CBD products for therapeutic and medical purposes are available in different forms like edibles, oils, creams, capsules or pills, vapes, dabbing products, etc. Among these, the last two have a quick onset time for experiencing cannabidiol effects because it directly enters the bloodstream through the highly permeable alveoli of the lungs. Dabbing is inhaling vapors of CBD concentrate using devices like dab rig and dab nail, and it is like dabbing marijuana products. In this article, we will discuss the effect of temperature on dabbing CBD, read on to know more.
Cannabidiol (CBD) Dabbing
Dabbing CBD is done by dropping a little amount of CBD concentrate onto a heated dab nail and inhaling the vapors through a dab rig. Also, keep in mind that most of the CBD dab products like shatter, budder, wax, etc., are concentrates made from full-spectrum CBD oils, hence they are rich in cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. This gives a sensory experience along with the CBD health benefits, and this is the reason many experienced cannabidiol users prefer this method for consuming cannabidiol. Moreover, the experience is also determined by the temperature of the dab iron and there is a minimum threshold temperature to fully vaporize the CBD concentrate.
The Trade-Off Temperature
As stated earlier, the temperature of the dab iron has a significant effect on the experience of dabbing CBD concentrate.
Low-Temperature CBD Dabbing: At low temperatures, you can experience more of the flavors and aromas from the terpenes and flavonoids. But the downside is, the effects are milder, as all the cannabinoids are not vaporized and the vapor will not be dense. So, this is more suitable for those who are beginning to dab CBD concentrates.
High-Temperature CBD Dabbing: High temperature produces thicker vapor and the CBD effects are stronger as all the cannabinoids in the CBD concentrate are vaporized. However, the downside is you will not get the full flavor and aromas of the terpenes and flavonoids. Also, the vapor is more bitter, because of this it is harsher on the throat and lungs. This also means that there are high chances for a coughing fit if you are not a seasoned user, especially when taking a large hit.
Different Temperature For Dabbing Cannabidiol (CBD)
0-300OF: This temperature is too low, so the vaporization is minimal resulting in low availability of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. As a result, you will not be consuming all the cannabinoids in the drop of CBD concentrate on the dab iron and it can go wasted.
315-345oF: This is low-temperature CBD dabbing and ideal for vaporizing CBD concentrate along with retaining all the flavors and aromas. The vapors will be smooth, easy on the lungs, and ideal for beginners, as well as those who are switching from cigarette smoking. Moreover, the CBD effects are mild, giving relaxation and a pleasant dabbing experience.
450-600oF: This is medium temperature CBD dabbing that gives a balance between flavors, aromas, and intensity of CBD effects. At this relatively higher temperature, vaporization and a little bit of combustion occur, which gives a mixture of vapors and smoke. So, it will be a little bit harsh on your lungs and throat, and not as smooth as low-temperature CBD dabbing.
600-900oF: This is high-temperature CBD dabbing, the flavors and aromas are less, but the intensity of CBD effects is high. Because of the higher temperature, the smoke content is higher in the vapors. This makes the vapors thicker, and harsher on the lungs and throat because it is bitter. Therefore, it is more suitable for experienced users to feel the true effects of dabbing CBD.
900+oF: At this extremely high temperature, the CBD concentrate is burned, resulting in a charred taste and gives a highly unpleasant experience as the cannabinoids will be destroyed by the temperature.
Using Torch VS Electric Nail For Dabbing CBD At Optimal Temperature
You can use a flame torch to heat the dab nail anywhere between 0-1,000+ oF, this is also true for electric nails. The electric nails use heating coils for heating the dabbing surface and the temperature can range between 0-900oF. However, with electric nails, there will be a disparity between the temperature in the setting and the actual temperature on the dabbing surface; the surface temperature will be usually lower than the temperature in the setting.
Heating And Cooling Properties Of Different Dab Nail Materials
Titanium: Titanium dab nails heat up quickly and retain the heat longer, but it provides poor quality flavors when dabbing CBD concentrate.
Quartz: Ceramic dab nail heats up and cools down quickly, and it provides flavourful vapors that give the best experience when dabbing CBD concentrate.
Ceramic: Ceramic dab nails take the longest to heat up and retain heat well, because of this, they provide good flavor when dabbing CBD concentrate. Above all, they are more durable compared to other dab nail materials and hence are preferred by regular users.
To get a good CBD dabbing experience, the temperature of the dab nail must be optimal and to ensure this you can use a timer, especially when using a torch. You can also use an electric nail as it is easier for beginners. However, you must keep in mind the difference in temperature in the settings and the dab nail material, while using electric nails.