HERE IS EVERYTHING YOU WILL NEED TO GET STARTED:
1. DAB RIG OR DAB PEN (PORTABLE CONCENTRATE VAPORIZER)
The first thing you will need is a dab rig or a dab pen. Dab pens are essentially vaporizer pens with a built in chamber where concentrates are placed. This chamber is heated upon pressing a button on the dab pen, the CBD Wax is vaporized, and this vapor is then inhaled.
These dab pens are a good option for those who intend on using CBD on the go as they can easily be filled with your CBD Wax and dabs can be taken quickly and easily. Another benefit of dab pens is that they are much more discreet when in use compared to a dab rig. Many people use dab pens during the day while at work and transition to a dab rig during the evening while relaxing at home.
Dab rigs are typically glass water pipes that have an attachment referred to as a bucket, banger, or nail. These attachments are quartz or titanium ‘buckets’ that are heated using a butane torch or e-nail device. Once heated to the correct temperature and left to cool slightly, a dab tool is used to place a small ‘dab’ of concentrate into the heated attachment where it is vaporized. The vapor is inhaled, usually being filtered through water.
The benefit of using a dab rig is more flavor. Sometimes dab pens have odd tastes from the components in the pen, and they just aren’t all constructed to provide the best temperature or even heating. With a dab rig the temperature can be controlled using special devices that measure the temperature from a distance or the use of e-nails which display a consistent temperature reading.
2. BUTANE TORCH OR E-NAIL (IF USING A DAB RIG)
A butane torch or E-nail is necessary when using a dab rig to heat the banger attachment. We have a nice selection of quality butane torches here at Sauce Warehouse made by reputable and trusted brands like Blazer Torches. If you decide to use a butane torch, you will of course also need butane! Cans of butane can be purchased at any gas station these days, or at your local department stores and hardware stores.
When heating your dab rig’s banger with a butane torch, you want to apply heat until you can visibly see the banger glowing red. For titanium nails/bangers you want to wait about 20 seconds from this point before applying your dab of concentrate. For quartz bangers/nails you need to wait about 40-50 seconds before applying your dab.
When using an E-nail, the guess work is eliminated and you always know the temperature of your banger. Simply set the E-nail to your desired dabbing temperature, we recommend starting low and working your way up to avoid damaging the precious terpenes and cannabinoids in your CBD Wax. The sweet spot for most dabbers seems to be between 315-570 degrees Fahrenheit.
The lower the temperature, the better the flavor, but also the less cannabinoids that will be vaporized. Hence the term, “waste it to taste it”. Each person seems to have their own temperature preference when dabbing, and it’s perfectly okay to experiment and find the temperature you enjoy the most!
3. DAB TOOL
Dab tools are necessary whether you are using a dab rig, or a dab pen. These are generally stainless steel or glass tools that come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. Dab tools allow you to scoop, poke, slice, etc. your concentrate material and transfer it from the concentrate container to the heated dab rig attachment or dab pen chamber.
These are an essential dabbing accessory and you should never try to save money on a dab tool! Cheap dab tools are made overseas and may contain toxic coatings that can come off onto your banger or concentrates. Sauce Warehouse carries quality Dab Tools and other Dab Accessories from trusted brands like Skilletools.