Nectar collectors and dab straws are the best way to enjoy your concentrate when you don’t have much space to use. The convenience that nectar collectors and dab straws bring to the modern smoker, is almost incomparable. These beautiful inventions are sure to put a smile on your face. After a lot of coughing of course. They are easy to clean if you keep up with it. So you know exactly what you are getting yourself into before you make the transition to the dab straw, or the nectar collector life, we are here to teach you about all of the essentials. By the end of this, we hope to make you a much more educated concentrate lover.
What is a Nectar Collector and what are dab straws?
Nectar Collectors and dab straws are essentially the same things. They are a condensed handheld way of partaking in your concentrates. To use your concentrates you have a lot of options, you could use a vape pen, a dab rig, or any other form you choose. The convenience that comes with nectar collectors, and dab straws, is their size. Nectar collectors can be made of a plethora of materials. High-quality borosilicate/quartz glass. Metal. Silicone. Whatever the material the shape is generally the same across the board. They come in a straw-like contraption that has a mouthpiece at one end. On the other end is the part that you apply heat to. Unless this part is made of quartz glass, it typically is made from metal that holds up well in high heat, as well as holds the heat well. You want this feature in a dab straw or nectar collector tip because this is what is going to get you the most efficient rips. So our three favorite things about nectar collectors and dab straws are…
Small Convenient Size, Perfect for Dabbing
Easily Cleaned. (Just Keep Up On It)
Perfect for Travel
Like we said before, their small convenient size really is our favorite thing about them. It is exactly the reason that they are easily cleaned. And why they are perfect for travel. So if you are looking for a fun adventurous way to portably make the best of your concentrates, these amazing dab straws and nectar collectors are for you! However, we do advise that if you are a beginner in the world of concentrates, that you find a mentor to help you through the process. Because these concentrate partaking options are not as stable as a dab rig, they can be more dangerous. You always want to stay aware of where the heat is! But if you are a concentrate veteran, then you will feel right at home with the nectar collector and dab straws. If you don’t know about them already!
Are nectar collectors different than dab rigs?
There are a few key differences between nectar collectors and dab rigs. The size. The stability. And the portability. Dab rigs vary in size quite a bit. You can get a massive eighteen-inch dab rig if you really wanted to. Though typically dab rigs run anywhere between five to nine inches tall. On the other hand, nectar collectors and dab straws are a lot smaller. They do not stand up by themselves, so you can’t even have a fair comparison that way. From the top of the dab tool, to the mouthpiece they can range anywhere from three inches to 7 inches long. That is not a lot of space between you and those sweet sweet concentrates. It is up to you to decide whether you like that or not.
The stability is an obvious differentiation factor between dab rigs and dab straws. Dab rigs typically have a stable base that prevents them from shaking around while heating, or while you are consuming the concentrate. This is a good safety measure that definitely makes a difference when it comes to dealing with high levels of heat. Nectar collectors and dab straws, are free holding items. Meaning they do not stand upright on their own. You need to hold them in your hand while you use them. This introduces the opportunity for mistakes, so we advice extreme caution when using one. In fact, we will say that while you are in your sessions, no matter how fun they are, you need to be one-hundred percent sure of where the heat source is coming from at all times. This will keep you from getting hurt! Making your sessions a whole lot better. All of this is not to discourage you from using a nectar collector or a dab straw. Actually, we mean quite the opposite. We think you should try them, just proceed with caution! The last major factor that is different between nectar collectors/dab straws and dab rigs is portability.
With great power comes great responsibility. The power that comes with the nectar collectors and dab straws is the power of portability. With this newfound portability, you need to be constantly aware of your surroundings so you can make the best decision at a moment’s notice. With a dab rig, you are not able to just pack up your whole collection and head over to a friend’s house whenever you want, at least not easily. With these cool nectar collectors, you will be able to do just that!
Where do you get the best nectar collectors and dab straws?
You can find the best nectar collector collection, as well as the best dab straws, right here at our online headshop. Fat Buddha Glass is dedicated to bringing you the best options possible. We have put in the groundwork of finding the best options on the market, so we can bring them to you. Whenever you make a purchasing decision here at Fat Buddha, you can take comfort in knowing it is going to be the best of the best.
Nectar Collector and Dab Straw FAQs
Hopefully, above we answered most of your questions about what exactly is a nectar collector/dab straw. In case we didn’t we are going to list a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding nectar collectors. If at the end of this, you still have questions about anything regarding nectar collectors or dab straws feel free to reach out to us. We are happy to help you answer any questions you may have.
What is better a nectar collector or a dab rig?
What is the best option for your concentrate use completely depends on your session habits. If you are someone who is a home body, who enjoys having a stationary set up that you can rely on. Maybe dab rigs are more for you. If you are someone who wants to be able to partake in your concentrate anywhere in your home, or someone who just wants a little more portability with their dab rig than nectar collectors and dab straws are the answer you have been waiting for! But again, the choice is yours. We love dab rigs and nectar collectors equally, so for us it never has really been a question of one or the other. More a question of what style do I want of both of them.
Do nectar collectors hurt?
With concentrates, the ideal rip requires the perfect temperature, the perfect amount of water, and the perfect sized piece. Typically to get the most flavorful and potent rips from your concentrate, you want your pieces to be on the smaller end of things. This allows you to really bring out every hidden note within the flavor of your concentrate. That being said, having a smaller piece does mean that the smoke has less time to cool off. This can make for a very harsh rip. Dabs in general hurt to take a lot more than flower. To prevent this, or at least mediate it a little bit, pay attention to the temperature of whatever nail you are using. Nectar collectors and dab straws typically hurt a little more than dab rigs because of their lack of water. Dab rigs have water to help diffuse your rips ever so slightly. Nectar collectors and dab straws do not feature water, typically. There are a few exceptions, but for the most part that remains to be true. This lack of water also can result in a harsher rip.
Why get a nectar collector?
You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. We will stand by that till the very end. But a few reasons you might want to consider adding a cool nectar collector or dab straw to your collection of magical items include, but are not limited to…
Different Experience Than Dab Rig
Maximum Concentrate Flavor
At the end of the day whether you make the change and try a nectar collector/dab straw or not is completely up to you. We think that the convenience that they bring to your concentrate collection is far and above what it would take to make it worth it! If you are a concentrate lover, or someone who loves excitement, adventure, and new things. These nectar collectors and dab straws are just the pieces for you! If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact us. We love to hear from you, and it is our goal to help you find the perfect piece for you.