So, you’ve been considering getting into dabs. What are dabs, exactly, and how does one smoke them? Does one smoke them, per se? The simple is: not really. Dabbing is a much more complicated form of smoking marijuana (or CBD) concentrates that requires a dab rig and some other accessory tools to get going. If you’re serious about getting into dabs, a dab rig is essential, but finding the best one for you and your needs can be a complicated and overwhelming process. That’s why, in this article, we’re going to break down all the things you ought to consider when buying a dab rig and dab accessories so you can do dabs right.
There are many similarities between dab rigs and regular old bongs, but there are a few key differences that separate them. First, in choosing a rig, size is a factor. Rigs are characteristically much smaller than bongs, and that’s because concentrate vapor condenses upon cooling. A larger area for condensation means you lose out on more of your concentrates, as more concentrate vapor is then able to condense onto the rig, so be sure to choose a modestly sized rig.
More, bongs use a bowl that holds the flower so you can light it and smoke it. With a rig, instead of a bowl you use a nail, which can be ceramic, titanium, or glass, onto which you place small amounts of concentrates (dabs).
Nails have to be heated up before you apply your dabs. While flower only requires the flame of a lighter to be ignited, concentrates require a much higher temperature in order to vaporize into the smoke you inhale, so most people heat up their nails with a small torch, like a brûlée torch used in cooking. Once your nail is