The process of smoking oils or extracts using a water pipe is said to be dabbing. There are two ways through which dabbing can be done. Smoking the essentials using a vapour rig or smoking the extracts using a dab rig. A dab rig is constructed with a dome and silicone, glass, titanium, ceramic, or quartz nail. It takes place by two step process.
- First step – heating the nail with light or torch (until it is red hot or extremely hot).
- Second step – pressing the concentrate to the heated nail.
- Finally you can inhale the rig through the mouthpiece.
Recently dabbing is getting more popular as it is trendy. Though it is trendy, it is not similar to that of traditional smoking method. In traditional smoking method people use to smoke using water pipes. Even the taste or flavour of the ingredient that you used to smoke using pipes can be felt different while smoking through these dab rigs. Many people prefer buying silicone dab rigs as glass rigs are costlier.
One of the key differences between the traditional smoking and dabbing is the use of dab rigs. The use of bongs or the vaporizers in a dab rig can let you know the difference of usage. It is said that dab rigs deal all sorts of vaporising liquids and herbs but they are exclusively good with cannabis extracts. Ingredients such as crude wax, beewaxand shatter are able to vaporizevery fast. Hence it is used in the silicone dab rigs or glass dab rigs to quickly use the heating and nailing method. While using the dry herbs, it may not result very well. It would not result better only when the amount of vapour produced is less. When there is lots of vapour it feels like dumping. You could not breathe out of it.
Another most important difference between a dabbing and vaporisation can be process. In other ways, it can be said that use of cannabis in the dabbing process is different from the way we use it in a vaporisation process. You may use any of the following ingredients in both the methods like herbs, waxes, cannabis and more. The Dabbing process results immediate with high effects on the herbs you use whereas in vaporisation it is half of the result that you could enjoy. Dabbing method is highly potential and lasts longer when compared to that of a vaporisation method.
Some of the basic differences are compared here. You can find many other difference between them by doing detailed research. Or you could simply use the both types of methods and know which one will be best suitable for you.