THC Carts vs Dab Pens: Which Should I Use for Cannabis Concentrates?

Looking for the best way to vape concentrates? You’ve got one of two options. First, you could use a THC cartridge and 510 vape batteries. Or, you could add a glob of some concentrate like terp sauce into a dab pen. Both have advantages, and the best one for you will depend on your specific needs. We’re going to take a deep dive into THC carts and dab pens in this post.

THC Carts vs Dab Pens: What’s the Difference?

First, we need to look at what a dab pen is exactly and what separates it from the average vape pen using THC carts and 510 vape batteries. In simplest terms, a dab pen is a tiny vaporizer with a heated chamber. A user can add concentrates of their choosing into the chamber and set it to their desired temperature. Then they press a button and get to puffing.

A dab pen is the closest thing you can get to a portable dabbing experience. It gives you all the benefits of a dab rig without much of the equipment and mess. For example, you don’t need a torch to heat up your dabs. Instead, dab pens have built-in heating coils that do the work for you.

Vape pens using THC cartridges and 510 vape batteries definitely share some similarities with dab pens. For one, they both allow you to smoke cannabis concentrates like terp sauce. They also both share some functional similarities. For example, both feature rechargeable batteries and use heating coils to vaporize concentrates.

However, these two smoking devices are not the same. Vape pens generally utilize pre-filled THC carts that screw onto 510 batteries. In contrast, a user has to put their concentrate directly into the chamber of a dab pen themselves. This gives a dab pen user more freedom over what kinds of concentrates they use. You can pack dabs of any concentrate, from live resin to rosin and anything in between, into a dab pen.

That freedom does come at a price, though. Each time you use a dab pen, you’re going to need to clean out the chamber. If you don’t, it’s going to get gooey and gunked up, and it’ll get harder to use. You can use a cotton swab to clean out your dab pen’s chamber.

Should I Use a Dab Pen or THC Cartridge?

With all of this information in mind, there’s only one question left: which vaping tool to use? Ultimately, that will depend on your individual needs. If you’re not picky about the concentrates you use and you just want something fast and easy, consider using THC carts attached to 510 vape batteries. All you need to do is charge your battery and make sure you always have a full cartridge handy.

However, if you want to use a variety of concentrates then a dab pen is the way to go. Dab pens also usually give you more control over your experience, allowing you to dial in temperature, voltage, and other variables.

Dab Pens and THC Carts at Greenside Recreational

Regardless of whether you’re more of a dab pen enthusiast or a vape pen aficionado, we’ve got you covered. Check out the online menus for our Seattle and Des Moines locations to find premium concentrates, THC carts, and any other accessories you might need. We hope to see you soon!

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