Dabbers, Dab Tools & Carb-Caps
Most dabber tools come with some type of carb cab on the reverse end, but standalone carb caps are also quite popular.
A “carb-cap” is the opposite of fanning the flames of a fire. It acts as a carburetor by restricting the outside airflow and enables the user to maximise the efficiency of the concentrate. When applied to the top of your domeless nail, the carb-cap changes the pressure of the bong/rig and as a result, lowers the boiling temperature of the concentrate. While the old school “choke” or “shotgun” on pipes and bongs allowed more airflow when uncovered by your thumb, the carb cab restricts the airflow when covering the domeless nail. This in turn heats up the concentrate and maximizes vaporization.
Carb Caps are usually not much larger than a bottle cap, as most domeless nails have a width, or diameter of 16mm – 20mm. The Carb Cap itself can be made out of titanium, glass, quartz or ceramic, but quartz and titanium are the most common. The most efficient carb caps have small allowances for air to pass through. Tiny holes drilled in to the carb cap allow a small amount of air to continue into the domeless nail.