The dabbing method spectrum is vast, from traditional rigs to electronic (“E-rigs") to newer, more beginner-friendly dab gear. Our dispensary partners + Lantern experts shared their favorite ways to dab:
Tip: Using a straw? Make sure your concentrate is in a glass or silicone container so you don't melt plastic when the hot tip touches your product.
To spark up with a dab rig, you'll use a torch to heat a nail connected to a water pipe, place your small amount of concentrate on the heated nail, + inhale the resulting vapor through an attached mouthpiece.
Getting started with a traditional setup can be intimidating. Here's our very own Miranda to the rescue with recs for a first-timer's shopping list:
After their first-generation product release in 2018, Puffco’s innovative E-rigs paved a new path for veteran dabbers tired of the blowtorch, as well as curious consumers intimidated by blowtorches. E-rigs are widely available today + streamline the traditional rig process, using electricity for heat instead of a torch, which offers tighter, more user-friendly temperature control so you can fine-tune your dab style to your liking.
Another more accessible way to dab is using a tool you may already have: your vape pen. Accessories like wax atomizers transform your 510-thread batteries into a portable, discreet dab tool. Or you can skip the mods + purchase a pen that’s specifically made for dabbing.
Last but not least, you'll need the goods themselves. Concentrates come in all sorts of sticky, golden forms. What makes each type different? Their methods of extraction, which boil down to pressure, solvent, temperature, + strain affecting makeup + consistency.
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