For you’re reading pleasure today is an in-depth look at two different styles of cannabis consumption: Gravity Bongs and Dabs. 

What Is A Gravity Bong?

A gravity bong (also known as a GB, geebie, bucket bong, grav, geeb, or buckie) is a device popular for smoking cannabis. You may have also heard of a waterfall bong; both a bucket bong and a waterfall bong employ air pressure and water to draw smoke, hence the term applies to both! 

Quick Physics Lesson:

The bucket bong comprises two containers, the bigger of which is filled with water and has an open top. The smaller container has a bowl attached to it, an open bottom, and it is inserted into the larger bowl. After lighting the bowl, the operator must raise the little container to create a pressure difference. The little jar steadily fills with smoke until the user takes the bowl out and inhales the contents. 

Only one container makes up a waterfall bong. A bowl and a small hole near the bottom of the container are required so that the water can drain readily (clear to see why this method can be called a waterfall). Air is pumped through the bowl as the water flows out of the container, causing the material to burn and collect smoke in the bong.

Despite what you might think, this method is not recommended for tobacco or other herbal medicines! 

In contrast to other smoking devices, the pressure caused by inhaling smoke into the user’s lungs is very low when using a waterfall because gravity does all the work to fill the chamber with smoke, requiring the smoker’s lungs to make less effort. 

Advantages of a Gravity Bong

Like any other smoking accessory, a gravity bong has advantages and disadvantages.

Water Pressure is possibly the most significant advantage is the ability to create a massive rip. This might be a fascinating experience depending on your tolerance. If you’re a smoker searching for a speedy and efficient high, this method is certainly the way to go. A gravity bong allows you to swallow an entire bowl (or even two or three) in a single pull, rather than taking as many hits as a regular bong. As a result, you’ll get a quick and intense high that will leave you satisfied!

The high you receive from a gravity bong is strong, and it’s a nice change for someone looking for something new to do. Another advantage of a gravity bong is that it’s an enjoyable and unique item that can be utilized for special occasions and social gatherings.

Gravity bongs are, in general, a fun and unusual method to consume cannabis. If you’ve never experienced a gravity bong before, we guarantee you won’t forget your first rip.

Now that you’re an expert on gravity bongs, time to see what you know about Dabs!

What Exactly are Dabs?

Dabs are highly concentrated versions of butane hash oil (BHO), which contains high quantities of THC (dabs are also known as wax, shatter, amber, honeycomb, or budder). This concentrated material is made using a chemical procedure that extracts the oils from cannabis using butane oil.

A quick how-to: Butane is poured over cannabis to make dabs. This method extracts THC from the plant and dissolves it in butane, resulting in a gummy, semi-solid product with high THC levels.

Compared to regular cannabis, which has a THC concentration of roughly 10% to 15%, research suggests that dabs or BHO can have an 80 percent THC concentration. To make the deal even sweeter, those who dab get a powerful high all at once rather than a gradual increase over time.

What is the Process of Dabbing?

Although cannabis is frequently ingested through joints and vape pens, dabs are heated and inhaled to a very high temperature. It’s done with a specially built glass bong known as an “oil rig.” The dab is placed on an attached “nail,” and the wax is heated with a blow torch, resulting in a vapor that may be inhaled. Because of this intake method, the effects of dabbing are felt almost instantly.

A popular method in young adults is to dab by using vaping devices to put hash oil in. Since it allows them to utilize hash oil without being detected because there is no smoke or odor, it makes it easier to use in public settings.

The Risks of Dabbing

Any medicine, regardless of its intended use, entails some danger. Dabs aren’t any different.

Simply put, there is no such thing as a totally safe dose of medicine. Although some people feel that dabbing is safer to consume cannabis because it is so concentrated that all it takes is one hit to get high, nothing could be further from the truth. 

Smoking and dabbing are not the same things. Dabbing, according to one study, can lead to higher tolerance and harsher withdrawal symptoms than regular cannabis usage. Furthermore, assuming that dabbing has the same amount of risk as smoking weed is risky.

Which Is Better?

Who’s to say! Any method of consuming cannabis is up for debate on being ‘the best’, from edibles, joints, to good ol’ fashioned bowls. When it comes to getting high, the goal is whatever the user wants, from the feelings, the company, the smells, or the lack thereof!

For any questions, get ahold of us here at Green Kong to see if we have what you’re looking for!