Why Hits from a Dab Pen Feels so Hot

Intro to Using a Dab Pen

Dab pens are newer pieces of equipment to the vaping scene, but they have already quickly grown a dedicated fan base. They provide a convenient, discrete way to enjoy your favorite waxes on the go or at home without needing a dab rig.

While many dabbers have transitioned from dab rig use, many expect the same flavor experience as what they have with a traditional dab rig. If this sounds like you, you may be in for a surprise. While the wax concentrates are the same, the vaping experience can be profoundly different, especially depending on your previous dab rig set up and which specific dab pen you've chosen.

A specific complaint we hear often is "why does my dab pen hit so hot?" We've taken the time to break down several reasons why this might be occurring, and what you can do to prevent it!

Why Hits from a Dab Pen Feels so Hot taking a hit

No Water Filtration with Dab Pens

Have you transitioned from a dab rig to a dab pen and find yourself surprised by the harshness? A likely cause is that you've grown accustomed to the benefits of water filtration and have little experience enjoying dabs without it.

If you miss water filtration and your dab pen doesn't have it, there's not much you can do about it, but you can invest in a dab pen that has water filtration built-in. There are different bubbler attachments you can buy that connect your dab pen to a water filtration source, though these usually can't be used on the go.

If you haven't bought a dab pen and don't want to sacrifice water filtration, you may want to consider an e-nail. E-nails are battery-powered dab nails that connect to a dab rig, giving you the ease of use of a dab pen while still providing the benefit of water filtration.

Why Hits from a Dab Pen Feels so Hot in my lungs

Turn the Temperature Settings Down

If the dab pen you're using has a variable temperature setting, just turning the temperature down a bit. Dabs can be vaporized with temperatures as low as 400F, but many dabbers start higher. Always try starting at the lowest temperature setting and working your way up. Not to be confused with a Dry Herb Vaporizer

If you are in the market for a dab pen and are concerned about hot, harsh hits, considering getting a dab pen that allows for precision temperature controls.

Consider Upgrading Your Dabs

You may discover that without water filtration, dabbing with shatter (or any concentrates that use BHO extraction), may hit your lungs too hard. Even if you didn't need to with a dab rig, you may need to upgrade your choice of concentrate.

Consider getting live rosin, which is a high-end variant of your favorite dabs. No solvents or chemicals are used in the extraction process, so all you get is pure concentrate. For example, live CBD rosin would only contain CBD and other plant material.

It'll be a bit more pricy, but the upgrade will be quite a win for your lungs and tastebuds!

Why is my vape pen getting hot in my lungs  in the park

Should I Get a Dab Pen?

You may find that you just don't enjoy using a dab pen to vape concentrates, but you really won't know until you try. If you're brand new to dabbing or are concerned about how dabs might taste in a dab pen, consider getting a dab pen with temperature controls that are a little on the lower side of your budget.

Getting a low-budget  vape pen will prevent you from making a significant investment in a device you may not end up using while getting one with variable features will make sure you can explore all the different avenues of enjoying wax vapes.

Where Can I Buy Dab Pens?

Dab pens are readily available in most CBD dispensaries and vape stores. You can also find a wide selection of dab pens online, either directly through manufacturer websites or through online retailers.

That, of course, includes here at vapevetstore.com! Any dab pen (as well as any product) you buy comes with FREE U.S. shipping. Reach out to us today and we'll help make sure a dab pen is a good fit for you, and if not, which vaping device would best meet your needs!

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