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The dos and don'ts of adding ice to your bong. Created with Chill Steel Pipes.
There are numerous ways to spice up your ripping routine, from regular water to Gatorade to tea.
One of our favorite ways to get the freshest and tastiest toke is adding ice to a bong.
However, you must know a few things before filling your bong with ice.
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First, there are two different ways to add ice to your bong. You can drop the cubes in the neck and have them sit above the water or place the cubes in the water at the bong’s base. You’ll need an ice catcher for that.
According to Smokephisticated, there are reports of hospitalizations from people who put their ice cubes in the bong’s neck.
This can be rather dangerous because shards of ice and frost can travel directly into your throat and lungs, causing significant irritation linked to bronchitis.
For these reasons, we advise you to place your ice cubes in the bong water itself to maintain the chilled temperature.
Even in the hottest climates, this bong does not adjust to the temperature of its surroundings thanks to the double-wall vacuum insulated technology.
Like a high-quality travel mug, the stainless steel bong was designed to maintain the temperature of whatever you pour inside.
Because regular glass bongs have a knack for adjusting to the temperature of their environmental surroundings, they can leave you with a hot, steamy, and unpleasant rip on a summer afternoon.
Its patented stainless steel vacuum insulated base is large enough to hold a handful of ice cubes to ensure you’re getting the freshest rip possible.
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Another reason why icy bong rips are top-tier is that the cool temperature maintains the herb’s flavor profile.
When toking a steamy bong that was left outside for a few hours on a hot day, you’re increasing the chances of diluting a strain’s unique flavor.
Say goodbye to the days of weirdly warm tokes with our favorite bong from Chill.