Are you new to the world of dabbing? Or perhaps you've finally seen the light and are ready to transition from a ceramic, glass, or titanium banger to a quartz banger? Congratulations! Because you've landed on a gold mine of information about quartz bangers and how they play a part in what is known as dabbing.
As you probably know, there are several types of dab nails and bangers that exist in today's market. There is no doubt that Quartz Bangers are amongst the most popular type dab nails in today's market. They are mainly preferred to their counterparts due to the following reasons. They offer premium heat regulation, extreme flavor, reduce waste, and are easy to clean. One or more of the reasons mentioned are why most people seek out a quartz banger for their nails of choice. If this is your preferred option or you are looking to venture away from other options such as titanium or ceramic then you will find a vast array of options here at Honeybee Herb.
The following paragraphs contain in-depth, step-by-step information about the quartz bangers, the experience they provided along with the pricing structure. Be assured that by the time you're done reading this, you will be able to make informed decisions about your next purchase. However, first things first, we need to get the basics straight.
What Exactly is a Quartz Nail or Dab Rig Banger?
A "quartz banger" is used to describe all banger nails produced from quartz crystals. This durable material is fantastic at retaining heat. Science claims that quartz is one of the hardest minerals on earth too. In the past, dab nails or bangers were mainly made from titanium, ceramic, and glass. However, the type of material the products were produced from has its flaws, such as reduced durability, a negative impact on flavor, and poor heat retention, to name a few.
Unlike other dab nails not made from quartz, quartz bangers do not have a negative impact on the taste or smell of your dab. For context, people who use titanium dab nails claim that the metallic taste of the nail sometimes seeps into the dabs. This can result in a poor experience while dabbing. With a quartz banger, you receive only the full-bodied and pure flavor of the dab.
Bangers differ in shape and size, although flat-bottomed bangers are most common. A quartz banger is broken down into three sections. These include the joint, the neck, and the bucket. Buckets can be styled in multiple ways and come in various sizes. However, the core function remains the same even though some buckets do allow for different experiences while dabbing, such as cold starts, pre-heated, or hot temp dabs. The bucket is where the dab is placed using a dabber to insert your product. The neck section connects the joint to the bucket. The neck is the part that people refer to when they mention the use of 90-degree or 45-degree banger Joints also come in different sizes. These sizes are 18mm, 14mm, and 10mm and will match the size of your dab rig joint. They connect the banger to the rest of the bongs or dab rigs.
Glass Banger Vs Quartz Banger? What's The Difference?
At first glance, glass bangers and quartz bangers look the same. Many people think quartz is a different type of glass, but they are themselves minerals. It might be challenging to note the differences between a glass and quartz banger, so let's discuss their differences now.
Strength: Quartz nails are more durable due to the mineral component that they are composed of, which increases their strength. Glass bangers can not withstand the same level of heat that quartz can and therefore fails the strength test. This is not to say that quartz nails are indestructible; they are simply just stronger than glass. For best in class strength, you will want to check out a titanium dab nail.
Taste: In terms of taste, quartz wins hands down since glass bangers can not be heated to the same level as quartz and therefore cannot provide you with the proper temps for the ultimate taste experience.
Ease of Cleaning: Both materials are easy to clean. There isn't much difference as regards ease of cleaning. However, quartz does win since you can heat it up to a higher temperature, which allows for it to be cleaned easier.
Heating Time: Quartz bangers are very easy to heat. Quartz nails take at least 40 to 60 seconds to heat up. Glass can not support this level of heating time at extreme temps. At extremely high temperatures, glass can explode, which thus why it is not recommended at all when it comes to dabbing.
Price: Quartz bangers are known to be more expensive than glass bangers, but this is for a good reason. Many of those reasons we previously discussed, such as the material, strength, taste, ability to clean, and heating times.
Conclusion: Quartz bangers are far superior to glass bangers when it comes to dabbing.
What is the Difference Between Honeybee Herb's Black and Yellow Line Quartz Bangers?
Our black line bangers and yellow line bangers are variations of quartz bangers. Both lines are premium products offered here at Honeybee Herb and can be found at a smoke shop near you. The black line offers the highest level of quality when it comes to our bangers.
- Full aka Seamless weld
- Frosted joints
- All-in-one joints
- Solid clean welds
- Quartz material
Our yellow line banger has the above features except for the full/seamless weld. So instead of being made from one solid piece of quartz, the yellow line is made from two that are then welded together. It is worth noting that both the black and yellow line quartz bangers are FDA lab-tested and Prop 65 compliant. For a fully breakdown of our quality assurance verse, the competition please check out our comparison chart.
What is the Difference Between a 45° Degree & 90° Degree Banger Joints?
The angle formed by a nail's neck determines its degree. For a 90° degree banger, they have a sharp L-shaped neck, come in various sizes, and are generally 2 to 4 mm thick. 45° degree bangers have a slant neck, basically at an angle half of 90° degrees.
90° degree bangers are the most common and are used on your more traditional style dab rig. 45° degree bangers are used on beaker-style water pipes.
Quick Guide To The Most Common Types Of Dab Bangers
The world of bangers or dab nails can be confusing to a novice dabber. This is because innovations are frequently introduced into the space faster than users can get accustomed to the terminology. There are various bangers for dabs that you can choose from. Hence there's no need to make hasty decisions. So the choice is all yours, so find what fits your personal preferences for all occasions.
Some Popular Types Of Quartz Rig Bangers Include:
- Flat Top Quartz Bangers
- Opaque Bottom Quartz Bangers
- Thermal Quartz Bangers
- Terp Slurper Quartz Banger
- Round Bottom Quartz Nails
- Angled Bucket Quartz Bangers
Flat Top Quartz Nails
The flat-top dab nail has to be the most popular quartz banger on the market today. Of course, it has many variations. It allows you to use it with pretty much any carb cap on the market and is known to many as old faithful.
Opaque Bottom Quartz Bangers
This type of quartz banger is also known as a white bottom banger. The design's focal point is its opaque bottom. The opacity of the lower part enables heat to be retained for longer. However, the side walls will cool down at their standard rate, and the opaque bottom retains heat twice as long as the regular side walls. If you like taking big dabs, this might be a better option for you. By retaining heat longer, an opaque bottom will let you get through your big dab with less chance of having to re-heat.
Thermal Quartz Banger
The Thermal dab nail type features a double-wall design which prevents your dabs from being sucked into your dab rig, ensuring complete vaporization of your product. Another great feature of the thermal quartz banger is that it enables you to regulate your banger's airflow with a bubble carb cap. A carb being placed on the top of your nail utilizes more air flow to agitate and move your dab around the surface of the banger, allowing for complete vaporization and little to no waste.
Terp Slurper Quartz Banger
A terp slurper or Honeysuckle is a different design from a quartz banger. A Honeysuckle terp slurper is heated in the same fashion as mentioned before. The main difference is placing a Dab marble on the top to seal the cylinder and then introducing your concentrates through the bottom. Tiny angled holes at the bottom serve two purposes; To pull the dabs into the chamber.
The angles produce a vortex, spinning the dab up the cylinder, providing even more optimal vaporization of your product. Slurpers are excellent for large dabs. Dab Marble sets, honey pearls, honey capsules, or terp screws are best paired with a Honeysuckle terp slurper.
Round Bottom Quartz Nails
Apart from the obvious fact that the round bottom quartz rig nail has a rounded base, it has some great benefits for your dabbing sessions. It comes with either a flat top or with a beveled edge. It is easy to clean, while its curved edges allow your CBD concentrates to melt, move, and vaporize freely. Great option and many people's daily driver.
Blender Dish Bangers
The blender dish banger is a newer style but very popular amongst the community. It features a large dish at the bottom, which allows for it to be heated quickly and easily. It also allows for your dab to be placed anywhere on the dish. Due to this feature, this is a bottom loading banger vs being loaded from the top side. Therefore, you can place your carb cap or marble cap on top of the nail prior to dropping your dab.
Complete Guide To Buying Bangers & Nails
Your banger selection will provide you with a world of different experiences. With so many options on the market, it is vital that you know the differences. Hence, you must ensure you only purchase the highest quality products. The truth is that not all quartz bangers are created with the level of attention to detail like you will find here at Honeybee Herb. Some manufacturers dilute their ingredients to save on production costs, and as a result, these often create imperfections and other visible flaws. Low-priced bangers are produced with different manufacturing techniques that help drive down the cost. such as using glass stems with a quartz bucket. Another sort of cutting technique is to flash weld the bucket to the stem and then drill out the bucket to the stem hole. This caused a poor weld, leaving chips, fractures, and cracks in the connection point of the banger.
These are the different aspects to consider when shopping for the best quartz banger or dab nail for you. The market is releasing new and wild designs of banger each and every day. Honeybee Hebr offers one of the market's largest selections of quartz bangers and dab nails. From auto spinners, flat bangers & round bottoms, sidecars, blenders, and various types of terp slurpers.
Accessories & Dabbers
Once selecting your dab nail of choice. Next, you want to look at the kind of accessories & dabbers you want to pair it with. You will need carb caps for sure, which is insane. Honey Pearls, Honey Capsules, Terp Screws, Honey Cup Inserts, Diamond Knots, and Terp Chains are all different accessories that you can pair with your quartz banger. Some of these accessories, such as Terp Screws and Terp Chains are a great compliment to a banger such as Honeysuckle Terp Slurper, while Honey Pearls and Honey Capsules can be used with either style can be used with terp slurpers, blenders, and your more traditional style banger such as the Honey & Milk White Bottom.
These are also known as banger beads or terp balls. They are made from glass or quartz and come in a number of various sizes, such as 4mm, 6mm. 8mm. These ball-shaped pearls spin around the entire surface area of the banger during your dab session. These continuous spins evenly distribute the CBD concentrates and create an evenly heated bucket. Honey pearls aka terp balls can be used with pretty much any quartz banger, some titanium, and ceramic. A lot of people love to use them with an auto-spinner style bangers such as the whirlwind models from Honeybee Herb. Need to know more, then check out this article about what honey dab pearls are & how they work?
Carb caps are used to close off the banger bowls and send airflow through the banger to disperse the product throughout the banger or titanium dab nail evenly. There are many types of carb caps to pick from. However, your choice depends on the style and size of your quartz banger or titanium dab nail. Carb caps are made from many different types of materials, such as quartz, glass, titanium, and ceramic.
Here at Honeybee Herb, we offer three of the four mentioned in the above paragraph. Our black line carb cabs are made from quartz and, therefore, can withstand the same level of heat that a quartz banger can. Our yellow line carb caps are made from glass that can not withstand the same heat level that a Honeybee Herb black line carb cap can. However, they still work great and are a better choice for anyone looking to make the budget stretch. Our titanium carb caps are the most durable and are the best option for anyone who has bad luck with dropping glass.
We also offer your traditional carb cap and the newer vortex/spinner carb caps. The dual spinner is a great example of both a conventional bubble cap and a vortex cap. These carb caps are double-sided, combining the best of both worlds together.
Quartz Inserts or Quartz Dishes
Honeybee Herb offers quartz insert cups in a wide variety of sizes. When selecting the right size dish, you will need the dish to be smaller than the banger opening and, most importantly, have some wiggle room. The wiggle room is key for being able to remove the dish later. Another key reason is that extra space is needed to allow for airflow during use.
The most popular method of use is for the quartz insert dishes to be placed into the banger/quartz nail that has been preheated. Otherwise, you can insert prior to heating your nail for what is referred to as a cold start.
A cold start is when you place your CBD concentrate into a non-heated, cold insert or banger and heat until you can see the product begin to vaporize. The cold start method is recommended for anyone newer to dabbing because you can visually see how long to heat your CBD dab.
Using a Quartz Dishes Insert also heats your dabs with less direct heat, further preserving flavor and potency. Using a quartz insert will also keep your nails cleaner. The following article can inform you about What are Quartz Inserts and How Do They Work.
Honey capsules perform very similarly to Honey Pearls. They are spun by airflow and move the product around throughout the quartz banger for optimal vaporization. Capsules tend to tumble more than spin, creating a slightly different result than a pearl. It is very important to use a spinner carb cab, such as the black line honey hive carb cap, or a banger with auto spinner holes, such as the whirlwind.
Welding is another critical feature you must assess if you plan to invest in the best quartz bangers. It's very easy to spot a poorly welded quartz banger/nail, especially when you place them side by side with a high-quality banger. Poorly welded bangers are able to quickly spot bubbles, cracks, chips, and fracture lines where the joint arm meets the bucket. This area of the banger is the most common area of breakage, as the weld is so poor that it can't stand the smaller bump or flash of heat from a torch. For the individually, that is not one to pay the most attention to detail they may be better off going with fully welded bangers also called seamless bangers. These are stronger, thicker, and more durable. Seamless bangers contain seamless connections due to using one solid piece of quartz verse welding them together at the neck and the bucket, eliminating the weaker point.
For a high quality welded banger visit our yellow line bangers and for a full line up of fully welded bangers visit our black line bangers.
Does The Size of The Quartz Bangers Matter?
The size of the quartz banger determines how much concentrate you would be able to vaporize at a go. You must know that sizes are not influenced by the gender of the joints, not minding that the female joints appear bigger than the male joints.
Guide To Choose Exact Size Quartz Banger For Dabs
The last thing anyone wants is to purchase a quartz banger that won't fit the rest of the dab rig properly. You must ensure you are buying the right size nail for your rig. Before purchasing your dab rig, here are a few things you must do first. Confirm Your Rig's Gender
- Confirm the Size of the Banger
- Banger Diameter
- Joint Angle
Confirm Your Rig's Gender
Male joints connect with female banger nails, while female joints connect with male banger nails. For context, a 14mm male quartz banger to a 14mm female rig.
Confirm the Size of the Banger
Your rig size determines the size of your banger nails. The three primary joint sizes are 18mm, 14mm, and 10mm. Purchase the same mm size banger as your rig. For example, if you have a 14mm rig, you must buy a 14mm quartz banger. You must consider two other factors: the wax banger diameter and the joint angles. Choosing between a 45° degree angled nail and a 90° degree angled nail is strictly related to what will look and function best in your dab rig and has nothing to do with the mm size. Fortunately, all three joint sizes, that is 18mm, 14mm, and 10mm, are available on Honeybee Herb. So, you must determine your preferred degree and choose the size you love best.
The banger diameter determines what sizes of inserts can be used. Bangers and inserts must not have the same diameter. For an insert to be compatible with a rig banger, it must be at least 4 mm less in diameter. For example, 12 mm quartz rig bangers would be consistent with 9 mm quartz inserts.
Strictly speaking, everything about the joint is crucial. The joint features must be compatible with your pipe, or else you'd need an adapter, meaning more cost. Quartz bangers utilize a 45° degree or 90° degree angle. This allows your rig banger nail to sit level when placed into your dab rigs or bongs. Selecting your angle will depend on the angle your dab rigs joint is at. For example, a dab rig with a joint going diagonally will require a 45° degree angled quartz banger. In contrast, a dab rig with a joint facing straight up and down will require a 45° degree angle quartz banger. If you're confused about the sizing of your inserts, joints, or quartz dab nails, use a ruler to measure the size. For a male banger, measure the external diameter, while the internal diameter is measured for a female rig dab nail. Additionally, if you plan on using e-nails, ensure the dab rig banger sizes match the coil sizes.
How Do You Clean Banger Nails?
You would agree that clean bangers look nicer, last longer, and taste better than dirty quartz bangers. Therefore, you must ensure they are always clean to continuously enjoy an incredible smoking experience. A little bit of maintenance, utilizing a cotton swab soaked in isopropyl alcohol to wipe out the excess material will help maintain a clean quartz banger. But dab nails may require a little deeper cleaning after a big dab sesh. So, how do you clean quartz bangers?
1. Soak the banger in salt and 99% ISO Alcohol
Start the cleaning process by soaking your banger in a salt solution and 99% ISO alcohol. A mixture of salt and 99% ISO alcohol gives off a powerful solution that cuts through dab residue. Soak your banger in the solution for at least 12 hours to soften the residue.
2. Wash and clean with warm water
Bring out your quartz banger from the solution and wash adequately with warm water.
3. Heat up your quartz banger
After the residue has been removed, heating your banger comes next. You can do this with your touch with a temperature reaching 600 to 800F. The heat should turn the leftover residue into ash, completely removing any residue left.
4. Clean the bowl with an alcohol-soaked cotton swab
Leave your banger to cool to room temperature, and then clean the bowl with an alcohol-soaked cotton swab. Fresh puddles and yellow residue should clean easily without being too wet or sticky.
5. Use dry cotton swabs to clean excess alcohol.
6. Repeat the process until all residue is removed.
How Long Should I Heat Up My Quartz Nail?
Depending on the heat of your touch and the size of your quartz banger, heating should last between 40 to 60 seconds. The exact period is determined by the temperature of heat applied and the amount of dab being torched. As soon as you're done heating, you must wait at least 30 seconds, then place your concentrate into the nail, top with a carb cap, and inhale. Are you interested in learning more about How Do You Heat a Quartz Banger? Then this article might be helpful to you
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