Freezable Sesh Gear
Freezable Smoking Gear
Chilling with glycerin
Blazing up was never more chill
Paraphernalia is the unsung hero of the cannabis world and freezable smoke wares are a perfect example why! The head shop industry started with literally nothing but underground goods and survived years of potential punishment just to innovate cool new tools!
Of course, the idea of cooling smoke before inhaling goes all the way back to the dawn of civilization! That’s why choosing the best new take on cool cannabis, like glycerin, gives you a ton of different options. Let this Dankstop Guide take you into the cold world of weed.
Why we cool smoke
There are a lot of reasons why so many smokers prefer chill hits whether packing bowls or slurping up fat slabs of dabs. First and foremost is the heat; the hotter the smoke (~300º+ after water filtration, 400º+ in a hand pipe) the harsher the hit.
Because chilling smoke condenses water molecules, many feel chilling hits helps avoid the cough zone. Like your warm breath hitting a cold morning, that condensation means you pack more herb in a smaller hit. So, chilling weed can get you more high.
The air in your lungs contains water molecules that condense to water droplets (or even ice crystals) if the air outside your body is colder. The opposite is also true- breathing in colder condensed air expands in your lungs, if you were to hold it in for a minute. Otherwise, no cough.
How we cool smoke
Length of the pipe is the first way to affect the cool of cannabis. But, water has been used to chill weed even further since the dawn of time. Excavated treasure troves from ancient civilizations are filled with bongs of all kinds, so our ancestors obviously liked cooler smoke too.
Innovative pipe designs also add to the cooling factor of vapor and smoke. Paraphernalia has exploded in the last decade because of technology and artistry. Everything from ice catches to dimple technology to freezable glycerin-filled smoke wares now improve an ancient practice.
Glass gets crowded
Great glass is the main reason we have such cool smoking and dabbing tools. Borosilicate withstands temperature extremes from the freezer to the fire, perfect for pipes and other hot sesh gear, including smoke-cooling glycerin coils and pipes. Great torch work gives you such great choices!
Freezable glycerin pipes and bong add ons are also a result of an exploding industry that innovates with old favorites like glycerin! Not only does this gel-like substance have cool colors, but it also holds its cool incredibly well for extreme smoke heat reduction, hit after hit.
With great glass work, there’s now a lot of glycerin-filled hand pipes, bongs, rigs and accessories. Glycerin gear just needs a hollow area to hold the gel which doesn’t interact with the smoke except to surround the coil that distributes it on a long path, condensing water vapor.
What is glycerin
Glycerin is a natural occurring carbohydrate which is also artificially produced. It’s a sugar alcohol that occurs naturally through fermentation or through processing of fats and oils. Glycerin, or glycerol, is safe and widely used in food, drink and other consumables.
Many vaporizer cartridge formulas use vegetable glycerin as part of the base. It has a perfect viscosity and flavor to aid in fluid cannabinoid delivery. But, freezable glycerin gear isn’t using this gel because of its taste but for its cooling. Smoke never touches glycerin, but feels its chill.
Glycerin, like glass, chills fast to subzero temperatures without freezing or degrading in quality. Glycerin also holds cold temperatures much longer than the chill of ice without melting away (or breathing in ice shards!) and messing with your bong’s water levels.
Why glycerin is used
Glycerin is actually a sweet substance being a carb, even sweeter than sugar! But it never affects the taste of your weed in a glycerin filled pipe or coil because it’s completely contained. So, great glass artists create hollow chambers surrounding the smoke’s path.
Glycerin is able to withstand freezing and still absorb all that cold. In much less time than ice takes to freeze, glycerin absorbs the same amount of cold. It releases this energy slowly, staying cold much longer than ice lasts and without the mess.
Glycerin coils are often built into the neck of bongs and dab rigs. You can also find glycerin coils as add-on parts to turn any matching sized bong into a chill ripper. Smoke and dab vapor is forced through the chill, condensing the hit for smooth, milky clouds without the cough.
Using glycerin with dabs
Remember- concentrates are already condensed and chill perfectly with a small dab rig and minimal amounts of water to avoid wastage. Most dabbers feel the balance is just right without chilling with glycerin.
When oil vapor is run through a long coil, the vapor condenses a lot in the coil, much more so than with flower smoke.