The realm of dabbing can be a magical place in the eyes of all those involved. From novices with no idea where to begin to concentrate connoisseurs owning a few dab rigs under each of their belts, dabbing has become a hobby as well as a career.
Today, we are going to focus on the beginners to help them learn and prepare for their dabbing needs. I’ve put together this ‘Beginners Guide to Dabbing’ to discuss the steps involved with dabbing and the types of concentrates newbies should look for. So, without further ado…
What Is Dabbing?
In case you don’t already know, dabbing is turning a waxy substance called oil or wax and converting it into vapor form using proper dabbing tools and techniques. The point is to inhale the vapor and exhale, like you would for smoking, except this is smoother. You heat what is called a dab nail, which is made from one of many materials (titanium, ceramic, glass), with a handheld torch. The person inserts a piece of wax on a chiseled stick called a wand in the nail. The wax dissolves and you are inhaling what is produced from the once solid substance.
What Types of Concentrates are Used for Dabbing?
I mention wax a lot, but there are many others you can use for dabbing. The four categories of concentrates are: waxes, oils, shatters, and budders – all of which are forms of concentrate. Waxes can look like candle wax or moist sugar globs. By the way, the wax can look honey-hued and can be thick. Oils look like molasses with a hue of amber to them. Stores still sell them, but due to them being made with butane, store owners prefer to sell cleaner oils. Due to the strength of these legal oils, you will need to start off with a small piece as a newbie – no bigger than the size of a pea is more than enough for beginners.
If you are looking for something creamier and smoother like butter, look no further. Budders are pretty popular and the beauty of them? They don’t break apart easily. Which now brings me to shatters. Like shattered glass, shatters can be dark or light in yellow color.
Enjoying This Post So Far? Sign Up Below!
Get The Best Deals on Glass Pipes, Cool New Products, and Much More!
Devices Used for Dabbing
Dab rigs, which are the devices used to vaporize and inhale the concentrated substance, come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. I can’t tell you which would be the best because it’s all a matter of preference and how much you are willing to spend on quality dabbing tools.
Types of Dabbing
Now, before you go and buy your concentrated product, learn about low temp dabbing. Basically, all I do is dab at a low temperature, then cover the nail with a carb cap. While this happens, I am sucking in the vapor as the cap keeps the heat encapsulated. Why do I include the carb cap as part of my dabbing tools? Because I love the flavor this method of dabbing uses and I get a better feeling and experience overall.
Hopefully, you now have an idea of dabbing, the types of substances, what dabbing tools to include, and know the benefit of low temp dabbing. Safely enjoy the wonder of dabbing either by yourself or with your friends.
Subscribe to SmokeZum
Get Tips, Shopping Guides and Deals You Can't Find Anywhere Else Unless You're a SmokeZum Subscriber
Receive The BEST DEALS on products
Get Exclusive Access to Limited Edition Pieces
Find Out About The Latest Glass Pipes & Gear!
Save Time & Money With Insider Shopping Guides
Find Out How to Get Over 25% Off Your Next Piece
Photo Credits (in order) youtube.com – featured image, pinterest.com – weedist.com, blog.smokazon.com, weheartit.com – CoolArtOnline.com, dhgate.com, YouTube.com