Cannabis concentrates such as wax, shatter, and hash oil has become quite popular. There are several methods or techniques of consuming these forms of cannabis. The most popular one is dabbing. This involved incinerating concentrates on a heated nail and then inhaling the vapor. Dab rigs are similar to bongs with the main difference being the heating element.
Dab rigs appear intimidating. However, if you want to experience concentrates’ full effects and flavor, they are the best to choose. It is possible to find cheap dab rigs that offer great functionality. When choosing a dab rig, there are some factors you need to consider. For instance, you need to check whether you have the right amount of money required. Other things to consider include accessories, material, and design.
Choosing a dab rig
Aesthetically, the dab rig you choose should be smooth to hit and pleasing. Remember that beauty is subjective. Glass is clear and focuses on the function rather than form. Nowadays, there are scientific dab rigs, which include different innovations that are meant to improve the hit. There is an argument that you should not sacrifice form for function. The rigs are focused on the function, which also features details such as worked sections, colored glass, and marbles.
This is the most important factor that will determine how your dab rig will function. Remember that nails are made of quartz, ceramics, or titanium. Titanium nails are regarded as most durable and standard for the solvent-based concentrates. However, ceramic and quartz are ideal for preserving the flavor of concentrates such as ice wax and cold-water hash.
Most nails are designed to be domeless, just bare ceramics or metal. The good thing about a domeless nail is that it is meant to work with a dome by offering a large cup with a hole at the center, which allows for suction. While dabbing, high heat is inevitable. At some point, you may burn yourself.
Ceramic and quartz nails are designed to be self-cleaning pieces. Thus, a large part of residue from previous dab will burn off when you heat it up with the torch. The nails also need a lot of attention. You need to heat them evenly and thorough for appropriate cleaning. Also, you need to ensure that they are stable. You should leave them to cool for about 20 seconds before taking another dab.
Every medium will cool and heat at a different rate. However, you should hold the hand away from the heat.