How to Get The Most out of Your Vaporizer
So you're thinking about investing in a vaporizer? There's no denying the fact that vaporizers have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and for good reason: they offer a safer, more effective way to enjoy herb and essential oils. However, there are a few things you should know about using these innovative devices.
Don't Burn Your Herb
We've talked about this before on the VapesRush blog, but it's worth mentioning again that first-time vapers have a tendency to burn their bud. Why is this a problem? Well, when you expose herb to excessively hot temperatures -- beyond the normal "vaping" range -- it triggers combustion and smoke; thus, negating all of the positive benefits of vaporizers. Familiarize yourself with your respective vaporizer's heating mechanism and use caution to ensure it doesn't burn your herb. It may take some trial and error, but you'll eventually find the right temperature that works for your needs.
Save Your Herb
Don't make the mistake of tossing your spent herb in the trash after it has been vaped. Although it contains less active ingredients, it can still be used for edibles and other purposes. I recommend keeping a separate stash specifically for spent/vaped herb. After a while, you'll have a sizable amount that can be used to make edible cookies, brownies, butter, or virtually anything else. Just remember to keep it separate from your regular, unused herb.
Keep It Clean
Whether you choose a large desktop vaporizer like the Volcano or a smaller, portable vaporizer, you'll need to spend some time cleaning it once in a while. If left uncleaned, tar and moisture will build up inside the atomizer and its surrounding components. When this occurs, it can restrict the flow of air while throwing off the vaporizer's heating element. Refer to your instruction manual for more information on when and how to clean your vaporizer.
Break Up Your Herb
The secret to getting a smooth, consistent draw with your vaporizer lies in grinding up your herb. When using a vaporizer, make sure the herb is well ground to an almost powder-like consistency. Fine herb particles will have an easier time vaping than large, unbroken buds. It's just that simple.