Definition - What does Dab Rig mean?
A dab rig, sometimes called an oil rig, is used to smoke rosin, shatter, butane hash oil (BHO), glass, CO2 oil, or other cannabis concentrates.
The dab rig is a specially designed apparatus that is generally made out of glass. There is the main part of the rig that resembles a traditional bong, and a nail, sometimes called a skillet, that is made of titanium, glass, or quartz to hold the heated dab concentrate.
The nail must be made of a substance that can withstand the high temperatures required to vaporize the concentrate. Cannabis concentrate is placed on the dab nail using a dabber.
The dab concentrate on the dab rig nail is then heated using a butane torch and the user inhales the vapor created through the dab rig’s mouthpiece.
The dab rig is designed to heat the cannabis concentrate to an exceedingly high temperature of 600 to 700 degrees Fahrenheit (316 to 371 Celsius) so that it does not combust but rather vaporizes.
Hydrolife explains Dab Rig
There are many forms and shapes of dab rigs available. Consumers can purchase elaborate, expensive dab rigs in various shapes, forms, sizes, and colors.
The body of the dab rig is usually made of glass or ceramics. Because the dab rig is designed to vaporize a concentrate, it has been engineered to not catch anything on fire, unlike a traditional cannabis bong or pipe.
A well-engineered dab rig will provide the same benefits with one puff of vapor that it takes three or four puffs of smoke from a pipe or bong to achieve.