Tutorials- Information-Pukinbeagle Quartz.
We have provided manufacturer basic tutorials here for those wishing to know more.
A basic Pukinbeagle Open Top Thermal Tutorial.
As you use this Nail. You will discover a couple of things. Most will be very familiar with their perfect temp. Not all torches are the same either. Some heat hotter than others. You may need to adjust a bit to suit your needs. Overflow will be cut down. Following these guidelines will cut down on overflow but really the heat amount and choosing a size of dish, do matter. This part is where your discernment come into play.
Hazing will happen, Following these guidelines will slow down the procedure only. Not prevent.
Our heat up is working:
60 second heat up, Have enough time to load and drop. Place Bubble immediately on. Let it start cooking (Approx: 10 to 20 seconds)
If doing a 1 min heat up time. Cap it and when you see a puff of smoke out of the cap… Enjoy! 1 min heat up is for larger needs and certain usages.
We understand this is a very flavorful way to use it.
The transfer of heat time is the difference. Just needs the cap on and a little bit more time to “cook”.
This Open top Thermal may also be used without the Insert as well.
It can be used as a Thermal by using only the 30 mm Bubble. without it’s top it allows a little more amounts and with proper heating it will not overflow.
Tapping with small amounts of heat and adding time as necessary until you find a good heating times will help.
Our Pb Inserts are available through us as well as #quartzbychris and #positively_vibe Both are on Instagram and ship. You may contact them now as both are receiving orders currently.
These inserts will be coming very soon on Pukinbeagle website.
Open top Thermals and 30 mm Bubble single orders need to contact one of these stores please.
If you have further questions please do not hesitate to ask us. As we learn more. we will update.
Here is a basic Pukinbeagle Thermal Tutorial:
As you use the thermal, you will discover your perfect temp. Not all torches are the same either. Some heat hotter than others. You may need to adjust a bit to suit your needs. Hazing will happen, Following these guidelines will slow down only. Not prevent.
NEVER season the nail first. NEVER scrape the top of your nail with your utensils. This will cause dripping in between the walls.
When removing a cold thermal from a cold joint. Use a lighter to heat both nail and joint in order to release the suction they created and allow a easier removal of the thermal from the joint. Hazards will happen if you force the nail and joint removal.
We also recommend keeping the tip of your Bubble cap clean as well.
1) How to clean Bubbles
This should be done approximately 4-5 uses of your cap. This will also depend on build up.
2) How to care for the PB decal and joints.
We have been asked many times how to protect the decals. We place our decals as best we can away from any torching areas. And when it comes to cleaning, a simple fix may be to use a container that will allow the joint to hang over the side, so your joints are not in your cleaning solution. ISO, acetone, and heat will damage them.
Joint cleaning is easy using either Q-tips or a rolled paper towel depending on your preference. While applying heat, please be sure to use a lighter to add warmth to the joint and avoid the decal.
Cleaning solutions should be applied with either a Q tip or twisted paper towel corner along with slight heat added to the joint, to prevent tackiness. Be sure to avoid the decal as well. Then proceed to use the solution with either a q tip or twisted towel on the inside of the joint. You may also use the rest of your towel to repeat the procedure above on the outside of joint as well as staying underneath of the decal.
3)Instructions for a 25 mm
Heating: Many choose to heat the entire nail. However, heating from underneath is an option as well. The less heat added to the nail the better. Maintenance is essential, as it will either increase or decrease the life of the thermal. You may find out more about how to care for your thermal, below.
Temperature: We recommend between 650 degrees – 750 degrees, Heating to a count of 30 seconds with a room temperature thermal. With a cool down of 5 seconds.
*Use of the 20 mm and 16 mm will vary in temperatures, slightly when counting. 25 – 28 count with a 3-5 sec cool down.
We also recommend cleaning the tip of your Bubble cap.
Solutions and cleaning procedures below. We have a series of photos below to demonstrate some examples as well. Please refer to them for a visual.
Why does Quartz haze?
Contaminants come in all forms.
Examples: Dust in air, fingerprints, dry skin, oils, etc. The outside of the thermal is being contaminated by these factors as well. Adding heat to them should be done only to a temperature of under 200 degrees during the cleaning process. When the Thermals are heated above the suggested temperature, it will start causing the clouding, essentially burning the imperfections into the quartz. The bottom inside cup should never be heated directly by the flame, as this is your usable surface area. The goal is to keep it free of contamination and remain clean for a smooth flavor each time.
Maintaining a clean thermal between uses will slow the breakdown process considerably but not stop it.
Your quartz is an investment, we at Pukinbeagle take it seriously as well.
How to clean:
While holding the nail either by the joint or gloved.
With each step use clean Q Tips.While the nail is warm (under 230 degrees) Q tip thermal free of unused leftovers, preparing for Beagle Juice to be applied. *If using another cleaner, please follow manufacturers directions.
*Only reheat if the nail is cold and remain in the suggested temperature range.
Use cleaner following each use of your thermal.
Be sure to take a final wipe with a clean towel around the outside of the dish after it has been inserted back into place. This will prevent fingerprints being burned into the quartz.
Drying your Thermal
Do not dilute with water. Shake remaining fluid out. You may also use a paper towel to soak up fluid from the rim by isolating the fluid than using a twisted end of the towel to get into the rim to allow the water to soak in. Holding the thermal by the joint, taking either ISO or acetone with a dropper and with a thoroughly clean nail, squirt it around the rim and inside the cup. Let dry. The solution will adhere to the water allowing a quicker dry time. Let sit and finish drying or using a can of air to finish up if need.
Below: Well maintained and not.
Always feel free to Contact us if any questions arise.