Dabbing 101 for Beginners

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Dabbing is essentially vaporization of cannabis extract that is heated on a hot surface then inhaled. Dabbing may seem like a hassle for the first timers, as there are quite some tools involved and also a few steps to be taken before you can start inhaling. If you’ve been interesting to try dabbing, we have prepared a simple guide for you to start.

Prepare the tools

There is various setup in dabbing, but the following is the main setup. You can add more accessories to your liking later. The main ingredient of dabbing is cannabis extract, so you have to get them first. A cannabis extract comes in a few kinds of forms, and you can choose any extract based on your liking except for alcohol-based extract. Then the main tools you have to get are a water pipe, a nail, a dome, a torch, and a dabber. Put the dabbing attachment to your water pipe to turn it into a dab rig. Make sure the nail fits into the water pipe’s gauge. You can use a mini torch like the one used to flame crème Brule, but some people may choose to use to larger torches to heat the nail faster. A dabber can be made from glass, metal, or ceramic. Choose one according to your liking. Here’s cheap dab rigs under $100 that you might want to check out.

Prepare the oil

oilsAfter you finish preparing the tools, then it is time to prepare the oil. Grab your cannabis extract and start working. You may pay attention that different kind of extract has a different level of THC concentrations, so you must check it first. However, for beginner dabber, we recommended you to start with the smallest dosage. You may increase the dose if needed. Note that a low dose is about the size of a crumb. It may look like you’ve got nothing, but that small amount of cannabis extract still contain a lot of THC that is going straight to the dome. When you are getting used to dabbing, you adjust the dosage by your body tolerance.

Let’s Get Dabbing

Now that you are all set to let’s get started. The first step is to turn on the torch, aiming it directly to the nail. After the nail is hot enough, which signified with a warm red color, turn off the flame. Then you need to place the glass dome above the nail. Let the nails cool for 10 seconds to make sure the surface temperature is not too hot. Afterward, take the dabber and apply the dabber on the nail, and you may start to inhale slowly. To help prevent wasting the oil that may become stuck to the dabber, you can rotate the dabber tip. Then exhale and happy dabbing!