The short answer would be yes. Using titanium nails for smoking will reduce the amount of tobacco consumed, making the smoke much more potent. The metal itself does not add anything to the smoke. However, the vapor produced from hitting a titanium nail is much more concentrated than a ceramic nail.
For example, the average smoke from a 12mm joint is about 90% water. However, if you only fill a 12mm joint with tobacco, the resulting smoke will be highly potent. If you’re going to smoke using a titanium nail, make sure you’re in a well-ventilated area. Even a tiny amount of vapor from hitting a titanium nail can be toxic.
The best titanium nail is one that fits correctly in your rig. When you put a nail in your rig, the end that touches the nail should be completely flat. You can use a nail that is slightly longer than the joint you’re smoking. However, the nail should protrude past the edge of the joint (by about 1/16′′). If the nail has a dome, it will touch your bowl at an angle, reducing the efficiency of the nail. The dome on your nail should be centered.
What Size of Titanium Nail Should I Use?
You can follow a general rule when selecting the diameter of the titanium nail you should use—a 3-inch nail compatible with 3-inch joints, 3.5-inch nails used with 3.5-inch joints. You can use a 3.5-inch nail with a 3-inch joint, but you will get less smoke.
Are Titanium Nails Better than Ceramic Nails?
Titanium nails are superior to ceramic nails in several ways. First, titanium nails will last much longer than ceramic nails. On average, titanium nails will last 100 times longer than ceramic nails. Titanium nails will also heat up much faster than ceramic nails; heat up to a red-hot temperature in about 50 seconds. On the other hand, Ceramic nails will take 90 seconds to heat up.
Are Titanium Nails Hard to Break?
Titanium nails are much harder to break than ceramic nails. However, they are less popular because they are more expensive. Ceramic nails are more popular because they are easier to shape and far less costly than titanium nails. Ceramic nails heat up and cool off more quickly than titanium nails.
But I still recommend don’t smoke often.