A dab torch is a dabbing tool that uses propane or butane to create a steady flame that can be used to heat up a quartz banger or dab nail.
“The torch was blazing like a rocket in a split second.”
“Let’s light up that dabbing torch and make this January night feel like July.”
What Is a Dab Torch?
A dab torch is an essential part of any dabber’s toolkit and may be found in a range of sizes. You can use a butane torch for dabs or opt for propane instead to fire up your bangers and nails. Cannabis torches are designed to be used in any type of weather or environment and can blaze as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1,371 degrees Celsius. Considered a dabbing essential, the torch needs to be handled with care to avoid burning your skin or starting a fire.
Why Is A Dab Torch A Necessity?
Why? Because you can't simply use a lighter with a dab rig; you won't get the nail to the right temp, plus your hand will hurt like hell from holding down the button. A butane torch lighter is used to safely, efficiently heat the nail to the perfect temperature before using your dab tool to scoop in the wax and covering the nail with a carb cap for the perfect dab.
How To Use A Torch
Butane torches are pretty easy and intuitive to use. You simply...
- Unlock the safety latch by flipping it to the "off" side
- Press down on the trigger of the torch
- Adjust the size of the flame based on your preference (whether you like cooler or hotter dabs)
- Heat your dab nail for 1-3 minutes
- Relock the safety latch
How To Refill A Dab Torch
The best thing about dab rig torches is that they are easy to refill and reuse. Here's how!
- Buy a refill canister. Make sure that you buy good quality butane to refill your torch!
- Flip the torch light upside down
- Fit the nozzle of the butane canister into the hole at the bottom of the lighter and press firmly
- Voila! You're done
How Long Should I Torch My Banger?
The heating process for a banger is fast, so you should torch your banger for about a minute in total. Make sure that you torch all around the banger to evenly distribute the heat. You’ll know that the banger is ready when you see it glowing crimson or deep orange. Let it cool slightly and then start dabbing your cannabis concentrate.
Can You Dab with a Torch Lighter?
You can dab with a torch lighter, but there are differences between using butane and propane. In general, butane is considered the better choice for dabbing with a torch lighter.
What Is the Best Torch for Dabbing?
The best torch for dabs is heated with butane because of its high heating point. Butane torches are good for all kinds of concentrates, such as budder, shatter, and oil. Further, butane is refined to remove impurities whereas propane is not. However, you should always be aware of the extremely high temperature possible with butane — up to 750 degrees Fahrenheit — and exercise caution at all times.
Where to Buy a Torch for Dabs
You can purchase a dab torch at Weedipedia #1 Online Headshop and the authorized retailers specializing in dabbing accessories.