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Science behind smoking utensils (J’s vs. Blunts vs. Bowls vs. Bongs)

Saxodile
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kronic1989
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LorDeMO
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In.The.Basement
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If im at home by myself and trying to conserve i will usually pack bowls. And usually make a bowl last a while, hit it once put it down.

If im with friends(most of whom pretty much only smoke blunts) we’ll smoke one. With blunts i would say the more people you have the more weed you need, i guess kinda obvious, but IMO it really sucks smoking a gram L with 4 people, ya dig?

I’ll pack a bong if im in the mood, but yes probably gets you the highest in a shortest amount of time. But IMO weed goes farther with a bowl,

I’ll roll up a joint if i have the nugs, when i’m alone. Most of my friends don’t really do joints unless were going to a show, on other occasions i guess too.

I guess you can tell that my main theme here is trying to conserve, mainly because it is pricey where I live and although I will have some very nice bud in a month or so. not there yet.

Hoped my experiences helped.

purplehazin
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Its a no brainer question. Anytime you stop smokin a blunt/j, weed is still being burnt. Whereas, with a bong you can control the amount of weed to be burnt.

In my experience you get higher using a bong and you save more herb as well.

LorDeMO
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In.The.Basement
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Its a no brainer question. Anytime you stop smokin a blunt/j, weed is still being burnt. Whereas, with a bong you can control the amount of weed to be burnt.

In my experience you get higher using a bong and you save more herb as well.

and argument could also be that wwhen you smoke a L/J your getting ALL the herb, with bowls and bogns you def loose at least a little to the glass and/or water

kronic1989
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and argument could also be that wwhen you smoke a L/J your getting ALL the herb, with bowls and bogns you def loose at least a little to the glass and/or water

brandon.
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and argument could also be that wwhen you smoke a L/J your getting ALL the herb, with bowls and bogns you def loose at least a little to the glass and/or water

Well if your losing some to the glass/water, wouldn’t you lose some to the paper/wrap?

I prefer bowls because sometimes with my bong I can smoke too much.

pylon89
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I remember watching a documentary on this subject and it mentioned the amount of THC takin in by each smoking device.

With a joint you get like 27-30% of the THC, a bong you will get around 65-70% and a vaporizer gets around 90-95%

LetricBud
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Its hard to say what method gets you higher. all of that depends on the weed, the smoker, amount of smoke inhaled, etc.

I dont really know about the whole percentages thing. It seems legit, but i don’t see how a different method of conveyance can decrease/increase the THC percentage. Smoke is smoke. Except for water filtration. that may increase or decrease THC in the smoke.

Its just hard to really measure shit like this. theres so many variables, and the illegality of the subject makes it more difficult for it to be studied.

trevorj
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I remember watching a documentary on this subject and it mentioned the amount of THC takin in by each smoking device.

With a joint you get like 27-30% of the THC, a bong you will get around 65-70% and a vaporizer gets around 90-95%

drinkmugrootbeer
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I find that all those methods gets me high. I usually smoke doobs. I just enjoy smoking a nicely rolled joint more than anything else (No filters please.). Sure, some smoke just burns away, but I don’t mind. Blunts are more like party favours. Only on special occasions. Bongs are nice, but I hate cleaning them. A pipe that sits nicely in the hand and smokes well can be just as good as a joint.

Which gets you the highest? Doesn’t really factor for me. A couple of puffs and I get a nice stone. No need to be ‘higher’. I know this isn’t how most people view toking, and that’s cool, but I’d suggest checking out ‘self-titration’, the method med-patients use to find their dosage.

ExDex1x1
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The only people who claim to use more weed in bongs don’t use bongs properly. If you have a screen or marble and you only pack enough for one hit and roast the entire bowl you’re saving weed compared to a J because you’re not letting any excess bud burn off in between hits. If you use a hot wand or a soldering iron or even wicks to light as opposed to a butane/torch lighter you lose almost no THC to “burn off” the THC that gets evaporated before getting into the down stem. Hot knives are also a good way to make sure you lose almost no THC to burn off.

Bongs also get you higher quality smoke than off of a J and you can take way bigger rips. Diffusers, percs and such all cool the smoke down by breaking it down into smaller bubbles allowing more smoke to come in contact with cold water so by the time it hits your lungs it’s a much lower temperature than hits from a J or blunt so you can hold in hits longer, and take bigger hits.

Vapes are by far the most efficient way to smoke, but only if you buy a quality vape. I personally hate any vape that isn’t a Extreme Q or Volcano with the exception of a few (which i don’t really remember the names of, just a standard table box shaped vape.)

Those numbers from MANswers are very skewed and I’d really like to know how the hell they measured the amount of THC extraction for each method. seems kinda like a load of shit to me.
Theoretically you’d get the same % of THC through each method since all of the plant matter is being burned in the same way (except for vapes, but you can set vapes to high temps to extract all the CBD CBN THC ect).
The only way I could see those numbers being correct is if they were comparing the amount of THC consumed on the basis of equal amounts of bud being consumed in each, which would make much more sense. Joints would probably be about 20-30% due to all of the excess plant matter burning in between hits/passes, bongs could probably be in the 60-75% range assuming you’re cherrying a bowl and accounting for the THC lost from evaporating on contact with flame, and vapes very easily 90%+ since all of the vapor is in a contained area with nowhere to go but into your balloon / whip.

This is as close to a “scientific” comparison as you’ll find anywhere.

I know this has been done way too many times but it all seems like peoples opinions. The reason I wanted to ask this is because my friends won't smoke a… ]]>