Dabbing

How to use a dab tool?

A dab tool is usually a slender, long glass, or titanium pick that is used to place cannabis concentrate on the hot nail when you are dabbing. The tool ensures safety since it would be dangerous if your hand came close to something that hot.

  • Before you use a dab tool, ensure that the coil is attached to the battery properly.
  • Press the power button to ensure that the coil heats up. The last thing you want is to load a coil with sticky wax only to realize that it has burnt out.
  • If the coil is working well, then you can go ahead and load the wax.
  • Open the wax container and then use the dab tool to create a rounded dab or dollop of the wax concentrate and then place it gently into your heating element.
  • When you are loading the wax chamber with your dab tool be very careful not to poke the coil directly or too aggressively.
  • When the dab is loaded, slide your mouthpiece back over the coil and then turn the battery on.
  • When the vape is loaded and finally powered on, you can go ahead and enjoy your wax.
  • Press the power button to heat the coil and begin vaping. As the coil and the wax continue to heat, take a smooth and steady pull from the vape for the best vaping experience.

What is a dab tool used for?

The wax popularity has been on the rise and as such, vape pens, dab rigs, and accessories that go with them as well as a variety of dab tools have been developed to make the process as enjoyable as possible.

Wax concentrates tend to be sticky hence the need to be stored in proper dab containers and handled with a dab tool. A dab tool is usually a long and slender pick made of titanium or glass that is used to place the wax concentrate on the hot nail.

Dab tools are mainly used for safety purposes because you don’t want to be handling hot wax with your bare hands.

When you are dabbing, use your dab tool, to portion off a certain amount of the concentrate that you want to use ensuring that you don’t scope out more than a pea size of the concentrate so that it doesn’t fall off the nail. Use the dab tool to place the portion on the nail and then begin stirring in a clockwise direction.

How to use a silicone dab tool?

  • If you are using wax concentrates besides getting a container to store it properly. You will also need some kind of tool to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.
  • Start by setting up the dab rig by installing the nail to the slot. Turn the blowtorch on and then aim it directly at the nail such that the flame hits the nail.
  • Start heating it while moving the torch around the nail so as to heat it evenly and when the nail appears red hot, turn off the flame.
  • Allow the nail to cool down for about 20 to 40 seconds. This enables you to fine-tune rough temperatures.
  • With each dab, you will be in a better position to release good amounts of tapping since dabbing makes it easy to fine-tune the temperature. Ideally, the temperature that your dab is subjected to determines whether you will be inhaling vapor or smoke.
  • After that, you can use the dab tool to scoop out a portion of the wax concentrate, usually about a pea-size onto the nail so that it doesn’t fall off.
  • Place the portion on the nail and then start stirring it clockwise and then start inhaling slowly.

Are silicone dab tools safe?

A silicone dab tool is a replacement piece that comes with a majority of portable vaporizers. The tool has a handle at one end as well as a small rounded scoop on the other end with a removable silicone slip that helps to keep dabs from sticking to the tool while at the same time making loading less precise. Silicone dab tools are extremely safe to use.

The silicone tips are ideally formulated to work safely even with temperatures of up to 450F. The silicone tips in most dab tools can be removed if you prefer to use the metal tips directly. The silicone tips make it easy and safe to maneuver the wax, concentrate, or oil without damaging the heating element like you would if you were using metal tips but that depends on your usage. Non-stick rubber tips are also easy to manage sticky oils, waxes, or concentrates and they work just like silicone tipped spatulas for baking.

How to clean the dab tool?

  • Since wax concentrate is sticky and you need to place it into a hot nail, you need a dabber tool to avoid handling it with your hands and getting burned in the process. A majority of dabber tools are made of glass, ceramic, titanium, or quartz because they can handle the heat on the nail without being damaged.
  • When you are buying a dabber tool, you want to buy one that can pick your concentrate easily and holds as much wax as possible without any falling off the tool. Over time, your dabber tool may get dirty because it is handling sticky wax and you need to know how to handle the cleaning.
  • To clean any dabber tool you will need rubbing alcohol, an alcohol wipe, or a paper towel. Rubbing alcohol is important since it removes any residue with ease without damaging the tool.
  • If your dabbing tool is too dirty, you can let it soak in rubbing alcohol for some time for a deeper clean.
  • To begin, open an alcohol wipe and wipe the dirty parts of the dabber tool for about 30 seconds to a minute depending on how dirty the tool is.
  • You can also pour a little alcohol on a paper towel and wipe the dabber tool with it, again depending on how dirty the tool is.

How to use a dab rig carb cap?

The main reason why you need to use a dab rig carb cap is to regulate the airflow to the nail while increasing efficiency and flavor. Carb caps make it easy to dab at even lower temperatures, helping to trap the heat of the nail thus retaining heat for long and increasing the flavor depending on your preferred temperature. Using a carb cap is easy.

  • Once you have applied the dab to the hot nail, cover the banger or nail with the carb cap so as to trap the heat, and modify air pressure.
  • When capped, you can then tap the cap, lifting it up and down so as to adjust the pressure and airflow.
  • If you are using a functional carb cap, spin or twirl it around the crown of the nail to push the stream of air around, while spreading the oils around the hot surface.
  • When you are ready to inhale, remove the carb cap so as to clear the rig.

What is a carb cap?

A carb cap or carburetor is an accessory that is used when dabbing to control the pressure and airflow with that space. Carb caps used in dab rigs tend to be pivotal dabbing accessories that operate in the same way. The carb cap helps to enhance your dabbing experience for a rich flavor by acting as a lid that traps vapor and heat within the nail.

Carb caps work to regulate airflow as well as pressure by ensuring that heat does not escape from the surface. They are made of heat-resistant materials and fit over domeless nails as well as bangers to create a chamber for vaporizing wax concentrates.

The small hole that is located at the top of the carb cap makes inhaling easy and creates a suction that modifies how the concentrate vaporizes. The suction lowers the pressure inside the nail or banger which lowers the boiling point of the wax concentrate, making it possible to dab even at lower temperatures if that is what you prefer.

How to use a banger and carb cap?

A carb cap is a dapping accessory that is important if you want to enjoy low temperature dab. The caps come in a variety of designs but the purpose and principle are the same.

They are small tools that are made of titanium, glass, or any other heat resistant material and are used to cover the banger or nail when you have dropped a dab into it. They work by trapping heat which ends up regulating airflow and pressure of the dabbing surface. Using a carb tool and banger is easy and straightforward.

  • Use a torch to heat the banger until it begins to glow red or orange which will usually be after 20 to 60 seconds depending on the torch.
  • Allow the nail and the banger to cool off such that it is no longer glowing.
  • Using a dab tool, scoop out a little concentrate, pea-size is always recommended, and then put it in the banger dish. As you are doing this, you can go ahead and begin inhaling so that the vapor doesn’t go to waste.
  • Take the carb cap and then place it on the banger and continue to inhale. You will notice that air will come in hitting the oils and allowing them to vaporize which makes it possible to inhale the essential flavor.

Do I need a carb cap for a quartz banger?

When you are heating the nail with a torch it is every easy to damage the rig if the nail happens to be placed too close to the piece. A majority of traditional nails are straight and therefore close to the rig which poses damage risk. A quartz banger features a unique design that makes use of a domeless dish that is set as far away from the joint as possible such that heat is moved away from the rig.

Carb caps are designed for use with certain domeless nails like those in quartz bangers, quartz thermal bangers, trough bangers, and more. It’s very important that you get the right carb cap otherwise the cap will not fit and may end up allowing more air to flow in which will cool down the nail too quickly. When you are using a quartz banger, then you need a banger carb cap and a bubble carb cap when you are using a thermal banger. Some carb caps make it easy to direct the airflow into the nail such that you can move the concentrate to hotter parts of the nail.

How to clean a domeless titanium nail?

If you are using a titanium nail, then traditional cleaning solutions are out of the question because they tend to wear down the protective coating of the nail which damages the nail over time. Titanium dab nails need the burning treatment to clean instead.

The first thing you need to do is to determine just how dirty your nail is. Sometimes, the nail is too dirty that no amount of cleaning will wok hence you may need to replace such. However, most of the time, these cleaning steps will work.

  • Start by heating the nail slowly and using the dabber tool to remove any resin. You don’t need to make the nail too hot, just warm enough to loosen any resin that may have accumulated in which case, 300F will work just fine. Heating the nail for too long when you are cleaning will also cause long term irreversible damage to the nail.
  • It can be hard to reach some spots with the dabber tool in which case you can use a paper clip ensuring that you don’t apply too much pressure that you end up scratching the nail.
  • The main mistake that people make when cleaning their titanium dab nails is heating the nail for too long and not allowing enough time to cool off. You want the process to be fast and be able to remove as much resin as you can. Heat the nail for about 30 seconds, remove the resins, and then let it cool before you heat it again.
  • Depending on how dirty your nail is, you may need to do this a few times, therefore keep repeating the above steps until the resin is all gone.
  • The best way to keep the nail clean and avoid an exhaustive cleaning process is to keep cleaning it after every use when the resin buildup is minimum.

How to heat a domeless titanium nail?

Domeless nails don’t need a dome when being used. Rather, they have a larger dish and an opening through which vapor travels into the rig. A majority of dabbers, prefer using domeless nails since the large dishes make it possible to hit larger dabs at a go. Using a domeless nail is also simpler than heating a nail and then sliding a dome over it.

The absence of the dome makes it easy to use a carb cap with domeless nails such that you can dab even at lower temperatures which gives a cleaner taste. Domeless titanium nails are made of metal which means that they heat quickly and retain heat better as well and not to mention highly durable.

  • To hit a domeless titanium nail, use a dab tool to grab the wax concentrate.
  • Heat the nail using a blowtorch for about 30 to 60 seconds until it turns red hot.
  • Remove the torch and wait until the nail has cooled down to your desired temperature.
  • Place the end of your dabber into the domeless titanium nail and then wipe the melting concentrate into place and place a carb cap.
  • Inhale the vapor as the nail surface continues to evaporate the wax.

How to season a domeless titanium nail?

There are two ways of seasoning your domeless titanium nail. The first method is easy requiring about 10 to 15 minutes to both treat and retreat your nail.

  • Begin by torching the nail until it is red hot and then take some oil and coat the surface using a dabber tool to manipulate it.
  • If the nail is too hot, the oil will vaporize without filling the metal’s pores. Repeat the process three to five times, allowing the nail to cool each time.
  • The second method involves heating the oven to 400 degrees.
  • When the oven is hot enough, coat an unheated titanium nail with a thin oil layer and place it in the oven upright for 15 to 20 minutes making sure that the oil doesn’t smoke.
  • If there is any smoke, it means that your nail is too hot and the oil is vaporizing in there.
  • Each method works well to season your domeless titanium nail. You can use reclaimed oil for seasoning.
  • Avoid seasoning methods that require you to use water and also avoid putting titanium nails in alcohol solutions for reclaiming since this could exacerbate oxidization.

How to use a domeless titanium nail?

There are a variety of ways to use a domeless titanium nail but the secret is low-temperature dab. Low-temperature dabs tend to have more flavor, are smoother, and hit longer. On the downside, there is less flavor, milder in effect, and they tend to leave more concentrate behind.

High-temperature dabs, on the other hand, produce thicker vapor, all concentrate is consumed and produce much more intense effects but there is less flavor, and such dab could be harsh to the throat and lungs and not to mention burns much faster.

  • 0 – 300°F: This results in minimal vaporization of the concentrate and in the end, you will not consume all the contents that you put in the nail. In this temperature expect a puddle of oil to be left behind that produces little to no vapor.
  • 315 – 450°F: This is the best temperature when vaporizing cannabinoids since the maximum flavor is retained. Dabbing at this temperature also produces a smoother hit that is easy on the throat and lungs and the effects tend to be pleasant. Such hits require a carb cap however to finish off.
  • 450 – 600°F: At this temperature, you will get both a stronger effect and flavor. There is also a mix of vaporization experienced.
  • 600 – 900°F: At this temperature, the nail will be red hot and combustion may occur. This produces harsh as well as intense smoke that is thick. Most of the flavor is lost which results in slightly burnt tasting dab.
  • Over 900 °F: Timing how much time you take to heat the dab and the effects is one of the best ways to finding your sweet spot. Rather than always guessing, time it out and then see how long you require to let it cool to your desired temperature.

How to clean a dab rig?

Just like a bong, a dad rig works by filtering concentrate vapor through the water at the base, up the neck, and through the mouthpiece. Compared to the traditional smoking bowl, a dab rig is connected to a dab nail where you place the concentrate so as to inhale the vapor.

  • Start by torching the nail with a lighter until the residue burns off completely. If there is minimal buildup, torching should clean the nail completely but you could also use a swab soaked in alcohol to clean.
  • If torching doesn’t clean the nail, then remove it and place it in a plastic bag or a sealable container and then soak in alcohol. In case of a sealable bag, add salt and shake the bag.
  • The next step is to clean the rig but before you do it, pour out the old water. One thing that you need to keep in mind is that if you are using the rig often, you need to change the water quickly to prevent reclaim buildup and preserve the flavor of the vapor.
  • Fill the base of the rig with 99% isopropyl or rubbing alcohol. For deeper cleaning, add sea salt ensuring that it covers the bottom of the base.
  • Cover the holes of the rig and then shake it to loosen and dissolve any reclaim that may have built up.
  • When all the reclaim has been removed, rinse the rig and the nail with warm water. Shake the rig lightly as you rinse to remove any remaining reclaim.

How to use a dab rig?

If you are new to dabbing, it will take you sometimes before you can comfortably use a dab rig.

  • First, begin by filling the base of the rig with enough water such that the down stem is submerged. The water helps to cool as well as filter the vapor coming off the dab.
  • Using a torch, heat the nail until it glows red. This will make sure that even the smallest of particles are burned off and that you are starting with a hot surface.
  • Wait for the nail to cool so that your dab isn’t burned. The amount of time you need depends on the thickness of the nail as well as the material. To get the most flavor, target temperatures of around 300 to 500 degrees which should take you about 30 to 60 seconds.
  • Place the dab on the nail and then slowly begin to inhale the flavor.
  • If you have a carb cap, place it on the nail to vaporize the dab better when you are inhaling.

What is a dab rig?

A dab rig is a chamber of a glass pipe that is connected to a banger or a nail and is used for dabbing rather than using the traditional bowl found in a bong. Beginner dabbers can feel overwhelmed by the technique as well as the number of accessories required but you will appreciate the strong and heavy flavors that dab rigs provide. Once you master the dabbing process, using a dab rig is efficient and easy and involves heating the nail, placing the concentrate in the nail, and inhaling the vapor.

Today’s dab pipes include a glass piece, a dabber, a nail, a torch, and a carb cap. Carb caps have gained popularity as dabbing accessories that allow you to dab at lower temperatures as well as hold the vapor in the nail for longer. Ideally, the nail must be made of materials that can withstand the high temperatures that are required to vaporize concentrate. The concentrate is placed on the dab nail and then heated to produce vapor which is inhaled. Dab rigs are designed to heat concentrate to exceedingly high temperatures of up to 600 to 700F such that it vaporizes rather than combusting.

How much is a dab rig?

How much you will pay for a dab rig depends on where you are buying. There are a few online places where you can buy a dab rig if you are on a budget. A dab rig usually consists of a glass chamber that you fill with water as well as a male or female downstem where a nail rests.

Top rate dab rigs should cost you at least $70 but if you want a higher quality one that is made of the best materials then you are looking at spending as much as $500 while the most expensive dag rigs go for around $700.  While you can always buy a cheap dab rig, it’s important that you check both the brand and product quality before you make a purchase. Most of the time, this cost covers the dab rig itself and doesn’t include the accessories or the torch hence you will be spending more than this.

To get value for your money, you need to consider factors such as the quality, model, and size. Go for a high-quality dag rig that meets all your needs in terms of how much space you need to store it and how you like your dabs.

How does a dab rig work?

There are a variety of dab rigs in the market, that work in different ways. However, the set up for all of them is basically the same. There is a nail that sits at the top of the “bowl” and that is where the concentrate is placed. Nails are the most important elements and they are made of a variety of materials from glass, titanium to quartz. You can buy dab nails separately as long as you buy the right size of nails that can fit the setup.

The dab will often come with a dome which is a special cover that is placed over the dab nail. The domes help maintain the vapor within the same space such that none is lost when you heat your concentrate. Domeless dab rigs exist however that require you to buy a carb cap which helps you dab even at low temperatures.

There is a 90-degree joint that is part of the arm and that is the one that brings the flavor to the bowl. Regular pipes will have 45-degree joints but dab rigs have smaller joints such that your vapor is more concentrated. There is also a recycler that is located in the bowl that helps create a loop for the water as well as the vapor to flow through. When you are buying a dab rig, you also need to get metal, ceramic, or glass dabber to apply the dab on the nail. You will also need a torch to heat the nail.

Where to buy dab rigs?

  • Local headshop: Shop owners pay rent, power and not to mention have to factor in salaries for their employees. As such, the cost of dag rigs in such shops may be slightly higher than elsewhere. The cost of a basic mini dab rig at a local headshop is $50 to $120, $10 to $20 for a quartz or glass rig, and $20 to $80 for ceramic, titanium, quartz domeless nails.
  • eBay: It is one of the biggest online stores where you can buy as well as sell anything and the good thing about it is that anybody can put up a store and sell. You can find basic as well as unique dag rigs on eBay with prices ranging from $19 to as much as $380.
  • Amazon: Just like eBay, Amazon caters for both buyers and sellers and it’s another place you can find both basic and unique high-quality dab rigs. Prices range between $24 to $89.
  • Alibaba: With Alibaba, you need to buy in bulk but you can still find a good dab rig for everyday use with prices starting at $24 per piece.
  • AliExpress: While AliExpress is similar to Alibaba, here you don’t need to buy in bulk but you will be paying more with dab rigs going for $84 to $120.
  • DIY dab rigs: If you don’t want to buy a dab rig, there is always an option of making your own which is way cheaper and will cost between $20 to $50 for a basic mini dag rig.

How to clean a dab rig and get reclaim?

  • Start by heating the nail to melt any residue. If the buildup is minimal, then torching it alone will clean it just fine. You could also clean the nail with a cotton swab soaked in alcohol.
  • If torching doesn’t remove the reclaim buildup, place the dab nail in a sealable container, and soak in alcohol.
  • Before you start cleaning the rig, pour the old water. If you use the rig regularly, then changing the water daily is recommended to prevent any buildup of reclaim and to get clean vapor.
  • Next, fill the base of the rig with rubbing alcohol or 99% isopropyl. For deeper cleaning, add coarse sea salt ensuring that it covers the bottom of the base.
  • Cover the holes of the dab rig with your hands or standard caps or plugs and then shake the rig to dissolve or loosen any reclaim that may have built up.
  • Rinse the rig with warm water and lightly shake to remove any remaining reclaim.
  • Some dab rigs have an attachment, that traps reclaim and makes it easy to collect. If your dab rig doesn’t come with such an attachment, then you need alcohol to remove the reclaim.
  • A dab rig requires regular maintenance to perform well. Change the water as often as you can and clean the nail after dabbing. Cleaning your rig regularly means that you won’t have to deep clean as often.

How to use dab rig with quartz nail?

  • Start by adding water to the chamber of the rig. Try and blow into the downstem to make sure that you can make the water bubble. If any water splashes into your mouth, reduce the amount in the rig.
  • You want to season any titanium or quartz nails since new nails tend to have fresh materials that contain trace elements of metals. When heated the pores of the nail can leach out these metals which emits an unpleasant metallic taste. To season the nail, place it in the rig and hit until it turns red and then apply oil to the nail.
  • Remove the nail using tongs and place it in a bowl of water. Repeat this three more times if you are using a new nail.
  • Take your dab tool and pick up a little amount of the concentrate and set aside.
  • Heat the nail ensuring that the flame is pointing away from the rig to avoid cracking the nail. Apply heat until it turns red hot and then set aside to cool off.
  • Place the concentrate you had set aside on the nail and then inhale through the mouthpiece.

How to clean glass dab rig?

  • Take a container and fill it with Isopropyl alcohol, 16oz. or less will work. After that add about half a cup of salt to the solution and mix until all the salt dissolves.
  • Remove your dab accessories like nails, reclaim and bangers and then fill up the rig with the solution or soak it inside.
  • Once the solution is in the rig, cover the rig with a plastic bag or a res cap and then shake lightly. This will help to loosen the resin.
  • Leave your rig to soak in the solution for 30 minutes to an hour or even overnight if there is too much buildup.
  • Rinse the rig with room temperature water making sure that all resin and alcohol are rinsed out. Sometimes you may need to soak the rig more than once to get rid of all resin.
  • Put the rig somewhere to dry before you smoke any dab otherwise you risk exposing yourself to certain health risks or worse the rig breaking.

How to use a dab rig banger?

There are three ways you can dab with your dab rig banger from hot, low to cold-start.

  • For hot dabs, attach the banger to the dab rig and then torch the underside of the banger until it turns red which should take you about 20 to 60 seconds.
  • Put out the torch and then allow the banger to cool to the point that it no longer glows.
  • Take the dab tool and scoop a piece of concentrate. Inhale through the mouthpiece and then place the wax concentrate inside the banger bowl.
  • Use a carb cap to cover the banger and then inhale the vapor.
  • For low-temperature dab, repeat the first two steps and then allow the banger to cool down for 30 to 45 seconds.
  • Use a dab tool to scoop out some concentrate, inhale and sweep the concentrate inside the banger. Use a carb cap and then inhale.
  • For cold start dabs, use the dab tool to pour concentrate inside the banger. Light the torch and heat the banger until the concentrate melts.
  • Use the carb cap to cover the banger. Vapor should start accumulating inside the banger after several seconds after which the heat should reach the inner wall of the banger.
  • Heat the banger again for a second or two, spin the carb cap and then inhale the vapor.

How to use an electric dab rig?

Electric dab rigs, often referred to as e-nails are efficient and easy ways of dabbing. They come in either a full rig or a nail and provide consistent temperature during dabs.

  • Get everything you may need and ensure that the dab rig is filled with the right level of water and the dabber and carb cap are clean and within reach.
  • Take the e-nail and unscrew the top and then insert it inside the coil of the e-nail system and then screw the head back on. After that, go ahead and attach the e-nail to the rig and the wrap the coil around it.
  • Attach the coil as well as the power cord to the unit and then plug it in. Turn it on and then set it to the right temperature for about a minute or two.
  • If you are using the rig for the first time, don’t forget to season your e-nail to get the best flavor.
  • Turn the e-nail on and the set it to 750 and when the temperature is set, place a small amount of low-grade concentrate to the e-nail and swirl it around to ensure that you cover all surfaces.
  • Set the rig to your preferred temperature and then place a small amount of the concentrate on the nail, cover with a carb cap and then inhale.

What is a banger on a dab rig?

A banger is technically a dish that holds cannabis concentrate on a dab rig. It is circular and can be made of a variety of materials from ceramic, titanium, glass, or quartz. Bangers are designed to withstand very high temperatures that are needed to vaporize any cannabis concentrate. A banger needs to be able to hold concentrate at an optimum temperature so as to release the dab flavor and vaporize the cannabis concentrate.

Heat retention is extremely important with a banger. If it has a 3 mm wall, for instance, heat can be retained for a long time. Bangers come in a variety of thicknesses with thicker-walled ones being the most expensive. The heat retention properties of a banger are what brings out the flavor and makes the nail last for a long time. A majority of high-quality bangers have a small hole that is meant to restrict the flow of air. In the past, bangers used to be made of glass but then glass tends to break after repeated heating which has caused such bangers to fall out of popularity paving way for quartz bangers.

How to use a terp vacuum quartz banger?

The vacuum terp quartz banger is a great improvement in the quartz nail family. The style of the banger is an effective twist that ensures that there is less wasted oil regardless of the size of your dab.

  • As the concentrate drips down to the dish, the precision slits at the bottom allowing air to get in which ends up creating a vacuum that pushes the dab back into the mid-region.
  • This airflow helps to percolate the wax, resin, or shatter as the bubbles and puddles flow forward.
  • Heat the quartz nail for a while but unlike other dabs don’t torch it too much until it glows red. A minute to two is enough.
  • Allow the nail to cool down depending on how you like your concentrate.
  • Once the nail has cooled to the right temperature drop the concentrate inside and begin inhaling. As the wax vaporizes the reclaim is pushed back ensuring as little waste a possible and that the reclaim doesn’t end up mixing with the water.

What is a terp vacuum banger?

Vaporizing technology is always advancing which has seen concentrates as well as the materials used to make the bangers and vaporizing methods change. Terp vacuum bangers are an example of such change. They are different from the traditional bangers in so many ways. Such bangers consist of three sections.

The top section has the same shape as a standard banger and the mid-section is thinner featuring slits at the bottom. The bottom part is a dish that is connected to the tube. The banger works differently from the traditional banger. Its design makes it easy to place a carb cap before you add any concentrate.

In standard bangers, the carb cap lowers the pressure inside the banger and works the same way in a terp vacuum banger. The thin tube section ends up creating a vacuum inside the banger which allows the concentrate to stay in motion. This ensures that the concentrate is distributed evenly which allows for even vaporing.

How are quartz bangers made?

A quartz banger is a dab nail that is made from quartz crystal. A majority of dab nails tend to be titanium but a majority of dabbers feel that the metallic taste leeches into the concentrate which makes the flavor unpleasant. A quartz nail banger, on the other hand, brings out the terpenes in the concentrate and you only taste the cannabis full flavor. In the dab rig, the nail is designed to heat the concentrate to form a vapor.

A quartz banger is usually a variation of a nail, that makes it easy to heat the concentrate while delivering more effects as well as flavor. A quartz banger is used together with a water pipe to heat the concentrate to deliver the vapor to your mouth. A banger is designed to include a bucket, where you heat the concentrate and a joint that connects to the water pipe. The construction ensures that there are no extra pieces as is the case with glass nails.

Are quartz bangers purist?

There is no other material that has made such an impact on the dabbing work than quartz. Initially created as an alternative to ceramics and titanium, the material is now regarded as a superior standard in dabbing rigs. It can withstand and retain heat without any risks of breaking and not to mention it preserves the flavors way better than the likes of titanium.

What makes quartz bangers excellent for dabbing is that it works well in low-temperature dabbing, which involves using reduced temperatures when you are heating the nail so as to preserve the terpene flavors during the sublimation as well as inhalation process. When used with a carb cap, quartz bangers preserve terpenes since the low temperature is maintained for longer. This ends up creating a more robust and enjoyable experience compared to other nails which tend to burn off the terpenes due to high temperatures.

Can quartz bangers break?

While titanium has always been the popular option for a banger, the metallic taste has a tendency of leaching into the concentrate affecting the taste in the process. There are therefore a few advantages of using quartz bangers and one of them is that they don’t break as easily as glass.

Glass bangers tend to shatter when they are overheated and ceramic will break if you heat it in the same place regularly. With quartz bangers, you can hit them at extreme temperatures and they will not shatter or break even when heated in the same spot all the time. Quartz bangers are so durable that cleaning only requires you to heat the banger to clear up the residue.

Additionally, quartz glass can tolerate extremely high temperatures without oxidizing or becoming brittle with time. Compared to titanium, quartz bangers don’t retain heat as long hence the dabbing process is faster. Maintaining a quartz banger is also easy since all you need to do is to direct the torch evenly on the bucket when you are heating it.

Do e-nails work with quartz bangers?

E-nails are the most effective and easiest way to dab especially when you are using quartz bangers. One of the problems you may experience when it comes to e-nails and quartz bangers is keeping the assembly together when you are using it. Ideally, matter expands when it is heated and contracts when it is cooled. Metal and quartz expand as well as contract at different rates. As such, if the metal coil contracts faster than the quartz when cooling, the coil will fall off.

On the other hand, if the metal doesn’t expand enough when it is heating the banger it may end up cracking or shattering in the process. While this may not ideally happen the very first time you do it, the repeated cooling and expanding will likely weaken the glass which will end up forming cracks over time which can be dangerous especially in the case of flammable materials underneath the rig.

Do quartz bangers go bad?

If you have just got your quartz bangers and have noticed that it is turning yellow after a few uses, then that’s an indication that quartz bangers can go bad. Quartz tends to get dirty quickly so it’s up to you to keep yours clean after every use. When the banger cools after heating it, the finish is permanently altered by that mess. Once or twice will not have adverse effects but over time the quartz will begin yellowing and losing its shine in the process. To keep the banger clean, have Q-tips and rubbing alcohol with you all the time.

When it comes to dabbing, low-temperature dabs are recommended. Overheating a quartz banger to maybe over 1000°F or until it is red hot will cause it to go cloudy which will cause black tar-like residue to form. Allow the quartz banger to cool off such that the puddle is solid enough to remain in place but also liquid enough to lift away which can take you 30 seconds to about a minute. After that, use a Q-Tip that has been dipped in alcohol to remove the residue.

Do quartz bangers work well with e-nails?

Quartz bangers and dab nails offer maximum dab flavor for low-temperature dabbing. E-nail dab rigs have grown in popularity since using an e-nail dab kit when dabbing is safer and not to mention cleaner that relying on a butane torch. Over the years, a variety of e-nails have made their way into the market but the basic mechanism for heating the quartz banger and titanium dab nail is the same which involves using a controller that is connected to a heating coil.

While the coil size of the coil for most e-nail kits is either 16mm, 20mm, or 25mm and 10mm for flat coil, there aren’t a lot of options when it comes to choosing the right quartz banger and titanium dab nail. Ideally, quartz setups used to feature a sidearm design that incorporated a quartz hook fused into the banger side which makes it hard to get a good fit when fitting the coil around the bucket.

How to clean a core reactor banger?

The core reactor banger is an innovating banger that comes with a quartz sink at the bottom of the bucket. The quartz chunk at the bottom retains heat longer and the sink creates a canal between the wall and the quartz maintaining the temperature.

  • How you clean a core reactor banger depends on how dirty it is. If you don’t clean it regularly, it will be coated in thick black residue that will force you to deep clean.
  • To avoid that, soak the banger in salt and 99% ISO Alcohol solution to loosen the dab residue.
  • Remove the banger from the solution, shake, and then rinse well with warm water.
  • Once the reside has softened, use a dabber to scrape it off.
  • After you have removed most of the gunk, heat the banger at 600 to 800F to turn any residue that may be remaining into ash while loosening whatever is left.
  • Allow the banger to cool down and then use an alcohol-soaked Q-Tip to remove any remaining residue.
  • Use the dry side of your Q-Tip to remove any alcohol and repeat the process until there is no more residue remaining.

How to heat core reactor banger?

The core reactor banger has a unique design that allows you to get the most of the concentrate. It has a similar design as regular bangers except that there is an extra solid quartz piece in the bottom of the banger bucket.

This extra quartz allows better retention of heat as well as the vaporization of oils and waxes. The design puts the concentrate in contact with the quartz such that wax is not wasted. The core rector features a flat top that allows the use of different carb caps for the best flavor.

  • To heat the core reactor banger, you need a carb cap, banger, dab tool, and a torch.
  • Using the torch, heat the banger until it glows orange or red for about 20 to 60 seconds depending on the torch.
  • Allow the nail and the banger to cool down until it is no longer glowing.
  • Use a dab tool to scoop a little amount of the concentrate and put it in the banger dish. While doing this, begin to inhale the vapor such that none goes to waste.
  • Take the carb cap and place it on the banger and continue to inhale.

How to use a core reactor banger?

A majority of quartz bangers have a deep as well as a hollow bucket for the dabs, but a core reactor banger is different. At the center is a cylindrical chunk of quartz such that when used with a directional airflow carb cap, you will have the dabbing experience of your life. Some core reactor bangers have cores that are made from solid quartz but some companies have pushed the design even further.

Rather than solid quartz piece, there is a hollow vacuum-sealed dome and a thermochromic block which is ideal for those who are new to dabbing and find it hard to hit the right temperature.

  • To use a core reactor banger, use a torch to hit the banger until it glows red or orange for about 20 to 60 seconds depending on the torch that you are using.
  • Leave the banger to cool such that it is no longer glowing and then use a dab tool to grab some concentrate in which case, less is always better.
  • Add the concentrate in the banger dish and then start sniffing from the mouthpiece to avoid wasting any vapor.
  • Use a directional airflow carb cap to cover the banger and sit back and enjoy the rich flavored vapor that comes out.

How to use a core reactor quartz banger?

There are different ways you can use a core reactor quartz banger.

  • Faster heating: the banger is designed to ensure that optimal dabbing temperature is achieved faster. Bangers tend to take longer to heat up due to the wide surface area of the bucket. When it comes to a core reactor, heat is concentrated at the center and you don’t need to spend as much time heating the banger which helps save on butane fuel and ensures that you enjoy the concentrate for longer.
  • Low dabbing temp: if you prefer low-temperature dabs, then you will enjoy having a core rector quartz banger. One of the problems with low-temperature dabbers is that the banger tends to cool down faster and sometimes you may have concentrate remaining because the banger doesn’t have the right heat to vaporize all the concentrate. Heat retention with a core reactor however is great.
  • Big dabs: big dabs can prove hard to vaporize due to the volume of the concentrate that is inside the banger. With a core reactor, you have a wider surface area with consistent heating. As the concentrate melts, it envelops the core which allows it to evaporate some more.

How to use thermal bangers with bubble cap?

A thermal quartz banger features a double-wall design that makes it easy to vaporize more concentrates at even lower temperatures and allows you to direct the airflow using a bubble carb cap.

  • Compared to traditional quartz bangers that allow the wax to flood the rig, a thermal banger ensures that all wax is contained inside the inner cup to prevent it from leaking out into the rig ensuring that no wax is wasted.
  • The thermal banger when paired with a bubble cap is the perfect combo for savoring the flavor as well as tasting the terps.
  • The ball and socket fit as well as the feel of the cap enable you to rotate the bubble cap, as you control the airflow with a finger through the hole at the top. This rotation makes it easy to disperse the vaporizing oils continually across the dish in all directions, which vaporizes more oil.
  • Just hit the rig normally and give it some time to cool down before adding a small amount of the concentrate and inhaling.
  • Use the bubble cap and rotate it to continue vaporizing the oil which enhances the flavor of your dab.

Why thermal bangers?

Standard banger nails have been on the market for long and have been the go-to tools for many dabbers. Such nails have a flat bottom and are made of a variety of materials with quartz being the most popular. They are easy to use but thermal bangers are an improvement of all aspects of standard bangers.

Rather than the traditional tube that is found in a banger, thermal bangers allow for more improved smoke flow. In a traditional banger nail, the concentrate will sit in the nail, and the smoke will flow through the pipe. In a thermal banger, the concentrate sits inside the tube that is surrounded by two walls.

Due to this, a thermal banger nail doesn’t get exposed to full breath during inhalation. With thermal bangers, you have more control over the temperature and with the concentrate secured in a small area, less air makes contact with it. What this means is that when the concentrate is heated it retains heat way better and remains at the same temperature.