A “Low-temp dab” refers to the practice of vaporizing cannabis concentrates, such as wax or shatter, at a relatively low temperature during the dabbing process. The goal of a low-temp dab is to find the optimal temperature range that allows for the full expression of flavor, effect, and enjoyment from the concentrate while avoiding the risks associated with excessively high temperatures.

When dabbing at a low temperature, typically within the range of 315°F to 450°F (157°C to 232°C), the vapor produced is smoother, less harsh on the lungs, and retains more of the delicate and aromatic compounds known as terpenes. Terpenes play a crucial role in the overall experience of the dab, as they contribute to the distinct flavors and effects of different strains and concentrates.

Dabbing at excessively high temperatures can lead to the combustion or rapid vaporization of the concentrate, causing the loss of terpenes and potentially creating undesirable by-products like Benzene, a toxic compound. On the other hand, dabbing at too low a temperature may result in incomplete vaporization, limiting the full potential of the concentrate’s effects and flavor profile.

To achieve a successful low-temp dab, it is essential for dabbers to experiment with different temperatures and find the “sweet spot” that suits the specific concentrate or strain being used. Using modern tools like electronic dab rigs with adjustable temperature controls allows for more precise and consistent low-temp dabbing experiences.

By being mindful of the temperature at which they dab, enthusiasts can ensure they get the most out of their cannabis concentrates in terms of taste, potency, and safety, making the low-temp dabbing method a popular choice among seasoned users seeking a more flavorful and controlled dabbing experience.