If you are new to using cannabis concentrate, you might be wondering how you can use shatter. It can seem daunting at first, but once you have seen how it is done, it will most likely be a little easier for you. Understanding more about smoking or dabbing shatter can help you decide which one to choose.
Dabbing involves quickly vaporizing the concentrate after you apply it to a very hot surface and inhale it. The concentrate has a higher potency than a marijuana flower, which means that you only need a little of the substance to get strong results. The bud usually has around 10 to 25 percent of THC, but a concentrate is closer to 50 to 80 percent of THC.
You can also smoke your concentrate, but it will not be nearly as potent as dabbing is. You cannot directly indulge in your concentrate. You may also end up wasting the shatter during the process. However, it can give you a different experience than you might be used to.
Using a Cigarette to Smoke Shatter
This is a simple method because it only involves placing shatter on your cigarette’s end. If you have a glassy shatter, putting a bit on the end will allow it to melt in your cigarette. On the other hand, if it is on the sticky side, you can put the concentrate on the outside and allow it to burn.
You should avoid placing too much on because when it becomes hot, it can melt onto your fingertips. Without the right control, you might accidentally waste your shatter. It can drip before it burns.
Using a Vape Pen
You might have one of two vaporizers — either a portable or a desktop one. It is generally better to avoid using a desktop one with a concentrate. Instead, stick with a portable vaporizer. You can take them anywhere and easily charge it using a USB.
The advantage of smoking with a vape pen is that you do not combust the concentrate so you can enjoy the flavour better. It is important to choose a quality pen. The cheaper ones might not heat the shatter properly, which can give you a weaker experience.
Using a Rig to Dab Marijuana Shatter
A dab rig is a type of glass pipe that looks like a bong. It has in it a chamber and a mouthpiece. Many people find that this is a much better way to use a concentrate. It allows them to avoid wasting the product with a weak smoke. After all, the purpose of using a concentrate is to get a stronger experience.
To get started, you will need a good concentrate. You can choose from a variety of types, but you will want to avoid using ones that are based in alcohol. You also need to get a good water pipe. By replacing your glass bowl parts with the right attachments, you can turn the pipe to a dab rig.
Next, you need to get a nail that will fit the gauge of the pipe. The most common one is titanium. Your dome will go around your nail so it can keep the vapour in place before you inhale it. Then, you will use a torch to heat up your nail. Some users like the larger ones fueled by propane, so they can heat up the nail quickly. Finally, you will need a tool, so you can apply your dab.
You are ready to get started once you have set up your dab rig. Because of how strong the THC is, it is a good idea to sit down. To get started, you will want to aim your torch’s flame at your nail. Wait until it turns red-hot.
Then, turn off the torch and put your glass dome over your nail. It is a good idea for a quartz nail to cool for around 45 seconds and a titanium nail for around 10 seconds. That way, the temperature is not so hot that it ruins your dabbing experience. Of course, it will still be very warm. The ideal temperature is around 290 to 400 degrees Celsius. This is why using the right type of dab rig is so important for your experience.
The final step involves applying the dab on your nail in the dome. Then, inhale it very slowly. To avoid wasting your oil, you can rotate the tip of the nail. Most people find that there is some extra oil remaining on the nail after dabbing. You can use the oil to take another dab.
You can also wait until it begins to harden. You can gather this by placing the entire dab rig in some rubbing alcohol and boiling it. Once the alcohol has evaporated, you can gather up the shatter that remains in your pot. Then, you can continue to dab with it.
Remember that when you dab, the nail will turn red from the torch. Because of how hot it gets, you will want to take extra care to avoid burning yourself. Remember that the glass will also get very hot, as well. you might choose to use an e-nail, which can better regulate the temperature. If you do the process right, you will see a thick cloud of smoke, which is what you will be inhaling.
You will find that cannabis concentrate is stronger than other types of weed. That means that you will want to carefully monitor how much you are using at one time. The first time you do dabbing or smoking, you will want to take small steps.
After the first one, wait several minutes before taking another dab or smoke. It is always good to take it slowly when you are trying something like this for the first time. That way, you can avoid getting so high that you no longer enjoy the process. Don’t forget to take care with your hot tools to avoid burning yourself.