Top 3 Mistakes To Avoid When Vaping
There's no denying the fact that vaping is a safer and more effective way to consume herbs. The process involves heating herb to a precise temperature -- just enough to release the active ingredients without creating smoke. Users are then able to enjoy unadulterated herb without all of the harmful carcinogens and toxins commonly found in smoke. To get the most out of your vaporizer, though, you'll want to avoid making the following mistakes.
Mistake #1 -- Temperature Too High
I think most people have been guilty of this mistake at some point or another. Vaporizers typically have several different heat settings, allowing for greater personalization and control. If you're used to breathing in thick smoke, however, you may unknowingly vape your herb to create the same consistency. Unfortunately, this will burn the active ingredients in your herb while also creating toxic chemicals in the process.
So, what's a proper temp to use when vaping herb? It really depends on the type of herb, but cannabis for instance is best vaped at 355° to 385°F.
Mistake #2 -- Not Grinding Enough
A second mistake you'll want to avoid when vaping is not grinding your herb well enough. Ask any seasoned vaper and they'll agree: grinding is an essential step in producing a smooth, consistent vape. Tossing large buds into your vaporizer will likely result in uneven temperatures, with some of the bud receiving more heat than other sections. So, try to get into the habit of running them through a high-quality 4-piece grinder beforehand. It only takes 30-45 seconds, but it can make a world of difference in the quality of your vapor.
Mistake #3 -- Packing Too Tightly
Coming in at number three on our list of top vaping mistakes is packing the herb too tightly. Vaporizers come in all different shapes and sizes, some of which are able to hold more bud than others. When packing your vaporizer, consider the bowl size and how much it can hold. Conventional wisdom should tell you that packing an excessive amount of bud into the vaporizer will make it more dense. And when bud is dense, it doesn't heat as well (due to the fact that airflow is restricted.
These are just three of the most common mistakes people make when using vaporizers.