Welcome to Part Two of our Guide

We know there are plenty of people out there who don’t know their dab rig from their qwiso so we decided to put together a handy A-Z Illustrated guide of all things dabbing. Covering the main terminology and slang of this evolving activity. Taking plant extracts and concentrates is sure to become the norm.


Ice Hash

A concentrated form of plant extract produced using the Cold Water Extraction method. The primary use for Bubble Bags.


John Hammond

Slang for Concentrate. Especially golden, viscous concentrates. Named after the scientist played by Richard Attenborough in the film Jurassic Park and his famously golden-amber fossil

Jar (Silicone)

Silicone container used for storing and transporting concentrates. Silicone is used because the oil will not stick to side of the jar, making it easier to handle. Most silicon jars are platinum-cured, food-grade silicone for durability.



A dry concentrate which is obtained by sifting plant matter through a fine mesh or sifter. Kief can be pressed into discs or cakes using a Pollen Presser or used in powdered form.




A titanium skillet that is heated with a torch before being draped inside a glass bowl slide. Ladles are a cheap and easy alternative to a full nail and dome setup and the ladle can be removed to leave just a regular bowl.


Melt (Full Melt)

A high quality form of Hash that completely melts when smoked or vaporized, leaving no residue.



A spike which is heated and used to vaporize concentrates. Nails are usually made from extremely heat-resistant materials such as titanium, inert ceramic or quartz glass



The term used to describe plant extracts that are produced using solvent techniques to remove the natural oils of a plant.

Oil Rig

A bubbler or waterpipe that is especially designed for use with Concentrates. Oil Rigs are typically made of Borosilicate Glass and normally come equipped with a concentrate nail and Vapour Dome instead of a regular Bowl. Oil rigs are usually much smaller than Bongs as the water capacity needed to cool and smooth vapour is much less than smoke.
Make a different bong up for this – make it look like a bong not a beaker base a tube.



The process of eradicating any remaining solvents from your Concentrate after the Extraction process. Usually, this is achieved by Vacuum Leaching or by Whipping the concentrate over a low heat. Purging is essential to avoid contaminated extracts.



A form of Extraction which utilizes Isopropyl Alcohol as a Solvent. The method for producing Iso Hash from plant material. Especially useful for volatile oils like Rose.

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