The most common way of heating the tip is using a butane torch, just like when you're using the butane torch to heat the quartz banger on a dab rig , try to move the flame of the torch all around the quartz/titanium tip. Pointing the flame directly on one single spot will heat the tip to a hazardous level, you could burn your cannabis concentrate very quickly, not to mention the high temperature could also create little cracks in your glass nectar collector, making it fragile and dangerous to use(might explode). How do I know when the nectar collector is hot enough for dabs? Just like when you're using a dab rig for dabs, curled your palm a little bit, putting it a fist away from the tip/nail, if you can feel the heat radiating from the nail/tip, your nectar collector is ready for dabs ! You don't need that much heat to vaporize the cannabis concentrates, a red-hot tip could burn your wax, rosin, shatter, oil at a blink of an eye, making them horrible to taste .
Once you finished heating the nail/tip , place it gently on the quartz dish or other heat tolerant container containing your cannabis concentrates, use your mouth to inhale through the mouthpiece. The heat of the tip will vaporize the concentrates immediately, as the vapor travels through the nectar collector, the water in it will cool down the temperature of the vapor providing the best dabbing experience! Here's a video of an first time user of a nectar collector kit: If you can't feel or see the vapor generating, it means the tip is not hot enough , you'll need to put the nectar collector aside and let it cool off for a while, then you need to use a tissue to clean the tip and try heating it again. Remember, never heat the tip when it's cover with concentrates, the concentrates will burn and char on your tip which will make the tip almost impossible to clean. There are a lot of different types of nectar collectors on the market for sale right now and their cosmetic appearances might differ but the overall instruction of how to use one is mostly the same. It's not rocket science, once you get the hang of it you can practically use any nectar collector at ease. There's nothing better than opening the bottom chamber of your grinder and finding a small mountain of dust — otherwise known as kief. While it may not look like much, kief is actually the most potent part of the cannabis plant. It's made by separating the trichomes, which contain the plant's cannabinoids and terpenes, from the rest of your flower.
Kief is often dubbed “nature's concentrate,” but unlike other types of concentrates, it is both inexpensive and easy to make at home. Depending on your location, the price of a gram of flower fluctuates between under $7 and nearly $20. As my fellow dab lovers know, concentrated forms of cannabis offer a more intense and longer-lasting high than flower at a higher price point. According to WM News data, a gram of crumble has a median price of $37 and a gram of shatter has a median price of $40 Alternatively, kief is much cheaper with a median price of $15 per gram. Collecting kief requires essentially no effort on your part if you have the right tools. The easiest way to collect kief on your own is to invest in a quality grinder with a kief catcher. A 4-piece or 5-piece metal grinder is ideal as the teeth tend to be sharper and more durable than plastic grinders, which helps produce a finer grind and thus, more kief. Once there is enough fallout in your kief catcher, you can scrape the contents out and use it to add an extra kick to bowls, joints, or vapes. Because it is much more potent than flower alone, you only need a small amount to notice the benefits of kief. If you're looking to score larger quantities of kief, a kief box may be a useful accessory for you to maximize the yield. A kief box is literally a box that contains two compartments situated on top of each other and separated by a series of metal screens and filters. To use it, all you have to do is put your buds in the top compartment, close the box, and shake. The shaking motion sifts the trichome crystals on the outside of the buds through the metal screens and filters it into the bottom compartment. You won't see serious kief collecting right away, but through repeated use you'll definitely get your money's worth out of a kief box. You may be wondering how much kief it really takes to enhance your next smoke sesh. If you don't typically use concentrates or you haven't tried kief before, your best bet is to sprinkle a very, very little in your joint or blunt as you're rolling. After you smoke it, you can see how you feel and add more kief to the mix if needed. Another option is the ever-popular twax joint, in which the outside of a joint is rolled in kief. You can do this by dipping it in a sticky concentrate first, such as budder or sauce, or just by licking the joint then dipping it in your kief. It should be noted that some believe adding so much concentrate onto one joint to be somewhat of a waste and expensive — the opposite of what we're going for in this guide.
Keep in mind that a little goes a long way and start by dipping only the top third or fourth of the joint in kief before trying to coat it entirely. The same logic applies when adding kief to a bowl or vape — less is more until proven otherwise. If you've graduated from sprinkling kief on top of your weed, you can also use it to cut down on the amount of weed you're smoking. Next time you pack your bowl or bong, try filling the bottom two-thirds of the bowl with regular bud and the top third with a nice dusting of kief.
This ratio is subject to change, though we recommend always using bud as a vehicle for kief since it has such a fine and powdery consistency.