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Wet Ash Catcher vs Dry Ash Catcher and 45 Degree vs. 90 Degree: How to Make the Right Choice

Ash catchers are a must-have accessory for any bong enthusiast. They not only help keep your bong clean but also enhance your smoking experience by providing additional filtration. However, with various options available, choosing the right ash catcher can be a bit daunting. In this blog post, we’ll guide you on how to choose the perfect ash catcher for your needs, whether it’s a dry ash catcher or a wet ash catcher, and whether you should opt for a 45 degree ash catcher or a 90 degree ash catcher.

Dry vs. Wet Ash Catcher: Which is Right for You?

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Wet Ash Catcher:

Dry ash catchers are designed to trap ash and debris without using any water. Furthermore, they are a popular choice for several reasons:

  • Ease of Use: Dry ash catchers are simple to set up. You attach them to your bong, and they start catching ash immediately.
  • Low Maintenance: Since there’s no water involved, cleaning a dry ash catcher is a breeze. A quick shake or tapping it out is usually sufficient.

The Maya Teal Wet Ash Catcher beautifully showcases our double layer sandblast technique.

Dry Ash Catcher:

Wet ash catchers, on the other hand, utilize water to provide additional filtration. Here’s why you might opt for a wet ash catcher:

    • Enhanced Filtration: The water in wet ash catchers cools down and filters the smoke, resulting in smoother hits and improved flavor. Essentially, it creates an additional water filtration chamber for your bong.

Choosing between a dry and wet ash catcher ultimately comes down to personal preference. Without a doubt, if you prefer a hassle-free setup with minimal maintenance, a dry ash catcher may be the way to go. However, if you’re looking for enhanced filtration and smoother hits, a wet ash catcher is the better choice.

45° vs. 90° Ash Catcher: Which Angle is Best?

A 45 degree ash catcher allows the bowl to be level to the ground when the bong is on a table, whereas the 90 degree ash catcher will be level to the ground when your bong is tilted back.

45° Ash Catcher:

A 45° ash catcher is designed to hold your bowl upright. When you should use it:

  • If you smoke with the bong on a level surface, such as a table, a 45 degree ash catcher will make it easier to light your flower.

90° Ash Catcher:

A 90° ash catcher holds your bowl at a tile. Here’s why you might choose this option:

  • If you smoke with the bong tilted towards you, a 90 degree ash catcher will have the bowl level when it’s tilted, making it easier to light your flower.

Ultimately, the choice between a 45° and 90° ash catcher depends on your personal preferences and the aesthetics of your bong setup. filtration and smoother hits, a wet ash catcher is the better choice.


Choosing the right ash catcher for your bong is a matter of personal preference and the kind of smoking experience you desire. Consider whether you prefer the simplicity of a dry ash catcher or the enhanced filtration of a wet one. Additionally, think about the aesthetics and stability of your setup when deciding between a 45° and 90° ash catcher. With these considerations in mind, you can make an informed choice and enjoy a smoother and cleaner smoking experience.