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As an avid enthusiast of all things green, I’m always on the lookout for new ways to enhance my smoking experience. Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding freezable bongs. So, of course, I couldn’t help but dive into the world of these frosty devices. Here is my personal experience with freezable bongs (specifically the Blizzard series freezable bong by Cannatonik). So, let’s sit back and relax as we explore the ins and outs of freezable bongs and whether they’re worth your hard-earned cash.
THE LOWDOWN ON FREEZABLE BONGS
First things first, what exactly is a freezable bong? In a nutshell, it’s a bong designed to be frozen before use. Typically, they consist of a beaker-shaped base and a detachable chamber featuring a coil inside that doubles as the tube and mouthpiece. This chamber is filled with glycerin, a non-toxic liquid commonly found in food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products. Derived from natural oils like soybean, coconut, and palm, glycerin makes for the perfect coolant in freezable bongs, thanks to its lower freezing point than water and minimal expansion when frozen.
FREEZABLE BONGS 101: HOW THEY WORK
Using a freezable bong is a breeze, and the unique design delivers a smooth, refreshing hit that’s hard to beat. Let’s break down the process step by step so you can see just how simple it is to enjoy this frosty smoking experience:
Step 1: Detach the Glycerin Chamber
Before you begin, make sure to separate the glycerin chamber from the beaker-shaped base of the bong. The chamber is typically designed for easy detachment, so you can freeze it without any hassle.
Step 2: Freeze the Glycerin Chamber
Place the detached glycerin chamber in your freezer for about 20 minutes to supercool the glycerin. Since glycerin has a lower freezing point than water, it won’t freeze solid, but it will get cold enough to provide an effective cooling effect for the smoke. Keep in mind that the freezing time may vary depending on the size of the chamber and your freezer’s temperature.
Step 3: Reattach the Glycerin Chamber
Once the glycerin is adequately chilled, carefully remove the chamber from the freezer and reattach it to the base of the bong. Make sure it’s properly secured to avoid any mishaps during your smoking session.
Step 4: Fill the Bong with Water
Don’t forget to fill the beaker-shaped base with water as you normally would with a regular bong. The water serves as an additional filter for the smoke, ensuring a cleaner, smoother hit.
Step 5: Load Your Bowl
Now that your freezable bong is prepped and ready, it’s time to pack your bowl with your favorite cannabis strain. Grind your herb and fill the bowl, ensuring it’s not too tightly packed to allow proper airflow.
Step 6: Light Up and Enjoy
Hold your lighter to the bowl and ignite your cannabis while gently inhaling through the mouthpiece. As you draw the smoke, it will travel through the water in the base, then make its way up the coil submerged in the chilled glycerin. This cools the smoke almost instantly, providing a significantly smoother and cooler hit than a traditional bong. Interestingly enough, the chilled glycerin chamber not only cools the smoke but also seems to enhance its flavor, making for a truly delightful smoking experience.
THE SHOWDOWN: FREEZABLE BONGS VS. REGULAR BONGS
Curious how freezable bongs stack up against their traditional counterparts? Let’s break it down and check the boxes:
- Price: While freezable bongs generally come with a higher price tag than regular bongs of the same size, the added benefits might make them worth the investment.
- Ease of Use: Operating a freezable bong is just as simple as using a traditional one. The only extra step is freezing and reattaching the glycerin chamber.
- Cooling Power: This is where freezable bongs really shine. The supercooled glycerin chamber ensures a cooler, smoother hit that’s gentler on your throat and lungs. Regular bongs, even with multiple chambers, percolators, or ice catchers, just can’t compete with the cooling power of a freezable bong.
- Taste and Experience: In my humble opinion, freezable bongs take the cake in terms of a refreshing and enjoyable smoking experience. The chilled smoke tastes richer and smoother, making for a truly delightful session, especially when savoring potent strains.
- Maintenance: Freezable bongs aren’t tough to maintain. The detachable chamber allows for easy cleaning, but the coil inside does require regular attention to prevent clogging. Drying the coil thoroughly before refreezing is crucial to avoid ice blockages. Overall, maintaining a freezable bong takes about as much effort as caring for a traditional one.
- Cool Factor: While growing in popularity, freezable bongs are still relatively unique. Sporting one in a group setting will definitely turn heads. Plus, they come in various designs and shapes, often featuring additional elements like percolators and extra chambers to enhance their cooling and filtering capabilities.
CONCLUSION: IS A FREEZABLE BONG WORTH IT?
In my opinion, a freezable bong is absolutely worth the investment. They deliver unparalleled cooling power and really make the smoke much, much smoother and gentler than regular bongs, even those with ice pinchers. I found that this freezable bong truly elevates my smoking sessions to new heights.
Of course, your personal preferences and smoking habits will play a role in your decision. But if you’re seeking a refreshing, cool smoking experience with chilled, flavorful smoke that doesn’t irritate your throat or induce coughing fits, you should definitely try a freezable bong. They just might be the perfect addition to your collection.
Just make sure you opt for a high-quality product from a reputable manufacturer, like Cannatonik or Freeze Pipe. We sell a wide variety of Cannatonik freeze pipes and have had a lot of super-positive feedback on them. So why not give it a try? You might just find that it elevates your cannabis sessions to a whole new level, making your time spent with Mary Jane even more memorable and delightful.
As always, thanks for reading this post and smoke/toke/enjoy responsibly!