Chances are, if you're into using cannabis extracts and concentrates, you've probably heard of a nectar collector. But, truth be told, they are niche enough that there is also a chance you haven't! Nectar collectors go by a few similar names. Dab straw, honey straw, honey collector, etc. The name "nectar collector" is technically the brand name, but it became synonymous with the dab rigs themselves. So much so that many people use the above terms interchangeably now, as you would with "tissue" and "Kleenex." Basically, a nectar collector is a vertical straw dab rig.
Here at NuggClub, we're big fans of cannabis extracts and nectar collectors. That's why we wrote this article to show you how to use a nectar collector and educate those who may be interested but unfamiliar.
Nectar collectors are a type of dab rig. It's a small, vertically shaped dab rig that is perfect for your favorite marijuana extracts and concentrates. Their small-medium size makes them comfortable to transport and easy to use. However, they do need small amounts of water to use. Nectar collectors vary dramatically both in their design and style. Yet, each has the same essential characteristics. These are:
If you've used dabs or concentrates before, you'll probably find the use of nectar collectors intuitive and straightforward. Nevertheless, we're not going to make any assumptions. If you're a complete beginner, here's our step-by-step instructions on how to use your new nectar collector:
As time goes on and you use your nectar collector more, you'll acquire a better feel for the sweet spot temperature ranges. You'll want to explore different kinds of concentrates to find what works best in your collector, along with those you enjoy the most. It can feel overwhelming with all the various extract products and brands on the market today. But, don't worry, it will all become clear with time!
Also, it must be remembered: cannabis extracts are significantly more potent than cannabis flower. Don't make the mistake of using concentrates in the way you use flower. Otherwise, you could potentially use too much and feel deeply uncomfortable. Always go low and slow until you become more familiar with marijuana concentrates.
Nectar collectors, first and foremost, are dab rigs. This means marijuana flower cannot be consumed in a nectar collector. However, almost every cannabis concentrate is fair game.
The most popular extracts that are consumed using a nectar collector coincide with the most popular concentrates more generally:
There are many options available when it comes to dab rigs. It's natural to ask: why should I use a nectar collector? Every rig can produce a similar high, but nectar collectors come with their own set of unique benefits. This is especially true for beginning dabbers.
Nectar collectors are great, but that doesn't mean you won't have to clean them from time to time. With frequent use, you'll find a build-up of spent oil accumulating within the collector straw. You'll need to keep it clean to keep it sanitary and looking nice. Because of the many nooks and crannies within a nectar collector, you won’t be able to simply clean it with a cloth. Here's exactly how you can get it done:
Supplies You’ll Need:
Cleaning the Collector, Step-by-Step:
A typical honey straw will cost anywhere from $15 to $30. You'll need a torch to use it, and you can find these for sale for $30 - $40. However, if you’re interested in purchasing one of the original, brand-name Nectar Collectors, you can find kits being sold for $75.99 - $169.95.
If you’re actually interested in dabbing, then, yes, a nectar collector is a great addition to your rig collection. They're incredibly easy to use and are much less expensive than some other dab rigs out there. They're especially worth it for those who are new to using cannabis concentrates.
Truth be told, there is no difference. As we mentioned, the name 'nectar collector' is just the original brand that famously produced their vertical dab rig. It was so popular that the name stuck and is now used to refer to all comparable devices. Nectar collector, dab straw, honey straw, honey collector, these are all the various names that refer to the same kind of dab rig.
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