Many people still don’t fully understand the benefits of the recycler design, which is reasonable given the lack of easily digested information out there. If you’ll notice, there’s more than one path for the smoke to take. The smoke goes through the typical path through the percolators, then some of it is carried down by the water via gravity back into the lower chambers via the alternate paths provided by small drainage tubes. This allows the smoke to be “recycled” through the percolators multiple times. This increases the ability of percolators to filter, moisturize, and cool the smoke. Additionally, recyclers are typically designed so that bubbles from percolation tend to pop closer to your mouth. This allows you to get the full flavor and moisture of a freshly filtered hit. Put simply, the recycler design increases percolation power and makes hits more flavorful. This recycler is actually an “incycler,” which means the chambers the water drains from sit directly above the percolators. The incycler design makes for a more stable piece without as many separate breakable chambers and tubes.
This incycler primarily uses matrix percolators, which seem to be experiencing somewhat of a popularity wave ever since they were introduced by Mobius Glass. Essentially they’re the same as a stack of showerhead percolators. They provide about as much perc power as honeycomb percs. This Incycler is definitely one of our favorites. The fact that it’s an Incycler means that it has all the percolation and flavor benefits of recyclers without the added breakable parts. You may only see one matrix percolator clearly, however that grid that separates the bottom chamber from the top chamber is actually a second functioning percolator, making hits even smoother.
- 18.8mm Female Glass Dome & Nail
- Height: 11.2″ or 28cm
- Thickness: 5mm
- Color: Clear with green accents
- Percolators: 2
- Perc Power: 450
- Joint: 18.8mm Male
- Cooling Power: 180
- Drag: 3%