how to use a glass bubbler

Smoking Guide: How To Use A Glass Bubbler

Using a Glass Bubbler with Video Guide

A glass bubbler pipe offers the water cooling smoke experience that a bong provides, while also being small and portable like your traditional glass spoon pipe.

  • There are real differences between a bong and bubbler
  • Yes, you add water to a bubbler
  • Don’t pull as hard on a bubbler as you would a bong
  • Light the bubbler and use the carb like you would a packed glass pipe
  • Make sure you know how to clean a bubbler, it’s important
  • Take care of your new glass bubbler

Did you just get a beautiful glass bubbler and want to know the basics of how to clean a glass pipe and how to pack your new piece?

Let me be the first to congratulate you on acquiring such a beautifully designed glass pipe, and I would be happy to explain how to smoke a bubbler. This trusty guide will tell you everything that you need to know to enjoy your new water pipe.

It’s time to uncover the mysteries of the glass bubbler. What is it? How does it work? What makes it different from a standard glass pipe and, let’s say, a glass bong?

The answer is that it is somewhere between a bong and a glass pipe. But, for me, one of the biggest differences is that a bubbler is a beautiful piece of glass and a great addition to a glass collection, especially when you have guests. Let me explain.

There are Real Differences Between a Bong and Bubbler

Just like a standard heavy glass pipe, the bowl is not removable on a bubbler. Like a glass smoke pipe, a bubbler will have a carb on the side so that you can fill the chamber with smoke and then release it to clear the chamber.

Using the carburetor is a great way to preserve your smoking product. A bong can have a carb, but they more often have removable bowls that you can use to clear the chamber instead.

Yes, You Add Water to a Bubbler

If you want to use a glass water pipe the right way, then you need to know how to fill a bubbler. Like a bong, bubblers use water filtration which is great for a smoother smoke experience and perhaps our lung health.

However, a bubbler does not use even close to as much water as a bong does. People are always asking; how much water do you put in a bubbler? The answer is that it depends on the size of your water pipe.

When adding water to a bubbler, take your time. Think of adding water to a bubbler pipe like pouring a cup of tea, carefully and slowly. Run a thin stream of water out of your faucet and either use the hole in the bowl or the mouthpiece to fill just a little water into the bubbler.

You do not need much water. Watch the water line through the glass and when it is high enough to cover the bottom of the bowl stem, you are good to go. You will find that when you are using a bubbler, you tend to tilt it back a little which helps the water cover the stem even more.

Don’t Pull as Hard on a Bubbler as You Would a Bong

Also, you will never inhale as hard with a bubbler as you would with a big bong, or you will find the water at the bottom of the bubbler in your mouth. It’s like a straw. Yucky.

I’ve seen some people cough a little right into the mouthpiece when they use a bubbler. That is a major party foul. If you are going to cough, make sure to turn your head away from the bubbler, otherwise you will be blowing your smoking product and a fountain like stream across the room.

While that might be funny initially, it’s messy to clean up and a waste of your stash. It gets old, fast.

Light the Bubbler and Use the Carb Like you would a Packed Glass Pipe

Now, light the bubbler just like you would a glass pipe or a bong, and make sure to use the carb. You do not need to inhale very hard.

Take the flame from your lighter and gently place it on the side of the packed bowl. Let your inhale pull the flame just into the corner of your stash so you can burn through it slowly.

Inhale softly and you will hear the soft bubbling sound coming from the bubbler, hence its name. After the chamber is filled with smoke let the carb go and you get the same cool smooth smoking experience that you get with a bong.

Make Sure You Know How to Clean a Bubbler, It’s Important

A bubbler is a fun and beautiful addition to the collection and I hope you are able to enjoy yours the same way that I always have been able to. When you have guests come by, they will ooh and aahh over it too. However, bubblers can get clogged and look dirty easily.

Unlike the large chambers typical to bongs, the narrow chambers in bubblers gets filled with dark resin quickly. Since there is typically less water in a bubbler versus a bong, the water becomes dark and murky faster.

Make sure to empty your glass waterpipe when your session is over and have some pipe cleaners handy to clear out the chamber. Proper maintenance is a must.

Bubblers tend to be a lot smaller than bongs which means they also need to be cleaned regularly so they don’t get too gross. Read our guide to cleaning your glass pipe and ensure a smooth, delicious hit every time for you and your friends.

Take Care of Your New Glass Bubbler

Make sure that you are careful when placing your bubbler down on the table. Glass bubblers tend to be a little easier to tip over and the last thing you want is spilled bubbler water and a cracked pipe.

When you are not using your glass bubbler, find a safe place to store it where an inconsiderate swing of the hand could easily knock it over. Keeping it on something soft inside of a case of some sort is the best way to store water pipes like these.

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Learn the best way to enjoy your glass bubbler with our handy guide to filling the chamber with water, using the carb and cleaning your glass pipe. Glass bubblers are compact and pack a punch!

Benefits of Bubblers and How To Use Them

June 04, 2019 2 min read 1 Comment

a comprehensive break down of bubblers and how to use one

The portability of a hand pipe with the technology of a bong, bubblers quickly become a cherished piece in any smoker’s collection. Capitalizing on the best of both worlds, bubblers fit into a wonderful in-between section of the more traditional glass-piece methods. EverythingFor420 offers an array of uniquely stylistic bubblers that run the gamut of possibilities. In this article, we will break down the benefits of these water pipes and how to use them.


  • Portability – If discretion is of interest to you, then acquiring a bubbler for your waterpipe collection will make a great addition, as they are more easily stored due to their often-smaller size. This also allows for easier transportation, as it can fit in any purse or backpack with the proper protective covering.
  • Filtration – The water used in the chamber of the bubbler filters various toxins like ash and tar in the same manner as other water pieces do. This ensures you get a cleaner, smoother hit that is also easier on your throat.
  • No Accessories Needed – For the vast majority, there are no removable parts, so you won’t need to be concerned with fumbling around for or forgetting any attachments.
  • Diverse Options – Finding a bubbler that best fits your style is guaranteed, as there are an endless selection of colorful and creative designs. Some bubblers, like our Double Trouble Bubbler are made with two mouthpieces, making toking for two twice as fun. While other single mouthpiece bubblers, like our Pink Skull Sidecar Bubbler, showcase a more intricate shape with eye catching colors.

How to Use

Bubblers are as easy as 1, 2, 3. They generally consist of a mouthpiece, bowl, and carb, much like a traditional hand pipe. Although they often vary in size and shape, all bubblers share the commonality of a small chamber beneath the bowl. This water-filled chamber allows for your smoke to be filtered and cooled before it is inhaled, ultimately allowing for smoother, bigger hits.

  1. Fill the chamber with water. Much like a bong, you only need enough water to submerge the downstem. The cooler the water, the smoother your hit tends to be. Don’t forget to change the water frequently, as you would with a small bong, to reduce buildup of resin within the chamber.
  2. Once water is added, pack your bowl. If your bubbler consists of a carb, be sure to cover it on the inhale. As you do, you should hear the bubbling sound it was aptly named after.
  3. Once you approach your intake limit, release the carb, clear the chamber, and repeat!

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