What are Erig Vaporizers?

Erig vaporizers, also known as electronic dab rigs or e-rigs, are devices designed for vaporizing concentrates or “dabs.” They combine the power and functionality of traditional dab rigs with the convenience and portability of vape pens. E-rigs are often used by enthusiasts who want a more potent and flavorful vaping experience.

How Do They Work?

Erig vaporizers work by heating a coil or a nail to a high temperature, which then vaporizes the concentrate placed on it. The vapor is then inhaled through a mouthpiece. Unlike traditional dab rigs, which require a torch for heating, e-rigs use a battery-powered heating element, making them safer and more convenient to use.

Coil Types

There are several types of coils used in erig vaporizers, including:

  1. Ceramic Coils: Known for their slow heat time and even heat distribution, resulting in a smoother and more flavorful vapor.
  2. Quartz Coils: Quartz heats up quickly and provides a clean, pure taste, but may not retain heat as well as other materials.
  3. Titanium Coils: Durable and quick to heat up, but may alter the flavor of the concentrate.

What Materials to Use

Erig vaporizers are designed for use with waxes and concentrates. These can range from shatter and crumble to budder and oil. It’s important to use the right type of concentrate for your specific device, as some may not be compatible with certain forms of concentrate.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Clean Regularly: Regular cleaning can help maintain the performance of your erig and prolong its lifespan.
  2. Use the Right Amount of Concentrate: Overloading your erig can cause it to clog or not function properly. A piece of concentrate the size of a grain of rice is usually sufficient.
  3. Prime Your Coil: Before using a new coil, it’s a good idea to “prime” it by heating it up without any concentrate. This can help prevent any unwanted flavors from the manufacturing process.


  1. How often should I clean my erig?
    • It’s recommended to clean your erig every few uses to maintain optimal performance.
  2. Can I use dry herbs in my erig?
    • No, erigs are designed specifically for use with waxes and concentrates.
  3. How long does the battery last on an erig?
    • Battery life can vary depending on the model and usage, but most can last for several hours of continuous use.
  4. Can I use my erig while it’s charging?
    • This depends on the model. Some erigs allow for “pass-through” vaping while charging, but not all.
  5. Why is my erig not producing any vapor?
    • This could be due to a number of reasons, such as a dead battery, a clogged airway, or a faulty coil. Check these components and replace if necessary.