What a carb cap does is create a chamber with restricted airflow for your concentrates to vaporize within. Most carb caps have a single hole which helps to create suction within the chamber, and this in turn produces a vortex that helps cool down both the air and vapor trapped inside. 

Like nails, carb caps can be made of either titanium, ceramic, glass or quartz. The type you choose depends on personal preference since they all function the same, and you will learn as you experiment that despite your first few tries- you will in fact get the timing right. 

"If at first you don't succeed, try and try again!"

 


Carb caps are also pretty similar in design since they each tend to feature a hollowed, rounded end which functions as the "cap", and the pointed handle end, which usually doubles as a dabber tool to help with concentrate application.

Sounds pretty cool, right?

We would highly recommend giving this product a try if you haven't already done so. Whether or not you personally feel this item is a game changer, it is hard to deny the logic behind it, and we encourage each and every concentrate user to try it at least once.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

 

Even more greatly debated than what rolling paper size, brand or flavor to get, is how the joint/blunt itself should be rolled. Whether machine rolled, or made one-handedly while the other hand cradles a beer, each cannabis connoisseur will have his or her own preferred rolling method. Neither is better than next, so simply select the style that suits you best.

An Easy Guide To Using Rolling Papers

Roll A JointSource: http://herb.co/2015/12/15/how-to-roll-the-perfect-joint-filter/

Start by making the roach, aka filter. This doesn’t actually filter the smoke but it does keep the smoke flowing smoothly and prevents last puff lip burn. This can be made from any thin, pliable card. Business cards often make the best roaches.

best joint rolling papersSource: http://www.imarijuana.com/rolling/basic-rolling/joint-rolling-for-beginners

Place your rolling paper long ways on the table with the glue side facing upwards. This must be the length furthest away from you. Sprinkle in your ground up weed and leave some room around the edges.

JointSource: http://blog.getmeadow.com/how-to-roll-a-joint/

Snug your rolled up filter into a short end of the paper, with the cannabis lying next to it. Gently roll the paper back and forth between your finger to compact the cannabis. Next, fold the paper down the side closest to you and start rolling in that direction. When you get near the end, lick the glue strip, twist and tuck in. Light up and enjoy.

joint paperSource: https://m.reddit.com/r/trees/comments/33xdfo/thin_joints_vs_fat_joints/

Glob Mop Tech:

While cotton swabs are a useful household and beauty item, they also have a rightful place at your dab station. Many dabbers use cotton swabs to prolong the life and flavor of their quartz by mopping up the leftover puddle after every single dab. Quartz nails are actually porous, so overtime the oil will seep into the nail, expediting the rate at which the quartz becomes worn. If quartz is not Q-Tipped after use, the leftover residue will harden and oxidize as the nail cools to room-temp. To prevent this, make sure to swab all of the leftover residue while the quartz is still warm. In order to be effective, you must start this process with the first dab on a fresh banger. While it may sound tedious, dabbers around the world have adopted this as a useful technique to save money and flavor.

Other Quartz Tips:

When heating any quartz, it’s important to only apply heat to the outside of the nail.

Make sure to never overheat your quartz. Many dabbers get their nails red hot before allowing them to cool, and this contributes to wear by speeding up the oxidation process.

The exact history of rolling papers is clouded in the smoke of time, but many legends point to Spain as their country of origin. Christopher Columbus returned from his first voyage to the Americas with tales to tell and tobacco to smoke. Tobacco cigars caught on quickly with the Spanish aristocracy. The peasants, not wanting to miss out, would wrap the dregs of these cigar butts in newspaper and attempt to smoke the very last tendrils of tobacco. Newspaper was of course hard on the health, and so rolling papers were invented in the paper making capital, Alcoy.

These small, thin leaves of paper became popular in North America and Europe during a time when cigarette taxation flared up. Understandably unhappy cigarette smokers began buying rolling papers so they could avoid the taxes while still savoring their tobacco fix. It wasn’t long after that the stoners followed the smokers and the first ever joints enjoyed their debut.

 

These wispy papers can be made from materials like hemp, rice straw, flax or wood pulp. They are usually between 70mm – 110mm long and come in a variety of widths depending on your specific spliff needs. Often longer spliffs are made from a slightly thicker rice-based material.

The size, length, thickness and type of glue used on the paper you choose will all have an effect on how well your blunt burns. Papers can also come as bleached or unbleached. During production chemicals may be added to make the paper lighter, stronger or to burn longer. Calcium carbonate (chalk) and chlorine are some unsavory chemicals that could eventually find their way into your cannabis. Some blunt wraps and colored papers also contain potassium nitrate which has been linked to respiratory tract damage and lung disease.

What is the Best Temperature to Dab at?

When it comes to concentrates, how you take the hit is just as important as the quality of the oils. So why is that? Before smoking technology started to become more advanced, one would think it is completely fine to heat a nail red hot and hit it right away. This method is still used with many smokers that have not done their research. The truth is the lower the temperature of the nail, the smoother the hit and more flavorful the hit is. Now the real question is, how do you get the perfect temperature and hit when smoking oil? Low temperature dabbing is the most effective with a carb cap. These caps can be titanium, quartz, ceramic, or glass. They have a small hole on the side for air flow and fits over a domeless nail. It works the same as placing a lid over a hot pot of water on the stove; it locks in the heat. This way the nail stays that temperature and all the concentrate is vaporized.

Low Temp Tips and Tricks

A good trick if you do have domeless is to heat it up as you normally would but wait about 30 seconds before hitting it. This means it should not be red hot on any part of the nail. If you can place your hand flat just above the nail and feel the heat without it being too hot for your hand, then it’s ready to hit. When getting the oils on the nail from the dabber, it’s important to let it just slide off the dabber so you can cap it quickly. The oil will look like it is starting to sizzle but no smoke will be coming from the nail. This is a perfect time to cap it, if all was done correctly. Once the cap is on you should see your smoke start to milk up in your piece. 

Note: Wait time will vary based off of nail material, thickness, and wear. It's important to figure out a temp that works for you, so take time to figure it out!

Different strokes, different folks

Of course the type of nail and oils will play a part of how long to wait for the perfect temperature. It is all about practice and researching what is perfect for you and your set up. Perfecting your low temperature dabbing and carb cap usage will give you the entire amazing flavor that your concentrates have to offer. An even better plus is that this will also save you money by conserving your oils due to the fact you will be vaporizing every last drop you put on the nail. This way of dabbing concentrate oils will be sure to show great results. By doing more research and watching videos online you truly be able to get the best hit and the most out of your oil.