How to use a nectar collector a beginners guide by AMS
The ancient methods of consuming cannabis still exist, like smoking pot. However, as technology develops, it is high time that ganja enthusiasts try new techniques. New ways of consuming, like dabbing, are becoming more popular.
This could be because collecting nectar isn't as daunting as some describe it. You may have a few ideas for a nectar collector, but it would be helpful for beginners if we describe them. This guide is about collecting cannabis nectar.
What Is A Nectar Collector?
A nectar collector is a small, vertical, portable dab rig made explicitly for vaporizing cannabis concentrates such as wax, budder, or shatter. There is no combustion when using a nectar collector, like smoking grass. The keyword here is vaporizing.
Nonetheless, it is worth mentioning that a nectar collector is not a traditional vaporizer. Instead, it is a device made for vaporizing cannabis concentrates. The term vaporizer in the cannabis context refers to an e-cig or a vape pen.
Most nectar collector manufacturers use glass or silicon to make these collectors. The Glass collectors have less effect on taste than the silicone ones. However, silicone is safer for carrying with you. Which one you choose is up to your tastes.
Components of A Nectar Collector
A nectar collector has three main parts. They comprise:
A nectar collector's neck is somewhat similar to a bong or a dab rig's. This is where you will inhale the vapor from.
About the body, think of it like a dab rig or bong body. You can add water or not depending on the make of the nectar collector (some are dry while others are wet). If it is a wet nectar collector, you will want to add some water before startingusing the collectoricate the vapor's harshness.
About the tip, it could either be made of titanium or quartz. The tip is integral for introducing heat into the nectar collector, vaporizing the concentrates.
Using A Nectar Collector
With the above details in mind, using a nectar collector is as easy as 1, 2, 3. First, let’s see the steps below.
1. Select Your Favorite Concentrates
Concentrates can be oil, budder, rosin, crumble, shatter, or wax. You can use your favorite concentrate in the nectar collector.
2. Place The Chosen Concentrates in A Quartz Dish
It is essential to put sufficient concentration for a one-time dab. You will need to put the cannabis concentrates in a quartz dish to use your collector.
3. Fill The Body with Water
This is dependent on whether your nectar collector is wet or dry. You may skip this step if it is a dry one. In the case of a wet nectar collector, filling the body with water helps cool down the vapor's temperature and filtration and reduces the vapor's harshness.
In the case of a dry nectar collector, it would be advisable to use low temperatures to garner the benefits of low vapor temperatures and reduce the vapor's harshness.
4. Connect The Body to The Tip and Neck
After assembling the nectar collector, you must clip them together to ensure firmness and safety. See, the temperatures may go as high as 370°C. You want to make sure that everything is secure. If you use butane to heat the tip, and the tip falls out of the apparatus, it can cause severe burns.
The clips are made with the ability to withstand extremely high temperatures. Make sure to research the clips you use to ensure safety.
5. Heat The Tip
Heat the tip of your nectar collector to your desired temperatures using an e-nail coil or a butane torch. It would be best if you heated the element by moving the flame or heater coil all-around the tip.
The main reason it is discouraged to concentrate the flame on a single spot is that it is easy to burn the concentrates. You can even end up destroying the nectar collector.
To test if the nectar collector is ready for heating the concentrates, place it about a fist's distance away. The collector is ready to use if you can feel some heat.
If you are a keen observer, you can also pay attention to the color of the tip. If it is reddish, it will mean that you are ready to go to the next step.
6. Place the Nectar Collector Against the Concentrates in a Quartz Dish and Inhale the Vapor
After heating the tip and ensuring that the collector is ready for using the concentrates, it's the ideal time to inhale your vapor.
The heated tip will vaporize the concentrates, letting the vapor pass through the collector's body. If you are using a wet nectar collector, the water in the body will cool the vapor a little bit before reaching the mouth through the neck.
If any t feel vapor coming through, it means that the tip hasn't attained the desired heat for any reason. Therefore, it is vital to put the nectar collector down and allow it to cool before trying again.
After it has cooled, wipe the tip. Re-heat the apparatus once more, ensuring the collector gets up to the temperature to necessitate a fantastic dabbing experience.
Pros of Using a Nectar Collector
- A nectar collector comes equipped with most of the tools it needs. It would be best if you didn't have to buy any of its parts unless you are replacing something.
- It is small in size and convenient to carry around when undertaking outdoor errands or visiting a friend.
- Easy to use, regardless of one's experience in consuming cannabis. You shouldn't need to learn anything else about using a collector than what is in this guide.
- A nectar collector can easily be assembled and disassembled. That said, it is easy to clean each of its parts.
- It is fun to use a nectar collector. You will explore a new and exciting way to take your favorite cannabis concentrate!