Why You Need a New Nectar Collector for Potent Cannabis Concentrate Dabs

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Published on 12/15/21

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While it's fair to say that American cultures have embraced cannabis with open arms over the past two decades or so, there's still plenty of room for the cannabis culture here in the U.S. to grow, evolve, and change for the better. For example, while the vast majority of those who consume cannabis still do so by smoking it in the form of joints and backwoods, bong rips, and such, cannabis concentrates are quickly gaining momentum.

In fact, according to MJBizDaily, the sales numbers for marijuana concentrates shot up more than 40 percent last year and accounted for a larger share of the overall cannabis market, as consumers became more comfortable with the intricate process of dabbing and new technology has made the products easier to use. 

One of the factors in making dabs and using concentrates more accessible to the mainstream is the rise of the nectar collector. But what exactly is that and how does it work? Well, this article is going to break down what nectar collectors are, how and why they work, and how to make sure you're getting the best nectar collector for you ad your needs.

What is a Nectar Collector?

Despite their clever name, what exactly nectar collectors are might not be obvious the first time you look at it. These devices are the equivalent of what a vape pen is to a desktop Volcano-style vaporizer or a joint to a standard bong. They're a simple and effective way to rip massive dabs in a portable and simple-to-use way.

Due to their shape, you might know them by other names. Some have called them dab straws, honey straws, or other similar names before as well. But instead of doing all of that and forcing people to type stuff like "how to use a dab straw" into their search engine of choice, we've got your back here at Where's Weed.

Usually made of glass or silicone, these devices do resemble big straws. Unlike the traditional straw, however, these nectar collectors usually feature a chamber where the user should put water and either titanium or quartz tip for super-heating and vaporizing your concentrates. The three main components of the best nectar collectors are the neck, the body, and a quality tip made from top-grade materials. All three pieces can come apart and screw together as well, making transporting or traveling this device quick and easy.

Basically, they are mobile dab rigs that you can slip in your pocket and leave the house with. Pretty cool, right? 

How to Use a Nectar Collector

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While it might seem confusing at first, using a nectar collector is as simple as using a standard bong. First, you'll need some concentrates of your choice separated and put into either a glass or quality metal container that's resistant to heat. 

Next, you'll assemble your rig. For most nectar collectors, this process is as simple as attaching the mouthpiece onto the bubbler chamber portion of the device after adding water. By the way, make sure that if you're going to add water, do so before adding any heat at all. 

From there, you'll need to heat your tip. While that sounds complicated, it's no more confusing than using a dab rig and a torch. You'll just need to apply the flame to your quartz nectar collector tip for a few seconds, and you'll be good to go. If you're using a nectar collector with a titanium tip, the process is pretty much the same. 

From there, you'll just dip that heated tip into the designated portion of concentrate you set aside before and then just inhale through the mouthpiece portion. That heated tip will turn that waxy concentrate into vapor, which will be inhaled in via the straw-like structure of the nectar collector, filtered through the water in the bubbler to cool it down and make the hit a little less harsh, then go into the user's lungs to deliver that highly concentrated dose of cannabinoids. 

And that's pretty much it. Nectar collectors are simple to use, transport, and take on the go, require no additional tools other than a butane torch and something to put your concentrates in, and are easy to clean. We here at Where's Weed highly recommend getting one for yourself if you love dabs. 

The Bottom Line  

If you love dabs and would like to have the option to rip some outside a concert, on a hike or while you're camping, or just like the idea of having something easy and handheld to use, getting yourself a nectar collector is the way to go! After all, it can be a real hassle to have to transport that big, clunky dab rig around without breaking it or being very non-discrete about the whole thing. 

Also, we highly recommend spending a little bit of money to make sure you get the best quality rig possible. While it might seem worth it at first to cut a few corners or to try to figure out how to make a nectar collector of your own, it's just simpler and easier to buy a top-notch rig from a reputable vendor with a proven track record of quality.

Once you have a good nectar collector rig that you're comfortable using and figure out what variety of concentrates you like best, it's smooth sailing from there on out. You'll be able to enjoy your favorite concentrates on the go from anywhere, quickly and easily thanks to a quality nectar collector!  

Have you ever tried using a nectar collector? What was your experience like? Share with us in the comments below!