Unlike bongs, dab rigs are a relatively new way of smoking when you’re talking about the 2,400 year old history of bongs. With dabbing we are looking at more of a 30 year history of vaporizing concentrates off a hot surface. With the rise in popularity of Cannabis people have come up with many different methods to make concentrates. With the popularity of concentrates came the demand for a rigs that were designed for oil. The early years rigs were easily noticeable because they came with male joints opposed to the traditional female joint. In the day this is how companies distinguished a bong from a dab rig. In 2016 there was a trend where most American companies switched back to female joints, most of the dab rigs with male joints on them today are imported.
Today there isn’t a significant difference between a vapor rig and a bong, for most its personal preference. Some things that are taken into consideration when picking a rig is amount of diffusion, size, and design (can, bent neck, recycler ect.). Similar to a water pipe, some prefer a concentrate rig with minimal diffusion to preserve flavor while others like multiple percs for extra diffusion. Size and height is something else that you should consider while getting a new pipe for concentrates, here at BWG we carry rigs from four to five inches tall and up, if you want a little travel rig or a full sized recycler we got you covered. With many different shapes and designs in our selection you will be able to find your classic beaker or straight styles from HVY glass and Zob while also finding some of the new innovative shapes that goo roo and C2 Custom Creations are making.
For someone who is just getting into dabbing BWG would recommend a simple design that will be a high quality piece of glass that is easy to use and clean. When you are new to dabbing you want to try out different rigs to see how they fit your smoking style. Some people might want a rig that is easy to clean while others want a rig with maximum diffusion. Also if you are new to dabbing make sure you have all of your accessories to elevate your smoking experience. The things that you will need along with a dab rig is a ceramic, titanium, or quartz nail that will fit the joint on your rig. If your rig has a 14mm female joint you will need a 14mm male nail. Along with the nail you will want a carb cap that will fit the design of the nail and a dabber for putting your concentrates on the nail. Last thing you will need is a butane torch, using a propane torch will shorten the life of your nail because propane burns at a higher temperature.
For a daily smoker BWG offers high quality functioning clear production glass from Zob and C2 Custom Creations. These two brands along with many other American brands have continued to push the limits bringing new and innovative designs for a range of different smoking styles. We also has a variety of one of a kind heady rigs that are fully worked by goo roo designs and postal glass just to name a few. These are one off rigs for people are who are looking for a one of a kind pipe that is a true work of art.
Here at Brothers with Glass we are here to help you find a water pipe you will enjoy. No better feeling than finding that perfect dab rig that will be in your collection for a lifetime!