Are you new to vaping or would like to improve your vaping experience? Check out these tips to get the most out of your next vaping session.
Fresh is always best; however, we do not mean freshly harvested. We mean well-cured, high-quality bud that is not old, stale or dried out. Your vaping experience requires a good herb, otherwise, your experience will be sub-par. The vaporizing process requires a certain amount of moisture. The substance must be heated so that the compounds of the herbs reach their boiling point and produce a vapor that can be inhaled like smoke. This is why it is always best to opt for fresh herbs because they typically have a higher moisture concentration.
Your herbs should not be too wet or too dry when you load them into your chamber. One way to test the moisture of your herbs is to feel it. The weed should not feel wet or moist to the touch. It should not be overly dry. If it is too dry, you will be able to crush the weed into a fine powder with your fingers.
The Proper Grind
Once you have felt of your weed and determined it has the right moisture content, it is time to grind your herbs. Grinding increases the surface area of your herb, which allows the heat from your vaporizer to properly penetrate the plant material and produce a tasty, thick vapor. When you vape dry herbs, you want to get an even, medium grind for best results. The best way to do this is to use an electrical or manual herb grinder. Click here for your smoking accessories.
If you do not have a grinder, you can grind your weed they way you usually do. Remember that you need an even grind. This can be difficult if you do not have a weed grinder.
Check the Temperature
The most important thing when vaping is getting the proper temperature. You will need to check your temperature setting every time you vape. The setting will change depending on whether you are vaping concentrates or dry herbs. Determining the proper temperature is not simple. However, a general vaping temperature is between 356 and 410°F (180 to 210°C). You will need to experiment to find the ideal temperature.
Different cannabinoids require different temperatures. Additionally, variations in the moisture content of your herb as well as the texture of your grind can affect the effectiveness of your vaporizer. Furthermore, many users find that different temperatures produce different effects. A lower temperature keeps users functional and clearheaded, while a higher temperature produces strong relaxation and euphoria.
Pack Tight, but Correctly
Just like using a pipe or bong, how you pack your vaporizer’s chamber will affect your vaping experience. You will need to find how much herb should be packed to produce a good vapor. Remember, you should not go overboard when packing. Overpacking your chamber can prevent the vapor from flowing from the chamber to your mouthpiece. Additionally, if you overpack your chamber, the inside of your vaporizer can become damaged.
Preheat Your Vaporizer
Vaporizers are similar to ovens – they must be preheated to reach the perfect temperature. You would never place a chicken in a cold oven. Likewise, you should never place your weed in the chamber before the vaporizer has time to reach its optimal temperature.
Most portable vaporizers will preheat in a matter of seconds, which means that your vape will be ready to use by the time you get your weed ground up. Some older vaporizers and desktop vaporizers will take longer to reach the optimal temperature.
Regardless of the type of vaporizer that you use, read the instructions and understand how to preheat your device. This ensures that your weed will vaporize consistently and properly for a more enjoyable vaping experience.
Inhale Lightly and Slowly
When you are vaping, take short, gentle drags. When vaporizers first became popular, the trend was to take long, deep, big drags like sucking a piece of fruit through your straw. There are two downsides to taking big, long, deep drags. First, a hard draw may allow your weed to be sucked from your chamber. It can enter your mouthpiece and end up in your mouth. Secondly, hard draws allow cold air to be introduced into the chamber. This will drop the temperature inside the vaporizer, which makes the device work harder and can negatively impact the quality of the vapor.
Combustion should be avoided when vaping. Combustion occurs when you light up a blunt, bong, or joint. When your weed is combusted, the chemical bonds in the weed break down and create free radicals. Free radicals combine with one another and create new compounds that are carcinogenic and highly toxic.
The main reason people choose vaping is to avoid the negative side effects of smoking. Therefore, you need to experiment using different temperatures until you find the best temperature for optimal vapor production without burning your herb. Follow the temperature guidelines that were discussed above and play around with these settings each time you vape for best results. Remember that different consistencies along with different moisture contents of your weed will affect the temperature.
Vaping weed can be most pleasurable; however, there are certain processes that need to be followed to ensure an efficient and delicious vaping experience each time. Make sure that your weed has the right moisture content and that you adjust the temperature of your vape depending on the consistency and moisture level of your weed.