The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Your Next Bong

Bongs have been a staple in the smoking culture for decades and offer a unique smoking experience compared to other traditional methods. With so many options available, choosing the right bong can be a daunting task, especially for beginners. In this guide, we'll provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision and find the perfect bong for you.

What are some types of bongs?

There are several different types of bongs available, each offering a unique smoking experience. Some of the most popular types of bongs include:

  • Straight tube bongs
  • Beaker bongs
  • Percolator bongs
  • Mini Bongs
  • Stemless Bongs

What are Straight Tube Bongs?

Straight tube bongs are the simplest and most straightforward type of bongs. They consist of a straight tube with a bowl attached to one end and a mouthpiece on the other. They are easy to use and clean, making them a great option for beginners. Molino Glass has straight tube bongs in 7 mm and 9 mm thick glass which makes them strong and ensures they will give you many years of enjoyment.

What are Beaker Bongs?

Beaker bongs are similar to straight tube bongs but have a wider base that resembles a beaker. This design provides more stability and makes them less likely to tip over compared to straight tube bongs. Additionally, the larger water capacity in the beaker base cools the smoke down before it reaches your lungs, providing a smoother hit. Molino Glass beaker bongs are renowned for their high quality.

What are Percolator Bongs?

Percolator bongs have one or more chambers filled with water that the smoke must pass through before reaching the mouthpiece. The water filters and cools down the smoke, providing a smoother and cleaner hit. There are several different types of percolators available, including tree, honeycomb, and inline percolators.

What are bongs made from?

Bongs are available in a variety of materials, including glass, plastic, wood, and ceramic. Each material has its own unique benefits and drawbacks, so it's important to choose the right one for you. Molino Glass only makes high quality glass bongs.

Glass bongs are the most popular type of bongs and are known for their durability and clarity. They allow you to see the water and smoke inside the bong, providing a unique and visually appealing experience. However, they are also the most fragile type of bongs and can break if dropped, which is why Molino Glass Bongs are mostly made with 7 mm or 9 mm thick glass.

Features of Glass Bongs

Bongs also come with a variety of features, including ice catchers, diffusers, and percolators, to enhance your smoking experience.

Ice Catchers

Ice catchers are a great way to cool down the smoke before it reaches your lungs. They allow you to add ice to the bong, which cools down the smoke as it passes through the water. This provides a smoother and cooler hit.


Diffusers are small holes or slits at the bottom of the bong that help to break up the smoke into smaller bubbles. This helps to filter and cool down the smoke, providing a smoother hit.


Percolators are chambers filled with water that the smoke must pass through before reaching the mouthpiece. They help to filter and cool down the smoke, providing a cleaner and smoother hit.


Choosing the right bong for you is an important decision and requires careful consideration. With the information provided in this guide, we hope you'll be able to make an informed decision and find the perfect bong for you at our Molino Glass Online Store. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned smoker, there is a bong out there that will meet your needs and enhance your smoking experience.

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