Beaker Bongs

A beaker bong has a very interesting shape. If you’ve ever seen an Erlenmeyer flask, then you pretty much have seen the overall shape of a glass beaker bong. The idea behind this flask design is that there’s a lot of volume on the bottom part, and the rest is a straight tube or twisted tube.

Why go with the beaker base bong when the standard straight pipe design is good enough?

Well, two words really; BIGGER HITS. But let’s break it down more.

Beaker Bongs For Sale

Glass Beaker Bong

Height: 25.5 cm / 10 inches

Ice Notches: Yes

Joint Size: 18.8 mm > 14.5 mm

Material: Glass

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7 mm Beaker Bong

Glass Thickness: 7.0 mm

Height: 38 cm / 15 inches

Ice Notches: Yes

Joint Size: 18.8 mm > 14.5 mm

Material: Glass

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Mini Beaker Bong

Glass Thickness: 3.0 mm

Height: 10.5 cm / 4.1 inches

Ice Notches: No

Material: Glass

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Heavy Duty Beaker Bong

Height: 14 inches

Ice Notches: Yes

Material: Glass

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The idea is to take this plastic or metal tube, and you put in water. This way, when you smoke whatever dried plant material you prefer, the smoke will cool down, so it doesn’t irritate or burn your lungs.

You also get the bonus of cleaner smoke. When that smoke goes from the bowl and stem, it is percolated through the water. This effect holds whatever debris or noxious gases may be in the smoke.

The result is a cleaner and more enjoyable smoke. It is to free up as much of the biochemical compound contained in the dried fiber and parts of tobacco and marijuana.

So, how can you improve on this basic design? The beaker bong is an attempt to improve on the classic bong design. That’s pretty much the long and short of it. Why?

By adopting this beaker shape, you are able to access more water. This is a big deal because the straight tube design of a typical bong can only contain so much water.

The key variables involved, of course, are the circumference of the water chamber, and the height of the water level. You’re dealing with a fixed amount of water near the bottom of the device. Why is this a big deal?

If you are smoking particularly harsh types of tobacco, poorly cured, processed, or very fibrous and low-quality marijuana, the water may not do a good job. There’s simply not enough fluid in a typical bong to be able to adequately cool down the smoke.

As a result, even if you’re using this device, your lungs still get irritated. If you smoke the incorrect way, it might not even cool down the smoke enough. There’s just so many things that could go wrong.

The Erlenmeyer flask design of a beaker bong ensures that there’s enough water at the bottom, so that it can do an adequate job of cleaning the smoke. This also brings to the table the bonus of greater overall stability.

If you’ve ever used the bong and left it on your table or on a desk somewhere, and you have a small pet around the house, you know that your bomb will eventually end up horizontal. The standard design of a bong, which is tall and lanky, makes for a disaster waiting to happen if you have a playful pet around the house and you leave your bong sitting around.

Worse yet, you might get bong water all over the place. I don’t know about you, but the stink of stale old bong water can hang in the air for quite some time. Other than the fact that you have to do some cleaning of the water that spilled, you deal with the foul smell for a while,

Also, you don’t want law enforcement officials coming by for whatever reason, smelling something that you don’t want them to smell. This is especially true when it comes to your parents or worse yet your mother-in-law.

So, what do you do? Well, you can get the stability of a beaker bong.

Some beaker bongs are so well-designed that even if you try to trip them over, they won’t. It is because their center of gravity is shifted in such a way that they remaine upright all day, every day. Isn’t that amazing?

The Downside of Beaker Bongs?

The downside of beaker bongs involve primarily cost all though you can definitely find very decent cheap beaker bongs. Generally speaking, this type of device is made out of glass.

As you can already tell, that is going to add a few dollars to your cost. On top of that, if you are looking for high-end thick glass, expect to pay more money.

As strong as this glass maybe, the problem is eventually, there might be certain situations where you might drop your device, or it might come into contact with something that would crush it. Glass is glass. They are inherently breakable. One huge impact or several light ones may cause it to give in.

You have to take extra effort to safeguard your investment.

Please understand that if you’re going to be spending hard-earned dollars on this device, it will always be at risk of being crushed or chipped. You have to take good care of it.

Additional Benefits

Another great benefit aside from the potential durability as well as water volume of this type of device, is that it minimizes backsplashes. Since there’s enough water in the chamber, there’s a little chance of a backsplash happening. The wider design at the bottom and a tubular and tall mouth will also hold in the water inside, thanks to gravity.

Also, if you want the very best cool-smoke experience, instead of water, put ice and water in your glass beaker bong. This produces some really cold smoke that has a soothing effect on your lungs. This feature definitely pays for itself.

Finally, if you want to maximize the percolation properties of this type of bong, you can fit it with custom percolators.

There’s just so many directions you can go with this device. Depending on the material it’s made of as well as some design considerations, you can pick one up online anywhere from $20 to as much as $200.

And as always… let’s finish with a video!