Although a rig is a relatively expensive investment, it should last for years assuming you take proper care of it. Once you get used to dabbing, it becomes second nature. If you use an e-nail with your rig, you don’t have to worry about the right and wrong way to use a torch.
Although dabbing isn’t especially dangerous, problems will arise if you don’t know what you’re doing. When you want to dab, find a secure place, sit down and take your time. Although you can purchase a wide array of accessories, most of them are not worth the trouble. It is best to keep things simple; this is especially the case when trying to dab on the go. It is also a good idea to stick with a single chamber rig. As cool as multi-chamber rigs look, cleaning them all is a difficult task. Always check your torch to ensure it has enough fuel before trying to heat the nail.
Once again, it is especially important when dabbing on your travels. Imagine getting ready for a good session only to discover that your torch burner won’t work! Make sure your concentrate is ready to use; many users find that it is better to add the concentrate to the dabber beforehand. While an e-nail automatically heats the concentrate to the right temperature, there is an element of skill involved when using a torch. You need to apply the flame until the nail is red hot. Next, use the dabber to add the concentrate to the nail and place your mouth over the mouthpiece. Assuming you have heated the nail adequately, the concentrate should vaporize on contact. Here are a few things to remember: While a portable rig with a domed nail cools down fast, a domeless nail takes much longer to cool down so don’t touch it! Clean your rig regularly or else the residue build-up with hinder your dabbing. Use premium concentrates so you don’t have to worry about residual solvents. While there are dab rigs on the market for around $30, you will need to pay well over $100 for a decent quality device. For the record, the cheapest rig on our list is $135 while the most expensive is $740. There are even more expensive rigs in the four-figure range but frankly, they don’t outperform the high-end rigs on this list. Although the wide price range can be confusing, you tend to get what you pay for. If your rig costs $50, it will perform like a $50 rig! This means it will be somewhat functional but riddled with flaws. Also, cheaper rigs use glass or ceramic nails which break regularly. It’s also a fact that the type of nail and style of the rig alone can make a $200 difference to the price. As long as you dab with clean tested products, dabbing has a variety of good points. First and foremost, it offers a powerful dose of marijuana and it acts much faster than other delivery methods. If you’re dealing with chronic/severe pain or nausea, dabbing is one of the best ways to get quick and effective relief. Properly manufactured cannabis extracts offer a clean and pure product that is easier on the lungs than smoking. When you smoke weed, the burned plant matter produces resin and hot smoke. Extracts deliver cannabinoids without the added unwanted material. Let’s quickly sum up the pros of dabbing: It is powerful so you’ll get stoned exceedingly quickly. It is the most potent delivery method and even experienced users say each dabbing session make them feel as if they are getting high for the first time.
It is fast acting so if you’re in chronic pain, a dabbing hit can ease the symptoms in a matter of minutes. A single dab is the equivalent of several joints and since it only takes a few seconds to take a hit, you can enjoy dabbing any time. There is no point skirting around the issue: Dabbing is potentially dangerous when you do it incorrectly. The biggest danger is in the process of home extraction which we don’t recommend. With so many clear and pure concentrates on the market for affordable prices, there is no need to take a risk with a DIY version. As extraction typically involves butane gas, a combination of its flammable gases and bad ventilation could result in an explosion. Even if you successfully extract the material without causing an accident, it is likely that you’ll end up with a less than pure wax. Professional companies avoid issues by using trained extraction experts, closed-loop extraction equipment, high-grade solvents and lab testing.
There are of course other dangers which we sum up below: The strength of concentrates means you could technically overdose. While no one has died from overdosing marijuana in recorded history, there are numerous unpleasant side effects including vomiting, accelerated heart rate and panic attacks. In extreme cases, too much dabbing can lead to marijuana psychosis. You may build up a tolerance to weed over time and require larger amounts to get the same effects.