How to Make THC Dabs at Home?

Make THC Dabs
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Dabs are cannabis concentrations of any kind usually which provides you with a strong kick. Do you want to make homemade dabs? Want to know how to make dabs? Then you do not need to worry as we will provide you with the entire making process of homemade dabs in this post. 

Different Types of Dabs

On the basis of flavors, colors, and textures, dabs are divided into various types. Some of them are highly active while some of them will give you a calm experience. Some of the most popular are listed below:

  •       Shatter

It is the most common cannabis extract that is highly dabbed. Golden color with a glass-like brittle shape provides the classic look to this extract. Its most famous property is its breakability. 

  •       Wax

Oil is crystallized and solidified during the process of extraction of cannabinoids which makes weed wax. As the name gives the hint about its texture, It is waxy in texture which ranges from creamy to hard and rocky. 

  •       Distillate

This concentrated cannabinoid is free from taste and flavor. Due to the little golden touch in its runny texture, it is known as liquid gold. Many cannabis lovers called it pure because it has no smell.  

  •       Hash or Hashish

This type of concentrated cannabinoid is formed by applying pressure on the resin glands of the cannabis plants with the help of rubbing or pressing. It is mostly brown in color and its variation of color varies from Chocolaty brown to sandy brown. 

  •       Crystalline

It is also known as crystals or diamonds, this concentration s special as it contains only one cannabinoid that possesses crystal structure (mainly CBDA {cannabidiolic acid}, THCA {tetrahydrocannabinolic acid} or CBD

  •       Live Resin

It is formed from cannabis flowers which are get frozen while harvesting. It contains flavored terpenes. It is the most delicious flavor of dab with richness in its quality. The Live resin taste seems like the actual cannabis flower. 

  •       Rosin

It is the first day that is made without any solvent, due to which it is sticky in nature. It is formed by applying pressure on the cannabis flowers and also know as dry sift. 

  •       Crumble

It is also known as crumble wax and honeycomb wax. It is a combination of various solvents with cannabis due to which it is one of the driest dabs. It is known for its delicious taste.

Steps to Make Homemade Dabs:


  1.       3 oz of 99 percent pure isopropyl alcohol
  2.       3 grams of cannabis flower
  3.       Coffee filter
  4.       Oven
  5.       Fine mesh strainer
  6.       Knife and spoon
  7.       Metal mesh screen
  8.       Rubber gloves
  9.       Parchment paper
  10.   Pan and hot water

Steps to make homemade dabs:

Step 1: Breaking and dehydration of cannabis flowers

Break your 3 grams of cannabis flowers into fine pieces. Take a baking sheet, apply parchment paper over it, and heat cannabis flowers in the oven for half an hour at 250 degrees of Fahrenheit. Remember we don’t call this step decarboxylation.

Step 2: Freezing of weeds and alcohol

Take your dried weeds and 99 percent isopropyl alcohol and put them into the freezer for about 4-5 hours. Always put them in a container that can tolerate the freezing temperature and doesn’t get broken. After 4-5 hours remove them from the freezer.

  •     Alcohol Extraction

For making alcohol extraction, you will need 99 percent pure isopropyl alcohol. Always be aware, that this substance is highly flammable.

Step 3: Mixing frozen cannabis and alcohol

Add frozen isopropyl alcohol in the container of frozen cannabis, Make sure to add only that much amount of isopropyl alcohol which will just cover the whole cannabis. Now stir the mixture for around 1 minute. It is preferable to use hand gloves as they will protect your hand from getting rashes because of isopropyl alcohol.

Step 4: Straining

Strain the cannabis alcohol mixture with the help of a fine mesh strainer into the new container. Now remove the remaining part of the mixture from the strainer.

Step5:  Again strain with a coffee filter

The mixture again is strained with the help of a coffee filter and placed the strained mixture in another container. Now cover the container with a fine mesh cloth and remain it untouched for the next 24 hours, and let the alcohol to be completely evaporated.

Step 6: Scrape your homemade dabs

When the whole isopropyl alcohol is evaporated, with the help of sharp equipment such as a knife or spoon, scrape your dabs which remain on the bottom surface of the container after evaporation.

Step 7: Store the dabs

Store your dabs in an air-tight container, after applying parchment paper over it (parchment paper protects your dabs from sticking to the container)

Always store it in the refrigerator and keep the homemade dabs-containing container away from direct rays of the sun.

With Flat Iron Extraction

It’s easy to make dabs with flat iron extraction as it requires only heat and pressure. If a flat iron or hair straightener is present in your home, then you are ready to make homemade dabs without the need for much equipment

Material required for making homemade dabs

  •   Hair straightener or flat iron
  •   3 grams of cannabis flowers
  •   Knife or spoon
  •   Parchment paper
  •   Protective gloves

Step to make homemade dabs with a flat iron

Step 1: First heat your hair straightener or flat iron at 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Always remember to handle it with care because it has a high temperature.

Step 2: Now take your cannabis flowers and flatten them by applying pressure through your hands and breaking them into a few pieces.

Step 3: Now take parchment paper and make a few layers of parchment one above another. Place cannabis pieces in each layer one by one.

Step 4: Now with the help of a hot hair straightener or flat iron, press the parchment paper. Do this step 3-4 times until the entire layers of parchment paper seem to be one.

Step 5: Now remove the layers of parchment paper and scrape the homemade dabs from the parchment paper with the help of a knife or spoon.

Step 6: Repeat the process until you get the desired quantity of dabs. Now your homemade dabs are ready for use.

About dabbing

The process of heating the cannabis and inhaling the vaporized weed concentration through various tools such as dab rig, e-rig, and vaporizer, is known as dabbing.

Applying high temperature to the nail or banger of a dab rig using a heating device such as a torch is the most common method of dabbing. On the other hand, wax dabbing is one of the most effective and potent methods to get a high-kick experience.

If you are looking for a method that is highly potent to consume your cannabis, then you must go with dabbing. The homemade wax dab contains highly concentrated cannabinoids, which will start giving you pleasure within minutes of consuming it. The major difference why dab is so strong than other cannabis products has a reason; normal cannabis flower contains 30 percent of THC. On the other hand, dab contains 80-90 percent of Psychoactive cannabinoids (THC).

Due to this, always remember to consume it in limited quantity, otherwise, you will not know when your pleasure turns into a bad experience.

It’s easy to make dabs at home if you know the right and precise homemade dabs recipe. But always remember to take it in a limited quantity because of the high concentration of cannabis present; the dose depends on the strain used and on the body’s tolerance of the person.  Always starts with a low dose as if you’re a beginner, then increase the dab’s quantity with time.