Understanding the Basics of Vaping & Dabbing Concentrates

on August 12, 2020

the basics of dab pens and dabbing

One of the more effective methods to consume cannabis is through concentrate vaping. It is easy to do, and many of those who try it swear by it. While vaping wax has yet to gain as strong a foothold as other methods, it is always important to try new ways to get that effect you’re looking for. All you need is a wax vaporizer aka "dab pen" or a dab rig, and you’re good to go.


In this article, we are going to talk about some of the basics of wax vaping and your options regarding this new aspect of the hobby.


1. The Concentrate

The first step of vaping or dabbing wax is preparing the concentrate. Depending on your preference, this wax can range from being a dry crumble to hard and brittle shatter. Whatever the case may be, it is important to store your extracts in an airtight container, like a glass or silicon jar. It should also be kept in a cool, dark place to maintain its quality, as continuous exposure heat, light, and oxygen can lower the quality of your product over time.


When it comes time to vape, use a dab tool to scoop some into your chamber. Wax vaporizers generally come with a dab tool for this purpose.


2. Voltage Settings

Most dry herb vapes have temperature settings, while wax devices generally have voltage settings. Vape pens typically have three to four levels of intensity to choose from, while some e-rigs have more precise selections so you can choose an exact temperature instead. Some e-rigs also have a temperature range for more precise control.


If it’s your first time wax vaping, keep your device in the 318 to 450 degree-Fahrenheit range. Eventually, you can experiment with high or low temperatures as you gain experience. Users generally tend to prefer one to the other, so this is a critical phase for determining your preferences.


3. The Hardware

Loading your device is generally the same across all types, but different devices often have different coils and batteries. Some have titanium coils, and others have ceramic nails. Experiment with these to figure out your preferred method. If you enjoy life on the go, dab pens with titanium coils might be the choice for you, compared to a dab rig with a nail attachment.


Other devices, such as portable electronic dab rigs, have a different loading method. For these vaporizers, you generally turn on the device before you dab the wax. You then wait for it to reach your desired temperature, and then finally, dab the wax on the nail and inhale.


In Conclusion

Vaping is one of the more popular ways cannabis concentrates are consumed, but within wax vaping are many different methods. It offers a more potent experience than standard dry herb vaping, while also providing portability and discreetness.


If you’re looking for premium vape hardware like dab pens and e-rigs to vape wax, send us a message at Session Vapor. We have a large selection of accessories as well and highly trained staff to provide support at all times.