What Is a Build A Bong (Modular Bong) & Why You Need One?

What Is a Build A Bong (Modular Bong) & Why You Need One?

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Love smoking cannabis but don't like the harshness and irritation that comes with it? Or maybe you're just looking for a more efficient and enjoyable smoking experience? If so, then you need to check out modular bongs!


Often known as build-a-bongs or stackable bongs, modular bongs are a type of water pipe that is made up of multiple pieces that can be stacked or connected together in different ways. This allows you to customize your smoking experience however you want. In this blog post, we will discuss what modular bongs are, their benefits, and how you can get started building your own!


Why do you need a modular bong?

If you've ever owned a traditional bong, you know all the pains and gains. They offer smooth hits, and glorious highs, but are an absolute pain in the butt to wash and keep clean. They can also consume a lot of space if you start building a collection.


However, with the invention of new modular or stackable bongs, you can now smoke bigger and smoother hits with just one customizable bong in the house that is extremely easy to clean. Compared to traditional bongs, they bring huge improvements to these three key areas:


  • Efficiency
  • Flexibility & Versatility
  • Convenience & Ease of Cleaning


For starters, modular bongs can stack multiple modular bongs together to create a larger smoking chamber. This allows you to smoke more cannabis at once without having to refill your bowl as often. Additionally, modular bongs are also easier to clean than traditional bongs. This is because you can disassemble the modular bong and clean each piece individually.

 Build a bong

If you've never owned a traditional bong before, modular bongs and build a bongs can also be a great place to start. Unlike traditional bongs that are not customizable, you can build a small and simple stackable bong to experiment with and gradually add in other parts to your system instead of buying a new type of bong every time you want to try something new.


Modular Bong vs Traditional Bong: Key Advantages



One of the biggest advantages of a modular bong is obviously its versatility and modularity. By breaking different parts of a bong into individual units, stackable bongs allow you to combine different pieces together to build your ultimate bong. From the base to the percolator to the mouthpiece, change the parts up anytime you want to create a new and different smoking experience.

 Modular bong

Easy to Travel With

Ever tried travelling with a big bong? Anything larger than 12 inches is extremely difficult to travel with. They simply won't fit in your luggage and will break easily if you don't handle them well. Stackable bongs and modular magnetic bongs, however, allow you to take a big bong apart easily and store and carry each individual unit safely. Even if one part of your modular bong breaks, you won't have to pay the price of replacing the entire thing.

 Travel friendly bong

Less Space Consumption

Bongs take up space, especially the big ones. A small straight tube on its own might only take up the corner of your desk, but when you eventually want to try a zigzag, a beaker-shaped, a round-shaped, or a multi-chambered...and so on, it can become a problem. With every part divided into individual units, Modular bongs allow you to enjoy every side of the world without investing in a new bong every time.


Easy Cleaning!!!

Bong stains are an absolute eye sore. However, we all know how difficult it is to clean a traditional bong and sometimes you just can't get the dirt out of the tricky places. However, the individual and separable parts of a modular bong mean you can easily take it apart and clean every part of the bong until it's shiny and as good as new. You will never have to invite your friends over and ask them to smoke with a gooey bong again.

 Easy cleaning bong

What are the parts of a modular bong? "

The main parts of a modular bong are the base, bowl, downstem, and mouthpiece. The base is what holds the water while the bowl is where you place your cannabis. The downstem is a tube that connects the bowl to the water chamber. The mouthpiece is the part of the bong that you put your lips on when you inhale the smoke.


In addition to these three main parts, modular bongs can also include other features such as percolators or diffusers. Percolators help to filter and cool the smoke while diffusers break up the smoke into small bubbles for a smoother hit.

 Build a bong

How to clean a modular bong

Traditional bongs are a pain to clean. You have to disassemble the entire bong, then soak all the pieces in isopropyl alcohol. This can take hours, and you still might not get your bong completely clean.


With a modular bong, you can easily clean each piece individually. Simply remove the bowl from the downstem and soak it in isopropyl alcohol for a few minutes. Add some coarse sea salt and then shake till it’s clean. For any remaining debris, brush it out with a pipe cleaner or cotton swab. Repeat this process for the downstem and mouthpiece. Once you've cleaned all the pieces, reassemble your modular bong and enjoy! 

Alternative methods than using isopropyl alcohol and salt is to use cleaning solutions made specifically for bongs. Two eco friendly and effective cleaners are Headie Eddie and Momma Jane’s Resin cleaner.


Cleaning your modular bong regularly will help extend its lifespan and prevent build-up from accumulating. Additionally, regular cleaning will also help improve your smoking experience by providing a cleaner, smoother hit.

Bonus* VITAE glass pieces come with cleaning caps and corks, so you can quickly and effortlessly seal up your glass for shaking. Your cleaning time will be cut by 2-3x compared to a regular bong. 


 Cleaning a bong

Get The Best Modular or Stackable Bong on The Market


Excited about the various benefits of a modular or stackable bong? The best version of it is just one click away. Made from non-porous laboratory-grade Borosilicate glass that will not absorb odors or chemical residues, Vitae Glass’s wide collection of build-a-bongs takes no effort to clean and offer unbelievably smooth hits that will elevate your entire smoking experience.

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