We are all familiar with the old, tried, and tested traditional methods of smoking marijuana, such as bongs, water pipes, chillums, blunts, and joints, but we are not all aware of the benefits of vaping.
It is only in the last few years, as legalization and acceptance have increased, we have seen a huge increase in vaping' popularity.
Thanks to scientific research and lab testing, vaping benefits are finally beginning to appear and with more frequency.
it's no surprise to see the vape market grow at such a rate considering the evidence in favor of vaping over smoking,
By removing combustion from the process, we can prevent various carcinogens and toxins from entering the body.
Carcinogens are toxins that are directly related to the growth of cancer cells. Marijuana smoke contains large amounts of these carcinogens, which are unavoidable when inhaled.
Instead of combustion to release the active ingredients in cannabis, vaping causes the material to boiling, producing vapors rich in terpenes and cannabinoids. As cannabis becomes more accepted as modern medicine, the healthiest way to obtain its active ingredients are being found.
Although not entirely healthy, vaping is certainly a viable alternative to smoking.
With smoking, we have little control over what happens after lighting the weed. With vaping, you can change the temperature with the click of a button and have much greater control.
This article delves into vaping temperatures, techniques, and vaporizers use to ensure that you get the best results from your vaping experience.
Convection and conduction are the two main heating methods used in vapes.
Convection works by heating the air in the compartment where the marijuana is located, essentially creating an oven effect.
Conduction occurs through direct contact with the ground cannabis. It's well known that convection can produce more flavor, and conduction can produce the thicker clouds we crave.
There are some vapes on the market that claim to mix the two forms of heating as a hybrid evaporator. These dry herb vapes usually use one of the more predominantly. However, such vapes with their hybrid method are raising the standards for high-end vaping experiences.
Each vaping temperature produces a different result.
Lower temperatures are focused on maintaining the taste, while higher temperatures produce thicker clouds.
It's up to you to decide which happy medium you prefer.
Higher temperatures can produce harsh, dry, and hot vapors, while lower temperatures can lack vapor. Most people find a medium to high temperature (say 185 °C) hits a good balance that ensures all the active compounds are completely vaporized without destroying the flavor.
Marijuana has many active compounds that vaporize at different temperatures.
THC - 157 ℃
CBD - 160-180 ℃
Delta - 8 - THC - 175 ℃
CBC - 220 ℃
THCV - 220 ℃
For optimal results, you should consider the following factors. The type of vaporizer you are using, how you are using it, and how finely ground the herb is.
Try taking longer tokes, allowing the devices to maintain their set temperature. This will also counteract any draw resistance, which helps keep the flavor and vapor consistency.
To get good vapor, most dry herb vaporizers require a reasonably fine grind to ensure even airflow and heating; take care not to overpack the chamber.
Read up on your vaporizer before using it, and do a little testing to find the perfect way to pack it.
There are plenty of reviews and tutorial videos on the web, so use them.
To get the most from your vape, it's imperative to keep it clean. Take a little time after every smoking session to clean out your vape and maintain it.
Everyone will have their own preference and unlike smoking, a joint, or chillum, finding the most enjoyable way to get the most from your vape may tale a little testing.
Personally, I found that 185 ° C was perfect for what I wanted to achieve, flavor, and dense steam. Don't be afraid to adjust the different variables like temperature and grind of your herb to find the method that suits you best.