Should You Freeze Bongs?

by Corey Majeske on Sep 22, 2021

One of the few drawbacks of lighting up herb is that the smoke can get quite hot and harsh, irritating our throats. It’s one of the reasons why bongs have become a staple. Most water pipes include internal “percolators”, which act as a filtration system, in order to reduce the temperature and create a smoother hit.

Many smokers swear by frozen bong hits. Some bongs include an “ice pinch”, which catches cubes within the tube. This allows smoke to pass through the ice cubes, creating a cooler hit. If that’s not enough, people will even put their piece in the freezer. But is it safe for your bong?

Not All Bongs are Freezer-Friendly

Sure, you can technically put any bong in the freezer, but borosilicate glass, the standard for glass pipes, is resilient to temperature fluctuations. Its thick structure steadily adjusts to changes in temperature, making it freezer-safe.

With that being said, not all water pipes are freezer-friendly. Cheap, thin glass has a much better chance of cracking in the freezer. Also, ceramic bongs will most likely crack or shatter under frozen conditions.

*Before freezing your piece, we always suggest to clean it and make sure it’s completely dry – frozen water expands and can cause cracking.

Glycerin – it’s Chill

Using glycerin is recent bong innovation that’s turning out to be the key to a frozen hit. It’s a liquid that doesn’t expand when it freezes, making it safer in freezing conditions.

The Ooze Glyco water pipe takes glycerin to the next level. It’s a borosilicate glass bong completely filled with liquid glycerin, cooling your smoke beyond what a standard coil percolator can do.

The Glyco is only 6 ½ inches tall and uses a down-stem percolator to beautifully filtrate the water. The borosilicate glass ensures sturdiness, and makes it easy to clean, while a variety of colors are available to match your vibe.

How to Use the Glyco

Place your Glyco in the freezer at least an hour before your next session. Also, make sure to freeze without any water to the chamber. You’ll want to make sure that you place it in the freezer in a way that it’s unlikely to tip over, so clear some room if you need to in order to ensure a flat surface. After you take it out of the freezer, treat it like a typical water pipe.

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