While we enjoy the golden age of cannabis, there are some seriously efficient, and precise ways to get buzzed. When it comes to getting high, frankly speaking, there are much more ways to do it than ever before. Some consider electric dab rigs to be the future of dabbing.
What is an electric dab rig?
A dab is a small amount of highly concentrated cannabis, often over 80% THC or CBD. The dab is heated and vaporized at a high temperature to consume it. Because of its high concentration, only a small amount is needed to feel its effects.
Understanding the intrigue and efficiency of an erig helps to first familiarise yourself with the parts and purpose of a “regular” dab rig. In short, electric dab rigs turn cannabis concentrate into a potent vapor that can be inhaled like a regular bong. However, instead of the traditional bowl on a mini bong, an electric dab rig needs to be heated with a “dab nail” with a blowtorch to render the concentrate into a vapour.
Why would you do this? A mini dab rig helps you get a smooth and impressively potent inhale.
Why wouldn’t you use a small dab rig? Anything involving a blowtorch can set you on fire and everything around you.
Furthermore, it can prove challenging to maintain the right temperature for your dabs, which can affect the flavor and experience of your hit.
How does an e-rig work?
You can use an electric dab rig to heat your nails with electricity. These e-nails sidestep a flame's intimidating and potentially dangerous use and make for more portable and discreet dabs. Moreover, the customizable temperature settings facilitated by an e-rig allow users to fully extract key constituents (like terpenes) from their dabs.
This function to select specific temperatures is one of the main selling features of an erig. This way, you can dab at lower temperatures to release certain terpenes and release cannabinoids at higher temperatures.
Advantages of an Electric Dab Rig
1. Erigs are easy to use
Dabbing rigs usually require knowledge of the device, or cannabis paraphernalia, in general. After all, in order to use the apparatus, you must supply it with water, wait for it to heat, insert the concentrates, and wait for the right time. But that’s not the most worrisome aspect of it all because what makes it difficult is the possibility of under or overheating. Or perhaps, in some cases, it can be difficult to determine if the device already has sufficient heat to continue the dabbing session.
While electric dab rigs also require prior knowledge of mini dab rigs, they at least have a built-in system that monitors the temperature to avoid dabbing issues like overheating. That said, it can effectively save you from the hassle of monitoring the temperature yourself. For these reasons, electric dab rigs are generally beginner-friendly, at least more than traditional dabbing rigs.
2. Electric dab rigs are portable & discreet
One of the selling points of e-rigs is the fact they’re much smaller than standard dabbing rigs. If you have yet to see a small dab rig, it’s basically paraphernalia that looks roughly the same as the apparatus you see in science labs; except it’s much bigger, typically the size of a pitcher.
And apart from portability, its size, and inhaler-like appearance also mean you can use the electric dab rig discreetly so as not to draw the attention of passersby. This is not something you can achieve easily with traditional dabbing rigs, as much as you’d like to.
3. Most electrical dab rigs produce high-quality vapor
Though they both produce vapor using the same process (conduction), their main difference comes from the fact that e-rigs are designed to produce vapor out of marijuana concentrates. Meanwhile, regular vapes produce vapor out of flavoured juices or liquids.
Concentrates like wax and crumbles are already inherently strong and potent due to the high amounts of active ingredients, as opposed to regular ones. E-rigs are also optimized to produce vapor without losing the potency and flavour of concentrates.
Coupled with the inherent potency of cannabis, it’s only natural that e-rig kits are more likely to produce high-quality vapor, as opposed to similar vape devices.
4. An erig kit is affordable
buying e-rigs in a kit or bundle is cheaper than buying the supplies separately. Meanwhile, if you search for e-rig kits, you’ll find that you can get them for as low as USD$60, which effectively saves you money from your purchase.
Basically, by going for e-rig kits, you can shave its price, even for a little bit, which saves you more money for future purchases.
It may not be the most affordable paraphernalia on the market, but electric dab rig kits are definitely worth their price. Not only can you save money from your purchase, but the e-rig device itself is also better than dabbing rigs in several aspects. Admittedly, there are aspects of e-rigs that you can see as a downside, but it’s a great product nonetheless.