As leading experts in the dab rig industry, we get a lot of questions about terp pearls. So, we've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you get started.
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Do I Need Quartz Terp Pearls to Use a Dab Rig?
You don't need terp pearls to use a dab rig – but using one can enhance your dabbing experience in several ways:
- They improve your concentrates' flavor by bringing out the terpene
- They evenly distribute heat, leading to more consistent and potent hits
- They keep your oil from flowing into your water chamber, improving the overall function of your rig
Dabbing without the best terp pearls is perfectly fine, but many users find that the pearls enhance the experience. If you're looking to take your dabbing to the next level, then terp pearls are a great way to do it.
Do Quartz Terp Pearls Change the Taste of Dabs?
No, terp pearls do not change the taste of your dab. In fact, they can actually improve the flavor of your concentrate because they help to vaporize the oil evenly. This allows you to enjoy all of the terpenes and flavors that your concentrate has to offer.
Since your pearls go directly into the dab bucket, you want to ensure that they're made of materials that aren't prone to off-gassing or leaching. Our products are only made of synthetic quartz and ruby to make our terp pearls because these inert materials tolerate extreme temperatures without breaking down or deforming.
Can I Chill or Refrigerate My Quartz Terp Pearls?
Freezer-cooling is a popular method for some water pipes, but it doesn't work well with dab rigs and their accessories.
While your terp pearls themselves can tolerate cold temperatures, they become less effective when chilled. Instead, store your pearls at room temperature and out of direct sunlight for the best results.
Can I Use Quartz Terp Pearls With Other Kinds of Pipes?
You can use terp pearls with other kinds of pipes.
While they may not be as effective as when used with dab rigs, they can still cool your smoke and make it more enjoyable. If you're using them with a bong or other water pipe, just add more water than usual. But keep in mind that there's no good way to dab with them without a rig and bucket.
Do Quartz Terp Pearls Work With All Kinds of Concentrates?
Terp pearls work with all kinds of concentrates – in fact, they're particularly handy for sticky concentrates that are difficult to work with.
When you touch your dab tool to the pearls, the concentrate will easily go into your banger. Terp pearls can even make powdery concentrates easier to use in your dab rig.
Typically, crumble or sand is difficult to dab because it's so small that you suck it into the downstem. Adding terp pearls to the mix will keep the powdery bits in your banger, so you can enjoy your dab without losing most of it in the water chamber.
Do I Need to Replace Quartz Terp Pearls Periodically?
You don't need to replace terp pearls unless you lose them. That's why we recommend using a storage pouch or dab tray to keep track of your pearls. Other than that, you can use them indefinitely – just make sure to clean them after every use.
If your pearls start getting funky, you likely aren't cleaning them enough after every dab. While you can get by without cleaning your dab rig after every session, the same doesn't apply to your terp pearls. If you don't clean them, the residual concentrate will build up and affect their heat retention properties.