Dabbing | Cannabis Concentrates | Sol Flower Dispensary
Dabbing is not as intimidating as it looks. Yes, it’s a little more involved than smoking, but once you get the hang of it, it’s really not that different than hitting a bowl. Plus, you get a smoother hit and a cleaner, higher high.
That’s because concentrates don’t have any of the extra plant material that comes with smoking flower. Concentrates are exactly what they sound like—concentrated cannabis. So what you’re inhaling is just the therapeutic compounds, like cannabinoids and terpenes, and none of the plant material. Since it’s concentrated compounds, a little goes a long way, so you don’t need a lot to get really high. And you experience much more flavor because the terpenes are concentrated and there’s no plant material to get in the way.
Dabbing does require a few more tools than your regular sesh though, but don’t worry, Sol Flower’s got you covered! Read on for everything you need to start dabbing the days away.
What You Need To Dab
- Dab Rig: This is a water pipe similar to a bong, but it’s designed to fit a nail or banger as opposed to a bowl.
- Nail: Also called a banger, this is where you put the concentrate you’re going to dab. It’s like the bowl for your bong, but it’s usually shaped like a bucket with a flat bottom. Nails come in different sizes, so make sure you buy one that will fit your rig. The nail is the part that you heat, so many people now use e-nails because they allow you to dial in the temperature instead of guessing with a torch. Either an e-nail or a quartz banger will work.
- Dabber: Your dabber, or dab tool, is what you use to drop the concentrate into the banger. They’re usually metal, glass, or ceramic. Since the consistency of concentrates can vary, dabber shapes and sizes do too. If you’re dabbing wax, a dab tool with a point is ideal. If you’re working with crumble, a spoon or scoop shape will work better.
- Carb cap: A carb cap will help you regulate airflow so you can get the most out of your dab. These sit on top of the banger. Many dab tools have carb caps on one end so you can easily drop in your concentrate, flip the dabber over, and then quickly cover your banger.
- Torch: This is what you use to heat your nail so it’s hot enough for the concentrate to flash vaporize. Be sure to get a food-grade torch so you’re not inhaling unnecessary chemicals. (Think: the kind to caramelize the top of a crème brûlée.) You will have to keep fuel on hand for when your torch starts to run low, which is another reason e-nails are becoming more popular.
- Timer: The timer on your phone will work just fine. This will help you dial in the right temperature for your dabs. It will take some trial and error to figure out how long you should heat your banger and how long you should let it cool before dropping in your concentrate, but the timer will help.
- Cannabis concentrate: The star of the show! There are a ton of different concentrates out there, so have a little fun finding what works for you. Remember: this is concentrated cannabis, so you don’t need a lot to blast off to the moon. Make sure you’re aware of how potent your concentrate is, and then start with a crumb (literally) before you work your way up.
If you have any questions about dabbing or what might work best for you, talk to your local Sol Flower budtender. Our team is experienced, passionate, and here to help guide your cannabis journey. Plus, we’ve got plenty of Indica, Sativa, and hybrid concentrates to choose from. You’ll be an experienced dabber before you know it!