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Dab Rigs 101
Before the development of dab rigs for concentrates, members of the smoking community would attach a nail into a bong meant for flower, resulting in an unpleasant inhale. Luckily, times have changed and you can conveniently buy dab rigs online. The quality dab rigs we sell are similar to a small bong and are made up of a few simple pieces designed just for concentrates. A dab pipe includes a nail, which is like a bowl, except it is often made with quartz, ceramic, or titanium to withstand high temperatures. Other high quality oil rigs can come with domes, which go over the nail after it's been heated, and concentrate is then inserted through the top of the dome.
The other essential element of a dab pipe is the appropriately named dabber. This tool, typically metal, glass, or ceramic, is used to apply oil to the nail. Dabber shapes include ballpoint, needlepoint, scoop, spoon, paddle, and others. The dab rigs we have online generally come with smaller chambers and passageways, which result in quick transportation of the vapor to minimize potential stagnation or staleness. A carb cap can also help regulate airflow, although it’s not necessary.
How to Use a Dab Rig
Using a dab rig is a simple four-step process.
Step one: Heat the nail using a torch, similar to a creme brûlée torch, until it is red hot (ideal temperature is 350 to 400-degrees Fahrenheit).
Step two: Allow the nail to cool for 10 to 45 seconds, depending on the material of the nail. This creates a smoother hit.
Step three: Apply the concentrate onto the nail using the dabber.
Step four: Apply the carb cap and inhale.
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