dab rigs

Dab Nail Seasoning: An Essential Guide

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.

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Bongs vs. Dab Rigs: How Do They Compare?

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!

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Cleaning a Dab Rig: How to Do a Great Job

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.

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Six Great Smoke Shop Gift Ideas for Your Girl

Are you looking to buy the perfect stoner gifts for your girl? Are you thinking, “I really need some help from a smoke shop near me”?

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!

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A Short History of the Herb Vaporizer

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.

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Bong Vocab 101: A Crash Course

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.

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Four Big Differences Between Bongs and Dab Rigs

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.

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Twenty-Three More Smoke Shop Terms to Know

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.

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E-Nails? The Future of Dabbing Is Here

The continuing boom of Cannabis’s popularity and acceptance has bred a number of revolutions in the surrounding marketplace. One novel invention that was born in the midst of this fervor is the Electronic Nail, or E-Nail for short. This device comes in a number of incarnations, but all have a singular goal in mind: the perfection of vaporizing Cannabis concentrates at precision temperatures.

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Finding the Right Dab Temperature & Best Banger For Your Buck

Today, if you go into a head shop just about anywhere you are bound to see one of these newer and complex devices. Whether you call it an oil rig, a dab rig, or a concentrate rig makes no difference as they are all the same thing. They were created as a more efficient way of delivering potent concentrated cannabis either in wax, oil, or butter form to the user. It gives you a cleaner more intense high as many of these concentrates rank around the 75-90th percentiles in potency. They have been a godsend to medical marijuana users and an essential piece of equipment for any cannabis consumer.

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