rig for dab

The days of smoking only marijuana cigarettes or "joints" are long gone. Nowadays, the there are many options for consuming cannabis and today we are going to talk about one of the most innovative... dabbing.

No, we're not talking about the dance step of ducking your head and stretching out your arms... please, no. To begin with, a dab is nothing more than a cannabis concentratesuch as Rosin, hashish or many others.

What is dabbing?

Dabbing, or dabbearing, is a way of consuming cannabis concentrates using a dab rig. This rig, although very similar to a bong for consuming weed, differs in several aspects.

To begin with, it is a much more complex device than the bong and has small parts that can be a little dizzying at first, but don't worry, we will tell you everything you need to know so that you can dab without any problems.

As @leanomada tells us in the video of Root Raisers we share with you, what you need to make a good dab is:

  • Obviously a cannabis concentrate, or "dab". It can be Rosin, a water-hash like ICE, or a BHO (butane hash oil), which has different forms, like wax, shatter, budder, live resin, etc.
  • Rig: similar to a traditional bong, it comes in different shapes and sizes. Unlike the previous ones, a dab rig has certain parts that characterize them.
    • Banger: It can be made of titanium, but we always recommend it to be made of quartz. Fundamental piece since it is where we put the concentrate to dabbear.
    • Carb Cap: is located above the banger. It is used to better distribute heat and prevent steam loss.
    • Pearl: ball that goes inside the banger once heated. As it rotates inside the banger, it heats and stirs the extract to get the most out of it.
  • Dabber: thin, elongated metal utensil with a spade-shaped tip used to collect the extract.
  • Torch: to heat the banger.

It is also essential to have alcohol and swabs to deep clean the banger after steaming.

DO NOT VAPORIZE FROM A RIG WITH A DIRTY BANGER. If the banger is dirty, opaque or black, it can be highly harmful to health. From BCN Kush we ask you not to vaporize from a rig with the banger in that condition.

Steps to consume dabs

  1. Prepare the necessary equipment and utensils. If you are in Barcelona, we recommend you to go to a cannabis association, such as BCN Kush, where you will find everything you need.
  2. Check the condition of the rig and especially the banger. In case it is dirty or opaque, clean it well.
  3. Prepare your dose of the dab you want to consume.
  4. Heat the banger with the blowtorch until the desired temperature is reached, which will depend on the concentrate we are using. In the case of hashish or kief, we want to reach about 220°C of temperature. In the case of BHO, you may need to increase the temperature to about 260°C, depending on how wet the dabs are.
  5. Once the banger is hot enough, place the dab and pear inside and cover it with the carb cap.
  6. Vaporization should begin when the dab comes in contact with the banger. Inhale slowly and gently through the mouthpiece of the rig.
  7. Keep the vapor in your lungs for a while before exhaling and get ready because it's going to be one hell of a ride.
dabbing in bcn kush

Particularities of dabbing

The potency of dabs is one of the reasons why they have become so popular in recent years. Thanks to a higher concentration of terpenes and cannabinoids, they produce a more powerful and lasting effect than buds.

The dab rig is the ideal way to get the most out of dabs. With this in mind, one must be aware of its potency as its effects can be very strong for someone unaccustomed or with a low tolerance to THC.

Taking this into account and that it can be a bit cumbersome for someone who does not have it in mind, our recommendation is that if you have never tried dabbing, you approach a cannabis association like BCN Kush, where their collaborators will provide and help you throughout the whole experience.

Have a Happy Dabbing!

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