How Do You Take A Dab?

How do you take a dab

Dabbing, a method of consuming cannabis concentrates, has gained popularity in recent years for its potency and efficiency. If you're new to dabbing, navigating the process can seem daunting. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through each step, from preparing your rig to taking that first satisfying hit.

Do you put water in a dab rig?

Before getting started, it's essential to understand the components of a dab rig and how they function. Many dab rigs include a water chamber, similar to a bong. Adding water to the rig helps cool down the vapor, resulting in a smoother hit. However, there are some rigs and pipes designed to hit dry. Watch How to Fill Your Glass  for a full comprehensive guide to filling your bong, dab rig or bubbler.

How to use a banger & How long do you heat it?

Heating the dab rig glass, particularly the banger, is a crucial step in the dabbing process. The heating time can vary depending on the type of torch and the thickness of the glass. As a general rule, heat the banger until it becomes visibly hot, then allow it to cool for AT LEAST 30-45 seconds before adding the concentrate. You should be able to hover your wrist above the banger for a few seconds without the heat burning. That's when you know it's ready. If you can't hover your wrist over the banger for a few seconds, it's not ready. DO NOT TOUCH THE BANGER, IT IS EXTREMELY HOT! ALSO, DO NOT add concentrate to a glowing banger. Experimentation with heating times will help you find the optimal temperature for your preferences. The lower the temperature, the more terpene profiles you will taste. The higher the temperature the more vapor you will consume. The easiest thing would be for you to use a terp timer to help gauge the temperature. You won't get hot dabs, it will be a consistent hit every time and much safer. Once your banger is ready, use a dab tool to apply the concentrate to the banger while inhaling through the mouthpiece of the rig. Use a carb cap on the banger to help control the vapor flow.

How to use a dab tube or straw

Dab tubes or straws offer a convenient alternative to traditional dab rigs. To use a dab tube, simply heat one end of the tube with a torch until it's hot enough to vaporize the concentrate. Apply the same steps above for heating your banger to heating your straw. Then, touch the heated end to the concentrate dish while inhaling through the opposite end. Tip: Just tap the side of the heated part of the straw to the concentrate. Don't dig your straw straight in to the middle of your concentrate. You'll make a mess and have a mouth full of resin. 

How to heat up a dab rig without a torch

While a torch is the most common tool for heating a dab rig, there are alternative methods available. Electric dab nails, also known as e-nails, provide precise temperature control without the need for a torch. Simply attach the e-nail to your rig, set the desired temperature, and wait for it to heat up. This method eliminates the guesswork associated with torch heating and ensures consistent vaporization.

How do you hit a dab without a rig?

If you don't have access to a traditional dab rig, there are still ways to enjoy concentrates. One option is to use a vaporizer designed specifically for concentrates. These devices offer a portable and discreet way to dab without the need for a rig or torch. 

Dabbing is a versatile and efficient method of consuming cannabis concentrates. By following these steps and experimenting with different techniques, you can find the dabbing method that works best for you. If you need any help picking out the supplies you will need in order to take you first dab, please feel free to reach out so we can help.