Why would you need a bong filter if your bong’s already has a water chamber to “filter”.
Contrary to popular belief, the percolation chamber (water chamber in your bong) is primarily meant to cool the smoke.
“Sure, a small amount of the bad stuff might get filtered out in your bong. But it’s not enough to make much of a difference.” – Healthline, fact medically reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, Ph.D.
Did you know that more tar is found to be deposited in cannabis smokers compared to cigarettes?
Bong filters were designed as an extra layer to help prevent tar, resin, particles, and other contaminants from entering your lungs.
Let’s break down exactly how a filter for bong works, and we will show you which is the best that is proven to prevent tar and resin from entering into your lungs.
Carbon filtration is generally used to filter airborne particles, dust, dander, and helps trap odors through a process called adsorption. An innovative cannabis inventor came up with a unique carbon bong filter that can easily attach to any size bong. Let’s break down how this carbon filter for weed really works.
The Mooselabs MouthPeace is an ingeniously designed marijuana carbon filter.
It’s made from silicone which promotes no micro-bacteria growth.
Inside of this rubber cone sits a carbon activated filter which catches resin and tar like no other.
You can see how much impurities the bong filter catches every time.
Inside of this”Mouth Peace,” there is a filter designed from activated carbon which has antibacterial properties that absorbs resins, toxins, and tars.
The unique design does not prevent airflow or block your intake at all. They have been reported widely to actually enhance terpenes.
So we bought and tested Jay’s Moose Labs bong filter just to see how well it really did.
I was the perfect candidate as I suffer from asthma and depend entirely on ice to cool hits to prevent coughing. Using a Mooselab bong filter was like night and day.
We still used an ice bong, but also used a bong filter on top of the cooling. It was the coolest most comfortable smoke I ever had. Zero heat, zero coughing, and just much more “clean”.
Remember the activated carbon actually absorbs odors. Your bong water generally gives off an odor and the filter catches all those smells allowing you to actually taste the terpenes in your cannabis.
My favorite part about the Mooselabs carbon bong filter is that you can see it working.
After three days of using the bong filter, our carbon filter roll was completely caked to the point we could not pull from it anymore. Can you imagine all that gunk in your lungs?
As more and more states legalize cannabis in the United States going into 2023, we can expect a better smoking experience all around.
Bong filters in the water chamber have been around for hundreds of years, and combining that with a carbon bong filter was featured in our staffs pick for the healthiest way to smoke weed (check out more tricks for safer smoking).
Let’s look at some of the benefits of using a carbon filter for smoking weed.
Nobody loves the harsh hits, burning in the lungs, and heavy dry coughing that comes after a bong rip.
If the water filtration and smoke cooling is not enough, a charcoal filter bong is exactly what you need. The activated carbon absorbs all of the tar, resin, and containments giving you the cleanest smoke possible.
So if coughing is an issue you are definitely going to want to try out a carbon filter for weed.
I have chronic asthma and actually got it in my later years (going into my 30’s). I could never really find my happy medium when smoking weed.
It wasn’t just the coughing that was an issue, it was the constricted breathing for almost up to an hour after smoking. The coughing occurs when tar and resin particles enter your lung and land on the lung tissues.
This can trigger asthma symptoms almost immediately. When using a cannabis carbon filter I get a much cleaner experience. It isn’t perfect, but it’s a hell of a lot better, that’s for sure.
Bong filters in the water chamber are accessories attached to the pipe such as a downstem.
At the moment this form of bong filtration in the water chamber is less of filtration and more designed to take that heated smoke and cool it off before it hits your lung.
In addition, they help prevent the water from splashing into the smoker’s mouth when they inhale smoke from the bong.
Let’s break down all the common bong filters that are in your bong and just how they work.
There’s a lot that goes on in the water chamber of your bong. Depending on how your glass was cut (generally how many slits or holes) determines the number of bubbles created when you inhale.
The more bubbles the more cooling. In our experience, we found the cleanest smoke possible was with a Mooselabs carbon bong filter, ice, and a powerful water filtration system.
Take a look at all the different types of bong filter systems you can have for cooling.
The emergence of new bong filters and other attachments has paved the way for better and healthier cannabis smoking. We hope this g guide on bong filters has helped you find a more optimal smoking experience as it did for myself and my sensitive lungs.
A carbon bong filter has helped reduce my coughing and asthma symptoms by tenfold. While the trend is fairly new, we hope every stoner eventually discovers the amazing things a carbon filter for weed can do.
If you have any recommendations on another bong filter please let us know so we can test.