A dab rig setup isn’t truly complete without a carb cap. Though small, these accessories have a big impact on your dabbing experience in terms of smooth vapor and terpene flavor.
What Is A Carb Cap?
This accessory sits on top of your banger or other type of nail and controls the airflow and temperature inside the banger bucket.
How To Use A Carb Cap
During your dab sesh, make sure that you have all your accessories readily accessible. Heat your banger or other nail like usual, drop in your concentrate and then set your carb cap on top. Depending on the style (see list below) you can rotate the cap around while you inhale.
What Are The Benefits Of Using A Carb Cap?
This amazing accessory allows you to heat your banger to a much lower temperature and therefore you get a much better terpene flavor from your concentrates. Because of the lower temperature the vapor you inhale is much smoother and more enjoyable.
What Materials Are Carb Caps Made From?
Most carb caps are made from borosilicate glass which does well at handling the temperatures it will be exposed to during your sesh. Like a millie or a pendy, glass blowers can work carb caps into all kinds of fun color patterns and designs so you can find one that's unique and fits your style.
Carb caps can also be made with quartz like banger nails and you can also find some that are made with high quality silicone.
Carb Cap Styles
Carb Caps come in a variety of styles depending on what type of nail you are using (banger or domeless nail). Here are some examples of the different styles we have to offer:
Spinner Carb Cap - For using with a flat top style banger. The cap has free-moving glass beads inside that spin around as air is pulled through the cap. Adds some visual fun to your dab sesh. These carb caps have a bubble shape that can be rotated around on top of the banger while you dab.
Bubble Carb Cap - Features a spherical shape that sits on top of a flat top banger. Works especially well with bangers that have a beveled edge. The combination of the two provides a superior airtight seal so you get better airflow through the cap.
Bullet Carb Cap - Similar in function to a bubble shape but looks like half of a sphere. The rounded spherical shape provides a great airtight seal. Most of the weight of the cap is on the bottom so it sits better on top of the banger and likes to stay in place. Push the top of the cap around with your finger while you dab to move the airflow around and produce some dank great tasting vapor.
Directional (Nipple) Carb Cap - This style can be used with flat top or slant top banger nails. Features a nipple that protrudes out an angle. As you spin the cap around with your fingers it directs the airflow around inside. This pushes and spreads your concentrate over the hot surface of your banger which creates efficient vaporization.
Dabber / Carb Cap Combo - These hybrid tools make life easier as you only have to worry about a single tool instead of multiple. The tool typically has a carb cap on one end and a dabber tool on the other. Drop your dab into the banger and then quickly flip the tool around to use it as a carb cap.
Vortex Carb Caps - This style twists the air around as it enters your banger. Works great with flat top style bangers. Add a quartz terp pearl or two inside the banger bucket and the twisting airflow from the cap will spin them around. The spinning action of the pearls will increase vapor production and efficiency.
Domeless Nail Carb Cap - As the name implies, these caps are made to work specifically with domeless style nails. The cap fits over the top of the nail and usually includes a dabber tool that doubles as a handle. Most of the time this cap and nail combo is made with grade 2 titanium.
How Do You Clean a Carb Cap?
If your carb cap gets a bit sticky and dirty over time you can use a cotton swab with isopropyl alcohol to clean off the nasties. You can purchase a dab accessory cleaning stand separately that makes organization and cleaning a breeze.
Check out our large collection of carb caps below. We offer many fun designs with worked, colorful glass. We recommend using your new cap in combination with a quartz or titanium banger.