The push for legalizing marijuana is stronger today than ever before. In 2021, ninety-one percent of American adults support some form of marijuana legalization, recreationally or medically.
Along with this, over half of all American adults have already tried cannabis products. It is becoming widely accepted, and with acceptance comes new forms to try.
While dabbing is a relatively new form of marijuana, it’s been proven to be one of the strongest and most effective ways to use it.
Be aware, however, there may be extra tools you need, and it’s not recommended for brand new marijuana users. That’s why reviewing some dabbing tips ahead of time is wise.
But, if you’re ready, dabbing can create the best cannabis experience possible. Check out these six dabbing tips below to get started on your journey.
1. Choose High Quality
While spotting high-quality flowers is generally quite easy, it is not the same for concentrates.
Choosing high quality is more than just for a good hit. It’s also for your health.
Low-quality concentrates can have pesticides, solvents, heavy metals, and other contaminants that can negatively impact your health if used for the long term.
Instead of choosing a cheaper concentrate from the guy down the street, choose a respectable dispensary. High-quality concentrates will be lab tested by a third party, and if you’re ever in doubt, you can ask for the lab results, either from the dispensary or the brand.
Generally, the quality of the concentrate will vary due to storage methods, the extraction process, and the starting material.
2. Get the Right Tools
When you’re ready to dab marijuana, you need the right tools to get you started. Unlike other forms, dabbing requires buying specific tools for it to work correctly.
You’ll need to start with the essentials, which include:
- Dab Rig
- Blow torch
When you first start, you’ll want to opt for a smaller rig with a quartz nail. This will give you the best taste and will be easiest for you to navigate.
The nail is what you put the concentrate on. After the nail is heated up, you place the dab on the nail to create the vapor.
You don’t want to choose a cheap nail, or you’re going to have to replace it often.
Concentrates are expensive, and they’re tough to handle. A dabber will prevent you from ruining or dropping the concentrate before you even get to use it. There are many different types, such as a shovel, scoop, pick, or spatula.
A blow torch is essential when dabbing, but don’t let it intimidate you. To dab correctly, you need to heat the nail to the proper temperature, which you can easily do with a blow torch.
Look for one that won’t ruin the taste or potency of your dab by overheating. You also want one that is smaller, dependable, and is easy to refill.
3. Check Your Temperature
In any essential guide to dabbing, finding the correct temperature cannot be stressed enough.
Lower temperature dabs are desired versus dabs that are too hot because the low temperature preserves the terpenes and therefore the flavor.
To find the right temperature, you need to consider the size of your bowl on your nail and the thickness of the glass. It will take practice and trial and error, and you may want to invest in a timer and temperature gun to get it just right.
There are also other products such as eNails which can be heated to a specific temperature, taking the guesswork out for you.
4. Clean Often and Thoroughly
Just with other types of cannabis consumption, you want your equipment to be clean to get the best effects.
As stated before, concentrates aren’t cheap. If you’re using them, you want to be able to taste them.
They are also very sticky and can create quite a build-up if you don’t clean regularly. After each use, use a cotton swab to clean out the bowl of your nail to prevent this build-up.
You should also be prepared to do a monthly deep clean of all your tools, especially your dab rig. This will ensure you’re experiencing the full flavor profile of each dab and not getting the remnants of past dabs.
5. Start Small
When you’re just learning how to dab, you’ll want to learn how to properly begin so you can fully enjoy yourself. The best tip to know is to start small.
You only need a tiny amount of concentrate to get you a huge hit, which is one of the biggest benefits of dabbing.
Its high THC content will do the job quickly and efficiently, but this also means you might become overwhelmed if you try too much too soon.
Remember, you can always take another dab, but if you take too much, your only option is to wait it out.
6. Know the Right Technique
When weighing the pros and cons of dabbing, there are many more pros than cons to be considered.
Dabs are flavorful, powerful, and are a new and exciting way to switch up your cannabis routine. Because they are so concentrated, you don’t need to hold your hit in like you usually would when smoking flower.
If you are nervous about coughing after dabbing, don’t be. It’s completely normal and should be expected, especially because the dab can be so potent.
Take it slowly, and try to take a small inhale of fresh air before inhaling the dab. This will help lessen your cough, which will also lessen over time.
Try These Dabbing Tips
Now you know all the essential dabbing tips to get you started.
Doing your research beforehand is smart, and you can now be sure to have the best experience possible.
Once you’ve finished with this research, check out the other excellent content on our page and try something else new!