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3 Ways to Store Your Dabs

Updated: Feb 1, 2022

3 Ways to Store Your Dabs

If you are storing your dabs improperly you are dulling down that amazing flavor and killing the potency.  Follows these tips and learn how to store your dabs for months while protecting the flavor and potency!

To store your dabs it's always a good idea to protect your dabs the best you can from light, air, moisture, and heat especially if you planning on storing the dabs for an extended period of time. Follow the following advice to further protect your stash of legal dabs.

Always Use The Appropriate Storage Container

Glass Jar

While glass is king when storing your cannabis this is not the same for some types of dabs.  Glass will cause the stickier concentrates to stick to the glass, which is great for nectar collector use but not so great for storing your shatter concentrate stash for the long haul.   Glass is great for your live resin and budder concentrates which are far less sticky than shatter or wax.  For long term storage, it's important to use glass jars that can be vacuum sealed and stored in a cool dark place.

Silicone Jar

A silicone dab container is one of the most versatile containers for storing your cannabis concentrates allowing you to easily get any type of concentrate in and out of the container whether it's sticky icky wax or a less sticky type such as the budder.  However, it is important to note that silicone is not great for long term storage and you shouldn't keep your dabs in silicone for more than a week.  You also want to make sure the silicone dab container you purchase or are currently using is made of high-quality medical-grade silicone for sanitation and contamination reasons.

Parchment Paper

Parchment paper is great for making at home dabs using the rosin technique and can be used for short term storage for the stickier dabs like wax and your homemade rosin.  When using parchment paper to store your dabs it is important to make sure you are using a large enough piece of parchment paper to fold your dabs into enough to keep from contamination from the outside world like dog hair or dust particles. For short term storage keep your tightly folded dabs in a cool dark place.  For storing your dabs for a few weeks place your parchment paper folded dabs in an airtight container away from light and air.  For extended storage place, your parchment paper wrapped dabs in an airtight container and place in the freezer.  When freezing remove from the freezer and allow the dabs to reach room temperature before cutting the seal, doing this before it reaches room temperature could cause condensation build up in the container contaminating the dabs.  When using parchment paper to store your dabs it is important to note that dabs such as the oils which have a more liquid consistency should not be stored using this method and should be kept in a container.  If you want to store crumble it should also be mentioned that the use of parchment paper is not a good option as it may become flattened, this should be stored in an airtight container.

Overview on Storing Extracts Properly

Consider yourself a little more educated on proper extract storage, now it's time to put what you know into action and efficiently store your dabs.  Don't forget to keep in mind how long you'll be storing your concentrates for, how much you have to store, and the type of dab you're storing.  Silicone is great for short term storage, parchment is great for long-term storage (especially if you freeze it) and glass jars are great for the oleoresins and oils.  

To store your stash for about a week a cabinet or drawer at room temperature will work just fine but keep in mind over time your extracts will be exposed to the contamination that can cause loss of flavor, smell, potency, and weight.  Something nobody wants to experience. 

For long term storage of your extracts follow the above-mentioned tips to keep your dabs full of flavor, smell, potency, and weight with an airtight container and a vacuum sealer.  (You can find vacuum sealers really cheap at your local Salvation Army, Good Will, flea market, or garage sale.)

Good luck with your dab storage!

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