People all over the world are catching on to the joys of dry herb vaping. And why not? Vaping provides several easy-to-quantify advantages over smoking weed that make it a common sense alternative for those who are health conscious, or who just want to have a more satisfying experience.
Even if you’re a complete newbie and don’t really know your way around a vaporizer it’s still possible to have a good experience vaping dry herb. But why settle for good when you can have great? In this post, our vape shop team will look at five tips to improve your vaping experience.
Benefits of Weed Vaporizers Over Papers or Pipes
Before we get into how to improve your vaping experience let’s look at some of the aforementioned advantages of dry herb vaping compared to smoking joints or smoking a pipe.
Although weed does not contain any of the most dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes, smoking weed is not a risk-free proposition. The process of combustion (which is what happens when you put a fire to dry herb) produces heat and toxins that can irritate the throat and lungs. In fact, when you fire up a joint with a lighter it can get up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. Compare that to vaping which heats the dry herb to about 350 Fahrenheit. Switch over to vaping if you’d like to give your lungs a break from that extra 250 degrees.
Easy to use
Ever try lighting a joint or firing up a glass pipe outside in Denver on a windy day? Not fun. With dry herb vaporizers, there is none of the frustration that comes with attempting to apply flame to herb. All you have to do when you want a hit is press a button and inhale. Dry herb vaping is also known for being discreet since it does not produce anywhere near the level of smell that smoking a joint or bong does.
The cost of quality herb being what it is, it’s important that you get as much as you can out of it. When you fire up a bowl or a joint a significant percentage goes up in smoke while people are passing the doobie around and talking. Firing up a bowl is notoriously wasteful as there’s almost always some left around the periphery that never gets used. Over time all that unused weed adds up. With dry herb vaporizing nothing is wasted.
Five Tips to Improve Your Vaping Experience
Now that we have a better understanding of the benefits of dry herb vaping let’s look at 5 ways you can improve the overall experience.
Grind your buds well
You can improve your vaping experience by making sure you grind your buds properly. First of all, it’s called “dry herb” vaping for a reason. If you grind up sticky buds the result will be a mess and you’ll get an uneven burn. But even if you’re using dry herb and you don’t grind it thoroughly you may wind up with the same kind of waste you get with a pipe. A low-quality grind also inhibits cloud production.
Pack it properly
Now that you have properly ground herb to work with you need to make sure you don’t overload the oven. Overpacking the chamber is bound to create a situation where some of the herb does not receive enough heat. Poorly heated herb will produce so-so clouds, and when you finally go to clean out the heating chamber you’re likely to find unbaked herb which you’ll then have to try and separate from cooked herb.
Choose the right temperature
Even if you know nothing about vapes and you go with the factory default settings you’ll wind up with a buzz. But you won’t be getting everything you could out of your cannabis. Temperature plays a huge role in determining how much vapor your device produces so take the time to adjust the settings accordingly. The consensus here at the vape shop is that you set your device to between 356 degrees Fahrenheit (180 Celsius) and 392 degrees Fahrenheit (200 Celsius).
Perfect your draw
It’s all well and good to grind your weed properly, pack the chamber correctly, and to use the right temperature settings. But you should also work on your draw. If you inhale too strongly you won’t get the kind of clouds your vape is capable of producing. Instead, you should practice taking long, gentle draws that slowly fill your mouth with vapor and ensure all of the herb in the chamber is thoroughly baked.
Keep it clean
It’s important for a number of reasons that you keep your vaporizer clean. First off, it ensures you’re not inhaling residue from past vaping sessions. Secondly, it ensures that the taste of your weed isn’t sullied by that leftover residue. Thirdly, the more often you clean your vaping device the easier it will be to clean. Finally, a well-maintained vape is going to last longer than one that is neglected.
The Bottom Line
Dry herb vaping has many advantages over smoking joints or bowls. But you will not be able to fully enjoy those advantages if you don’t learn the best way to use your vaporizer. So take the above tips to heart.
At 710 Pipes we have an outrageous selection of vapes to choose from and we’re easy to find. Just search for “vape shop near me in Denver” or call us at 303-365-0710.