Torches are essential tools for dabbing. These butane-powered devices generate flames as hot as 2000ºF, perfect for quickly heating up a quartz banger or other heating element. Standard lighters simply don’t get hot enough to thoroughly heat a nail. Butane torch companies create several different styles of torch— from travel sized devices to large torches more suitable for the table top. If you plan on leaving your torch at home, you may want to opt for a larger torch, as they generate a larger flame and will heat your nails at a quicker rate. If you plan on bringing your torch with you places, you may want to snag a smaller torch. They’ll take up less room in a bag and are easier to keep discreet.
Smoke Cartel has a variety of torches available for purchase. If you’re someone that likes to dab on-the-go, you should check out the SToK R Series Mini. Despite its compact size, this torch still generates a decent sized flame. Smoke Cartel also carries the big brother to the Mini, the R Series Double Barrel Torch. This bad boy features two different barrels, both of which create a flame. Make sure to use the interzonal region of the flame to heat your nails the quickest. If you’re unsure of what the interzonal region is, check out this article on our Knowledge Base!