What is a Bowl Screen？
A bowl screen is a small tool that is placed in your bowl to prevent brunt herbs and ashes from being sucked into smoking devices. In addition to your bongs
What is a Bowl Screen？
A bowl screen is a small tool that is placed in your bowl to prevent brunt herbs and ashes from being sucked into smoking devices. In addition to your bongs, believe that the hand pipe is the most basic smoke weed device that every stoner must have but has a unique status, and the bowl screen is a small sieve placed in the pipe bowl to prevent burnt ashes from being sucked into the mouth. Now we're discussing this pipe screen, and this guide contains all of the information you need to know about this gadget.
What are bowl Screens for?
Believe that everyone has been in this circumstance: you are enjoying your delicious flower with your hand pipe, and you’re ready to pull out a mouth full of smoke but inhale too hard, and you get weed ashes into your mouth, there is nothing worse than this, although most smokers ignore it. And the solution is actually quite simple: just simply place a little screen in your bowl to prevent most of the soot from being pulled into the pipes.
Furthermore, the pipe screen can also prevent tar and resin from entering your bong, or the pipe from being struck by resin. While many high-quality pipe bowls have holes that are very small, small enough to keep the ashes from passing through, even then you can't avoid a buildup of resin in the pipes after using the same pipe a few times, and you'll inevitably suck some of it into your mouth, and a pipe screen can collect as much ash and plant matter as possible, keeping your bowl and device clean.
Type of Bowl Screen
In terms of materials, many pipe screens are available in a variety of materials to meet the preferences and needs of various users. Brass and stainless steel are the most common metal screens, but silver screens are also available. The most common and basic metal meshes are designed to be round in order to fit most bowls and hand pipes, very thin, and have very dense micro-holes. When using them, put them into the bowl and press down to the bottom till it fits. However, most metal screens are only good for a few sessions before becoming burnt and caked, but they are cheap enough that you can buy them in bulk for disposable use.
There are also many other popular materials right now, such as glass and quartz, which offer a lot of design flexibility and can be used repeatedly. A glass screen is the best option if you want something more designed and reusable. Many glass screens are fashioned to resemble bong bowls, complete with male and female joints for hand pipes. The glass material gives industrial designers more leeway, so you can see many glass screens of various colors and shapes; secondly, glass screens are more environmentally friendly, because unlike traditional metal pipe screens, glass screens are not disposable, and their service life is very long-lasting, just like cleaning your other weed glasses, they look like new after cleaning with 91% isopropyl alcohol.
FAQ about Bowl Screen
Do I need a bowl screen？
A bowl screen isn't necessary, but it's definitely a great accessory that can greatly improve your smoking experience. While technically you don't need a pipe bowl as it doesn't affect any of your operations, but once you've seen the huge difference they make to your smoking experience, you'll never go back. It's also a tool that can help you keep your equipment clean in the long run, but you still need to clean your bowl or hand pipe on a regular basis.
What can I use as a screen for my bowl?
Many smokers prefer to use the homemade screen for their bowls. Some people use fine-holed tin foil as a bowl screen, but INHALCO does not recommend this, not only because bowl screens are inexpensive, but also because the heated tin foil is extremely harmful, allowing some toxic particles to be inhaled into the respiratory tract and lungs, resulting in tin foil lungs. However, you can still use the plant stem as your screen.