Quartz bangers are a dabber’s favorite because it gives full, flavorful dabs. However, some are at a loss on getting the right temperature. Here’s how to use a quartz banger properly based on your dabbing preference.
Do you experience any of these situations when you use your quartz banger?
These are just of the signs that tell you that there’s a problem with the way you’re torching your banger. You have to pay close attention to the way you’re torching the nail. When you take the time to improve on your torching technique, you’ll see that you and your quartz banger will get along just fine.
Now let’s talk about how to use your quartz banger properly. Make sure you have your rig ready along with your banger, torch, Q-tips with a bamboo body, dab tool, and concentrate.
Using your quartz banger means using your senses to know how it works. Keenly observe the glow as well as how the concentrate bubbles when you apply concentrate. Your dab should bubble and vaporize, not boil away and burn. It’s better to start low than to start high. You can always sweep a torch on the underside of the banger if your concentrate is not vaporizing well. Starting too high will burn off your dab and waste the flavor of your concentrate.
Feel the heat that radiates from the banger, and memorize the sensation. Don’t skip the cool-down time. Most of those new to dabbing swear off because they take their dabs immediately. No amount of water and recycling action will be able to cool down that smoke to an acceptable level for your throat and lungs. Most importantly, taste the dab and see which heating and waiting period gives you the best flavor.
If you’re a fan of low temp dabs, your carb cap and Q-tip are your friends. The carb cap keeps the vapor from escaping, and the Q-tip keeps your concentrate from sticking and layering inside the banger. Always use a clean Q-tip to clean after a dab instead of burning it off. Others eliminate left-over concentrates by burning, which creates a gray, opaque layer on the surface of the banger. Your banger will lose its brilliance and clarity, and it will also affect how the heat is distributed around the banger.
Many love using quartz banger because they vaporize concentrates well and save on dabs. Use your quartz banger to the fullest so that you’ll be able to learn how to use it intuitively.