This glass apparatus specializes in vaporizing concentrates. The vapor comes from heating an element of the rig to a white hot temperature, whether it’s a metal nail or a piece of glass, and putting a drop of concentrate on another part of the rig and at the right time touching the two together. The dab rig not only lets you vaporize the concentrate, it helps to capture and cool that vapor. The hit you get from a dab rig is the strongest high you can achieve by vaporizing cannabis and is primarily used by experienced cannabis users with a very high tolerance or medical patients who need high doses of cannabinoids to treat their ailments.
Not until recently did dab rigs become the default method for consuming concentrates. Traditionally concentrates were highly illegal, due to their high levels of THC, and carried higher penalties for possession, production and distribution. This meant that not only was concentrate production done by private individuals, their methods of consumption were unorthodox. Hot knifing, was a method of heating the blade of one knife and placing concentrate on another cooler knife and at the right time the two knives would be brought together to heat the concentrate and the resulting smoke was inhaled.
Now that concentrates are widely available to consumers, the production of dab rigs has increased exponentially. Ask an experienced bud tender or your local head shop if a dab rig is right for you and they will provide a custom dab rig that suits your needs.