Honestly, dabbing is kind of “stoner elite”. A home made dab rig I would equate to you putting aluminum foil on the bumper of your 2012 AMG Mercedes to make them look chrome. People who have enough money to buy $60 little ball of wax generally have no problem buying a $500 dab rig, those who can’t break some over a bowl instead .
Hot knives isn’t exactly a “home made dab rig”, but works hella good!
My personal favorite method doesnt involve any kind of equipment at all, and makes a one time use rig. Obtain any plastic water bottle, and cut a 1/2 inch hole in the side as shown. Have a lit cigarette ready, with the ash blown off so just the cherry is exposed. Break off a dab (doesnt matter how big, as long as it isnt so big that it will put our the cigarette), and put it on a table/rolling tray. Use the end of the lit cig to pick up the dab, and you will see and smell the dab smoke almose immediatly. put it inside the hole you cut in the water bottle, and wait for the water bottle to fill up with dab smoke, and take out the cig. uncap the water bottle and inhale. Perfect easy one time use dab rig!
Has anyone made any of these successfully? I’ve been thinking about it, and was wondering if maybe using certain metal nails along with washers or some shit could potentially allow you to heat the nail and dab. I don’t personally dab (can’t afford wax), but would love to see some homemade rigs if anyone’s got ’em.
edit: If you really want a cheap-but-effective rig, get a crack pipe. They’re usually around $5 and they do get the job done.
I used to dab with a paper clip and a pen tube. Heat up paper clip, place dab, suck through pen. Perfectly bunk.
Well, I’m aware of this method, but I was curious to see fullblown custom rigs, with percolation and such.
Steamrollers work great.
Crack pipes are too dang fragile for my klutzy, high self
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For instance, searching for the #glassforsale on Instagram will lead you to a treasure trove of upscale dab rigs. Typically, after you find the dab rig you like, the interaction starts with a direct message to the glass blower, and if a price is agreed upon, the dab rig is then purchased from a head shop or directly through the artist.
Look for a simple dab rig that doesn’t seem too flimsy. Make sure the glass is moderately thick and has at least one percolator to filter the cannabis concentrate byproducts. You can find dab rigs priced on the more affordable side, usually about $30 to $40, at your local headshop or through online glass sellers such as DankGEEK or 420 Sciences .
You also need to know which gender banger fits your glass. A dab rig with a male joint is compatible with a female nail, while a female joint goes with a male banger. An adapter is needed if you want to use a banger that is the same gender as the dab rig. If you purchase your dab rig without a banger or nail, make sure you know the joint size for future reference.
If you decide to shell out some extra cash for a dab rig from a reputable brand, you can find some truly fascinating pieces that will distinguish you from other glass collectors. Take this fiercely horned Banger Hanger Dab Rig from Bouge Glass or the uniquely shaped Rigception by Diamond Glass as examples of what a couple of hundred dollars can net you on the dab rig market.
Keep in mind that dab rigs have three joint sizes, so not every banger will work with your dab rig. The three most common sizes are 10 millimeters, 14 millimeters, and 18 millimeters.
Dab rigs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some include, from left: Doctajownz rig; a mini orange rig by CHTglass ; rig by Macelevenglass ; rig by Reynasays . (Photo by Gina Coleman/Weedmaps)
The foundation of every dab rig kit is, of course, the rig itself. Depending on your experience level and budget, there are many different avenues that will grant you access to the cannabis concentrate kingdom.
As adult-use and medical cannabis legalization has led to a rapidly growing marijuana industry, there have been many innovations in the world of weed, but arguably none among them has changed the way we consume more than the cannabis concentrate.
If you want to take your dab rig game to the next level, there are a number of reputable glass manufacturers that will surely garner cred from your true cannabis-loving companions. Some of the most beloved dab rig producers include Grav , Bougie Glass , Diamond Glass , Glob Squad , and many others. Compared with the dab rigs in the budget segment, these higher end pieces sport a more complex design and are made of higher-quality glass.
How to Make a Dab Rig Kit As adult-use and medical cannabis legalization has led to a rapidly growing marijuana industry, there have been many innovations in the world of weed, but