A nectar collector, or honey straw, is a dab tool that allows users to consume concentrates without needing a carb cap and banger. It functions by heating the tip, typically made of glass or titanium until it contacts a dab in a concentrate dish.
Most nectar collectors are designed with removable parts for easy cleaning. Soak any removable parts in isopropyl alcohol and scrub them with pipe cleaners or cotton swabs to clean them thoroughly.
Dabbing is a more complex method of cannabis consumption and requires some special equipment. A good-quality dab rig and blow torch is a must, and it’s also helpful to have accessories like a Dab Tray and a Dab Tool.
Dab straw, or nectar collectors, are handheld devices that allow you to hit dabs with a torch without clogging your rig’s bowl. These devices feature a tip made of quartz or titanium, a body of glass, metal, or silicone with a water chamber or percolator, and a mouthpiece.
A dab tray is a convenient storage solution that keeps your dabbing tools and accessories organized in one place. Choose from a range of trays with cutouts for your tools, rig, and extract silicone jars. Some trays even come with a gasket cover, which can be customized to add to your design. These trays are ideal for keeping your gear safe and secure in transit or stored in a closet or TV table.
Carb caps help dabbers maintain low temperatures for their nails and rigs. They restrict air flow, create convection, and trap heat to allow the nail to stay at a low temperature for an extended period. This enables dabbers to get the most flavor and potency from their concentrates. Carb caps are made of various materials, but glass and quartz are the most popular choices because they preserve the purity of flavors. Titanium is also an option but can add a metallic tinge to your dab flavor.
Bubble carb caps are the most popular because they work well with flat-top bangers. These come in various creative designs, including mushrooms and iridescent options. They can be flipped to create a vortex of cool air or spun around to spin terp pearls for an added element of kinetic fun during a smoke session. You can even use the lid of your favorite glass concentrate jar as a makeshift carb cap when in a pinch!
Dabbing is a messy affair sometimes, and it isn’t easy to prevent hot wax from falling down your rig and ruining surfaces. A good quality dab mat provides additional protection between your rig and surfaces.
Most of these mats are heat-resistant silicone that can handle high temperatures and easily be cleaned with soap and water or isopropyl alcohol. They come in different shapes and sizes to accommodate various-sized dab rigs.
Besides being functional, these mats also add to the overall ambiance of your dabbing station. They are available in various colors, patterns, and designs to suit your aesthetic preferences.
A dab torch is a more recent addition to the cannabis consumption toolkit, but it’s becoming increasingly popular thanks to its ease of use. This refillable torch lighter uses butane gas to produce a focused flame ideal for heating up quartz, titanium or ceramic bangers and dab straws. It’s important to remember safety when using a dab torch, so always refill it in an open or well-ventilated space and handle it carefully.