If you’re searching for a dab rig, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together some tips for diving into the world of buying a dab rig, and we hope this will help make your shopping experience as efficient and enjoyable as possible.
First things first – what is a Dab Rig? For those unfamiliar with the term, a dab rig is an essential kit for vaporizing concentrates or extracts. It consists of three key components: A water pipe through which heated air passes, an element that heats the air passing through it (typically, they are built like coils), and a nail where the material is placed to be vaporized. This is a fundamental description, and we will expand on it later on in the article.
Because dabbing involves vaporizing (rather than burning) concentrates or extracts, your lungs are exposed to fewer harmful byproducts. Further, vapor feels less harsh when inhaled deeply, making a dab rig an excellent option for those sensitive to smoke. Because vaporizing involves minimal heating amounts of material instead of combusting large amounts with a flame, the taste and experience can be significantly improved.
Typically you will see Dopeboo Dab rigs consisting of a quartz tube, several short nails with tips that fit into the quartz tube, and an element. The nail is usually made from glass on one side, while the ‘hot’ side is constructed as a coil. The raised portion of the nail acts as an insulator between your finger and your material, so you don’t burn yourself. The nail usually sits at the end of a long, straight quartz tube so that it is easy to reach with your hand and looks fantastic!
You’ll need some supplies if you decide to purchase a dab rig. We suggest getting an item called a carrier which will be used to heat up your nail before toke-time. Ideally, you want one that has been professionally manufactured so that it heats up fairly quickly and evenly, but it’s optional. The piece’s quality isn’t overly crucial once you get past the part where it has been used to prepare concentrates but make sure not to buy cheap, poorly made ones. Anything that can conduct heat will work as a carrier. Basically, any piece of metal that comes in contact with your nail will work. It is the same concept as a bong, except you won’t be inhaling smoke.
Next, you’ll need to buy a torch lighter, but if you’re planning on doing this, often we suggest getting a butane torch. They are significantly less expensive than the lighters typically found at your local head shop, and they are more convenient overall. If you would like to try out vaping extracts before purchasing a torch, there are many options available, including electronic versions that use replaceable pods or cartridges.