A carb cap is a must have dabbing accessory when using any type of dab nail. A carb cap works just like using a lid on a pot. It keeps the heat in to better vaporize your concentrates. This ensures you get the best flavor and vapor everytime. To use a carb cap you heat your nail like you normally would, drop your material in and then cover the carb cap over the domeless nail. These caps restrict airflow to your nail and increase flavor and efficiency. Carb caps allow you to do low temperature dabs for better flavor and to ensure you get the most out of your concentrates. Carb caps allow your nail to retain heat for a longer period of time. We offer a large variety of popular carb caps such as bubble, directional, spinning and even fun ones! We carry a carb cap to fit any type of dab nails.
Over the years dozens of styles of carb caps have been created. Some allow you to use terp pearls that spin inside the banger while you inhale, while others have internal spinning balls just because it looks really cool. With so many carb caps out there to choose from it can be hard to decide what is best for you. The best way to figure out what works best is to ensure the carb cap you're using fits the quartz banger nail you have. If the dab cap is too small it won't create a seal with the quartz banger. If its too big it can also cause the same problem. The two most popular types of carb caps that fit with almost any kind of nail are bubble carb caps and directional. These allow you to not only control airflow but the direction of airflow so you can push around any excess concentrates that puddle up in the bottom of your nail.
One of the added benefits of using a carb cap when dabbing is it allows you to dab at lower temperatures. Finding the perfect temperature for your dab nail is not easy and if you're having trouble our dab nail heating guide can help. The carb cap allows vaporization to occur while heating the dab nail to a lower temperature. This gives you better tasting vapor and also helps prolong the life of your nail because you do not have to heat it as long to reach the perfect temperature.
How To Use A Carb Cap
Carb caps are very easy to use, once your nail is hot and you place your wax inside the nail, simply add the carb cap on top of your nail. This will help to regulate airflow and if you use a directional airflow carb cap it can help push around your melted wax inside your heated nail to ensure nothing is waste. Once all the oil is vaporized you can remove the carb cap to finish off the last bit of wax residue left in the nail.
Are Carb Caps Worth it?
Yes 100%! If you want to get the most from your concentrates in terms of flavor and potency then you should be using a carb cap everytime you dab. The carb cab not only provides the best flavor from your wax and oils it also ensures nothing is wasted. If you don't use a carb cap your nail will cool down much faster and you could potentially waste a bunch of your oils that does not get vaporized.
Different Types Of Carb Caps
There are a wide range of carb cap styles and designs that each provide unique functions or just cool designs. Ultimately all carb caps provide the same function to regulate airflow and maximum vaporization. However if you are serious about dabbing its important to know the differences so you can use the best one for your style of dabbing.
- Directional Airflow Carb Caps - These types of carb caps contain an angled glass tube or cyclone design that when you inhale pushes air into a certain location. This allows you to twist or move the carb cap to push around any puddles of oil in your nail to ensure nothing gets wasted.
- Bubble Carb Caps - Bubble carb caps are one of the most popular style of carb caps because they are easy to use, fit almost any nail and allow you to push around excess oil to ensure all your tasty wax gets vaporized. They features a tube on the top and bottom with a bubble design in the middle. You can cover the top hole on the bubble cap to restrict airflow.
- Flat Top Carb Caps - Flat carb caps features a basic flat design that ensures it covers the entire opening of your heated nail with a small air hole in the middle to regulate airflow. These are the most basic type of carb cap but still get the job done.
If you are looking for an all in one perfect dab nail and carb cap kit, our Terp Pearls Quartz Banger & Carb Cap combo comes with everything you need to maximize your dabbing sessions.