Dabbing is quickly becoming the new trend in recreational drug use. A relatively recent innovation, dabbing is smoking concentrated cannabis with a waxed form of marijuana called “dabs” or “shatter” that has been heated up to around 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
As opposed to smoking weed by rolling it with paper and tobacco, dabs are smoked with specialized equipment like a bong or dab rig. The best part about dabbing is you don’t need any extra chemicals to enjoy safe, potent hits. If you’re interested in trying out this new way of getting high, here are some tips on how to find the perfect dab rig for your needs.
What Is Dabbing?
Dabbing is smoking marijuana with a concentrated form of the drug. “Dabs” or “shatter” are made by first cutting the marijuana bud into small chunks, with only the bud stems, and then “dabbing” them in a double-walled vacuum-insulated device called a dab rig. The dab rig is an aluminum or stainless steel double-walled glass and silicone container with an attached diffuser.
The heat is then sent from the device to the dry cannabis, which heats it to about 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The goal of the dab is to heat the cannabis, without combustion, until the THC in the plant is vaporized and inhaled. The resultant vapor is not fully absorbed through the lungs. The vapor then travels up the airway to the brain where it meets receptors that are activated by the THC.
Different Ways To Dab
What is dabbing? This technique consists of taking one hit from a well-made Dab rig, and then instantly exhaling the smoke. This allows the inhaled smoke to cool down to the point that you are unable to inhale another hit for another 3 to 4 minutes.
A dab rig allows users to use a huge amount of cannabis for a very short period, which might sound like an incredible problem to have, but in truth, it has made dabbing a fairly popular method for getting high in recreational communities.
Of course, there are other ways to dab, but the most popular way to do it is through a heating element that heats up to around 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat allows users to smoke lots of cannabis without ever having to take another hit.
How to Find The Right Rig
Most dab rigs are designed to be easy to use, so it can be challenging to find the right one. It should also be high-quality enough to last for the entire session. At home, we recommend using a simple dab rig, which is a specialized rig that you can use over and over.
Other options are rigs designed for connoisseurs of vaporizing cannabis concentrates such as the Dab rig designed to vaporize shatter. Although these rigs usually offer more precision and versatility, they usually come with a high price tag.
Depending on your budget, you can expect to spend anywhere between $50 to $100. Dab rigs are made up of many parts, and each part plays a different role. The most basic part of the rig is the dab rig itself. For the average person, you can pick up a simple oil rig for around $20 or so.