One of the characteristics that distinguishes a dab rig from other similar devices is a component known as a “nail,” or alternately, a “banger.” When you do dabbing, you put heat onto the banger until it reaches a temperature at which a cannabis concentrate can be vaporized. At this moment, you begin inhaling after placing a “dab” (short for “drop”) of concentration onto the hot banger. If you did not have a banger attached to your dab rig, it would essentially be nothing more than a water pipe, and you would not be able to vaporize your concentrates.
Because bangers play such a significant part, it is essential to have a working knowledge of the many types of bangers, how to select the proper one, and, most importantly, how to maintain your banger so that it continues to function at its highest level. This manual will provide you with all of the information that you require.
Quartz bangers have virtually eradicated the need for any other kind of nail, making them an indispensable piece of equipment for the process of vaporizing concentrates. When dabbing, it has become increasingly vital for many individuals to maintain a clean banger so that they may experience the full, authentic flavor of the concentrates they prefer most. When thinking about the best way to keep your banger clean, the first thing you need to know is how to prevent the nasty black char that might be left behind after taking high-temperature hits from your concentrates. Low temperature hits have a lower risk of burning onto the banger and causing a film that is difficult to remove, despite the fact that high temperature dabs also require the user to clean the banger after each usage. Even though dabbing at a lower temperature is the most popular method, many individuals still prefer dabbing at a higher temperature since it results in a hit that is denser, bigger, and less wasteful. It is well knowledge among people who dab at high temperatures that it is quite challenging to maintain a clean banger when doing so.
The second significant factor to think about is whether or not you clean your banger after each hit.Q-tips are the most popular choice for cleaning a banger at the moment because they are convenient, inexpensive, and very good at removing stubborn burnt concentrates and liquids that remain after the banger has been used. However, not every Q-tip is the best option because many of them are coated with chemicals to prevent mold growth over time. This makes them less than optimal. Because of this, Q-tips that have been manufactured for the sole purpose of cleaning bangers are preferable because they have not been subjected to an excessive amount of chemicals. The ones that are created with small hardwood posts like ital Q-tips are the ones that are considered to be the best.
In order to remove more entrenched stains, you will need to use a cleaning solution in addition to the Q-tip. There are two primary categories of cleaning solutions, and these categories are known as shakers and soakers respectively. When cleaning a banger, it is recommended that you use a soaker rather than a scrubbing salt because the soaker will not include scrubbing salt.Grunge Off is now my go-to choice, but other options include Randy’s Orange label, Grunge Off, and soaking solutions like Formula 710 or 420 will all do an excellent job as well.
When cleaning with a soaking solution, it is vital that the banger be still warm but not hot, exactly like when using a Q-tip by itself. This is the same principle as when cleaning with a dry Q-tip. First, either fill the banger with cleaning solution or moisten a Q-tip with the solution and then use it to clean the banger. The damp Q-tip should then be used to scrub the warm banger. The banger should be well cleaned after doing this. It is possible that you will need to repeat the technique if the stain is a more serious and difficult to remove char or burn. If after this step there is still a stain, you will either need to soak the banger for a longer period of time or remove the stain by heating the banger to an extremely high temperature using a torch. After a banger has been cleaned and heated to the point where it glows red, the black char will typically begin to burn off, leaving behind a quartz banger that is clear and clean.
Even if the cleaning solution removes all stains, you still need to reheat the banger after cleaning it to remove any extra cleaning solution. This is true even if all stains are cleared. Depending on the specific cleaning solution that is utilized, this could be of utmost significance. You should steer clear of inhaling any vaporized cleaning solution, but you should also stay away from any chemicals that could be hazardous to your health. It is expected that using this procedure to clean and maintain your banger would result in more tasty hits as well as safer and healthier dabs.
This post should serve as a useful guide to help you understand how to properly clean your banger using the correct items in order to produce the cleanest and most flavorful dabs possible. You can live chat with us online at waterbedsnstuff.com or come into any one of our 13 Waterbeds ‘n’ Stuff retail locations if you need any more assistance knowing how to clean your banger or any other dabbing equipment properly. To ensure that all of your pipes, rigs, and accessories are operating at their full potential, we will assist you with locating and maintaining them.
What are the most common banger materials?
The primary components that go towards the creation of a banger categorize it into one of these four categories:
Titanium: Titanium bangers have an exceptionally long lifespan, heat up very quickly, and are able to keep their temperature for a long time. However, with prolonged usage, they may start to build up titanium oxide, which can reduce the effectiveness of the nail and, in some instances, may leach potentially dangerous compounds into the vapor that you are inhaling. As a result of this, you should do some research before purchasing and utilizing a titanium banger, and you should also make sure that the product you are purchasing is of medical grade quality. Because of this, the possibility that it will leak dangerous contaminants into your concentrates will be reduced.
Ceramic: Because ceramic is an inert substance, it will not impart any of its properties onto the vapor it produces when it is heated. Ceramic, on the other hand, can crack, so you’ll need to handle it with slightly more caution than you would a titanium nail. Ceramic nails take longer to heat up than most other types of nails, but once they are hot, they keep their temperature for the longest amount of time. This makes them ideal for dabbing.
Quartz: Quartz nails are exceptionally long-lasting, and their ability to hold heat makes them exceptionally adaptable for dabbing at both high and low temperatures. Quartz, much like porcelain and glass, is renowned for being an extremely hygienic material that does not absorb any pollutants.
Glass: Glass is the alternative that is least expensive, in addition to having the benefits of being clean, heating up rapidly, and keeping heat for a decent amount of time. However, they are also the ones that are most prone to breaking, and can even shatter when subjected to extremely high temperatures.
Why do people choose quartz?
Choosing to use a quartz banger comes with a number of significant advantages. The following are some of the most important:
Durability – Quartz is an exceptionally hardy and resilient mineral that performs admirably in a wide variety of environments. Because of this, you won’t have to be concerned about your quartz banger shattering, becoming ruined in extremely high temperatures, or deteriorating over time despite being subjected to consistent and intense use. If you take good care of your quartz banger and make sure it stays clean, you won’t really have to worry about anything horrible occurring to it.
Clean vapor – Because quartz is a pure and inert substance, it will not impart any of its properties into the concentrate that you extract from it. In the first place, this indicates that you won’t have to be concerned about any possibly hazardous particles making their way into your vapor. It also refers to dabs that are exceptionally clean, pure, and delicious.
Handles heat well – Because quartz is so hardy, a quartz nail can be heated to extremely high temperatures without the user having to worry that it would crack, splinter, or otherwise degenerate in some other way.
Good for low temp dabbing – Quartz bangers are not only capable of operating without any problems at temperatures that are exceedingly high, but they also hold heat very effectively. This is crucial information for anyone who enjoys dabbing at a low temperature. When you vape concentrates at lower temperatures, the vapor that is produced is typically much more flavorful, and you are able to fully taste the intricacies of the terpenes that are present in your concentrate. Because they are able to keep heat for an extended period of time, quartz nails make it incredibly simple to dab at low temperatures.
Easy to clean – Quartz bangers certainly have the potential to become soiled, particularly after prolonged use. Quartz, on the other hand, is one of the easiest types of bangers to clean, provided that it is done so on a consistent basis and in the correct manner.
Do different materials require different cleaning methods?
There is no one cleaning approach that is effective for all varieties of fingernails and toenails. In point of fact, cleaning techniques that are effective for certain materials can also be quite damaging for other types of materials. Isopropyl alcohol, for instance, is an excellent method for cleaning a glass nail, but it might corrode a titanium nail if it is used on it. Because of this, it is essential to have a good understanding of the most effective technique of cleaning for the particular type of nail that you use.
How do you clean a quartz banger?
After each hit, give your quartz banger a brief cleaning, and then give it a more thorough cleaning every couple of weeks or so. This is the best way to ensure that your quartz banger remains in pristine shape for as long as possible. A step-by-step guide is provided below for each form of cleaning that can be done:
Cleaning method 1: Clean your quartz banger after every dab
When using your quartz banger for dabbing, it is recommended that you have some Q-tips and isopropyl alcohol on hand. After each hit, when the banger is still warm but not too hot, take a Q-tip, dunk one end of it in the alcohol, and then use the other end of the Q-tip to clean out any residue that may be left in the banger. Clean up any remaining alcohol on the banger with the dry end of the Q-tip, then use it to dry it. If you do this after every hit, your banger will remain in peak operating condition at all times, and you won’t have as frequent a need to resort to more in-depth cleaning procedures.
Cleaning method 2: How to deep clean your quartz banger
Time needed: 30 minutes.
Even if you do a good job of swabbing out your banger after every hit, you will still need to give it a thorough cleaning every once in a while. Even if you do a good job of swabbing out your banger after every hit.
- Gather your supplies
Here’s what you’ll need:
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- Soak your quartz banger in cleaning solution
Isopropyl alcohol ought to be poured into the plastic bag. Make sure there is enough to completely cover your banger in the liquid. After that, pour in three to five tablespoons of kosher salt. After you have given it a few good shakes to thoroughly combine the cleaning solution, place the banger into the bag. Let it soak overnight. Shake the bag every once in a while to stir the solution and begin separating the larger bits of residue that have settled to the bottom.
- Rinse your quartz banger
After the banger has soaked for a full day in the mixture of alcohol and salt, carefully remove it from the solution. Throw away the beverage in question. Warm water should be used to rinse the banger in order to remove as much of the dab residue as possible.
- Swab your banger
To clean the interior of the banger, use a Q-tip to swab it out. The dab residue should have become pliable and loose as a result of the alcohol soak; therefore, your primary attention during this phase should be on scrubbing away the stickier and more persistent muck.
- Rinse clean
Another rinse in warm water should be given to the quartz banger. This time, you ought to be able to get rid of any and all residue that is still present.
- Let the banger dry
Last but not least, hang your banger to dry. To dry it as much as possible, use a clean paper towel, and then leave it out in the open air until it is completely dry. At this point, your banger should be functioning properly and you should be prepared to start dabbing once more.