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March 29, 2019

Tips for Buying a Water Glass Pipe

If you’re a newbie buying your first glass water pipe, it’s okay to feel a little intimidated. With so many options out there, knowing where to start can be difficult. But of course, with a few basic tips, it can become easier as you learn your way around.


First off, what style or design do you want? There’s a good range out there, from beaker to straight tube to recycler.

Beaker Water Pipes

This design offers more volume and less dense smoke, leading to bigger rips that are also more difficult to clear. Beaker water pipes are more stable than any other types because the base is wider and the part that holds water is also bigger. Because of the width though, clearing them can become harder.

Straight Tubes

Straight tube glass water pipes create a dense but easy-to-clear smoke. This gives you a more efficient way of smoking, with the smoke rising upwards in the tube, requiring little work from you, and the drag is quite minimal drag as well. But since their bases are narrower, you have to be careful not to tip them over.


Because of their ability to recycle water, recyclers are usually used for concentrates. If you’re a beginner in terms of using glass water pipes, straight tubes or beaker pipes are better for you.

Glass Thickness

Why is the thickness of the glass water pipes important? Thicker glass will naturally last longer. Another thing you ought to consider is the glass water pipe’s surroundings. Are you going to put it in just one spot? If so, thickness may not be that crucial. However, if you will be bringing it to different places, then you should go for a glass water pipe with a minimum thickness of 3.5mm.

Getting a Percolator

There will be a lot for you to explore in terms of percolators. But definitely, not all of them are the same. There are a few things you need to check before deciding which one to get. First up, the smoothness after filtration. Next is the drag you get from smoking through the holes. If you’re a glass water pipe newbie, a percolator is not necessary, though it would be a nice accessory. But too many of them isn’t advisable either as they make the chamber more difficult to clean.

There could be nuances with each type of glass water pipe out there, so if you’re not sure what to buy, it would help to shop with someone who has expert knowledge. This is to make sure that you buy just the right type of pipe that will give you just the right experience.

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