Can I boil my dab rig?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

Can I boil my dab rig?

You can boil your dab rig to clean it, but there are a few things to keep in mind before you do so. Boiling your dab rig is a great way to remove stubborn residue and gunk that may have built up over time. However, there are a few precautions you should take to ensure that you don’t damage your rig.

Firstly, make sure that your dab rig is made of borosilicate glass, which is heat-resistant and can withstand high temperatures. This type of glass is commonly used in dab rigs and is known for its durability and ability to handle thermal shock.

To boil your dab rig, you’ll need a pot large enough to accommodate the entire piece. Fill the pot with enough water to fully submerge the rig, but make sure not to overfill it as the water may boil over and cause a mess. Place the pot on the stove and bring the water to a rolling boil.

Once the water is boiling, carefully lower your dab rig into the pot, making sure not to drop it or hit it against the sides of the pot. Use tongs or a heat-resistant glove to protect your hands from the hot water and steam.

Allow the dab rig to boil for about 10-15 minutes. The heat from the boiling water will help loosen and dissolve the resin and residue inside the rig. You can also add a small amount of dish soap or a specialized cleaning solution to help break down the buildup.

After the allotted time, carefully remove the dab rig from the boiling water using tongs or a heat-resistant glove. Be cautious as the rig will be extremely hot. Rinse it thoroughly with warm water to remove any remaining residue.

Once the dab rig has cooled down, you can use a pipe cleaner or a brush designed for cleaning glassware to scrub away any stubborn residue. Rinse again with warm water to ensure that all the cleaning solution and residue have been removed.

Dry your dab rig completely before using it again. You can air dry it or use a clean, lint-free cloth to gently wipe away any moisture.

Boiling your dab rig can be an effective way to clean it, but it’s important to exercise caution to avoid damaging the rig or injuring yourself. Make sure your dab rig is made of borosilicate glass, use tongs or a heat-resistant glove to handle the hot rig, and thoroughly rinse and dry it after cleaning. Happy dabbing!