Dabbing has experienced a significant increase in popularity over the past few years. It seems like every month, a new dabbing accessory becomes the talk of the town. However, one term stands out among all the buzz and enthusiasm: terp slurpers.
Terp slurpers are the newest quartz bangers to enter the market. Despite their amusing name, they are a serious tool for dabbing. If you are unfamiliar with terp slurping, we've got you covered. Let's explore what makes terp slurpers unique and why they have taken the dabbing community by storm.
What are Terpenes?
Terp is short for terpenes, the primary compound in essential oils within the cannabis plant. They are responsible for the plant's wide range of aromas and flavors and are also found in other plants, herbs, and fruits.
Because they are so strongly associated with the flavor and aromas of cannabis, many consumers seek out smoking accessories—like terp slurpers—that help to preserve the terpenes in cannabis to provide a more flavorful, satisfying smoking or dabbing experience.
What is a Terp Slurper?
Terp slurpers might seem like another standard bucket-style accessory you already have in your dabbing arsenal. However, if you look closer, you'll notice it's a modified version of the classic bucket design. Terp slurpers take things to the next level with their unconventional style.
A terp slurper is essentially a large quartz banger that has been specifically outfitted for the use of terp pearls and marbles. This unique design allows for better flavors, heat distribution, and air circulation, enhancing your dabbing experience.
Terp slurpers are known for their excellent heat retention capabilities, ensuring your concentrates won't go to waste. However, to take advantage of all its benefits, selecting the right terp slurper and utilizing it correctly is crucial. Fortunately, the process is simple and worth the effort.
Parts of a Terp Slurper
The Terp Slurper banger has three parts that work together to deliver an exceptional dabbing experience. The top section of the banger resembles a traditional banger, while the middle part is a cylinder with slits or holes that extends from the top to the bottom. Finally, the bottom dish connects to the cylinder.
What sets the Terp Slurper apart from other dabbing tools is that it allows you to place the carb cap on it before adding your concentrate. This innovative design promotes even heat distribution throughout the cylinder, resulting in a more flavorful and satisfying dabbing experience.
The carb cap also helps regulate airflow and pressure, allowing you to customize your dabbing experience.
How Does a Terp Slurper Work?
The terp slurper works by utilizing the airflow created by the slits or holes on the bottom of a cylindrical tube to slurp up the concentrate when it's dropped onto a hot nail. Once inside the tube, the heat from the nail evenly distributes the concentrate until it's fully vaporized, allowing you to take massive hits without wasting any precious material.
Remember that concentrates can contain high levels of THC, so it's crucial to be mindful of dosing when using terp slurpers. Starting with a small dose and gradually increasing it as needed is the best way to avoid unwanted effects.
With the right amount of caution, the terp slurper can be an excellent tool for enjoying the full flavor and potency of your favorite concentrates.
What are the Benefits of Terp Slurpers?
How to Use a Terp Slurper
Following the basic steps when using a Terp Slurper is important for new dabbers.
Before you begin, ensure the banger is firmly attached to your dab rig and the cylindrical tube is in place with the slits or holes facing downwards.
Use a dabbing tool to scoop a small quantity of concentrate from its container. It's crucial to start with a minimal amount to avoid the risk of taking too much accidentally.
Heating the Terp Slurper
Now, heat the bottom dish for roughly 20-30 seconds, then allow it to sit for 30-40 seconds. When that's done, place the carb cap on top, entirely obstructing the airflow.
Apply Dab, Inhale, and Enjoy
Carefully drop a small amount of concentrate onto the hot nail using the dabbing tool. The cylindrical tube with slits or holes at the bottom will create airflow that pulls the concentrate into the tube.
Once the concentrate is inside the tube, the heat from the nail will evenly distribute it until it vaporizes completely. Now you can inhale as you would with any other dab rig or bong. Take your time to savor the complete flavor profile of your concentrate.
How To Clean a Terp Slurper
Terp slurpers tend to leave behind tough-to-clean residues inside the bucket. These residues can quickly turn your bucket yellow and even blacken it if left uncleaned for too long.
To clean it, mix water, salt, and isopropyl alcohol, and soak the banger in the solution overnight. By morning, the solution will have loosened up most of the buildup, and you can easily remove any remaining residue with a cotton swab. Afterward, rinse the banger under warm water and wipe it down.
If you're dealing with particularly stubborn residue, try heating the banger with your torch before wiping it down. The heat should transform the residue into ash, making it simpler to rinse.
Tips for Using a Terp Slurper
With these tips, beginners can quickly master using a terp slurper.
Manage the Heat
Managing the heat is a critical step when using a terp slurper. To avoid damaging your terp slurper and ruining your concentrate, it's essential to exercise caution while heating your nail with a torch.
Gradually increasing the heat is the key to achieving the optimal temperature without getting too hot. It's a good idea to wait until the nail turns red-hot and then let it cool for a few seconds before adding your concentrate to ensure optimal performance.
Use a Carb Cap
Using a carb cap will help improve the efficiency and flavor of the vapor. This tool traps the vapor and prevents it from escaping, resulting in a more controlled dabbing experience. The carb cap also helps regulate airflow to enhance the flavor and minimize wastage. If you don't have a carb cap, use your finger or a small object like a bead or marble to cover the top of the slurper.
Keep it Clean
Maintaining the cleanliness of your terp slurper is crucial to optimize its efficiency so you can savor the full flavor of your concentrates. Be sure to clean your slurper after every use because residue buildup can accumulate quickly and negatively impact the taste of your dabs.