For the longest time, smokers have used juice boxes as rough-and-ready bongs. In a homemade juice box bong, the juice carton serves as the base, the downstem as the straw, while the bowl is twisted from a metal nut and sometimes a pen to hold your herb. Today, however, you can skip the painstaking process of devising your juice box bong at home to enjoy your favorite herbs. These bongs now come in various materials, such as glass and silicone, but maintain the functionality of homemade bubblers.
How Do Juice Box Bongs Work?
Besides the juice box appearance, the juice box bong shares similar parts as a standard smoking bong, including the downstem and the bowl. Some also allow you to add percolators to intensify your hits. The only thing you’ll be sure of is cooler smoke since the entire box will serve as the water chamber with the mouthpiece and the stem protruding above it.
The bowl is placed in front of the mouthpiece to help you control your sesh as you inhale. There would be no better position for the downstem as placing it beside the box would obstruct your vision as you light it up. The smoke from the bowl is filtered through the downstem and then gathers in the bong’s chamber.
The market is now filled with modern design juice box bongs with additional features such as extra pass-through chambers and recyclers. Nonetheless, you can still enjoy your herbs even if your juice box bong only applies the basic principle.
Why Use Percolator?
As the name suggests, a percolator helps filter the smoke further as the water circulates through various partitions. So, the smoke is filtered and cooled again after passing through the basic water chamber process. The size and design of your percolator significantly affect the quality and intensity of your hits. Some bongs come with an installed percolator and still give you room to add another or two. For example, the Swiss perc bong’s water chambers have numerous hollows that make the entire chamber a percolator. It also leaves enough room in the mouthpiece to hold additional percolators. If you’re used to standard bongs your hits will be nowhere near what you’d get on a bong with percs.
Can I Drink the Water in A Juice Box Bong?
When you smoke, bong water traps debris and loose leaves that stick to your bowl hence the rusty brown color on most bongs. Along with this residue, the stagnant bottled water accumulates microbes, bacteria, and fungi within hours. These dangerous creatures can take different forms and can adversely affect your body. Drinking bong water puts all these toxins into your stomach and body.
What Happens If I Drink Bong Water?
The impurities in bong water, such as crumbs, yeast, and ash, are harmful once they enter your lungs. The dangerous pathogens commonly found in bong water can cause nausea, dizziness, emphysema, pneumonia, and strep throat.
Another pathogen common in stagnant water is Flavobacterium, known to cause severe respiratory diseases. This is not something you’d want anywhere near your mouth or throat. So, keep your bong clean and steer clear of drinking any water used for filtration.
Leaving your bong unattended for some time makes it a breeding ground for mold, fungi, and bacteria. The nasty mold spores might also elicit allergic reactions, dizziness, blurred vision, and general malaise.
Moreover, unkept bongs may have the ruthless Giardia lamblia parasite that causes intestinal problems such as gas, cramps, and diarrhea. That’s not all.
Do you know that the widespread Hepatitis A virus stays in stagnant, dirty water? The virus is known to cause fever, nausea, jaundice, chills, stomach pain, and dark urine.
The nasty stuff in your stagnant bong water can complicate your digestive system. So, if you decide to ingest the water, you could harm the stomach lining and the entire digestive process. These disturbances are common causes of vomiting; you don’t need to have taken a large amount of water; just a sip is enough to cause extreme pain.
The consequences of drinking bong water resemble those of food poisoning. Even if you take the water before the 24 hours mold takes to form in bong water, the disgusting smell and taste might make you throw up. This ends up hurting your throat and lungs even more.
Which Is the Best Juice Box Bong Material?
It’s a lot of fun to purchase a new bong, as you can customize your experience anyhow. But the best starting point is to select the suitable material for your juice box bong.
Most smokers prefer glass juice box bongs for their appeal and hygiene level. Unlike plastic and silicone, glass is 100% nonporous and will produce 100% of your favorite herb flavor. Besides, the material delivers colder hits as it can keep the water colder for a long.
On the other hand, silicon juice box bongs are more durable and cheaper and can withhold extreme temperatures just like glass. The best thing about silicone is its durability and foldability.
Smoke The Juice!
If you’re a beginner smoker or bong user looking for an appealing bong, a juicer box bong is something you want to try out. Consider all the points highlighted above to smoke your dry herbs in style and in a cost-effective way.