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Carbon Filter - dabs?

Discussion in 'Concentrates' started by bassplayer, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. bassplayer

    bassplayer Well-Known Member

    Has anyone here used a carbon filter attachment (such as Scientific Inhalations filter with McFinns' coconut carbon) with a dab rig? I assume they would make the hit smoother on the throat but does it reduce the potency too much?
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2014
  2. smokum

    smokum I am who I am and your approval isn't needed!

    Others have claimed it robs actives, however, for 'me' it was a necessity for dabbing on nails to smooth it out enough for my throat & bronchs. So 'my' answer is :shrug: only because I was never sure before whether I was getting uber high from the goods or lack of oxygen from the hacking fits that would follow... and at this point (even though I don't dab often anymore), I can say it made no difference in the 'after effect' :nod:
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  3. farscaper

    farscaper Well-Known Member

    I doubt it will rob any more actives than say filtering with cotton or hemp fiber. With that being said I do think that they (cotton and hemp) do collect oil.

    So, I would suggest smaller amounts of carbon changed often. Since the carbon will probably become coated in claim. However, since carbon can be used as a lubricant in powder form, there is a posibility that oil will not cling to the carbon at all. Either way I would recomend pitching it and not try reclaiming... Your likely to extract carbon as well with most solvents I imagine...

    Wish I had a carbon filter, I got a little here thata little to harsh for me on the nail. But it effects the best from the nail.
  4. bassplayer

    bassplayer Well-Known Member

    OK, just tried one - I certainly do like it, can't say it's reducing the effect much but it certainly is helping me cough much less...worth a try if you cough a lot while vaping/dabbing
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  5. mrbonsai420

    mrbonsai420 I love Grass and Glass!


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