Beginners don’t realize this, but the temperature you get your nail to seriously affects your dabbing experience. We compared high and low temp dabs, looking at everything you need to know below. How great does that sound?
High Temp Dabs
You’re aiming for temperatures over 600 F. This may seem scary if you’re new to dabbing, but you have nothing to worry about if you have a quartz or titanium nail.
The nail would be piping hot. When they hit it, concentrates would vaporize. What’s so great about this is that you’ll get thick, potent vapor. You’ll seriously get high, which is what any dabber wants.
They are great at getting you high; they’re an even better way to save time. You can vaporize your concentrate instantly if you have somewhere to be but need a hit. It also heats the entirety of your dab, so you’ll be avoiding the headache of cleaning anything up.
High temp dabs sound impressive, but they’re not too good to be true. There are a couple of drawbacks you should know about it. For starters, the hotter your nail gets, the less flavorsome of an experience you’ll have. You’re severely increasing the chances of your dabs getting bitter. Unless you want to get into a coughing fit, you need to avoid such a thing.
Low Temp Dabs
Want your dab to go down like butter? Low temp it. You’ll get the most flavor and aroma, which is fine if you’re drooling over it. However, the dab won’t be that potent. It’s up to you to decide if this is worth it.
When going for a low temp dab, you’re looking to reach temperatures between 315 – 450 F. Your nail is not scorching hot, so you’re less likely to burn your concentrate. That being said, you’re more likely to be left with residue. So, have fun cleaning it up.
There’s a serious benefit to low temp dabs; they make dabbing safer. At high temperatures, harmful compounds are produced. For example, Benzene is created when you heat plant-based oils over 390 F.
Who’s the Best?
Low temp dabs are our favorite. Although they don’t provide an intense experience as their higher temp counterparts, you will get the most flavorsome dabs. Let’s not forget that they decrease your chances of ingesting anything harmful. It’s a win-win situation overall.