How To Clean A Dirty Carb Cap
Section 1: Smoking concentrates
Concentrates are cannabis products processed to keep only the most desirable plant compounds (primarily the cannabinoids and terpenes), while removing excess plant material and other impurities. Ounce for ounce, marijuana concentrates have a greater proportion of cannabinoids and terpenes when compared to natural cannabis flowers.
The most popular way to consume cannabis concentrates is vaporizing the concentrate using a “dab rig.” This method consists of heating a “nail” (made from either glass, ceramic, or titanium) and then applying the concentrate onto the hot surface, instantly turning it into vapor for consumption.
One of the most important parts of a dab rig is the carb cap. The carb cap modifies the airflow to your nail while increasing flavor and efficiency. Carb caps allow you to dab at lower temperatures and help trap the heat of your nail, retaining heat for a longer period and extending the sweet spot or target for your preferred temperature.
Section 2: Why a clogged carb cap is bad
Not only do carb caps get sticky after use they also collect dust/debris. Inhaling this dust/debris can be harmful to your health and you mighty not even know its happening. When dust/debris collects on the surface of your carb cap it allows for more area for bacteria to bread. Not Only will a dirty/clogged carb cap limit the airflow it will also put more pressure/stress on your lungs making the "hit" hurt just a-little more, this is caused not only from excess pressure but also from the burning of dust/debris that is being broken down into carcinogens.
Section 3: How to clean a dirty carb cap with Bong-Aid
Although carb caps don’t get as dirty as other parts of your dab rig setup, you still need to know how to clean them. Carb caps can be cleaned regularly with a cotton swab, an alcohol pad or any paper towel. Some users choose to torch it a bit to loosen the gunk. For carb caps that have heavier residue, use Bong-Aid and a cotton swab to get into hard-to-reach places or let it soak overnight for extra cleaning power.