Why Quartz Nails Are The Best
Why Quartz Is The Best
When shopping for a dab nail it's important to know what the differences are between them. When dabbing first started nails were made of glass and required a dome to go over it. As dabbing became popular, titanium and ceramic nails were introduced with a domeless design that required no dome and were much more efficient at heat retention and capturing all of your vapor. With dabbing now being mainstream there has been an explosion of new products and innovation in the industry. The most popular type of dab nail nowadays is by far quartz nails and we will explain why below.
Quartz nails are made from quartz, not glass and can withstand extreme temperatures without breaking. Quartz nails will last significantly longer than a traditional glass nail because of their ability to absorb heat. Another benefit of using a quartz nail is they heat up three times quicker than a ceramic or titanium nail that means you can enjoy your concentrates much quicker and easier. Quartz is known to be a safer alternative to titanium or ceramic because it does not emit harmful gases when heated.
Quartz nails are also great for low-temperature dabs because the nail can be heated quickly and can then cool down to your desired temperature. Dabbing at lower tempters will give you better flavor and the best effects from your concentrates. Even though quartz can withstand extreme temperature it is still important not to overheat it because repeatedly exposing it to excessive heat can damage or break it. Basically, we mean don’t heat your nail to glowing red hot every time you use it and you will be just fine.
Heating Your Quartz Nail To The Perfect Temperature
It is easy to know when your quartz nail is heated to the ideal temperature because it will show spots of glowing red. As soon as you see this you should stop heating your nail, you do not want the whole nail to be red-hot. Once your nail is heated it is best to let it cool down for about 10-60 seconds depending on how hot you like to dab. The lower the temperature the better for flavor. When dabbing at lower temperatures it is essential to use a carb cap to ensure that all of your concentrates are vaporized and nothing is wasted. Carb caps restrict the airflow to your nail so your concentrates vaporize at lower temperatures.
Why You Will Love Using A Quartz Nail
Everyone knows one of the best things about dabbing concentrates is the clean and tasty flavor you get from your waxes and oils. The best way to bring out the entire flavor is by using a quartz nail. Quartz nails will give you the best flavor possible from your concentrates and will be much better than the flavor from a ceramic or titanium nail. To really get the best flavor you should dab at lower temperatures and use a carb cap.
Seasoning Your Quartz Nail
If you're new to dabbing you're probably wondering what seasoning a nail means and why it's important. Seasoning a nail is the process of heating your new dab nail and applying a small amount of wax or oil to the nail before using it repeatedly. The purpose of this is to form a thin layer of oil over the surface of the quartz nail to cover the pore of the heated quartz. This idea is similar to top chefs that season their cooking tools to get better flavor in their food. Seasoning your nail also removes any potentially harmful dirt or toxic oils that may be on the nail from manufacturing. Once your nail is seasoned you can enjoy your new dab nail for years to come!
How To Season Your Quartz Nail
Step 2: Heat your nail using a butane dab torch to where the nail begins to glow red but now burning red.
Step 3: Using a dabber tool place a small amount of your wax or oil into the nail and try and cover all the surfaces of the dab nail. Do not inhale just let the oil burn away.
Step 4: Now that your nail is all seasoned you are all set to enjoy amazing flavor from your concentrates.
Types Of Quartz Nails
Quartz Banger: Quartz bangers are the most popular type of quartz nails and for good reason. Their domeless design requires no dome and the deep dish allows you to vaporize a large amount of waxes or oils. The design also helps to keep the heat away from your rig so you don’t damage it with the heat from your torch.
Quartz Thermal Banger: Thermals bangers are the newest craze in the dabbing community. They are similar to quartz bangers but contain a quartz cylinder in the middle so your concentrates do not leak down the joint. This allows you to dab large amounts without wasting anything. Thermal bangers work best with bubble carb caps that allow you to direct the airflow to ensure all your concentrates are vaporized.