The beaker bottom is one of the oldest and most iconic bong shapes in glass history. The shape was modeled after the Erlenmeyer flask created in 1860 by Emil Erlenmeyer. The original Erlenmeyer flask is shaped just like a classic beaker bong but with a shorter neck and no joint for the downstem and bowl. The beaker is a simple yet effective shape for a bong because it provides a large volume of space for the smoke allowing large hits while letting you to hit the beaker at various angles. This gives you a range of different chugs depending on the water level and angle you’re hitting it. Another thing that makes the beaker bong a staple in the glass industry is the ease of cleaning. We all know the days we need to clean our bong but don’t have a bunch of time, the beaker is probably one of the easiest water pipes to clean. With a little Isopropyl alcohol and table salt you will be back to smoking in no time!
Because the beaker is such a standard in today’s glass industry they come in all variations, heights, and percs. One of the oldest companies creating beakers is HVY glass. They have been making beakers since the 90’s and still do today! HVY Glass has a huge color selection allowing them to make beakers in all different color combinations and fume patterns. If you are looking for your favorite colored beaker HVY glass has one for you.
Another classic brand that has been making beakers for a couple decades is Zob Glass. They have taken the beaker shape and added modern touches. Along with the standard 14 and 18 inch beakers they have added inline and fixed showerhead percs to put a modern twist on a classic pipe. These feature fixed and recessed downstems that bring a vintage shape into the new age! Zob has continued to push the boundaries of production glass by adding innovative percs in the classic styles we all know and enjoy.
Goo Roo Designs is a local company here in Oregon that has been making glass since 2003! They have always focused on quality and affordability. Their beaker bottoms come in all different sizes from the tiny bong that stands right around 6 to 8 inches, up to the 16 inch beaker to dome perc that’s for the daily smoker. Through the years Goo Roo has continues to produce thick durable beakers for all price ranges.
The beaker bottom is one of those pipes that has stood the test of time. The popular designs have come and gone while we still all have had a beaker in our collection at one time. If there is one pipe besides a trusty spoon that you need for your smoking arsenal, it’s a beaker bong. Here at brothers with glass we have all different styles, heights, percs, and colors of beakers. Whether you are looking for double perc beaker for the daily smoker or are on a budget and only have thirty bucks we got you covered!