Functions of Percolators and Why Percolator Bongs are the Best Type of Bong
Percolators split the smoke in several ways. This makes the smoke smoother by running it over more surface area. The percolators are found inside the tube of the bong. The difference between the pressure of the top and bottom outlets filters and cools the weed or tobacco smoke. It acts as a secondary chamber that filters the smoke through water.
Percolator bongs serve as traps that increase the time of contact between the smoke and water. The difference of temperature between them results in the exchange of heat that causes the smoke to become cooler. This time of contact is referred to as drag. The drag also refers to the difficulty of the smoke to be inhaled. The increased drag results to smoother and cooler taste of the smoke.
The three benefits of percolator bongs
The primary function of percolators is to cool the smoke. It happens because of the temperature differential that happens when the smoke touches the water. Because of this, the smoke is forced to pass through the liquid bubbles where it will be cooled down because of the exchange of heat.
The second function of percolators (sometimes reffered to as diffusers or diffuser bong) is to filter the unnecessary components of the smoke by dissolving it in water. It happens when the smoke goes into the water.
The third function of percolators is to hydrate the smoke once it passed through the water. According to some users, a humid smoke reduces irritation in the respiratory tract once it enters the lungs.
Whilst percolator bongs are popular for all the right reasons, other types of bongs that further cool smoke are available to buy, such as freezable bongs.