How Much Water In A Bong?

A BONG (pronounced BOONG) is a device that heats and filters water into the smoke of a herbal drug, usually marijuana or hashish. 

The term was first used by hippies to refer to their favorite pipe, but it has since become a generic name for any type of smoking device.

How Much Water in a Bong?

There are many different types of pipes available today, including hookahs, water pipes, and bongs. 

This article will focus on the traditional bong and how much water you will need for the best experience.

How Much Water Do You Need In A Bong? 

If you are using a straight tube bong you will need enough water to submerge the down stem and slits.

Once those two parts are covered you will need to add about an inch of water so that the bottom of the down stem is submerged by about a half an inch.

But you are free to add more water if that is how you prefer to use your bong. You just need the water to reach your mouth when you are using it. 

But, different types of bong may have different water requirements. Below are two popular types of bongs and how much water they might need for the best results. 

Perc Bongs

The Perc Bong is probably the most popular style of bong in use today. A Perc Bong is a piece of glass tubing with one end closed off, and another end sealed tight.

In this way, air cannot escape from the end where the smoke enters. The smoke then passes through a filter which allows only clean air to exit. 

After passing through the filter, the smoke travels down the glass tube until it reaches the open end where it exits out of the mouthpiece.

The bowl sits at the bottom of the tube and is filled with herbs and other ingredients. When smoked, the herb burns in the bowl releasing the active chemicals into the surrounding air.

These chemicals cause the user’s body to feel relaxed and they can get high quicker than when smoking weed alone.

A perc bong will need water just like a straight tube bong, but the amount will change depending on the size of your perc bong.

For example, if you have a large perc bong, you may be able to fill it up with 3-4 inches of water. On the other hand, if you have a smaller perc bong, maybe only 2-3 inches of water should do the trick. 

Just remember, there is no right answer. It all depends on how big your perc bong is, and how strong you want your hit to be.

If you are new to the world of smoking, you might want to start small and work your way up to bigger hits.

Hookah Bongs

Another kind of bong is the Hookah Bong. It is similar to the perc bong, except it uses a hose instead of a glass tube. Instead of having a single stem, the hose splits off into multiple stems.

Each of these stems is capable of holding its own dose of the herb. They come in various sizes and shapes, so it is important to choose the right one for you. 

Some people even go as far as to purchase several hoses and combine them together to create a larger bong. Because it is not made of glass, the materials used to make a Hookah Bong are less likely to break.

The amount of water needed to use a Hookah Bong also varies based on the size you choose.

Generally speaking, a small hookah bong will require 1-2 inches of water, while a medium hookah bong will take about 4-6 inches of water. And a large hookah bong will usually need around 8-10 inches of water. 

Again, that amount is completely dependent on your personal preference. Depending on how much water your hookah bong needs, you will find that you need to buy different-sized bottles of water.

What Is the Best Way To Fill A Bong With Water?

What is the Best Way to Fill a Bong with Water?

Now that we know how much water a bong needs to function properly, the newcomers might be curious how you actually fill a bong with water. So, in this section, we are going to go over it. 

Let’s get started!

How To Fill A Beaker Or Straight Tube Bong

To begin filling your bong, you first need to measure out the amount of water you think you will need. This can either be done by measuring directly on your water bottle, or you can simply estimate an amount.

You will want to place your water bottle upside down on top of your bong. Make sure that the opening is facing upward. Then, slowly pour the water inside until it fills until the downstream is submerged.

An alternate way you can fill your bong is to remove the downstream and pour water in through the stem of your bong. 

How To Fill A Perc Bong

Filling a perc bong is very simple. First, you must decide whether you would rather add more water or smoke. Once you have decided, you will want to measure out the amount you think you will need, and then pour it in. 

To do this, you will need to slide your thumb underneath the percolator bowl, making sure to keep the percolator away from the waterline.

Next, lift the percolator bowl and position the tip of the straw at the bottom of the hole. Slowly push the straw in, making sure that the water does not escape. 

The reason you are doing this is that when you put the water in, it will force the air bubbles up into the percolator bowl. As they rise, the bubbles will pop and release their THC content into the water.

After the water has been released into the percolator, continue to pull the straw all the way back up, making sure not to let any water escape.

The Importance Of Water In A Bong

Water in a bong is essential for the contraption to work and can make a big difference in your smoking. With that being said, there are many things you should consider before buying water.

For starters, you should always check if the container of water is clean. If there is debris in the container, it could affect the quality of your smoke. 

Also, the water should never be too hot since this can destroy marijuana’s chemical structure. It should also be kept away from direct sunlight as well as heat sources like stoves and radiators.

Finally, you should avoid storing water in locations where there is a lot of moisture or humidity. These conditions could cause mold growth which can ruin the flavor of your weed.

Why Is The Water Level So Important?

When it comes to smoking anything, the most important thing is the level of water.

When the water level is low, it means that there isn’t enough water flowing through the device. Low levels of water can lead to dry hits and even burning yourself. 

On the other hand, high levels of water can lead you to experience coughing fits. In order to get the best results, you should aim for somewhere between 1/3rd and 2/3rds full.

Final Thoughts

It takes some time to learn how much water to use while smoking. However, once you know the proper measurement, your next step is to practice with your newfound knowledge.

You should try experimenting with different amounts of water and see what works best for you. 

Remember that each individual has his own preferences when it comes to smoking. Some prefer to use less water than others.

If you are unsure about how much water you should use, take our advice: start off small and only increase the amount of bong water as needed.

Thank you for reading!

David Lumis
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