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Choosing Your Dabbing Rig: What to Look For

The world of cannabis has been turned on its ear, thanks to the introduction and rising popularity of dabs. These potent concentrates have quickly become one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis. If you are an avid smoker and are interested in dabbing, it is important to know how to choose a dabbing rig. They’re different from conventional pipes that you’re likely used to and feature a higher learning curve. But in the end, the payoff is worth it.

How to Choose a Dabbing Rig

How to Choose a Dabbing Rig

First, why choose dabbing? Good question!

Not only will you get an incredibly high (more so than the first time you smoked marijuana), but dabbing also has a very clean taste. In addition, you can feel a dab’s effects almost immediately.

When you are ready to start looking for a dabbing rig, you may have a hard time weeding (no pun intended) out the imperfect options. That’s where we come in. We’re here to help you determine the best rig for your needs so that you can look forward to an enjoyable dabbing experience.

The following are key elements of the rig that you want to be mindful of when exploring your options.


It may be tempting to buy a bigger dabbing rig, but bigger is not always better. A smaller variety can often provide a better taste and helps to keep the dab vapor as strong as possible. The larger the volume of the rig, the more air combines with dab vapor, and the less intense your hit. A smaller piece of glass ensures that the aroma and taste of your dab are as powerful as possible.


The torch can sometimes be the most challenging aspect of dabbing. Heating the concentrate to its vapor point is an integral part of the entire application process. If you want to ensure the best results with the easiest function, butane torches are your best bet.

If you’re a beginner who is just learning the ropes of dabbing, go with a torch that has a smaller, more manageable flame. Look for “kitchen torches” or “creme brulee” torches online and you’ll find some good options.


And last but not least is the nail. Without it, you can’t enjoy dabs. This is the portion of your dab that fits into the glass and vaporizes the concentrate. There are four main choices of materials for nails:

  • Titanium
  • Ceramic
  • Quartz
  • Glass

Your goal here is to heat the nail using a torch. Go for a temperature somewhere between 550 and 650 degrees. This will vaporize THC, CBD, terpenes, and more without burning them.

The material you choose will not affect the taste, but it will affect the temperature and holding time. As such, you may need to experiment with different dabbing rigs before you find the one that suits you the best.

After You Buy a Dabbing Rig: Where to Find Concentrates

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Once you’ve assembled all the pieces of your dabbing rig, only one ingredient remains: some concentrate. And if you’re in Nevada, there’s one place to stop for premium concentrates. Check out our Henderson marijuana dispensary for an excellent selection and find your next favorite concentrate.