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, giving you a look at everything you need to know below. How great does that sound?
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. It would vaporize concentrates the moment they hit it. What’s so great about this is the fact that you’ll get thick, potent vapor. You’ll seriously get high, which is what any dabber wants.
Not only are they great at getting you high, they’re an even better way to save time. If you have somewhere to be but really need a hit, your concentrate vaporizing instantly is more than handy. It also heats up the entirety of your dab, so you’ll be avoiding the headache of cleaning anything up.
High temp dabs sound amazing, but they’re not too good to be true. There are a couple of drawbacks you should know about. For starters, the hotter your nail gets, the less flavorsome of an experience you’ll have. In fact, 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.
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 salivating over. However, the dab won’t be that potent. It’s up to you to decide if this is worth it or not.
When going for a low temp dab, you’re looking to reach temperatures between 315 – 450 F. As your nail is not scorching hot, 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 produced when you heat plant-based oils over 390 F.
Low temp dabs are our favourite. Although they don’t provide a strong 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.