Why a carb cap is so important!

Why a carb cap is so important!

In recent years dabbing has become more mainstream and a popular method of consumption amongst smokers. With the surge in dabbing many new products and techniques have come about to make your dabbing experience more efficient and enjoyable. One of those products is the carb cap, which has now become one of the most important tools needed to get the most from your dabs. If you’re spending a lot of money on concentrates you are going to want to make sure you get the best flavor and effects you can and that is what a carb cap is for.

What is a carb cap?

A carb cap is exactly what it sounds like; it’s a carburetor for your dab rig. It restricts the amount of airflow to your dab nail, which allows you to dab at lower temperatures and get the most from your concentrates so nothing is wasted. Carb caps come in a wide variety of sizes, designs, and colors and it is important to get the right carb cab that fits your domeless nail. Carb caps allow you to dab at much lower temperatures for better flavor and also ensure that all of your dab is vaporized leaving no waste in your nail. You will notice that when you add the carb cap your vapor will be much thicker.

How to use a carb cap!

Using a carb cap is very simple and there are several different ways to use them depending on how you like to dab. If you prefer high-temperature dabs then you can heat your nail like you normally would and dab without a carb cap until you want to vaporizer the last bit of your concentrates and place the carb cap on at the end. If you prefer lower temperature dabs you can heat your nail to a bit lower than you normally would, put your dab in the nail and put the carb cap on right away. This will allow you to vaporize your entire dab at a lower temperature for better flavor, and it’s a bit easier on your lungs.

Different types of carb caps!

Carb caps are designed and intended for us with certain types of domeless nails, such as quartz bangers, trough bangers, quartz thermal bangers and more! It’s important to get the right one otherwise the carb cap will not create a seal around your nail and will let in excess air which can cool your nail down too quickly. If you are using a quartz banger you will want a banger carb cap, if you a using a thermal banger you will want a bubble carb cap and so on. Some carb caps allow you to direct the air flow into your nail so that you can move the puddle of concentrates around to hotter parts of the nail. These types of carb caps are called directional carb caps and have grown in popularity in recent months.

Dabbing at low temperatures vs dabbing at high temperatures!

Most first time dabbers typically start with high temperature dabbing for a variety of different reasons. The main reason being first timers are still learning how to properly heat the nail which can be confusing to someone that has never dabbed before. It's important you are using the right torch to heat your nail. Learning to properly heat your nail is one of the most important things you can learn to ensure you get the most from your concentrates and your dab nail stays in good shape. Once you get the hang of heating your nail you will want to figure out how long it takes to cool down to the perfect temperature. This is usually accomplished with some trial and error that can be fun because you get to take a lot of dabs! Once you find that sweet spot dabbing will be as easy as riding a bike. 

Final Thoughts. Do I really need a carb cap?

No, but you also don’t need a car to get places but it sure does help! So the answer is yes you will need a carb cap if you want to get the most from your concentrates and dabbing sessions. It’s best to invest in the right carb cap for the nail you’re using rather than just throwing anything you can find on top of your nail. Doing that can damage your nail and you can easily burn yourself. A carb cap will pay for itself time and time again and you will be very glad that you read this article and decided to buy a carb cap. What are you waiting for? Stop wasting your dabs and get a carb cap now!

Browse our selection of carb caps!

Previous article A Smoker’s Improvisation Guide