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    Knowledge Base

    Choosing the Perfect Recycler

    If you enjoy dabbing, then you are probably no stranger to how cool recyclers can be. While they look impressive, people do not always understand what the recycling function brings to dabbing. Recycler rigs can seem complicated but the purpose they serve ultimately is pretty straightforward; cool down the hit while providing infinite, smooth draw. Scientific Dab Rig Recyclers achieve their perfect hit by using separate tubes. This separation allows heat to dissipate through repetitive water filtration and airflow. Recyclers feature backsplashes near the mouthpiece that ensure bubbles do not burst and cause water to get in your mouth. Dabbing veterans swear by the experience of glass recyclers because they take your low-temp rip to another level.

    Recycler rigs are a serious investment, and you should consider them as such. We provide a broad range of Recyclers that range from $250-$900 depending on your specifications. When picking out a recycler, first know your budget and then decide on what kind of perc you would like. Should it restrict the flow some and create a long easy draw like the Dabology Puck Recycler, or would you prefer a large and quick rip from a big smoke chamber like the Klein from Grav Labs? Each of 420 Science's Glass Recycler Rigs is inspected for quality and consistency so that you know you are getting the best value for your money from many local United States glass artisans. It does not matter if you are new to Dabs or a seasoned vet, 420 Science has a quality made Recycler for you. Check out any of the pieces below for great recycling action.

    The Perfect Bong Rip

    Not to brag, but we have our Pro-Card here. Hell, we have an R&D department, so we better. With lots of research comes knowledge, and we love imparting it on our friends. We test a ton of water pipes and oil rigs here. We're always looking for cool new pieces, and when we think we find one we put it through testing before we pick it up for sale in our online smoke shop. While water testing pieces we've learned a few tricks of the trade. Let's talk about the types of water to use, water level, and water temperature for the perfect bong rip.

    The perfect bong hitGetting the perfect hit out of your water pipe is easier than you think, you just need a balanced temperature and percolation for the hit. Depending on what kind of water pipe you have, you'll want to go with on of two strategies. Either way, you'll want to use distilled water. Why? A few reasons. Distilled water is free of minerals, and won't leave deposits against your piece. It's also resistant to becoming cloudy at different temps, and that keeps your piece looking nicer too.

    If you have a piece with an ice catch. Use less ice, most people put too much, you only need a couple pieces. Fill your Ice catch water pipe up with water until the end of the downstem is submerged an inch. The water should be at room temperature, 65-75°F. When you take a rip, the room temp water will percolate the water as it should but not cool it down by much. That's good because you want your hit to be neutral temp, not cold. Cold air is worse on your lungs than hot air. Once the still warm hot passes over the ice, it will be chilled down to a pleasant neutral temp, and you will only get a rich, flavorful, smooth hit. If you don't have an ice catch or a perc in your pipe, then you should treat yourself to a Chiller.

    If you have a perc in your Water Pipe, then you can fill the bottom chamber with cold water, and the top chamber with the minimum amount of warm water. When you take a rip from your pipe, you will get a balanced, flavorful hit that isn't harsh or dry. When the cooled smoke passes back through the warm water, it has humidity added back into it which is easier on your throat. If you don't have a pipe with a perc in it, then check out our store, we have a few to choose from. So rip hard, rip often, and enjoy!

    Picking out a 420 Jar

    Picking out the perfect container for your little nugs or your big stash is crucial; that’s one of the reasons your here, right? 420 Science has been the pioneer of glass 420 Jars for over a decade. In fact, we are the official stash jar of all High Times Cannabis Cups. In this article, we focus on what you should examine about new storage containers for medical or recreational herbs.

    When looking for a good stash jar, you want to consider how much herb you are storing and for how long. Do you blaze through an eighth every once in a while? Then we recommend an X-Small or Small jar in any of our styles. If you keep somewhere between a quarter to a half for less than a couple of weeks, then a medium or large Pop Top would be perfect for you. If you require more cannabis storage, then we suggest a Large Wide mouth, XL UV or a Latch Top jar. The airtight and light tight (UV Jar) qualities of these jars will continue to keep your bud fresh for an extended period. If you are at the height of your game you can always fill up one of our glass apothecary jars or gasket sealed gallon jars.

    The longer you keep your stash, the more you want to think about the air space inside the jar. It's good to step down your nug's storage container based on what you have left to ensure that the quantity of air is limited. Having a selection of different sized airtight glass jars is the best investment for your stash. We also recommend using a Boveda Humidifier pack to regulate the moisture content of your jar if you keep your flowers for longer than a couple weeks.

    Beyond size and duration of storage, you should consider your storage conditions. Is this jar going in a cabinet or are you displaying your premium buds for all to see? If you need concealment and protection, then you may want to go with a UV or Amber Screw Top Jar. If you want all your friends to know how sweet your greens are without having to handle them, then show them off in style with a classy Pop Top or Wide Mouth Jar.

    Once you have decided on the appropriate jar size, the last step is to choose a design that fits your style. We have over 40 different designs to choose from, and we are constantly adding more every few months to ensure our selection stays relevant and interesting. We have jars that express your interests, color preferences, sense of humor, even jars you can write on! If you’d just like to admire your bud, we do have blank jars available.

    Regardless of the jar you choose, once you get that new bundle of 420 Jar joy, we will protect it for life with our Jar Replacement Guarantee. If you buy a jar from our online headshop and it breaks, snap a photo and let us know. We will send you a new one; all you have to do is pay for shipping. So have no fear, choose wisely and keep it fresh.

    The Essentials Smoker's Tool Kit

    1. A GRINDER

    If your herb is cured properly, then you can often break it by hand. This can take time, while precious oils and crystals from your herb can stick to your hands and are lost. It is not long before most smokers upgrade to a grinder to break up their buds.

    In ancient times, (50 years ago) people would use small scissors to break up their dried herb. These days, hands down the most efficient way of breaking up your herb is to use a grinder. Just like any good kitchen tool, the materials used to make grinders range from cheap plastics to medical grade titanium. A serious smoker uses a metal grinder with a chamber large enough to accommodate enough nugs to be ground for one session. You don't want to grind too much herb ahead of time, the more surface area your plant matter has, the quicker it can dry out.

    A grinder is a simple but valuable device. The central chamber is lined with teeth on top and bottom to grind your herb. The bottom section of the grinding chamber has holes of some shape and pattern that allows ground material to fall into the storage chamber. The storage chamber is the largest section of the grinder, but is often optional and can be removed in favor of just a pollen collector or even simpler a bottom plate. The bottom chamber is usually covered by a screen so that fine pollen or "kief" from the ground herb can collect there over time.

    2. A 420 JAR

    Baggies are for schwag, and you are better than that. You've upgraded, leveled up, and otherwise gained enough smoking wisdom to know that your finest herbs deserve the best storage possible, with the best style possible as well. There is no other cannabis storage choice to make but a 420 Jar from 420 Science. We have been doing this for over ten years, and we kick ass at it. We offer tons of designs on a mind-blowing assortment of storage solutions that feature cool stuff like Swiss UV glass, gasket seal mason jars with latch tops, affordable screw top jars, silicone inserts and much more.

    You can get a jar almost anywhere. You probably have a mayonnaise jar you can rinse out right now and throw your nugs in, but do you want to? Our jars have designs made by professional artists that are updated all the time. All our 420 Jars are also covered with our lifetime guarantee. If it breaks, we'll send another one to you, forever. You just pay the shipping. A jar from 420 Science is a jar for life.


    There are many names for a "reefer cigarette". Whether you call it a joint, blunt, spliff, jay rod, condor feather, doobie, dizzy stick, devil's eggroll or some other dumb name you are going to smoke one at some point. Be prepared with a pack of papers that are made out of the same thing you are smoking. Natural hemp papers are the best choice for hand rolled sessions.


    Know your dosage, this is medication, right? Every good chef knows to measure out their ingredients. Make sure your “friends” are not "eyeballing" it when they give you your herb and use it to learn what your average session takes so you can track your usage. Be responsible and knowledgeable about your favorite hobby.


    Oh man, don't even get us started on picking the right pipe; that's a whole different article. But, needless to say, get something that truly makes you happy to look at and smoke out of every time you use it. If it does not mean that to you, then you didn't get the right piece.

    It is important to test out a few styles first. Your friends will be the best at helping you navigate the complicated and arduous task of sitting around and hitting every piece they can bring over for you to try one day. You will survive and recover with the knowledge of what kind of thing you like to smoke out of.

    Most people still favor the classic dry pipe in the shape of a spoon. They are often referred to as Spoon Pipes or Bowls and have endured the centuries as mankind's oldest and most commonly used method of ingesting the sweet smoke and vapors from burning plant material. There are more shapes and styles to count, we recommend a hand pipe that has features to prevent ash from pulling through and is made from durable Borosilicate glass. Pipes can have water filtration as well, and these are referred to as Bubble pipes or Bubblers. If you want more of a rip than that, you want a water pipe. Most commonly known as a bong or tube, glass water pipes offer maximum filtration and chamber size to deliver the largest volume of smoke at a comfortable temperature.


    A shoebox under your bed just is not good enough anymore. Respect yourself first, and then others will. If you are around nothing but chill bros all the time, we recommend you build yourself a nice shelf and proudly display your stash jar, smoking apparatus, and other prized accessories for all to see. You made some good purchasing decisions, why not be proud of it?

    If discretion is still needed, then get a nice vintage suitcase with a lock. One with mysterious travel stamps from unpronounceable lands posted all over, and scratch marks that look vaguely like a monkey's claw. The point is, make sure it is secure, but still expresses your personality.

    Are you hunting for a new piece?

    There are countless types of glass water pipes, tobacco bongs, dab rigs, and hand pipes out there on the market. You can check your local pipe store or an online headshop. Your local headshop may have a limited selection, or have pieces that are higher priced than you would find online because of the overhead involved in running a shop. You'll be able to see the glass in person, which is nice, but you can see gorgeous close-ups, water tests, and online testimony about the products you are interested in online. We ship directly to you from our online smoke shop, and we strive to procure the most sought after, affordable, name brand pipes out there.

    Water Pipes come in many models and designs. Materials used to make water pipes can vary, some are made from acrylic, ceramic, wood, polycarbonate, metal and, of course, the best substance for pipes there is, glass. Besides the large amount of material diversity, water pipes also come in an array of sizes, designs, shapes and colors. And if that was not enough, there are many tiers of craftsmanship and artistry that range from cheap glass water pipes to unique designer glass pipes that look expensive because they are.

    At 420 Science, we are at the forefront of finding the best glass, coolest percolators, and water pipe styles that exist on the market today.

    If you want to know what piece best fits you, first take a look at what your needs are. What is your favorite way of enjoying your herb? Do you mainly use flowers or oils and concentrates? Perhaps you would like to find a piece that would be good for both?

    We carry an extensive selection of thick glass tubes for flowers and glass rigs for oils. We have an option to suite whatever needs you have, and we are adding new items every day.

    The next question to ask yourself is what type of design are you going for? This is a choice pretty much between Heady glass or Scientific glass. Heady glass ranges in many styles and colors and focuses on the aesthetics of the piece and usually incorporates a theme or recognizable pop imagery. Scientific pieces are form-follows-function glass pipes that have few color details but are built to filter and cool your hit in all manner of exciting ways. On our website, you can find all the information listed about a piece, from its color options to accessory joint sizing. And if there is anything you want to know about any of the glass water pipes we carry that we have not already explained on our website, then our customer service agents are there to help.