The light-bulb pipe, a method first popularized by methamphetamine enthusiasts, seemed like the perfect place to start. Most people can find one lying around the house, and in theory, all you have to do is open it up with a screwdriver and a pair of pliers, take out all of the innards, give it a little rinse, heat it up, and put a piece of wax or shatter in the bottom,
Yet not everyone will be to be able to celebrate this July 10. Did you know that as many as one in 10 Oregon households doesn’t contain a single functioning dab rig? Well, July 10, 2016, marks the first 710 since cannabis concentrates became legal for recreational users, which means there are a lot of people who might struggle to make the leap up from 4/20.
At first, we wanted to create something that would really pop. Something with style and form and a little bit of edge. So we got a light bulb.
As I returned to the drawing board, it quickly became evident that the simplest approach was the best. The knife hit employs common household objects, minimizes risk of bodily injury and functions just as it’s supposed to.
For people who don’t have a fancy rig, the the knife hit is a classic trick—all you need is a metal knife, a paper clip or pen, and a disposable plastic water bottle.
Oil Day, or 710, at its core, is an inclusive holiday—a time for people of all stripes to come together under the gorgeous green banner of dabs.
Unfortunately, opening up a light bulb is not as easy as the videos suggest. Despite multiple attempts on multiple bulbs, the casing simply would not budge. And when one of my light bulbs shattered so violently that I nearly took a shard to the eye, it was time to accept that this method was deeply flawed.
To address the lack of dab access for too many Oregonians, we’ve gone into overdrive looking for functional alternatives to buying an expensive dab rig. The darker recesses of YouTube are abuzz with instructional videos for makeshift dab rigs—we tried two of the most basic and found the best.
Cut the plastic water bottle in half, and notch the bottom of the top half of the bottle. Take off the cap and stand the half bottle on a flat surface. Put a li’l dab of cannabis oil on your paper clip, or any other small, pointy metal object. Heat up a butter knife, preferably with a blowtorch—a stove top, Bunsen burner or campfire will also suffice. When you’re ready to take your hit, stick the hot knife through the slot you’ve made. Touch the oil to the hot knife, and inhale through the top of the bottle.
Potlander Oil Day, or 710, at its core, is an inclusive holiday—a time for people of all stripes to come together under the gorgeous green banner of dabs. Yet not everyone will be to be able
With names such as shatter , budder, badder , wax, crumble , sugar , sauce , and crystalline , the many types of concentrates turn dispensaries into curators of taste. It’s no surprise that the concentrate category has seen expansive growth over the years. While these product types only accounted for 10% of the legal cannabis market in 2014, it ballooned to about 27% in 2018 and is expected to reach $8.5 billion by 2022, according to a 2018 report by BDS Analytics and ArcView Market Research.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
For dab tools and carb caps, you can also take the frugal route and find options in the $20 range. if you want to kill two birds with one stone and keep your total expenses down, you can purchase a dual-use titanium carb cap and tool from a head shop or online for $10 to $20. With it, you can use the tool end to place the dab in the banger and the dome to cover the banger and retain heat while you take a hit. It’s important to check that the size of the carb cap matches the circumference of the banger, or else you might have problems retaining heat during your dab.
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.
While the dab rig acts as the foundation for the concentrate consumption experience, there are numerous other components, including the banger or nail, as well as the carb cap and dab tool. Again, the best components and tools will be contingent on what you’re looking for. Similar to the selection of dab rigs, there’s a choice between a frugal route or a more lavish path.
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