Tips For How To Avoid Chazzing Your Quartz Banger

Tips For How To Avoid Chazzing Your Quartz Banger

Dabbing cannabis concentrates has become one of the most popular forms of consumption for its quick effects and palpable flavor. When you have a dab right you’ll typically have either a titanium or quartz banger. Quartz has risen as one of the most popular types of bangers, but so much variety exists within that category. There’s a strong potential of purchasing low-quality glass that will wear down quicker and not retain heat as effectively. But, regardless of the fact of whether you purchase expensive American-made glass, or a cheap smoke shop banger—chazzing will occur if used improperly.

The act of chazzing occurs when there is an excessive amount of heat applied to the bottom or sides of your banger. Extended periods of applying excessive heat will cause the banger to develop a charred sooty layer at the base. You don’t want this. It will make your dabs taste bad. 

When you take a dab and throw it into a hot banger you will begin to chazz your piece. Doing this repeatedly without cleaning your quartz will only worsen the inevitable chazzing of your banger. There are ways to keep a clean operation and still do timed-dabs after initially heating up the piece. You have to also keep in mind that there are different thicknesses of quartz bangers so not all glass heats up the same.

The three main tools you will need to effectively keep your banger from the dreaded chazz are a timepiece, Q-tips, and rubbing alcohol. A good rule of thumb is to heat your rig for about 20-30 seconds and then let it cool down for a solid minute. Never let your quartz get red-hot, that’s only going to damage the glass and leave potential for you to burn your dab. Immediately following your hit and giving the glass another minute to cool down, hit it with a Q-tip dipped in isopropyl alcohol. This combo works just as good as any specific cleaner for quartz bangers. 

Remember to always clean your banger after every single use. Neglecting this even one time is a quick route to finding yourself stuck with a chazzed banger. The best way to not chazz your banger is to treat it with care, and most importantly, stay away from hot dabs. This will only improve your overall dabbing experience and save you money on buying a new banger in the long run.

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The Top 4 Ways We Think People Are Consuming Cannabis In 2020

The Top 4 Ways We Think People Are Consuming Cannabis In 2020

No one wants to be left behind. Fashion has existed since the first person started doing something, and cannabis wasn’t the industry to buck the demands of such an event. Whether it’s painters smoking spliffs in their studios, patients with edibles, budtenders with their dab pens, or OG’s with their tinctures, every form comes with aesthetics, and all aesthetics gets judged. So what were the leading methods of consuming cannabis in 2020? According to numbers collected by BDS analytics, here’s what we can expect. These are the top four ways we think that people are consuming cannabis in 2020.

4. Dabbing

Within the last few years of cannabis legalization on the West Coast, the culture of dabbing has blown up. There are now countless options for glass rigs, bangers, special Q-tips, accessories, you name it! There have even become people that favor taking low-temperature dabs, versus people that like cold-start dabs. The innovations in cannabis concentrates have risen alongside this popularity and become as diverse as they have potent. At Diamond Green, we carry every kind of concentrate you could need. From shatter to rosin, budder, hash, wax, and live-resin we are always brimming with selections.

3. Gummy Candies

No surprise from the demographic guilty of inspiring the word “munchies”, stoners lover their sweets. Racking in almost $150 million in sales from January to May of 2019, gummy edibles dominated sales, far surpassing that of shatter, wax, or chocolate. This form of cannabis is popular with newcomers to the market, as low dose gummy edibles are one of the most common ways for people to get their first cannabis experience. They’re yummy, and controllable form of cannabis. Just make sure not to eat too much! Marmas from Magic Kitchen are the most popular gummy we sell at Diamond Green.

2. Vaping

Worth more than three times the market share gummy candies control, around $450 million worth of vape products were sold by May of 2019. This form of using cannabis is concealable, potent, and tasty. It’s arguably the most approachable form of consuming cannabis. While the vape crisis may have slightly soured the mood around vaping, it certainly has not stopped sales.

1. Flower 

King as always, there is no way to beat the cannabis plant. With over $750 million in sales from January to May of 2019, it’s obvious that the cannabis flower remains dominant. This is the way that the plant grows, and it’s the way that people are used to it. There’s no way that anything will be able to dethrone flower, at least not without some major shift in the industry standards or consumer demands. Read about the top strains at our store currently!

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Dabbing 101: How To Effectively Clean Your Dab Rig

Dabbing 101: How To Effectively Clean Your Dab Rig

Dabbing is one of the leading consumption methods of cannabis. It offers clean and potent hits that leave even veteran smokers blazed. Unfortunately, glass pieces come with their downsides. Pieces can become littered with germs, and require to be cleaned. Luckily, with a regular cleaning schedule, your dab rig will be much easier to take care of than traditional glass like a bong.

A dab rig is easier to deal with because there is no combustion necessary to dab. Instead of leaving the tar typical of water pipes, dabs build up reclaim. This substance is often able to be dabbed again, wrapped around joints, or made into edibles. Reclaim is resin, and can influence the flavor of the rig, so maintaining cleanliness is key for the true dabbing experience.

Lazy Day Solutions

Stoners aren’t famous for their drive to clean. Dab rigs are made for stoners. For those with light buildup on their nail simply torching the nail until the reclaim melts off is an adequate solution. Make sure to change your water regularly to maximize flavor and the lifetime of the rig between cleaning. If these solutions don’t cut it, then it’s time to put in about ten to twenty minutes of effort.

Getting Gunk Gone

Properly taking care of your piece requires a few tools that should be easy to come by:

  • 90% or high isopropyl alcohol, a necessity in every household for disinfection
  • Coarse salt, although fine salt will work
  • Resealable baggy
  • Cotton swab, cue tip, or pipe cleaner
  • Dab tool, or an otherwise firm metal object, the sharper the better

First, scrape out all the reclaim that you can reach with your dab tool. This is how to get reclaim which is reusable. Some dabs have drop-down pieces that allow better access into the piece. But anything you can’t get via your tool will be lost. Make sure not to use too much force on the glass, but also be forceful enough to get the reclaim.

Once done scraping the piece disassemble everything that you can. Make sure to empty any water which might still be in the dab rig. Put each piece in a resealable plastic bag, then fill the bag with isopropyl alcohol until each piece is fully marinating in it. This will dissolve the reclaim enough for it to get loose. Add a teaspoon of coarse salt into the bag. Spread it throughout the rig, trying to get it in every piece for maximal effectiveness. Fine salt will also work, but will not be as effective. Once the piece is soaking and briny with salt, zip up the bag.

Shake It Up

Making sure that the bag is firmly air-tight, shake the bag enough so that the solution and salt reach every part of the piece. Now let it soak. Depending on how used your rig is, this may take hours or days. Continue shaking it as often as possible to reach every part. Repeat this process until it’s clean. Due to reclaim floating around the piece, it may appear dirtier than it is. Once the process is complete flush the piece out with water. Finish it off by wiping it with a soft cloth and leave it to dry. Do not use any reclaim from this process, as the alcohol is unsafe for consumption. If you don’t like the plastic bag, the same process can be done in the rig. Simply fill the base with isopropyl and coarse salt, plug the holes of the rig, and shake. When using this method, the nail should still get a cleaning using the bag method.

Congratulations! You now have a squeaky clean piece that will impress guests. Happy dabbing!

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