Dabbing is an increasingly common form of concentrate and wax consumption. If you’re new to dabbing, the uncommon terminology and method can be overwhelming. At Bud’s Glass Joint, we’re committed to providing quality information, dab rigs, and concentrates – everything you need to step up your dab game!
What is Dabbing?
Dabbing is the act of applying heat to concentrates in order to create a vapor you then inhale. As concentrates are much more potent when compared to flower (roughly 60-85 percent of the good stuff, while flower typically maxes out around 25 percent), the effects of dabbing are usually more intense than smoking flower.
Further, dabbing uses convective heat as opposed to conductive heat, meaning the torch warms the concentrate indirectly. Because of this, dabbing is generally considered safer than alternative methods, such as inhaling the smoke from directly burnt flower.
What is a Dab Rig?
If dabbing is the method, then the dab rig is the tool. Not dissimilar to a water pipe or bong, a solid dab rig is built of glass and includes three major components:
- The nail. Usually made of glass, quartz, or titanium, this is heated before placing concentrate on it.
- A 90 or 45-degree joint, depending on the angle of the downstem. This is between the nail and the body and prevents the vapor from losing any flavor.
- The Recycler. While not necessarily a requirement on every dab rig, this feature uses water to help filter and cool the vapor.
Where Can You Buy a Dab Rig?
Whether you’re looking to purchase your first dab rig, or you’re a connoisseur adding to the collection, Bud’s Glass Joint is the place to find your next new toy. At Bud’s, we only use glass products blown by local Arizona artisans, ensuring our dab rigs are both high quality and uniquely designed for our customer and clientele. Choose between small and subtle glass fixtures that blend well beside a plant vase and funky, chunky, retro-style dab rigs that could double as an art piece.
We encourage you to check out some of our favorite local glass artists on Instagram for an idea of our selection: