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Bongs and Water Pipes 

Glass water bongs and water pipes have been around for centuries and are a favorite way for tokers and stoners to hit up some happy herb. Smoking out of a bong is much kinder on the lungs as the water eliminates the dry heat you get from smoking a joint. The word bong is said to have originated from the Thai word “baung” which is a bamboo pipe used for smoking weed.

Glass water bongs are designed for use with dry herb, flower, or tobacco. If you want to vape waxes or oils, then we recommend looking at our glass dab rigs.

Are you're looking to smoke all the happy herbs many offerings? In that case, consider a piece with an unattached down stem. This will allow you to adapt it to oil and wax or herb as you need, or you can just make sure to have the right nail or banger for the bong size to adapt it as needed.  

Our cool glass bongs and water pipes are made from durable borosilicate glass. Unlike some cheap bongs for sale online we only offer premium quality bongs made from the highest grade borosilicate glass. We offer a stunning range of unique glass bongs, intricately hand-blown glass, and limited edition glass pieces. 

The best bongs allow you to inhale the delicious flavor of your favorite herb without that cough inducing hot inhale that smokers hate. A basic bong is little more than a straight pipe with a bowl. These are often cheap water bongs but don't have the added function of percolators or recyclers and lack the aesthetic appeal that Lookah Glass aims for. Our Lookah glass water pipes use percolators and recyclers to give improved filtration and cooling for that extra tasty kick. 

They use a water filtration system to cool your hit so you can take a massive lung-full of smoke that's cool, clean, and full-bodied. For that cool bong taste, select an ice bong. These have ice notches, which can be located near the neck. This addition means you can drop in a couple of cubes of ice to ensure you receive a more relaxed smoking session with every inhale.

Lookah glass bongs will place you in the big leagues. You'll be the envy of your friends with gorgeously crafted pieces of glasswork featuring intricate detail and psychedelic designs. 

Bongs are made up of several parts these include the following: Mouthpiece, the part you inhale the smoke from. Neck, this connected the mouthpiece to the rest of the bong. Ice Pinch, some bongs will have an ice pinch to hold ice cubes in the neck used to cool the smoke. Percolator, thee help diffuse the smoke through water to filter impurities from it. Chamber, the larger the chambers the more surface area and the better cooling effect they will achieve. Base, a thick heavy base prevents the pipe from falling over. Downstem, the downstem connected the bowl to the main chamber. Joints, this is where two parts of the bong meet. Bowl, this is where the dry herb is placed to be combusted. 

 

Bong Parts
 

Different Kinds of Glass Water Bongs
 

Beaker bongs: These glass bongs are in the shape of a conical flask or Erlenmeyer flask. They have a flat bottom, large body, and cylindrical neck. The large chamber allows you to massive hits.

Bent neck bongs: As the name suggests, these are bongs with a bent neck. This prevents the water from rising up into the neck or worse your mouth. The neck position also means you can take hits in a more relaxed position without having to bend directly over the bong. 

Straight neck bongs: These basic bongs have a straight tube and a mouthpiece. Sizes can vary.

Recyclers: A bong with multiple chambers to recycled the smoke, which delivers a smoother hit.

Mini Bongs: These more compact bongs are perfect for travels allowing you to take your favorite smoke when away from home. Mini bongs are considered anything under 6 inches.

Perc bong or percolator bong: These are the best choice for clean, cool smoking. They maximize filtration and cooling by diffusing the smoke into different paths. This maximizes its contact with the water and speeds the cooling and filtration. They also look fantastic when used as the smoke is divided and sent rushing through different pipes and chambers can be mesmerizing.  
 

How to Smoke Out of a Water Bong

Before you can take a hit form your bong, you need to put in some water and pack the bowl with weed or dry herb.

1) Poor the water in through the mouthpiece into the main chamber. The water lever should come to above the down stem. The down stem is the long pipe that connects the bowl to the water chamber.

Don't overfill with water. It should come no more than a couple of centimeters above the down stem. Any more than that and you could get splashback.

2)You want to grind your weed or bud before packing it into the bowl. You can use a weed grinder for this, but with a little extra effort, your fingers or a pair of scissors can do the same job.

3)Pack your loose cannabis into the bong bowl. This is the cup at the top of the down stem. Place the larger pieces of marijuana into the blow first as they will block the smaller parts from being sucked through the down stem when you smoke. Then pinch the finer, ground cannabis, and sprinkle on top. Don't pack the bowl to firmly or air won't circulate, and the herb won't burn well. You can always add more later.

4)Wrap one hand around the bong, you can grip the chamber or around the base if it's sat on a table. Place your lips on the over the mouthpiece, making an airtight seal. With your free hand, hold a lighter to the bowl and ignite. At the same time, inhale deeply and steadily from the diaphragm. As the weed starts to burn, the smoke will be pulled into the chamber and through the water filtering and cooling it. Once the chamber begins to get full of smoke, remove the flame from the bowl, and continue inhaling. This will pull the smoke up into your lungs. 

If you can't, inhale all of the smoke in one go remove your mouth from the mouthpiece, and cover it with the palm of your hand. This will prevent the smoke from dissipating. When ready, quickly place your mouth back to the mouthpiece and inhale the rest of the smoke.

5)When you have deeply inhaled a lungful of smoke, hold it in for a few seconds before exhaling.

How To Clean Your Bong


There are many popular ways to clean a glass bong, but if you're a daily toker then you'll want to use the best method to keep your bong shiny and pristine for better hits. This is how fanatical bong users clean their water pies.

  What do you need to clean the glass bong:
  Sea Salt
      70% to 99% Rubbing Alcohol
      Hot Water
      Pipe Cleaners
      

Step 1: Empty the sink or get a large bowl your glass bong will fully fit in. First, empty the old bong water and put the flower bowl, down-stem, and any other movable parts to one side. Then pour the sea salt in your bong. When you shake the bong the sea salt acts as a scrubbing agent, so be sure to put in a good amount, 3 to 6 tablespoons depending on the size of your bong.

Step 2: Fill the water pipe with two/three glasses of rubbing alcohol,adjust according to the size of the water pipe, leaving enough space so that you can shake it well without the mixture overflowing from the top. Optional professional tips–We like to use a high-resolution cleaning cap to keep the cleaning solution inside. If you don't have then you can use a small plastic bag and rubber band to seal the top of the bong and prevent spillage. 

Step 3: Now start gently shaking, this will mix the alcohol and sea salt, and start cleaning your smoker. You can also put your hand on the top of the hookah and shake it hard, but you must control your water pipe completely to avoid accidentally dropping it into the sink. When you shake the salt, it will hit the side of the glass pipe, helping to remove stubborn residue. Keep shaking for at least a good 5 minutes. 

Step 4: Repeat these steps until your pipe is clean. After, rinse the bong with hot water and then use a pipe cleaner to remove the last remaining debris. 

 

Are Water Pipes Legal?


Simply put yes. In the USA, the Controlled Substances Act establishes US federal drug policy. A part of this act, the Federal Drug Paraphernalia Statute, makes it illegal to sell, transport through the mail, transport across state lines, import, or export drug paraphernalia.

In the UK, owning drug paraphernalia is not illegal. However, under Section 9A of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, It is a criminal offense "to supply or offer to supply an object for providing or preparing a controlled drug if a person believes that the article will be used in circumstances where the administration is unlawful."

As tobacco pipes and other smoking accessories like hookah pipes not intended for drug use are allowed many headshops in the USA and UK will label items as for tobacco use only and avoid the word "bong" calling them tobacco, or novelty water pipes instead.

These headshops are not actually selling drug paraphernalia. They are selling water pipes, glass tobacco novelty pipes, etc. It's the same reason people could buy wine glasses and beer mugs in the era of alcohol prohibition. Until the water pipe is actually used to smoke drugs its not drug paraphernalia; it is just a tobacco pipe, an odd-looking vase or piece of glass artwork.

To further complicate matters, many state-level laws in the USA differ about the legalities of recreational or medical marijuana use and paraphernalia. To take advantage of this loophole its always recommended to keep any paraphilia squeaky clean when traveling with it. 

Of course, it all depends on where you are. If you're in Colorado, California, or another such state that's famously liberal with marijuana legalization laws, you're far less likely to encounter any issue should you be stopped or questioned. However, if you find yourself in Alabama or Texas, the outcome could be different. The best way to protect yourself is to keep items clean and stored away when not in use.  


Why Buy From Us?

Lookah glass has been making hand-blown glass bongs and water for over 15 years. Our well-established brand offers a full range of percolator bongs, beaker bongs, and small glass bongs making Lookah Glass the best place to buy bongs online. All deliveries are direct to your door hand wrapped carefully in discreet packaging so it reaches you in perfect condition. 

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