Basics of bong bowls
While smoking any flower, you will light the dried herb. Screens can be used in conjunction with bowls to protect it from debris. Bern Gallery can assist with choosing the best type of accessories for use with any bowls. Glass bowls can come in simple and complex designs, depending on your preferences. Basic options include a male or female joint connectivity. Many prefer deeper bowl types with narrower openings to keep the bowl stocked without losing any flower.
Bong bowls FAQs
As you look at bong bowls for sale, you’ll likely have several questions for Bern Gallery about the right type to purchase for your bong. Consider the following before buying a bong bowl:
Which diameter bong bowl should I get?
The diameters of the bong bowl will generally range between 10mm and 18mm. The bong bowl should coordinate with the pipe or bong you plan to use. For starters, the 10mm size works with nano pipes. The 14mm is the standard size of a water pipe. The 18mm works with oversized multiple smokers.
When should I use a bong adapter?
Bong adapters have several uses. For instance, the bong adapter can change the size of your bong’s joint. They can also convert bongs into dab ribs and dab rigs into bongs. If you have an adapter, the bowl size doesn’t have to match your bong’s downstem. For instance, an 18mm bowl will work with a 14mm joint if an adapter is available.
Which bowl piece should I use for my bong?
The bowl piece will have to coordinate with your bong to fit correctly. If the bong joint is male, you will need a bowl that is a female to slide over it. For female bong joints, you’ll need to purchase male bowls for the pipes to function.
What can I smoke out of a bong bowl piece?
You may use cannabis for a bong bowl piece. However, it would be best to have a grinder before packing the bowl. A grinder will completely break down the nug into small and even parts.
Contact Bern Gallery with additional questions about bong bowls or to purchase any accessories for legal cannabis use.
Slides are functional, but they can also turn any bong or waterpipe into a statement piece. Bern Gallery carries slides from a wide variety of companies in artists in every price range.
How Slides Work
A removable slide holds your herb in place as you light and inhale; simply pull the slide out to carburate, or bring air into, the smoke still left in the bong’s tube. Pull the slide completely out to empty the bowl, and lightly tap it against an ashtray to dump the ashes. Be careful, though, as high-quality slides are typically made from glass – fortunately, you can purchase replacement slides if you should happen to break one.
What is the Slide Width?
The width of the bowls typically measures 14 or 18 millimeters (mm) at the joint, which is the opening that cradles the bowl piece. A 14mm bowl is about as big around as your pinky finger and is the typical size for a standard water pipe. The larger 18mm works well with oversize bone pieces for multiple smokers. Bowls as small as 10mm are available, but are generally too constricted to efficiently burn herbs and are typically reserved for oil or dabs.
Male or Female Slide?
Manufacturers typically refer to the joints of bowls in terms of gender. A male piece essentially fits into something, whereas the female piece typically has something fit into it. Most slides will be male joint intended to fit into the female downstems/joints of bongs. You can still find female slides intended to convert oldschool oil pieces into flower tubes, though these are becoming less common as male jointed rigs fall out of favor. These days most water pieces have female joints on them, and take male slides.
Where to Buy Slides?
Many retailers now offer slides of varying quality, from cheap slides made of simple clear glass to exquisitely crafted hand-blown glass art pieces. Our slides come in vibrant colors and whimsical shapes, such as leopard prints, wigwags and donuts.