Ash-catchers make a great addition to any bong and have a variety of uses. Some ash-catchers simply keep ash from entering your bong while others can add extra function and filtration. With so many ash-catchers to choose form it can be hard to pick out the perfect one. This guide will break down the function of the styles we carry to help you figure out which is best for you.
For most of our Ash-catchers you can use this equation to help you find your perfect piece:
Finding Joint Size
To find the right size ash-catcher for your piece you will want to base your measurement off of where the bowl typically sits. For pieces that use a downstem you would measure from there rather than from the bong joint. Stemless pieces can be measured directly from the piece joint. If you don’t know the joint size, see our Measuring for a Bowl article for help.
You want the ash-catcher joint to be the same as the piece joint. Ex. A 14mm joint will need a 14mm ash-catcher.
Finding the right angle
To ensure best use of the ash-catcher you want it to be in a position where its angled straight up and down. The ash-catcher angle should match the angle of the joint on your piece. Ex. A 90-degree ash-catcher should go on a piece with a 90-degree joint.
An exception to this is with classic straight tubes. They can also use a 90 or 45-degree ash-catcher, this would determine where the bowl sits with no effect to the ash-catcher function.
If you can't choose between joint styles this is the perfect ash-catcher for you! Featuring both a recycling and splashproof joint your bong is well protected from ash getting in it. This ash-catcher features a removable showerhead downstem, making it an easy to clean piece. Our Showerhead ash-catcher is heavy so it should be used with a heavy duty piece with a sturdy base, so it doesn't tip over.
Double Honey Disc Inline Ash-Catcher
Our Double Honey Disc Inline ash-catcher has a full inline perc topped with a double honeycomb. The shape of this ash-catcher keeps it easy to clear with triple filtration. This ash-catcher is only available in certain angles/sizes due to the weight of the piece, it should be used with piece with a sturdy base.
Dry ash-catchers don't add any drag or percolation to your hit, they simply catch the ash so it doesn't enter your bong, keeping it cleaner for a longer period. These ash-catchers are lightweight and smaller in size making them able to go on almost any piece. A small amount of water can be used if preferred, it doesn't change the function but can make the ash catcher easier to rinse out.