Marijuana 101: Dabbing Wax Vs. Vaping Wax
If you haven’t tried wax before, you might be wondering what it is. This substance is also called butane hash oil (BHO). By itself, it is used to extract THC from the hemp plant. It is then concentrated into a waxy substance.
If the process is done properly, no butane will remain in your THC. However, you should remember that cannabis wax is very potent. If you are a first-time user, you should make sure that you account for these high levels.
Wax has become more potent over the past several years. For regular smokers, using a bit of wax that gives a higher concentration of the THC means there is less hassle. If you are a casual smoker, then wax might seem a little too strong or not be what you are looking for. But that is not always the case. The potency of wax depends on how much you are consuming. You control this yourself.
The most popular methods of using wax are dabbing and vaping it.
What Is Vaping Wax?
The most common method of using wax is through vaping. There’s a huge variety when it comes to using vapes. You can get a range of different accessories, including coils. There are also many different settings for temperature that you can use to cook the wax.
This is why so many people prefer to vape wax instead of dab it. It may be in part because of how portable vaping tools are. Having a wax pen vaporizer with you is often more comfortable than using a larger tool.
When you vape wax, you will be placing wax in your vape pen’s heating chamber. Once you have done this, the wax will be heated to the right temperature. Often, users find that pulling the vape pen gives a smoother experience than dabbing does. This is because the heating of your wax is more even.
Choosing the Right Vaping Tools
The type of vape tool you use is important. That is because the equipment determines how efficiently and cleanly you can vaporize your wax. That means you will want to carefully research the different styles that are available. That way, you will get the best type of pen for the vaping you want to partake in.
For example, you can get a smaller, more compact pen if you want to do vaping when you are out and about. However, these smaller pens do not hold as much wax, and if you put too much in it, you might not have as good of an experience. The air may be restricted in this case.
Other vape pens have many moving parts that do not work for casual vapers. You should treat the pens like any other equipment purchase — do not rush into picking one out. While you want the pen to have the right features, you do not want it to be so complicated that you cannot learn how to use it properly.
Sometimes, people confuse dabbing with vaping. However, vaping involves placing your wax in a chamber so you can heat it. On the other hand, when you dab, you will be heating the place before the wax goes in. You might do this with a special blowtorch or an electric nail in the system.
The nail allows your wax to be delivered. All you need to do is place the nail and wax in the heated area. A dab rig looks similar to a typical bong. However, no matter which type of rig you use, the nail needs to be very hot. This allows the wax to properly disintegrate and avoid harming your rig. Then, you will take a nice pull on your rig.
When you are figuring out which type of pen to choose, it is important to consider what you will be using it for and how you need it to function. You will want to look at the quality, thickness, and mobility of the glass.
Remember that with a dabbing system, you should consider that you will be using a blowtorch with the glass. That ensures that your wax heats properly, but you also need to think about safety. If you are uncomfortable with using it, you may want to choose an electric system. Using an electric nail is often easier than trying to handle a blowtorch.
Main Differences Between the Two
You might find that it is slightly easier for you to use a vape instead of a dab rig. You will need to have some experience to avoid injury when using your dab rig. The vape pen is more portable, as well. No matter what you choose, you will need to do your research on the different models available to you.
There is no one right answer. Looking at the primary differences can help you determine what your preferences might be for using wax. For example, a dab rig often works better if you are at home and want to spend a relaxing afternoon using it.
However, if you are in a hurry, then the ease of use and versatility of a vape pen might make it a better choice for you. There are many types of pens out there to choose from. So, it is important to look at the reviews of all the different types of pens before buying one. That way, you will avoid getting one that is too complicated to use.
The method you choose to go with will likely relate to your personal preferences. For example, if you are going on a hike or a camping trip, you might not want to haul around all the tools needed for dabbing. On the other hand, if you are at a party with several people, you may want to try sharing your dab rig.
No matter which method you use, it is important to remember that wax is more intense as well as more potent than different consumption methods. You should keep this in mind before deciding to try wax.