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How to Choose the Right Pipe for You

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How to Choose the Right Pipe for You

Buying a pipe for the first time or even the 100th time can be daunting. There are so many different styles, percolators, designs, glass thickness it’s hard to know where to start. This quick guide will help you narrow your search down so you can be smoking in no time.

Our store has a wide variety of products. The Beaker Base, the Straight Tube, the Recycler

Let’s start with the style or look of the pipe that you would prefer. The main types to choose from are straight tube, beaker base, and recycler. Straight tubes have a dense smoke and clear quick. Beaker pipes have more volume and less dense smoke, harder to clear but bigger rips. We have a guide on the difference between beaker base pipes and straight tubes if you would like more information.  Recyclers are mostly used for smoking concentrates, which recycles the water. As a beginner, I would stick with either a straight tube or beaker base pipe.


Glass thickness is very important because it decides on how long your pipe lasts. The thicker the better obviously but also try to take into account the environment the pipe is going to be in. If it’s going to be safe and stay in only one room, don’t worry about thickness as much. If you plan on bringing it with you everywhere or have clumsy friends, try to get the thickest glass. The thinnest glass starts at 2-3mm then move up to 3-5mm is your average thickness. Then glass 5-7mm is pretty darn thick and hard to break. Choose anywhere above 3.5mm glass thickness and you should be fine.

Cosmic Glass provides the high quality of glass pipes, it will bring you a special experience.

Percolators is a hot topic because there are no clear winners of which one is the best, everyone just has a favorite and stick with it. There are two things you look for in a percolator the smoothness it provides from filtration and the amount of drag it gives from pulling smoking through the tiny holes. If you are new to pipes and smoke you do not need a percolator but they are nice to have. Try not to buy a pipe with too many percolators, it may seem like a good idea but the drag from all the percolators will be hard to clear the chamber. 

Here is a brief rating of popular percolators.

Honeycombs: Great filtration and very minimal drag. Very popular choice.

Tree: Great filtration and very minimal drag. Another popular choice.

Shower heads: produces mediocre filtration and smoothness and provide very minimal drag.

Inlines: Pretty good filtration and average drag. Great for dab rigs.

Turbines: produce mediocre filtration and have a bit more drag than shower heads.

COSMIC GLASS would bring you a pleasant shopping experience.

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  • Michaela Hemsley on

    It’s good to know that glass thickness is one of the things that determines how long your pipe will last. My boyfriend enjoys smoking, and I have been trying to find a good gift for his upcoming birthday. I think he would like a pipe, but I’ll have to talk to someone that knows more about them to figure out the best thickness and everything else for the one I should get him.

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