What is a Dab Rig?
A Dab “Rig” is a purpose-built bong made for smoking oils, waxes and other concentrates. Dab Rigs are generally made out of glass.
There is the main part of the rig that resembles a traditional bong, and a nail, sometimes called a skillet, that is made of titanium, glass, or quartz to hold the heated dab concentrate.
The nail must be made of a substance that can withstand the high temperatures required to vaporize the concentrate.
The concentrate is placed on the dab nail using a dabber.
The dab concentrate on the dab rig nail is then heated using a butane torch and the user inhales the vapour created through the dab rig’s mouthpiece.
The dab rig is designed to heat the oils, waxes or concentrates to an exceedingly high temperature of 600 to 700 degrees Fahrenheit (316 to 371 Celsius) so that it does not combust but rather vaporize.
What is Dabbing?
Dabbing is a method of pressing a piece of legal essential oil, extract, or concentrate against a heated surface and then inhaling the vapour.
Dabbing is seen as being a healthier alternative to smoking as it is essentially, vaporizing.
Vaporizing is seen as being a healthier way to consume herbs and essential oils than smoking, as it doesn’t carry the risks associated with the combustion of materials, such as the inhalation of carbon monoxide, tar, and other harmful substances. Although, inhaling anything other than air into your lungs can possess some risks and that is no exception when it comes to dabbing.
It is generally considered that dabbing is safer at lower temperatures, where the oils are vaporized, rather than at high temperatures where the oils are combusted.
This is why more and more people have started to use E-nails so that they can accurately control the temperature of the oil they are inhaling.