How Do You Smoke Dabs

Updated September 6th, 2020

Do you enjoy CBD, but want something that’s a little more potent?  If so, you’re going to love dabbing.  Dabbing is a method of smoking cannabis concentrates that are naturally more potent due to their concentrated nature.  They require a specialized setup because their consistency has unique demands.

What Do You Need to Smoke a Dab?

Now, let’s discuss the things that you’ll need in order to get started.

Your Concentrate

There are different kinds of cannabis concentrates available, including wax, shatter, resin, hash and more.  Each one is slightly unique in consistency and chemical composition, but they all do essentially the same thing, which is provide you with a whole lot of hemp compounds.

A Dab Rig

The name of the type of pipe-like device you’ll be using to smoke your concentrate.  It’s a lot like a bong, except rather than a conventional bowl, it has a chamber that contains a dab nail.  This nail is where the concentrate will go to produce the smoke.

A Dab Tool

This small tool used for transferring the concentrate from its container to the dab nail of the rig.  The reason why you need one is because concentrate is fragile, and can be quite sticky.  Also, it helps prevent your skin from making contact with the hot nail.  If you don’t have a dab tool, try using a paper clip – many say it works just as well.

A Butane Torch

Yes, you read that right.  A butane torch is ideal for dabbing because it can properly and quickly heat the dab tool evenly while ensuring that it reaches the right temperature to basically melt the concentrate on contact.

The Process

Now that you know what you need to have handy, we can discuss the actual dabbing process. 

It’s actually pretty simple:

  1. First, take your butane torch and use it to heat the nail. This will take a couple of seconds, most likely.

  2. The nail will turn red when it’s hot enough to properly heat the concentrate. Therefore, when it does change color, you can quickly yet carefully place your concentrate onto the nail using your dab tool.

  3. From there, the concentrate will begin melting almost immediately, which will produce a lot of smoke.

  4. So, you probably know what to do next – go ahead and take in a nice big hit. Expect a lot more smoke than usual, as this is the nature of dabbing.

  5. Before going in for another hit, wait a couple minutes to see how the first one feels.

Smoking Dabs Can Be Quite an Enjoyable Experience

Assuming that you have everything needed and follow the process properly.  Before long, you’ll be able to enjoy potency like never before thanks to this innovative style.

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