What are some of the most common accessories and attachments for glass bongs and how do they work?

Glass bongs are popular devices for smoking herb or tobacco, offering a smooth and filtered experience. However, you may not know that you can also customize your bong with various accessories and attachments that can enhance, replace, or protect parts of your bong or smoking accessory. In this blog post, we will introduce some of the most common bong accessories and attachments, explain their functions and benefits, and show you how to use them.

Bong accessories

Bong accessories are products that can enhance, replace, or protect parts of your bong or smoking accessory. Some common bong accessories are:

  • Ashcatchers: These are attachments that fit between the bowl and the downstem of your bong. They filter the smoke and catch the ash before it reaches the water chamber, keeping your bong cleaner and improving the taste of your smoke. Ashcatchers come in different sizes, styles, and percolators to suit your preferences and needs. You can find some examples of ashcatchers here and here.
  • Bowls: These are the chambers where you pack your herb or tobacco. Bowls come in different sizes (10mm, 14mm, and 18mm) and genders (male or female) to match the joint of your bong. Bowls can also vary in shape, color, design, and material. You can find some examples of bowls here and here.
  • Downstems: These are the tubes that connect the bowl to the water chamber of your bong. Downstems also help to diffuse and percolate the smoke, making it smoother and cooler. Downstems come in different lengths, diameters, and diffusion styles to fit your bong and enhance your smoking experience. You can find some examples of downstems here and here.
  • Nails or bangers: These are attachments that convert your bong into a dab rig for smoking concentrates. Nails or bangers are heated with a torch or an e-nail and then dabbed with a dab tool. They come in different sizes, materials, shapes, and angles to suit your dabbing preferences. You can find some examples of nails or bangers here and here.
  • Adapters: These are pieces of glassware that enable compatibility between different sizes or genders of joints, bowls, or accessories. Adapters can also change the angle or direction of your joint, making it easier to use or attach other accessories. You can find some examples of adapters here and here.
  • Screens, filters, and gauzes: These are small pieces of metal, glass, or ceramic that fit inside your bowl or downstem to prevent herb or tobacco from falling through or clogging your bong. Screens, filters, and gauzes also help to keep your smoke cleaner and smoother by filtering out ash and tar. You can find some examples of screens, filters, and gauzes here and here.
  • Cleaning supplies: These are products that help you to maintain your bong in good condition by removing resin, dirt, and bacteria. Cleaning supplies include brushes, wipes, cleaners, solutions, and tools that can make the cleaning process easier and more effective. You can find some examples of cleaning supplies here and here.

Bong attachments

Bong attachments are products that add extra functionality or features to your bong or smoking accessory. Some common bong attachments are:

  • Ice catchers: These are notches or pinches in the neck of your bong that hold ice cubes above the water chamber. Ice catchers cool down the smoke even more, making it smoother and less harsh on your throat and lungs. Ice catchers are usually built-in to some bongs, but you can also find some examples of ice catcher attachments here and here.
  • Percolators: These are devices that further filter and diffuse the smoke by creating bubbles and increasing the surface area of the smoke. Percolators can be found in the water chamber, the downstem, or the ashcatcher of your bong. Percolators come in many different types, such as honeycomb, showerhead, tree, matrix, turbine, and more. You can find some examples of percolator attachments here and here.
  • Recyclers: These are attachments that recycle the water and smoke through multiple chambers, creating a continuous loop of filtration and cooling. Recyclers are usually used for dabbing concentrates, as they preserve the flavor and potency of the vapor. Recyclers can be found in the water chamber or the ashcatcher of your bong. You can find some examples of recycler attachments here and here.
  • Reclaimers: These are attachments that collect the excess oil or wax that drips from your nail or banger when dabbing concentrates. Reclaimers save you money and prevent waste by allowing you to reuse the reclaimed oil or wax for future dabbing sessions. Reclaimers can be found in the joint or the downstem of your bong. You can find some examples of reclaimer attachments here and here.
  • Carb caps: These are devices that cover the nail or banger when dabbing concentrates, creating a seal that traps the heat and vapor inside. Carb caps allow you to dab at lower temperatures, which preserves the flavor and potency of your concentrates. Carb caps also have a hole or a vent that lets you control the airflow and pressure inside the nail or banger, creating a more efficient and enjoyable dabbing experience. You can find some examples of carb cap attachments here and here.
  • Torches or e-nails: These are devices that heat up your nail or banger when dabbing concentrates. Torches are handheld devices that use butane or propane gas to produce a flame that can reach high temperatures. E-nails are electronic devices that use electricity to heat up a coil that wraps around your nail or banger. E-nails allow you to set and maintain a precise temperature for dabbing, which improves the consistency and quality of your vapor. You can find some examples of torches or e-nails here and here.

How to use bong accessories and attachments