If you fail to clean your rig regularly, it will become clogged and impossible to use. If you fancy being economical, it is possible to collect and reuse the reburn. There are special attachments designed for this purpose and you normally place it between the downstem and nail. When you scrape the rig, place the reclaim in a container and use it again.
Cleaning your rig normally involves using pipe cleaners, rubbing alcohol, paper towels and a bowl. A quick tip from experienced dabbers is to add some salt to the alcohol to enhance its cleaning power. Pour the alcohol into the rig and allow it to soak for at least an hour. The longer you leave it in, the looser the reburn becomes. Eventually, you’ll notice that the alcohol’s color becomes darker. If your rig is extremely dirty, a second helping of alcohol may be required. Use the pipe cleaner and more alcohol and when you’re satisfied that it is clean enough, let the rig dry.
If you smoke marijuana but are looking for something less harsh, dabbing is the ideal alternative. Concentrates are extremely powerful so dabbing is also a good option for people seeking a more intense hit. Although a rig is a relatively expensive investment, it should last for years assuming you take proper care of it. Once you get used to dabbing, it becomes second nature. If you use an e-nail with your rig, you don’t have to worry about the right and wrong way to use a torch. Although dabbing isn’t especially dangerous, problems will arise if you don’t know what you’re doing. When you want to dab, find a secure place, sit down and take your time. Although you can purchase a wide array of accessories, most of them are not worth the trouble. It is best to keep things simple; this is especially the case when trying to dab on the go. It is also a good idea to stick with a single chamber rig. As cool as multi-chamber rigs look, cleaning them all is a difficult task. Always check your torch to ensure it has enough fuel before trying to heat the nail. Once again, it is especially important when dabbing on your travels. Imagine getting ready for a good session only to discover that your torch burner won’t work! Make sure your concentrate is ready to use; many users find that it is better to add the concentrate to the dabber beforehand. While an e-nail automatically heats the concentrate to the right temperature, there is an element of skill involved when using a torch. You need to apply the flame until the nail is red hot. Next, use the dabber to add the concentrate to the nail and place your mouth over the mouthpiece. Assuming you have heated the nail adequately, the concentrate should vaporize on contact. Here are a few things to remember: While a portable rig with a domed nail cools down fast, a domeless nail takes much longer to cool down so don’t touch it! Clean your rig regularly or else the residue build-up with hinder your dabbing. Use premium concentrates so you don’t have to worry about residual solvents.
While there are dab rigs on the market for around $30, you will need to pay well over $100 for a decent quality device.
For the record, the cheapest rig on our list is $135 while the most expensive is $740. There are even more expensive rigs in the four-figure range but frankly, they don’t outperform the high-end rigs on this list. Although the wide price range can be confusing, you tend to get what you pay for.