Bangers have changed the way we consume concentrates, which is a relatively new approach to the very ancient world of herbs. These nifty accessories are the best way to partake because they provide potent and flavorful hits and allow for the most temperature control. Quartz is also an inert substance at high temperatures and offers a very small off-gassing risk.
What is a Quartz Banger?
A banger is a dish you use to vaporize concentrates on a dab ring or even on a bong. While available in a variety of designs and materials, most bangers are circular and made of quartz. Other less common materials include Borosilicate glass, Ceramic and Titanium. Each material retains heat differently and requires different cleaning methods. These materials all provide different ways to take dabs.
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Anatomy and Use of a Banger
A quartz banger has three main sections: a bucket, neck, and joint. The bucket holds your concentrate, so it is the most important piece. The neck connects the bucket to the joint, which fits onto your concentrate rig. Joints come in three standard sizes: 10mm, 14mm, and 18mm. While all bangers have these three main sections, there is a wide range of quality between bangers. You can purchase basic bangers for just a few dollars, or buy masterpieces for hundreds or even thousands.
Why Buy a HIGH-QUALITY Quartz Banger?
Choosing the right banger is an important decision, in that your banger shapes your overall dabbing experience. Your banger determines the temperature range you can use to vaporize your dab, for example, and it affects the flavor effects of the concentrate and the smoothness of each hit.
Whether you imbibe every day or occasionally, you want your dab smoking equipment to last for more than just a few uses. High-quality bangers may cost a smidge more at checkout, but they can save you money in the long run by holding up longer than their cheaper counterparts.
Durability is just one of the many reasons that quality bangers are made from quartz. This hard, crystalline substance is one of the most durable minerals on earth. Because of this, quartz bangers will last much longer than other types of bangers, so you’ll have to purchase replacements much less often. A good banger should be able to withstand everyday use for a long time if properly cared for.
Bangers must be resilient enough to withstand extreme heat without breaking or emitting harmful gases. A high-quality banger brings your concentrate to the right temperature to thoroughly vaporize your dab; it also holds the heat long enough but cools down quickly for convenience. The material of your banger controls the rate at which it heats up, with Quartz bangers heat up significantly faster than either ceramic or titanium. Quartz also offers superior flavor to both options, and superior heat shock resistance when compared to ceramics.
The best bangers have excellent airflow to deliver a good hit with an easy draw. The seal where the neck is welded to the cup can be a spot where poor workmanship affects airflow. Good quality bangers always feature clean polished welds in this spot to ensure minimum restriction of airflow. Our banger nails from Long Island Quartz aka LiQ offer some of the best airflow in the industry!
Free from Harmful Off-gassing
A high-quality banger should never emit gases that could harm you. Ceramic or titanium may emit harmful gases, which is why many of the best bangers are made from quartz.
High-quality bangers provide a smoother, tastier hit because they don’t add or take away anything from the flavor of your dab. Many people prefer quartz bangers for their flavor.
Easy to Clean
The bucket should be big enough to contain any splatter and convenient to clean. Flat bottom bangers are the most common design, with round bottoms becoming more popular. Charlotte Quartz, one of our high-end banger suppliers, offers an excellent round bottom option.
The only thing better than drawing a great hit of dab is doing it with a beautiful banger. The highest quality bangers are works of art, with eye-catching sandblasting and laser etching, smooth lines and seductive curves. Some specialized designs such as Toro’s TerpSlurper create a unique sound or airflow effect when the rig is pulled.
Buy High-Quality Bangers Today!
Buying high-quality bangers are important to anyone who takes their dab seriously. For more information about buying the highest quality possible bangers, contact Bern Gallery.