One of the most annoying traits about water pipes is the frequency at which they need to be cleaned. Dirty water pipes can significantly alter the taste and overall experience of a session. Therefore, they need cleaning after every session—deep cleans at least once a week for heavy users. Ashcatchers prevent the dirty stuff from reaching your clean water pipe, thus cutting down on the scrub-out sessions and leaving you more time to enjoy those smoking sessions.
How does an Ashcatcher Work?
Ashcatchers attach to your waterpipe or rig via a joint. They will hold your product and act as a go-between from the product to the water pipe or rig. Many ashcatchers include percolators that initially filter the vapor before it even reaches the water pipe. This creates an even smoother hit many find enjoyable. Since the ashcatcher is filtering the smoke first, it catches all of the ash and other debris before it reaches the main water chamber in your pipe. Although you will have to clean out the ashcatcher between uses, it is much easier to clean an ashcatcher every time than a large water pipe.
How do I Choose the Right Ashcatcher?
There are several ashcatcher features that will make them compatible with your rig. After you meet the basic compatibility requirements, you can choose one based on preference and style. Take a look at some of the qualities below that you should keep in mind when choosing the perfect ashcatcher for your piece.