The newest niche in stoner culture is quickly evolving. Though the concept of dabbing has been around for decades, it’s a fairly new style of consuming cannabis when compared to smoking flower. And it’s slightly more complex.
Concentrates are just that- concentrated amounts of THC made through various extraction processes. Common techniques include using solvents like butane, cryogenically freezing fresh flower, and utilizing innovative and expensive equipment like closed-loop extraction machines.
Concentrates come in many consistencies and potencies based on their manufacturing method. That’s where terms like shatter, crumble, and rosin come in.
There are a bunch of moving parts when it comes to actually taking a dab. First, you need all the right tools. This generally includes a rig, nail, carb cap, dabber, and torch. Then, you’ve got to get comfortable with the torch and the heat-up and cool-down times that work best with your accessories. Luckily, there are a ton of resources and even free lessons that will show you what’s up.