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The cannabis world has progressed and developed a lot over the years. There are many new and unique methods of consuming cannabinoids. One method that has become very popular today is dabbing. This consumption method allows you to vaporize different types of cannabinoid concentrates with the help of a tool called a dab rig.
Although, dab rigs can easily be found in multiple retail and online stores. Some people cannot get a hold of this tool because of certain circumstances. So how can they dab if they don’t have a dab rig? You make your dab rig at home, of course! Luckily, our blog has the information you need to create your DIY dab rig at home. Let’s get started right away!
To help you understand more clearly, dab rigs are dabbing tools used to vaporize cannabinoid concentrates. They work similarly to bongs and use water to filter the vapors of the cannabinoid extract. A dab rig comprises a glass, titanium nail, ceramic, quartz, banger, and a platform to place cannabinoid concentrate.
You first heat the nail using a butane torch before using a long and slender tool called a dabber to place your cannabinoid concentrate on the nail. After that, the vapors of the concentrate are filtered with the water, and then they’re inhaled through the mouthpiece attached to the dab rig.
A dab rig is an integral part of your dabbing experience. You can gain several benefits from using a dab rig. Some of them include the following:
A dab rig helps to cool and filter the vapors of your cannabinoid concentrate, allowing you to take smooth and clean hits that don’t cause discomfort in your throat or chest. You can also exhale immediately after a hit and not worry about holding it in like you do when using a blunt or a joint.
When dabbing with a dab rig, you don’t have to wait long for the effects to kick in. Instead, the effects kick in within a few minutes after taking a hit or two, depending on the cannabinoid concentrate you’re using. This is because when you inhale the vapors of the concentrate, the cannabinoid enters your bloodstream immediately and activates its effects.
You might be wondering what material you have available in your home that can be used to make a dab rig. Thankfully, we have prepared a straightforward design for your DIY dab rig, and the materials can be easily found in your home. Here’s what you need:
Now the fun part beings, which is making your dab rig. The first step involves you drilling two holes directly across each other onto the top part of your mason jar’s lid. Once that is done, you wrap your aluminum foil thoroughly around your pen and then stick it in through one of the holes on the lid of the jar. This will be the downstem part of your dab rig.
The next step is to place your titanium nail into the aluminum foil-wrapped downstem. You can also wrap the part of the nail that touches the lid with aluminum foil. After that, you can place a bendable straw into the other lid hole and wrap it with aluminum foil so that it is air-tight, and now you have your very own DIY dab rig ready to use. Now all you have to do in the final step is fill your jar with water and your preferred cannabinoid concentrate, heat it, and start taking your hits.
Dab rigs can cost anywhere from around $60-$200 depending on the brand or store you purchase them from, as well as the quality of the dab rigs.
It takes about 5-10 minutes to feel a dab's effects. However, it depends on the type of cannabinoid concentrate you’re using and the amount of concentrate you’re dabbing.
If you’re a beginner, then it’s been recommended that you start with a small dosage of your preferred cannabinoid concentrate and then slowly increase your dosage over time. This is because the effects that a dab creates are very strong, and they kick in very quickly. So if you start with a very high dosage, you can easily overwhelm yourself.
To ensure that your dabs stay fresh, you must store them in a dark and cool place, so they’re not exposed to heat and light. You should also store them inside air-tight jars or zip-lock bags that prevent germs and bacteria from crawling into the products; this can also help you to maintain the shelf life of your dabs.
To find the right dab rig or any other smoking device, you must ensure you are only buying from reputable brands or brands that have mastered the art of vaping.
Dab rigs play a vital role when it comes to dabbing. Without a dab rig, your dabbing process is incomplete, and you won’t be able to get smooth or clean hits when using other tools while dabbing. That’s why you need to own a dab rig, and if you don’t have one or cannot get a hold of one, you can easily make one with the materials available in your home.