How do you take a dab?

Dabbing is a popular method for consuming cannabis concentrates. It involves vaporizing your concentrate of choice and inhaling the resulting vapor. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of taking a dab, ensuring you get the most out of your dabbing experience.

  1.  Gather Your Gear
    • Dab rig, dab pen, or e-rig
    • Torch or electronic nail (e-nail)
    • Dab tool
    • Cannabis concentrate (such as hashrosinor wax)
    • Carb cap (*optional)
  2. Preparing Your Dab Rig
    • If any of your gear is new, you may want to season it by heating and cleaning it before using it to remove any factory residue. This only takes a second and will improve your flavor experience.
    • Fill the dab rig's water chamber with enough water to cover the percolators without overfilling.
    • Attach the nail or banger to the dab rig (If using a traditional dab rig).
  3. Applying the Cannabis
    • Hot-start dabs:
      • Heat the nail/banger with a torch until it's glowing red (if using a traditional dab rig).
      • If using an e-nail, set it to your desired temperature (recommended:315-450°F ).
      • Using a dab tool, take a small amount of cannabis concentrate — about the size of a grain of rice.
      • Carefully place the concentrate onto the heated nail/banger — or into the heating chamber of your e-rig. Be careful not to touch the hot surface.
  4. Inhaling the Vapor
    • Once the concentrate is applied, cover the nail/banger with a carb cap (if available) to maximize vaporization.
    • Using the mouthpiece, begin inhaling slowly and steadily while gently rotating the dab tool to ensure the concentrate fully vaporizes.
    • Continue inhaling for a few seconds, then exhale slowly.
    • Cold-start dabs
      • Place the concentrate on the nail/banger or in your e-rig chamber BEFORE heating
      • Once the desired temperature is reached, inhale the vapor like you would with a hot-start dab.
      • This method is the standard approach for all Puffco devices.
  5. *Optional — Use a Carb Cap
    • If you have a carb cap, place it over the nail or banger to after placing the concentrate to create a chamber, allowing for lower temperature and more controlled vaporization. This can enhance the flavor and overall experience of your dab.
  6. Post-Dab Care
    • Swab out residual material after each dab.
    • Clean your dabbing equipment with 90% isopropyl alcohol regularly to maintain optimal flavor and performance.
    • Store your concentrates in a cool, dark place (like the fridge or freezer) to preserve their potency.

If you're using a Puffco device, taking a dab is easy:

  1. Load your concentrate into the chamber with a Hot Knife or dab tool.
  2. Select your temperature.
  3. Double-click to initiate heat cycle.
  4. Inhale and enjoy.

***Remember, always start with a small amount and gradually increase as your experience how your body responds to the dab.***

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