Electric Nectar Collector: The Complete Guide

How to Use Electric Nectar Colectors

If you, like millions of others across the world, have fallen in love with dabs and concentrates over the last few years, you’ve likely had a good deal of experience using a variety of different  dab rigs, and are now wondering “what is a nectar collector?”  

Dab rigs are great ways to use concentrates from the comfort of your home, but not so great when you are out on the town or traveling. 

Enter nectar collectors, the portable dab rigs which have exploded in popularity in the last decade as more and more cannabis enthusiasts have started to use concentrates. 

What Are Electric Nectar Collectors?

An electric nectar collector is a type of portable dab rig which heats cannabis concentrates with an electric-powered heating device. No torch is needed to vaporize your concentrates, and the rig instead uses battery power to vaporize any type of concentrate. 

Electric nectar collectors are usually much smaller than traditional dab rigs, making them far more portable and great for those looking to dab on the go.

These types of dab rigs are usually long and thin, with a straw, body and metal titanium tip. Unlike normal collectors which need to be heated by a torch, electric nectar collectors use battery power to heat the tip of the rig. The heated tip is then brought toward your concentrates for dabbing. 

These types of rigs will function similarly to vape pens, with the only difference being that the heated tip of the nectar collector is brought to the concentrates for vaporization rather than loading the vape pen with cartridges or concentrates. 

What Is An Electric Nectar Collector?

Electric Nectar Collector Guide

Check the above guide to learn all the parts of an Electric Nectar Collector. Device shown: Lookah Seahorse Pro Nectar Collector Kit.

How To Use an Electric Nectar Collector

An electric nectar collector will function very similarly to a dab rig, except for one key difference. With a traditional dab rig, you heat your bowl (banger) and use a nail to bring the concentrates to the rig. An electric nectar collector alternatively produces its own heating source, getting the metal tip of the device red hot, which is then pressed down into your concentrates. 

To use an electronic nectar collector, follow these simple steps:

  1. Fill the body of your rig with water if your specific device requires it. 
  2. Make sure your concentrates are in a glass or silicone container, something that will not melt when heated. 
  3. Activate your device, often by pushing or holding a button, allowing the tip to heat up. 
  4. Bring the heated tip of the rig to the concentrates, touching the end lightly to the surface of your concentrates.
  5. Inhale from the opposite end of the collector, breathing in the vapor. 
  6. As soon as you are done inhaling, remove the tip from the concentrates to prevent wasting any. 

Electric Nectar Collectors Vs. Dab Rigs

Similar to the benefits of a bubbler vs a bong, nectar collectors are better than conventional dab rigs in that they are more portable, require less equipment, and reduce the amount of time and energy it takes to dab. 

Nectar collectors require nothing more than a heating device and some form of concentrates to use, while a dab rig will have you searching the house for all the various tools you will need just to take a single dab.  Electric nectar collectors are even easier to use, as the battery-powered heating built into your rig will do all the work for you. All you need is your favorite type of concentrate and you are ready to dab. 

If you plan on traveling, the small and discrete nature of nectar collectors is much easier to pack and bring with you to sketchy places. 

Nectar collectors can also help clean out the caked-in residue from your old concentrate containers which your nails just can’t seem to scrape up. 

If you have an electric nectar collector, the dabbing process is even easier, removing your need for a torch and making cleanup a breeze. 

Types of Concentrates You Can Use

Similar to dab rigs, electric nectar collectors can be used to consume just about any type of concentrate. Nectar Collectors can be used to consume the following types of popular concentrates:

  • Oil 
  • Wax
  • Rosin
  • Hash
  • Shatter
  • Budder
  • Live Resin

How To Clean Your Rig

Like any other device, you use to consume concentrates, cleaning your nectar collector is one of the best ways to keep your smoke tasting fresh and dabs ripping as they should. 

Learning to clean a nectar collector is similar to cleaning a traditional dab rig. For those who have never cleaned either, follow these simple instructions to properly clean your rig.

Items you will need:

  • Salt: The larger, coarser salt types will work better in this situation, as the salt acts as a scrubber inside your nectar collector, loosening the residue built up along the rig. 
  • Isopropyl alcohol: Use alcohol that is 90% or higher. The combination of salt and rubbing alcohol will create a strong cleaning solution that will remove all the grime and resin that can be tough to remove with just water. 
  • Pipe Cleaners: These will help remove any leftover resin or materials that the salt and alcohol do not remove. 
  • Container: A Ziploc or plastic bag will be needed that can hold your nectar collector in the alcohol mixture. A container that can close and prevent spilling the mixture will be needed.

Cleaning Your Electric Nectar Collector Kit:

  1. Disassemble your rig. The mouthpiece, body and tip of your rig should all come apart, the specific number of pieces will vary depending on what type of nectar collector kit you have. 
  2. Gently use the pipe cleaner or Q-tip to remove any large resin buildup throughout your rig. Using light pressure when doing so will help to avoid scratching your glass or silicone nectar collector. 
  3. Mix your salt and alcohol into a few different containers, using twice as much alcohol as salt. Soak the washable pieces of your kit in separate Ziploc bags. Each piece should be completely submerged in the salt-alcohol mixture. Let the pieces soak for 30 minutes to 1 hour. The body of your kit will be electric and should not go into alcohol. Follow the specific cleaning instructions for the body of your electric nectar collector which is provided in your user manual. 
  4. Now that the pieces have soaked for at least half an hour, the next phase of the cleaning process can begin. Holding the outside of the bag, grasp the piece of your nectar collector and tilt the bag back and forth. This should cause the alcohol mixture to pass back and forth through the piece of your collector without actually moving the piece. Holding the part of the nectar collector while shaking the bag will prevent any damage to the glass, quartz or silicone nectar collector. 
  5. Repeat this process for each different piece of your rig until they are cleaned to your liking. Feel free to use the pipe cleaners during this process to remove any resin which refuses to break free. 
  6. Rinse each piece with warm water to remove any alcohol or salt remaining on the pieces.
  7. Get back to dabbing. 

How Much Do Electric Nectar Collectors Cost?

The cost of electronic nectar collectors will depend entirely on the level of quality you want in your rig. For high-end electric nectar collectors, you can expect to spend anywhere from $30 – $70.

Our most popular device is the Lookah Seahorse Pro Kit (below), and is the in the middle of this price range. So a high performing electric nectar collector will set you back between $30 – $70.

What is a Nectar Collector?

Nectar collectors are smaller, portable versions of dab rigs that individuals use to vaporize cannabis concentrates. 

These types of dab rigs will have a long, cylindrical body that resembles a straw. They often feature a glass or silicone body and a metal tip that is heated with a torch which vaporizes concentrates after heating. 

Electric nectar collectors also exist which feature a wider body and an electric heating system that will vaporize cannabis without the need for a torch. 

Basically, nectar collectors are like bubblers or pipes, but for concentrates instead of flower. Explore our full range here!

How to Use A Nectar Collector

So you just purchased your latest rig and aren’t quite sure how to do it.  Don’t worry, even if you have never dabbed before, using a nectar collector to vaporize concentrates is quite easy. 

If you are an experienced dabber, using a nectar collector will be different from using your normal dab rig. Rather than heating your bowl and using a nail to bring the concentrates to your rig, the tip of your nectar collector is heated and brought to the concentrates. 

If you have never used any form of dab rig, follow the simple steps below to ensure your first time using a nectar collector goes great.

Follow these steps when dabbing:

  1. Add water to your nectar collector if your specific rig requires it. 
  2. Heat the tip of the nectar collector using a torch. Wait 20-30 seconds after heating to allow the metal tip to cool. If the tip of your rig is too hot, it will scorch your concentrates. 
  3. Place the opposite end of the nectar collector against your lips, preparing to inhale. As you move the heated metal tip towards the concentrates, begin inhaling. The metal tip should be lightly touching the surface of your concentrates.
  4. Once you have taken a complete inhale, move the tip of your nectar collector away from the concentrates so you don’t vaporize any concentrates you won’t be inhaling.

What’s The Best Electric Nectar Collector?

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