The Different Ways To Dab Concentrates

Dabbing is a slang term that means different things for different people. Some may refer to it as the dance but among cannabis users, it refers to vaping cannabis concentrates. There are several dabbing tools available on the market, and the number is rapidly increasing.

For most beginners who just ditched the conventional smoking method, the concept of dabbing might seem overwhelming at first. But to ensure your first attempt at dabbing is a smooth process, this guide will expose you to the various dabbing tools and the different ways to dab your cannabis concentrates.

The most popular are dab rigs because of their intensity. When wax was first discovered, people would put the concentrate on their flower herbs and smoke it. They quickly found out this isn’t the proper way. Although it melts and turns into smoke, there were better ways to do this. Usually, the hotter the heat, the better it is for smoking wax. However, there’s a limit to the temperature you want it to get too. You can create Benzene from high heat dabbing if you’re not careful.

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4 Different Ways To Smoke Your Wax

Oil Rig

An oil rig, commonly known as a dab rig is a water pipe designed for dabbing concentrates. It is the most widely used way of consuming wax concentrates. It heats your cannabis extracts by using hot dabs nails. When you dab from a rig, you may be smoking an entire blunt unknowingly. Hence, it is a suitable dabbing method for those who know the stunts. And not for a newbie in the dabbing world.

As you use your dab rig to dab your favorite concentrate, it’s vital to ensure it is clean before using it. Its longevity depends on how often you clean and maintains it. It is easy to clean, especially when you use a glass cleaner.

Oil Rige-Nail

E-nails are electronic nails, and they have been around in the vaping industry for some years now. It wasn’t popular until recently when dabbers can now get them at fair prices. e-Nails give you full control over your dabbing temperature as they come with a controller box. This helps to deliver the heat to the coil. You can easily manipulate the temperature of your e-nail and regulate it just with the touch of a button. That is the biggest difference between a dab rig and an enail. A dab rig uses a torch to heat it up and therefore won’t give you an accurate temperature.

Dab Pen

This is the most convenient way to consume your cannabis concentrates. It’s a portable electronic device that uses a small unit to turn your wax into vapor. Dab pens come in different capacity and grades. They come with batteries and coils. These coils could be ceramic, titanium or quartz.

They are very user-friendly, easy to use and maintain as well. With the dab pen, you can forget about your dab torch and your dab rig. All you will need is just your dab pen and concentrates. Some dabbers still prefer the dab rig or nectar collector because it produces a smoother hit and best vapor taste than the dab pen.

For your dab pen to last long, you have to ensure that you properly maintain it. Remove any wax leftover around the atomizer and clean it thoroughly. It’s best to vape everything on the wax coil before you dab anymore.

Nectar Collector

Nectar collectors are the newest way of enjoying waxes. A nectar collector is like a dab rig compressed in one portable device. It uses a tip, usually made of titanium or quartz that is heated and dipped inside the concentrate. Once you use the hot tip to touch your concentrates, it melts the wax instantly to produce smoke. Most nectar collectors have water chamber system where you can pour water into before dabbing your concentrates.

The water chamber acts as a filtration system that removes toxins from the vapor. It also helps to cool the vapor before getting to the mouthpiece.

To clean your nectar collector, remove the mouthpiece and the tip, then soak them inside isopropyl alcohol. Remove and soak again with hot water, then rinse and allow to dry.

 

What Are Wax Concentrates?

Wax concentrates are a highly concentrated form of marijuana with a color that is around the yellow spectrum. It’s a sticky substance that resembles a syrup and can hold its shape when placed on a flat surface. Waxes are derived from cannabis plants with a higher concentration of THC than the regular buds. Since it is a higher level of smoking marijuana, most people that get accustomed to smoking wax concentrates because of its taste and potency.

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Types of Wax Concentrates

You can find many different types of cannabis concentrates on the market today. Some of them include:

Shatter

Shatter or glass is known to be the purest and cleanest form of cannabis extracts. Shatter concentrates are lightly colored with glassy transparency, which makes it clear.

Rosin

Rosin is a shatter-like product (solventless shatter) with translucent color and sappy texture. Rosins are produced by pressing dry cannabis flower or kief between two heated surfaces with lots of pressure.

Wax

Although we sometimes refer to concentrates as wax, there is one type of sticky cannabis extract that is known as wax. This type of concentrate looks like beeswax and suitable for oil rig (you can still use it for other methods of dabbing).

Cannabis CO2 oil concentrateOil

Cannabis oil is usually made using butane or Co2, and it comes with a runny texture just like a typical oil.

Live resin

Live resin is extracted from live plants, and it contains more terpene than other cannabis concentrates. Unlike other extracts that are from dry plants, Live resin is made from living plants to give a special flavorful cannabis extract, which tastes better than some other concentrates.

Budder

This type of cannabis extract is like oil but differs in texture. While oils have a runny consistency, budder has an opaque taffy texture.

Hot Pot Products Review: The Utillian 720

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Vaporizer technology aimed at the cannabis consumer continues to evolve and impress.  The Utillian 720 is a sleek portable vaporizer for flower and wax with an intuitive design and impressive convection heating system.   After about a month of use, I highly recommend the Utillian 720. Simply put, the more I use it, the more I like it!

Aesthetics/Style:

As I open the box that holds The Utillian 720 for the first time, I can’t help feeling a sense of De ja vu — it’s like unboxing an iPhone,  and for the price of $220 it ought to feel that way.  The Utillian 720’s all black appearance is simple and discrete.  It fits nicely into my hand.  With the presence of a singular white Utillian logo, it would be difficult to tell what this device is without context.   The vaporizer’s matte-black rubberized finish and curved geometry makes it comfortable to hold and gives me the confidence that it won’t slip and fall out of my hand. The Utillian 720 has one button which indicates that it is simple to use. The mouthpiece on the top of the vaporizer conveniently swivels to whatever position I want.  A strong magnet holds the top in place, and can be easily pulled off to allow for access to the herb chamber.

Ease of use:

  • The herb container is incredibly well designed. The fact that the chamber has a surrounding slope allows for fallen material to be easily cleaned up/pushed into the bowl. (EASY CLEAN UP)
  • Swivel mouth piece is nice because I can contain the vapor quickly, though the nozzle comes off relatively easily, even though that is probably for ease of clean.
  • Best way to hit the vape is by seeding it down with a burst of air post inhale of vapor.

Performance:

  • I know that the vape is ready when the light turns solid, but I can also smell the herbs slightly, so discretion is possible but not in doors.
  • One of the more powerful vaporizers I’ve tried, in fact the most powerful!

Accessories:

Packaged with everything you need to get started.  Ships charged, with the following accessories:

  • Wax/Oil Chamber insert
  • Cleaning Brush, tweezers and dabber
  • interchangeable screens and bands
  • Charging cable

 MSRP:   $219

 

Washington House Passes Bill To Allow Hash Sales

WASHINGTON: Washington state’s Legislature has passed a bill to allow sales of marijuana concentrates like hash oil at state-licensed pot shops.

House Bill 2304 also tweaks Washington’s legal marijuana law to allow marijuana processors to sell to other processors. For example, a processor who specializes in making marijuana extracts could provide those to bakers who might use them in brownies.

The bill, which required at least a two-thirds vote to amend Initiative 502, passed the Senate on a 42-7 vote Thursday, shortly after passing the House on a 91-7 vote.

Marijuana 'Hash Oil' Explodes In Popularity, And Kitchens

WASHINGTON:  If you think the recent liberalization of marijuana laws around the country is only about smoking leaves and buds, think again. For users younger than 25, “hash oil” is where it’s really at. This concentrated resin of marijuana is creating new public safety headaches — even in places where it’s legal.

There have always been forms of the substance, but the resins available today are much stronger than in years past. That’s due in part to the expertise developed by medical marijuana producers, who have learned how to make more potent versions of the oil.

Near Seattle, medical marijuana entrepreneur Jeremy Kelsey shows off a sample of a resin that he markets as extreme pain medication for cancer patients. It looks like dark green Karo syrup. Kelsey calls it “pure THC.” [Read more…]

Marijuana 'Hash Oil' Explodes In Popularity, And Kitchens

WASHINGTON:  If you think the recent liberalization of marijuana laws around the country is only about smoking leaves and buds, think again. For users younger than 25, “hash oil” is where it’s really at. This concentrated resin of marijuana is creating new public safety headaches — even in places where it’s legal.

There have always been forms of the substance, but the resins available today are much stronger than in years past. That’s due in part to the expertise developed by medical marijuana producers, who have learned how to make more potent versions of the oil.

Near Seattle, medical marijuana entrepreneur Jeremy Kelsey shows off a sample of a resin that he markets as extreme pain medication for cancer patients. It looks like dark green Karo syrup. Kelsey calls it “pure THC.” [Read more…]

Eden Labs – An Education in Concentration

In the news these days, there is a lot of talk about cannabis concentrates – potent extractions which strip desired properties from the cannabis plant. Once extracted, these concentrates are processed and take many forms before being given to patients.

Studies have shown this gooey sticky substance to reduce tumor cells in cancer patients, and others regulate ailments such as epilepsy, ADD, and autism in adults and children. Zero THC and high CBD concoctions are traditionally taken under the tongue or mixed with food.  [Read more…]

Eden Labs – An Education in Concentration

In the news these days, there is a lot of talk about cannabis concentrates – potent extractions which strip desired properties from the cannabis plant. Once extracted, these concentrates are processed and take many forms before being given to patients.

Studies have shown this gooey sticky substance to reduce tumor cells in cancer patients, and others regulate ailments such as epilepsy, ADD, and autism in adults and children. Zero THC and high CBD concoctions are traditionally taken under the tongue or mixed with food.

Recreationally, consumers prefer high THC concentrates aka dabs, oils, wax, shatter, BHO, or budder because it reduces the side effects of traditional pipe or bong smoking. The concentrate is heated to a very high temperature, and the vaporized smoke is inhaled through cigarette-type pen, or new accessory such as an Oil rig.

Prices for concentrates currently available at most Seattle-area medical dispensaries range from $25 to $50 per gram, with THC potency reaching as high as 80% or more.

Since Colorado and Washington first voted to legalize recreational marijuana use in late 2012, the legal cannabis market has grown from $1.5 billion in 2013 to $2.7 billion last year, according to industry estimates. That kind of velocity gets the attention of investors, many of whom focus on tech.

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There are a lot of names for basically the same process – it is the solvent that makes a difference. For example, “RSO was originally made with Naphtha,” according to Fritz Chess of Eden Labs. Naphtha is a light hydrocarbon, much like butane and propane, and toxic if not properly purged. There are several companies saying they make RSO with ethanol extractions – but this is not true, and patients should know exactly what solvent is used on each “pull”.

“Isopropyl is also used in some concentrates, but said by some to do a very gross thing in the human body…like weaken the egg walls of Fluke worms in the body resulting in outbreaks internally that may actually cause cancer.” According to AC Braddock, Eden Labs CEO.

Concentrates are extremely dangerous to manufacture, which is why the State of Washington wants to regulate the process and sale of concentrates. There have been several reported accidents of kitchen and garage fires.

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Beginning in the early 90s, Fritz experimented with Coldfinger ethanol extractors and quickly moved to Sub and Supercritical Co2, building his first system in 1997. This year Fritz is being touted as being the “outlier” in the market with the development of the Hi-Flo that was released this year.

While the studies are still coming out, it seems that carbon-dioxide extraction is the safest and cleanest way to make concentrates for both medical and recreational markets. Production equipment can be purchased from $40,000 to $200,000.

Original Reporting MJNN Contributing Editor Morgan