A bowl is actually the round cavity at one end of most marijuana smoking pipes. Often times when people refer to a bowl, they’re actually referencing a spoon pipe, which is one of the most common ways of smoking. This is where one will put whatever it is that they wish to smoke.
There are many considerations when looking at buying a pipe. To begin with, what is the material? Some users complain about using aluminum pieces due to the metallic taste that it may give off when it comes in contact with a lighter or flame. The preferred smoking source is typically acrylic or glass since it does not impact the user experience in a negative way.
Another thing to think about is the actual size of the bowl. Given the size of the group, a larger head may be needed to store more weed. The down side to this is that it creates a larger possibility for uneven burning. Smaller reservoirs tend to burn smooth and evenly throughout, which should result in a significantly smoother pull.
Finally, location is also crucial. Nobody wants to accidentally scorch their thumb that’s holding the carb. Comfort is ideal, as most inexperienced smokers learn. Sometimes, a person with smaller hands will have difficulty reaching all the necessary parts. A properly made pipe shouldn’t have this issue much, but that’s not to say it doesn’t happen.
Whether you’re a first time buyer or an experienced smoker, terminology can be confusing. When someone asks if you’d like to smoke a bowl but instead pulls out a bong, don’t be offended. The packing size may just be similar to that of a spoon pipe. This just means they were offering their stash up for a friend. As comes with being a good person, don’t forget to compliment other people’s glassware when it’s appropriate!