Concentrate Rig Anatomy

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Dab rigs and bongs: What is the freakin’ difference and what components do they consist of? Read on, weary internet traveler. All the info you seek is within this blog.

Dab rigs do not use combustion as bongs or other water pipes for dry herbs do. Ignoring combustion use, you can get a cleaner and stronger hit comparatively. Dabbing concentrate involves flash heating your product to create a vapor. This vapor is cleaner and more flavorful than smoke made by burning dried herb the old school way.

A basic concentrate rig set-up consists of the rig body, nail, torch, and dabber tool.

 

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Dab Nail Types

Whichever nail you end up choosing, make sure it heats up fast and stays lit so to speak.

  1. Ceramic
  2. E-Nails
  3. Glass
  4. Quartz
  5. Titanium

 

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To Dome or Not to Dome?

There is no perfect way to dab. Everyone has their favorite routine. You can dab with or without a vapor dome.

  1. Domed nails are a little safer than their exposed domeless cousins
  2. Domed nails trap vapor in for you so you can have a fuller dab drag
  3. Domeless dab nails are usually easier to use, but be careful! They are exposed and your hands and fingers could be their first burn victims

 

Concentrate Rig Structural Cheat Sheet

Sometimes in the headshop being surrounded by all of the different glass pieces can be distracting and confusing. Here are some obvious watermarks of a true dab rig.

  1. Glass nails and domes are telltale signs of rig vs bong
  2. A quartz banger on a rig keeps that ferocious heat away from your delicate stem
  3. A male joint on a glass piece usually denotes a dab rig
  4. A 90 degree joint is a sign of a true dab rig. Bongs usually have 45 degree angled joints
  5. Recycler loops are chambers in the rig that cycle your water through each compartment

 

Dab rigs are the perfect example of bigger isn’t always better. A smaller rig can save you lots of flavor and they are less wasteful too!

Opinicus 9 – Californian Art Glass Now At EDIT

Opinicus 9 are another American art glass company that we came across on one of our many recent visits to the US as we continue to embark on our largest purchasing campaign ever.

We’ve been attending trade shows and glass exhibitions all over America as we search for the finest glass smoking products to bring home to the EDIT website.

Opinicus 9 - Classic Frit SpoonOpinicus 9 - Clear Satellite Honey Roller Oil Rig

Based in San Diego, California, Opinicus 9 are a family run glass company with some serious glassblowing talent at their disposal.

Using the finest American borosilicate glass, the Opinicus 9 team have crafted this range of beautiful glass oil rigs and spoon pipes aimed at connoisseur smokers and glass collectors.

Opinicus 9 - Fumed Satellite Honey Roller Oil Rig

The Opinicus 9 Fumed Satellite Honey Roller Oil Rig looks an absolute picture with the frosted glass honeycomb work and fumed accents on the diffuser, dome and mouthpiece.  Standing just 21cm tall, the Honey Roller is equipped with an integrated diffuser downstem which cools and smoothes the smoke or oil vapour by breaking the mixture up and increasing the surface area.  The water in the chamber bubbles up as you inhale, again providing a cooling filtration effect.  The resultant hit is smooth, cool and bursting with flavours, untainted by the pure inert glass.  A real discerning smoker’s piece from an emerging glass studio with a very bright future.

Opinicus 9 - Rasta Lion Frit Spoon

The Rasta Lion Frit Spoon Pipe is a quality glass hand pipe with iconic styling.  The pipe is made by pouring crushed glass or frit into the spoon while the glass is still hot.  This technique is what creates the remarkable finish that you see on Opinicus 9 frit pipes.  The pipe is perfectly smooth to the touch but has the fritted effect sealed underneath the outer layer of the pipe.  Each pipe is equipped with a carb hole or rush hole to help you get the most from each hit.

There is an entire range of Opinicus 9 glass available to buy from EDIT immediately.  All the glass oil rigs are available with free worldwide shipping, same day dispatch and our famous price match guarantee.

American Beauty – Stunning Glass Oil Rigs From Across The Pond

Team EDIT have spent a good amount of time in the USA over the last few months.  We’ve been visiting glass shows and trade exhibitions left, right and centre as we embark on the largest purchasing campaign we’ve ever undertaken.

We’re stocking up the EDIT shelves with the hottest new products that are being used by connoisseur smokers in states like Colorado, Washington and Oregon.

Newport Zero Jumbo Butane Torch

The biggest difference between the US and the European cultures is perhaps the meteoric rise of the dabbing and oil scene in the USA.

Discerning American smokers have fully embraced the concept of wax, oils and other sticky concentrates.  This shift in smoking style has spawned a whole new raft of specialist glassware designed specifically for use with concentrates and essential oils.

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The speed with which the American market has become littered with this specialist glass is indicative of two things:  firstly, that the 710 generation is unquestionably here to stay, and secondly that the American appetite for heady and scientific glass has encouraged some frankly, astonishing leaps in design that have resulted in some of the most amazing glass pieces we have ever seen.

Naturally, we’ve brought as much of this glass back to EDIT HQ to allow our beloved EDIT-Heads the chance to own a piece of genuine American art glass without needing to order from overseas.

Hitman Glass - Baby Turbine Sundae Cup Oil Rig With Black Lip

Our latest acquisitions include a selection of beautifully made oil rigs from Hitman Glass.  The unique styling of Hitman Glass is sure to make each piece a talking point as soon as it comes to the table.  With cutting edge percolation methods like the proprietary Brilliance Turbine perc, the Hitman range is made from the finest borosilicate glass at the Hitman Glass studio in California.

We’re offering free shipping on the entire Hitman range.  Order today for same-day dispatch and our famous price match guarantee.

The Keg Inline Perc Recycler Rig - Gravity Hill Glass

Also new in is the insanely beautiful collection from Gravity Hill Glass.  Again, this range is hand made in California by a small, dedicated team.  Top quality borosilicate glass is used in every piece to ensure ultimate strength and heat resistance.  The Gravity Hill range features advanced scientific designs with integrated percolators working in tandem with recycler systems to produce glass worthy of the most discerning smoker.  Again, each piece is subject to our free shipping offer and can be shipped same-day on orders placed before 4:20pm GMT.

Buy scientific American glass dab rigs from EDIT – The world’s largest headshop.

World Class Glass: Amsterdam Glassworx Hits The Big Time

Over recent months, Team EDIT have been travelling the globe, visiting trade shows and glass exhibitions looking for exceptional quality glass to bring back to the site for you guys to enjoy.

Our journey of discovery has given us a rare insight into the workings of the burgeoning glass industry; an industry that is surely set to expand further as heady decoration and scientific designs become more readily available and crucially, more affordable.

Sherlock Helio Pipe with Dichroic Swirl - Aqua

There are a lot of small, artisan glass studios that have emerged in the last few years as discerning smokers seek ever more complex glass designs to enhance their collection.

Without question, our favourite of these smaller glass studios is Amsterdam Glassworx – the home of the delightfully ebullient American lampworker, Chris Rawkins.

Chris has been working with glass for many years.  He learned his craft under the tutelage of Amsterdam’s Cannabis College, and picked up a Cannabis Cup award for Best Glass while honing his skills as a worker for Shiva Glass.

Amsterdam Glassworx - Glass Slide Bowl Switch Back Cloudy SkyAmsterdam Glassworx - Coloured Glass Dabber NecklaceAmsterdam Glassworx - Dutch Crown Male Domeless Nail

When Chris decided to launch his own glass company, setting up shop in the beautiful city of Amsterdam with all her seductive charms was a bit of a no-brainer.  Chris has a deep love for the city, and European culture in general.  So, around two years ago, Amsterdam Glassworx was born and Chris started producing hand-pulled glass in his own designs.  The glass was met with enthusiastic approval.  The natural fusion of quality American craftsmanship and European elegance was a breath of fresh air to connoisseur collectors.  Here at EDIT, we quickly snapped up the full Glassworx range.  It flew off of our shelves and continues to be a top seller today.

Amsterdam Glassworx - Dab Rig Switch Back Steel Wool

In recent months, Chris has been busy creating the second instalment of the Glassworx collection which includes beautiful recycler bubblers, pendants, quartz nails and gorgeous glass dabbing tools.  He is incredibly proud of his latest creations, and understandably so:  We ran into Chris at the DNA Genetics booth at the Spannabis hemp fair in Barcelona back in March this year.  DNA Genetics were displaying the latest Amsterdam Glassworx range on their own stand. 

This exposure from DNA Genetics brought the Amsterdam Glassworx range to the attention of thousands of potential new customers – a move that saw his glass sell out well before the show was over.

The full Amsterdam Glassworx range is currently available to buy from EDIT – the world’s largest headshop.  Don’t miss your chance to pick up an Amsterdam Glassworx piece and experience the quality for yourself.  We offer free shipping on orders over £99, super secure packaging, same-day dispatch and our famous price match guarantee that ensures you’ll always pay the lowest prices at EDIT.

Hang Time – Get The Most From Your Magic Flight Launch Box

The Magic Flight Launch Box, or MFLB, as it has become affectionately known, is a tried and tested portable vaporizer that has been popular for a number of years.

Launch Box Cherry - Magic Flight

The MFLB has been a top seller here at EDIT since its launch:  vaping connoisseurs love the simple functionality, excellent build quality and pure, clean flavours.  When Magic Flight launched their new concentrate box vaporizer – the Muad Dib – last year, it was again met with universal approval from the vaping community.

Magic Flight Muad-Dib Concentrate Box Vaporizer - Walnut

Now, Magic Flight have released a full range of optional extras and attachments to help you get even more vaping pleasure from your MFLB or Muad Dib.

Maple Orbiter - Magic Flight

The Orbiter from Magic Flight is a glass bubbler attachment that connects directly to the MFLB and allows you to combine the cooling filtration properties of a waterpipe with the full flavoured hit of an elite vaporizer.  The integrtated diffuser downstem inside the main chamber of the Orbiter breaks up smoke into finer particles, increasing the surface area and rapidly cooling down the hit when you inhale.

The MFLB Orbiter comes with two specially designed whips or hoses – one for connecting the MFLB and one to use as a mouthpiece.  This is a quality attachment from Magic Flight, available in genuine maple wood to match your MFLB.

Launch Box Herbal Concentrate Trays - Magic Flight

If you already own the MFLB vaporizer, but want to start to vaporize waxy oils and concentrates, you may not necessarily need to buy the Muad-Dib.  Magic Flight have released these specially designed concentrate trays which are compatible with the original Launch Box.  As well as a handy concentrate jar, the skillet kit comprises two skillets – one made of stainless steel which is for use with concentrates which do not fully liquefy.  The second is made from steel and quartz and can be used with full-melt extracts.  Magic Flight state that the concentrate trays work best in the MFLB when combined with a hose or whip attachment.

We stock a huge range of vaporizer parts and accessories for many different model of vaporizer.  Why not view our complete selection, so you can pick the add-on that’s right for you?

Win A Lion Glass Oil Rig With EDIT’s New Easter Bunny Hunt

Easter is on the way, EDIT-Heads, and we’re celebrating with another fantastic competition for all our customers!

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We’re giving away this amazing one-of-a-kind Space Case Rig from our friends at Lion Glass!  We met Scott and the team from Lion Glass while we were at some of the big American glass shows earlier in the year.  Straight away, we loved their insane, heady designs and quality craftsmanship, and we knew we had to grab some of this glass for the site.

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The competition piece is a hand-made Space Case glass oil rig, made by Lion Glass in their Denver studios.  At just 15cm in height, this diminutive oil bubbler is small enough to be used as a travel piece.  The piece is lavishly decorated with round glass appendages which house discs of shimmering, dichroic glass.  This gorgeous little bubbler comes complete with a glass concentrate nail and a bespoke glass vapour dome with yet more dichroic glass decoration.  A genuine hand-made art glass piece from this talented, emerging glass studio.

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For your chance to win, you’ll need to solve clues and riddles in our new competition: Elma Budd’s Easter Bunny Hunt.  Solve 4 clues to help Elma Budd find the location of Easter bunnies that are hidden all over our website.  Each bunny will reveal a new riddle to lead you to the next stage.  When you’ve found the final bunny, you can submit your competition entry.  Entries are limited to one per email address.  The competition closes at 5pm GMT on Easter Sunday 5th April 2015.  We’ll pick a winner at random and announce the result on Tuesday 7th April on our social media channels.

Good luck everyone – here’s your first clue:

Like Ricky Hatton or Bret Hart

This glass is a work of art

To find the first rabbit

Hunt the rig it inhabits

______ is where you must start

Team EDIT At Spannabis – Sunday – Day 3

Episode 3/3 – Adiós Y Gracias

So, the final day of Spannabis 2015 is upon us.  Sunday is traditionally the day of huge price reductions as stall holders attempt to clear their stock to avoid having to ship it all home again.

Sunday is also the day of the award ceremonies, which were held at 7pm on the outdoor stage.  DNA Genetics’ Tangie clinched top spot again – Team EDIT were so impressed with the Tangie we even bought T-shirts to honour this most special of sativas.

Before leaving the show, we had a final walk around just in case we had missed anything: we had.  We ran into the guys from Nexus Glass and saw their superb glass concentrate bubblers – stay tuned to the blog and social media for more on that very soon.

We visited the Silika Glass stand to check out their new lines; these guys have some incredible looking glass – dab rigs in the style of champagne bottles, honey bee themed oil rigs with beautifully made glass bee decorations – it’s all just so pretty.  Stay tuned to EDIT – Silika glassware coming very soon.

The evening, and indeed the whole experience was topped off by the electric atmosphere of El Clasico – FC Barcelona v Real Madrid, which just happened to coincide with the last day of Spannabis.

The bars and restaurants of the city were humming with excitement as football mad Spaniards enjoyed the world’s biggest club game.

Like so much else this week, Barcelona emerged victorious.  An incredible event, by incredible people in an incredible city.  We can’t wait for Spannabis 2016!

Honey Trap! Win A One-Off Amsterdam Glassworx Dab Rig With EDIT!

It’s prize giveaway time again here at EDIT – and for the next 5 days you have the chance to win a stunning Dab Rig from at Amsterdam Glassworx.  This Dab Rig is a one-off piece, specially made for EDIT by master lampworker, Chris Rawkins in his Amsterdam studio.

Amsterdam Glassworx - Dab Rig Switch Back Fire IceGlass Inside-Out Worked Sherlock Pipe by Amsterdam GlassworxHelio Coil Spoon Pipe With Frog by Amsterdam Glassworx

Amsterdam Glassworx produce superb quality pipes, bubblers, oil rigs and storage jars using the finest Schott-Duran borosilicate glass, complemented with American coloured glass rods.  No machines or glass saws are used in the production of Glassworx products – this is all hand-pulled colours and raw lampworking skill.

For your chance of winning this lovely glass rig, you need to locate the hidden honey pot hidden somewhere on the site.  Once you click on the HONEY POT you will be taken through to a competition page where you can follow the instructions to register your entry.

To find the HONEY POT you’ll really need to concentrate – it could be anywhere on the website.

The competition runs from today until 17th March 2015 – so hurry, don’t miss your chance to win this amazing prize.

Suck It And See – The New Dab Vac From Headdies Glass

Headdies are an elite glass pipe company, based in the San Fernando Valley in California.

They are perhaps most famous for their beautiful glass water pipes with their distinctive 22 carat gold logos and lettering.  However, Headdies have now released a new glass water pipe adapter attachment called the DabVac which is set to revolutionise the dabbing scene.

Dab Vac

The Dab Vac is made in the USA from top quality German borosilicate glass and surgical grade latex.  The German glass joint comes in 4 different designs: male, female and both 14.5mm and 18.8mm connections.  The Dab Vac slides onto the joint of any compatible waterpipe and acts as a nail and dabber combo with the aid of the hollow quartz glass wand.

Dab Vac - Headdies Glass

Simply place your concentrate or e-juice into the bowl and heat the glass rod with a torch, like you would a titanium nail.  Once vaping temperature has been reached, the glass rod is placed into the bowl which vaporizes the concentrates within.  As you hit the pipe, vapour is sucked from the bowl, through the latex tubing and into your rig.  It’s an incredibly efficient way of enjoying your favourite oils, waxes and honey without the need for titanium skillets or vapour domes.

Dab Vac - Headdies Glass

The DabVac from Headdies is decorated with the cool honey-themed logo in Headdies trademark 22 karat gold labels.  Order your new DabVac from EDIT today for same day dispatch and our famous price match guarantee.

Hello, My Name Is Dr. GreenThumb……….

…….I’d like to tell you just where I’m from.

So says legendary Cypress Hill frontman, B-Real, in the lyric to Dr. Greenthumb; a song from the band’s 1998 album, Cypress Hill IV.

The song tells the darkly humourous story of Dr. Greenthumb – B-Real’s fictional, cannabis smoking, weed-growing alter-ego.  Whether B-Real would ever have guessed that some 17 years after the song’s release he’d be launching his own range of scientific glass bongs and oil rigs, we don’t know, but we’re certainly glad he has!

Manufactured in the United States from Schott-Duran premium quality borosilicate glass, the Dr. GreenThumb Glass Works range is designed with the committed, discerning smoker in mind.  It is obvious just looking at this beautiful glassware that an awful lot of thought has been put into the designs. With advanced percolators including donut crumbler frit percs, showerhead percs and honeycomb percs, the Dr Greenthumb range is built to give the user the ultimate smoking experience and years of service, thanks to the excellent build quality.  Each piece in the Dr Greenthumb range is decorated with the cool Dr GreenThumb logo in striking green print and finished with the iconic green thumb print logo that leaves you in no doubt you are looking at a genuine Dr GreenThumb Glassworks product.

Mega Puck Grande 4 Arm Diffuser Perc Oil Rig - Dr GreenThumb

The Mega Puck Grande Diffuser Perc Oil Rig is the largest rig in the first batch of Dr Greenthumb glass to arrive.  With it’s huge barrel style chamber and ornate vapour dome, the Mega Puck will certainly be a talking point when you bring it to the table for you buddies to admire.  Inside, the rig is equipped with a 4-arm diffuser with frit or crumbler percolators providing the smoothing action.  The piece is designed for use with 18.8mm slides or concentrate nails – the large capacity chamber and advanced percolation method will deliver cool, smooth hits all night long……..as you take hits from the bong.

Sidecar Honeycomb Perc Oil Rig - Dr GreenThumb

From the largest of the new Dr Greenthumb rigs to the smallest: the Sidecar Honeycomb Perc Oil Rig.  Standing just 14cm in height, this mini oil rig makes the perfect travel companion for those who like to dab and go.  Just like the rest of the Dr Greenthumb Glass Works range, this piece is made from 5mm thick borosilicate glass and is finished with the awesome Greenthumb styling.  The Sidecar Oil Rig has an integrated honeycomb percolator which breaks up oil vapour for a smooth, cool toke.  This stunning glass rig comes complete with a 10mm quartz glass concentrate nail so you’re ready to start dabbing straight away.

Dr Greenthumb glass is available to buy from EDIT immediately.  Don’t forget: orders over £100 benefit from free worldwide shipping, as well as our standard same day dispatch and price match guarantee.