A banger bead, also known as a dab bead or terp pearl, is a small ball made of quartz, glass, or other materials used in a banger to ensure even distribution of cannabis concentrate during dabbing.
Function and Usage
The primary function of a banger bead is to aid in the dabbing process. When a user takes a draw, the bead spins around the banger, evenly distributing the concentrate on the banger’s surface. This ensures that the concentrates are appropriately heated and distributed, increasing airflow and reducing the dabbing temperatures.
Banger beads are placed within the banger before the cannabis concentrate. Once the concentrate is added, the user heats the banger and the bead simultaneously. The heat causes the bead to spin, which in turn spreads the concentrate evenly across the surface of the banger.
The use of banger beads in dabbing offers several benefits:
- Efficiency: Banger beads help to spread the concentrate evenly, ensuring that it is fully vaporized and none is wasted.
- Temperature Control: By spreading the concentrate and increasing airflow, banger beads can help to lower the necessary temperature for dabbing, potentially providing a smoother and more flavorful experience.
- Flavor Preservation: By enabling lower temperature dabbing, banger beads can help to preserve the terpenes in the concentrate, which are responsible for its flavor and aroma.
Banger beads are a useful accessory for those who dab cannabis concentrates, helping to improve efficiency, control temperature, and preserve flavor. However, as with all cannabis consumption methods, they should be used responsibly and in accordance with local laws and regulations.