How to use a bong

The main advantage of a bong is that it’s so straightforward to use that the best way to begin is by watching someone else do it, preferably someone with expert experience. Take a gander at how one of your friends or loved ones does it in their own home and adapt your own technique from there.

Once you’re comfortable with the basics, take the next step and start exploring diverse types of bongs like glass, acrylic, metal, and water pipes.

You may find that you enjoy smoking out of one type more than another! Remember: it’s not just about using a bong–it’s also about learning about what types are available on the market and enjoying yourself while doing it.

You should also know about the possibility of using a vape attached to a bong to use your herb without the need of burning it. Vaporizers are devices that heat the herb up to a certain temperature, but it doesn’t burn.

Step by Step – How to use a Bong


Look at the bong before you purchase it. Of course, you’ll want to do this with any piece of glass that you intend to attach to water, but it will also help you determine whether you like the style of your bong. Are there any imperfections in the glass? Do you like its color? Do you see anything that isn’t quite right about the piece, or in the way it fits together?

Next, take a deep breath. You’re about to take a huge step into your chosen smoking lifestyle. While you may be familiar with your bong’s specifications and design, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with the setup process to avoid any accidents.

Remove the glass hose by pushing down on the ridges at the ends with your thumbs. Be careful not to break these ridges or pull too hard–if this happens, they won’t be able to snap back into place easily and you could risk damaging your piece.

With one end of the hose attached firmly to your water pipe, slowly lower it through your piece of glass until you reach its other end.

That is the end of that.

If you’re looking to pick up a bong for the first time, look at the various kinds of bongs available these days and try to identify what you like best. There are plenty of great bongs on the market, so take your time and do your research if you need to. If you don’t feel comfortable purchasing a bong online, you could always go to your local head shop and talk to people there about their favorite types of glass.

Bong Buying Guide

water bong
water bong

If you’re thinking about purchasing a bong, consider what sort of information you’d want to be able to share with your friends and family. Which kind of bong would they prefer: “classy” or “retro?” Is it going to be light or dark?

Darker colors will indicate that it is an older piece of equipment, while brighter colors may indicate that it is a more contemporary piece of equipment. If you’re deciding between two pieces of glassware that are comparable in price, choose the one that is more colorful since it will be easier to maintain clean in the long run.

Consider various bongs to assist you determine what sort of effect you want your own piece of glassware to have before making a purchase. If you’re buying a bong for a very low price, be careful to verify the thickness of the bong before purchasing it. The strength of the glass will be determined by the thickness of the glass, which is essential if you want to feel like you are high when using it. In addition, the thicker the glass is, the more durable it will be in the long run.

If you’re using a metal or acrylic bong, be especially cautious since they’re more brittle than plastic or glass bongs. The likelihood of the stem breaking shortly after usage is increased if you are looking at anything that seems inexpensive but does not feel weighty in your hand. So, keep this in mind: wherever possible, try to feel the weight of each item before spending money on it.

Saving money on your bong

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mini bong

A bong may be purchased for the same price as a cup of coffee, although this is not always the case. Remember to take delivery expenses into consideration when purchasing a bong online. Even if you pay for fast delivery, it is possible that you may get something that is not the size or form that you expected. When it seems that the price of a bong is prohibitively expensive, don’t rule out the possibility of purchasing one.

Furthermore, you have additional options for saving money on your next purchase: free shipping deals, shopping online from brick-and-mortar shops like Glass Gallery, and utilizing coupons are all excellent ways to save money on a beautiful piece of glassware from a reputable retailer.

Coupons may be obtained on websites such as Mr. Bong Coupon, or they can be printed directly from the organization’s website. Make sure to check the company’s website before completing your purchase to see if there are any coupons available that you can use with your purchase!

Even though glass bongs are more costly than other kinds of bongs, glass bongs are more robust and endure for a longer period than acrylic or metal bongs. Glass is more durable the thicker it is, therefore when looking for a piece of glassware online, always look at the materials that were used in its creation to determine how robust it is.

Pros and Cons of a Bong

If you’re looking to start breaking the law for the first time, then purchasing one of these might be a good idea for you. Be warned–the customs officers will be on the lookout for even the most innocent-looking bongs, so it might be best to stick with smaller, more discreet bongs that won’t draw attention to yourself.

The plus side of using a bong is that it’s not as expensive as other types of cannabis cigarettes. However, because there are so many different forms of this type of product on the market, you should know what separates each type before committing one hundred percent to purchase one kind.

That was all! Do you know how to use a bong now? I hope you enjoyed the steps. Keep updated on our blog for more information about bongs!

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Bong vs Portable Vaporizer

It’s a common misconception that bongs and portable vaporizers live in relative harmony, but in reality, they’re at massive odds. We’re going to break down the pros and cons of each method so you can make an informed decision – whether you want to just have some fun on the weekends or purchase a new habit.

What is the difference between bongs and vapes?


The first thing we want to talk about is how vapes differ from bongs.  Portable vaporizers like vape pens are small, pen-like devices with replaceable cartridges filled with liquid nicotine (or marijuana oil for medical use). When inhaled, the materials are heated by a coil into an aerosol that can be breathed out of your lungs without any smoke or tar. Many people judge them on their looks, but they’re not much different from a vape pen than a cigarette.

The other method of using marijuana in the form of a marijuana cigarette, is known as a bong. Bongs are large cylindrical water pipes with a bowl attached to the top and lined with perforated rubber or metal screens that allow smoke to travel through the water before it passes through either end, then releasing it into the air. Their popularity skyrocketed in the early 2000s thanks to well-respected music stars like Snoop Dogg – and they’re still popular today considering that many people (including us) enjoy smoking out of them (we see you, Elon Musk).

While bongs and vapes have many differences, they’re not completely opposite either. Many people use bongs in an attempt to achieve the same effects, like getting a faster buzz from a longer session. Vapes are also used for this purpose and the larger volume of water vapor produced by a bong can really put you in the mood to get down.

They’re also both portable devices that could be called travel companions, and they’re both fairly easy to use: Bongs are simple devices that require no setup; you take a hit off them once and they’re ready to roll. This is where the two methods differ, and one is better than the other.

Advantages and disadvantages of portable vaporizers and bongs

vape pen
vape pen

The first argument against bongs is that they’re not portable. Someone could very easily take a hit out of your bong and may accidentally get high. Vapes on the other hand, are small enough for people to carry. If you’ve ever been in a panic situation, the last thing you want to worry about is having to put down your beloved vape because you left it charging overnight at work or forgot where you left it in the car. Vapes are also considerably easier to use; all it takes is inserting a cartridge or oil cartridge into your device and pressing the button once for every inhale to vaporize it. Bongs are clunky and require more than one hit to take in the same amount of smoke. The bowl, which is the part where you put your bud, has to be packed, or else you’ll end up wasting a lot of your smoke. To add another layer of complexity, if you don’t have enough marijuana in the bowl for a hit, you can actually ruin your bong by causing it to crack. Vapes aren’t going anywhere and won’t crack like a bong if it’s not filled enough; they’re made with tough materials that will last for years without any issues.

Another argument for vapes is their health benefits. A study by Dr. Muhimbili in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania found that “nicotine [from vapes] could play a role in the reduction of obesity and weight gain.” Bongs, on the other hand, are known for causing major issues with lung capacity, even leading to emphysema, because of how much smoke you have to take in and how hot it is. Not only will taking huge hits catch up to you eventually at the doctor’s office (which can be hard if you want to keep your medical marijuana use on the down low), but it can lead to something far more serious like cancer or heart disease. It’s not worth the risk; vaping is better for your lungs and your body.

Another key difference between the two is that with bongs, you must heat it up before you light it up.

This can be problematic because the smoke can get caught in the bowl, or a stray spark could cause an explosion. Vapes are easy to use from the beginning and won’t blow up on you. Vape pens are also relatively portable compared to bongs, which are usually fairly large and heavy (and usually made of glass).

One advantage that bongs have over vapes is that they’re more versatile in terms of materials. Bongs can be made of glass, metal, or plastic. Vape pens, on the other hand, have to be either metal or plastic. You can get vapes that can vaporize water (similar to a water pipe); you can also get integrated vaporizers that are specifically designed to vaporize oils and e-liquids like nicotine in the case of e-cigarettes. You usually don’t find people using bongs because they’re too bulky for traveling purposes; but vape pens are portable enough that you could take them with you to class, work, or just use one during your downtime at home if they’re battery powered. They’re not just portable though; vapes are also more stylish than bongs. Vapes look like the sort of thing Steve Jobs and Elon Musk would have been happy to have on their desks. Bongs are large, ugly, and unattractive (unless you’re into taking bong rips).

Still not sure which way is right for you? We recommend going with a vape pen.
portable vaporizer vape pen
portable vaporizer vape pen

Vape pens are small, convenient to use, and don’t leave leaks in the bathroom. We even recommend smartphones because they’re easy to carry around (especially with a case) without taking up much space or adding weight. You can also take a hit off the charger and leave your phone right there without having to worry about carrying it around with you. Vape pens also tend to be more affordable than bongs, although bongs can be made cheaply as well if you’re willing to compromise on quality (like you would with a cheap glass pipe).

There you have it! I hope you have a clear idea of the differences between bongs and portable vape pens. Good vibes!