Using a Glass Bubbler with Video Guide
A glass bubbler pipe offers the water cooling smoke experience that a bong provides, while also being small and portable like your traditional glass spoon pipe.
- There are real differences between a bong and bubbler
- Yes, you add water to a bubbler
- Don't pull as hard on a bubbler as you would a bong
- Light the bubbler and use the carb like you would a packed glass pipe
- Make sure you know how to clean a bubbler, it's important
- Take care of your new glass bubbler
Did you just get a beautiful glass bubbler and want to know the basics of how to clean a glass pipe and how to pack your new piece?
Let me be the first to congratulate you on acquiring such a beautifully designed glass pipe, and I would be happy to explain how to smoke a bubbler. This trusty guide will tell you everything that you need to know to enjoy your new water pipe.
It’s time to uncover the mysteries of the glass bubbler. What is it? How does it work? What makes it different from a standard glass pipe and, let’s say, a glass bong?
The answer is that it is somewhere between a bong and a glass pipe. But, for me, one of the biggest differences is that a bubbler is a beautiful piece of glass and a great addition to a glass collection, especially when you have guests. Let me explain.
There are Real Differences Between a Bong and Bubbler
Just like a standard heavy glass pipe, the bowl is not removable on a bubbler. Like a glass smoke pipe, a bubbler will have a carb on the side so that you can fill the chamber with smoke and then release it to clear the chamber.
Using the carburetor is a great way to preserve your smoking product. A bong can have a carb, but they more often have removable bowls that you can use to clear the chamber instead.
Yes, You Add Water to a Bubbler
If you want to use a glass water pipe the right way, then you need to know how to fill a bubbler. Like a bong, bubblers use water filtration which is great for a smoother smoke experience and perhaps our lung health.
However, a bubbler does not use even close to as much water as a bong does. People are always asking; how much water do you put in a bubbler? The answer is that it depends on the size of your water pipe.
When adding water to a bubbler, take your time. Think of adding water to a bubbler pipe like pouring a cup of tea, carefully and slowly. Run a thin stream of water out of your faucet and either use the hole in the bowl or the mouthpiece to fill just a little water into the bubbler.
You do not need much water. Watch the water line through the glass and when it is high enough to cover the bottom of the bowl stem, you are good to go. You will find that when you are using a bubbler, you tend to tilt it back a little which helps the water cover the stem even more.
Don't Pull as Hard on a Bubbler as You Would a Bong
Also, you will never inhale as hard with a bubbler as you would with a big bong, or you will find the water at the bottom of the bubbler in your mouth. It’s like a straw. Yucky.
I’ve seen some people cough a little right into the mouthpiece when they use a bubbler. That is a major party foul. If you are going to cough, make sure to turn your head away from the bubbler, otherwise you will be blowing your smoking product and a fountain like stream across the room.
While that might be funny initially, it’s messy to clean up and a waste of your stash. It gets old, fast.
Light the Bubbler and Use the Carb Like you would a Packed Glass Pipe
Now, light the bubbler just like you would a glass pipe or a bong, and make sure to use the carb. You do not need to inhale very hard.
Take the flame from your lighter and gently place it on the side of the packed bowl. Let your inhale pull the flame just into the corner of your stash so you can burn through it slowly.
Inhale softly and you will hear the soft bubbling sound coming from the bubbler, hence its name. After the chamber is filled with smoke let the carb go and you get the same cool smooth smoking experience that you get with a bong.
Make Sure You Know How to Clean a Bubbler, It's Important
A bubbler is a fun and beautiful addition to the collection and I hope you are able to enjoy yours the same way that I always have been able to. When you have guests come by, they will ooh and aahh over it too. However, bubblers can get clogged and look dirty easily.
Unlike the large chambers typical to bongs, the narrow chambers in bubblers gets filled with dark resin quickly. Since there is typically less water in a bubbler versus a bong, the water becomes dark and murky faster.
Make sure to empty your glass waterpipe when your session is over and have some pipe cleaners handy to clear out the chamber. Proper maintenance is a must.
Bubblers tend to be a lot smaller than bongs which means they also need to be cleaned regularly so they don’t get too gross. Read our guide to cleaning your glass pipe and ensure a smooth, delicious hit every time for you and your friends.
Take Care of Your New Glass Bubbler
Make sure that you are careful when placing your bubbler down on the table. Glass bubblers tend to be a little easier to tip over and the last thing you want is spilled bubbler water and a cracked pipe.
When you are not using your glass bubbler, find a safe place to store it where an inconsiderate swing of the hand could easily knock it over. Keeping it on something soft inside of a case of some sort is the best way to store water pipes like these.
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