More people it seems are switching to dabbing rigs as their preferred method for enjoying their oils and concentrates, and for good reason. This relatively new style allows for a more potent experience, and it’s an extremely user-friendly method. However, as you become more and more experienced as a dabber, you’ll likely find that you wish to start taking that experience to the next level with expert tips and advanced techniques.
Today, we will be sharing some tricks of the trade when it comes to having a more satisfying dabbing experience. Follow the tips below to become a dabbing pro in no time.
Stick to Oils and Concentrates
Many dabbers try to save time and money by using their pipe for dry herbs as well as their oils and concentrates. While this may sound more efficient, it can actually interfere with your dabbing experience over time. This is because of the fact that dry herb creates a residue that accumulates on the inside of the dab rig. Little by little, this will affect the taste, and can even disrupt airflow after a while if the residue accumulates enough. That’s why we recommend using your dab rig only with your oils and concentrates and saving your dry herb for another device altogether.
Add a Percolator to Your Setup
If you haven’t tried using a dab rig that has a percolator, you don’t know what you’re missing. This allows the smoke from your oil or concentrate to blend with the water of your water pipe thanks to a cleverly designed sub chamber. The result is a much smoother hit that feels cooler along the throat thanks to the way in which the water decreases the smoke’s temperature. Believe us when we say that it really makes a huge difference in terms of how pleasurable those dabbing sessions are.
Stay on Top of Cleaning
If you want to continue to enjoy your dabbing sessions just like the first time you ever took a luscious hit from your dab rig, you absolutely have to stay on top of maintenance. For one thing, those concentrates will begin to create a thin layer of film that coats the interior of the rig, and that film is going to negatively affect the flavor of your hits. Another thing is that the film can eventually lead to clogs if you go too long without cleaning your rig. We recommend cleaning your setup weekly, give or take, depending on how often you use it.
Invest in a Carb Cap
Most of us are familiar with the way in which carburetors positively impact our sessions. They interrupt airflow, creating pressure that intensifies our hits and makes them taste more potent. Carb caps, therefore, are great accessories that will intensify your dabbing experience.
Pick Up a Quartz Banger or Nail
More and more dabbing hardware companies are utilizing quartz, and for good reason. This highly resilient material absorbs heat in a way that’s ideal for this method of smoking. A quartz nail will give you a much cleaner and richer flavor than a glass one, and a quartz banger will make that flavor even more satisfying because of the way in which it prevents your rig from overheating and thus burning your concentrate.
Adjust the Temperature
A lot of beginners believe that the higher the temperature, the more intense and satisfying the hit will be. However, this is simply not the case. One of the most common mistakes is using too much heat. If the temperature is too high, the taste will be off, and you might experience an unpleasant sensation of harshness on the inhale. Additionally, if the temperature is too high, you might be damaging the compounds of the concentrate or oil that you’re trying to enjoy. So, play around with different temperature settings until you find your own personal sweet spot.
Take Smaller Hits
The second most common mistake after using too high a temperature is taking hits that are too big. We tend to think that the bigger the hit, the more satisfying our experience will be. However, this isn’t always the case when it comes to dabbing. More often than not, less is more. Remember that concentrates are, as you would assume, highly concentrated. Therefore, you don’t need to fill your lungs to maximum capacity to get what you want out of your experience. Doing so may cause discomfort and throat irritation.
Always Check Out the Latest Accessories
Dabbing, as we said, is a relatively new hobby. Therefore, it’s evolving fast. This means that there are always new and exciting accessories on the market that are designed to take your dabbing experience to a whole new level. So, make an effort to regularly check out the latest accessories on the market.
Any dabbing expert knows the importance of wearing gloves. Because of the consistency of oils and concentrates, it’s all too easy to contaminate them with your bare hands. Believe it or not, the bacteria on your hands can most definitely ruin your oils or concentrates over time. Besides, wearing gloves prevents you from making a mess.
Dabbing Can Be an Immensely Satisfying Experience
Especially when you start implementing more advanced techniques and practices. Use the information above as a guide to take your dabs to a whole new level. We’re certain that these simple tips will help you find more satisfaction than ever before.