Dabs Versus Bongs: What’s the Difference?
Bongs or dabs. Is there really that much of a difference? Some might be wondering. Both seem to really get people stoned. Why does it make a difference? One might ask.
Whether you’re doing a dab or a bong, you can’t go wrong. Here’s a brief overview of both methods of smoking.
What is a Dab Rig?
A dabber is technically a rig that one uses similar to a bong but smaller. These rigs are made specifically for extracts and concentrates.
There are many types of cannabis extractions/concentrates which one can use a dab rig for. These include Shatter, budder/badder, rosin, etc.
Most people have their own preferences for which concentrate works best for them. Shatter can have different consistencies. Sometimes it’s stretchy lacks taffy, while other times it’s more brittle and easier to dose correctly. Budder have creamy consistencies and is also easy to dose.
One of the best types of concentrates is live resin. This process happens by freezing live cannabis plants and extracting the oil(cannabinoids and terpenes). The number of terpenes and cannabinoids is some of the highest out of any extraction process. This makes it one of the most flavorful and clean extractions one can consume.
How Strong are Dabs?
In comparison to traditional cannabis, which has a THC concentration of about 10-15%, dabs or BHO may have a THC concentration of 80%. In fact, dabs are up to four times stronger than a joint at a minimum.
Dab hits feel like a different kind of high than bongs. Ingesting the cannabinoids and terpenes without the plant matter can have a cleaner effect. Also a fruitier taste. Dabs can also really make you cough hard. Some say it’s harsher on your lung than the flower. But as you’re not taking dabs every day your lungs will be fine.
How does a Dab Rig Work?
Dab rigs aren’t designed to catch fire like a bong, pipe, or other traditional smoking mechanisms. The nail is heated with a torch, and concentrated extracts from various herbs are “dabbed” on it. You inhale the vapor that’s created when they’re heated.
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Bongs have been around longer than dabs. It’s a much more simple procedure than having a dab rig with your titanium nail and torch.
All one has to do is just pack the flower in your bowl and place it in the bong and you’re good to go.
Some tips everyone should follow while using bongs is to make sure you’re cleaning it out on a regular basis. Over time the resin builds up on the bong and makes the smoke very harsh. In addition, if you go a really long time without cleaning a bong you might find mold on there which is very bad. Anytime someone offers you a bong hit take a long at the bong and see if it looks like it has been maintained. If not, don’t take a chance for your health. You don’t want to smoke any mold.
One way to enhance your bong experience is to use a hemp wick instead of a lighter. This is very handy stuff. Some people might laugh at you and call you a hippy, but don’t bother worrying about that. Because the taste of the bowl you smoke will be much better without the butane crap.
In addition, you can also smoke hash and kief out of a bong also. It’s also possible to add shatter or budder on top of your flower. But you’ll get your money worth more using a dab ring than going this route.
Dabs and Bongs are both awesome. They both have their advantages along with ideal time and place.
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