Posted by Vaporizer Chief on January 29, 2016
Dry herb vaping is becoming more popular, but the general idea has been around since the late 1990s. When people first began dry herb vaping, they had to use machines that plugged into the wall, but this process is becoming easier with the invention of portable machines such as pens and boxes. However, even those who've been dry herb vaping for years can run into a few issues if they aren't completely certain with the undeniable rules and techniques associated with vaping. With that said, if you follow these 3 easy tips to make the most out of your vaping experience, you'll avoid running the risk of wasting your herbs or time.
Avoid This #1: Burning Herbs
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 won't 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 temp to avoid burning some herbs or not vaporizing others at all.
Avoid This #2: Do Not Use Bad Herbs
The fresher the herbs you're using, the more moisture they contain. Because vaping temps 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're choosing herbs to vape, just ensure that they're not overly dry. If they crumble into a dust or powder, they're too dry to be vaporized. You can even use cured herbs because these can also still contain the right amount of moisture.
Avoid This #3: Combustion
Simply put, combustion is not vaporizing. A lot of portable devices that boast a selling point of being a dry herb vaporizer don't vaporize at all; They simply combust your herbs. A good rule of thumb if you're looking into a dry herb vaporizer is to make sure your device (portable or not) doesn't 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 earlier. This simply ignites and burns the herbs as if you were traditionally smoking. To prevent this direct contact issue, be ensured 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.
As you can see, these three tips are necessary for ensuring optimum dry herb success. No matter what herbs you may be vaporizing, do not fail to follow these easy tips. If you succeed in following these tips, then each vaporizing session with end in triumph.