Quartz Banger

How to Use a Quartz Banger

If you want increased quality and efficiency in your concentrate consumption, you need a quartz banger for your dab rig. Quartz bangers make the most of your wax, shatter or rosin by optimizing terpene taste through precise heating and vaporization methods. A quartz banger maintains a lower temperature for longer, which is ideal for consuming certain concentrates. Many people believe that concentrate dabs are a healthier alternative than smoking flower, because “dabbing” does not involve combustion to activate the cannabinoid properties.

Quartz Bangers vs. Enail Dabs

Let’s take a look at the differences between quartz bangers and electronic nails. This information will help you decide when and why you might use a quartz banger for one purpose but find an enail dab more practical for other purposes.

A quartz banger is a popular type of nail used with a dab rig or oil rig. Quartz bangers have a dish or bucket that holds the concentrate. When the concentrate vaporizes in the banger, terpenes or aromatic oils are released providing distinct flavors. If you are an experienced smoker, you may want to explore which quartz banger sizes might work best for your consumption needs. The different measurements are in millimeters (mm), and each size works best with specific forms of concentrate and your consumption amounts. Purr’s 22mm is considered one of the best quartz bangers, commonly used and effective for consuming moderate amounts of concentrate. The 25mm male quartz banger features a deep dish to accommodate larger concentrate doses for heavier dabbers.

Most importantly, you will want the joint size of your dab nail size to match the dab rig’s joint size. Different joint sizes include 10mm, 14mm (most popular), and 18mm. Purr’s quartz bangers feature the commonly used 14mm male joint for compatibility with most dab rigs. You will want the joint size of your dab rig and nail to match, pairing opposite fittings. For example, if you have a 14mm dab rig with a female joint, you will a 14mm quartz banger with a male joint. Similarly, when buying accessories for your quartz banger, ensure the accessory size matches the quartz banger bucket size. For example, you will want a 22mm bubble cap for a 22mm quartz banger.

Enail dabs

An e-nail (electronic nail) delivers heat through a coil attached to the nail’s bucket or dish. This control means greater consistency in reaching the ideal temperature each dab. The best part is there is no need to handle a heavy butane torch or guess about heat up times when using your nail. Enail dabs are convenient and easy to use whether at home or when you are traveling.

If you are not sure of the size you need or have questions about selecting a quartz banger or e-nail, contact one of our glass experts at Purr. They can recommend which Purr dab tools may best suit your concentrate needs. The Purr experts are happy to assist you.

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Benefits of a Quartz Banger

A quartz banger offers several benefits. It has efficient thermal conductivity; it absorbs and holds the heat longer than ceramic or titanium nails. This quality is important for vaporizing at temperatures that are easier on the respiratory system.

Quartz bangers are known for delivering a cleaner taste of the smoking product free from pollutants, resin, and other elements. Since it is a much more potent delivery method than other ways of consumption, consumers use quartz bangers because they intensify the distinct taste of concentrates and maximize vaporization.

Male and Female Quartz Bangers

It is important to understand some of the terms associated with bangers and dab rigs so you purchase the right pieces of equipment. As we briefly discussed above, you must know the difference between a male and female quartz banger. A male quartz banger pairs and fits inside a female jointed water pipe, so the fitting looks narrow and slightly tapered at the bottom. Inversely, a quartz banger with a female joint has a wider opening and functions as the outer fitting when paired with the male joint of the water pipe. Ensure to match the joint size on both the nail and dab rig so an airtight seal is formed when the male and female joints are fit together.

How to Use a Quartz Banger

Learning how to use a quartz banger may seem daunting at first, but gets easier with each use. Following simple steps and safety precautions will become second nature to you. It’s as easy as 1-2-3. First, heat the quartz bucket, add the concentrate, and inhale. Before you start, make sure you have the right water level in your dab rig (the perc should be submerged) and that you have attached the quartz banger to your dab rig.

How to Clean a Quartz Banger

A quartz banger should be cleaned regularly for optimal vaporization of your concentrates. To keep your nail crystal clear, ensure to clean your quartz banger after each use. Q Tips and rubbing alcohol are the basic items needed to clean your quartz banger carefully and efficiently. Remove any residue left over from the dab by swabbing the nail’s bucket with cotton Q Tips dry or lightly soaked in alcohol. If the buildup residue is challenging to remove, you can soak your quartz banger in alcohol. Rinse with water and let your quartz banger dry before using it again. 

The Purr Experts would love to help you with your questions about our finely crafted dab rigs and accessories. Please contact us with your questions about how to use our products.


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  • KromeDome

    Thanks for sharing this information with us. you explained properly the best way to use Quartz Banger.


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