An accessory for a bong that sits between the downstem and the bowl to prevent ash from entering the main chamber and keep it cleaner. Additionally, this keeps the smoke and water cleaner. They come in a variety of designs, and some of them use percolators and water filtration.
An ash catcher is a device that sits between a bong's bowl and downstem and often resembles a small percolator. Some are even made to filter water further.While some ash catchers serve primarily as a small bong that filters smoke prior to entering the main chamber, others merely collect ash and debris.
The primary advantage of using an ash catcher is that it keeps your bong cleaner for a longer period of time. The majority of the buildup caused by smoking occurs in the ash catcher rather than the bong's main chamber because it collects ash and other plant debris.Cleaning a bong, especially one with a complicated percolator, can be time-consuming and typically requires soaking to remove resin from the glass.
You won't need to change the water as frequently if you keep your bong cleaner, which also results in cleaner hits.
An ash catcher doesn't require as much effort to clean as a bong. The entire ash catcher can be easily submerged in isopropyl alcohol. You can also smoke from a bong while your ash catcher is soaking because you don't need one to use one.