Updated: Jun 15, 2021
A "dab" is a small amount of cannabis oil on the tip of a dab tool (metal or glass stick). Smoking this cannabis product is a bit different than packing your bong. There are a few ways to smoke a cannabis concentrate, but right now we are going to discuss how you can take a dab. You will need 5 things; a banger dish, a water bong, a dab tool, a carb cap, and a torch.
1. A glass or quartz banger, typically called a “banger dish" is place on your bong and heated up with a torch. This dish acts as a bowl for your concentrates to be melted down in. It is important to get the correct size to fit your water bong. It goes in place of your bowl. BUT REMEMBER you have to torch this glass banger, it is HOT. You can not pull it off your bong like you flower bowl. You will burn your fingers!
2. If you do not have a water pipe or bong, you will need to get one. Feel free to get a little one or a big one! The main difference is the amount of smoke you will get. Bigger bongs will create bigger bubbles and give you more smoke. Smaller water pipes will create smaller and fewer bubbles, giving you less smoke. You will need a water pipe becasue you have to use your banger dish and banger dishes only connect to 10, 14, or 18 millimeter water pipes.
3. A dab tool is a metal or glass stick. Since the cannabis concentrate you will be smoking is very sticky, handling it with your bare hands will not be ideal. You also have to place the concentrate in a pipping hot banger dish. Use a dab tool (a metal or glass stick) to pick up your oil. Dab tools come in many shapes, sizes and styles. No matter what one you get, you will be happy it is a part of your technique.