How to Use an Electric Dab Rig

How to Use an Electric Dab Rig

July 28, 2022 Written by Carlyn Atkinson

Long-term dabbers are beginning to change the way they dab. Up until very recently, butane torches and dab nails were the primary devices used by most dab lovers. But today, a new and ultra-portable device is making a massive impact in the cannabis industry and changing how people enjoy their weed.

E-rigs are quickly becoming the preferred way to dab for many savvy dabbers. These portable devices are the latest examples of how technology changes every aspect of our lives, even how we enjoy our cannabis. The quality and functionality of e-rigs have greatly enhanced the dabbing process. 

Let's take a look at e-rigs, and how to use them!

 

What Is Dabbing?

First, a quick refresher on what dabbing is. Dab and dabbing have different but closely related meanings. A dab is typically a cannabis concentrate like wax, shatter, budder, crumble, or sauce. Dab could also be used to describe an actual dose of cannabis concentrate. Dabbing refers to the process of consuming a dab by vaporizing it and inhaling the vapor.

It’s easy to get dabbing confused with vaping. While they're similar and are both ways to ingest cannabis extracts via vapor, they have their differences. Dabbing uses a dab rig to vaporize concentrates. Vaping is typically the practice of using a vaporizer with specifically-produced THC carts, your own dried flower, or even homemade vape juice.

 

Types Of Dab Rigs

Portable Dab Rigs (E-Rigs)

An electric dab rig is a convenient way to enjoy a dab. We think e-rigs are much easier to use than traditional dab rigs.

E-rigs are an all-in-one solution for dabbing. Electronic dab rigs eliminate the need for a dab torch and an e-nail since the THC is vaporized with battery power. These rigs take up less space than an original dab rig, making them much more portable. So instead of lugging around everything you need for your traditional kit, you can carry around an e-rig that makes dabbing an easier, more enjoyable experience.

 

PROS

  • Since you don’t have to use a blowtorch, e-rigs are inherently safer.

  • People use concentrates because of the taste and quality of the hit. To do this effectively, you need to control the temperature, which is easy with an e-rig.

  • E-rigs are designed to make life easier and more portable. They‘ve accomplished this while making the pieces look pretty sharp too.

CONS

  • There is a price tag that comes along with a sleek portable piece of equipment, and some people don’t like the price associated with e-rigs.

  • Some e-rigs will allow you to enjoy herbs and concentrates, but others only use concentrates, so they aren’t extremely versatile.

  • E-rigs rely on electricity/battery power, so you have to keep them charged. Not a big deal, but if you don’t have your charger, you may find yourself stranded.

 

Traditional Dab Rigs

A traditional dab rig has the chamber of a glass pipe connected to a nail or banger in place of a traditional bowl typically found on a bong. If you’ve never dabbed before, the technique, upfront cost, and dab accessories required might be pretty overwhelming. But many weed enthusiasts grow to appreciate the solid and streamlined effects and heavy terpene flavors and concentrates dab rigs provide. 

Traditional dab pipes typically include a glass piece, a nail, a dabber, a torch, and a carb cap. Carb caps are popular accessories because they let you dab at lower temperatures and they hold the vapor in the nail for a longer time.

 

PROS

  • Dabbing is one of the cleanest ways to ingest weed. You get your THC or CBD without all the extra plant matter. 

  • Dab rigs get you straight to the point much faster, and a tiny dab is usually enough. 

CONS

  • Dabs can be very potent, so you need to be careful with how much product you take in until you’re comfortable with the process.

  • Dab rigs should always be high quality, and you shouldn’t try to skimp on one. Always be careful when buying your dab rig and get the best you can.

 

How Do You Use An E-Rig?

Instead of whipping out a butane hand torch, your electric dab rig allows you to heat your nail using electricity. These e-nails eliminate the need to use a potentially dangerous flame, and they make for a much more portable and discreet dabs.

E-rigs also have customizable temperature settings so you can fully extract key constituents like terpenes from your dabs. Being able to select specific temperatures is a major selling point of an e-rig. You can dab at lower temperatures to release certain terpenes, and with higher temperatures, you can release cannabinoids. Precision heating makes you less likely to scorch your dab, destroy its cannabinoids, and kill your vibe.

To use your e-rig, set your temperature according to what you’re going for. If you want a low-temperature dab, set the temperature to around 800°F and lower the heat level to 350°F-400°F. For a medium temperature dab, heat your nail to 450°F-600°F. High-temperature dabs require a temperature of 600°F-850°F. Sometimes the temps can go all the way to 900°F.

 

 

What Are The Benefits Of Using An Electronic Dab Rig For Cannabis?

The main selling point of using an e-rig to enjoy your cannabis is that they’re much smaller than standard dabbing rigs. A traditional dabbing rig looks like a setup you'd see in a science lab but much bigger, about the size of a pitcher. Compared to an e-rig, traditional rigs are enormous, making them impossible to carry around and use on the go.

Electric dab rig kits are much smaller and highly portable. You can carry it comfortably in your backpack, or some even in your pocket. You can also use your electric dab rig discreetly so you don‘t draw any unwanted attention. You just can‘t achieve this with traditional dab rigs, no matter how much you’d like to. 

Old school dabbing rigs also require general knowledge of the device and cannabis paraphernalia. To use the rig, you give it water, heat it up, put in your concentrates, and wait for the right timing. There's always the possibility of under or overheating and ruining the entire experience. Sometimes it can be challenging to determine if the device has enough heat to continue your dabbing session.

You still need a little prior knowledge with electric dab rig kits, but they have a built-in system that monitors the temperature to avoid issues like overheating. An e-rig will save you from the hassle of monitoring the temperature yourself. That's why electric dab rigs are more beginner-friendly than traditional dabbing rigs. 

 

Where To Buy Your Electric Dab Device 

When shopping for an e-rig, always shop for quality. Daily High Club has some fantastic electric dab rigs to choose from for a smooth and thrilling dabbing experience. Our top-quality rigs are incredibly versatile and won’t break the bank.

Even the budget-minded dab lover can find what they need in Daily High Club’s electronic dab device collection.

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