Cannabis concentrates are everywhere these days in our vape pens and dab rigs. We’re huge fans of vaping at Dab Face which is why we take pride in our quality selection of cartridges. Vaping is a wonderful way to get started into the exciting world of marijuana waxes and oils. However, at some point it’s worth it to move up to dabbing so you can get the intense experience that only a dab can offer. If you’re new to dabbing the whole process can seem overwhelming, there’s torches and pipes, it can seem like a lot. So, we’re going to help demystify the experience for you!
Why do people dab?
Many who are new to dabbing wonder why bother with the torch and rig when you could simply use a vape pen or smoke flowers with seemingly less gear and hassle. The answer to that is quite simple, dabbing provides an experience that flowers and even a vape, despite using concentrates, cannot replicate. A 2015 study performed in Colorado found that the average THC content of a cannabis flower was 18.71% which is quite impressive compared to the levels in previous decades that averaged under 10%. However, the THC concentration of most concentrates start at around 60% and some, like yours truly at Dab Face, climbing in the 80-90% range. As you can see, flowers simply can’t compete with concentrates when it comes to potency. Even though a vape also uses a distillate oil, you generally won’t be able to take as full of a draw on one and might not experience the same intense rush of THC that you do from a dab.
So in short, people choose to dab because it is the quickest way to get a potent burst of cannabinoids. Regardless of why you consume cannabis, whether to unwind from a long day, get your head in the right place for a night out, or to manage any number of conditions that cannabis can treat, nothing compares to the rush of a dab. Not only, do dabs pack more potency than any other method of consuming cannabis, they’re also great at concentrating the flavors of cannabis which allows you to experience the herb on another level. At Dab Face we offer nine distinct flavors that will blow you away! If you’re interested in taking your cannabis experience to the next level, don’t worry, dabbing is far simpler and more user friendly than you may think.
What do I need to start dabbing?
If you’re going to dab, you’re going to need a dab rig and a few other items to get started. A dab rig is a water pipe that has been fitted with a special bowl, called a nail that you are able to heat to high temperatures and apply a small amount of concentrate or “dab” to in order to flash vaporize the hash wax or oil. You will need a concentrate, glass piece, a nail, a dab tool, a torch and a capper if your dab tool doesn’t include one. There are a lot of options for nails, glass and tools, but, to start out a small, easy to handle water pipe with a perc, a titanium nail, a dab tool with a cap and a torch. You should be able to get all of that at a local headshop and the staff will be able to make sure that all of your components work together! If purchasing online sites like smokecartel.com have software that checks compatibility in your cart along with live chat so you can be sure you’re getting the right stuff!
How do you dab?
Now that you know why people dab and what you need to get started it’s actually quite easy. If you’re just starting out, we recommend applying concentrate to the dabbing end of your tool as a first step. Next, heat the nail until it is hot but not red hot. Let the nail cool for around 10 seconds and then apply the dab directly to the nail and inhale slowly. Its best to rotate your dabber to prevent wax or oil from getting stuck to it. Once the oil is clear from your dabber you can flip it around to cap the nail. Capping the nail can be useful to keep vapor from escaping if you need to pause to clear your hit.
See, dabbing is actually quite simple. Not only is dabbing user friendly once you get the hang of it, it is an unparalleled way to experience cannabis. Dabbing provides a rush of THC and flavors that you simply can’t get any other way! If you’re feeling inspired to give dabbing a shot, Dab Face offers 9 tantalizing flavors that you’re sure to love! What are you waiting for? Give it a shot!