neglect to invest in a herb grinder. Grinders are priced between $10-$40.
Try the Rainbow Mandala Herb Grinder. Made from durable, aerospace-class aluminum alloy that present excellent wear resistance and long-life span, this 4-piece grinder features a lot of benefits in contrast to traditional zinc alloy grinder.
Lighter weight and more solid. It features sharp aluminum teeth to grind herbs with ease. Delicate laser engraved mandala pattern on the lid.
- Quartz Banger
Another way to turn your glass water bong into a dab rig is by use of a Quartz Banger. It is designed to withstand the high dabbing temperatures (350F-750F). There are many styles if Quartz Bangers, from the dome-shaped (for airflow) to the broader kinds (for larger dabs). Quartz Bangers cost somewhere between $25-$35.
If you are still looking for a satisfactory quartz banger. You should take a look at the Quartz Banger with Spinner Carb Cap and Terp Pearls. The Spinner Carb Cap will keep your dabs cool and bring you the best flavor from your concentrates. Put 2 Terp Pearls in the quartz banger. The Spinner Carb Cap will make them spin and dispersing oil around for an even more efficient. The Terp Pearls that glow in the dark will bring more fun to your dab experience.
- Hyer Big-E Rig Vaporizer
Another way to turn your glass water bong into a portable eRig vape device is by use of a Hyer BIG-E Rig vaporizer. It is a strange-looking vaping tool; you'd think it's a UFO device because it is convoluted. But it is very versatile, and you can customize the dabbing session as desired.
Just fit the bottom of your glass water bong to the unit then secure the expandable base for a good fit. Once everything is set, simply plug in your e-nail and dial in your optimal vaping temperature, then give it 1-2 minutes, and your hit shall be ready. It has LED indicators to notify when the optimum temperature has been achieved. It also has a cleaning mode that, when activated, the unit heats the nail, so no residues are left behind.
- Bong Bowls
Here come bong bowls. They are used for holding your smoking material. Sometimes, bong bowls are called bong slides as they are attached to your glass water bong and keep the dry herb. Typically, bong bowls come in two sizes, 14mm and 18mm.
What’s more, they are often divided into glass, metal and silicone. Choosing a bong bowl with superior strength and durability will save you effort because you don’t need to worry about breaking it down. The price for this accessory is between $10~$40.
No one likes smoking dry, crunchy products, so why not get something to help you preserve your tobacco. The RAW Hydrostones can help keep your tobacco fresh. They were initially used by our ancestors to keep tobacco and other ancient herbs fresh in their sailing ships as they moved around to trade.
RAW Hydrostone is made from uncoated, natural clay. The clay is baked in the kiln. To use it, simply soak the stones in water for about 5 minutes, remove, shake off water from them then place them in the same container where your stash is. These bong accessories are 100% reusable.
Alrighty wild ones, you love your good old bong? Well, if you do, then accessorize it; after all, what's the meaning of getting wild if you can't try to chase the smoking experience of your dreams with your glass water bongs? Bong accessories add to the fun, and there are all kinds of these helpful attachments out there you can get for fair dollar price. Have fun shopping then, won't you?