You have a bong and love the experience, but sometimes, you want to dabble in other options like CBD concentrates or dabs. You could get a dab rig and try out some new stuff, but you already spent some cash on a bong.
Now, you may be wondering, “How to turn my bong into a dab rig?” and “Is that even possible?” Thankfully, it is! And the best part is it won’t cost you as much as a dag rig either.
Bongs are used to smoke dry hemp flowers, or CBD concentrates. Traditionally, they’re a long tube that’s sealed at one end with two or more openings.
One opening is used to place your mouth, one is for your products, and the other allows the chamber to fill with smoke. Smokers prefer bongs to other smoking methods because there’s no rolling involved and it’s a cheaper and effective way of getting a purer hit quickly.
About Dab Rigs
A dab rig is the chamber of a glass pipe, and it’s connected by a banger or nail that’s used for dabbing in place of the normal bowl you’d see on a bong. Dab rigs are typically small because they’re best used for CBD concentrates. The smaller chambers let you have less drag, making it hit your lungs faster and giving a more intense experience.
How to Choose the Right Bong to Make Into a Dab Rig
If you’re looking to make a dab rig for a bong, you need to see what type of glass bong you have. If you already have one, but it’s bigger than 12”, you might not want to convert it for dabs. A large bong doesn’t have the control you need to manage the smoke. If your bong is less than 12”, it’s perfect for converting it to a dab rig.
Your cheap glass bong might have a wacky design or theme. It makes it great for a conversational piece but harder to turn into a rig. The awkward shapes don’t always fit the adapter or quartz banger nail.
The glass bong shape matters too. A beaker bong with a straight glass tube bong works the best. It has the simplest structure to convert. Percolators are okay as long as they’re small and simple. Bongs with multiple percolators help cool the smoke and give extra filtration but make the concentrate weaker and remove the burnt taste.
What You Need to Use a Bong as a Dab Rig
So here’s how to turn a bong into a dab rig. The first thing you need is an adapter. An adapter can convert your bong’s joint size and makes it able to turn into a dab rig. The type of adapter and the right size matter. Downstems generally will come in two sizes: 14mm and 18mm. To find the size, take out your phone’s measurement app and try to get the right size.
Now, you need a CBD concentrate 10mm or 14mm banger nail. You want one that matches your adapter, so measure before you buy a quartz banger nail. Dabbing nails come in quartz, ceramic, and titanium, so choose titanium for durability, ceramic for safety reasons, and quartz because it heats up faster.
Once you have it set up, you’ll need tools to dab with, like a glass dabber or CBD concentrate silicone container.
Should You Use Bong as a Dab Rig?
Yes, but it’s not something you want to do long-term. Your best bet is to convert it for a short time until you can get yourself a separate dab ring. The major reason to convert a glass bong into a dab rig is for cleanliness purposes.
Dabs leave a sticky resin and it can be difficult to clean a bong when it is used for dabbing. This changes the flavors of the concentrates, which could ruin your experience. Some people have no troubles cleaning the dab rig after each use, but realistically, not many will want to or have the time for it.
Turning your glass bong into a dab rig is easy and it doesn’t cost much money or much time to convert it either.
You just need the basics like a converter and nail to make the transition. Once it’s converted, you will need a torch, dabbing tool, and CBD concentrate container if you don’t already have them purchased.
Remember, while you can change your bong into a rig, you should avoid doing it for a long time.
If you want to convert your bong into a rig, you’ll definitely get a more intense experience than you would with just a bong. If you’re not sure which concentrates to buy, you can always try out the Me Time Box subscription for a wide variety of smoke shop products discreetly shipped monthly for you to enjoy life, every day.