• Why Do You Cap a Dab?

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    Why Do You Cap a Dab?
    Back in the day, before there were e-nails and before the increasing availability of quartz bangers, dab rigs would come with domes. These little globes would be placed around a heated dab nail to contain the vapor coming out of the rig and keep it from escaping. They worked fine, but dabbers were eager for a new experience and the market found itself suddenly...
  • How Directional Carb Caps Work

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    How Directional Carb Caps Work
    Carb caps, now a staple of any dab rig setup, come in a surprising variety of materials and designs (including the increasingly popular bubble style carb cap). Overall they are lauded for their ability to enhance the quality of dabs, especially low-temperature ones, by restricting airflow into the rig while keeping the heated nail at the right temperature for dabbing. Limiting air’s entry into...
  • What's a Carb Cap Used For?

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    What's a Carb Cap Used For?
    It’s easy to see carb caps as a simple add-on for a rig, just another piece to have on hand for a different dabbing experience. After all, what’s the difference between dabbing domeless and using a carb cap but just an extra piece of glass to maneuver around? It turns out, when it comes down to the realities of dabbing (especially at low temperatures),...
  • How to Clean Your Dab Rig After Each Use

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    How to Clean Your Dab Rig After Each Use
    While every dab rig, bong, pipe, and even grinder can use a full and regular cleaning, there are also ways to keep pieces looking and functioning like new in between uses. This is especially important when it comes to dab rigs, which can accumulate gunk quicker than you’d think. It’s important to know not only how to do a deep cleanse of your dab...
  • How to Clean Your Quartz Banger Nail

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    How to Clean Your Quartz Banger Nail
    When it comes down to it, dabbing is messy. Whether you’re going with a regular banger nail or a thermal one, concentrates can build up and make even the once-brightest piece turn a grungy brown. It’s not a good look. But no fear, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to cleaning the undisputed crème de la crème of nails: quartz bangers. Store-Bought...
  • How to Keep Your Dab Rig Clean

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    How to Keep Your Dab Rig Clean
    Keeping your dab rig at its cleanest might not always be easy or convenient, but it is simple. With a few techniques under your belt, some regularity to your process and a trusty stash of pipe and nail cleaning supplies, you should be able to keep your rig looking sparkling new. Use Fresh Water The first step is easy and right in front of...
  • Why You Should Use a 4-Piece Grinder

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    Why You Should Use a 4-Piece Grinder
    What to Look for in a Grinder When it comes to the elements that make for a great grinder, there are a number of variables to consider. What are the size of the teeth and what configuration are they in? Is the grinder powered manually or by electricity? How durable is the material it’s made of? Does it have extra features like a handle...
  • What is a Banger Nail?

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    What is a Banger Nail?
    Nails are a crucial component of any dab rig. They’re the heated element of the whole contraption, the conduit through which action happens. Without them, the whole setup is just a regular old bong-in-waiting. What is a Dab Nail? In less dramatic and more practical terms, a dab nail is the part of the rig that is inserted into the water pipe and gets...
  • How Long Do You Heat Up a Banger Nail?

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    How Long Do You Heat Up a Banger Nail?
    There are all sorts of different types of dab nails around, but the steadfast frontrunner has always been the bucket-shaped banger nail. Using a banger can seem confusing at first, but getting it right just takes a little practice and some patience. The first step is, of course, to figure out just how long the banger nail needs to be heated for. Check out...
  • How Long Do You Heat a Ceramic Nail?

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    How Long Do You Heat a Ceramic Nail?
    Ceramic nails are a common choice for dabbers since their price point is accessible and they tend to retain heat rather well. They’re preferred over titanium and quartz nails because they don’t need “seasoning” and are ready to use at their full capacity right out of the package. They tend to diffuse heat better than titanium, glass, or quartz nails and unlike titanium nails,...