Dab Pipes

Dab pipes are one of many ways to inhale essential oils, extracts, and concentrate smoke, and are currently one of the newest trends in the smoking industry. Dabbing pipes are a specially designed pipe with a heated surface so that the piece of extract is melted, and then inhaled, and it offers a much softer smoking experience than most other smoking methods as they are much better controlled and much more predictable, as the extract is size cut.

Dab Pipes

What Is Dabbing, And How Does It Work?

Dabbing is done with a specially designed rig and pipe design with a hot nail or skillet. This skillet is heated to a high heat with a blowtorch or lighter, and then the extract is pushed against the surface, causing it to burn and emit a smoke that is then inhaled.

The vapour is much cleaner, as the high heat of the burn stops the product from combusting, making a much richer vapour for inhalation.

The History Of Dabbing

A lot of herb extracts and oils have been around, and being smoked, since the 60’s, but dabbing didn’t really make a huge appearance until 2010. This is partially due to the legalisation of some drugs across the US, but also because people had started to become much more conscious of what they were taking into their body after the various smoking bans.

In 2012 the market really boomed, and there was a flood of dabbing pipes and dabbing accessories that have become immensely popular with smokers across the world.

What Makes A Dabbing Pipe

Most dab rigs have only three main elements, a glass body, a nail and a lighter, with the lighter being a separate investment. The nail is usually made from a strong ceramic or titanium, and is heated to a high temperature in order to burn the herb as successfully as possible for a clean and pure vapour.

The Pros Of A Dab Pipe

Dabbing is generally a lot safer than simply smoking your extracts, as the vapour is a lot cleaner and free of harmful chemicals, and a shop bought pipe is specially deigned for safe and efficient use.

Dabbing pipes are incredibly convenient. Whilst it is possible to make your own pipe, it is much more advisable to buy one, as it is a lot safer, and you can choose from a huge range of designs and sizes.

There really aren’t that many cons to a dabbing pipe, except ones that are much cheaper and generally poorly designed, so make sure that if you are going to invest in a pipe, that it is good quality. This will last you a lot longer and make your smoking much more efficient.

Keeping Safe

If you’re going to dab, then you should dab properly, and take proper care of your equipment. Make sure that you clean your pipe regularly and thoroughly, as the residue can build up and overheat, or even catch fire.

As well as taking care of your equipment, you should also be careful to make sure that the herb or essence you are burning is free of solvents and other additives that can seriously harm you or damage your health.

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Large Dab Rigs

Are you looking for the best alternative way you can enjoy the medicinal benefits of various herbs without the dangers of smoking? Vaping is a popular alternative, but dabbing is quickly gaining popularity. Dabbing lets you enjoy inhaling the vapor that is produced in the dab rigs by heating up herb concentrates. However, if you are a beginner, it is important to note that the level of satisfaction will largely depend on the dab rig you buy. Therefore, you should first familiarize yourself with the options available in the market before you can make your final decision especially if you are on a tight budget that does not give you much room for trials and errors.

You also need to note that your first dabbing experience will largely determine whether you will continue to enjoy dabbing and hence, the need to ensure that your dabbing experience gets off to the best possible start. The sheer variety of available dab rigs can be a little intimidating for beginners, but you should start by familiarizing yourself with the common dab rigs designs as well as how they work. The style of the dab rig will determine the exact way that you will dab, but in a basic form, you need to apply a small concentrate onto the nail to enjoy dabbing. You must first heat up the nail before you can apply the concentrate.

What should you consider when choosing dab rigs

The basic components: The standard dab rigs come with a glass piece, the nail and a torch lighter. When choosing the ideal dab rig, you should ensure that the glass piece is sturdy enough to withstand various elements such as drops as well as easy to control. The smaller glass pieces offer more concentrated hit while the larger pieces lets you use automated tools. For beginners, choosing large dab rigs may offer better dabbing experience than smaller rigs that offer more concentrated vapor that is hard for most beginners. The nail is the piece that fits into the glass piece and is heated up to vaporize the dab rig concentrate. The ideal nail piece should be able to withstand the heating. When choosing the perfect large dab rigs, you should ensure the glass pieces are easy to clean and torches are simple to refill.

Nail Styles: The best nail piece should be able to heat up quickly and retain heat for a longer period. The popular options include glass rigs, ceramic rigs, quartz rigs and titanium rigs. Large dab rigs with a glass nail are stylish, but glass nails are not good at retaining heat and do not last long and thus, must be replaced frequently. The ceramic nails hold on to heat longer, but are not long lasting. Quartz on the other hand is long lasting, but cools very quickly and thus, do not create a lot of vapor. Titanium is the popular choice because it is long lasting and retains heat very well.

Torch: The torch ( http://www.dabrig.org/accessories/torch/ )is useful in heating up the nail. The common options use butane and propane as fuel. Propane is not highly recommended as it gets very hot very quickly and thus, not the best thing to keep around your house. If you are not comfortable with a torch, you can choose one of the ideal large dab rigs that lets you use an E-nail.

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