A carb cap is a tool used in the practice of low-temperature dabbing, a method of consuming concentrates from a vaporizer. Carb caps are typically made of metal, glass, or quartz and are used to cover the nail or banger of a dab rig, which is a type of water pipe used for vaporizing concentrates. The purpose of the carb cap is to regulate the flow of air over the nail or banger, allowing the user to vaporize their concentrates at lower temperatures for a smoother, more flavorful dab. To use a carb cap, the user first heats the nail or banger to a high temperature using a blowtorch, then places a small amount of concentrate on the nail or banger. The carb cap is then placed over the nail or banger, trapping the heat inside and allowing the concentrate to vaporize at a lower temperature. The user can then inhale the vapor through the mouthpiece of the dab rig.
There may be other types of carb caps as well, and new designs are constantly being developed. Some carb caps are also designed to be used with specific types of nails or bangers, such as quartz bangers or e-nails, and may not be compatible with other types of dab rigs.
Choosing the best carb cap for your dab rig and personal preferences can be a matter of personal preference and experimentation. Here are a few factors to consider when choosing a carb cap:
Ultimately, the best carb cap for you may be one that offers the right combination of compatibility, design, material, and fit for your dab rig and personal preferences. Trying out different carb caps and experimenting with different dabbing techniques can help you find the carb cap that works best for you.