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Heating Your Quartz Banger For Safe & Smooth Dabs


When it comes to dabbing temperatures, every stoner has a different preference for heating their oils, concentrate, and extracts. Some cannaseurs enjoy a cool dab while others love taking a red-hot quartz banger dab.

But if you’re the kind of smoker that loves taking a smooth dab after a long day at work, a quartz banger is your dab rigs best friend, especially if you dab at low-temperatures. Low-temp dabbing itself is very popular among stoners who want to preserve the most amount of flavor while providing cooler hits that are easier on your throat and lungs.

It’s seen as the “safer” alternative for stoners who want to avoid extra pollutants and damage to their lungs & throats during a session.

One thing is for sure, when it comes to dabbing red-hot or as cool as possible, a reliable dab torch is a must. Without one, you’ll be left with choosing less than safe options to heat up your banger. While there may be methods to heat your dab torch on your stove or with propane, using a torch is far easier and definitely the safest method to heat your dabs to the right temperature.

So, keep on reading stoners and cannaseurs, in this post we’ll go over everything you need to know to correctly heat up your quartz banger for those smooth hits you’ve come to love. Say goodbye to coughing fits and check out our torches below!

Dabbing Temperatures Overview

To correctly heat up your favorite weed concentrate material, your torch needs to get heated to about 350-400 degrees. Anything hotter can be too hot for some stoners and could lead to some less than pleasant times.

It can be a little tricky to heat your nail to the proper temperature but having a quartz banger makes it easier. If you’ve stayed up to date with our blog posts, you’ll remember how quartz heats up quickly and also retains heat very well. They’re also known as domeless quartz nails and make the perfect duo with carb caps.

Here are some quartz bangers to look through if you’re interested in low-temperature dabbing in 2020!

For reference here are some benefits of choosing and dabbing with a quartz banger.

1.  Quartz bangers are durable and retain heat really well. They won’t break under high temperatures if you choose to dab with high temperatures.

2.  Quartz bangers are the best option banger if you want to rip low temperature dabs. Their ability to retain heat makes it easier to add your concentrate at your own pace to preserve the most terpenes for better tasting hits.

You definitely can’t go wrong with a quartz banger

Milky rips require hotter temperatures and evenly distributed heat through the base and sides of the banger body. For big dab clouds heat up your banger for about a minute or until your quartz banger begins to glow red-hot.

Once it’s red, remove your torch and truly decide what kind of dab you’re going to go for. A reddy or a low-temp dab?

Whatever you decide, it’s best you wait a good 10-20 seconds before taking your cloudy dab to avoid destroying your throat on first rips. If you want something smoother and easier on the lungs then keep your quartz banger at around 350 degrees.

You’ll enjoy the sizzling sound from your concentrate being vaporized and the smooth hits that comes afterwards as you plunge away! But wait, what about torch options for your dab rig combo?

Dab Torches For Your Quartz Banger & Dab Rig Combo

If you want to dab safely, it’s probably best to just use a torch. Skip out on the alternatives and check out our torches buying guide to find the perfect torch for you!

Newport Dab Torch

You’ll remember the Newport Dab Torch from our post above, but we waited to feature this dab torch because it is a great beginner torch. It’s ergonomic grip makes it comfortable to hold and easy to use whenever you’re heating up your quartz banger.

You won’t burn your fingers because the flame is controlled and continuous for up to 130 minutes. This is because the Newport Dab torch is refillable with butane for a long and joyous heat session.

The Newport Dab Torch comes in all your favorite colors for all your styles, including pink, gray, black, blue and green. The child-proof safety lock will also stop any mishaps around the little ones for complete ease of mind.

Blazer Big Shot

Next on our list is reliable Blazer Big Shot.

This dab torch comes in red and in blue and produces a 2500-degree flame to heat up your quartz banger for you and your buddies during the smoke session.

The Blazer Big Shot features precision flame control with a high-grade brass nozzle that helps keep the flame steady when you’re heating up your quartz banger to your preferred temperatures.

Even if you hold this torch upside down, it won’t go out.  

The Blazer Big Shot also has a big fuel capacity to burn long and full flames for up to 35 minutes of continuous fire show. Now that’s what I call a BIG SHOT!

Dab Heating Mishaps and Tips

Don’t give up if you’re having trouble find the sweet spot for heating up your quartz banger. It will take some time and trial and error to get it just right.

Here are some quick tips to look out for to help your safely heat your quartz banger for dabbing.

  1. Black scorched concentrate means that you need
    to chill out on the flame. Pull back a bit and hold your torch further away.
  2. Semi-milky clouds means you need to keep hitting
    your banger longer. Sometimes it takes a patient stoner to have the best hits!

That’s it for this time cannaseurs and dabbers alike! Check out our dab rigs for sale from Cannabox and stay tuned on our next batch of Cannabox posts!

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