Flat Coil for Hybrid Dab Nails
The flat e-nail coil is the most efficient way to heat your hybrid dab nail. This includes any nail with a dish on top, such as the SiC Ti hybrid nail. The sandwich action between the nail and the coil means that your heat coil stays hot and (not) juicy in between two minerally-rich dab patties (you can tell it’s getting close to lunch time for me). The short of it is that the heat coil being right under the dish is advantageous since heat travels upward. This means more heat has to travel through the above dab dish before esacping into the ambient air. Most of the heat rises directly up toward your dish’s heating surface instead of directly into your room. Barrel coils are actually preferred by some for a more indirect heat. However, the flat e-nail heat coil is the most efficient at delivering heat directly to the dish’s bottom surface.
Flat Coil Vs. Barrel Style Coil:
A barrel style e-nail heat coil is great for “dome-less” style dab nails. These are designed to allow a heater coil to rest around the outer walls. Even with quartz bangers some extremely low temp “flavor chasers” prefer the indirect heat. Also, the barrel style coil is used on “domeless” nails. This style of nail has less surface area to maintain compared to a quartz banger. Also, sometimes the fastening nut on the hybrid nails can come loose, which can be quite the mishap depending on how hot the coil and dish is– and where they land! This only happened to me once after moving locations and not checking the tighness after like a fool. Flat heat coils are the most efficient at delivering heat directly to the bottom surface of a quartz or SiC dish. There, it is directly transferred to the concentrate. On the other hand, a barrel style coil will heat the side-walls slightly more than the bottom. A cooler bottom surface and hotter walls most often leaves a larger pool after (but less scorching).
“Waste it to taste it” and prevent chazzed quartz
Those of the “waste it to taste it” school of thought may prefer this route. Others consider this wasteful, but there is the advantage of leaving a pool at the end. This prevents chazzing of your quartz. If you q-tip the banger almost completely clean before the dab has a chance to dry and become a crust you can keep your nail clean much easier. I am somewhere in the middle, because like others I like “hot” dabs sometimes. However normally I lean towards less waste more flavor and less crusting. I find #lowtempdabs around 650F with a SiC dish work the best for me using a hybrid nail. With a quartz or Ti it’s more like 710F or higher. This is with a capper tool of course.