Bubblers are made from blown glass that is sometimes fumed with silver and gold which gives the bubblers an iridescent visual effect. Bubbler pipes are available in many colors and designs to please the smoker’s tastes. A bubbler consists of several parts: the water pipe the tobacco container and the pipe rack. The water pipe contains a water container and a drawtube that can be as long as 12 inches in length. The pipe rack contains holes for tobacco container and the water pipe. During the smoking process, the rack is held in one hand. A bubbler pipe allows the smoker to enjoy larger quantities of smoke during each inhale. Using the bubbler is a fairly simple process.
To use a bubbler first add water to the water container and then blot out any excess water with a paper towel. Then insert tobacco or your herb of choice into tobacco container. Don’t put too much as that will clog the pipe but make sure to put just enough. Then take the pipe into whatever hand you feel comfortable using. Use your thumb to plug the carb which is a small hole that is on the side of the pipe. After that light you lighter and hold the lit lighter over the tobacco allowing the flamer to come into contact with the tobacco container. You can now inhale through the pipe. After inhaling remove the lighter and allow the smoke to fill your lungs.
Now there are some legality issues with using a bubbler pipe. In the United States, it is illegal to sell drugs or any drug paraphernalia. Bubblers legally can fall under the category of drug paraphernalia so some places will not sell them at all. However, a bubbler pipe isn’t specifically used to smoke marijuana so it is still possible to obtain one. However, if it used to smoke marijuana it instantly falls under the paraphernalia category and becomes illegal. Use a bubbler piper with discretion. While it may provide a great smoker experience they are still considered as illegal in many parts of the nation.