Definition - What does Ash Catcher mean?
An ash catcher is a water pipe, bong, or standard pipe upgrade that is completely optional. It prevents ash, resin, and other burnt debris from dirtying up the pipe. It also helps with filtration and diffusion.
Using an ash catcher creates smoother, cleaner hits. It also helps keep the pipe clean and looking good.
Hydrolife explains Ash Catcher
Ash catchers are available in a wide array of sizes to fit any size pipe. There are three common sizes of ash catchers available: 10mm, 14mm, or 18mm. They also feature different angles such as 45 degrees and 90 degrees.
The smoke from the burning cannabis passes first through the pipe’s ash catcher and then into the pipe and into the user's lungs. The ash catcher prevents debris from being inadvertently inhaled by the user. Using an ash catcher helps keep the water pipe or bong clean longer. The user will still need to clean the device, but just not as frequently.
All ash catchers have a bowl, a chamber, a joint, and a diffuser. Some ash catchers are designed for use in a water pipe or bong and others are not made for water use. Ash catchers provide a clean and cool smoke that is more palatable for the inhaler.