You just unpacked your new bong and you're ready to take your first hit. One of the first questions you might have is, "How much water should I put in my bong?"
Having the right level of water in your bong makes a huge difference in your smoking experience. It allows you to enjoy cool and filtered smoke by pulling the smoke through the water.
When there's too much water, your lungs have to work a lot harder to pull the smoke through the water. Also, you might get bong water in your mouth . . . yuck!
Not enough water means you aren't taking advantage of the bong's filtration and cooling system- resulting in a harsh hit . . . not great for the vibes.
Q: So what IS the right amount of bong water to use?
A: There should be enough water in the bong for the downstem to be completely submerged in water (about half an inch under). Bongs with a bigger base will require more water. Personal preference plays a factor in how much water is best for you & your specific bong.
Which leads us to our second question . . .
Q: How do I figure out the optimal water level for my bong?
A: We recommend you follow these steps:
1) Fill your bong with the previously suggested bong amount (half an inch below the downstem).
2) Take a hit.
3) If the hit feels too much or too harsh, add a little bit more water to increase filtration. If you are experiencing difficulty pulling and inhaling the hit, then you might have too much water.
4) Continue adding/pouring out water levels till you get the perfectly smooth and effective hit.
If you are using a new bong, it might take you a few sessions to fully determine your optimal amount of water level.
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