Everything Dab Rigs - What a Beginner Needs to Know & More

by Bobbi M July 26, 2022 6 min read

Everything Dab Rigs - What a Beginner Needs to Know & More

So, you're curious about dab rigs? In this beginner's guide, we will discuss what dab rigs are, how they work and what you need to know before using one. A dab rig is a type of smoking device used to consume cannabis concentrates. They come in many different shapes and sizes, but all dab rigs have the same basic components - a glass piece, a heating element and a nail.

If you're new to dabbing, you may be wondering what a dab rig is. A dab rig is a water pipe that is specifically used for dabbing cannabis concentrates. They come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one common goal: to provide an enjoyable dabbing experience. In this article, we will discuss how dab rigs work, what you need to know before buying one, and the different types of dab rigs available on the market.

How Does a Dab Rig Work?

Dab rigs work by heating up a cannabis concentrate and then inhaling the vapor through the dab rig's mouthpiece. The most common way to heat up a dab is with a torch, but there are also electric heating elements available that make dabbing easier and more portable.

Once the dab is hot, you use the dabber to place it on the nail. The nail is usually made of glass, ceramic or titanium, and it comes in a variety of sizes and shapes. There are also domeless nails which allow you to dab without having to remove the dome from the dab rig.

Once the dab is placed on the nail, you take a hit from the dab rig and enjoy the delicious flavors and effects of the concentrate.

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Dab Rig

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Before you buy your first dab rig, there are a few things you need to consider. Here are some factors to keep in mind:

-The Size and Shape of the Rig

Dab rigs come in all shapes and sizes, so you need to choose one that is the right size for you. If you are a beginner, we recommend choosing a smaller rig that is easier to use and transport.

-The Type of Nail

There are three different types of nails: glass, ceramic and titanium. Glass nails are the most common type and they are the easiest to clean. Ceramic nails are heat-resistant and they don't get as hot as glass or titanium nails. Titanium nails are the strongest type of nail, but they can be difficult to clean.

-The Heating Element

There are two types of heating elements: torches and electric heating elements. Torches are the most common type of heating element, but they can be dangerous if not used correctly. Electric heating elements are a newer technology that is safer and easier to use.

-The Price

Dab rigs range in price from $20 to $200, so you need to choose one that fits your budget. If you are a beginner, we recommend starting with a cheaper rig and upgrading later if you decide to dab more frequently.

Now that you know what to look for, let's take a closer look at the different types of dab rigs available on the market.

The following are some of the most common types of dab rigs:

-Banger Rig

dab rig banger

A banger rig is a type of dab rig that has a horizontal glass tube. The banger is attached to the bottom of the tube and the dabber is inserted into the top. This type of dab rig is easy to use and clean, making it a popular choice for beginners.

-Beaker Rig

A beaker rig is a large, cylindrical dab rig that is named after the beaker laboratory glassware. This type of dab rig is popular among enthusiasts because it offers a large dabbing surface and it is easy to use.

-Recycler Rig

A recycler rig is a type of dab rig that features a vertical tube in the center that "recycles" the vapor. This type of dab rig is more expensive than other types, but it offers a smoother and more flavorful dabbing experience.

-Oil Rig

An oil rig is a type of dab rig that is used specifically for oils and waxes. It has a small glass bowl that is attached to a vertical tube. The oil rig is popular among dabbers because it offers a cleaner and more flavorful dabbing experience.

-Egg Rig

An egg rig is a type of dab rig that is shaped like an egg. It has a small glass bowl that sits on top of the egg and a vertical tube that leads to the mouthpiece. This type of dab rig is popular among beginners because it is easy to use and clean.

-Dab Straw

A dab straw is a type of dab rig that is used for portable dabbing. It has a small glass bowl that is attached to a straw and a mouthpiece on the other end. This type of dab rig is popular among travelers because it is easy to transport and use.

-Mini Rig

Heavy duty dab rig

A mini rig is a small dab rig that is perfect for beginners. It has a small glass bowl and a vertical tube that leads to the mouthpiece. This type of dab rig is easy to use and clean, making it a popular choice for beginners.

-Concentrate Pipe

A concentrate pipe is a type of dab rig that is used for portable dabbing. It has a small glass bowl that is attached to a pipe and a mouthpiece on the other end. This type of dab rig is popular among travelers because it is easy to transport and use.

-Dab Pen

A dab pen is a type of dab rig that is used for portable dabbing. It has a small glass bowl that is attached to a pen-like device and a mouthpiece on the other end. This type of dab rig is popular among travelers because it is easy to transport and use.

Now that you know about the different types of dab rigs available on the market, let's take a look at some of the accessories that you will need to use your dab rig.

The following are some of the most common dabbing accessories:

-Nail

A nail is a small, metal spike that is used to heat up concentrates and vaporize them. There are three types of nails available on the market: glass, titanium, and quartz. Glass nails are the most popular type of nail because they are easy to use and clean. Titanium nails are the most popular type of titanium nail because they heat up quickly and offer a durable, long-lasting experience. Quartz nails are the most popular type of quartz nail because they offer a smooth and flavorful dabbing experience.

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-Dabber

A dabber is a small, metal tool that is used to apply concentrates to the nail. There are three types of dabbers available on the market: glass, titanium, and quartz. Glass dabbers are the most popular type of dabber because they are easy to use and clean. Titanium dabbers are the most popular type of dabber because they heat up quickly and offer a durable, long-lasting experience. Quartz dabbers are the most popular type of quartz dabber because they offer a smooth and flavorful dabbing experience.

-Carb Cap

ducky carb cap

A carb cap is a small, metal tool that is used to cover the nail while dabbing. This accessory helps to trap the vapor inside the dab rig and provide a smoother dabbing experience.

Carb caps are available in glass, titanium, and quartz varieties. Glass carb caps are the most popular type of carb cap because they are easy to use and clean. Titanium carb caps are the most popular type of carb cap because they heat up quickly and offer a durable, long-lasting experience. Quartz carb caps are the most popular type of quartz carb cap because they offer a smooth and flavorful dabbing experience.

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-Dab Mat

A dab mat is a non-stick, heat resistant mat that is used to protect your table from excessive heat damage. Dab mats are available in silicone and glass varieties. Silicone dab mats are the most popular type of dab mat because they are heat resistant and easy to clean. Glass dab mats are the most popular type of dab mat because they offer a stylish and durable option.

 

Now that you know about the different types of dab rigs available on the market, as well as the accessories that you will need to use them, it's time to start dabbing! Have fun and be sure to experiment with different types of concentrates to find the one that you like best.

 

Happy dabbing! :)

 

Bobbi M
Bobbi M



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