Dabbing has become one of the most popular ways to enjoy cannabis. Not only do dabs hit hard to produce immediate effects, but thanks to their huge terpene content, they also tend to be mouth wateringly delicious. With such potent effects and bold flavors, it’s not hard to see why so many people have made dabs their go-to method of consuming cannabis.
Ready to try it out for yourself? Here are a few different ways to do dabs.
Dabs are potent hits of cannabis concentrates, and while they’re typically associated with dab rigs, using a dab rig isn’t the only way to enjoy them. If you don’t feel like dealing with a glass rig or a blow torch, you’ll be happy to find out that you really don’t have to since dabs can be vaped or smoked even without them.
Dabs can be vaped out of many different types of vaporizers, including ones that have been specially designed just for that. Wax pens, also known as dab pens, are bulky vape pens that are perfect for quickly firing up some dabs. They can be loaded up within a matter of seconds and they heat up instantly just like any other vape pen. They’re also super portable and easy to handle, making them perfect for on-the-go dabbing.
If you don’t have a wax pen on hand, you may be able to simply do dabs out of your regular vaporizer. Many conventional vaporizers have been built to handle both ground flower and extracts. Just make sure that your vaporizer is actually intended to work with concentrates before trying to dab with it. If it’s only intended to vape ground flower then vaping a sticky extract out of it may damage the unit, clog it up, or break it altogether.
Like to keep it simple? There’s really no need for any kind of rig or vaporizer if you don’t want to use one. Dabs can also be smoked in various ways.
For example, dabs can be added directly on top of the ground bud in your pipe or bong bowl. When exposed to the heat of a lighter, the dab will melt on top of the flower and sink into it, giving it a potent kick. Just make sure to lay down a bed of ground flower first so that the melted dab doesn’t fall through the stem and get sucked up into your mouth.
Dab rigs are glass water pipes that have been specially designed just for doing dabs. They’re kind of like a bong, but instead of a bowl for your bud, they have a nail, also known as a banger, for your dabs. They are capable of producing fantastic dabs, but they also aren’t the easiest to use.
If there are easier ways of doing dabs, then why bother with a dab rig at all?
Simple! Dab rigs are the most flavorful, hard-hitting, and efficient way of doing dabs. Rigs really bring out the flavor of an extract and produce much more flavorful hits than you could get from a wax pen, other vaporizer, or any smoking tool.
So how do you use a dab rig?
First, you’ll need the right equipment. In order to dab through a dab rig, you’ll need a butane torch (to heat it up), a dab tool (scoop tool), a nail/banger (to put your dab on), a carb cap (to manage airflow), and a small mat (to catch any spills).
Once you’ve got that all ready, here’s how you can put it all together to do a dab:
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