Meth pipes have been the commonly used paraphernalia to smoke methamphetamine. However, the deep hits provided by emerging smoking bongs design has seen almost every meth smoker turning to bongs.

Unlike pipes, bongs are larger, taller, and cheaply made out of bottles. Silicone is probably the trendiest meth bong material due to its folding ability and durability.


Key Takeaways

  • A meth bong is simply a smoking bong used to smoke methamphetamine.
  • Meth bongs have the same parts as any other bong, including the bowl, downstem, and mouthpiece.
  • Drinking or keeping bong water is highly discouraged as it can lead to fatalities or litigation.

What is a Meth Bong?

A bong is simply a smoking device that uses water to filter the smoke you inhale. Essentially, filtration helps remove tar and toxins from the smoke. Besides filtering the toxins, bong water cools down the smoke making it gentle on your throat.

Once the smoke from the dry herbs passes through the water, it deposits ash, toxins, and other materials. The end product is “bong water.”

Parts of a Meth Bong

Understanding the bong parts, mechanism, and functionality will enable you to use any other bong seamlessly. So, let’s look at the basic parts of an actual bong.

The Bowl

The bong bowl is the part that holds your herbs and the place where combustion happens. Once you light up the bowl, the smoke forms immediately and sucks down the airways below it. Note that the amount and speed of the smoke moving down the airways depends on how soft or hard you inhale. It’s recommended to start with a slow inhale to allow time for the smoke to build up, filter, and cool in the water chamber.

The Downstem

The downstem channels smoke from the bowl to the water chamber and act as a filter. Since the downstem is always submerged in water when the water bong is in use, it can’t do its magic without the water. The water helps the downstem create tiny bubbles allowing more surface area coverage and enhancing the cooling effect.

Water Chamber

The water chamber is the biggest part of your bong and holds the water crucial for smoke filtration and cooling. The water chamber works in tandem with the downstem but does not need it to function. The smoke will move from the bowl to the chamber through the downstem before proceeding to the mouthpiece.


The tube resembles a test tube but might be broader or slim, depending on your bong. It acts as the medium that delivers filtered and cool smoke to your mouth.


We have additional parts, such as percolators, ice catchers, and splash guards, mostly found in high-end bongs. Notably, the percolator is an advanced smoke filtration in addition to the water chamber. Essentially, a percolator bong creates more bubbles than a standard bong cooling down the smoke even further.

Ice Catcher

An ice catcher, also known as an ice chamber, is a section in advanced bongs that hold ice cubes for further smoke cooling. The smoke passes through the water chamber before reaching the ice cubes, which keeps it chilling once more as it approaches your lips.

Splash guard

As the name suggests, this part prevents the bong water from splashing into your mouth. The dome-shaped splash guard comes with cuts and slits, which let the smoke through but traps the unwanted water from the chamber. Once the smoke passes through the splash guard, it heads to your throat and lungs resulting in a crisp, smooth, and flavorful hit.

Can I Drink Meth Bong Water?

The Great Bong Water Decision in Minnesota highlights the dangers of drinking bong water and the legal ramifications. In some states, possessing above 25 grams of bong water is illegal due to the damage and loss of life they’ve already caused across the country. But even without strict policies, drinking water bongs can be fatal.

Below we highlight complications you may experience after taking the disgusting bong water.

Lung Infection

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.

Stomach Complications

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 popular 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.

Smoke Meth on a Bong

Smoking bongs serves you the strong hit rare in meth pipes. You don’t have to buy a unique pipe for your meth if you already have a bong. Add the product on the bowl and turn the tobacco bong into a meth bong. Ensure you take all the necessary precautions to ensure that smoking sesh has a sweet ending.