What Is Dabbing? Everything You Need to Know About Smoking Dabs
Dabbing burst onto the scene as an exciting new way to use cannabis, but it has been around for at least a decade. Learn what is dabbing and more here.
What is dabbing all about anyways? Why should I, a stoner, care?
Well my friend, buckle in. Dabbing is the cannabis adventure that you have been waiting for, but never knew about. Forget edibles, this is the new high that’ll blow your mind.
Read on to find out exactly what dabbing is and why we love it!
What Is Dabbing?
Dabbing is a way to smoke weed. It has recently gained a lot of traction in the weed smoking community for those who like a supreme high.
What Are Dabs?
Dabs are essentially concentrated cannabis. It is made by extracting cannabinoids, like THC, using butane, carbon dioxide, or another solvent.
Dabs come in different forms based on their consistency. Our favorites are shatter and wax.
Shatter is hard and glass-like until heated. You can break off a part of the shatter and place it on your dabber tool. Wax is a stickier consistency and is easy to pick up and separate with a dabber tool.
Other forms of oil include isolate, rosin, crumble, and sap.
The Benefits of Dabbing
If you’re smoking dabs for medicinal reasons, you’re in luck. Because it is a concentrate, you’ll find relief quickly.
Dabbing is also great for those who have been smoking flower for a while and don’t get the same high from it because of a built-up tolerance. This high is totally different than regular cannabis and you’ll find yourself able to get nice and stoned again.
That being said, go easy. You won’t overdose on dabs, but you might want to start small and gradually increase the amount you smoke.
Tools of the Trade
Before you can take your first dab, you’ll need to get the right tools.
You’re going to be smoking out of a dab rig. Dab rigs are like bongs or bowls with a special nail on the end. The nail is what vaporizes the dab and allows you to get smoke.
In order to get the dab to the nail, you’ll need a dabber. A dabber is a small rod, usually made of glass or metal so it can withstand some heat. It’s helpful if you have
The heat source you’ll be using is a blowtorch. These come in a wide variety of styles and you can get one that best matches your dab rigs size. You’re not going to want a giant blowtorch and flame for a tiny rig.
Hey, all you dab gurus out there! Level up your game and get an electric nail that heats up on its own, eliminating the blowtorch all together.
How to Dab
It is time to dab, baby!
The first thing you’re going to want to do is set yourself up for a successful high. Get some water, snacks, put on a funny show or groovy record, and settle into your comfiest couch.
Take your rig and fill it with the appropriate amount of water, if necessary. You can suck in on your rig to see if it bubbles.
Have all your tools lined up in front of you, with the dab wax and dabber on a mat. Take the dabber and scrape off a bit of wax to start.
Turn on your torch and begin to heat your nail until it turns red, around 500 to 800 degrees Fahrenheit. Place your mouth on the mouthpiece, tap the dabber on the top of the nail so that you see smoke vapor, and inhale.
Allow your nail and dabber to cool completely before smoking again. Oh, and make sure to be careful while handling the hot wax and pieces!
Let’s Get Ready to Dab
What is dabbing so popular for? Stoners love the fantastic high, the immediate pain relief, and the change in pace from a joint or a bowl of cannabis flower.
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