A Dab Rig is one of the best tools to have if you’re a dedicated stoner. Although Glass Pipes offer the maximum convenience and portability for smoking Cannabis Flower, and Bongs enhance your smoking sessions with smoother, more potent hits, Dab Rigs provide an even more intense experience. However, before you buy one, you’ll need to know how to pick the best Dab Rig.
Dab Rigs are designed for getting the optimal hits out of your favorite Cannabis Concentrates (also known as “dabs”) such as Shatter, Wax, Live Resin, and Rosin. However, not all Dab Rigs are the same. Some are larger and designed to give you the most powerful hits possible, whereas some offer a little extra portability while still making it easy to get an invigorating psychoactive experience.
You’ll also find that Dab Rigs vary when it comes to their color, style, and the materials they’re made with. As such, some beginners might not even know where to start. Fortunately, you can find a wide variety of Dab Rigs available with free delivery when you buy online from Fat Buddha Glass. Here’s a guide on how to pick the best Dab Rig and some of the best Dab Rigs available right now.
What Is A Dab Rig?
If you’ve never tried dabbing before, you might be confused as to what exactly a Dab Rig is. Dab Rigs are devices that are specifically designed for “dabbing”- a method of consumption that involves vaporizing Cannabis Concentrates at a high temperature for instant vaporization. This allows you to inhale an intense hit packed with THC and other cannabinoids and terpenes.
You’d be forgiven for mistaking a Dab Rig for a Bong at first glance as these two types of devices often look similar. However, the most important difference is that Dab Rigs feature a Dab Nail or Banger instead of a Glass Bowl. Whereas glass cracks when exposed to high levels of heat, Dab Nails are made from durable materials such as Quartz, Titanium, or Ceramic that can withstand high temperatures.
Using a Dab Rig involves heating the Dab Nail using a handheld torch (often referred to as a Dab Torch) until it’s blazing hot. Then, once the optimal temperature is reached, a small dab of your chosen Cannabis Extract is applied to the nail. It’ll vaporize swiftly and you can then take a deep hit from the mouthpiece.
Much like other smoking and vaping devices, Dab Rigs can vary significantly. Some are bigger than others whereas some have extra features to improve your dabbing experience. Many users also choose their ideal Dab Rig based on its color or style. Whichever way, Dab Rigs are a good investment if you want to enjoy powerful Cannabis Concentrates.
Is Buying A Dab Rig Worth It?
Cannabis users who already have a device such as a Glass Pipe, Bong, Bubbler, or all three might wonder whether they should even buy a Dab Rig. However, while all of these devices are excellent for smoking Cannabis Flower, Dab Rigs are different in the sense they’re designed for maximizing the effects of Cannabis Concentrates.
Cannabis Concentrates or Cannabis Extracts are potent products that are made using various extraction processes. Popular examples include Shatter, Wax, Live Resin, and Rosin. These extracts contain extremely high levels of THC and, as such, even a small amount can give you a strong psychoactive high.
Although Cannabis Concentrates can be mixed with weed in a bowl or used with certain Vaporizers, Dab Rigs bring out even more of their potent effects. Even experienced cannabis users often find that, when they use Cannabis Concentrates with a Dab Rig, even one hit is enough to give them an intense and long-lasting high.
In summary, buying a Dab Rig is worth it if you want to get the most out of your favorite Cannabis Concentrates. Nothing quite reaches the intensity of a potent hit from a Dab Rig and, while beginner users may want to avoid them, those looking to experiment with stronger methods of consumption will want to try dabbing with a Dab Rig.
Even if you don’t plan on dabbing often, Dab Rigs can be found at many price ranges and you can still get a high-quality piece without spending much money. As such, if you have any interest in dabbing, it’s worth buying one and trying it out for yourself.
How To Pick The Best Dab Rig
If you’ve decided to buy a Dab Rig, you might be wondering what exactly to look for. There are many types of Dab Rigs out there and different types will suit different users. With that said, there are a few factors to consider when you’re looking for the best Dab Rig for your individual needs.
Firstly, you’ll want to find a Dab Rig that’s made with high-quality materials. You’ll want to avoid Dab Rigs made with low-quality materials as these are especially prone to cracking or breaking, especially when exposed to heat.
The best Dab Rigs are generally made with high-quality borosilicate glass. Although you shouldn’t apply your Dab Torch to the base, borosilicate glass is sturdy, durable, and capable of withstanding thermal shock. As for the Dab Nail, Quartz Bangers are great for giving you flavorful and potent dabs, although Titanium and Ceramic Bangers also have certain perks.
You should also look for certain features in your Dab Rig. Dab Rigs should have a long arm or stem that keeps the Dab Nail away from the base- this will avoid any accidental damage. If you don’t mind paying extra for quality, you might also want to look for Dab Rigs with recyclers or percolators- these will make your hits smoother. Some even feature a swappable bowl so you can smoke weed as well.
Dab Rigs come in various colors and styles. While aesthetics shouldn’t be your main concern, you can still find a high-quality Dab Rig that looks good while also providing top-quality hits. You can also consider size- larger Dab Rigs can give you big hits but even a portable Dab Rig can hit you hard while also being more convenient to hold and carry.
What’s The Best Type Of Dab Nail?
As well as different types of Dab Rigs, you can also find different types of Dab Nails or Bangers. Dab Rigs allow you to swap your Dab Nail with another one, so you can buy a Dab Nail separately from your rig if you wish to change it. Dab Nails generally come in a few different materials and each has its pros and cons.
Quartz Nails - Quartz Nails or Bangers are the most common type you’ll find. These are arguably the best option as they give you fresh and flavorful dabs with no risk of contaminants. However, they cool down quickly and you may need to cover your Quartz Nail with a Carb Cap for the best dab hits.
Titanium Nails - Titanium Nails are another popular option. These metal nails can withstand extra-high levels of heat with no risk of cracking or breaking. With that said, low-quality Titanium Nails are also prone to rusting or degrading over time and may end up releasing contaminants. High-quality Titanium Nails are often expensive but worth it if you’re serious about dabbing.
Ceramic Nails - Ceramic Nails are good for dabbing as they can retain heat for a long time. They also won’t release any harmful contaminants. With that said, they’re also more prone to cracking or breaking than Quartz or Titanium and they take longer to heat up than other materials.
Glass Nails - Glass Dab Nails or Bangers are usually the cheapest options available, but they’re also the least efficient. Even high-quality glass is prone to cracking or breaking when high levels of heat are applied and, as such, you’ll likely need to replace a Glass Nail before long. It’s much better to invest in a Quartz, Titanium, or Ceramic Nail for long-term use.
Can You Use Dab Rigs With Cannabis Flower?
Since some consumers will be torn between buying a Dab Rig or a high-quality Bong, you might wonder whether you can use your Dab Rig for both. However, much like a Bong isn’t designed for use with dabs, a Dab Rig isn’t designed for smoking Cannabis Flower.
A Dab Nail is significantly different from a Glass Bowl and won’t work well with Cannabis Flower. While it’s not necessarily impossible to take a hit of weed from your Dab Nail, the hits will be unsatisfying and you’ll waste your weed. What’s more, the leftover residue from the weed will ruin the flavor of your dab hits.
However, there is another option if you want to smoke Cannabis Flower and dab potent Cannabis Concentrates with the same device. Many Bongs and Dab Rigs enable you to swap your Glass Bowl with a Dab Nail or vice-versa. As such, you might want to buy a Bowl or buy a Quartz Banger separately from your device.
Keep in mind that not all devices are designed to handle dabbing as well as smoking weed. The best approach is to buy a device that’s designed for dual purposes such as the 7" Dual Function Oil Rig Glass Bong or the 5" Klein Recycler with Banger. These devices come with both a Banger for dab hits and a Glass Bowl for smoking Cannabis Flower.
Where To Buy The Best Dab Rigs
If you’re looking for a high-quality Dab Rig, you can buy Dab Rigs online at Fat Buddha Glass. We offer a wide range of top-notch rigs made with durable materials. Whether you’re looking for a handy Mini Dab Rig or something to give you the most potent hits possible, we’ve got a Dab Rig suitable for you. Here are some of the most popular Dab Rigs available to buy.
5" Klein Recycler with Banger - The 5” Klein Recycler with Banger is perfect for those who want a compact yet powerful Dab Rig. Despite its size, you’ll be shocked at the power of the hits it can give you. What’s more, this device includes a herb bowl as well as a 14mm Quartz Banger so you can use it for smoking and dabbing purposes.
7" Dual Function Oil Rig Glass Bong E2 - While it might look fairly basic, the 7" Dual Function Oil Rig Glass Bong is one of the best options for those who want incredible dab hits. It’s designed to make dabbing easy and even features an eight-arm percolator to make your hits smoother. Plus, it comes with an 18mm bowl as well as a Dab Nail and dome so you can use it for multiple purposes.
Wax Poetic Dab Rig - If you want a Dab Rig that looks incredible, the Wax Poetic Dab Rig is sure to suit your needs. Its colorful, psychedelic design makes this device instantly stand out, but beyond that, it also offers potent and smooth Dab Hits thanks to its Quartz banger and inline percolator. At 6 inches tall, it’s also one of the best choices for those who want a portable Dab Rig.
Cheech & Chong Tied Stick - This tall and well-built Dab Rig celebrates the 40th anniversary of the classic stoner comedy flick Up In Smoke and even comes in a collectible box. However, it’s not just a novelty item- the 18mm Quartz banger, percolator, and long neck make for a phenomenal dabbing experience.
Science Fiction Cocktail Rig - The colorful, chalice-shaped Science Fiction Cocktail Rig is one of the coolest looking Dab Rigs you can find by far. It’s also primed for huge dab hits thanks to its tall structure and high-quality materials. If you want a powerful yet colorful Dab Rig, this device is sure to suit your needs.
A Dab Rig is a worthwhile investment for anyone who wants to get the most potent and flavorful hits out of their favorite Cannabis Concentrates. Picking the best Dab Rig is all about finding a high-quality device with all the features you need, and fortunately, there are plenty of different styles and types available. You can find Dab Rigs online along with plenty of other smoking and dabbing devices at Fat Buddha Glass.