Most Popular Water Pipes for Smoking Dry Herbs

Most Popular Water Pipes for Smoking Dry Herbs

The most popular water pipes at Thick Ass Glass span a wide range of sizes and come with all different features. So there’s a little something here for everyone. Plus, our quality is unmatched. When you buy a water pipe from Thick Ass Glass, you know it’ll last. So check out these popular water pipes and try one yourself!

TAG – 16″ DOUBLE HONEYCOMB TO SPINNING SPLASHGUARD

This water pipe is a spectacle. Whether you prefer blue, red, white or black — pick the one to suit you. This water pipe has a glass thickness of 7MM and stands at 16 inches. As you probably guessed based on the name, this water pipe has a double honeycomb disc. And there are more than 90 holes in each for extra smooth hits. It also features a cyclone spinning splash guard so that no water splashes into your mouth! Check this dry herb water pipe out now.

TAG – 18″ BEAKER 50X9MM – 18/14MM DOWNSTEM

Sometimes, the classic water pipe does the job. There are no bells and whistles on this one, just great quality glass for smoking dry herb. At 18 inches tall,  it towers above other beaker type water pipes across the industry. These beakers feature a 50x9MM thick neck along with a SUPER THICK beaker bottom, ranging from 10-12MM thick. This all-around thickness is what sets our beakers apart from others. Some brands may have thick necks on their beakers while leaving the beaker bottoms thin at around 4-5MM, which is very fragile. This product, on the other hand, is so thick it could double as a home protection device!

TAG – 18.5″ TRIPLE HONEYCOMB TO SPINNING SPLASHGUARD

Weighing in at just a little over three pounds, this piece is monstrous. And it may be just the dry herb water pipe you’ve been looking for. Things get taken up a notch with a triple honeycomb percolator and a spinning splashguard. With a glass thickness of 7MM, you can bet you’ll be holding on to this water pipe for a while.

TAG – 15″ BENT NECK DOUBLE INTERIOR HONEYCOMB WITH SPINNING SPLASH GUARD

The bent neck on this 15-inch water pipe makes it so much easier to hit. Since it stands at 15 inches, you can easily set this on the coffee table and use it without touching the water pipe. Oh, and want to see a cool honeycomb percolator? Then check this one out! The double interior honeycomb percolator provides some of the smoothest hits known to man. With high-quality glass and affordable pricing, this is one of our most popular water pipes for a reason!

TAG – 16″ STREAMLINE DOUBLE SUPER SLIT UFO BEAKER

This water pipe is straight out of space! The 16” Streamline Double Super Slit UFO Beaker is another sturdy and reliable piece from TAG. And with three levels of refining, before the smoke even hits your lips, it’s also one of the smoothest. It has a thickness of 7MM, and it’s ready to stand the test of time.

Find More Dab Rigs and Accessories At Thick Ass Glass

Thick Ass Glass is the place to go for a reliable and durable water pipe. If you’d rather not follow the crowd by choosing one of our go-to options, we’ve got plenty of unique options, too. We also have a variety of options for concentrates. Plus, you can find accessories like bangers, carb caps, and domeless quartz nails. Browse our products and find the right water pipes and accessories for you today.

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Most Popular Quartz Bangers

Most Popular Quartz Bangers at Thick Ass Glass

When it comes to dab nails, quartz bangers are all the rage these days! With the explosion of concentrates onto the scene, we have seen more and more sales of this product. Now, our name is Thick Ass Glass, and we specialize in glass. But even we love quartz bangers. There are many reasons you might prefer a quartz banger over another type of dab nail, including durability, heat resistance, and easy cleaning. Check out our top quartz bangers below.


QUARTZ BANGER – HIGH AIR FLOW

Take this high air flow quartz banger. You get the high quality of the TAG brand, the benefits of quartz and the added air flow for a better hit. This quartz banger is available in a variety of sizes. From 10MM to 18MM and in both male or female presets.


QUARTZ TROUGH – HIGH AIR FLOW

As an evolution of the high air flow, the trough quartz banger leaves more room for concentrates. The opening of the banger is cupped to extend the amount of concentrate that you’ll be able to use. That makes it extra efficient, and it still comes at an affordable price. The quartz on this banger is FDA approved quartz crystal. It comes in sizes ranging from 10MM all the way up to 18MM. You also have the option of choosing either a male or a female piece.

CONICAL PYRAMID QUARTZ BANGER

This quartz banger has a special knack for holding heat longer. Since you’re looking at purchasing a banger, you know that you have to use a torch to heat up any dab nail, then apply the concentrate. Most of the time, you may be rushing with the torch and other pieces to get the perfect hit. With this quartz banger, you can stop rushing! It stays hot longer, so you can relax and enjoy the process. The conical pyramid quartz banger has a quartz thickness of 2MM. If you’re looking for a banger that’s extremely reliable, durable, affordable and easy to use, check this one out.


More Quartz Bangers At Thick Ass Glass

Thick Ass Glass is the place to go when you’re looking for a reliable and durable quartz banger. We have a fantastic selection of other high-quality quartz products, including more quartz bangers, carb caps, domeless quartz nails and much more. Browse our products and find the quartz banger for you today.

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Water Pipes Buying Guide – Everything You Need To Know About Water Pipes | Thick Ass Glass

Water Pipe Buying Guide – Everything You Need to Know

If you’re reading this maybe you’ve never bought a water pipe before. Maybe you’re looking for all of the valuable information you need to make a smart purchase of your very first water pipe. Good news, this is where all that valuable information lies. Within these words are lessons that you can hold dear for a lifetime. From first steps to potential after-thoughts, we cover all of the basics and more.

Price of the Water Pipe

Just like anything else, the price is the main factor whenever you’re purchasing something. Look at your bank and determine what kind of shopping you’ll be doing. While it’s fun to window shop, it’s best to go in with a budget. You can find fairly quality pieces for a lower budget, if you’re looking to spend that hard earned cash as a reward to your self, pay close attention to our bells and whistles section. Determine your budget and move forward.

Will This Be For Dry or Concentrate Usage?  

Now that we have our budgets laid out, let’s talk about the different types of glass pipes you could potentially come across. Water pipes can be divided into two categories, water pipes for dry usage and water pipes for concentrate usage. If you are using the latter, then you’ll also want to look for a few other things like quartz bangers and nails. If it’s the former, the simplicity of the water pipe will still be intact. Take a moment and think about which category you fall in. (Quick hint, you can fall into both categories – you’ll just need a water pipe that’s adaptable.) After you’ve got that figured out, let’s move into the more granular details.

What Size Water Pipe Is Best For You?

Water pipes come in all different shapes and sizes. Which one will work best for you? This is an internal question to ask yourself. Are you looking for a tall skyscraper water pipe? Or an averagely sized water pipe? While height is a factor in size, the size of female or male piece is important as well. If you are looking to use your water pipe with concentrates, make sure to purchase the correct size female or male banger and/or nail.

Additional Bells and Whistles For Your Water Pipe

Thankfully, we don’t live in the stone ages. Today, water pipes come with a wide variety of bells and whistles that make it easier for you to smoke. Take percolators, for example, they help to filter the smoke to make it nice and smooth. Other bells and whistles that you should look for if you are within budget are splash guards, recyclers, and honeycomb percolators. Splash guards keep the water from splashing into your face while recyclers are another addition to filter smoke. Keep your eyes open, most percolator designs look crazy! Once you move through the additional features, make the final decision. Is this the water pipe you want? With Thick Ass Glass, you’ll be able to keep it for years to come.

Durable Water Pipes At Thick Ass Glass

Thick Ass Glass is the place to go when you’re looking for a reliable and durable glass water pipe. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll find a wide variety of options from different sizes, percolators, and downstems. If you still have questions about our reliable and sturdy glass, please feel free to contact one of our friendly customer service representatives.

source https://www.thickassglass.com/blogs/enlightenment/water-pipes-buying-guide

Breaking Down Different Shapes and Sizes of Glass Dab Rigs and Oil Rigs | Thick Ass Glass

Oil Rigs and Dab Rigs — Their Different Shapes and Sizes and Why They Matter

When you’re choosing an oil rig or dab rig, the first thing to consider is quality. But if you’re buying from Thick Ass Glass, you’re already covered there. So the next thing to figure out is the size and shape. There’s no right or wrong choice, but the oil rig or dab rig you choose will affect how you can use it — specifically, what accessories will work and how much you can smoke at once. Read on to find out what questions to think about.

Is The Joint For Your Dab Rig Male or Female

No, we aren’t talking about the joint paper you use. We’re talking about the joint shape of a dab or oil rig. The joints can be either male or female, and they also come in various sizes. Now, this is not a sex education class, but the concept is basically the same. The male joint piece can go inside of a female joint piece, and a female joint piece can slide over a male joint piece. It’s not too hard to see if the joint piece you’ve selected is a male or female. You’ll just have to look at the “parts.” If you are using a female joint piece, then all your accessories must be male pieces, and vice versa.

What’s The Proper Joint Size For Your Dab Rig?

After you find out the sex of the joint piece you need for your dab rig, take a moment and look at the actual circumference of the hole. All joint sizes are not created equal, but every joint size is created for a purpose. Take a look at the advantages of the different sizes below, and find the right size for your dab rig.

10MM Joint Size

You may never encounter the 10MM joint size for dab rigs, but just so you know,  it exists. This joint size is rare, but it has a special purpose for specialized water pipes. In some cases, this one is known as the nano joint or the mini joint.

14MM Joint Size

The 14MM joint size is a more commonly seen joint size among dab and oil rigs. These joint sizes are perfect because they aren’t too big and they aren’t small either. If you’re not sure what size joint you currently have, there is a trick you can use. Place a dime on the opening of the hole; if it doesn’t fit, it’s a 14MM joint size.

18MM Joint Size

The 18MM can fit a dime, and it’s normally meant for larger dab rigs. This is also a very common joint size that can hold a lot at one time.

Knowing the size of your joint will also help you find the correct size downstem. We can teach you all about downstems another time. For now, just remember: If it’s made by Thick Ass Glass, it’s built to last.

Choosing The Right Dab Rig

The world of water pipes is at your fingertips. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll find a wide variety of options, including different sizes, percolators, and downstems. If you still have questions about our reliable and sturdy glass, please feel free to contact one of our friendly customer service representatives.

source https://www.thickassglass.com/blogs/enlightenment/shapes-size-oil-and-dab-rigs

The Biggest Benefits of Using a Glass Recycler | Thick Ass Glass

What Is A Glass Recycler?

What is a glass recycler? No, it’s not some cool recycling project from your local elementary school. Instead, it’s a revolutionary, easier way to inhale smoke. Glass recyclers “recycle” the smoke in additional chambers. While older and more traditional water pipes have been known to leave you coughing, these new aged futuristic glass recyclers will leave you feeling smooth.

Benefits of Glass Recyclers

Smooth Hits

The way the glass recycler water pipes “recycle” smoke makes it easier to clear. Without a recycler, you may experience the harsh and hot smoke of a more traditional water pipe. So how does it “recycle”? Once you start to inhale, the smoke begins a filtration process. Often, there are percolators that help the smoke to become more refined. It is pulled through the percolator and then put into another chamber that rids it of bubbles. As a result, a glass recycler water pipe provides a smoother hit.

Cooler Hits

Yes, you may look cooler if you use a glass recycler. Especially one with the TAG log on the side. But here, we’re talking about the temperature of the smoke. With traditional glass water pipes, the smoke only comes into contact with the water once, so it’s still hot when it hits your lungs. Say goodbye to that burning sensation with glass recyclers. In contrast to older water pipes, glass recyclers run the smoke past water again and again for a much cooler hit.

Glass Recyclers At Thick Ass Glass

Thick Ass Glass is the place to go when you’re looking for a reliable and durable glass recycler. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll find a wide variety of options, including different sizes, percolators, and downstems. If you still have questions about our reliable and sturdy glass, please feel free to contact one of our friendly customer service representatives.

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The 5 Best-Selling Downstems in 2018 – Durable and Reliable Glass Downstems | Thick Ass Glass

The 5 Best Selling Downstems in 2018

Downstems are an important part of a water pipe. It carries the smoke from the chamber or the bowl. Because they are such an important piece of your water pipe, we thought it would be best if we gave you the rundown on the best-selling downstems in 2018. Drumroll, please!!

TAG – 18/18MM Downstem

First up, we have the mighty TAG 18/18MM downstem. Now listen folks, this downstem is equipped with just the right amount of umph to get the job done. This downstem has plenty of sizes to choose from! Whether you’re looking for a small sized downstem or one much bigger, you can purchase it here. This downstem fits both beaker water pipes and straight tubes.

TAG – 18/14MM Downstem

Next, we have the versatile TAG 18/14MM downstem. The adjective versatile is a great way to describe this glass downstem. This downstem fits beakers and straight tubes with an 18MM Female Fitting. It can also converts the beaker from 18MM Female to 14MM Female. Pretty impressive, right? If you have more than one water pipe, check this downstem out!

TAG – 18/18MM 5 ARM DOWNSTEM

Get fancy with this 5 arm downstem. The TAG 18/18MM 5 arm downstem is a gift from the design gods. Want to wow your friends? Pull this glass downstem out! With its 5 arms, it does a magnificent job to filter the smoke and reduce the harshness. This downstem also comes in many different sizes.

TAG – 18/18MM Showerhead Downstem

If you’re looking to be smoother than butter – we recommend the TAG 18/18MM Showerhead downstem. At the bottom of the downstem, there is a “showerhead”. This allows the water to filter through, providing a smooth hit. This particular downstem can be purchased as small as three inches to six inches, the choice is yours!

TAG – 28/18MM Matrix Downstem

One of the largest downstems that we have available is the TAG 28/18MM Matrix downstem. This downstem is set to fit joints the size of 28MM. We’re talking a huge water pipe here people! While most of us don’t own anything this massive, the matrix downstem acts as a percolator at the end of the glass downstem. This continues our tradition of making hits smoother and easier to manage. With a water pipe this size, you’re definitely going to need it.

Best Selling Downstems At Thick Ass Glass

Thick Ass Glass is the place to go when you’re looking for a reliable and durable glass downstems for your water pipe. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll find a wide variety of options from different sizes, percolators, and downstems. If you still have questions about our reliable and sturdy glass, please feel free to contact one of our friendly customer service representatives.

source https://www.thickassglass.com/blogs/enlightenment/best-selling-downstems-2018

4 Reasons To Own A Quartz Banger | Thick Ass Glass

4 Reasons To Own A Quartz Banger

What is a quartz banger, you’re wondering? A quartz banger is a type of dab nail made of quartz. If you didn’t pay attention when the teacher was talking about rocks and minerals, then here’s a quick refresher. Quartz may look like glass, but it isn’t. Quartz is another type of mineral or crystal. It’s actually one of the most abundant minerals on the earth’s surface. And quartz bangers have a range of benefits compared to glass and titanium nails.

The Durability of A Quartz Banger

One of the best things about quartz bangers is that they will last you a long time. In fact, quartz is said to be one the most durable minerals. It’s used for its hardness properties in many industries. This makes quartz bangers more durable than either a glass or a ceramic type nail banger. The durability factor alone could be a great reason to look into getting a quartz banger.

Tasteless! Quartz Bangers Are Tasteless!

Another huge reason quartz bangers have gone viral in the last few years is that of their tastelessness. When you get pure quartz, which we have, then you get quartz made from pure silica sands, so there are no other chemicals released from the quartz when you heat it. This allows you taste only what you put in it.

Quartz Bangers Are Heat Resilient

On top of being so durable overall, quartz bangers are also very resistant to heat. Even if you use them daily,  don’t have to worry about the quartz breaking from the heat of the torch. You can get your quartz banger red hot without worry.

Quartz Banger Are Easy to Clean

Another benefit of the quartz is that, while it can take high heat, for the most part, quartz bangers can be used effectively with relatively low heat. After using your banger with low heat, it’s very easy to wipe away the remains. Unlike other devices, clean-up is so easy you should always have a piece that looks like new. Most folks will clean the banger with a Q-Tip when finished.

Quartz Bangers At Thick Ass Glass

Thick Ass Glass is the place to go when you’re looking for a reliable and durable quartz banger. We have a fantastic selection of quality quartz products including quartz bangers, carb caps, domeless quartz nails and much more. Browse our products and find the quartz banger for you today.

source https://www.thickassglass.com/blogs/enlightenment/4-reasons-to-own-a-quartz-banger-thick-ass-glass

Build Your Custom Dab Tool Kit During TAG’s Holiday Sale

If you’re a dabber looking for the best dab tools or cheapest dab rigs then coming to Thick Ass Glass’ holiday sale is going to be your best choice of the year. As an experienced dabber, you know that the right tools can make or break a good dabbing session, and that quality tools make for a better dab.

So when you’re looking at 30% off the entire store at TAG, with everything from dab rigs to ceramic nails and quartz bangers to dabbers on sale, you’re going to come out a winner. Here are just a few highlights for folks who love the dabbing scene:

Quartz Bangers

TAG big quartz bangerOne of the beautiful things about TAG is that we don’t just stock “the same old” when it comes to smoking and dabbing accessories. A prime example we should talk about here is probably the TAG 30x2mm Quartz Banger. Now, it’s important to note that this is a freakin’ big banger.

If you’re new to the dabbing game, we probably would recommend AGAINST such a huge banger, but seasoned pros asked for this particular bucket, and TAG provided. Not only is this thick, high quality quartz… it’s also laser engraved with the TAG logo. And hey, who can doubt the words of TAG customer Felixe B., who notes, “It’s lit”.

Yes Felixe. It is.

Quartz bangers aren’t always the same old at TAG, as we noted. A good example might be the TAG Quartz Trough High Flow Banger, a super thick, completely fantastic “trough shaped” banger that is simply going to change your dabbing style forever. This is FDA Grade Quartz crystal at its best, or as customer John S. puts it, “Way better than any of the headshop quartz I’ve had and for a lot less money.”

We like your attitude, John.

Dabbers

Let’s face it… A dabbing enthusiast without a decent dabber/carb cap combo is like a knight without a sword – good looking, brave and tough – but frankly not getting much done. Fortunately, TAG provides the arsenal for any dabbing knight, and we’ll start with the 3″ Titanium Carb Cap with Dabber.

If you have a domeless nail already, there really is no better dabber than this, a Grade 2 Titanium monster with a ball point that is always available to help you grab your sweet, sweet legal concentrates. This is a hugely popular item at TAG with over 26 customer reviews, but we think that “Carl” says it all when he notes, “The dabber unscrews from the cap and can be mount on top or on the side depending on your preference. Like most TAG products this carb cap is a solid buy.”

TAG Quartz trough dabberNow, for those with a taste for Quartz dabbing tools, you’re definitely going to want to check out both the Quartz Banger UFO Carb Cap, and if you happened to purchase the trough banger above, the gorgeous 4″ Quartz Trough Carb Cap Dabber. For the former, this is one of the cheapest carb caps available and fits most Quartz bangers out there, so you can pretty much consider this a somewhat universal carb cap.

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The latter item, meanwhile, is a dabber that just screams “Dab Power!”. This beauty is available as both clear and Slyme Quartz, and as Nick L notes, “It works perfectly, makes my trough from TAG work like a completely different nail.”

Your New Dab Rig

TAG dab rig with showerhead percWell, since you’re at TAG shopping already, doesn’t it just make a ton of sense to pick yourself up a handy, dandy new dab rig? We think so… and our recommendation here is the 9.5″ Fixed Super Slit Showerhead Froth Diffuser Dab Rig. First of all, this is a dab rig that can be had in its second quality version, with a glass nail (or a slide if you order the female version) for under $45.

Now, you did not read that wrong. Forty five bones for a beautiful, 5mm thick rig with a classic and effective showerhead perc. This one diffuses very nicely, according to Luke K., who states that this rig, “works mad nice.” We’ll take it, Luke K!

Get Going!

Now, it would be a great thing if TAG’s holiday sale was all year long, but sadly it is not. You only have until December 19 to get this solid gold savings, so now is NOT THE TIME TO PROCRASTINATE! Get to it, friends, while the getting is very good.

source https://www.thickassglass.com/blogs/enlightenment/custom-dab-tools-kit

Hiding The Smoke Smell

Just because you enjoy a certain hobby doesn’t necessarily mean you want to broadcast it to the entire world. Many people like to keep their hobbies private, and when you’re talking smoking, you’re probably talking about some kind of stigma involved. Hence, when you enjoy legal herbs and concentrates for either recreational or pain management, you might not want the universe to know.

There are certainly eye drops you can get to minimize the redness but smell of smoke is one of those things that’s a bit harder to cover up. People who smoke tobacco run into the same issue: the smell can cling. It clings to your hair, your clothing, your shoes, vehicle; anything. There are ways to manage and minimize the smell while still enjoying your hobby to the fullest. Maybe you need to manage it for work or maybe you just don’t like the smell of it yourself. Whatever your reason, here are some handy tricks for you to try.

When It’s On Your Person

Having the smell of legal herbs clinging to your clothes can dampen anyone’s mood. You don’t necessarily want to broadcast to your office what you do on your spare time and maybe you just want to save yourself the sermon from a conservative relative.

The best option to remove the smell from your clothes, skin and hair is to have a shower and change your clothes. Sounds simple, right? It might be simple but it’s not always doable. If you’ve had a hit while on your lunch break you don’t want to smell of it when you get back to work. So what can you do?

A lot of the same things people who smoke tobacco do:

  • Brush your teeth right after smoking. If you can, chew some gum. This will help remove the smell from your breath.
  • Lotions and body sprays can help cover up the odor on your skin and clothes in a pinch.
  • Essential oils can also do this, but they are more powerful so require you to be a bit stingier with their usage.
  • Going outside to bask in the sun helps a lot. The UV rays neutralize odors so maybe take a toke in the beginning of your lunch break and go for a nice 30-45-minute walk outside afterwards.
  • If you’ve got hair on the longer side, tie it back. When you’re done having a smoke, let it down so that the air can help diffuse the smell over all your hair.

In The Air

The place you probably smoke the most is in your house. It’s your space and you should feel comfortable in it. That doesn’t mean your guests are going to share the same sentiments. If you’ve got friends or family popping by you probably want to show them your home at its best. It’s even more important to deal with the lingering smell and smoke in the air if you have pets or small children at home.

You can deal with the smell in the air with something as simple as an air purifier. These things work to remove all smells from the air. This will help remove the smell from the air as well as any carpet, upholstery and walls. It won’t be odd to have this in your house because more and more people are using them just to have fresh air in their homes.

Another option is to use a home-made device called a “sploof” or “doob-tube”. You simply take an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll and stuff it with dryer sheets. When you’re ready to exhale, do so into the tube and it will filter the smell and smoke for you. There are more advanced versions of this tool because even though you can make it yourself, you’ll probably go through quite a few.

You could also try vaping with a dab rig if you really want to keep the smell from the air. There are vaporizer pens that you can get which can help with this. Since you aren’t actually combusting your legal herb or concentrate, the smell that gets emitted is nowhere near as strong as smoke. You can also leave your material in your vape pen and won’t have to worry about the smell leeching into your clothing. It’s a pretty solid win.

Go Outside

It’s pretty straightforward: the best way to keep the smell minimal and not allow it to settle onto your furniture or body is to smoke in a nice, well-ventilated area. The outdoors fits this the best. It’s understandable that you might not be able to make this work, however.

Not everyone has a private backyard where they can enjoy themselves without potentially bothering the neighbors. The same could be said against sitting in the window sill and exhaling outside. Yeah, the smell isn’t in your house, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t drifted into someone else’s pad.

Fight Hard

One thing to keep in mind is that candles and air fresheners do a great job of masking smells, but they don’t necessarily remove them. Their scents will fade as well and sometimes they don’t mix too well with the scent of your hobby. Stronger smells will always overpower weaker ones, so you could always consider cooking with garlic or something with a powerful scent to help overpower the smells you don’t want other people to notice.

Hopefully the tips we’ve laid out for you will help make your life a little easier and allow you to enjoy yourself without stressing about potentially reeking afterwards. Because, really, if your hobby is stressing you out then it’s not doing it’s job.

source https://www.thickassglass.com/blogs/enlightenment/hiding-the-smoke-smell

Why Stop At One? Collecting Water Pipes & Dab Rigs

When you have a hobby that requires more than one piece of gear, it’s really easy to get caught up in collecting. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, friends. When it comes to recreational legal herbs there are many glass pipes that can not only add to your collection and serve a different functional purpose. This makes it pretty seriously easy to justify hitting up your wallet for another piece.

12" water pipe with matrix diffuserDifferent situations call for different water pipes and it’s nice to be able to handle anything that gets thrown your way. But there’s a difference in assembling a huge collection just for the hell of it, and creating somethign special. There are some basics you should think about in order to round out what you’ve got. We’ll walk you through what pieces are a must for any avid collector.

Basic is Best

If you’re into the herbs and smoke on a regular basis you’ll want to ensure you’re stocked with a basic water pipe like this. While there are many cool designs out there that work pretty awesome as a conversation starter, if you’re smoking alone that doesn’t really matter.

It’s a smart idea to have your basic water pipe be made of scientific glass and to try to keep the size under 15”. This glass beaker pipe, as an example, will let you see the amount of smoke and water inside which will help you control your hits.

Basic water pipes should meet basic needs: size, percolation and construction. Keeping all of this simplified will help you from getting too caught up with the flashy pieces that are available out there. Remember, we said basic. A piece that meets these needs will be easier to clean, store and go softer on the throat.

Dab It While It’s Hot

If you partake of concentrates along with your legal herbs then you want to make sure you have yourself an outstanding rig from our dab rig collection. While you could totally use a dry herb glass pipe to take care of your concentrates as well, there are some serious drawbacks that should make you think otherwise.

Residue from dabbing is going to affect the flavor of your legal herbs in a way that’s not overly pleasant. Also, dab rigs were created for a reason. It’s almost cruel not to use them for concentrates. Again, you can get several cool pieces (this one is severely awesome), but if you want to have a basic piece in your collection, look for something with a 90 degree angle joint to help support using a torch and look for something lightweight. You don’t want this to be awkward to use and carrying around too many heavy pieces detracts from the chill feeling you want to enjoy from dabbing.

Travel Size for your Convenience

If you’re a social smoker and tend to go to a lot of gatherings and parties and want to bring your gear with you, you’ll want to make sure you have a nice, smaller water pipe like this that can make that journey with you. You’ll need to be careful about what it’s made out of and how you transport it. You don’t want to be shattering your gear while in transit.

Silicone might be the way to go if you find yourself on the road more often than not. Something under 7” would do the trick if you want to have something that’s easily portable. You can also consider a reclaim collector for your concentrates. These babies were made to be transportable so you know you’ll have an easy time with them.

Since most dab rigs are already small, you should be fine with whatever strikes your fancy. Just make sure you don’t go tossing your glass gear into the back of your car or you’ll be sorry when it comes time to pull it out.

Let’s Get The Party Started

Everyone likes having that piece they can show off. You could consider it the center of your collection. These are nice to add to your collection because it allows you to show off your own personal smoking style.

The majority of water pipes made specifically for showing off are crafted by glass artists. They are typically called, “functional glass art”. You know that these pieces are functional and beautiful. Realistically you don’t have to even use this kind of piece. You can just set it on display and let it do the talking for you. But if you’ve gone through the trouble of selecting something that suits your personal style, why wouldn’t you want to bring it out when some friends are over? Just remember that the more elaborate the construction, the more time it’ll take to clean. Well worth the pain.

Come One, Come All

large beaker water pipeNow that you’ve gotten the party started with your pretty piece, you might find that you’ve got a big group that wants to partake of legal herbs together. This is where the bigger pieces like this 30″ beaker monster are going to come in handy. While the current myth is that bigger bongs give you more potent hits, the reality is that they are just able to hold more smoke so that those partaking can get an equal hit.

Bigger bongs are going to be heavier, but that’s okay. Being closer to the ground is better when you want to share with several people. This will help prevent you from knocking it over and ruining your time.

Wind It Up

Here you’ve got a nice little list to help you get started on building your collection of pipes and other gear. You want to make sure you have some basic pieces to form the foundation and then branch out with more elaborate or exciting pieces like recyclers, depending on what you want to use them for.

We’ve given you four examples of situations where you might want a special piece to use, but in reality the opportunities are endless. There’s a lot of great gear out there, so take a gander through TAG’s site and see if you can’t find that special piece that will just add the finishing touch to your collection.

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