How to use a Dry Herb Vaporizer

One way to vape marijuana and other substances that are becoming more known now is dry herb vaping.  If you would like to try it out, then the first thing to do is to get a dry herb vaporizer. It’s small and compact, and specifically designed for vaping dry herb.

Dry herb vaporizers generally depend on the process of conduction to directly heat the cannabis, although some vaporizers have already been made that depend on convection heating method. Convection heats the chamber contents by allowing hot airflow in.  Everything naturally depends on you and your preferences.

To use your dry herb vaporizer, the first thing to do is grind the dry herb into a coarse powder and then load this in the vaporizer. The next step is to heat up the pen, which can last up to a minute, depending on the make and the model of the device. Usually, heating up the pen takes only pressing a button or holding it down. Once it is already properly heated, you can now take some hits. Be careful to take only small and slow hits first until after you get the hang of it.

Some Tips on Using Dry Herb Vaporizer Efficiently: 

While vaping is now more popular, it is still not clear cut on how to use the dry herb vape pen more effectively. The ability to effectively get the highest level of vapor from dry herb consumption has been quite frustrating for some vaping fans. Below are some tips on how to use a dry herb vaporizer more effectively.

#1 Read and understand the manual.

The manual that comes with a dry herb vaporizer is prepared for a reason. Not all vaporizers work the same, so it is important that you read and understand the manual that comes with your device. Even if most of the devices you might encounter are relatively similar, each device still has its nuances that can only be explained and understood through the manual.

Many factors can affect the level of successful vaping you can achieve, such as whether the chamber is ceramic or steel, the variations in temperature, and many more. To use your device properly, you must understand it completely.

Reading the manual is the key, not just to know how to operate the vaporizer, but what features could affect the taste, cloud density, duration, and effectiveness of your dry herb vaping session. The life span of your device can also be found on the manual as well as the possible hazards that you must avoid, or else land yourself in some serious risks.

#2 Make sure it is fully charged when using.

A dry herb vaping session suddenly cut off can be a bummer. One basic tip for using vaporizer is to charge as required. The last thing you want to happen is for your device to lose battery and give out while you are already in the throes of enjoyment. Even if some vaporizers can be used while still plugged and charging, that would not be as enjoyable as vaping anywhere you want to rather than being tethered somewhere. Not to mention, the risks of doing that.

#3 Ensure the proper temperature.

One of the key features that you must be careful of when using dry herb vaporizers is the temperature setting. Setting the right temperature is important, even though it could be slightly tricky at first. The wrong temperature can make some of the herbs combust or turn them into smoke. Heat the device too much can lead to the former, and heat it too little means the herb won’t be vaped properly.

#4 Give it a dry run – no pun intended!

Just like any manufactured device, the best way to make sure that it can work satisfactorily is to give it a trial run. Before you load your chamber, dry run your unit, so you will know whether there are some malfunctioning parts or aspects you particularly do not like. Sometimes, issues not necessarily with the device can lead the unit not to work properly can crop up because of residuals of production, packaging, and shipping activities.

#5 Ensure proper grain of the grind.

It does not matter how good your device is if the grind of the dry herb you pack your bowl with is not done properly. If the ground product is fine, then it could burn faster. Courser ground product burns slower and in clumps, which will not make for a good dry herb vaping session. Also, the fine ground product will only burn fast if it is not packed tight in the chamber so you must also be careful with this. Between fine and course, a medium grind is highly recommended, because it allows for the easiest airflow control as well as more proper burn ratio.

#6 Ensure just the right amount of firmness of the bowl pack.

As said, the tightness of the chamber pack can affect the levels of success you can have with dry herb vaping. If the chamber pack is too tight, then airflow might be restricted. The scarier thing is that this could also lead to combustion if the heat accumulates too much in the restrictive chamber, which is highly likely.

If the bowl is packed too loosely, however, problems can also ensue. If it is too loose, it will burn way too fast, except in cases when there is a massive amount of moisture in the product. Again, like the grain of the grind, the firmness of your bowl pack should be just right – not too tight or not too loose. Medium firmness allows the air to heat just enough and accumulate only the right amount of vapor to hold its density while passing through the air channel.

#7 Be familiar with the vapor path of your dry herb vaporizer.

Knowing the length of the vapor path of your device can affect the amount of force as well as restriction that you need to make behind the pull of the drag. If you did not bother to find this out, the chances are high that your pull can be wrong and your hit could be full of or lack hot vapor. If you drag too intensely, your hit can certainly be excessive of vapor. If that happens, the density will be too intense, and your ability to hold the inhale can be compromised. That does not make for an enjoyable and successful dry herb vaping experience, naturally.

#8 Clean and regularly maintain your device.

Usually, people have the bad habit of just using their vaping devices and then leaving them be afterward, which can lead to all sorts of adverse consequences. Not regularly cleaning your device can make flavors linger and affect the next flavor you put in. The flavors can blend and become weird-tasting. The burning of any residues can also be prevented if the device is not regularly maintained. The lifespan of the heating source, as well as the battery, can all be negatively affected. This holds true for all devices or technologies.

As cannabis becomes more popular and even legal in one state after another, it is easier now to source cannabis-based products in the market. It is now easier for individuals to enjoy their favorite strains and in myriad ways of possible, including vaping. Of course, you should master how to use a dry herb vaporizer first.

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Matt Hansel is a Medical Practitioner, who has been writing and researching about cannabis since 2014.  His popular quotes which we like are: \"Don\'t use CBD oil for a cure, use it as a precaution\"  \"CBD should be considered as any other vitamin supplement and your body needs it!\"