Calling all bong users. There’s a lingering question in the cannabis community that’s quite perplexing, and with the countless research we’ve done, most of our findings stem from an individual’s opinion and experience.
So which is better for your bong, cold or warm water? Well, that’s up to you, my friend. Below, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of each method based on our experiences and others’. That said, there’s only one bong on the market that will take your warm or cold water hits to the max, the Chill Stainless Steel.
Chill Steel Pipes is the top retailer for quality bongs. The company’s patented double-wall vacuum insulation technology preserves your water temperature for up to 12 hours. Whether you place warm or cold water in the Chill Bong, you can trust it will remain the same temperature for at least half a day.
For starters, taking a hit from a bong with chilled water results in a cool, refreshing toke. Many prefer to take cold water hits because it cools the mouth and throat without feeling irritated by the accompanying smoke. Cold hits are also ideal for those with asthma and sensitive lungs for the same reason.
Because smoke is much hotter than chilled bong water, this makes for thicker, denser smoke, making you feel like you’ve taken a bigger hit. Lastly, by toking with cold water, you’re preserving the flavor of your precious herb, rather than a steamy and diluted toke with warm water.
Cold bong water might give users a shocking sensation because of that unusual chilled feeling in the mouth and throat. However, one of the only downsides of smoking a bong with cold water is the resin build-up. Because THC solidifies faster in cooler temperatures, your bong will need to be cleaned more often as the resin accumulates on the interior walls.
If you’re a big tea or coffee fanatic, you might appreciate the warmth and comfort from a warm bong hit. In fact, many consumers who prefer warmer hits often place teas as their bong water to enhance the smoke’s flavor. While cold water tends to soothe the throat, warm water does the same by relaxing muscles and minimizing your risk of a coughing fit.
Because warm water tends to emit rather steamy and less dense hits, you might be hindering the flavor of your herb by diluting it. However, anecdotal opinions say the complete opposite, especially when using a flavorful tea as bong water. You also want to ensure that the water isn’t McDonald’s coffee hot; this can actually burn the throat and do the complete opposite of soothing your insides.