Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in 2012, in America, the cannabis industry has become an almost overnight success, with many countries looking to follow suit. The methods of consumption related to marijuana has come a long way over the last few years, and it is not uncommon to find anyone using primarily traditional methods of consumption, like bongs or blunts.
Due to the changes in lifestyle people have been making, there has been a growing push to be healthier, and one product has helped with that; dry herb vaporizers. Many companies, both physical and online retailers continue to push for healthier dry herb vaporizer, like this one, the Mighty Plus, to make the experience better for customers. These vaporizers have become incredibly popular, not only because they offer a cleaner way to consume marijuana, but also because of the convenience they provide.
If you have a dry herb vaporizer, or are looking to buy one, here is how to get the most out of it.
Fresh herb is the best
One of the best ways to ensure that you get the most out of your dry herb vaporizer is by using fresh herbs. The reason for this is because marijuana is still a plant, and naturally, it degrades over time. The good news is that it doesn’t mean that you will get sick if you vape it, since it doesn’t spoil in the same way that dairy products do. However for your vaping experience it’s best to use it when fresh.
When marijuana degrades, or is old, it loses THC levels; in other words, it becomes much less potent, which means there is no point in even vaping it. Another unfortunate result of marijuana getting old is that the terpene oils begin to disappear, and this causes a drop in flavor.
Easy ways to identify if the marijuana is old is if it has lost its aroma, since marijuana usually has quite a strong smell. Another way to know, if your nose isn’t what it used to be, is that it becomes quite hard, or crumbles rather easily.
Pack properly and use a smaller bowl
Something that many people fail to do, is to grind the marijuana evenly. If this isn’t done, the vaping experience won’t be as pleasant. The reason the marijuana should be ground evenly is because you want to increase the surface area which allows the heat to properly vaporize all of the contents in the bowl.
The next step is to pack the bowl properly, and this is influenced by the heating method that you are using. If you are using a convection vaporizer, you have a little more leeway and can pack the bowl a little tighter, since the warm air will still circulate. If you are using a conduction vaporizer, you might want to pack the bowl so that it is loose, since this method require direct contact, and if the bowl is too tight then not everything will be vaporized.
Similarly, you should not be packing the bowl so that it is completely full, because this will make it difficult to draw and some of the contents might be wasted.
Keep it clean
In order to get the most out of your vaporizer, you have to keep it clean. The chamber where the marijuana is packed can quickly become dirty, or have left over bud, which will not only affect the taste, but also the efficiency at which the marijuana is vaporizer. This is even more important for conduction vaporizers that require direct contact, because if anything is left over that interferes with the heat produced, then the marijuana won’t vaporize properly.
The first step to cleaning your dry herb vaporizer is to disassemble it, then to clean the heating chamber. It is advised to use a q-tip without any liquid, and do this over a soft surface, in case you drop the device which could be expensive to replace. The next step is to clean the mouthpiece; this is often where there is a lot of buildup. You should use something that is thin with length to dislodge anything trapped inside, which clears the vapor path, and then use a cloth just to wipe it all off.
The last step is just to ensure that the battery is all clean and free of residue, or anything disrupting the connection between the heating element and the battery.