Trial & error: how to find a dab temp

The most important thing about dabbing is the temperature you take the dab. Too hot, and you’ll torch your throat and lungs with extremely hot vapor; too low, and pools of leftover dab will remain. A dab in between these ranges will hit smoothly, have excellent flavor, and be the easiest on your glass.

Along with being the most important thing, it’s also the trickiest. There aren’t instructions listing what your dab needs, or how to set a temperature. The best way to find it is to time your dab with a stopwatch.

The :30/1 method is a good starting point. Heat your banger for :30 seconds, wait 1 minute before taking your dab to let it cool, then dab!

If the concentrate instantly turns black, you’ve taken the dab too hot, and have burned it. Conversely, if pools of dab remain, you’ve taken the dab too cold, and it will reform in your banger.

Dabs taken at the right temperature will sit in the banger without burning, and will move around the bowl when stirred.

The solution to if the banger was too hot is to shorten the heat time, or increase the wait time. If the banger was too cold, lengthen the heat time, or shorten the wait time.

Once you know how long to heat your banger and let it cool, you will consistently take smooth, flavorful dabs, easily!

[My personal timings are :40/:40. I heat for longer because the bottom of my banger is 3mm, which is slightly thicker than the average and takes longer to heat. I wait for shorter because I need the heat for as long as possible to finish a big dab.]

New horizons

Our Huskii family,

It’s been four months since my last review, and I hope I haven’t left you hanging. Trust I’ve been listening to this year’s releases, searching for the hottest songs and albums.

One of my favorite has been the monster collaborative effort that is Return of the Dreamers III. “Costa Rica”, “Sleep Deprived”, and “Self Love” are my most played tracks. Mustard (formerly DJ Mustard) dropped a short album ft 1TakeJay, Playboi Carti and Young Thug. I’ve also enjoyed singles from Lil Keed and Snubnose Frankenstein. That’s business as usual.

Moving on to new business, the biggest news is I’ve moved from Austin to Seattle. I like the weather, the geography, and the fact it’s in a legal weed state. Now I know my cartridges aren’t poisoned, my flower is legitimately the strain it’s called, and it has a growing infrastructure around it. I’ve been a kid in a candy store, and my fam has adjusted to it well.

Moving forward I’ll continue the music reviews and news, as well as introduce cannabis content. It’s an exciting time for me and mine, and like Mos Def says:
“We are Hip-Hop
Me, you, everybody, we are Hip-Hop
So Hip-Hop is going where we going
So the next time you ask yourself where Hip-Hop is going
Ask yourself: where am I going? How am I doing?”

Thoughts on the go

Quick fact: in 2018 I listened to 100 albums. All of them were released that year. Now, I wanted to release a “Best of…” list, but decided against it.

The point of me, Huskii Boi, is to bring you music 1) that you haven’t heard before, and 2) that is made for the people by the people, and not radio friendly, industry songs.

I felt releasing a “Best of…” list becomes another meaningless article in the sea of “twitter blogs” which release a new post every hour. How would my humble list ever attract attention? Especially since 99% of the albums I listened to were from established artists. Unfortunately, most of us who source music look a lot like.

That’s where, what I call “the second best music blog in the world” comes in, (huskiiboi.com is the best music blog in the world, btw). PassionWeiss created a list of the best songs or albums of 2018, and purposely only listed small acts.

Not only did it introduce me to new artists, it inspired me to follow their lead, and leave the security of promised clicks brought by writing about established artists, and to create a culture by writing about grassroots phenomena. “Homegrown from the greatest grain, full flavor in the native strain,” is the vibe.

Since then I’ve been scrounging Twitter for anyone talking about a new project they’re dropping: from DIY to those with studio time, I’m listening to everything from those still working to earn fans, and bringing it home, to huskiiboi.com.

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The dedicated readers of this blog have endured some trials. I haven’t posted since after my summer trip to Switzerland. I apologize for your dry feed. Chin up, however- though I wasn’t posting, I never stopped the music.

I’m continuing my trend of giving priority to albums from the current year, and have already stumbled upon impressive work from Boogie. I’m also spending more time sourcing international sounds, and finding fresh artists like Zlatan and Koffee. Lovers of nostalgia can still find their place here, too. As I blast off into the future, I sometimes find myself dwelling on records from the past. These meditations, on artists like Hak Baker, provide a look at projects that have aged well, and are probably personally important to me (if you’re into that stuff.)

All in all, Huskii Boi spent the winter getting fat on rhythms, and I’ve tasted a lot of flavors I want to share.

Grab a plate, and find a seat.

Bite size reviews

Today was a big day for music. Post Malone, Janelle Monae and NBA Young Boy all released new albums on the same day. Not to be outdone, KEY! dropped a new single ahead of his new album, 777.

Firstly, it’s my opinion that Post Malone is a certified hybrid artist. His newest album Beerbongs and Bentleys is a candid look into his personal life, and party experiences. This songwriting agility isn’t what makes him a hybrid artist, though it does help. It’s his musical sensibility that shoots him into the charts’ upper echelon. Post Malone is a rockstar over hip-hop vibes, and he does it credibly. Post shows a mastery of melodies and guitar work, seemingly attracted to its ability to make one sing their heart out. When he adds reverberating 808 drums, it becomes a glossy, bouncy romp with a rock and roll soul. Beerbongs and Bentleys is a good evolution for Post Malone, who came up with hip-hop and demanded to create in other arenas.

Secondly Until Death Call My Name is the newest album from NBA Young Boy, who is coming off a bit controversy. None of this has delayed the album release, or is absent from the album. Young Boy directly and indirectly shows retrospect on his past, and is at a point he’s not happy with all his choices but he can only move forward now. As a musical work, it maintains the style he’s known and refined, quick pace southern beats for when its time to ride, and ballads for when it’s time to decompress. With this record, Young Boy seems determined to own up to his responsibilities, and grow into a maturer artist.

Lastly, KEY! coming out of Atlanta, dropped a new single Kelly Price Freestyle. It’s a banger, featuring cloud like synths and trap bass. It flows well with the sprinkling of auto tune from KEY who I’m used to hearing rap without it. True to his game, KEY is good at flows that keep the party going, and Kelly Price Freestyle is no exception. I’m looking forward to is album 777, releasing this May.