The Difference Between Dabbing and Vaping
Dabbing cannabis differs from Vaping in many ways. Fundamentally, the difference lies in how you heat the cannabis. You see, Vaping uses a convection process, heating the product with hot air like you would bake a cake. Dabbing applies the cannabis product to a heated surface, using conduction to melt the cannabis extract applied. However, there is more to the difference between Dabbing and Vaping, and the following explores those factors. Dabbing gives users more control, while an excellent vaping experience depends on the quality of the vaping device.
Dabbing requires a device containing a heating element called a “nail.” Users apply a small amount of cannabis extract to the nail and inhale the resulting fumes. Simple dabbing devices work for most occasional users. But fans of high potency cannabis experiences will invest in more complex instruments to control what they are doing. All-electric dabbing rigs sell from the mid-$100 to the mid-$300. These electric devices offer convenient portability, easy cleaning and maintenance, and maximum heat control.
These rigs generally have the same components:
Container: Dab rigs work somewhat like hookahs or water pipes. So, your device will have a bulbous container of glass or silicone where the cannabis fumes gather before inhaling.
Storage: Some modern rigs have a storage container built into the base. The cannabis extracts you will use can be messy and sticky. So, it helps to have a storage container handy.
Nail: The dabbing device heats a nail, a piece of metal with a nail-like head. When the nail reaches the temperature you want, you apply the concentrate there, where it will sizzle and give off fumes. Some call the nail a "banger" or "spoon."
Carb Cap: You may be familiar with the Carb Cap’s purpose if you have experience with a bong. It traps the heat to let you control the experience. You cap the nail as soon as you have applied the extract.
Heat Source: A small blow torch heats the dab nail in a manual rig. However, all-electric rigs give you more control and less personal risk.
Dabber: You do not want to touch the heated nail. A dabber serves that purpose. It is a long skinny tool used to move your extract from container to nail. Dabbers usually come in glass or titanium to reduce heat conductivity.Of course, you need cannabis extract.
The extracts come in various forms, some more pricey than others and some more potent than others:
Shatter: This extract looks and feels like amber glass or candy brittle. It stores and handles easily.
Budder: Cannabis budder differs from cannabutter. The former is a concentrate while the latter goes into cooking. Budder remains pliable but sticky; however, you can scoop all you need onto the heated nail with a suitable dabber.
Wax: Cannabis wax has the texture of hair pomade or honey. Too gooey to process by hand, it applies easily with the right dabber.
Rosin: Cannabis users often prepare Rosin at home. The consistency falls between wax and taffy. But the ease of preparation has made it famous.
Live Resin: This concentrate includes high levels of terpenes, making it more flavorful than other concentrates.Novice users and veterans must remember that each popular concentrate has high THC potency. They test from 70% to well above 80%. So, you should not need more than a toke or two on the dab rig to make you forget how it works.Vaping described
People have moved to vaping for several reasons:
It can be more discrete than smoking cannabis or other forms of intake.
People have brought into the idea that vaping is safer than smoking.
Vapers use it to wean off cigarettes.
Vaping non-cannabis fuels remains legal in most states. Using cannabis cartridges may or may not be permitted in States where they have decriminalized cannabis use. So, vaping cannabis is not all things to all people.Unlike a cannabis joint, pipe, bong, and so on, vaporizers rely on battery power to heat the contents until it vaporizes.
Once you inhale, you should find the experience cleaner than smoking cannabis.Vaporizers come in all sorts of sizes and shapes. They vary in price as the heating element, controls, materials, and design differ.
Vape Pens: People use Vape Pens because of their convenience. Producers design Vape Pens to resemble cigarettes or pocket pens. The designs are simple and easy to use. A power button triggers a battery that heats an oil cartridge before you draw on the mouthpiece. It allows users to drag and turn the pen off as they enjoy the hit.Vape Pens come with a narrow variety of options given their shape and size, but they sell at modest prices.
Box Mods: Cannabis veterans select Box Mods because they have additional features. Box Mods fit the user's hand fully, usually with handsome or eye-catching designs. Customers pay for the material used in the mods' exterior and interior features.Box Mods essentially work like Vape Pens; a heating element vaporizes a liquid for inhaling. The difference among mods lies in their engineering. Some have longer-lasting batteries, lower resistant fluid, refined atomizers, and larger tanks.
Tabletop Vaporizers: Large volcano-shaped vaporizers would fit on your desk or tabletop. They work like the vaporizer used in a child’s nursery. The vaporizer heats cannabis oils or wax to produce a vapor for intake.Most cannabis users do not find them convenient or easy to maintain.
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Dabbing ensures a potent cannabis THC high. However, it requires the use of a complex device. Vaping promises more convenience and sociability, but most vape devices use cannabis-infused liquids which sacrifice flavor and potency. Vape devices use dry herbs or flowers, but they remain less convenient and harder to find.