Glass bubblers, also known as bubbler pipes, are water pipes that produce smoother, cooler rips by water filtering smoke. As you inhale, the pressure pulls smoke through a water chamber, creating bubbles that rise to the surface to deliver comfortable draws. Bubblers can come as attachments that connect to vaporizers via threading or rubber o-rings, but they can also take the form of a bubbler pipe with its own mouthpiece, bowl, and water filtration system. Glass bubbler pipes are popular with those who want easier inhales but don't want to deal with the large size of a beaker water pipe.
We've provided a handy guide on caring for your glass bubbler on our How To Clean A Bubbler blog.
What Are Glass Bubblers?
Bubbler pipes enable you to enjoy the moisture-conditioned rips of a glass water pipe with a more compact, easy to handle design. Generally, the entire glass bubbler pipe is made of hand-blown borosilicate glass. The inert air paths of bubblers are thermal resistant, preserving the natural flavor profiles of dry herb and keeping hits cool. Glass bubbler pipes get their namesake from their water filtration systems, which bubble as smoke passes through the water chamber. At their core bubblers are the same as standard handheld pipes, just with room for water. Users can enjoy a bubbler free of water but might find a massive amount of smoke and lack of filtration tough for their lungs to handle.
Glass bubblers are a fantastic middle-ground for herb enthusiasts that want more massive clouds but still want to get the full taste profile of whatever they’re smoking. Larger straight tube or beaker style water pipes create a longer distance for your smoke to travel through, which can lead to staler smoke than a smaller piece but will give the user boosted cloud production. Smaller hand pipes have the ability to unlock most of your dry herb’s flavor, but can be limited in terms of smoke clouds. Bubblers meld these two smoking tools to create a beautiful balance between big clouds, and tasty buds.