Its rapid evolution can be a lot to keep up with, and if you're like me, you probably switch up how you dab depending on what the situation calls for.
When a friend visits and wants to socialize over fresh-squeezed rosin, my preferences are much different than when I get home from a long day and prefer to have everything set up and ready for me to unwind. And when I'm dabbing on the go,
I need a rig that's portable and efficient while still providing the full dabbing experience. After many personal trials and tests, I've nailed down my favorite ways to dab and the tools needed to get the most out of every drop of oil.
The daily driver is your go-to piece, so it should be functional, sturdy, and easy to clean. The key to this setup for me is the electric nail, or "e-nail." I use the MiniNail because it's small, offers precise temperature control, and doesn't require the use of a torch. I's always hot and ready when I want to dab or pass one to a friend.
This setup is perfect for high-volume dab rigs in social settings or for dialing in your preferred settings for low-temperature dabs. The only downside is that is that you're limited by the cable length and the need for electric power.
A setup like this is perfect for getting the smoothest, most flavorful dab. When it comes to flavor, I prefer quartz buckets known as bangers because they don't interfere with the natural terpene profile of the saps and shatters that I dab. The deep bucket can handle large amounts of concentrate without a mess, and the clear aesthetic is much cleaner on artistic glass and heady rigs.
The one drawback to this setup is that it uses a torch. While there are some attachments that will allow you to use an electric nail with your quartz bucket, I've found that the cord attachments can cause some chaos. So I stick with my STOK R-Series double-barrel torch. It has two side-by-side barrels that help heat the bucket quickly and evenly.
Everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to the ideal way to dab. What's yours? Share your dab setup in the comments and let everyone else know your favorite way to take the best dab.