As leading experts in the glassware industry, we're eager to help you get started with your new pearls before you make the purchase to add them to your collection. That’s why we’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about these unique gems.
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Do I Need Terp Pearls to Use a Dab Rig?
You don't need pearls to use a dab rig – but many people enjoy using them because they help keep the temperature consistent while also enhancing the dab's flavor.
Without terp pearls, your dab will still vaporize, but the taste and quality may not be as good. By improving the surface area your dab comes into contact with, the pearls optimize the dabbing process and allow you to enjoy a better flavor and quality hit.
Do Terp Pearls Have Any Flavor?
Synthetic ruby is a type of lab-made mineral that is flavorless and inert, meaning it does not interact with the oils or concentrates being heated on it. This makes ruby a perfect material for those who want to enjoy the true taste of their concentrates.
How Many Types of Terp Pearls Are There?
Terp pearls are a great way to dress up any rig, and they come in a variety of colors and materials. The most common type of terp pearl is made from synthetic quartz, and these clear pearls are incredibly durable.
You can also find ruby terp pearls on the market made from lab-grown ruby gems. These pearls are a deep red color, which add some vibrant color to each dab sesh.
Another option is glass pearls, but these are less durable and more likely to break than the other two types — which is why we only use premium minerals in our 6mm ruby pearls.
Can I Store My Terp Pearls in the Fridge or Freezer?
If you're a fan of water-cooled rigs, you might be tempted to store your terp pearls in the fridge or freezer.
However, this is not recommended. While they can tolerate cold temperatures, they become less effective when chilled, and you want to avoid thermal shock.
Store your pearls at room temperature and out of direct sunlight for the best results. If you're unhappy with your water cooling setup, go for a bigger one that can hold more water.
Do Terp Pearls Work With All Kinds of Concentrates?
Terp pearls work great with all kinds of concentrates, including live resin, budder, oil, and wax. No matter what type of concentrate you're using, pearls will help to improve your dabbing experience.
Dab pearls are particularly handy for concentrates that are hard to handle. For example, diamond sauce is a difficult concentrate to work with because it's so sticky, goopy, and inconsistent. Since terp pearls add surface area to your bucket, you'll have an easier time getting the sauce off your tool and into the bucket.
Can I Use Terp Pearls Without a Dab Rig?
Although you may have a prolific collection of glassware accessories, terp pearls are made specifically for use with dab rigs. The whole point of using pearls is to retain more heat and create a larger surface area inside your dab nail, so they won't do anything for you if you use a vape pen or other device.
What if My Terp Pearls Won't Spin?
If your pearls don't spin, there are a couple of things you can try.
- Make sure to keep your bucket and spinner cap clean. If there's any residue or build-up on either of these pieces, it will prevent the pearls from spinning.
- Purchase a smaller bucket to create more friction and make it easier for the pearls to spin.
Remember that spinning isn't the main goal — it's all about the improved surface area. Even if your pearls don't spin, they'll still help bring out the full terpene profile in your concentrates.