The Dab Rig - it's an essential piece of equipment any smoker knows and loves. The term “dab rigs” typically refers to the entire ensemble - the banger, the dome piece that goes over it, and any other accessory, such as a dab mat or carb cap. While important in function, a Dab is nothing without its accessories in many ways.\nWhether it's a dome, carb cap, or dabber, your collection of pieces should be nothing short of quality, and below we will discuss the must-have dab accessories.\n\n Dabbers\n\nThere's not much use in having a rig if you don't have any dab tools, so let's start with one of the best dab rig accessories. Dabbers or dab tools come in all shapes and sizes and while there is some variety among them, the common goal of all is to get your oil or concentrate into your rig. There are several different types that can get the job done, so it's up to you to decide what works best for you. The most common type of dabbers is the scoop, which has a wide bowl to fit plenty of concentrate.\n\n Terp Pearls\n\nTerp pearls, also known as terp balls or dab pearls, are tiny orbs you can insert into a banger. Their most common form is in a 4-6mm diameter sphere made of sapphire, ceramic, ruby, borosilicate glass, or quartz. Quartz terp balls are one of the best accessories for dab rigs because of their excellent flavor preservation and heat retention qualities. The best part is that they are easy to use - simply heat up your banger and add the terp pearl. \n\n Carb Caps\n\nWhile you can get by without one, having a carb cap in your collection will take your Dab game to the next level! The term “carb” is short for “carburetor”, and the cap is so named because it fits over your nail like a car’s carburetor. When heated, carb caps reduce the vaporization point of oils to allow for more smoke creation. This occurs because the carb cap creates a vacuum that allows fluid to boil at lower temperature vapor. Carb caps are made of titanium or quartz, but be advised when picking any piece for Dabbing - you want to go with high-quality materials that won’t leach into your concentrate.\n\n Dab Torch\n\nThe Dab Torch is the heating source, so it's best to invest in a high-quality torch. We suggest looking at tabletop torches or handheld torches with refillable butane tanks, which give you maximum control over your heat levels. Be sure you do plenty of research with this one, as this must-have dab accessory can get pricey depending on the brand and model you choose.\n\n Nail\n\nThe nail is where your concentrate goes, so you need to have something sturdy in quality - not necessarily expensive! There are several types of nails with different materials for heating, including titanium, quartz, ceramic, and glass. Glass nails are most common among people beginning to dab because of their low price, but most seasoned Dabbers like quartz nails for their durability and ease with regards to heat retention. \n\n Screens\n\nDabbers have different opinions about whether or not they need screens, but some agree that it's a good idea to have some in your tool kit. Screens are not necessarily a common accessory for dabbing as they are only useful when dabbing full melt material that has plant matter. The dabber heats the nail, then places the screen on top (which already has oil on it) and the oil boils on the screen, the matter within the oil is caught by the screen.\n\n Dab Mat\n\nDab mats are a must-have dab accessory to have around the house. This is because many of the solvents used in making dabs tend to be quite sticky and difficult to clean up once spilled on a surface. Most mats are made of silicon and some even come with a suction cup to secure it more firmly on your tabletop. There are all kinds of mats out there, so grab one to protect your surfaces and to keep your rig safe - it's always better to be safe than sorry!\nShop at Thick Ass Glass today!\nSmoking accessories are frequently overlooked yet are a fantastic addition to your collection and can really improve your Dab experience. There are tons of accessories out there that will help you ge\nt the most out of your Dab life, so get out there and see what works for you.\nLooking to get the best accessories for your Dab Rig? TAG's dab rig product line is a great place to start. With a comprehensive range of high-quality products, you're sure to find the perfect Dab accessory that meets your needs.