Understanding Dab Rigs

With all the chatter and buzz about the worldwide trend toward legalization, it’s hard to go one day without encountering anything cannabis-related. From new ways to consume your favorite strains to breakthroughs in medical research, which highlight the potential benefits of this medicinal plant.

When it comes to cannabis, concentrates are at the forefront of this discussion, because of popular demand. the form of cannabis that is both powerful and thrilling. If you’re wanting to try out concentrates dabbing is among the best methods for doing so.

Concentrates, as their name so clearly suggests are concentrated forms of the herb you love which makes them a potent way to get your ganja, with only one small amount needed for powerful psychoactive effects.

However, in contrast to dry herbs (which may be smoked or vaporized) concentrates require a special technique called dabbing.

There are special tools you’ll need, and also some basics of what each kind of device can accomplish. Below, we’ve provided a comprehensive overview of all things dabbing including the best way to select the correct dabbing rig to meet your needs.

But First, What Are Dabs?

Simply put simply, dabs are the most concentrated forms of cannabis. The doses are created with the help of some sort of solvent (often butane or carbon dioxide) in order to get the active substances of the plant in a concentrated state.

Once the CBD, TCH, and other cannabinoids are successfully extracted, the result is a sticky oily mixture commonly identified as any of the following, based on the extraction method, as well as the consistency:

  • Budder
  • Shatter
  • Wax
  • Butane Hash Oil (BHO)
  • And many moreā€¦

What Is Dabbing?

Now that you understand what a “dab” is, it’s time to find out what you can do with them. To use dabs, they must be heated over a hot surface. The surface is known as a “nail” and is often made of ceramic, glass, or quartz and can be found at a smoke shop.

In the event of heating to a certain temperature, the smoke and vapor of the dab gets inhaled. The entire procedure is referred to as “dabbing” and, while it’s been in use for some time, has recently been picking up traction as a way to experience the rush of cannabis concentrates on the market.

How Dabbing Works

Dabbing is the process of using smoke concentrates with convective heating rather than conductive heat. Convective heating is healthier, smoother, and much more effective since it doesn’t “burn off” and waste the vital and active ingredients contained in the concentrate. By burning the ingredients at a lower temperature, and using indirect heat instead of direct flame, users experience greater levels of psychoactive compounds, and a purer, cleaner, and more flavorful hit.

Dab rigs rely on the use of two crucial steps. The first step is to heat the primary surface (also called a “nail”), next the highly concentrated “dab” is placed on the surface of the nail. Finally, you inhale and exhale the resulting vapor into the mouthpiece in the same way you would normally with a regular pipe.