GanjAmerica: Different Factors When Choosing a Bowl for a Water Pipe


Replacement bowls may frequently need to be purchased for water pipes. A water pipe may need a replacement bowl because the prior bowl has aged or broken, or an individual may want different bowls for different uses. There are a few things that may go into selecting a new bowl and that will affect the buyer’s smoking experience.

The Size and Make of the Bowl

There are two aspects of a bowl that a consumer has to get correct for the bowl to work. The size here refers to the diameter of the bowl’s connection joint, which may be a measurement such as 18 mm. It’s important that this diameter be accurate or it won’t fit. The make refers to either glass in plastic or glass on glass. Here, plastic or glass refers to the make of the water pipe. The different types of bowl are not interchangeable.

Solid Glass or Hollow Bowls

Solid glass bowls burn hotter and usually harsher than hollow bowls, but they often come in unique and interesting designs and are more durable. Hollow bowls circulate air within them and sometimes come with a carb, so they don’t need to be raised up when smoking. In general, hollow bowls are more pleasant to smoke with but more expensive.

Depth and Width of the Bowl

The depth and width of the bowl controls how much can be packed and smoked at once. Larger bowls are more suited for sharing, whereas smaller bowls may be more suited towards single use. A larger bowl may be unreasonably large for a single person, as it does need to be packed in order to be easily used. Likewise smaller bowls will need to be packed more frequently.

Single Use and Multi Use Bowls

Some bowls are designed to accommodate only marijuana. Others can accommodate concentrates, and others may be able to burn both. In addition to the type of use the bowl offers, the bowl itself may have additional features, such as secondary filters. These features are designed to make the process of smoking both more comfortable and more potent.

Most Colorado marijuana dispensaries and paraphernalia shops will carry a wide selection of replacement bowls. Alternatively, most water pipe replacement parts can also be purchased online.