Before diving into the reasons for keeping your rig clean, it’s important to understand what it is and how to keep it clean. Dab rigs are vital in vaporizing cannabis concentrates. In appearance, they’re like small bongs.
However, a dirty rig tends to be accompanied by numerous unwanted issues that ruin a session. Additionally, a dirty rig tends to compromise its quality, making it harder and less desirable to use and hard to enjoy.
If you don’t clean your rig, bacteria, germs, and mold may eventually form due to the water used in the rig. By cleaning your rig, you may get to hit the perfect flavorful dab as you can inhale better.
With these reasons in mind, it’s time to know how to clean a dab rig. Using this article, you can get a glimpse of how to clean a dab rig right.
Prepare Your Supplies
Luckily, cleaning a dab rig can be easy, and you may need to use items found around the house. These supplies will make the cleaning much easier to get to all the nooks and crannies in the rig that may otherwise be hard to reach.
These supplies include rubbing alcohol that breaks down the buildup accumulated over time. In addition, you may need table salt, a plastic bag, and a funnel to direct the rubbing alcohol,
For ultimate cleaning, get a cloth, preferably a microfiber, a cotton swab, and a second microfiber cloth to dry it up. Once you’ve collected all the essentials, get a place to clean the rig and get started.
Mix Up Your Solution
The next step is prepping the solution needed to break down the buildup and thoroughly clean the rig. You should begin by mixing close to 16 ounces of isopropyl rubbing alcohol with close to half a cup of table salt, rock salt, or sea salt, depending on what you have.
Ensure that the salts have completely dissolved into the rubbing alcohol when mixing the solution. This mixture can be poured into the rig’s base, and you may use this mixture to soak up the nails.
Take Your Rig Apart
One of the easiest ways to clean a dab rig is using a torch to heat it until residual carbon completely burns off. However, you should begin by taking apart your rig and cleaning parts separately for a thorough cleaning process.
You should use a sealable bag to soak the nail in the solution you made earlier. This solution will break down all the dirt and residual carbon. Next, disassemble your dab rig.
Once you remove your attachment, fill the dab rigs chamber with your solution and let it soak for a while. When soaking the chamber, ensure it’s filled up to the top to reach all carbon residues.
Clean All The Parts
Different parts of the dab rig require special attention to ensure that everything is cleaned out well. One part that requires important concentration is the glass attachment that must be covered using plastic bags.
All you need to do is place the plastic bags over the attachments openings to prevent the escape of the solution. After ensuring everything is secured, mix up the solution inside to get the process started.
Shaking the solution fastens the soaking process, which leads to loosening up any big buildups. Once you pour out the solution, take the time to clean the more intricate parts of the dab rig, which may harbor the most dirt.
Cotton swabs come in handy when cleaning intricate places, especially when soaked in an isopropyl alcohol solution. Take time and focus on hidden spots such as the banger, your nail, mouthpiece, and carb cap.
Once you’ve cleaned every nook and cranny, it may be time to rinse the dab rig thoroughly. When rinsing several times, consider using the right water temperature that tends to be warm or room temperature.
Avoid using too cold or too hot water that may damage the glass by cracking it permanently. After a thorough rinse that can happen more than once, inspect the rig and glass to ensure every buildup and cleaning solution has been removed.
Now that all the parts are well taken care of, the next and final step is to get it dry and ready for use. Begin by drying the exterior using a microfiber cloth as you wait for the interior to dry. After air-drying the inside, use a fiber cloth for any excess water to ensure that it’s completely dry.
Keeping your dab rig clean is vital in ensuring that your experience is improved while keeping bacteria and mold at bay. To summarize, all you need to do is prepare all the supplies that you may need and mix up the solution that breaks up all the buildup. Finally, take the rig apart for thorough cleaning, rinsing, and drying.