Using a Water Pipe with Your Vaporizer
Have you ever wanted to try vaporizing your dry herbs but feel that it would be difficult to transition from smoking to vaping?
You’re not alone.
I was actually the same before I started vaping my cannabis. My passion for smoking bongs was something I thought would be hard to replicate. I simply loved bongs.
The effect you experience from vaping your herb blend is 100% more enjoyable than smoking from a bong. Switch to vaping and you can forget about ash and carcinogens, smiley-burn from your BIC, and stinky bong breath too!
Don’t despair, just because you’re picking up a healthier alternative doesn’t mean that you’ll have to throw away your expensive bong. Many vaporizers these days actually come equipped to slide right into your bong. You can easily create your very own vape bong just by adding a vaporizer!
There is already a dry herb vaporizer on the market that is literally a vape bong. The Hydrology 9 is made by Cloudious 9 and it is a cannabis vape built into a bong.
You don’t necessarily have to buy a Hydrology vaporizer, you might be able to turn your existing vaporizer into a vape bong.
Vaporizers like the Arizer Solo offer additional glass attachments that allow you to stick it into the end of any 14mm or 18mm stem. You’d be surprised at how much of a difference it makes, and you’re able to take huge hits of clean cool vapor.
Both generations of the Arizer Air and Solo are able to be used in a water pipe with the purchase of an additional 18mm or 14mm glass attachment that slots directly into the chamber like a regular aroma tube.
The functionality is actually quite similar to that of a regular waterpipe, only the bowl of plant material is being replaced by the packed aroma tube and is heated up via the chamber on your portable device.
With the Arizer Air pictured above, you simply pack your ground weed into the bottom of your aroma tube like you normally would. With the included stem caps you can prepare the chamber in advance and avoid the mess of packing the aroma tube on the go.
Once you’ve packed the aroma tube, you going to want to invert your device and carefully place the male adapter protruding from the vape carefully into the female end of your stem.
As it is a glass on glass connection, play close attention to the weight of your portable vaporizer in comparison to your water pipe. Some vaporizers like the Arizer Solo II or Flowermate V5 PRO are quite weighty owing to the inbuilt battery and are known to cause premature death among bongs.
I’m telling you now, once you’ve started using the water pipe adapter you won’t ever go back. I love vaping, but find that the narrow mouthpieces and restricted airflow limit my ability to take sizeable hits.
The water pipe attachment rectifies this entirely and allows you to pull massive hits of cool vapor through the chamber of your portable vaporizer. Just watch as your water pipe milks up like a normal bong would, release, and enjoy.
Vaporizers like the Solo II, Air II and the Flowermate V5 PRO range of vaporizers have really broad temperature ranges, even reaching as high as 240°C (464°F).
This allows you to pull super dense clouds of vapor without having to worry about what’s in the smoke. For a person that’s used to smoking from a water pipe, I can’t recommend vaping from a bong highly enough.
Canadian vape manufacturer Arizer tech has continued its pure glass theme with 14mm and 18mm all-glass water pipe adapter. However, for reasons unbeknownst to me they are yet to release an attachment that will fit the new Arizer ArGo.
The ArGo has a smaller aroma tube that isn’t compatible with either generation of the Arizer Solo or Arizer Air. Here’s hoping that the future brings a similar glass piece for the pocket-sized powerhouse.
There are more and more vapes coming out with either en included or optional bong attachment. The TopBond Novae is another vaporizer that has a bong attachment included in the kit.
Xmax sells an inexpensive attachment for its popular V2 Pro that makes this powerful vape pen compatible with your bong.
If you have a vape with a flip-out mouthpiece like the Storz and Bickel Crafty or the Xmax Starry, you can still connect them to your bong.
Xmax sells an optional accessory that attaches to vapes like the Starry, FOG, Crafty, Mighty, and many others, and at the other end, it hooks into your bong.
Flowermate created a universal 14mm & 18mm titanium adapter for use with a water pipe. This is really helpful if you’ve got a number of pieces that you’re looking to try out. Or if you’re taking the vape to a friend’s place and not sure what size their piece is.
If you have passion for smoking these days you can use most portable vaporizers with a water pipe attachment to easily create a vape bong.