Today, we’re going to learn how to properly use portable dry herb vaporizers. There are a few factors that you can consider to ensure that you’re using your vaporizer and your cannabis to get the best benefit for you.
There are a couple of main types and several configurations for portable dry herb vaporizers so choosing the right vaporizer for your needs can be one of the biggest factors.
Types of Dry Herb Vaporizers
You want to consider the two main types of dry herb vaporizers are the convection or conduction.
The convection vaporizers such as the Firefly use air to push the heat through the cannabis without actually heating the material directly. The conduction vaporizer which is far more common heat the marijuana by wrapping it directly against the heated chamber.
Another consideration would be whether you prefer a top-loading or a bottom loading chamber on your vape. Such as the PAX 3 that load into the bottom can offer a cooler and smoother vapor as the long air path gives the vapor plenty of time to cool but for some vaporizers, the long air path can expose the vapor to unwanted flavors from the travel through the circuitry and plastic of the device.
Bottom loading vaporizers may also have a weaker more diffused exhaled vapor, vaporizers benefit from the purity of having a short isolated air path and they often provide much larger puffs which many people prefer. The drawback of a top-loading vaporizer is that the heat of the vapor can be intense and the mouthpiece itself is more likely to become uncomfortably warm as it’s much closer to the heating element itself.
Metal chambers such as the pax 3 or LV smoke beasts can offer great performance and heating times but many people prefer the purity of flavor of a ceramic chamber. Many quality devices also offer the choice of a usually plastic rubber of silicon standard or an optional glass tube mouthpiece.
This glass mouthpieces often provide a cleaner flavor without a real or perceived flavor of plastic or rubber that you may get from the standard mouthpieces. My personal favorite configuration is a top-loading conduction vaporizer with a ceramic chamber.
I like an isolated air path and like a glass mouthpiece that’s why I’m using the Eclipse vaporizer from NewYork vape shop because this is the type of 8 that I’ve come over the years to appreciate mostly because you get the big hits with the top-loading chamber and then you also get the pure taste from the ceramic chamber and also the glass mouthpiece.
Once you’ve chosen the correct dry herb vaporizers for your preference you’ll also have the choice of type of cannabis you prefer many people opt for an indica strain for its heavy relaxation and sedative effects so if you’re looking to chill on the couch or watch a movie you might want an end to come like a heavy og.
But, maybe you prefer more upbeat higher energy effects so you can stay focused and stay alert. In this case, you probably want to hop for a nice Sativa strains such as Jack Herer and of course you have hybrid strains and them can follow anywhere in between or even offer some of their own unique effects so you may find that Blue Dream or Girl Scout cookies appeal to you whether you’re using convection or conduction vaporizers or vaping a Sativa indica or hybrid.
It’s always very important when using a vaporizer evenly grind your cannabis this will make sure that airflow is ideal for convection vaporizers and also for conduction units and for conduction vapes it will help ensure that you heat the cannabis more evenly so you have less chance of the dreaded to tone or not vaporized cannabis also make sure you are vaporizing properly cured cannabis that’s not moldy or too wet to burn in a joint.
You don’t want to vape any cannabis that you would not be able to or wouldn’t want to smoke choosing the right temperature can also have a huge effect on your experience. With a vaporizer, not only can you change the flavor and temperature or smoothest of the vapor but you can also maximize the effects you receive by tailoring the temperature settings to your preference. Low temperatures ranging from 300 degrees to 325 degrees Fahrenheit are great for being able to stay focused and productive with subtly relaxing euphoric feelings and the medium temperature range of 325 to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
You may find it perfect for a more elevated mood along with moderate euphoria and enhanced perception and at the higher temperature settings of 375 to 435 degrees Fahrenheit. You’ll find more relaxing high with intense euphoria and a sedative effect.
Not only does the temperature you choose have an effect on how it makes you feel but obviously on how it tastes and smells when vaporizing. You may notice more of the piney and citrus aromas at a lower temperature and a more accurate popcorn aroma and flavor profile on the higher end. One thing to remember when vaporizing is that you can always adjust accordingly to try various combinations to dial in the perfect process and temperature for your preferences.
For instance, you might decide to start low and vaporize on a lower setting and then go to the higher setting to vaporize again a lot of people try that method and like it another efficient process is to vaporize your cannabis at a low-temperature setting and then keep your ABV or already been vaped cannabis for future use in edibles or teachers.
However you end up vaporizing your marijuana, I think, you’ll agree that there are plenty of benefits to vaping over smoking and that not only does it less harmful to your lungs but you can also have more control on how the cannabis makes you feel and how it tastes.