What is a Recycler Bong

What is a Recycler Bong

So with all the new modifications and different tobacco/cannabis products constantly coming out sometimes, it’s easy to get confused on what is what, especially when it comes to bubblers and recyclers. So what is a recycler bong? A Recycler is a different type of water pipe that filters or “recycle” the smoke through the first and the second chambers. This high level of filtration happens multiple times throughout your hit, giving you the ultimate smoking experience.

Now there are 4 parts to a Recycler. This includes the intake, the first chamber, the second chamber, and the drain. As your hitting the Recycler, the smoke is constantly being filtered through the chambers in a circular motion, allowing you to get a really nice and smooth hit. In fact, because there’s so much filtration, you can actually take a much larger hit than usual. In my opinion that is one of its best qualities because if you can pull hard with little to no drag depending on the piece, you’re going to be satisfied with your hits majority of the time.

Another thing about recyclers that can confuse many people is that there is a variety of different types of recyclers. Yep, that’s right there’s even recyclers that do different things! So I’m going to list a few here just to give you a general idea of how awesome these pieces are!

Different Types of Recyclers

External Recycler (Standard)- An External Recycler has a drain tube that connects the bottom and the top of the can of the rig. Since the tube is on the outside of the can, it causes a circular loop.


Internal Recycler( Incycler)- With Incyclers, there are 2 different types. One has a tube outside of the can, that brings water from the first and second chambers, with the drain tube inside one of the chambers. With the other incycler, the water travels through these small holes on the top of the drain funnel.









Klein Recycler-  A Klein Recycler is basically a mix of internal and external recycler rigs, but it’s built more like an internal recycler. The difference though is that the drain doesn’t just go to the bottom of the can. First what happens is, the drain exits the first chamber and then loops back in through the second chamber and it does this over and over again. This is so the drain doesn’t get in the way of the percolator doing its job.



The thing about recyclers is that with all the water constantly moving through the different chambers, it basically acts as a splash guard in the sense that the water won’t reach the mouthpiece with so much filtration. Not to mention its wide and sturdy base that comes with the majority of them, it’s safe to say that these are a good investment if you want a nice smooth hit.

I hope this helps you understand recyclers better, and if you have any questions please let me know down below! And leave any comments you guys have!