Understanding Dab Rigs

In all the discussion and hype around the global move toward legalization, it’s difficult to go through a single day without hearing about something cannabis related. From innovative ways to enjoy your favorite strains to the latest breakthroughs in medical research that speak to the potential benefits of this medicinal plant.

When it comes to cannabis concentrates, they’re at the center of the discussion. due to the demand of the public, the form of cannabis is both thrilling and potent. If you’re wanting to explore concentrates, dabbing is one of the best methods for doing this.

Concentrates, as their name suggests are concentrated forms of your favorite herb that provide a powerful way to enjoy your ganja. All you need is the use of a small amount of powerful psychoactive effects.

However, unlike your dry herbs (which may be inhaled or smoked) concentrates require a special method known as dabbing.

You’ll require special equipment and a basic understanding of what each type of accessory can do. Below we’ve compiled a run-down of all things dabbing, including how to select the appropriate dabbing device for your needs.

But First, What Are Dabs?

In simple terms in simple terms, dabs are concentrated amounts of cannabis. These dosages are made by utilizing the solvent (often carbon dioxide or butane) in order to get the active substances of the cannabis plant to create a concentrated.

After you have CBD, TCH, and other cannabinoids were successfully extracted and absorbed, the result is an oily and sticky mixture, commonly called any of the following, depending on the extraction method used, as well as the consistency

  • Budder
  • Shatter
  • Wax
  • Butane Hash Oil (BHO)
  • And many more…

What Is Dabbing?

If you’ve learned what a “dab” is, it’s time to find out what you can do with these. In order to make use of dabs, they must be heated by a hot surface. This is known as a “nail” and is often made of glass, clay, or quartz.

Once heated it is when the smoke and the vapor generated by the dab are inhaled. The entire process is known as “dabbing” and although it has been around for some time, it has lately gained attention as a way to benefit from the abundance of cannabis concentrates available on the market.

How Dabbing Works

Dabbing is a method to smoke concentrates using convective heating rather than conductive heat. Convective heating is safer, smoother, and more efficient since it doesn’t “burn off” and wastes all the essential and active components within the concentrated. In the event that the concentrate is heated at a lower temperature and through indirect heat instead of direct flame, the user experiences greater levels of psychoactive chemicals, and a cleaner, purer, more enjoyable taste.

Dab rigs work by a process involving two key steps. The first is that a torch heats up the main surface (also known as a “nail”), and the next is a targeted “dab” placed on the surface of the nail. Inhale this vapor via the mouthpiece in the same way you would do with a normal pipe.