How To Get The Best Vapors From Your Dry Herb Vape

Learn How To Get The Best Vapors From Your Dry Herb Vape With These Simple Weed Vaping Tips Today On Cannabasics #114 

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Tips to get good vapor:

  • Tip #1 – Understand that smoke is different than vapor. Vapor from a dry herb vape is going to be much thinner and the smell from vaped weed doesn’t last nearly as long as combusted smoke. Smoke has more carbon monoxide and tar making it more toxic to our lungs.
  • Tip #2 – Understand that a combustion vape is different than a convection vape – combustion is more like smoke (direct contact with the coil) and convection produces vapor (like an oven heating system) – AGO creates combustion, but if you use glass screens, you can get more vapor. The E-Clipse gets you vapor and no combustion. It’s like an overheating your herbs. 
  • Tip #3 – Grind the herbs properly –  One way to get more vapor production is grinding the herbs for even heat distribution. Also airflow is better if you use a fine even grind it will help give optimal vapor production. 
  • Tip #4 – pack the herbs properly. –  Loading the heating chamber is important for vapor production. If you pack the chamber too tight, it will be hard for the hot air to pass through the herbs and create vapor. 
  • Tip #5 – Choose The Right Temperature – The temperature of the vaporizer is also very important. The vaporizer heats up like an oven (E-Clipse Vaporizer). It needs time to heat. The E-clipse vaporizer, for example, can heat up in 30 seconds. Not all dry herb vaporizers heat that fast. Herbs need to heat so that vapor forms. Dry herb vapes need time to heat up so be patient and get the best its.
  • Tip #6 – Inhale longer/stronger for more vapor – much better to vape that way than taking short hits and barely getting anything into your system. The more you inhale, the more you exhale. 
  • Tip #7 – Keep It Clean – The airway, mouthpiece and filter screens can get clogged. It can prevent the user from taking a good hit. So a solution to this issue is soaking the screen and mouthpiece in isopropyl alcohol to remove the residue. Keeping the vaporizer clean will give better vapor.
  • Tip #8 – Read the leaves – Analyze what the herb looks like after it’s been vaped. That way you know if you’ve vaped it or not. If the herbs are ash, then you didn’t vape. You smoked a combusted pen. If herbs are a light brown, then you vaped at a very low temperature, you could probably still use that to smoke. If you vaped at a high temperature, then the herbs are a dark brown.

Smoke v/s Vapor

After reviewing dozens of dry herb vaporizers a common question arises frequently, “How big of hits can you get?” And a common complaint is that cloud chasers feel they can’t get a good, or big, hit off of a vaporizer. That often has to do with the expectations that many cannabis smokers have when comparing the hit of smoking weed with the vapor from a dry herb vaporizer. But vapor and smoke are very different and that false comparison is easy to overcome with a little bit of information. 

The key difference between combusted smoke and the vapor from a dry herb vaporizer is the drastically reduced amounts of tar and carbon-monoxide in vapor. As is evident by comparing spent dry herbs from a vaporizer with the ashes from a bowl of the same herbs. You can see that the combustion of the fire in the bowl reduces the plant matter to ashes. This releases a significantly larger amount of dangerous and unnecessary tar and other chemicals into your lungs often resulting in the reflex to cough and expel the carbon monoxide and other toxins as quickly as possible. 

With the herbs from a vaporizer however, they look recognizable and intact usually with just a browning and darkening of the material. Although there is some THC and other cannabinoids remaining in vaporized cannabis, which can be used on tinctures and edibles, evidence shows that the amount of THC delivered to the user is not severely reduced by using a vaporizer. Possibly due to the combustion of smoking destroying THC and other desirable cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes reducing them to ash and tar. 

Knowing what kind of hit and flavor to expect from a dry herb vaporizer is key to it’s enjoyment and effectiveness.

Combustion v/s Convection and Conduction

The AGO Vaporizer is a combustion vape. This means that the cannabis makes direct contact with the heating element and will turn the herbs into ash. It is perhaps a misnomer to call it a vaporizer but is usually marketed as such. If you ADD GLASS SCREENS TO THE AGO VAPORIZER, then you can create more vapor rather than smoke by creating a buffer between the heat element and the herbs. This is similar to how the other true vaporizers work.

The E-Clips vaporizer fits into the category of convection and conduction vaporizers. This means that the herbs are heated through passive heat. In conduction vaporizers the heating elements heat the housing material of the chamber (often ceramic) and the heat is transferred via conduction by contact with the heated ceramic and aided by the airflow. In convection vaporizers the cannabis is not in direct contact with the heat but rather heated by hot air as it is drawn through the chamber of herbs. Many true vaporizers use a combination of these latter two types of heating to achieve the best results.

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