Dab Rig or Bong?

Bongs and dab rigs are both water pipes used to consume cannabis, but they differ in a few key ways.

  • Bongs are designed to be used with dry flower, which is packed into the bowl and then lit with a lighter or torch. The smoke from the flower is then filtered through the water in the bong, which cools it down and makes it less harsh to inhale.
  • Dab rigs are designed to be used with concentrates, which are highly potent forms of cannabis that have been extracted from the plant. Concentrates are typically much more expensive than dry flower, but they also offer a more intense and flavorful high.

To use a dab rig, you will need a nail, which is a heating element that is placed on the rig's bowl. The concentrate is then placed on the nail and vaporized by the heat. The vapor is then inhaled through the rig's mouthpiece.

Here is a table that summarizes the key differences between bongs and dab rigs:

Feature Bong Dab Rig
Purpose Used to smoke dry flower Used to vaporize concentrates
Size Typically larger Typically smaller
Price Typically less expensive Typically more expensive
Accessories Bowl, lighter or torch Nail, torch, dabber

Which one is right for you?

The best way to decide which type of water pipe is right for you is to consider your own preferences and needs. If you are looking for a more affordable and less intense way to consume cannabis, then a bong may be a good option for you. If you are looking for a more potent and flavorful high, then a dab rig may be a better choice.

No matter which type of water pipe you choose, be sure to use it safely and responsibly. Always start with a small amount of cannabis and increase the amount gradually until you reach your desired effect. And be sure to clean your water pipe regularly to prevent the buildup of resin and bacteria.