O que é DAB? Entenda melhor a cultura das extrações! - Squadafum

What is DAB? Understand the culture of extractions better!

What is the history of extractions?

When we think about the history of cannabis, we must look to the history of people in Asia and the Middle East from millennia ago. There are very old records of the presence and use of the plant in the daily lives of people in India, Morocco, among many others, but nothing that precisely marks the moment in which its properties and benefits were discovered.

One of the main ways that cannabis was consumed was hashish or charas . In Indian culture, charas was a type of extraction done in the palm of the hands with the cannabis flower still alive. This movement causes the trichomes, which are oily, to accumulate there and begin to form a kind of concentrated mass of THC and terpenes.

Many scientists are still trying to discover the exact origin of cannabis and how it was consumed. Some believe that when humans began to develop agricultural skills, cannabis was one of the plants included in these crops and used for a variety of purposes.

Currently, despite there still being a prohibitionist scenario in most of the world, cannabis has gained notable positive repercussions in recent years. This is because with the increase in decriminalization and legalization in some states and countries, the growth of the market and its profits ended up attracting the attention of many entrepreneurs.

Extractions and Dabs: what do I need to know?

To enter the world of extractions and dabs, we first need to talk a little about what extractions are and their high concentration of cannabinoids, which must be used with great care and care!

Cannabis concentrates are available in different textures such as wax , shatter , live resin , bubble hash , rosin , kief, butter , etc. Each name matches the extraction technique used by the producer.

The first step is to extract the cannabinoids that are only present in the trichomes of cannabis, more specifically in the head of the trichome. Extraction techniques can be used with chemical solvents, such as butane and propane, or without solvents, with filter screens, water and ice.

Depending on the technique used and the producer's skill, extraction can reach around 50% to 90% THC, while the flowers have around 15% to 25%. When you place this concentrate, free of vegetable matter, on a hot surface, it bubbles and creates a super powerful and very tasty vapor.

To give your dabada (term used for the act of vaporizing extractions) you will first need to put together a suitable kit. Choose an accessory of your choice for smoking (dab rig, dab bongs, e-nails, etc.), a glass dabber to handle the extraction and a torch to heat the nail and prepare it for the dab.

What do I need to know before my first date ? Let's talk now about something very important. Because extractions are a concentrate of THC, they automatically become very potent and can cause new users to experience some problems if they overdo it with the first doses.

For people who have been using weed for a long time and are looking for a higher concentration of THC in small doses, this is one of the most interesting options you can find on the legal cannabis market.

Just like using dried herb, but in very small quantities, extractions are also rich in terpenes, which accentuate the flavor and aroma of the original plant, and can act as aromatherapy while you enjoy your drinks.

The important thing here is that you start slowly to understand your ideal dose and also know the origin of the extraction being consumed. Find out the origin of your crema. A poorly made concentrate can be extremely harmful to your health.

1, 2, 3 smoke!

Well, now that you know a little more about what extractions are, let's talk a little about how to get drunk safely ! The most important thing here is to adjust the ideal temperature, as you don't want to taste like burnt popcorn or end up burning your throat! The appropriate temperatures for extractions are between 230ºC and 280ºC, so you don't end up losing any notes of the terpenes or cannabinoids present in the extraction.

When you are using a premium Squadafum bong, the first step is to blow the nail or banger for 50 seconds. Then wait for about 1 minute and with the help of the glass dabber, you can add the desired amount of extraction to smoke. Using a carb cap helps the air flow when hitting and not wasting any drinks.

Nail inserts are one of the most recommended options. It works like the banger, but the difference is that it doesn't need to wait 50 seconds to put the crema in, because inside it goes in a kind of cup (insert), where you put the extraction and then fits inside the banger as soon as finish torching.

There is also the cold start technique, in which you first put the extraction in the banger and then slowly blow it until it starts to bubble, and then you hit it with the help of the carb cap. This is a strategy for those who are starting out and don't want to waste any of their crema by learning to control the ideal temperature.

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