Behind the countertop of that tobacco, the store is a shelf full of glass devices that appear like they were created in a lab by a crazy researcher. There is a wide variety of lab equipment, from beakers and bubblers to big percolator bongs and hammering, pipes and charcoal filters. Knowing what it all is and how it might be challenging.
Fortunately, most glass smoking accessories don’t need an instruction manual. In any case, a hand pipe or a one-hitter don’t need much explanation. But the percolator hookah is the type most people don’t understand.
On the surface, a percolator (or “perc”) may seem like any other kind of water pipe. A closer investigation reveals, though, that other components are concealed therein.
The Percolator Bong:
These days, the most cutting-edge bongs are percolator models. Their unique moniker originates from the diffusers used to clean and dampen the smoke. Percolators, or “percs” for brief, are diffusers that create numerous tiny bubbles in the smoke, making it easier to inhale.
Though they come in several shapes and sizes and use a range of diffusion techniques, all percolators work by introducing more water into the smoke, making it more superb and more pleasant to inhale.
Where does the magic happen in a percolator?
All different kinds of water pipes do the same things. When the consumer inhales, smoke is pushed through the liquid, generating bubbles within the liquid.
The smoke is cooled and filtered as the bubbles’ surface area increases. The science behind bubbling is taken to the next level by percolator bongs, which combine diffusion and aeration to produce more bubbles. If there are more bubbles, then more smoke can escape. A more giant bong bowl also means better filtration and fewer choppy hits.
With a percolator, your smoke will stay cleaner, and your hits will be smoother, but cleaning your bong will take longer. It’s not worth using a percolator bong when you’re not going to keep it clean. It’s not a significant problem, but you should know that perc bongs can be much more painful to clean than other bongs. You will become accustomed to cleaning your bong on a routine basis, which is something you should be doing anyhow.
Finally, know that perc bongs on their alone will not produce intoxication. Contrary to popular belief, the filtering method used in perc bongs does not increase your euphoria. The popularity of percolator bongs has led to this misconception, but the truth is that the number of hits you take determines how high you get, not the kind of bong you utilize.
Taking the same number of hits from a perc bong and a regular bong with much the same length of cannabis would have the same intoxicating effect.