By Smoke Cartel Crew on Oct 18, 2014


What's the ideal dabbing temperature? Get ready for the science. 

Dabbing involves heating up a nail and dropping in a golden glob of goodness so it vaporizes. The cannabinoids, terpenes and other goodies are released starting at  315°F and keep coming until the heat reaches 440°, upon which you're in scorch territory.

But what's the right temperature for maximum enjoyment?

Most torch-wielders heat up their nail until it glows red, ensuring that it is actually hot enough, then letting it cool down. Impatient smokers don't wait long, while others take the time to let the nail mellow. 

Pros & Cons

Higher temps provide more intensity and burn every last bit, but it can be harsh that coughing dance move is no joke) and it all vaporizers so quickly that you won't taste the delicious flavors. 

Lower temps provide smoother hits are are ideal for experiencing the complex terpene profiles of particular cannabis strains, but they can leave valuable product behind and not push your consciousness into the stratosphere. 

 

Personally, we're not in a hurry. We prefer lower temps for a most delicious sesh, and use Tip Tech Swabs to clean up our nails. 

 

Low Temp Tips and Tricks

Heat up your nail as you normally would and wait about 30 seconds before hitting it. This means it should not be red hot on any part of the nail. If you can place your hand flat just above the nail and feel the heat without it being too hot for your hand, then it’s ready to hit. When getting the oils on the nail from the dabber, it’s important to let it just slide off the dabber so you can cap it quickly. The oil will look like it is starting to sizzle but no smoke will be coming from the nail. This is a perfect time to cap it, if all was done correctly. Once the cap is on you should see your smoke start to milk up in your piece. 

Wait time will vary based off of nail material, thickness, and wear, so experiment. But listen, it's important to figure out a temp that works for you, so take time to figure this out. You can do it!

It is all about practice and researching what is perfect for you and your set up. Perfecting your low temperature dabbing and carb cap usage will give you the entire amazing flavor that your concentrates have to offer. You'll also save money by conserving your oils.

 



About the Author

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Smoke Cartel Crew

Written by the staff here at Smoke Cartel. Our passionate team of headshop professionals are dedicated to educating people on products in the online headshop industry, from glass, to vaporizes, and all the consumption devices and accessories in between.

We believe that knowing how your products are made, what they were originally designed for, and how to properly use them - is essential to keeping our customers happy. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to reach out to us!



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