10 Tips to Vaporizing

 

  • Never use too much herb. Use just enough to cover the bowl because the more surface area the air can pass through the better. This ensures you won’t waste any of your blend. Also make sure you spread the herb evenly across the bowl. This is less of a problem with premium vaporizers.

 

  • Replacing the screen is better than cleaning it. When you clean the screen you are risking either putting holes in it or ruining it completely. Replacement screens are inexpensive and you are guaranteeing you don’t waste any of your blend.

 

  • Do not smoke too much right away. When first vaporizing you may think you aren’t getting anything because the vapor is so thin. This is normal, when cutting out the harmful carcinogens in your blend the vapor will not look like smoke. So take it easy the first time you vaporize.

 

  • Don’t go past 365 degrees at first. When vaporizing you want to find a temperature that best suits you, but you don’t want to risk burning your herb the first time around and wasting it. Start at 365, almost all vaporizers recommend this setting, and after a couple hits and then start moving the temperature around.

 

  • Stir often. Stirring your blend is going to ensure that it last much longer. This is the reason many vaporizers come with a stirring tool to begin with. You will get a longer lasting vaporizing experience from your blend. Most whip vaporizers come with a stir tool.

 

  • Suck into your vapor whip to fill the bowl. This method not used by many but I found it ensures no herb goes to waste. Place the bowl end over your herb and suck in. It will cover the screen in herb perfectly. Works every time for me.

 

  • Take a few hits from the vape while it’s heating up. You don’t have to wait until the vape is completely heated up to start pulling. It’s better to pull once a minute to ensure once it’s good to go you aren’t wasting any time or herb.

 

  • Convection is better than conduction. Convection is when hot air is used to pass through your herb, vaporizing it and delivering vapor so the heating element never makes contact with the herb. This ensures you don’t burn your herb. With conduction the herb comes in direct contact with the herb to vaporize it, but more often than not you will end up burning the herb, wasting it and getting a very bad taste.

 

  • Remove the used herb before adding more. Some people like to go the lazy route and just lay some fresh herb over the already vaporized herb and just mix it around. Take the time to clear it completely and then add the new herb. It will have a better taste and you get much more out of the herb.

 

  • Don’t wait until the vape is heated to add the herb. Like I said previously you want to pull while it’s heating up. So put the herb in before you turn on the vape. This especially holds true for portable vaporizers.