It’s always interesting to try a new smoking device. And while bubblers are very easy to use, follow these instructions for a smooth and enjoyable experience.
1. Clean the bubbler
Wash and dry your device well before each smoke. Even if your bubbler is brand new, be sure to clean it thoroughly to remove any dust or debris that may have accumulated on the glass or inside the bubbler.
2. Fill the chamber
When you have washed and dried your bubbler, fill the chamber with cold water. Remember: the colder the water, the fresher and smoother your hits will be.
3. Shred some grass
The final consistency of your weed will depend on your personal preferences, but for bongs and bubblers we recommend a medium to fine grind (similar to coarsely ground salt). If you’re still grinding your buds by hand, read up on the benefits of using a grinder and buy one as soon as possible.
4. Fill the bowl
Before placing the ground marijuana in the bowl, make sure to put a pipe filter to prevent pieces of grass from falling into the water in the chamber. Next, start transferring the ground herb into the bowl, not compressing it too much at first and pressing it down slightly at the top (use your thumb to push it down further). This will allow you to get a good ember without blocking airflow through the bubbler.
5. Light the grass
When the chamber is full of water and the bowl is full of weed, it’s time to turn it on. If your bubbler has a carb hole, plug it with your finger as you light the weed on fire, and vacuum so the smoke enters the chamber before you start inhaling. You can uncap the carb, or repeatedly cap and uncap it to create a nice ember on top of the bowl as you smoke.
Can you drink water from a bubbler?
For some strange reason, there are people who have considered drinking water from a bong or bubbler, or even worse, have done so, thinking that it will get them higher than smoking.
Water from a bong or cheap mini bubblers won’t get you high. The only thing it can do is make you feel terrible. Bubbler water not only tastes disgusting, it also contains dirt, toxins, and burnt grass that luckily didn’t reach your lungs.
Drinking water from a bong can make you nauseous and even throw up. In some cases, very dirty water can also contain mold, bacteria, and fungus that can make you feel sick for days.
Remember: cannabinoids and terpenes are not soluble in water, so drinking the water from the bubbler will not get you high. It is best to empty it down the drain and clean the bubbler frequently to enjoy pure hits with all your smokes.
Is it worth buying a bubbler?
Bubblers are a great addition to any smoker. If you like to smoke with a bong or a pipe, we recommend you try a bubbler. Their size and ease of use make them ideal for smoking on the go (just like pipes), but they also provide cooling and filtering for bongs. Best of all, being relatively cheap, you lose nothing by trying them.