If you’re a marijuana enthusiast, you know that there are many different ways to consume the herb. Each method has its distinct benefits and drawbacks, from smoking joints and blunts to vaping and eating edibles.
And then there’s dabbing, which is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to consume marijuana. But what is dabbing, and how do you go about doing it?
This post will look at the best dab rigs and show you how to use them. Stay tuned!
What is a Marijuana Concentrate?
Before talking about dab rigs, we first need to understand what marijuana concentrate is. A marijuana concentrate is a highly potent form of cannabis that has been extracted from the plant using either a solvent (like butane or CO2) or physical methods (like water or ice).
The resulting product is a concentrated form of THC and other cannabinoids, which can range anywhere from 50-80% THC. Concentrates can come in many different forms, including oils, waxes, shatter, and distillate.
What is a Dab Rig?
Because of their semi or fully-liquid consistency, marijuana concentrates cannot be smoked using a regular pipe or bong. A dab rig is essentially a water pipe that’s designed specifically for marijuana concentrates. The device has many parts, including:
Banger/Dab nail: Part of the rig that you heat up and then place the concentrate on.
Dome: Small glass or metal cover that goes over the dab nail to trap the vapour.
Joint: Place where you attach the dome to the rig. It can be either male or female.
Downstem: Connects the joint to the rig’s base and diffuses the smoke through the water.
Mouthpiece: Part of the rig where you put your mouth on to inhale the vapour.
Chamber: Where the water is held.
Base: The bottom part of the rig.
The nail is heated using a butane torch, and then the concentrate is placed on the hot nail. The heat vaporizes the concentrate, and you inhale the resulting vapour through the mouthpiece.
Dab rigs come in all shapes and sizes, from small and portable rigs to large and elaborate ones. You can even find dab rigs that come with percolators, diffusers, and other features to enhance your smoking experience.
How to Use a Dab Rig
Here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how to use a dab rig:
- Start by heating the nail with a butane torch. You want the nail to be red hot, so heat it until it’s glowing.
- Let the nail cool for 30 seconds so that it’s not too hot. If it’s too hot, you’ll burn the concentrate and waste it.
- Apply the concentrate to the nail using a dabber. How much you use is up to you, but start with a small amount and go from there.
- Put the dome over the nail and inhale through the mouthpiece. The vapour should fill up the dome, and you can then inhale it.
- Exhale and enjoy the feeling!
The 5 Best Dab Rigs
You’re probably itching to try out dabbing for yourself, and we don’t blame you. It’s a unique and potent way to consume cannabis, and it’s definitely worth checking out. But before you do, you need to have the right dab rig.
Here are our top 5 dab rigs that you should consider:
1. Happi by LMAO
‘Happi‘ is one of our top-selling rigs, and it’s easy to see why. This bad boy comes with a built-in percolator for smooth hits, and it’s also super easy to clean. It’s made from high-quality glassware, so you know it’s durable, and it comes in a variety of colours to choose from.
It’s one of our more traditional models, but it gets the job done and then some.
2. Ghastly by Bongs Canada
A unique-looking rig, the ‘Ghastly‘ is perfect for those who want something that stands out. It’s made with sturdy materials, so there’s no need to worry about that lengthy neck falling off. It’s also a recycler rig, which means the water will continually cycle through the rig and filter your smoke for smooth hits every time.
3. Ice Angel by LMAO
Next, we have the Ice Angel, a beautiful piece with a spiral percolator running through the neck. The detachable downstem means that it’s easy to clean, and the crystal-clear glass makes it an absolute stunner.
This one’s a little more expensive than others on our list, but the aesthetics and functionality are definitely worth it. This model is available in multiple colours, including teal, pink, blue, and yellow.
4. Landor by Mint
If you’re looking for the ultimate dabbing experience, look no further than Landor by Mint. It comes complete with a built-in dome percolator, diffuser, and recycler, so you know your hits will be smooth and tasty.
It’s made from high-quality borosilicate glass for durability, and it comes in unique colours like pink, topaz, and jade.
5. Liquid G by Mint Glass
This piece isn’t your typical dab rig but rather a glycerin bubbler that you can use to consume concentrates. Glycerin is a liquid that stays cold longer than water, so it’s perfect for those who want smooth and potent hits.
Simply pop your Liquid G bubbler in the freezer for a few hours, and you’re good to go. The vapour will travel through the glycerin for an incredibly smooth experience.
Buy Dab Rigs in Canada with Bongs.ca
Now that you know more about dab rigs and how to use them, it’s time to start shopping for one of your own. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Bongs.ca is the premier online head shop in Canada, and we carry a wide selection of dab rigs to choose from.
As cannabis culture continues to evolve, we’ll bring you the latest and greatest smoking innovations on the market. So, whether you’re a dabbing novice or a seasoned pro, we’ve got the perfect rig for you.
Feel free to contact us if you still have questions about dabbing or dab rigs, and we’ll be more than happy to help.