Q-Tip tech

Short for “Q-Tip technology,” this practice involves cleaning a banger or nail with a Q-Tip to remove any residue after every dab, so as not to interfere with the quality and flavor of the next dab.  

“Once I started using the Q-Tip tech, my dabs started tasting way better.”

What is Q-Tip tech?

Dabbing usually leaves behind some residue on the nail, and this residue is harsh and doesn’t taste good. One major reason people like to dab is for the flavor of extracts; to get a fresh, great-tasting dab every time, many use a Q-Tip to swab out the bottom of the nail after every dab. 

How Q-Tip tech works

After taking a dab, while the banger is still warm, use one end of a Q-Tip to soak up any leftover oil in the nail. Then flip over the Q-tip and swab the nail again for any remaining oil. If you’re dabbing correctly and at the right temperature, there shouldn’t be any char and very little oil, so one dry Q-Tip should do the trick. 

If there is some char or tough spots, you may have to dip the Q-Tip in some isopropyl alcohol to help get it off, which will quickly evaporate when you heat the nail again.