What does putting ice in a bong do?
Ice bongs feature a pinch in the bong’s neck above the main chamber where you can drop in a few ice cubes for refreshingly cool hits.
Putting ice in your bong makes each hit dramatically smoother since it helps to cool smoke down to arctic levels. You know. Like those silky smooth bong hits you had at your friend’s who prepared the ice tray the night before. All so you could take fat rips with no harshness.
Essentially, because the smoke has to travel around the ice cubes you get a cool, refreshing hit instead of a harsh, hot one. Also, because the cool smoke is more soothing on your throat and lungs, it further draws your attention to the nuances of your favorite cannabis strains.
How to put ice in a bong
While the size of your mouthpiece will vary slightly, most accommodate enough space for you to drop in roughly four standard size ice cubes. Generally, you wouldn’t more than four bong ice cubes anyways since you can burn your throat just the same if the smoke gets too cold.
In any case, learning how to use an ice bong is pretty straightforward. Simply prepare your tray of ice cubes a few hours or the night before and stick each in, one by one through the mouthpiece. It is also worth remembering that as the ice melts, you’ll need to dump some of the water out to keep it level. This will also help to reduce possible splashback.
Is ice in a bong good or bad?
Ice bongs are good in most situations but it depends. If you’re just going to have a chill smoke session and only take a couple of rips, then it’s probably not worth it. This is especially the case if you have to freeze them first. Who wants to wait? But if you plan to take fat rips over a longer session, it’s definitely worth it. Try freezing your ice cubes the night before so all you have to do is pop them in. Overall, stoners tend to agree that it’s worth the extra effort because it enhances the experience.
Do ice bongs make you cough less?
There’s a misconception among stoners about ice bongs that the ice cools the hit down enough so you don’t cough. But that’s not exactly true.
To illustrate, if you take a really fat bong rip you’ll normally have that classic harsh feeling in your throat. And since smoking naturally increases your heart rate, that slight heat in your throat eventually sets into your entire body, making you feel hotter.
Ice, on the other hand, cools the smoke as it passes around the ice cubes so you are able to take bigger hits more easily. Even so, that doesn’t mean you won’t cough.
Instead, you might just cough and find yourself on another planet in another dimension in some far distant galaxy with the sound of cicadas ringing in your ears, whether you put ice in your bong or not.
So if you hit an ice bong and cough, we know it’s about to get “down the rabbit hole” trippy. But at least your throat will still feel divine even if you sound a little husky in the morning.
Buy ice bongs for sale
We have a wide selection of ice catcher bongs for sale in our online headshop. Whether you want a classic beaker base, percolator or glow-in-the-dark bong, we’ve got you covered.
9mm Thick Beaker Bong – This thick glass bong with ice catcher measures a whopping 9mm thick which magnifies its glorious ice pinch to gargantuan proportions, as if in the shape of three identical cubes of ice. And if you’re looking to size up even further, this 18 inch hulk of a bong is also made from 9mm thick borosilicate glass.
Girly Glow-in-the-dark Bong – This hand painted ice water bong makes the perfect centerpiece. The glowing orange flowers become the destination of the maze that is your bong. It’s a pretty bong by day and a whole other mama with the lights out.
Coil Percolator Bong – If you’re looking for a glass bong with an ice catcher and percolator, this piece may be just up your alley. This ice catcher bong with its unusual coil perc produces a trippy effect as you’re smoking so you can get even more sideways.
Glow-in-the-dark Mushroom Bong – Mushrooms are amazing! We all know it and what better than a thick ice bong with mushrooms that glow too? It’s like having your own trippy mushroom forest with fireflies amid a thick haze of dank smoke.
Glowing Silicone Bong with Ice Catcher – This 14 inch ice catcher bong is unique because it’s made from 100% food-grade-silicone. It even includes a silicone ice pinch that you can adjust to your preferred level, including anywhere from 2-8 ice cubes. Above all, this silicone ice bong lets you enjoy chilled rips on the road that can extend long into the night since it glows in the dark too.
Jellyfish Glow-in-the-dark Bong – We all know how cold the Atlantic gets. And this glowing jellyfish bong with ice pinch delivers deep sea rips that will make you feel like you’re swaying in the vast ocean.
Trippy Rick and Morty Bong – What camp are you in? Are you tired of Rick and Morty or are you just joining the team a little bit late? Well, this trippy bong glows brilliantly to a flashback of that one time when Rick and Morty got back to the Citadel. And there were a great many more replicas of themselves rebuilding society. But do you remember what happened or have you since forgotten? Perhaps it’s about time your rewatch the best Rick and Morty episodes.
Twisted Iridescent Bong – While this ice bong doesn’t exude light-saber-like qualities initially, it’s mesmerizing beauty and thickness make you feel all powerful. The way it glimmers and distorts the rainbow will make you wonder about the beauty in everything, including what we forget and neglect. And most of all, what is right in front of us.
Ice Ice Baby
Putting ice in your bong is just another way to enhance the experience of taking bong hits and getting high. If you’ve never had a bong with ice catcher before, you may wonder if it’s really even worth it. But once you take your first chilled hit from an ice bong it makes going back that much harder. And that’s partially why the ice pinch is becoming standard if not essential in most bongs today. In short, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as hits from an ice bong on a hot summer’s day.