Given that there are so many types of bubblers, water pipes, weed vape pens, and bongs on the market, you might find it hard to choose the one that will be the perfect fit for your smoking style. No worries, we’re here to fix any confusion you might have regarding bubblers.
Bubblers come in many shapes and forms. The most common are:
- Hammer Bubblers
- Silicone Bubblers
- Glass Bubblers
- Sherlock Bubblers
- Mini Bubblers
Which one is the best bubbler for vape or smoke? It will depend on your preferences.
Shaped like a hammer, these bubblers have slanted bases and are usually made of thick glass, making them extremely durable, portable, and easy to clean.
Silicone bubblers are almost unbreakable due to their material. They also come with interchangeable bowl attachments (made of quartz).
Most bubblers are made of glass or borosilicate glass that makes bubblers less affected by the changes in temperature.
These bubblers have large and wide bases and long and narrow necks, making them more fragile and easier to shatter.
Are these bubblers good for you? Although they are harder to use, mini bubblers can be a great asset if you’re looking for a bubbler that’s portable and provides smoother hits than a bowl.
A bubbler’s cost will depend on various factors: the brand, the type, the materials used, the design and color, the quality, and the manufacturing method (handmade bubblers are more expensive).
In short, for a decent bubbler, be ready to spend anywhere between $35 and $60.
If you’re a clumsy doper like most of us, you’ve probably managed to break a few of your smoking accessories. What can we say, it’s a curse. Therefore, durability is a vital factor when finding the right bubbler.
This is why the best bubblers are made of hard glass, borosilicate glass, ceramic, silicone, acrylic, and the hardest material of all — silicone.
If you’re always on the go, you should find mini bubblers that are discrete, portable, and most importantly, easy to clean since small bubblers tend to clog more often.
For stay-at-home stoners, bigger bubblers are a must-have. The bigger the bowl, the more herbs you can burn.
To get the coolest and smoothest experience, you need to pay attention to the percolation, the process of filtering the smoke through the water.
Percolators in bubblers can be showerhead, diffused downstem, tree, swiss, etc.
How to Use a Bubbler?
It’s not enough just to find the best bubbler ever. You also need to know how to use it.
Step 1: Fill the bubbler’s chamber with water. Make sure the water is cold enough to get smooth hits.
Step 2: Burn your favorite dry herb or concentrate.
Step 3: If your bubbler has a carb hole, cover it before inhaling and — release.
When it comes to filling the water, follow the general rule of thumb; in other words, make sure you don’t flood the stem of the bowl.
How to Clean a Bubbler?
Use Isopropyl alcohol and salt solution. After you put it in the bubbler, let it rest there for at least an hour. You can also use a pipe cleaner and warm water.