dab rig
September192019
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Buying a dab rig is fun and exciting. But once you have it in your possession, you must know how it works. First you have to set a number of things and once that is done the actual dabbing can begin. Many first timers find dabbing a bit frightening in the beginning. Therefore, read on quickly and learn everything about how to use a dab rig.

What is a dab rig?

What exactly is a dab rig? A dab rig is the same as an oil rig. It looks like a water pipe, but a dab rig is specially made for the use of oil. Read on and discover how a dab rig works.

Using a dab rig

using a dab rig

Let’s kick off by telling that dabbing is serious business. Of course it is intended that you enjoy it without worry, but you have to realize that dabs are very intense. The wax you use is a highly concentrated substance. So enjoy, but do it in moderation! In addition, it is always good to take other people around you into account. Not everyone is a fan of the use of cannabis, and that is just fine. Feel free to smoke, vape, or dab, but don’t bother others too much.

Different types of dab rigs

Dab rigs come in all shapes and sizes. So before you buy and use one, it’s good to know what elements a dab rig consists of. A traditional, complete dab device made of glass consists of a pipe, dome, nail and a carbohydrate cap. Every part has an important function.

Before you start dabbing

Cannabis concentrates have different strengths. Some of them have a very high concentration of THC. So you must always know in advance how strong an extract is before you actually start dabbing. Take it easy if you have no experience yet, then you are sure that you will not get any unpleasant surprises. Once you know what the effect does to you, you can take a higher dose. Dabbing is a very intense experience that you have to build up slowly in terms of strength. A practical tip: sit down when you dab. The THC can hit you in such a way that it makes you dizzy. So sitting down as you dab is a safer option.

Be careful with a dab rig / oil rig

Watch out that you don’t burn your fingers on some elements of an oil rig. The nail and domes get very hot. If you clean the dab rig (which is a good idea to do regularly!) then first allow the device to cool completely. Otherwise you have blisters on your fingers.

As indicated, it is important to thoroughly clean your dab, and especially the nail. Use a torch and melt any residual wax so that you can clean it. Alcohol has a disinfecting effect and is an effective means to clean the rest of the dab rig. Keep it nice and clean!

It is not very easy to make a cannabis concentrate yourself, but it can be done. We are not going to discuss in this article how to make a cannabis concentrate like wax, shatter or BHO. We will do this another time. Meanwhile you can already grow the perfect buds for it. Many concentrates are produced with the powerful and legendary weed strain O.G. Kush XTRM Feminized. So get those seeds and grow your own awesome plant. That is the first step if you decide to produce your own homemade cannabis concentrate which you eventually can smoke out of your dab rig. 

In another article we will do a follow-up with a step-by-step dab plan. So check back regularly! 

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