What is Percolator Bong


A bong generally consists of a long tube (known as a chamber) with an open top and a stem with attached bowl from one side. The base of the chamber is meant to be filled with water. Some small bongs also come with carburetor of some sort that allows smokers to completely clear the chamber of all smoke. Most of time, this carb comes in the form of a sliding stem, that is removed from the bong at the end of each hit. A carb can also be a simple hole in the back of the bong that is covered with the thumb or finger while taking a puff, and then unblocked at the end of the toke.

A bong (also known as a water pipe) is one of the smoothest ways that you can smoke weed or tobacco, second only to a pot vaporizer. The design of the bong allows smoke to travel through the water in the chamber, cooling it off before it reaches the throat and lungs of the user. Bongs may also be filled with ice for even more of a cooling effect. Bongs range from the very simple (such as soda bottle bongs) to complex, and are often artistic creations blown by glass masters.

Percolator is a small additional sub chamber within the shaft of a water pipe bong that provides in-line smoke-water interaction via heat exchange and dissolution. There are a number of percolator designs on the market today. The two most prevalent are the tree and dome designs. Tree percolators utilize between 1 and 8 (or more, if the manufacturer is capable) individual flow paths for the smoke to enter the water. A sub-category 'supra-flow', with increased numbers of arms. In general, smaller work is more difficult to manufacture. These designs are more recent than the dome design, and represent the original percolator creating complete (two stage) diffusion. Dome percolators instead use a single encircling cylindrical piece to direct smoke to the bottom of the water column. Dome percolators can be diffused in many different ways, some have triangular slits along the bottom. While others have either a few large holes or many small holes around the bottom of the dome. Inline percolators resemble the tree with one larger arm sealed inside a jacketed Dewar. The Inline contains slits and is usually found in the first chamber of the water pipe. The Inline can be made with slits of varying diameter causing increased diffusion and massive visually entertaining bubbly action.