There are different ways of enhancing your dabbing experience by changing how you use your quartz banger. We’ve talked about the thermochromic and core reactor quartz bangers. For those who want a different method of dabbing, there’s also the quartz banger insert!
Do you often have problems with keeping your quartz nail clean and shiny? It’s a great tool to use for those who hate blackened or warped bangers. The quartz insert is like a bucket that you drop inside the bangers and relies on heat transfer to vaporize your product. If you have a new quartz or a favorite banger for dabbing, using the bucket will keep the quartz material
The main purpose of the quartz insert is to provide the best flavor for low-temp dabs. Because inserts don’t have direct contact with heat, it’s easier to get the right temperature for your dabs. The result is a dab full of aroma and flavor.
Since the main purpose of the quartz inserts is for low-temp dabs, the common practice is to drop it inside bangers.
When you’re buying a new quartz insert, make sure that it can fit inside the banger. It should be able to fit inside and touch the bottom. The walls of the insert shouldn’t touch the inner walls of your nail, and should not block the airflow to the downstem.
To make sure that it does, you have to know the size and thickness of the banger that you’re going to use. If you have a 25mm banger, then you have the same outer diameter. You can check the product description or use calipers to measure the thickness. Multiply this by two then subtract it from the outer diameter of the banger. Let’s say you have a 25mm banger with a 2mm thickness:
25mm – (2mm x 2) = 21mm
To make sure, you can also subtract 1mm to that result. You can get a quartz insert around 20mm-21mm in size. Getting the right size of your insert will make using it with your rig easier and efficient.
Inserts are best used with a flat top nail. They have higher walls, making it easy for the insert to do its job. It’s going to be difficult to use a proper carb cap if you don’t have a flat top quartz nail.
Always make it a habit to clean your quartz insert. You’ll see a blackened pool of reclaim at the bottom after dabbing. You can either wipe it out using a Q-tip dipped in iso alcohol, or dump it out in a container for your edibles.
Using quartz inserts with your flat top nails allows you to keep your nail cleaner longer, no matter what size of dabs you do. Your quartz insert can also keep the heat longer for flavorful, low-temperature dabbing. No need to get your torch every now and then just to maintain that low temp.