There is a multitude of ways to consume concentrates without a rig. Vape pens are less expensive than rigs and are more portable. It is an efficient method that helps you conserve your concentrates. On the downside, a pen doesn’t provide you with the same level of ‘hit’ as a rig. You can try and rectify that by vaping with dabs instead of dry herb or e-liquid.
If you want to vape dabs properly, you need a high-quality atomizer (the name of the heating element). Older vape pen models are probably the best option because they have four parts: Newer models normally have the cartridge and atomizer combined in a single piece. When vaping a dab, make sure it is easy to get to the atomizer. In vape pens where the cartridge is attached, the heating coil is blocked off which makes it impossible to vape a dab. Remove the atomizer from the battery chamber and place your dab on the cool atomizer without touching it with your dabber. Switch on the vape pen and when it is ready for use, attach the atomizer to the battery chamber and then attach the mouthpiece. Finally, get ready to dab and enjoy the full flavor of the concentrate. This method requires a heat source such as a stove top, an empty plastic bottle and two butter knives.
Heat the knives, add concentrate and use the bottle as a funnel to suck up the smoke (make sure you cut the bottom out of the bottle). It is an efficient and easy way to use wax but it does make you feel like a heroin addict afterward. Also, you could burn yourself badly if it all goes wrong. You need some weed, wax and rolling papers to proceed. Create your joint in the normal way and ensure you have some dry herb and a roach. Dab some wax along the middle of the dry weed and make sure the ends of the wax don’t touch the end you’re lighting. As wax is sticky, take special care when rolling or else you’ll have paper stuck to your fingers. While it is an easy way to smoke wax if you have no other equipment, the concentrate will drop off and it is rather inefficient. This is probably the second most popular method of using concentrates behind a rig. You load up the bong’s bowl, add your wax on top of the herb and start smoking. While it is easy to do, you still get the herb taste and you need dry herb for it to work because you can’t smoke wax from a glass bowl in this fashion. It is also a very inefficient way to consume wax compared to a dab rig. First, you have to decarboxylate your wax; this means heating it up to the stage where THCa becomes THC. While it is possible to do this with things found in the kitchen, it is nothing like dabbing and the taste can be unpleasant. This is a unique kind of glass, sometimes known as a vapor stone. It is extremely porous and to dab, you place it in the bowl of a pipe or inside the bottom part of a titanium nail. Dab the wax on the Healthstone and heat the insert. It is a quick and easy method, and you don’t need much concentrate to get a nice buzz. Some people try to melt their wax over a stove but it will cause the substance to drip off the sides and get caught by the stove’s grease trap. It is also highly likely to cause hideous burns since you are so close to the heat source. If you’re not happy with any of the above options, here’s how to use a dab rig.
Although rigs look complicated, using one is not that hard. It has a mouthpiece, vertical chamber, and a small nail made of glass, metal or quartz. You’ll find that the nail is where a bowl is found on a normal water pipe. Once you have your rig and wax ready, do the following: Ensure the rig is filled without enough water to submerge the downstream completely. You can use a butane torch or an e-nail for this step. Once the nail is red hot, apply the concentrates with the dabber.
The substance should combust when it hits the nail. When it comes to consuming wax, a smaller mouthpiece is preferable because it allows you to enjoy the flavor. Those who smoke dry herbs prefer a wide mouthpiece because they want a mega-hit. When dabbing however, the nail lets air pass through constantly (unless you use a carb cap). As a result, a small mouthpiece won’t hinder your experience.