Honeybee Herb has some awesome glass waterpipes with 3 different colors available at honeybee herb! Each one of these well-built, thick, and high-quality water pipe dab rigs features a 14mm female joint, thick borosilicate glass, and a sturdy base and are available in several color options! They are the perfect pair for any Honeybee Herb quartz nails and bangers. Let's dive a little deeper into the differences between a water pipe and a water pipe dab rig, as well as some advantages that both can provide to different consumption methods.
What Exactly Is a Dab Rig or Water Pipes?
A water pipe Dab Rig and a Water Pipe are very similar in many ways. They are both used to inhale the smoke or vapor of your products. They both hold water for filtration and percolation and can be made from different materials such as glass, ceramic, and clay. There are some differences between the two that aid in the consumption of flower bowls or CBD concentrates. It can be hard to tell a water pipe dab rig and a water pipe apart from the novice eye, but we will go over some of the key features of each and why they are best suited for certain situations.
How Does a Water Pipe Dab Rig or Water Pipe Work?
Water pipes and water dab rigs work alike. They have two openings, one for inhaling from and the other for your water pipe/rig, bowl piece, banger, nail, or whatever you use to put your product in to be smoked or vaporized. A water pipe is used for flower bowls or dry herbs, whereas a water dab rig is used for cbd concentrates such as shatter, rosin, crumble, or wax. Water is placed into the water pipe or water pipe dab rig to the appropriate water pipe water level to create bubbling or percolation without getting any water into the user's mouth. This level is usually right above the openings in the tube going into the water on the inside of the rig or water pipe. This tube is also known as a down stem. The down stem will have an opening that will fit your titanium nail, banger, slider, bowl piece, or whatever you use to pack up or CBD dab with. By igniting your product and pulling air down and through the down stem, the smoke or vapor then travels through the water, diffusing and cooling before inhaling. With a water pipe, the slider or bowl piece is filled with dry herbs or flowers before being placed into the water pipe's smaller opening to be lit. The user lights the flower and begins to inhale. This will pull air from the slider, through the down stem, and into the water pipe, causing it to fill with smoke. When the water pipe fills with the desired amount of smoke, the slider or bowl piece is then removed, and airflow can freely pass through so the smoke can be quickly inhaled. With a water pipe dab rig, a nail or banger is used to place your CBD product or CBD concentrates in and is not removed to clear the vapor from the rig. Your nail will be very hot while CBD dabbing and should never be touched until it thoroughly cools down.
Main Differences Between a Dab Rig & water pipe?
While they look and function similarly, a water pipe dab rig and a water pipe are different, and here is why... A water pipe is used for the flower bowl to be combusted with fire. This creates a hot smoke that will cool when passing through cooler water and traveling through a path of percolators, diffusers, and other twists and turns in the glass. This is why you will see water pipes with several layers of percolation, crazy bends, and different chambers for the smoke and water to travel through. Combusted smoke is not degraded or broken down by the water, so by a longer path to travel, your smoke is cooler, and you have not lost any potency or product. A water pipe dab rig utilizes minimal percolation and volume of space to create the shortest path of travel from your nail to yours. This is because cbd concentrates will mix with water and stick to the inside of your rig with time. A long path and layers of percolation lead to more product being lost in the water as it travels through. Another advantage of using a smaller water pipe dab rig is that with less space for the smoke to move, your terpenes or the flavor of your CBD dabs will be less degraded and more palatable. Honeybee Herb has some excellent glasses for sale! The 6in, 7in, and 8in water pipe dab rig feature showerhead percolators and are the perfect size to keep your CBD dabs tasting great in a compact water pipe dab rig.
The major noticeable difference between a water pipe dab rig and a water pipe is that a water pipe will use a bowl piece or slider to pack the flower into and ignite. Once the desired amount of smoke fills the water pipe, the user removes the slider from the water pipe, allowing airflow to pass through, clearing the smoke from the water pipeand inhaling it into the lungs. A water pipe dab rig utilizes a dab nail or banger that is heated, cooled to temp, and used to place your cbd concentrates for vaporization. The exact process occurs, but instead of removing the nail to clear it, you simply keep pulling until the rig has been cleared of smoke. Water pipe Dab Rigs will feature a 10mm joint more commonly than a water pipewill.
What is a Percolator
A percolator is a term used to describe the shape and style of openings on the side of the down stem that sits submerged under the water pipe water level in the water pipe dab rig or water pipe. These create different kinds of diffusion or bubbles. Different types of percolators are… Honeycomb Percolators, Disc Percolators, Turbine Percolators, Barrel Percolators, Showerhead Percolators, Swiss Percolators, UFO Percolators, and Donut Percolators, just to name a few. All of these refer to the shape of the percolator and result in dramatically different types of diffusion in your water. Percolators are typically more popular in a water pipe, but you will see water pipe dab rigs with smaller percolators on them as well. The rigs available at Honeybee Herb all feature a showerhead-style percolator.
Are Water Pipes Safe for Dabbing?
Water pipes are safe for CBDndabbing. Just about any water pipe can fit the appropriately sized dab nail, whereas virtually any water pipe dab rig could fit a slider or bowl piece of equal size and function. For example, a 14mm male Honeysuckle Quartz Banger will fit a 14mm female dab rig and a 14mm female water pipe. As we mentioned before, there are some efficient reasons why you may want to choose one over the other, but there are no bangers in using one for the other's intended use. Many smokers, however, do not like interchanging their dab rigs for cbd concentrates and water pipes for flowers. This is mainly because a big advantage to CBD dabbing is to be able to taste many of the terpenes in your cbd concentrates. Using a water pipe containing water that has had combusted flower smoke passed through it will smell much more unclean and affect the flavor of your CBD dabs. For this reason, many connoisseurs usually own at least one water pipe and one water pipe dab rig that is reserved for each.
Should a water pipe Be Made Of Certain Materials?
water pipe can be made from several different materials. Glass, acrylic, clay, plastic, and wood are all materials that a water pipe can be made out of. While the function is similar in all of these materials, some are more preferred than others. Glass water water pipes would have to be the most popular and preferred material to have a water pipe made from. This is mainly because glass does not add any flavor of its material to your hit. Whereas plastic, wood, or acrylic sometimes have a flavor that can be detected when hitting it. Glass provides a clean look and allows you to watch the smoke travel and fill, also giving you a good indicator of when it is time to pull the slider and take your rip.
A Guide to Buying a Water Pipe or Water Pipe Dab Rig
Whether it is a water pipe dab rig or water pipe, there are many options in many different price ranges. Some of the key things to look for when shopping for your next piece are;
You want to ensure that the piece's function or airflow will be smooth and unobstructed so that your hit is taken with ease.
water pipes and rigs come in many different sizes. When shopping for a water pipe, sometimes bigger can be better. As we discussed earlier, more diffusion and space can provide a smooth hit. A small water pipe will do just as good of a job of providing a hit, and you might not always want to move around with a big water pipe. Size comes down to your personal preference. However, with a water pipe dab rig, it is the smaller, the better. Preserving terpenes and not losing product is one of the main features that sets a water pipe apart from a water pipe dab rig. Less percolation and smaller travel space will keep your flavors intact while providing a smooth hit with some percolation.
Prices of water pipes can vary from relatively inexpensive to very pricey. A couple of different things dictate this. Suppose the piece is mass-produced and shipped from overseas. In that case, it is usually sold for a lower price as the materials used are not as high quality as more expensive glass water pipes, and the cost will be lower for a seller because it is mass-produced at a lower cost. A water pipe or rig being made custom or created by a specific artist by hand will quickly increase the price. These pieces are usually produced in smaller quantities and sometimes are unique and one of a kind. The collection of these expensive glass works of art, also known as Heady Glass, has become more and more popular in recent years, and some collections can range into tens of thousands of dollars. There are many water pipe companies out there with varying price points. When choosing your water pipe, you want to have a budget that you can spend in mind. This will help you narrow down your options and help you get the best piece for your smoke sessions and your wallet.
What are you planning to use your waterpipe for? Shopping for a water pipe dab rig compared to a water pipe will have slight differences as some functions and features are better for one. As we discussed earlier, a smaller volume of space and less percolation are features to look for in a water pipe dab rig, while percolation and chambers for your smoke to travel through are features to be looking for when flower water pipe shopping.
Different Types of Water Dab Rigs Or Water Pipes
There are lots of different types of water pipes available on the market today. Some types of water pipes refer to the style they are shaped in, while some have more unique and specific uses to them. Some popular types of water pipes are.
Beaker water pipe
Beaker water pipes are water pipes that are made in the shape of a beaker which is more of a shape that starts with a larger rounded base that tapers up to a smaller tube where the mouthpiece is located. The larger area in the bottom where the down stem is located allows for super heavy diffusion and larger bubbles to form, cooling your smoke and smoothing out your hit.
Percolator water pipe
Percolator water pipe are water pipes that contain percolators. A percolator is located at the point at which smoke enters the water in your water pipe. Different styles of slits, holes, chambers and other designs provide various sizes and shapes of bubbles. This puts out unique bubbles or percolation into the water, diffusing and cooling your smoke. Different combinations of percolators can be found in different kinds of water pipes. Finding the right style percolator is sure to improve your water pipe ripping experience. The water pipe has been around for a very long time.
Straight Tube water pipes
A straight Tube water pipe is a water pipe that has no bends or curves to the water pipe and is just a straight tube. Smokers might prefer these for their more simplistic design aids to not having to pull as hard to get the water to freely move throughout a water pipe.
Recycler or Multi Chamber water pipe
A Recycler is a water pipe or rig that utilizes a separate chamber to pull the air through at an angle that creates a vortex, spinning the water inside. This function enables the water to be recycled back through the other chamber providing continuous filtration and cooling of your smoke. The function of the water spinning in the vortex is pretty cool looking too! Whether it is a water dab rig, floral water pipe, blue water pipe, clear water pipe, 6 foot water pipe, beaker water pipe, gravity water pipe, or bubbler that you are in the market for, we hope that this has helped to inform you on the different types of styles and uses for water pipes, water dab rigs, bubblers, and gravity water pipe. Make sure to check out the selection of water pipes and other awesome items at Honeybee Herb.
Faberge Egg water pipes, Faberge Egg water pipes resemble the famous Russian jeweled eggs, but their similarities end there. The Faberge Egg water pipe is designed with a percolator to initially diffuse the smoke as it is drawn into the water pipe. Still, it then utilizes a double-wall chamber to bring your smoke up and throughout the body, providing even greater diffusion and cooling. This is another style that looks very pleasing to watch its function. Zig Zag water pipe or Bent Neck water pipe. A Zig Zag water pipe or a Bent-Neck water pipe refers to the Z-like shape of these water pipes. They function as a normal water pipe, but the hard angles that make up the Z shape make it an eye-catcher but also aid in some diffusion and also create a good water pipe water splash guard to keep any water pipes water from getting into your mouth as you inhale. Round Base water pipes. A round base water pipe refers to any water pipe that has a round base on the bottom. This is desirable for stability. Some water pipes, such as beaker water pipes, may have a more rounded bottom, making them more prone to being tipped over on accident. The appropriate way to achieve your ideal water pipe water level is to fill the water pipe with water through either opening or paying attention to how much water is filling into the base. You want to submerge the percolator but not allow the water pipe water level to reach much higher than that. Take a test pull and see if you receive any water in the mouthpiece or hitting your lips. If so, empty the water until percolation occurs, but no water enters the mouthpiece. Some water pipes feature a splash guard. This is an extra piece usually located in or near the mouthpiece that will block water from entering the mouthpiece.
A bubbler is a smaller handheld water pipe. Its design is extremely similar as it has a down stem and is filled with water for percolation and diffusion of smoke. The main difference, other than that they are usually smaller than a straight tube or beaker water pipe and more resemble a hand pipe or bowl, is that their down stems are usually fixed to the bowl itself. This means that there is no slider or bowl piece to remove. Bubblers almost always have what is called a carb hole on the side. You operate the carb by holding your finger over to close off airflow to only pull through the bowl and then remove your finger to allow air to pass through, clearing the smoke. Different water pipe Materials Glass, preferable to borosilicate, is the most preferred material for a water pipe, rig, or water pipe. This is because glass preserves a cleaner flavor, is easier to maintain, and just looks better. Other materials like acrylic, wood, or ceramic are more porous and can become stained and harder to clean.
How to Clean
water pipes =, also known as water pipes, and water dab rigs, are cleaned the same way. It is best to put a mixture of isopropyl alcohol and salt to pour into your piece and shake around to clean. Make sure to plug all of the holes in your water pipe or water dab rig before shaking. The isopropyl alcohol works as a solvent to break down the stained material, while the salt acts as an abrasive aid, agitating the grime away. Use EXTREME CAUTION while shaking and agitating the alcohol and salt mixture as this is one of the most common times that glass is broken. Make sure to have a good grip and be aware of your surroundings to not accidentally drop or knock the glass into anything, causing breakage.
Do You Have To Use Alcohol to Clean
While it is not necessary, it can be very effective. There are many different water pipe cleaning products on the market that work in different ways, but alcohol is the most popular choice for its effectiveness and relatively cheap cost. Isopropyl alcohol works as a solvent to break down the resin and gunk left behind in your water pipe after the water has filtered through the smoke. Letting your water pipe soak for a bit with some isopropyl alcohol will make cleaning your water pipe much easier.