Dabbing may be intimidating initially with all the different tools and terminology, but once you’ve seen it and done it a couple times, your inhibitions will fade. It’s really simple, so we’ll keep this short and to the point. In no time, you’ll be pro and passionately spieling about your favorite dab methods.
To start, you’ll need a couple of things:
Step 1: Prep your dab rig for use. Add water as you traditionally would to get optimal diffusion.
Step 2: Make sure your nail is seasoned and ready for use. If you’re using a titanium nail for the first time, it’s important to “break-in” the nail to remove impurities and improve taste. This simply involves heating it up and placing it in cold water repeatedly. You may want to use tongs for this.
Step 3: Prepare your dab. Some people like to roll up a ball in their fingers and drop it directly on the nail with their hand; the majority of us use a dabber to scoop up an appropriate dose amount.
Step 4: Heat the nail or heating element with a torch. Aim your torch directly at the nail until it turns red hot. (Begin to research low temp dabs as you gain more experience)
Step 5: Touch the concentrate/wax to the heated nail and inhale through the rig, as you would through a traditional bong. Either drop your dab on manually, or use your dabber tool. Rotate the dabber tip to avoid wastage.
Step 6: Exhale and smile J … or cough.
*Remember the torch tip and nail is extremely hot! Take caution when handling them!