Vaporizers have pretty much revolutionized the way we consume cannabis, both medicinally and recreationally. With a dry herb vaporizer, you can now enjoy your cannabis in a much better, more convenient, and healthier way than before.
Besides offering a reliable and sophisticated way to enjoy your cannabis without any health or the risks related to smoking, vaporizers are increasingly becoming one of those must-have items for your home.
Vape technology is continually advancing, allowing vaping brands to design more affordable and portable vaporizers than ever before. If you’re about to step into the world of vaporizing, the following tips should help you get a hold of your dry herb vaporizer skills in no time.
Use Fresh Herb
The first thing you should know is to use fresh, high-quality, and well-cured buds for your vaporizer. Dried out, old, and stale buds won’t provide the highs you want, nor will they taste good. If you want the best vaping experience, the herb has to be top-class.
Since fresh herbs have higher moisture concentrations, they will make your vaping experience more enjoyable by providing the feels and aromas you’re after. And when we say fresh, we mean herbs that aren’t too dry or too wet but perfectly balanced.
Grinding Greatly Matters
Once you’ve selected your herbs for vaping, let’s get to the grinding. Grinding matters for your vaping experience, as it helps you increase the vaping area of your herb.
Grinding allows your vaporizer to heat your ground buds evenly and better penetrate the herb, resulting in much tastier, thicker, and nicer vapor, full of rich aromas. The trick is to get a medium, even, and fine herb grind to make sure you vape the most out of your bud.
Pay Attention to Those Temperatures
Now, we can’t emphasize this one enough, so we’re going to mention it again – setting the temperature right is the most vital part of your vaping experience. It’s the determining factor of your vaping experience.
Every vaping session requires getting this right. Regardless of what type of vape product you’re using, concentrates, or dry herbs, the temperature is vital, no matter how you take it. Now, the perfect temperature range is between 180-210°C (356-410°F).
Even with this being the general rule of thumb, you’re free to experiment with different ranges until you find the temperature setting that works for you. If your bud is moister, use higher temperatures. If it’s drier, heat it on lower settings.
Higher settings provide more relaxation and more potent euphoria, while lower settings are better when you want to stay more functional and clear-headed.
Pack It Tight
How you pack your vape chamber will hugely impact your overall vaping experience. If you pack it too tight, you won’t be able to take a proper puff, and you will burn through your herb without getting the wanted result. Not to mention that it will make vaping too hard or even almost impossible.
The trick is to pack it tight but gently pack enough to create a steady and thick vapor. Overstuffing the chamber will only result in reduced vapor flow from the vaporizer to the mouthpiece.
- Preheat Your Vape
Think of your vaporizer as an oven. An oven requires time to set the temperature right, and the same goes for a vaporizer. It takes some time to reach the temperature. By preheating your vaporizer, you’re making sure your herb vaporizes consistently and correctly, providing a more enjoyable vaping experience.
Inhale Lightly and Slowly
Vaping is all about taking shorter, gentler, and lighter puffs to avoid coughing and other unpleasantries.
Harder and longer puffs will result in cold air getting into the heating chamber, bringing down the temperature, and affecting the quality of your vapor and vaping experience.
Drawing hard can also cause tiny bits of herb getting into your mouth, throat, and lungs, causing you to cough, even choke.
Most people turn to vapes because they want to get rid of smoking and all the adverse side effects that come with it. One of the worst things about smoking is combustion.
Combustion is responsible for all those carcinogenic and highly toxic compounds created when chemical bonds within tobacco or cannabis are broken down due to burning.
This is why we recommended you experiment with different temperatures. However, avoid extremely high temperatures.
Maintain Your Vape
Maintain your vaporizer correctly to get the most out of both your vaping and herbs. Keeping your device clean will result in getting the taste you want, as well as prolonging the lifespan of your vaporizer. Follow the cleaning instructions from the manufacturer to make sure you’re doing it right.
Preserve Your Battery
You can preserve the battery life by removing your device from the power source once it’s fully charged. Besides ensuring your device works properly, it will also help you save money on buying new batteries.