Dab Rig Selection Tips

Buying your first dab rig can either be an exhilarating experience or a loathsome one depending on if you know how to select the right dab rig for yourself. Below are handy tips that can help you to select the best dab rig for you:

Dab Rigs

The best things often come in small packages

If you want a better overall flavor, then you should get a smaller mouthpiece, according to dab pundits. Studies show that the smaller the mouthpiece, the more potent the hit. Unlike smoke which is produced when weed is smoked in a bong, the cannabis oil vapor released in a dab usually begins to dissipate immediately after release; therefore, if you want a potent vapor by the time you inhale it, opt for a large dab rig.

A wet rig

Some manufacturers design their dab rigs to be used dry. However, seasoned users of dab rigs usually prefer wet rigs. A wet rig, like a bong, holds water in the bottom of it. The water is very crucial as it pulls the heated vapors through before they reach your mouth. Note that you need to heat the cannabis oil to very high and steady heat; therefore, it is wise to let the vapor cool off a bit before ingesting the concentrate.

While you look for a dab that uses water to cool off vapors before you ingest them, try to select a pipe that doesn’t feature too much filtration or percolation. A pipe with 2 to 4 holes in the percolator is ideal. Less percolation means there won’t be too much disturbance in the water which may cause the dab vapors to dissipate faster.

Glass Dab Rig

To ensure long life, try to buy the highest quality glass dab rig within your budget range. It is noteworthy that dab rigs are usually in two categories: those that are aesthetically designed and those that are constructed for maximum quality. The irony is that most people end up spending lots of money on the aesthetically designed dab rigs more than the dab rigs constructed for maximum quality. The reason for this is that the glass blower takes precious time and rare skill to design a dab rig featuring beautiful and colorful patterns. While most folks are usually carried away with dab rigs that emphasize form over function, truth is that the no-frills options are the ones that give maximum flavor and potency.

Thankfully, you can have a bit of both worlds. Nowadays there are dabs that are of high quality which still feature some artistry on them. And they are usually made of glass. Look for a glass dab rig, but, inspect it first to ascertain it doesn’t have any nicks and cracks.

Domed Dab Rigs

When shopping for a dab, you’ll learn that some have nails with domes while some don’t. Domed nails are a lot safer. Also, they help to retain vapor so a person can inhale a lot of it as is practically possible. Besides, the glass dome appears pretty and covers the nail well. Therefore, it is wise to opt for a dab featuring a domed nail.


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