Understanding Dab Rigs

With all the chatter and hype around the global movement toward legalization, it’s hard to go one day without coming across things that are cannabis-related. There are new ways to indulge in your favorite cannabis strains to breakthroughs in medical research highlighting the potential advantages of this medicinal plant.

When it comes to cannabis concentrates, they’re at the top of the list, in response to demand from the public, the form of cannabis that is both potent and exhilarating. If you’re trying to explore concentrates dabbing is among the most effective ways to do it.

Concentrates, as the name so clearly suggests, are concentrated versions of your favorite herb, making them a powerful way to get your ganja, with only the need for a tiny amount to feel the powerful psychoactive effects. You don’t even need bongs for this.

However, unlike dry herbs (which can be smoked or vaporized) concentrates require a particular method known as dabbing.

You’ll require special equipment, and also some fundamental knowledge of what each kind of tool can do. Below we’ve compiled a run-down on all things dabbing including how to choose the correct dabbing rig to meet your requirements.

But First, What Are Dabs?

Simply put simply, dabs are the most concentrated forms of cannabis. The doses are created by using a solvent (often butane or carbon dioxide) to remove the active ingredients of the plant into a concentrated form.

Once all of the CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids have been successfully extracted it is now an oily sticky mixture which is often called one of these, based on the extraction method, as well as the consistency:

  • Budder
  • Shatter
  • Wax
  • Butane Hash Oil (BHO)
  • and many others…

What Is Dabbing?

Now that you understand what a “dab” is, it’s time to learn what you can do with the dab. In order to make use of dabs, they must be heated over a hot surface. The surface is referred to as a “nail” and is often made from glass, ceramic, or quartz.

When the dab is heated with the dab, the vapor and smoke of the dab can be inhaled. The entire procedure is referred to as “dabbing” and although it’s been used for a while, it has lately gained attention as a method of enjoying getting the most out of the cannabis concentrates coming onto the market.

How Dabbing Works

Dabbing is a method to smoke concentrates using convective heating instead of conductive heating. Convective heating can be healthier smoother and more efficient since it doesn’t “burn off” and waste the essential active ingredients of the substance. By burning the materials at a lower temp, and through indirect heat rather than a direct flame, the user can enjoy greater levels of psychoactive compounds and an improved, clearer, more flavorful hit.

Dab rigs are based on an operation that involves two main steps. A torch first heats the nail’s surface (also known as”nail”), next it is when a concentrated “dab” is placed on the surface of the heated nail. Inhale and exhale the resulting vapor into the mouthpiece, just like you would normally with a regular pipe.