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Biggest Do’s and Don’ts When Packing Your Bong’s Bowl

Everyone wants to know how to pack the perfect bowl. If you’re looking for the best high- and to get the most out of your weed- a well-packed bowl is vital.

Unfortunately, you probably have some bad habits to kick (ahem, overpacking!). There’s also probably some extra effort you need to start putting in, like using a screen or fully grinding your weed.

Luckily, we’ve broken down all the dos and don’ts of packing a bowl so you can become an expert in no time!

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Heady Glass 101: An Essential Guide

Updated in April 2022
Our online smoke shop carries a range of stunning and locally made heady glass. If you’re new to the head shop scene, or looking to better understand your options, review our expert guide to learn the essentials of heady glass.

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Why You Really Don’t Want to Drink Your Bong Water

The forbidden fruit: bong water. That which resides inside your favorite heady glass and mocks you.

It’s tempting when you’re high, we’ve got to say. You’d be lying to yourself if you said you’ve never thought about drinking it.

Or maybe you’re bold enough to have actually tried it! And honestly, how did that work out for you?

Bong water can hold a disgusting amount of pathogens if you don’t keep up with replacing it and cleaning your bong. And there’s nothing more shameful than having a gross bong lying around.

Do yourself a favor and read our Northglenn smoke shop team’s advice on all-things-bong-water – so that the next time temptation hits, you’ll remember the lessons you’ve learned.

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Stemless vs Stemmed Bongs: Which is Better?

Check out any online smoke shop and you’ll see two different kinds of bongs: stemless and stemmed.

You might be thinking: isn’t a bong a bong? Since when are there different types of bongs?

You’re probably familiar with the more common stemless bong. But stemmed bongs are worth considering!

Are you looking for something new to add to your arsenal? Check out the differences between stemmed and stemless bongs and see for yourself what tickles your fancy.

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Seven Reasons to Use a Chillum Pipe

Chillums are the most overlooked smoking device. But there’s no good reason for it!

Every stoner should own at least one chillum. They should be a staple in the arsenal of all potheads, whether you smoke once a month or don’t stay sober for more than 5 minutes at a time.

Buy a chillum from our online head shop and you’ll never look back. Keep reading to learn about the impressive benefits of the almighty chillum!

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Six Misconceptions About Smoking a Bong

Over the past 20 years weed has emerged from the shadows and gained mainstream acceptance. With that acceptance has come a significant uptick in the amount of dialogue regarding everyone’s favorite herb. And mixed in among the funny stories, uplifting tales, and useful information are a surprising number of misconceptions and urban legends. This is particularly true when it comes to bongs.

In an effort to try and set the record straight, those of us at your favorite online smoke shop decided to take a look at a half-dozen of the most pervasive and, in some cases, head-scratching misconceptions regarding the humble bong. So let’s get to it.

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Our Smoke Shop’s Guide to the Perfect Bong Rip

A bong is maybe the most effective way yet devised to get wiped quickly. It provides you the ability to take monster hits, and because those hits are filtered through water, they’re nice and smooth. But what if you could stack a hit that was so big and potent that it would knock Godzilla back on his butt? Well, you can. It’s called a “bong rip” and in this article, your friends at the 710 Pipes head shop are going to explain how you can use glass pipes to create the perfect rip.

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Heady Glass vs. Scientific Glass: How Do They Compare?

If you are new to bongs you may be a bit confused by some of the terminology. That’s only natural. One of the terms people seem to be most perplexed about is “heady glass”. There is also some generalized confusion about whether heady and scientific glass are the same thing. And if they’re not, then what’s the difference?

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Bong Vocab 101: A Crash Course

Every group eventually develops its own vocabulary. Whether people are involved in building trades, climbing, skateboarding, fashion design, politics, auto mechanics, weightlifting or weed there’s a vocabulary that both signals your group membership and facilitates discussion on whatever subject the community has coalesced around.

Bong aficionados are no different. If you walk into your local head shop in Denver and attempt to engage someone in a conversation about the latest heady glass on offer you’re going to find yourself scratching your head and trying to act like you understand if you don’t acquaint yourself with the vocab first. So that’s what we’re here to do. Provide you with a crash course on the basic bong vocabulary.

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Why Not Cleaning Your Bongs and Pipes is a Bad Idea

THE TOP FIVE REASONS TO CLEAN YOUR BONGS & DENVER GLASS PIPES
Residue is unsafe
Besides being unsightly to look upon, accumulated residue can pose dangers for smokers. A significant amount of buildup may result in a fire when you cover up the carb, possibly burning your fingers and your mouth.
This hazard is totally preventable if you watch what you’re doing.
Maintain good hygiene
Take a puff, pass. Sharing your custom glass pipes is part of the group smoking experience. And this has been the case throughout the bong’s significant and smoldering history.

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