What is Dabbing? Everything You Need To Know
If you've done any research into the different ways to consume herb, you've probably heard of the term "dabbing." Based on the name alone, however, it's difficult to determine what exactly this technique is or what it involves. If you're still scratching your head trying to understand dabbing, keep reading for an explanation.
Dabbing: The Basics
Dabbing refers to a relatively new way of consuming highly potent herb oil known as butane hash oil (BHO). These oils are made by extracting the primary psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana (THC), which is typically done through the use of a solvent such as butane gas (hence the name: butane hash oil). What makes BHO and dabbing popular is the simple fact that BHO contains upwards of 70-90% THC, which is far more than a traditional plant bud.
While BHO can technically be smoked, many people prefer to "dab" it in a glass water pipe or vaporizer. Dabbing involves placing a small amount of the BHO in a pipe or vaporizer and consuming it just like you would any other herb. Since you need to place the BHO directly on the heating element, you are essentially "dabbing" it, which is how the name was derived.
Smoking vs Vaping for BHO and Dabbing
So, should you smoke or vapor your BHO? If you keep up with our blog here at VapesRush.com, you're probably well aware of the benefits of vaping. It allows users to enjoy a higher concentration of TCH and other active ingredients without exposing themselves to all of the harmful chemicals that are commonly found in smoke. Since vaporizers work by heating herb or BHO just enough to create a plume of mist-like vapor, there's no combustion taking place. Therefore, you can enjoy your herb/BHO without all of the harmful toxins found in smoke.
If you are thinking of dabbing BHO for the first time, I recommend starting with a very small amount. Due to its exceptionally high potency, many people overdo themselves on the first try. Start small and gradually increase your BHO as needed. If you don't feel the effects after a small amount of BHO, add a little more, and then a little more. You'll eventually find the sweet spot that works best for your particular taste.