3 Popular Smoking Accessories That Weren’t Popular 5 Years Ago

Smoking cannabis and concentrates have come a long way in the past five years.

In fact, five years ago dabbing was a relatively new word within the cannabis community.

Over the past few years, many new accessories have been introduced to accommodate stoners needs whether they be for dry herb or concentrates.

Some popular smoking accessories today that weren't popular five years ago are silicone bongs, quartz nails, and carb caps & dabbers.

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Silicone Bongs

Over the last few years silicone has become one of the most popular materials used to manufacture smoking items.

Arguably the most popular smoking item made of silicone is the silicone bong.

It’s no secret how expensive glass pieces can be, and how susceptible glass is to breaking.

With silicone, however, you no longer have to worry about these problems.

Not only are silicone bongs cost effective, but they are virtually indestructible!

What Makes a Good Silicone Bong

Some of the most notable brands that are manufacturing silicone bongs today are Eyce, Aqua Lab Technologies and Waxmaid.

In fact, Aqua Labs has created a hybrid bong that is made of both silicone and glass.

The hybrid bong consists of 3 pieces.

Its first piece is a silicone neck.

The second piece is made from thick glass and acts as a bridge connecting the first and third pieces.

Within this glass bridge is a showerhead perc, which provides impressive filtration.

The last piece is the base—which is also made of silicone—and is available in either beaker or straight tube form.

It’s always great to try new things, so why not try a silicone bong?

Quartz Nails

The process of dabbing is reasonably new.

But it has gained a lot popularity over the past five years due to it being arguably the most efficient way of consuming wax and oils.

As a result, many accessories for dabbing have been created like quartz nails.

Quartz nails are also referred to as "quartz bangers" and make a great addition to dab rigs.

They offer an efficient way to consume concentrates.

Quartz is more durable than glass and does not crack when exposed to high temperatures.

Also, quartz retains heat well and provide a ton of flavor when dabbing.

To use, insert your nail into your rig and torch the nail to heat it to the optimal temperature.

Once the nail is heated, you can dab away and enjoy the smooth and flavorful smoke from your rig.

Over the last few years, as quartz nails have gained more and more popularity.

Dabbers have developed preferences on how they like to consume their concentrates—and they chose from their bangers.

As a result, many variations and different styles have been introduced.

Such as thermal bangers, toro reactor bangers, capsule bangers, enail bangers and more.

Carb Caps & Dabbers

To go along with your dab rig and quartz nail you’re going to need a carb cap & dabber tool.

Once your quartz nail is torched and ready to go, a dabber tool provides you with a way to scoop your concentrates into your banger.

Dabbers are essential tools thanks to their convenience.

It'd be somewhat tricky to dab without using a dabber.

Initially, when dabber tools were introduced, they were available in titanium form.

However, today they're available in quartz and ceramic form too.

All style dabber tools provide a different experience, and to truly understand which style you prefer, you have to experiment a little bit.

Why You Should be Using a Carb Cap

Once you have a quartz banger and a dabber tool you have the essential accessories needed for dabbing.

A carb cap is will take your dabbing experience to another level though.

Carb caps were introduced in July 2013, and they provide a way to dab concentrates at lower temperatures.

As a result, you're provided with a smoother, tastier and more pleasant hit.

Once concentrates hit the hot nail, a strong smoke is created within the rig.

This process is referred to as an open system because your concentrates are applied to an ultra hot nail while exposed to normal atmospheric pressures.

Nail temperatures have to be very high to dab.

And they often exceed the point at which oils boil and smokes.

These extreme temperatures cause a loss of oil and completely combusts massive quantities.

The open system approach works well in providing a different THC and hash oil experience.

However, it reduces the flavor and quality of smoke coming from your rig.

This is because the part of the dab that is exposed to the high-temperature nail first is subject to more heat than the rest of the dab.

As a result, this leads to a harsh taste and unpleasant dabbing experience.

The use of a carb cap can effectively close the open system by altering the way concentrates interact with heat.

This ultimately provides a more flavorful dabbing experience and less irritation when inhaling smoke from your rig.

Shervin Mohseni
 

Shervin is the owner of TheSourceofAll.com, a Los Angeles based online smoke shop. If he's not busy working, then you can catch him on the basketball courts at Equinox.

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