What is a Thermochromic Quartz Banger and How do you Use it?

February 08, 2020 Dab Rig Parts

What is a Thermochromic Quartz Banger and How do you Use it?

Do you always touch a hot banger? Are you the type of person who can’t seem to get the right temperature of your dabs that you waste concentrates? Do you often burn your throat because you frequently heat your banger too high? These are some of the common problems for those who are new to dabbing or having a hard time using their dab rig intuitively. Wouldn’t it be better if you have a tool that will tell you how hot your quartz banger even when you’re not using an e-Rig? That’s where a thermochromic quartz banger comes in!

What is a thermochromic quartz banger?

The sand glass changes in color the hotter the banger gets.

This is the banger that will help you have better accuracy in targeting your preferred dabbing temperature. The thermochromic quartz banger has color-changing quartz glass particles positioned on the base. These particles are either spread throughout the base or contained in a small bucket.

These particles change in color as the banger heats up. Depending on the color, it can be bright yellow to a deep reddish-orange or bright red depending on the color of the particles. The bangers come in a domeless design and have a large bucket for big dabs. The size also functions to buffer the heat and prevent thermal stress.

Now, take a look closely at the thermochromic banger. Notice that there seems to be a bucket within a bucket in order to hold the particles? Aside from being a receptacle for the thermochromic glass, this design helps the banger retain your desired heat longer. This may mean you have to heat the banger longer, but you don’t have to re-heat it too often compared to plain quartz ones.

How do you use the banger?

Using it is the same as with any quartz banger, only with a better visual indicator. Let’s admit, catching that amber glow can be tricky. With this banger, the color starts to change at around 300-350 degrees, which is close to low dabbing temp. Let’s get started using your thermo banger!

Some thermal quartz bangers have a little containing vessel inside.

  1. Prepare your dab rig like the Cheech and Chong Showerhead Perc by filling it with the right water level.
  2. Have your torch, concentrate, and dabber ready, along with your carb cap.
  3. Dry the joints well and attach the banger to the rig. Make sure that you distribute the thermo glass evenly at the base.
  4. Use the torch and heat the banger by sweeping the torch around the base. This will help distribute the heat throughout the base for even vaporization.
  5. Continue heating until you see the thermo glass change in color. The deeper the color, the hotter the banger. Count the time it takes for the banger to heat up. It usually takes about 20-60 seconds. Keep a close eye on the color as you continue heating.
  6. To better estimate, the temperature, turn off the torch and wave your hand around the banger. Compare the heat to the color of your thermo glass.
  7. Once you’re done heating, wait for the thermochromic banger to cool down. Watch closely as the thermo glass changes color according to the temperature. On average, you can wait for 30-45 seconds for low-temperature dabbing. Don’t dab if it’s still at a deep red color. That’s going to be too hot.
  8. Pull from the mouthpiece and place your dab inside the bucket. Cover it with a carb cap to contain the heat and vaporize your concentrate efficiently.
  9. Once you got your fill, stop pulling and keep the vapor in for 2-3 seconds.
  10. Exhale and enjoy.

Benefits of using a thermochromic quartz banger

No more screaming and singed fingers due to miscalculating the temperature of the banger. As long as your thermo glass is in a deep, dark red color, it’s all hands-off. No more hard guessing on your dabbing temperature as you have visual feedback on where your dabber’s at. Others are already enjoying one of the best dab hits ever because it helps you target your preferred temperature accurately.

If you’re trying to choose the best quartz banger for you, consider getting the thermochromic quartz banger. Not only will it promote safe dabbing, but it will also help you be mindful of your dabbing temperature. No matter what kind of dab rig you use, this banger will complement and potentially improve your session.



One Response to “What is a Thermochromic Quartz Banger and How do you Use it?”

  1. […] as well to give you satisfying dabbing sessions with your dab rig. Previously we discussed how thermochromic quartz bangers work. Now we’ll be talking about another type of quartz banger, which is the core reactor quartz […]

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