One of the many joys of cannabis is how easy it is to pack a bowl, spark it up, and enjoy a heroic buzz. Whether you’re using a standard bong, heady glass, rolling papers, or even a dry herb vaporizer there isn’t much effort involved. Dabbing, however, is a different story. Dabbing requires special equipment, a special type of cannabis byproduct, and very specific procedures.
People have been smoking weed for thousands of years. The unbroken line of continuous cannabis consumption goes back to the ancient Chinese and Japanese, up through the Syrians of the 12th century and right to Napoleon’s troops who needed to find an alternative to alcohol when he invaded Muslim Egypt 200 years ago. During the 1960s and 1970s cannabis, along with the headshop, became integral parts of post-WWII youth culture and its popularity has continued to spread up to the present day where its use has become – dare we say it – mainstream.
Not everyone knows about seasoning a nail. But our Northglenn headshop employees will always let you know that it’s the first step you need to take after you get your nail home!
Seasoning a nail is when you heat up the nail to get rid of manufacturing residue and create a smoother surface. It also creates a better-tasting first dab. If you don’t season your nail, it may not last as long either.
You only have to season your nail once, and then you’re all set.
Before you look up “smoke shops near me”, you should know that our online head shop has the rundown on anything and everything weed-related. That’s why we’re going to walk you through bongs vs dab rigs 101!
Hitting a bong and taking a dab are two completely different animals. But you may be surprised to learn that the mechanisms are surprisingly similar.
You’re sure to have your preference for one or the other. Do you like the smooth, cool rips of a bong? Or the harsh-hitting dabs that knock you out?
Either way, it’s important to know as much as you can about tree life. So let’s get to it!
While there is some squabbling about who can claim credit for inventing the dab rig it’s generally accepted that they’ve been around for about 15 years. While strictly a curiosity at first the popularity of the dab rig had exploded in recent years as legal restrictions on the use of cannabis and cannabis-derived products have been lifted nationwide. In this post, those of us at your favorite online head shop are going to take a deep dive into the dab rig, what it is, how it works, and how to keep it clean so that it always provides optimal performance.
Updated on September 22nd 2023
Are you looking to buy the perfect stoner gifts for your girl? Well don’t worry- we’ve put together the ultimate list of ideas to impress your girl and win her stoner heart.
But none of the gifts will mean anything unless they’re specialized. Why would a girl care about a bubbler if it doesn’t match the rest of her collection? And think about how happy she would be if you bought her edibles in her favorite flavor!
For these gifts to really mean something, you need to put some effort in. But we’ll coach you through that, too!
Vaping is associated with the 21st century to almost the same degree as digital technology. It’s a thoroughly modern phenomenon made possible by various subtle technological advances and anyone who tells you otherwise is just blowing vape clouds up your you-know-what. Or are they?
Most anyone you ask in your local vape shop will be happy to tell you that the whole vape thing is a response to the rise of contemporary cannabis culture. But the truth is vaping has been with us for thousands of years. That doesn’t mean that the ancients had contemporary-looking vaporizers, but rather that they understood and practiced the art of vaporizing using a variety of low-tech methods.
Every group eventually develops its own vocabulary. Whether people are involved in building trades, climbing, skateboarding, fashion design, politics, auto mechanics, weightlifting or weed there’s a vocabulary that both signals your group membership and facilitates discussion on whatever subject the community has coalesced around.
Bong aficionados are no different. If you walk into your local head shop in Denver and attempt to engage someone in a conversation about the latest heady glass on offer you’re going to find yourself scratching your head and trying to act like you understand if you don’t acquaint yourself with the vocab first. So that’s what we’re here to do. Provide you with a crash course on the basic bong vocabulary.
PICTURED: 10mm Heady Glass Dab Rig by Liquid Glass Arts at 710 Pipes Smoke Shop
Anyone who has stopped by our Northglenn or Denver smoke shops knows that we stock thousands of heady glass pieces – including hundreds of locally-made bongs and dab rigs. Still, many smoke shop visitors may still be wondering – what’s the difference between the two? Before making your next purchase, review these four key factors separating bongs from dab rigs to determine which type of smoking device is best suited to your preferences.
Our smoke shop locations in Denver and Northglenn stay stocked with thousands of quality products. While the variety lets smoke shop regulars find everything they need, it’s easy to get confused by the range of different options. Thankfully, last month’s guide to smoke shop terminology explained twenty-two top phrases to know before you shop – and this week’s follow-up has the meaning of twenty-three more.