It’s 2018, weed is slowly legalizing, and the list of contraptions to get you high grows more impressive each day—and the quartz banger is a big one. One of the most popular nails (pieces of glass or metal used for dabbing) on the market today, a quartz banger vaporizes concentrates by connecting a necked bucket to a glass joint. Nails mainly come in two different sizes (10 and 14 millimeters), since dab rigs are usually smaller than bongs.
Quave Club, a handmade banger company from Seattle, started slinging gear in 2010 and has since inspired multiple designs and provided the groundwork for countless knock-offs. These nails provide a long lasting vaporizing experience at low temperatures so that the terpenes and cannabinoids from hash can be fully enjoyed. Though not too many people are sold on (or have even heard of) the quartz banger, there are quite a few reasons to give it a shot.
When properly maintained with things like cotton swabs and glass cleaning solution, quartz bangers will last for a while. After taking a low-temperature dab, wiping up the residual oil and lipids with a cotton swab will clean the nail without much of an effort.
When dealing with a scorched banger, glass cleaning solutions and eventual reheating of the quartz will completely remove the residue. It’s best to use the torch as the last resort though because burning the oil away will eventually create oxidation and get the nail dirty.