Carb caps are one of the most useful instruments for dabbers. Many newbies see the carp caps as a secondary accessory, but as a concentrate connoisseur, you cannot dab without this tool.
What is a Carp Cap?
A carb cap is a lid that is placed over a domestic nail or banger to direct the airflow and vaporize your dabs even at low temperatures. These devices are indispensable for your dabbing setup because they constrict airflow to your nail, thereby increasing flavor.
Without the carb cap, you will only be pulling cold air into the nail chamber, and this will cool down your heating element and concentrates, thereby stopping you from enjoying the flavors contained in your concentrates.
More so, when you dab without a carb carp, you tend to take higher temp dabs, and this also destroys the terpenes, which gives flavors to your concentrate. So why would you want to try dabbing without having a carb cap?
How does a carb cap work?
Carb caps have a small hole that limits the airflow to your nail, thereby increasing flavor. When you place a carb cap on your domestic nail, it transforms the heating element into a convection oven. As the airflow is restricted, the nail retails more heat for a long period.
When you get good control over the nail temperature and wait times, this extra heat retained allows you to maintain your dabbing temperature for long hours. This gives you more time to enjoy all the terpenes contained in your concentrate, and you dab for long before heating up again.
Carb caps are made from quartz, ceramic, glass, or titanium and they all work on the same principle, which is to cap heat as dabs melt inside the nail.
How to use a carb cap?
Here is a simple procedure on how to use a carb cap:
- First heat up your banger nail (containing your concentrate)
- Set the carb cap on top of the banger with the nipple pointed into the bucket.
- For directional carb caps or bubble carb caps- use your hand to twist it on top of the banger to direct the flow of air while you dab.
Basically, there are varieties of carb cap styles that have different operations, but the most common are the directional carb caps and the bubble carb caps.
The directional carb caps give you control over your dab by swirling air into all areas of the bucket. This way, you vaporize all of your dabs and enjoy the best of their flavor. It works with flat and slanted top opening bangers.
The bubble carb caps have a spherical shape that allows more freedom moving the cap and directing the airflow. It works with flat-top bangers.
Other types are the vortex, bullet, and pearl spinning carb caps. And they all have worked a little differently from each other.
Why use a carb cap?
There are many benefits you stand to enjoy when you use a carb cap on your banger nails, including:
- It helps to retain more heat
- It allows vaporization at lower temperatures
- It allows efficient vaporization
- It helps you enjoy the flavor of your concentrates for a longer period.
You can check the different options of carb caps available and make a choice based on what you feel is more comfortable for you. Always remember, “You need to cap it to get an even hit.”