Dabbing 101: The Beginners Guide to Dabbing Concentrates.
At A Bong Shop, we're passionate about providing the finest smoking accessories to our valued customers. Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or new to the world of concentrates, this guide is your gateway to experiencing the intense hits and flavours of dabbing.
What are Concentrates?
Concentrates, like shatter, wax, and other forms, are highly potent extracts of cannabinoids and terpenes. They provide a more powerful and focused experience compared to more traditional ways of consuming cannabis. Concentrates are made through a process called extraction (Look out for our blog on this coming soon)
The Essentials: What Tools do I need for a successful dabbing experience?
To have a successful dabbing experience, you will need to have the following essential tools:
- Dab Rig: A specialised water pipe designed for vaporising concentrates.
- Nail: The heating surface where you place your concentrate.
- Dabber: A tool used to handle and apply the concentrate onto the heated nail.
- Torch: A device used to heat the nail to the appropriate temperature.
- Carb Cap: Optional but recommended for controlling airflow and maximising vaporisation.
- Cleaning Supplies: Isopropyl alcohol, cotton swabs, and brushes to keep your rig clean and functioning properly.
In addition to traditional dab rigs, you can use e-nails and e-dab rigs. E-nails are electronic devices that provide precise and consistent heating for your concentrates. They eliminate the need for a torch and allow for easy temperature control. Making it a more user friendly experience. Check out our range of E-nails.
Whether you prefer low-temperature dabs for their terpene-rich experience, high-temperature dabs for big vapour clouds or just want to know “What temperature should I dab at?” we’ve got you covered. Get ready to elevate your dabbing game and impress your friends with your expertise and find out what temperature you should I dab at:
Low-Temperature Dabbing: Heating the nail to a lower temperature range (around 315-450°F or 157-232°C) to preserve the delicate flavours and terpenes of the concentrate.
High-Temperature Dabbing: Heating the nail to a higher temperature range (around 550-750°F or 288-399°C) for thicker vapour production and a more intense dabbing experience.
Cold Start Dabbing (Reverse Dab): Placing the concentrate onto a cold nail and gradually applying heat, allowing for a slow and controlled vaporisation process.
Hot Start Dabbing (Traditional Dab): Preheating the nail and then applying the concentrate, resulting in instant vapour production.
Terp Slurper Dab: Using a specialised Terp Slurper banger with a unique design to enhance flavour by maximizing surface area and vaporising the concentrate slowly. Shop for our Terp Slurper here
With each technique offering a unique experience remember to find a dabbing style that suits your preference.
Exploring Concentrate Varieties: Coming Soon
Our upcoming blog will immerse you in the world of flavour and captivating effects. From the aroma and taste of fruity terpene profiles to the sheer potency of THC concentrates, we'll unveil common extracts so you can select concentrates that suit your desired experience!
Cleaning and Maintenance:
That’s it! Your Beginner's Guide to Dabbing Concentrates. Now armed with the knowledge and equipped with the right tools, you're ready to delve into the world of concentrated bliss. Discover a new realm of intense highs, rich flavours, and unmatched potency. Shop our selection of high-quality dabbing accessories at A Bong Shop and embark on your dabbing journey today!
Remember, dabbing is an art form that takes practice, so take your time, learn, enjoy the process, and always dab responsibly. Happy dabbing! 💨🌿