Using a timer during heat up and cool down will help ensure an accurate count with each dab. Try heating the nail for 30 seconds, letting it cool for 20, and then taking your dab. If it’s too hot, let it cool a few extra seconds; if it’s too cool, wait less time before dabbing.
This is a good middle ground for those seeking a balance of flavor and intensity. At this temperature, a mix of vaporization and combustion occurs, meaning that what you’re inhaling with your hit is a mixture of vapor and smoke. This means that a dab at this temperature may be harder on your lungs, especially if you tend to cough easily.
Given the manual element of heating a nail with a torch on traditional rigs, our recommendation is to focus on the variables you can control with each dab – how long you heat the nail for and how long you let it cool.
Tips for Perfect Temperature Dabs Using a Torch
With this in mind, you have to get to know your e-nail in particular, as your friend’s suggested dabbing temperature may be significantly too hot/cold for you. Most e-nails adjust the temperature in 10°F intervals, so making several small adjustments of 10-20°F at a time can help you find your preferred temperature.
The downside: At higher temperatures, you’ll lose some of the flavor intensity, especially the sweeter notes. The vapor becomes more bitter and, therefore, harsher on the lungs and throat. This, in turn, means it’s harder to take large hits without being reduced to a coughing fit.
At this temperature, the nail may still be glowingly hot and combustion is certain to occur. This will produce a harsh, intense hit with thick smoke — a little vapor, but not much. At this temperature, you’re more burning your dab than flash-vaporizing it. Most of the flavor will be lost at this temperature, resulting in a dab that tastes bitter, harsh, and rather burnt. It’s effective, sure, but it probably won’t be the smoothest dab you’ve taken.
Depending on your specific dabbing setup, you will either be using a torch or an electric heating element to heat up your nail.
Certain CBD concentrates also give consumers and patients that ability to directly experience and taste the flavorful terpenes and other plant compounds that may not be present in CBD oil.
Cannabidiol (CBD) isolate, in which all other cannabinoids and terpenes have been removed to leave an end product that is at least 99% pure CBD, is one form of the non-intoxicating cannabinoid that can be dabbed. (Gina Coleman/Weedmaps)
Although dropping CBD oil in your mouth or eating an edible are among the easiest and quickest way to consume CBD, ingestion prevents CBD from immediately entering the bloodstream, sending it instead through the digestive tract and eventually onto the liver, where it is broken down before finally reaching the bloodstream.
How to Dab CBD
Keep in mind that some high-CBD concentrates may also contain intoxicating levels of THC. If you wish to avoid THC, dabbing pure CBD isolate is an ideal alternative. On the contrary, evidence also suggests that cannabinoids and terpenes also have a combined entourage effect, working together to produce a greater effect than if used separately. Therefore, dabbing CBD extracts retaining other cannabis compounds may be more beneficial.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is also available in concentrated forms such as wax, shatter, and crumble. They can be vaped as virtually pure isolate, extracts featuring the full complement of cannabis's terpenes and cannabinoids including THC, and terpsolate — an isolate fortified with liquid terpenes. (Gina Coleman/Weedmaps)
The actual process of dabbing CBD concentrate isn't much different than the way you'd consume THC-heavy concentrates. Dabbing both CBD and THC requires the same tools, including the dab rig, butane torch, and dab tool to drop the concentrate into the nail or banger.
Here's a step-by-step process on how to effectively dab CBD:
As CBD oil is quickly becoming a trending topic, being adopted by people of all ages for its multitude of beneficial applications, many people have been in search of the best way to consume their CBD oils.
Here at Bee-Nails, we love the fact that people nationwide are beginning to use our e-nails for a better dabbing experience with their concentrates. What is still news to many, though, is the fact that e-nails can also serve as a preferred method to take CBD products as well.
CBD Isolates: Much Like Traditional Wax Concentrates
Similar to traditional wax used in dab rigs, CBD concentrates come in the form of thick waxes, shatter, and even isolate that has a white, crystallized appearance. These CBD products can offer a much more pure and immediate rush of beneficial cannabinoids into the body when compared to other variations of CBD oils, and there is no better way to consume them than with an e-nail.
While on average, the recommended temperature for wax vaporization of any type is in the range of 800 to 1250 degrees Fahrenheit, a torch will rapidly heat up your concentrates to over 1700 degrees, leading to combustion of your CBD wax rather than vaporizing it which is much harsher on your lungs. With an e-nail, you are able to adjust your temperature settings using the controls on the electronic box, which allows you to find your preferred temperature for heating up your CBD isolates or waxes for the best flavor, experience, and health benefits.
In order to safely supplement with your CBD, it’s advised to begin with smaller amounts. It’s also important to discern how many milligrams of CBD are in your specific product in order to determine how much of it to use in one sitting with your e-nail. While using too much at a time has not shown to have very negative side effects, your body is only capable of consuming so much CBD at a time, so similar to the temperature of your e-nail, it’s always best to start low and go slow for determining what amount works for your specific needs. This way, you save money by getting the most out of your CBD. E-nails can, in fact, provide the most conservative manner of CBD consumption when used properly.