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Molino Glass is the number one choice when it comes to supplying high quality glass bongs and pyrex glass bongs
Swiss-founded company Molino Glass is the number one choice when it comes to supplying high quality glass bongs and pyrex glass bongs.
Their range of products is widely acclaimed with their dedicated glass artists consistently creating original and imaginative pieces for bong enthusiasts all over the world.
Bongs (known previously as water pipes) have a long history dating back to centuries of use in Thailand and Laos. The word Bong is an adaptation of the Thai word bong or baung meaning a cylindrical wooden tube, pipe, or container cut from bamboo.
The shape and structure of Bong
Similar to hookah, the bong has a large open pipe that leads to a water chamber that has another inlet to draw the smoke in. A Bong is however more portable than a hookah and made of air and water tight material. It consists of a bowl and stem that when used guides the air downwards towards the bottom of the water and sends it as bubbles upwards. At a level above the water in the Bong, a hole called ‘kickhole’ is present which is closed during smoking. It is left open for allowing the smoke to enable it to be drawn into the lungs of the smoker. The effectiveness of toxicant removal depends on the smoke/water contact area.
The taste of the smoke is related to the measurement of the water chamber and the mouthpiece. Filling the chamber with smoke in one go maximizes the potential of the bong. If not, the next hit can taste stale. It is therefore advisable not to use too wide a mouthpiece and a chamber with a large diameter in keeping with the users’ lung capacity.
Bongs are seen as the best way to enjoy the smoking experience as they ensure a cleaner and more pleasant smoke. Drawing the smoke of the tobacco or other herbal substances through water filters the ash and carcinogens while simultaneously cooling the smoke. The idea is to make the smoke devoid of harmful elements by filtering it through the water in the chamber inside the Bong. They are therefore viewed as being healthier than normal cigarette smoking, since the smoke is filtered through water and ice, removing some toxins and some tar.
Some examples of our high quality bongs are Angry Bird Mini Bong, Bachelor Bong, Bubbelito Bubbler Bong, Bully Bong, Donut Glass Bong and Donut Mini Bong. Accessories include aClassic beaker, Bubbelito Adopter/Diffuser, Flower Glass Screen and more.
Traditional bongs are usually made from glass or strong plastic. Glass is the perfect material choice for a bong because of its transparency, heat resistance and the infinite ways it can be molded and decorated. They allow the user the see the clarity of water contained within.
Our range of pure glass bongs offer a wide variety of beautiful designs, sizes and various functional differences. Many of the products have features unique to this range, such as removable bowls, removable spiral downpipes, percolators and double percolators, ice shelves or twists in the down tube to accommodate ice cubes, all incorporated to enhance your smoking pleasure. Pure glass bongs are however not to be confused with cheap glass bongs with percolators (see below).
Specialist glass bongs
Borosilicate glass is a particular type of glass, better known via brand names Pyrex, Simax, and Duran. Borosilicate glass has a very low thermal expansion coefficient and so many consider it to be the best type of glass to use to manufacture for smoking devices.
It is therefore unsurprisingly that our top seller is the Borosilicate glass bong. It is a very thick and durable material and durability is a very important factor when choosing a bong. After undergoing tests for thickness and quality, the glass is further tempered to make the Bongs tension free.
Scientific glass bongs are somewhat new to the glass blowing world and have really made an impact on the scene over the last five-ten years. The coiled glass tubes used for cooling the smoke makes it a more pleasurable experience. These are now considered by many to be a across between glass and percolated bongs forming a new category – glass bongs with percolators.
Some bongs also have an integrated percolator – these are known as percolator bongs. Percolator pipes are a special type of bong and are preferred by a lot of tobacco and smoking enthusiasts due to the distinctive flavor and extra dimension that they provide to the tobacco being smoked.
Our percolator bongs are becoming steadily more popular with enthusiasts and we can understand why.
Although the principal behind percolator bongs and glass bongs may appear similar, the percolator bong has one or more chambers containing water that provides a smoother and many say more enhancing experience.
Further, the percolator works by utilizing a pressure differential between its bottom and top in/outlets. A water percolator pipe is a small additional sub chamber within the shaft of a water pipe that provides in-line smoke-water interaction via heat exchange and dissolution.
The smoke will exit the water after traveling to the downstem before returning to the percolator again. The percolator then breaks the tobacco or other herbal substance into smaller pieces. Surface bubbles are created which come into direct contact with the water allowing an exchange of heat between the hot smoke and the cool water. This exchange of heat cools the smoke and allows in turn for the smoke to rise evenly.
The reduced pressure at the outlet end is usually provided by the lungs. These chambers are separated from each other by a process of filters which cleans the smoke before it reaches your lungs. This allows for it to be filtered at a much higher rate than seen in regular glass water bongs.
This extra phase of filtering not only allows for purification, it enables the smoke to gather in a more condensed fashion. Percolator pipes send the smoke via different levels of heat which helps to condense and level it out. This creates a thicker, richer even softer smoke and as a result provides a smoother toke.
Let’s put this a different way. Consider for a minute the difference between drinking cheap wine or expensive wine. The latter offers an overall better quality experience. In addition, the water in the percolator bong can also be mixed with herbs or other extracts that changes the flavor as well as the aroma of the smoke coming out of them.
Depending on the type of the percolator pipe, it may or may not be diffused. However, the primary purpose of the percolator is to act as an extra chamber to filter smoke through water and diffusion is something of preference to the individual user.
The amount of percolator pipes available on the open market can seem eye watering at first. This is a list of our popular cheap percolator bongs and filters: dome filters, tree filters, coil and ring. And of course the ultimate and most recent bong filter (and therefore one of our best sellers), the honeycomb. The newest one the market, Honeycomb percolators are very efficient diffusers because there can be as many as 100 individual holes for a single trap.
Similar to glass bongs, percolator bongs, peculator pipes and pyrex glass pipes are more often than not beautiful glass pieces and are deemed as treasured art pieces by smoking enthusiasts and collectors alike.
Choosing a bong should be based on personal experience and preference as the variety is so large. Many people swear once they have sampled a percolator bong there is not going back, but each to their own. The above analysis of glass bongs and percolator bongs should go some way in helping you select the one for you, but our team are more than happy to answer any additional questions you may have.