Beaker vs straight bong
Beaker bongs instantly set your mind at ease with their sturdy base, low center of gravity and characteristically cool hits.
But what makes beaker bongs so popular?
Straight tube or beaker bong? It’s an endless debate but for most stoners the clear winner is the beaker. Below are the main reasons why most cannabis enthusiasts wouldn’t mind being likened to mad scientists with a collection of beakers in their laboratory.
- Stability – The last thing you want is to watch your bong fall and shatter into a million pieces. And straight tube bongs are notorious for being easily knocked over. Essentially, one long tube poses a much greater threat than the beaker bottom bong with its lower center of gravity.
- Splashback – There’s something special about knowing you can take a fat rip without getting dirty bong water in your mouth. No one likes splashback. And a bong beaker gives you permission to go the extra mile in stride. It’s less of a leap of faith than it is a matter of shape, angles and gravity. Since the base narrows as it meets the bottom of the neck, the angle at which water travels up the bong changes, limiting splashback.
- Ice Catchers – Ice catchers are almost always a given in beaker style bongs. They add an extra layer of protection against splashback while also delivering silky smooth hits. And whilel straight tube bongs can also feature ice catchers, it’s less common.
- Fat Rips – Reduced splashback means you can take fat rips without taking a gulp of dirty bong water too. But the reason why you can take these larger than life hits is thanks to the large beaker shaped chamber. Next time you light up watch closely as the smoke fills the beaker bottom bong. It’s to say, you’ll never go back to a straight tube again.
How to fill a beaker bong
To fill a beaker bong properly pour water into the mouthpiece until the slits of the downstem are fully submerged.
How to clean a beaker bong
Beaker style bongs are one of the easiest water pipes to clean. Much like any other style, you’ll use a mix of isopropyl alcohol and coarse salt. It’s best to let your bong soak in this warm water mixture within the sink if possible. Once it’s soaked for 1-2 hours, dump out the water and do a final rinse with warm water and soap. If there is any remaining residue, use pipe cleaners to remove.
Cheap beaker bongs under $50
We’ve got a growing collection of beaker bongs under $50 so you can get the most bang for your buck. These high quality yet cheap beaker bongs are currently available in our online headshop.
Thick Beaker Bong – This 10 inch beaker bong features a splash of color along the rim of the mouthpiece and bong bowl handle. Made from 5mm thick borosilicate glass, this thick water pipe includes an ice pinch for smooth, cool hits. Naturally, clear beaker bongs like this one give a viewing window into all the action so can see the smoke accumulate in the chamber before taking a rip too.
Silicone Beaker Bong – This cheap beaker bong is the perfect travel-friendly piece measuring just 6.5 inches. Since it’s made from food grade silicone you never have to worry even if you accidentally drop it. Plus, its bent neck reduces splashback so dirty bong water stays right where it should.
Iridescent Mini Beaker Bong – This 6 inch beaker bong has a stunning iridescent finish. It’s another bent neck beaker bong in a pint sized package. What’s more, the fixed diffused downstem is ideal on a piece this size so you have one less thing to worry about.
Glass Mini Beaker Bong – Measuring just 5 inches, this is the smallest science beaker bong in our collection. This piece is adorable with its vibrant green accents that complement its clear beaker base. Plus, it’s so small that you can fit it easily into your bag or purse wherever your high takes you.
Best beaker bongs for sale
Stoners Rotation strives to offer the best beaker bongs around in terms of functionality and beauty alike. Whether you are looking for beaker bongs with designs or something more classic, we are constantly adding new pieces to our collection.
Matrix Percolator Beaker Bong – This 13 inch beaker bong features a matrix and dome perc for second to none diffusion power. What’s more, this thick glass water pipe includes an ice pinch for even smoother hits.
Coil Perc Glass Beaker Bong – This 12 inch beaker bong is a beaut with vibrant green accents throughout. Another beaker bong with perc, this piece stands out with its unique coil percolator. The dome perc and diffused downstem further enhance the diffusion power while the ice catcher cools smoke down to arctic levels. This is definitely one of the most complete glass beaker bongs.
Girly Glow-in-the-dark Beaker Bong – This girly glass beaker bong features a gorgeous design of hand painted swirls and flowers. The piece is a work of art in its own right transforming from pretty by day to trippy by night.
Iridescent Beaker Bong with Perc – This heady beaker bong spun from thick borosilicate glass is a hand blown work of art. And as far as beaker bongs with percs go, this one is the perfect balance of beauty and function. The twisted textured glass brings the focus towards the single jellyfish percolator at the center so you can watch the smoke filter through the clear viewing window.
Faded Pink Beaker Bong – This 10 inch beaker bong for sale will be sure to get you fabulously faded. Made from thick borosilicate glass and featuring an ice pinch, this classic beaker bong delivers one milky hit after another.
Crossfaded Beaker Bong with Ice Catcher – Another 10 inch beaker bong, this piece features a unique red and blue faded finish with an ice pinch at the center. This science beaker bong offers optimal diffusion and cooling thanks to its diffused downstem and ice catcher. The thick ribbed mouthpiece further enhances the experience and ritual of smoking from a bong
Hello Kitty Beaker Bong – This pink beaker bong features the iconic Hello Kitty! Measuring 10 inches, this piece features cute pink accents on the ribbed mouthpiece, downstem and bong bowl.
Rick and Morty Beaker Bong – This cool beaker bong for sale features a trippy print of Rick and Morty. The 8 inch beaker bong glows brilliantly in the dark, illuminating the pattern in new and mysterious ways.
Ghost Beaker Bong – This small beaker bong gives off a bone chilling glow with its floating ghosts pattern. It makes a cool addition to any stoner’s collection especially if you are looking for beaker bongs with designs that glow.
Twisted Iridescent Beaker Bong – If you consider yourself a texture lover, this cool beaker bong made from 5mm thick borosilicate glass is a towering 12.5 inches of smoke coming at you. Also, the piece features an ice pinch so you can stack roughly 4-6 ice cubes for silky smooth hits.
Big beaker bongs for sale
We classify big bongs as measuring anything over 14 inches. Even 3 foot beaker bongs exist but we currently only carry water pipes up to 18 inches tall in our online smoke shop.
Silicone Beaker Bong with Ash Catcher – At the smaller end of big beaker bongs we have a unique water pipe with an ash catcher made from food-grade silicone. This 14 inch beaker bong functions amazingly, delivering fat filtered rips with no blowback. Also, the ash catch offers next level filtration that keeps your beaker base bong much cleaner.
9mm Beaker Bong – Made from 9mm thick borosilicate glass, this 15 inch beaker bong is a sight to behold. The sheer thickness of this clear glass beaker bong further magnifies the beauty of the ice pinch.
9mm Big Beaker Bong – This large beaker bong for sale is an absolute behemoth. The 18 inch beaker bong is all around thick, from the sturdy base to the ribbed mouthpiece. Still, unless you have lungs of steel, this tall beaker bong is best for passing around.
In the name of science!
We suggest that you test a beaker bong out for yourself, in the name of science of course. There’s no better way to know if you prefer the way it hits over other styles than trying. And you’ll achieve quantum leaps in the art of reaching the perfect high only through experimentation.