Dry Herb vaping has become huge over the years but some people might run into problems if they do not know the proper techniques and rules associated with herbal vaping. The following tips will help you have an enjoyable experience every time you dry herb vape and get the most out of your herbs.
Dry Herbal Vaping Tip #1: Avoid Combustion
Simply put, combusting is not vaporizing. A lot of portable devices that boast a selling point of being a dry herb vaporizer do not vaporize at all; they simply combust your herbs. A good rule of thumb if you are looking into a dry herb vaporizer is to make sure your device (portable or not) does not simply have a heating coil directly exposed to your herbs. This heating coil is basically an open flame with a temperature far over the 450 degrees Fahrenheit mark we discussed a bit earlier. This simply ignites and burns the herbs as if you were traditionally smoking. To prevent this direct contact issue, just make sure your device has a glass screen filter. This glass screen filter is a wonderful barrier between the heating coil and your herbs, ensuring proper vapor production and not combustion.
Dry Herbal Vaping Tip #2: Use Fresh Herbs
The fresher the herbs you are using, the more moisture they contain. Because vaping temperatures are above boiling but below the point of combustion, having moisture in your herbs allows for optimum vapor production. Do not mistake this point to mean that your herbs should be wet or even feel overly moist to the touch. When you are choosing herbs to vape, just ensure that they are not overly dry. If they crumble into a dust or powder, they are too dry to be vaporized. You can even use cured herbs because these can also still contain the right amounts of moisture.
Dry Herbal Vaping Tip #3: Make Sure You Can Regulate the Temperature
To properly vaporize, you need to heat your herbs enough so that the plant releases its chemicals, but not so much that the herbs burn. Remember the numbers "350" and "450". Between 350 degrees Fahrenheit and 450 degrees Fahrenheit are ideal for vaporizing, because anything lower than the 350 mark will not produce vapor, but anything higher than the 450 mark will ignite your herb. Different herbs have different vaporization temperatures, so you need to make sure you can regulate the temperature to avoid burning some herbs or not vaporizing others at all.
The tips above will give you optimum success with your dry herb vapes. Check out our selections of vaporizers to find the perfect one for you!