We all know how popular the world of dry herb vaping has become. However, even those who have been dry herb vaping for years might run into a few issues if they are not completely certain in undeniable rules and techniques associated with herbal vaping. With that said, if you follow these few brief tips to make the most out of your vaping experience, you won't run the risk of wasting your herbs or time.
Dry Herbal Vaping Tip #1: 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.
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: 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 herb vaping has significantly increased in popularity and ease of use since the late 90’s, but these tips above are necessary to ensuring optimum success. No matter what herbs you may be vaporizing, do not fail to follow these tips, and each vaporizing session with end in triumph.