Have you been put off buying CBD extracts and concentrates because it sounds too complicated to use them? While it can be intimidating, dabbing is an effective and enjoyable way to consume CBD, and it’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
So put down the blowtorch for now and let us explain everything you need to know to dab with CBD.
What is dabbing?
Dabbing is when you heat a small amount of cannabis concentrate (such as wax, shatter, crystals, oils, etc.) and inhale the vapours that are subsequently produced. The concentrate is heated by either the nail of a dab rig or the coil in a vape pen, which causes the concentrate to vaporise. We’ll take a look at dab rigs and vape pens later.
Dabbing is becoming a worldwide phenomenon. And although most people dab with THC, dabbing with CBD is certainly gaining in popularity. It allows the effects of CBD to hit you immediately. Therefore, when first dabbing with CBD, it is advisable to start off small and increase your dosage as you see fit.
What is dab rig?
Many people choose to dab with a dab rig. These look like regular bongs, but instead of a bowl where you put cannabis flowers (buds), there is an instrument called a nail or a banger. This is what you heat up before applying the CBD wax or other concentrates.
Bangers and nails
Nails are usually made of titanium, ceramic or quartz. Quartz heats up the quickest, ceramic the longest. They get hot quickly but don’t retain their heat for long. They are also usually quite expensive. Bangers – usually made from quartz – take a bit longer to heat up but stay hot for longer. They are also cheaper and more fragile.
A dabber is a long, thin metal tool that allows you to scrape up your concentrate and apply it to the inside of the nail or banger.
In order to heat up your banger or nail to the required temperatures, a lighter just won’t cut it. You need a blowtorch. Don’t be intimidated by this, however, as you can purchase handheld torches that work well and are easy to use. Just be careful, please.
If dab rigs and blow torches just aren’t your thing, you can still enjoy dabbing CBD by using a vape pen that works with concentrates. In these pens, a coil will heat your concentrate to a certain temperature and you will inhale the vapour via the mouthpiece. It couldn’t be simpler.
How to Dab CBD
So you have your equipment in front of you and you’re ready to get dabbing with CBD concentrates.
Step 1: Heat your nail or banger using a torch for 20-40 seconds. You don’t want to heat it too much as it will burn your concentrate rather than vaporise it.
Step 2: Once the nail or banger is nice and hot, grab your dabber and use it to pick up a small amount of your chosen concentrate.
Step 3: Apply the concentrate on to the inside walls of the banger or nail while sucking from the mouthpiece of the dab rig. Keep sucking until all the vapour has been inhaled.
DO NOT TOUCH THE BANGER OR NAIL AFTER SMOKING!
It will be hot. Very hot.
And there you have it. Welcome to the world of dabbing CBD.
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