Your Best Glass: How to Use a Bubbler (and Why You Should)

You know you can roll a joint, use a pipe, or grab a bong, but do you know how to use a bubbler? Read on to learn the how and why!

What U.S. president smoked weed?

Was it George Washington, John F. Kennedy, or Bill Clinton?

The answer is all of the above, plus 8 more presidents! That’s right, a total of 11 U.S. Presidents have smoked cannabis, including Abraham Lincoln.

Luckily, you don’t have to be in the White House to enjoy a presidential high. Instead, all you need is a handheld bubbler, and you’ll be well on your way to enjoying an elevated smoking experience. What exactly is a bubbler and why is it worth trying?

Read on to learn how to use a bubbler.

How to Use a Bubbler

A bubbler looks similar to a bong, however, they’re usually much smaller. There are only 4 steps you need to follow to learn how to use a bubbler.

Here are the 4 steps to follow for a great smoking session:

  1. Put water in the chamber
  2. Pack a full bowl
  3. Light up
  4. Clear the chamber

When you fill-up the chamber, you’ll want to do a dry test run. Inhale from the mouthpiece and let the bubbles start to form.

If you feel any water splashing into your mouth, you need to pour a little bit of water out. Next, pack the bowl using ground-up cannabis.

Bowl Packing Tips

If you’re not grinding up your flower, you’re missing out. When you grind up cannabis, you’ll be able to catch a better high. Why?

First, ground-up cannabis burns more evenly, so you don’t have to worry about your flame burning the bud too quickly. Second, ground-up cannabis is better at releasing the cannabinoids and terpenes found in cannabis. By releasing the cannabinoids and terpenes the cannabis flower’s more potent and tasty.

Be careful however to not overpack your bowl. Overpacking a bubbler will make it difficult for the air to flow, and a good hit is all about having airflow. Finally, after lighting up, you’ll need to inhale to clear the chamber.

Clearing the Chamber

Certain bubblers have removable bowls while others don’t. If the bubbler’s bowl isn’t removable, there will be a carb somewhere on the piece. The carb is a small hole that you’ll need to use to clear out the smoke.

As you inhale, you’ll need to place your finger over the carb. Once the chamber is full of smoke, move your finger to uncover the carb, but keep inhaling. After you inhale all of the smoke should be out of the chamber.

Does your bubbler have a removable bowl? You’ll do everything the same, except 1 thing. After inhaling, instead of uncovering the carb, you’ll remove the bowl to clear the smoke from the chamber.

Size Does Matter

To have the best experience, you’ll need a bubbler that’s the right size. Keep in mind that in the land of bubblers, bigger isn’t always better. Instead, you should hand-select a bubbler that will suit your particular smoking needs.

For instance, if you plan on enjoying a quick solo smoke session, a small bubbler should do the trick. However, if you’re going to be partaking with friends, you’ll want to get a medium or even large-sized bubbler. After choosing the right size, you’re ready to choose your bubbler design.

Types of Bubblers

One thing for sure, when you go shopping for a bubbler pipe you’ll have a ton of design choices to pick from. Over the years creative smokers have helped implement bubbler designs that can deliver velvety smooth smoking experiences.

For instance, there are hammer bubblers that come in the shape of a hammer. It’s common for hammer bubblers to be made of extremely thick glass, making these bubblers great for travel.

Another advantage of the hammer bubbler is that the slanted base makes it ideal for cleaning. One of the drawbacks, however, is that a hammer bubbler is a bit awkward to hold.

If you want a bubbler that rests in your hand, look for a traditional sidecar bubbler. These bubblers have a stable base that makes them easy to hold.

Finally, double bubblers are a great choice if you’re looking for an extra filtered hit. Resembling the shape of a camel, double bubblers look like a traditional bubbler, but with 1 extra chamber.

Benefits of Using a Bubbler Pipe

Bubblers are the perfect blend of a hand pipe and a bong, and they come with a lot of smoking benefits. To start with, glass bubblers are usually made with thicker glass than bongs use.

If you drop your bubbler on the ground, there’s a better chance it’ll survive when compared to a traditional hand pipe or bong. Another benefit is that the tiny water chambers make bubblers a more discrete smoking option. Instead of firing up a loud watery hit, you’ll be able to take quiet, less noticeable puffs.

Arguably the best thing about a bubbler is its ability to make the cannabis smoke less harsh on your lungs. The water chamber can both filter and cool down the smoke before it ever reaches your lungs.

Are you using a pipe now that’s not made of glass? If yes, you’re in for a real treat when you switch over to a glass made bubbler. Glass smoking pieces allow you to fully taste the cannabis terpenes, without any foreign materials getting in the way.

Instead of experiencing the strange flavors, a wooden or silicone pipe can create, a glass bubbler doesn’t have any after taste. You’ll also find that bubblers are easier to travel with. Not only does the thicker glass make them a more durable traveling companion, but their small size makes them easy to carry along.

Upgrade Your Smoking Sessions

There you have it! The in’s and out’s on how to use a bubbler, as well as the top bubbler benefits! What bubbler design do you think you’ll try first?

Are you going to find a traditional handheld piece, or are you ready to switch things up a hammer style bubbler?

Whatever bubbler you choose, it’ll help you upgrade your smoking sessions. For more articles like this one, check out the rest of this site.