Dabbing CBD Oil

Dabbing may seem confusing at first, but when you learn what dabs are, how to take a dab and what to expect from the experience, you’ll be ready to go. Dabbing doesn't deserve its divisive reputation. Especially if you start with CBD. As CBD concentrates become popular and widely available, more people are getting into the practice of dabbing non-psychoactive cannabinoids to get the full benefits of CBD.

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started with Dabbing

Dabbing is one of the most confusing ways to get high for a newcomer. From the terminology down to the practice itself, it feels like there’s a lot to learn before you even know what you’re supposed to be doing. The fact that the word dab is used as both a verb (to take a dab) and a noun (calling THC wax a dab, for instance) doesn’t help either. But after you get through the basics – from “what is dabbing?” through to how to take a dab – things start to make a lot more sense. Here’s everything you need to know about dabs, dabbing and why you’d try it out.

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What is Dabbing?

Dabbing is basically the process of “flash” vaporizing cannabis concentrates through a bong-like rig. In a traditional bong, you put ground up cannabis into a bowl and light it in the same way you would a pipe, then inhale it from the mouthpiece after the smoke is filtered through water. A dab rig looks a lot like a bong – in fact, many rigs can do both – but it has a bucket-like “nail” in place of the bowl. This is basically a quartz container that’s connected to a downstem like the bowl on a bong.

Dabbing involves heating this nail to between 400 and 600 °F, then touching a small piece of cannabis concentrate onto the hot surface. This basically vaporizes it instantly, and the vapor is pulled through the downstem, filtered through the water and then brought up to the mouthpiece. So in a sense it is just like a bong, except with a more complicated system for producing the stuff you inhale.

What Are Dabs?

Given the above, you might think that “dabs” are the individual tokes you take when dabbing. Sometimes you might say this, but generally if someone talks about dabs, they mean the form of cannabis you use for dabbing. So you might call a wax weed concentrate a dab, something like “dab wax” or many similar combinations of terms. In short, most types of cannabis concentrate can be considered a dab drug. Although this is technically right, it’s more of a colloquial way of referring to the specific concentrates. In practice – for example, at a dispensary – you’d need to specify which of the types of “dabs” you mean.

Types of Dabs

There are many types of dabs out there, which – as discussed above – really means “types of cannabis concentrates.” Most of these are named based on their appearance or consistency, and generally you’ll have an idea of what you’re getting from the name alone. That said, here is a brief description of the most common types of dabs on the market.

Shatter

This is a pure, glass-like cannabis concentrate that you can literally shatter if you want to. Like most concentrates, it’s a solvent-based extraction. It’s usually amber or gold in color, but should still be somewhat see-through.

A dab wax is any concentrate with a soft texture similar to wax. This is something of a broad term, with many of the other types of dabs being called wax in some contexts. Again, this has a gold/amber coloration.

Budder/Batter/Badder

These are three terms for a type of THC wax that has the consistency of cake batter. This is usually lighter gold in color, but the slightly thinner consistency makes it easier to work with.

Taffy

As you might expect at this point, this is a cannabis concentrate with the consistency of taffy. This is like a softer form of shatter, with it being almost identical in cold temperatures but getting more pliable at room temperature and stringy when even warmer. You can literally pull a piece off and snap it like taffy.

Crumble

This is a honeycomb-like type of dab wax. The main difference between crumble and other waxes is that it’s drier and breaks apart easily (i.e. it crumbles). The production process is basically the same as shatter except it stays in a vacuum oven for longer, which leads to the characteristic texture. It’s usually a dark yellow in color.

Live Resin

Live resin is basically the result of a process intended to maximize terpenes (which are responsible for the characteristic smell of weed) by freezing the plant at harvest and keeping it frozen throughout extraction. It has the same amber coloration as most types of dabs, but with a thinner consistency than others.

Terp Sauce

This is an oily, gloopy concentrate that is mainly known for being flavorful – which is why terpenes take part of the name. It has a saucy to oily consistency, and is usually amber or lighter in color. There may be pure cannabinoid blocks in the mixture too, which can give a grainier texture.

Diamonds

Diamonds are the name given to a pure extract of a single cannabinoid, to the point they become crystalline like a diamond. The single-chemical nature of these makes them a bit of a strange choice for dabbing alone, and may be combined with terp sauce to give some other cannabinoids and the flavor-producing terpenes.

Rosin

This is a type of dab wax made without solvents, by simply pressing the plant material between two heated plates. This produces a pure oil, which can then be allowed to cool with no concerns around removing residual solvents. You can also make live rosin by freezing the plants in an analogous way to live resin.

Dry-sift Hash

This is like a low-tech version of hash, with the trichomes from the plant (i.e. the kief) simply being pressed together. Producers use dry ice to remove the trichomes or simply break it off through agitation. Regardless, this is a form of hash made without solvents such as butane and suitable for either dabbing or smoking.

Bubble Hash

This is similar to dry sift hash, except the plant material is put into ice water and agitated to remove the trichomes. The resulting liquid is filtered numerous times to remove plant matter, and you’re left with a THC-rich, light-blonde to dark brown liquid.

How to Smoke Dabs

Now you have a good idea of what dabs are and how dabbing works, you can learn how to take a dab. The process is pretty straightforward, but you’ll need some specific equipment to get everything to work efficiently. Here’s a quick run-down:

What You Need

  1. Torch: A crème brûlée torch or other butane-based torch is needed to heat the nail. You can technically do this with a torch-style lighter but a torch is highly recommended.
  2. Dab rig: Kind of obvious, but you’ll need a dab rig with a nail to get started. Dab rigs are generally a bit smaller than bongs, but very similar, with a spot for your nail (bucket-shaped quartz ones are most common).
  3. Carb cap: Although you can dab without a carb cap, it’s a very useful tool for regulating the airflow. This is analogous to how you can pull out the bowl of a bong to change the airflow. Nails are too hot to do the same, but you can cover or uncover with a carb cap.
  4. Dab tool: You’ll need something to pick up the dab and place it on the hot nail, and there are plenty of options out there. There are scoop-shaped options which are good for runnier dabs, paddle-shaped ones which work well for thicker dabs, and many options between.

How to Get the Dose Right Before Dabbing

Learning how to smoke dabs is mainly about the process, but if you don’t get your dosage right your experience might be too intense (or not intense enough). The challenge is that most types of dabs have very high THC concentrations, generally between 60 and 90%. If you’re in a legal state, the concentrate you pick up will almost certainly have this information on the package.

So imagine you’ve picked up some dab wax with a 75% THC concentration. This means 1 g (i.e. 1,000 mg) of the wax contains 750 mg of THC. The recommended starting dosage for dabs is about 25 mg, which means you only need 1/30th of the gram per dose. So in this case you could split the gram into 3 equal pieces, and then take one of those pieces and split it into 10 equal pieces. This is easier said than done – it’s very unlikely you’ll get it perfect – so if you have a very accurate scale you could just weigh out 0.033 g of the concentrate.

If you’re not in a legal state, you’ll have to either make some assumptions or hope that your dealer gives you information (and that it’s accurate). It’s better to err on the side of caution when it comes to dosing, especially if you don’t have potency information. You can always take another dab, but you can’t untake the dab.

This is good advice in most cannabis-related matters: start low and go slow.

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How to Smoke Dabs: Step By Step

Step 1: Add Water to Your Rig

The first step to taking a dab is adding water to the chamber of your dab rig. You can test the level you have by inhaling without a nail attached to the downstem. If water splashes up into your mouth, the level is too high.

Step 2: Heat the Nail

With your nail attached to the downstem and your dose of concentrates set to one side, start heating the bottom of the nail with your torch. The ideal dabbing temperature is between 545 and 570 °F (285 to 300 °C), and most people achieve this by heating the bottom of the nail until it turns red hot, and then turn off the torch. For quartz nails, leave it for around 45 to 60 seconds to cool down, but for titanium, 10 seconds is enough time. If you want a more specific guide, you can heat for 30 seconds then cool for 60 seconds on a quartz nail (again, 10 seconds is enough cooling for titanium).

Step 3: Add Your Dab

Get your dose of THC wax or other dab on your dab tool and add it to the base of the nail (on the inside) and start inhaling. Twist the dab tool around on the base to make sure you get all of the concentrate off it. When you’re done you can move the tool to one side.

Step 4: Use the Carb Cap

Cover the chamber with the carb cap to stop any of the vapor from escaping in the lulls in your inhalation and to help vaporization by sealing the nail chamber. Using the carb cap properly is a matter of personal preference and experience, but generally you can pull the cap up to give yourself airflow for inhaling and close it off when you aren’t inhaling as much. However, it’s also a good idea to wiggle and rotate it throughout your inhale, to help get air circulating inside the chamber and improve vaporization.

Step 5: Exhale

That’s it. Breathe out and get ready for your 25-plus mg of THC to hit.

Alternatives to Traditional Dabs

If you don’t have a traditional rig, don’t want to place concentrate into a hot nail or aren’t sure whether dabbing is for you, there are a couple of alternatives it’s worth considering.

The first is “cold-start” dabbing. This is basically what it sounds like: the regular process, except you start with the nail cold. You apply your concentrate to the cold nail, cover with a carb cap and then heat the nail from underneath. It usually takes about 10 seconds for it to start producing vapor, then you turn off the torch and start inhaling, while rotating the cap to keep the air flowing. The main downside to this approach is that there will likely be some residue after you’re done, and you’ll need to clean it up before using it again.

The second is to use an electronic dab rig, with an “e-nail” or dab pen that heats up from electricity rather than a pure flame. This reduces a lot of complexity, and makes things safer and easier for anybody unsure about heating the nail with a torch. The rigs themselves can be a little expensive, but if you want maximum convenience it’s a pretty good approach.

How to Make Dabs

Making dabs at home can be an intensive process if you use an extraction-based method, but you can make rosin without solvents and with items you likely have at home anyway. You’ll need:

  • 2 grams of cannabis
  • Bakery/parchment paper
  • Flat iron or hair straightener
  • Oven mittens
  • Razorblade

First, heat your flat iron or hair straightener to between 250 and 300 °F (120 to 150 °C). Break up your cannabis into four pieces and flatten them down by hand. Place one of the four chunks of cannabis in the middle of a folded-up piece of parchment paper. Put on the mittens to protect yourself, then either press the parchment between the two halves of the hair straightener or place the iron on top of it. Leave this in place until you heat the material on the inside start to sizzle. You’ll get some usable material after a few seconds, but leave it longer if needed.

Unfold the parchment and remove the buds, putting them to one side (you can use it in an edible or to make an oil). Do this same process with each of the buds, noting that there is likely resin building up on the parchment as you go. When it’s done, use the razorblade (or just a sharp knife) to collect the resin for later use.

What is a Dab Pen High Like?

A dab pen high is basically like any other high, except much more intense. You’re taking in more THC than from your average joint but in a much quicker, more direct fashion. Of course, the effects of the dab depend a lot on the dosage you take, but you’ll probably consume more than you usually would if you don’t ordinarily use concentrates.

This is really the same whether you use a traditional dab rig or a more modern dab pen.

So generally a dab pen high will give you the same relaxing, euphoric and giggle-inducing effects as normal cannabis, but more intensely than usual. You might notice some “trippier” effects like distorting your perception of time more than you would after a joint. But overall the experience is the same, just a stronger version of it.

Conclusion

The terminology surrounding dabbing may seem a little confusing at first and the practice itself might look very arcane and complicated, thanks to the bubblers, nails and butane torches, but you should be well-versed now. Really all it means is flash-vaporizing some dab weed on a hot surface and inhaling it through a bong. Of course, there is a lot of detail to pick up as you go – trying different types of dabs and learning to work your carb cap – but this post has hopefully given you everything you need to start off on your journey.

An Ode to CBD Dabs

Whenever someone’s curious to try cannabis for the first time, I make what many people consider a strange, even stupid suggestion: Try dabbing.

I know, I know. Dabbing can be intimidating. In most cases, it means using a blowtorch to essentially freebase concentrated cannabis. High Times once said that the techniques involved “bear an eerie resemblance to those used for harder drugs like meth and crack”—which, unfortunately, is true.

It’s true dabbing can get you ripping high, but by no means does it have to.

But hear me out! While dabbing might look like one of the most nefarious ways to consume cannabis, it’s actually far less threatening than you might think. And dabbing has significant benefits over other novice-friendly methods of consumption.

Especially if you start with CBD.

Dabbing Can Be for Everybody

Dabbing is divisive. It’s widely been called the “crack” of cannabis, depicted as the kind of high-octane experience stoners seek when smoking flower just won’t cut it. That’s wrong, and it ends up needlessly scaring away more moderate consumers.

It’s true that dabbing can get you ripping high, but by no means does it have to. Just like with drinking, the effects of dabbing depend on what you’re dabbing and how much of it you use. Starting with CBD allows you more control over your experience. Because it doesn’t cause the intoxicating effects that THC does, you won’t get blasted if you use too much.

Dabbing CBD also offers unique advantages that make it ideal for new consumers and seasoned smokers alike. It’s easier on your lungs than smoking, offers immediate effects unlike edibles, and provides one of the best ways to appreciate the subtle flavors of each strain.

Cannabis Training Wheels

New to cannabis? Many people are turned off by the idea of literally smoking the plant. It can irritate your throat and lungs, cling to your clothes, and leave your living room reeking. If you opt for a pre-rolled joint, the experience may be even less pleasant, as many are made with low-quality flower or shake.

If you’re intent on not smoking, budtenders might steer you toward an edible or a vape pen. Personally, I think these are mediocre alternatives. Edibles with THC in them are notorious for being difficult to dose—pretty much everyone I know has a horror story about being hit too hard by an edible—and the high can last for hours. That’s no fun if you’re not enjoying the ride. And if you stick with CBD alone, edibles can be underwhelming. They often take more than an hour to hit you, and because CBD’s effects can be subtle, you might not notice much at all.

A vape pen offers more convenience than dabbing—it’s portable, fits in a pocket, and doesn’t have any exposed heating elements that could burn you—but the experience is comparatively lacking. Many vape cartridges I’ve tried taste stale, plasticky, or oddly chemical. There are exceptions, but offering a vape pen to a first-time consumer feels a bit like suggesting a new beer-drinker crack open a Bud Light.

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But dabbing! Dabbing is a lovely experience. In most cases, the quality of dabbable extracts is going to be far higher than the oil in your vape pen, providing a more authentic and complete experience in terms of both taste and effects. And CBD dabs offer the ability to experiment without being bowled over by THC’s high.

For Hardcore Consumers, Too

If you’re already a fan of flower but haven’t tried dabbing—and my informal polling suggests this is actually a huge group of people—it’s worth starting with CBD. Many folks, myself included, were introduced to dabbing as a way of getting super, super high. Suspend that belief and try a dab of CBD.

If you’re already into dabbing but have never tried a high-CBD product, do yourself a favor and pick some up. It’s an experience completely unlike getting stoned.

For me—a regular smoker of high-THC flower—dabbing CBD is a welcome change of pace. THC can sometimes be a little too buzzy for me, making my mind race or my body a bit jittery. Dabbing THC is more likely to bring on those effects in me, as it provides a comparatively high dose all at once. But when I dab CBD, I feel the opposite. I exhale and my whole body exhales with me. I feel more relaxed, more centered, and less all over the place than usual.

Where to Begin

The most obvious prerequisite for dabbing CBD is a dab rig. These look a lot like bongs, but instead of being equipped with a bowl to hold flower, they include a heating element (there are different kinds, including so-called nails, buckets, bangers, etc.) that vaporizes cannabis oil on contact. If you’re using a traditional dab rig as opposed to an electric one, you’ll also need a torch to heat up the nail or banger. These generally use butane and are basically identical to the kind you might buy if you were going to make crème brûlée.

Leafly already has a ton of good information about how to choose the right dab rig for you. They’re not always cheap, so you might want to borrow a friend’s rig at first. You might also ask that friend to help show you how the torch works, as that can be the most intimidating part of dabbing.

Perhaps most importantly, you’ll need a high-quality dabbable concentrate. Note that not all concentrates are meant for dabbing. (RSO, for example, isn’t intended for dabbing.) If you’re not sure, ask your budtender.

Some high-CBD extracts also contain a significant amount of THC. I recommend starting with extracts that contain just a tiny bit of THC. That way you’re unlikely to overdo it. One of my favorite high-CBD strains is ACDC, which has a CBD-to-THC ratio of about 20:1. If you decide you’d like to feel more of the characteristic high associated with THC, you can choose an extract with a higher proportion of CBD.

What to Expect

Dabbing is one of the fastest ways to feel the effects of CBD, which most people describe as calming and stress-reducing. Others say it can combat nausea. Many find it helps them sleep, though personally I find this is less because CBD makes me sleepy and more because it seems to ease my late-night anxiety.

There are all sorts of other medical benefits around CBD that are currently being investigated. Last month, the FDA made a splash when it approved the first cannabis-derived pharmaceutical, a purified CBD oil used to treat epilepsy. Other potential uses for the cannabinoid include treatment for chronic pain or autism, prevention of brain diseases in older people, and even protection against certain cancers.

I’m not a medical marijuana patient. I don’t use CBD to treat anything serious. Heck, dabbing isn’t even my preferred consumption method. I’m much more likely to roll up some high-THC flower and smoke it.

What are CBD Dabs and How to Consume Them

CBD dabs are the hottest trend in the cannabis culture today. As CBD concentrates become popular and widely available, more people are getting into the practice of dabbing non-psychoactive cannabinoids to get the full benefits of CBD.

In this article, we will delve into what CBD dabs are and how you can enjoy them. We will talk about the different types of CBD concentrates and the equipment you need to turn them into vapor.

CBD Dabbing: Definition

CBD Dabbing is the action of vaporizing cannabidiol concentrate to inhale the vaporized form of the cannabinoid. When you dab CBD, you can reap its benefits in a few minutes. It is a potent and effective way to get the cannabinoid into your system.

How to Dab CBD

First, you need to select the right CBD concentrate. There are different types of CBD concentrates. These include CBD isolate, CBD shatter, CBD crumble, CBD wax, and others. These highly concentrated forms of CBD allow you to take high quantities of CBD in a few inhalations.

Next, you need to have a dab rig, dab tool, nail, carb cap, and a torch. The purpose of the torch is to heat the nail. You pick the CBD concentrates with the dab tool and into the heated nail. The heat will vaporize the dabs, which you can inhale through the rig’s mouthpiece. You can also use a wax vaporizer or pen to vaporize the dabs using electricity.

Benefits of Dabbing CBD

Using CBD oil through sublingual administration or under the tongue administration is the most common way to get the cannabis compound into the system. The membranes under the tongue can absorb this form of CBD and transmit it directly to the bloodstream. This method is a fast way to assimilate the compound. However, CBD oil has a rather earthy and grassy taste to it that not a lot of people enjoy.

You can use CBD tincture to infuse foods and beverages with the compound. Ingesting the compound can lower its bioavailability, though. Only about 10% of the compound take an active effect on the body. It means that you are wasting at least 90% of the cannabinoid. Also, it takes up to 90 minutes for the compound to become active in the body.

Dabbing CBD, in contrast, allows you to absorb up to 50% of the cannabinoids through your lungs and into the bloodstream. After inhalation, you can feel the effects in a matter of minutes, which allows you to enjoy the product nearly instantly. If you use CBD to relieve pain, anxiety, or stress, dabbing CBD can have a huge impact.

Dabbing is also more potent than other types of CBD consumption. When you dab CBD, you are taking in a highly concentrated form of the cannabinoid. You can get the dose you need with just a few inhalations. Hence, you can get almost instantaneous relief from pain or anxiety in just a few minutes of dabbing.

Downsides of CBD Dabs

Although dabbing is a potent and effective way to consume CBD, it also has its downsides. Inhaling vaporized CBD concentrates is not as accessible as other types of CBD products. Eating edibles, using tinctures, and swallowing capsules are easier to do and more discreet.

Types of CBD Concentrates

CBD concentrates fall into three main categories. These categories differ mainly in what each type of hemp-derived extract contains. These categories are:

CBD Isolate

A CBD isolate refers to the most concentrated form of pure CBD without any other active components in it. In the process of extracting the isolate, every other part of the plant is separated to isolate pure CBD. Isolating the cannabinoid is possible through the process of high-pressure liquid chromatography. The resulting product is 99% CBD, which is an extremely potent high CBD product.

Full-spectrum CBD

Full-spectrum means it contains several other extracts from the cannabis plant. It may also include cannabinol, terpenes, THC, essential oils, and traces of other active compounds in cannabis.

Taking in this type of CBD is like experiencing the full effect of consuming flower. Hence, you do not only feel the effects of CBD but other compounds found in the particular cannabis strain.

Broad-spectrum CBD

When CBD products or concentrates are described as broad-spectrum, it means that the concentrates contain the different active ingredients found in cannabis, except for one thing. The differentiating factor for this type of CBD is the lack of THC, the active compound that causes you to get high.

Major Forms of CBD Concentrates

CBD concentrates may also be described in the forms they take and how they look. The most common forms are:

CBD Wax

Just as the name suggests, CBD wax has the consistency of candle wax. It is usually made using a butane or CO2 extraction process. As of today, CO2 extraction is the most commonly used process. This extraction process produces high-quality CBD wax with a 65-90% potency.

CBD wax contains other compounds such as sterols, flavonoids, terpenes, and other waxes from the cannabis plant. Aside from its waxy appearance, you can distinguish it for its dark yellowish color.

CBD wax may have a sticky texture similar to honey or a crumblier texture depending on the variant. The texture depends on the level of heat and moisture used while extracting the compound.

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CBD wax comes in common variants called budder and crumble. Due to its stickiness, you may have to use a CBD dab tool to pick it up and place it on the nail on the rig.

CBD Budder

CBD budder is a variant of CBD wax. The variant has a gooey consistency because of the presence of more moisture from its source. The extraction process of making this variant requires purging the extract at high temperatures and pressure at the final extraction stage.

The resulting substance is whipped forcefully to get rid of the solvent (either butane or Co2). The final product is a CBD wax which is creamier and fluffier in texture, almost like butter.

CBD Crumble

Crumble, or honeycomb is another variant of CBX wax concentrate. Instead of being gooey and sticky, crumble has a more brittle consistency. Just like any other CBD wax variant, it is extracted using butane or CO2 as a solvent.

In the extraction process, less water is removed to make the resulting creation less viscous and more solid. The crumbly texture of the product is easier to handle than any other CBD wax variant. It is less sticky and should be easier to place on the nail even with your fingers.

CBD Shatter

CBD Shatter is unique because it is has a glass-like appearance and texture. Shatter is translucent and amber in color. This pure CBD concentrate is easily distinguished from other forms. Shatter resembles thin, solid, and smooth glass-like sheets.

You can easily shatter the sheets into smaller pieces with the dab tool. This characteristic is the reason for the name of this cannabis concentrate. However, when heated with a torch, shatter melts into a honey-like liquid just like any other CBD concentrate.

The most common solvent used to extract shatter is butane. However, other solvents may also be used in place of butane. The product often goes through more rigorous filtration to achieve a higher purity level and better potency. The clarity of the final product determines its quality. Low-quality shatter may contain parts of the plant that may impact its clarity.

Live Resin

When fresh marijuana buds are flash-frozen just after harvest, the terpenes and cannabinoids of the marijuana plant are better preserved. The flash-frozen buds are used to make a CBD extract called live resin.

The final product may contain a better amount of cannabinoids and terpenes, which gives it a more enhanced flavor and better quality than other types of concentrates. Live resin has a more fluid consistency and an impressive potency of 90% CBD. The better qualities of this extract make it rare and costly, as well.

Combining CBD and THC for a Better High

If you want to feel the effects of both CBD and THC, you can combine both of them in your dabs. You can get the benefit of both cannabinoids, especially if you want to experience the euphoric high of THC. Many users report having a better and complete high with hybrid extracts, as opposed to pure THC.

You can also replace THC with delta-8 THC. Like THC, it will also get you high, but will not leave you intoxicated. Delta-8 and regular THC are different forms of cannabinoids. The common THC is scientifically called delta-9 THC and is the most prevalent cannabis active compound, aside from CBD.

Why You Should Not Dab CBD Oils

Oils are tinctures that contain CBD extract. Some elements in the oil may not be suitable for dabbing because they may produce different compounds when heated. Oils should be taken through sublingual administration or infused in foods and beverages.

Equipment for Dabbing

You can find multiple varieties of dabbing equipment in dispensaries and online stores. The two main options you can find are dab rigs and wax vaporizers. The former uses a blowtorch to heat the concentrate, the latter uses electricity.

Dab Rig

The standard dab rig for dabbing concentrates contains the following set of tools:

  • Glass water pipe – that functions like a bong
  • Dab nail – a chamber that is heated to vaporize the concentrate
  • Dome – placed on top of the nail to trap the vapor of the concentrate and keep it from escaping
  • Blow torch – used to heat the nail more efficiently than a lighter
  • Dab tool or dabber – a metal, ceramic, or glass wand used to place the extract into the heated nail

Wax Vaporizer

Wax vaporizers, like vape pens, are electronic devices that can heat and vaporize dabs using electricity. The main components of the vaporizer pen include the following:

  • Battery – the source of power connected to the heating element
  • Coil – the heating element connected to the power source
  • Mouthpiece – a glass water pipe or screw-on attachment used to inhale the vaporized compound
  • Dabber – a metal wand used to place the extract into the coil cylinder

The wax vaporizers and dab rigs come in different shapes, sizes, and prices. What equipment you will use will depend on you. You can get the dab rig for home use or a wax vaporizer for on-the-go occasions. You can opt for the cheaper minimalist models and still get the same dabbing experience.

How to Consume CBD Dabs

It is easy to use CBD dabs as long as you have your equipment ready. However, it may take some practice during your first time.

Controlling the Temperature

The first skill you need to master is controlling the temperature at which the CBD concentrate is going to be vaporized. When the dab nail is not heated enough, it will not be able to vaporize the extract placed on it. If the heat is too high, it will combust the CBD dab and leave you with nothing to inhale.

Ideally, the temperature should fall between 300 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit. When the heat is too much, you will notice that the terpenes will start to boil, if ever your concentrate contains terpenes. If the heat is not sufficient, nothing will happen to the concentrate.

Dividing Your Dose

A concentrate contains a highly concentrated pure form of CBD. Hence, it is crucial to divide your concentrate into appropriate doses to avoid taking too much. The average size of a dose is usually one to two pieces the size of a rice grain. You can pre-divide your concentrate to make it easy to control your dose.

How to Use a Dab Rig

The rig is more complicated to use than a wax vaporizer pen. Make sure you have all the necessary equipment, especially the nail, torch, and dab tool. You are going to be using a live flame. Hence, take responsibility and clear your session room of any flammable materials.

Ready your dose of concentrate before heating the nail. Torch the nail until it reaches the proper temperature. The rule of thumb is to heat it for at least 20 seconds. It is not necessary to heat it until it becomes red hot. Allow it to cool for a minute before adding the concentrate.

Use the dab tool to take the concentrate and add it to the nail. Inhale the vaporized concentrate through the mouthpiece. It takes some practice to inhale all the vapor at once. Cover the nail with the dome to prevent any left-over vapor from escaping. Inhale the remaining vapor and savor the effects of the compound.

You will soon get the hang of vaping CBD as your experience it more often. You need to practice heating the nail properly, as well as getting the dose just right. As you gain experience, you will join the ranks of happy dabbers who enjoy the relaxing benefits of CBD.

How to Use a Wax Vaporizer

The vaporizer, like the vape pen, is a lot easier to use than the dab rig. As soon as you have your dose of dab ready, add it to the coil cylinder and turn on the device. The vape pen button activates the heating element and vaporizes the concentrate. When vaping CBD, hold it for a few seconds in your lungs and exhale.

Where to Buy Concentrated CBD

For the best dabbing experience, you can buy CBD concentrates, vape pens, and other CBD products at Fusion CBD. We offer the best CBD products on the market today. We make sure all our customers get the best shopping experience.

CBD offers a lot of benefits to its users. It can help you relax, sleep better, relieve chronic, and reduce anxiety. However, always consult with your doctor if you have a medical condition. Never take any form of CBD unless your doctor allows you to.

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