The Basics of How to Use a Bubbler: A Guide for Beginners

If you’re new to smoking and don’t know how to use a bubbler, or if you’ve been using it for a while and want to learn more about the finer points of its use, this article is for you. 

It will cover everything from what a Bubbler is and how it works, to different methods of packing the bowl and keeping your mouthpiece clean. We hope this article will give you the information you need on how to use a bubbler comfortably and safely.

What Is a Bubbler?

A bubbler is a device commonly found in tobacco shops for use in smoking various forms of tobacco. There are several different types of pipes and cigars that use a bubbler, but the two most commonly found are pipes and cigars. This will give you a good idea of what a bubbler does, and what it’s used for.

So what exactly does a bubbler do? The following steps can give you a good idea of how a bubbler works, and how it’s used in smoking:

  • Insert the bowl of the pipe or cigar into the bubbler with the mouthpiece cover.
  • Turn on the bubbler.
  • Put a little pipe or cigar on the mouthpiece of the pipe.
  • Put a little tobacco on the mouthpiece of the pipe.
  • Insert the mouthpiece of the pipe or cigar back into the mouth of the pipe with the mouthpiece cover.
  • Turn on the bubbler.

How Does A Bubbler Work?

If you’ve ever come across a pack of sparkling water, then you may have noticed that the glass bottle in the middle contains a rubber stopper. The outside of the bottle has a piece of rubber on it, just like the inside of a gas or electric water pipe. The rubber stopper or plunger is very important because it prevents the water from flowing back out of the bottle.

In a tobacco pipe, when the user takes a puff, the smoke goes back through the stem and moves up into the chamber, just like in a water pipe. In a water pipe, the user pushes on the water pipe, which will send the water flying into the mouthpiece. 

In a water pipe, however, there is nothing to stop the water. In a tobacco pipe, the tobacco slips through a water chamber, and water is forced into the chamber to create smoke.

What Are the Different Ways of Smoking From a Bubbler?

There are two main types of methods for smoking from a bong or bubbler. You can either use the bong or you can use the Bubbler as a spoon to pour the herb into the bowl.

Venturing into the world of throwing herb up into the air and hoping to catch it, but instead causing the bowl to splash water all over you, as an eager neophyte. Photo by Omelette.

The traditional, traditional way of using a bong is to use the water bag (sometimes called a water filter) to push the herb down into the bowl. This allows the herb to stay moist and retains the right level of heat that the bowl needs to achieve. It’s a bit slower than most other methods, as well, so using the water bag also helps to ensure the purity of the pipe.