A dab nail is the most essential part of a dab rig. It is heated with a torch before being placed against a dab so that the spicy cannabis vapor drifts to your nose.
If you have an excellent dab rig, but your dab nail is inferior, it usually results in a poor dabbing experience.
At the moment, there’s a massive interest in marijuana, mostly because US lawmakers have passed legislation to decriminalize it.
The young cannabis industry is expanding at an extraordinary rate, and now we have so many ways of consuming marijuana.
Dabbing involves inhaling vapor from THC concentrates. You require different tools for the perfect dabbing setup, but dab nails are perhaps the most essential.
How to Use a Dab Nail
A dab nail is typically subjected to a high level of heat, and then held against a dab (a small THC concentrate) thus producing a vapor that gets inhaled.
Dab nails are made of different materials, and they have varying designs, but each of these materials and designs is the best fit in certain cases.
A dabber is used to hold the dab against the heat, ensuring that the concentrate burns smoothly. Dabbers can be made of different materials like quartz, glass, and ceramic.
Dabbers enable you to put the precise amount of dab onto the dab nail. If you use anything else, you’ll end up wasting a lot of your concentrates.
Should I Choose Domed or Domeless Dab Nails?
Whether your dab nail is covered or not covered, there are numerous benefits either way.
Advantages of Domed Dab Nails
- Nothing goes to waste as you get to inhale every speck of vapor
- They are more cost-friendly than domeless dab nails
- The dome minimizes vapor loss and also increases cannabis potency
- The dome also increases safety while dabbing cannabis
On the downside, domed dab nails usually take a long time to become sufficiently heated up, and this can make the process unnecessarily long.
Advantages of Domeless Dab Nails
These dab nails don’t have any type of cover, but these are some of their benefits:
- They have more space, thus you can place large dabs and take massive (and smooth) hits
- These types of dab nails catch heat way faster, thus energy preservation, and making the experience enjoyably swift
- They are optimized for proper burning of concentrates, thus giving you the best quality of vapor
On the downside, these types of dab nails lead to more loss of vapor as compared to domed dab nails. These dab nails also heat up rather quickly, and thus they are not ideal for newbies.
Should I Use a Domed or Domeless Dab Nail?
If you’re new to dabbing, a domeless dab nail would burn much too fast, so, you had better start with a domed dab nail. When you become a pro, you can shift to domeless dab nails.
Are E-Dab Nails Better than Traditional Dab Nails?
Where a traditional dab nail uses a blow torch to heat the nail, an e-nail becomes heated up via electronic means.
e-nails consist of a coil that heats the nail, and you can control the temperature with a button, but with a blow torch, things are manual and you take your time to perfect it.
Considering that e-nails can maintain the same temperature for considerably longer, and are easier to deploy in most places, thus they are superior.
What’s the Best Material for Making Dab Nails?
Dab nails are made of different materials. What’s best for you depends on what you’re looking for.
- Titanium dab nails
These dab nails are super-durable and they conduct heat rapidly. But make sure to work with the best-quality titanium because low-quality titanium can have some health risks.
- Glass dab nails
Apart from hygiene maintenance, glass dab nails preserve the taste of cannabis.
- Quartz dab nails
They are almost the same as glass dab nails, except more durable.
- Ceramic dab nails
They are easy to clean, and they don’t distort cannabis flavor. Ceramic is also durable as long as you avoid dropping the tool.
What is a Terp Slurper?
A dab nail with a chamber at the bottom.
What is a Terp Cycler?
This is a dab nail that offers multi-stage combustion of dabs.
What are Quartz Balls?
These are objects that are installed onto the dab nail to increase the surface area for dabbing.
What is Heat Reactive Color Changing Crystals?
With these crystals, you can tell the level of the heat of the quartz through color changes.
What is a Bell-Shaped Flare?
It’s a design that enhances heat preservation.
What is a Core Reactor?
This is a dab nail that consists of a quartz cylinder at the center.
What is Bubble Bottom?
This is the shape of a dabbing tool that minimizes the wastage of dabs.