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Electric Dab Rigs

WHAT IS AN ELECTRIC DAB RIG (E-RIG)?

Electric dab rigs also known as e-rigs are generally comprised of electrical heaters and glass bubblers used to vaporize concentrates such as wax or shatter. However, despite seeming like it should be considered a concentrate, THC oil is too thin. For this, Oil Vapes are used instead. The word ‘dab’ is usually used to mean concentrates hence this device is sometimes referred to as a dab rig. It’s because of this that using an e-rig to vaporize concentrates, is conversationally called ‘dabbing’. Keep in mind that this is one of the most intense ways to enjoy vaping as e-rigs will produce powerful rips and massive clouds.

HOW DO YOU USE A DAB E-RIG?

Due to E-Rigs being one of the newest techs for vaping cannabis, the learning curve can be steeper and seem intimidating. First, you will be adding water to the e-rig’s glass bubbler. With that done, you can use your dabbing tool (long metal spoke with a tiny spoon on the end) to scoop up your chosen concentrate and place it on either a ‘nail’ (made of glass) or a domeless nail (also known as a bowl or cup). If it’s that domeless nail, you might now be also using a carb cap to cover it. This regulates the airflow and lets you control how much or little of the vapour you’re getting. Turn on the heating element, wait for those clouds to be produced and inhale.

IS AN ELECTRIC DAB RIG PORTABLE?

In a technical sense, yes, an E-Rig is portable as it does not need to be connected to an outlet. But realistically, this isn’t a device that is effortless to use or to carry around. Imagine that it is like carrying around a large bong. It’s do-able but you’re always at risk for glass damage. Having said that, some companies have scaled down E-Rigs like the G Pen Connect.

HOW DO I CLEAN AN E-RIG?

An E-Rig will come with an instructions manual and this is always a good place to start when looking to clean. It’s also a good idea to have some cleaning products beforehand so you’re always ready for a good clean-up. Now, this next part might sound annoying but you should be tidying up your E-Rig after each session. Start by taking apart any glass parts (such as the banger) and emptying the water. You can use isopropyl alcohol and salt for rinsing all these glass parts and cleaning sticks to get into any tight areas. With E-Rigs, like the infamous Dr.Dabber Switch, there is also a high-energy heat cycle function that allows you to burn off any residue in the cup. 

CAN I STILL DAB WITHOUT A RIG?

As mentioned, dabbing just means you’re choosing to vape some sweet, sweet concentrate. You don’t need a whole e-rig setup for this. If you’re interested in something that’s less stressful and a device that you could bring along on an outing, check out our Wax Pens.

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