The Ultimate Guide to Dabbing & Dab Rigs

Dabbing can get a little bit intimidating especially when you’re just starting. Sometimes, it might feel like you need to be a rocket scientist just to get it.

There are nails and torches and glasses and what not. But fear not, because dabbing is worth it.

In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about dab rigs. From the different components that you will need and their uses. Best practices while smoking, what the best dab rigs are currently and if you feel like being a handy man, how you can make a custom one.

WHAT IS DABBING
WHAT ARE DAB RIGS
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER DAB RIGS
HOW TO DAB
COMPONENTS OF DAB RIGS
BEST PRACTICES
MAINTENANCE OF DAB RIGS

WHAT IS DABBING

So first, what the hell is dabbing? It is the production of vapor from concentrated oil/wax of herbs. One would apply a small amount of oil or wax concentrate onto a nail and apply heat to it using a torch unless you are using an e-nail (because e-nails can heat themselves up).

WHAT ARE DAB RIGS

Also known as Oil Rig. It is made up of different components that when combined would form a RIG. The components include a modified water pipe, a female or male glass joint connector, a nail and a torch. Some people also prefer to apply their concentrates using a small rod called a dabber.

It comes in a variety of sizes depending on what you intend to use it for. Maybe you’d want a smaller rig so that it can tag along with you when you go out or a bigger one for your living room. A smaller rig will hold less water does you’d get a more direct hit with lots and lots of flavor while a larger rig will hold more water which would provide a more gradual hit and less flavor.

Nails

There are lots of types of nails and a lot of argument is made over in the internet on what type works best. You might find it trivial but remember, the nail is in direct contact with the concentrate and is the one you’ll heat for it to produce vapors. Thus, when choosing a nail,

 

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER DAB RIGS

To get

HOW TO DAB

  1. Buy the best dab rig that you can afford or build one yourself.

Don’t try to be cheap, get the best one that you can afford at this time. It will save you a lot of headache and the long term convenience it’ll bring you will no doubtedly¬†bring you value for your money. Like what is stated above, when buying a dab rig, consider the following:

  1. Function
    1. Choose something tha
  2. Volume
  3. Portability
    1. Not all small dab rigs are made to be portable. Some tend to be top heavy and thus would inevitably spill while you’re walking around. Get a dab with a broad base and a thick wall.
  4. Durability
  5. Price
    1. Cheap dab rigs will be around 30 bucks. These are really low quality ones which tend to break easily. Most are made and shipped from China. A good starting oil rig will run around $100 – $300, for most casual users this would give you the most out of your money. There are rigs which would cost around $800 and above, these are mostly custom dab rigs.