When I mentioned the hot metal I was referring to that vape where you heat a large radiator with a torch that then provides the heat. I don't remember what it was called but it immediately got a "No Thanks" from me.
Oh lol, you mean like a titanium or ceramic nail? Yeah I've never used that shit haha I'm only talking about quartz banger buckets (which there are a wide variety of) I don't really have any interest in dabbing out of anything else (erigs with quartz buckets too)
The way I am cold dabbing I just heat the banger to the point the dab liquefies, and then remove the torch and hit the water piece. If I don't get it all on the first heating I heat it some more, put down the torch, and hit it again. Then I clean the banger while its still hot.
Yeah different concentrate has different liquefying points and it doesn't necessarily create vapor at that point either so I can't figure out the variables for myself yet to cold start that way, also the reheating, also the cleaning lol like I tried with Rio and it's just not what I'm used to I guess.
For me it's just heating up the quartz banger, which also cleans it from any potential residue (sometimes I might do a dry q-tip if it was a low temp dab and there is more left behind) letting it cool a bit, letting the dab melt as I inhale, then capping it to continue... I don't use any pearls either.
Simple and effective, though still a guessing game, I should get one of those temperature reading things, dabrite etc someday...
One problem I am having with the cold start dabbing in the Rio, the carb cap gets so hot lol never have to worry about with my hot start dabbing, I never have an issue of things getting too hot etc more so when I try other methods that becomes a risk for me!