For instance, the handmade banger and bubble cap bundle from Evan Shore X NE Quartz costs around $119. Similar to high-end dab rigs, there are also artisan-blown caps and bangers that fuse fine art and function together. The Toro Core Reactor and Toro Grail , for instance, are two popular bangers in the $200 to $300 range. Another high-end glass option for bangers and caps is Binary Banger from Mothership Glass , which includes masterfully shaped glass with vibrant patterns.
Key components of dab rigs, such as dangers, caps, and nails, can give the rig personalization and style. Components can cost hundreds of dollars, particularly if individually made by glass artisans. (Photo by Gina Coleman/Weedmaps) The Binary Banger costs $300, while the Binary Cap and Binary Bubble Cap are $400. While these exorbitant prices may seem excessive to entry-level concentrate consumer, expensive and visually captivating glass pieces like these are tailored toward glass collectors and serious dab enthusiasts. There are also additional components that can be added to enhance the dabbing experience, such as terp pearls , which are tiny quartz marbles that are placed inside of the banger to enhance heat distribution. Now that you have your dab rig and components selected, it's time to put a bow on your kit by adding a few necessary, but sometimes overlooked, things to your shopping list. Here's what else you'll need to get started: Torch: Without a torch, you can't heat your banger, and without a heated banger, you can't dab your concentrate. Butane torches are preferred over propane torches because they burn cleaner and are more portable.
One of the most popular torches used amongst dabbers is the Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Butane Torch . Dab torches come in many different sizes, so if portability is an important factor, there are smaller-sized options out there as well. Ideally, the butane torch you select will offer features such as adjustable heat and a lockable flame feature. Butane: In order to fill up your blowtorch, you'll need some butane to refill the torch when it's empty. Make sure to read the instructions on the butane bottle before refilling the torch to avoid potential hazards. Traveling Case: There's a wide selection of carrying cases that will allow you to store and transport your dab rig in a protective and discreet manner. One popular type of traveling case coveted by dab enthusiasts is the highly protective and waterproof Pelican-branded case . Timer: You can use any ordinary stopwatch, smartphone, or any other type of portable timer device to keep track of the time while you heat up the banger and wait for it to cool down. This article was made possible thanks to my friends over at Vaporizers Direct. Having concentrates but nothing to smoke it out of is such a bummer. Traditionally, wax and shatter are smoked out of a dab rig. Unfortunately, these can get kinda pricey – especially for someone who doesn’t smoke concentrates that often. I put together a list of 5 good ways to smoke wax or shatter without a rig. Additionally, I included 3 bad ways to smoke without a rig at the end. If you have any additional tips please let me and everyone else know in the comment section at the bottom of the page. This is for sure the easiest way to go about smoking concentrates without a rig. Load your bowl up like normal then put your shatter or wax on top of the herb. You can smoke it like you normally would and it’ll get you plenty high. Once it starts smoking it doesn’t extinguish itself like it normally would so it’s better to keep hitting it so you don’t lose as much smoke to the air. You don’t get the taste of just the wax which some people prefer. You’re always going to get a taste of herb with your concentrates.
Tips: If your concentrates are a bit unstable (i.e. melted or sticky) put it in the freezer for 10 minutes or so. It will harden it enough for you to place it in your bowl. When first starting hit the bowl slowly and don’t bring the lighter too close. Ideally, you want to melt the concentrates into the rest of the herb. If you hit it too hard then it will light up on fire and you’ll loose more of your wax. If you really like rolling joints and blunts then you’ll be happy to know that it’s totally possible to add concentrates to your favorite hand rolled smoking device. There are two main ways you can go about this: You can put it around the outside of your joint or blunt.
I like to do a circle around the blunt – I call them checkpoints. Be ready for it though because it will get drippy so you have to hold it at a higher angle. You can also roll it up in the inside of your joint.