One component of smoking from a piece that’s often overlooked is the usage of screens. Mainly, which material is more effective: brass or stainless steel pipe screens? Screens guarantee a cleaner smoking experience, but not all screens are built alike. The type of metal you choose could significantly alter the taste of your herbs.
Why use screens?
Using a screen can notably reduce the amount of particulate matter deposited into your bong water. The ideal screen is durable, precision engineered to fit your existing setup, and can withstand the heat of your lighter.
But, the real difference between brass and stainless steel pipe screens is how they deal with the heat from a standard lighter.
Hidden Risks of Brass Screens
When it comes to brass or stainless steel pipe screens, there are several things to consider. Although brass screens are slightly cheaper, you certainly get what you pay for. Traditional brass screens burn to a crisp since they have unstable states of matter and are more susceptible to heat.
So, just how susceptible to heat are traditional brass screens? It's low melting point of 898˚C is no competition for your lighter which can produce a flame reaching 1970˚C at the hottest point. It's no wonder a pocket lighter could burn a hole right through the center of the screen.
Repeated and prolonged exposure to harmful chemicals may produce health deterioration. The intense heat will produce a metallic taste that will contaminate your smoke and general well-being.
What About Stainless Steel Screens?
Stainless steel screens offer the best filtration without the anxiety of pollutants. While they are marginally more expensive, the design and capabilities alone make it worthwhile.
These hearty screens have a melting temperature over 1450˚C which makes them nearly invulnerable to a pocket lighter or mini-torch. A single screen has been cycled hundreds of times without material integrity breakdown! These high-quality barriers are a sustainable and more reliable option.
Find Your Screen Now
As you can see, when it comes to the best bong screens, the wisest choice is stainless steel. If you are already a fan of the indestructible Invincibowl, you already know about the quality screens. New screens are easily available direct from Invincibowl in convenient 25-packs.
Each screen is guaranteed to last for 20 smoke sessions, That means a single 25 pack of screens yields 500 bowls! You won’t need new screens for quite a while. The screens also make bowl cleaning a breeze; simply invert your bowl to empty ash using our one-of-a-kind Secure-Screen System. The screens are fine enough to trap the ash but not so fine that airflow is restricted.
If you want to learn more about Invinicbowl’s stainless steel pipe screens, please contact us with any questions.