How to use a dry herb vape pen?
If you have ever wondered how to use a dry herb vape, you are not alone. It can be difficult to wrap your head around. But with a little bit of practice and patience, vaping with dry herb is easy! A dry herb vape pen is the perfect blend of convenience and taste for those who love a good smoke.
Below, find out everything you need to know about the best vape pens on the market.
How to use a dry herb vape pen?
We have put together a simple primer on how to use a dry herb vape, including basic instructions, tips, and things you should be aware of.
What is a dry herb vape pen?
Dry herb vaporizers are compact devices typically made of three main components: the battery, the heating chamber, and the mouthpiece/atomizer. The heating chamber is designed specifically for vaping dry herbs like weed or tobacco.
Some vape pens come with one heating chamber to hold all your herbs while others have separate chambers for different types of blends. Most common configurations include two chambers (one for concentrates and one for herbs) or three (two chambers for herbs and one for concentrates).
How to use a dry herb vape?
There are a few ways to use your dry herb vaporizer: taking small, controlled puffs or long, drawn-in hits. If you are new to vaping, it is helpful to start off with small pulls of vapor and then gradually increase the size of the draw.
The best way to get started is by using the vape pen for only five minutes a day; you can slowly increase your usage time over time until you are able to take larger hits without feeling uncomfortable. Be patient and take time getting used to this type of smoking.
A dry herb vaporizer works by heating up the flower, extracts, or oils, to the ideal temperature for vaporization. The actual temperature is different for each dry herb vape depending on the type of material being vaped. Once the material is heated to its vapor point, it releases toxins and cannabinoids into a form that can be inhaled by you.
The type of vape pen you use matters
The type of vape pen you use will have an impact on how long your sessions last. The more battery life your vape pen has, the longer you can go between charges (or refilling of empty chambers). Vape pens with larger heating chambers tend to be more efficient and cost effective due to their ability to hold more material at one time.
While most vapes come with around 350-400 mAh of power, some high-end vapes can hold up to a whopping 2,000 mAh! Power output does not always correlate with durability. The bigger the battery, the thicker your chamber must be able to survive. This can also have an impact on flavor.
In terms of temperature control, not all dry herb vape pens have temperature control features. Some offer preset temperatures or temperatures that can be adjusted according to the user’s preference (for example, anywhere between 200°F and 420°F).
Safety tips for using a dry herb vaporizer
One of the most important things to keep in mind is that there is no such thing as “too much” precaution when it comes to vaping. Even though vaping hasn’t been around 100% long, it is still extremely dangerous and should be treated as such.
The main safety issue that concerns vapers when using a dry herb vaporizer is battery fires. For example, so called “exploding” batteries have killed several people since they first became available on the market.
Thankfully, these risks have been greatly reduced over time with new regulations, and vape pens now come equipped with reliable lithium-ion cells.
The main safety issues that you should be aware of are:
Fire and explosion risks
Don’t leave your vape pen in your car or anywhere else where it can come into contact with scalding temperatures. The heating chamber gets very hot while vaping, so do not handle the vaporizer when it is plugged in.
Always turn off the battery when you are done using the vape pen. Don’t plug it in before it has completely cooled down; allow at least 15 minutes for this to occur before plugging your vaporizer back into your charger.
Check that there are no cracks or missing pieces on the heating chamber. If you notice any cracks or spots, replace the heater cartridge immediately. Vape pens with heating chambers made of ceramics are more likely to crack when used with high temperatures.
Always take your vaporizer battery out of the charger when charging is complete. If you leave the battery in your vape pen overnight, it may drain and cause an electrical fire. Avoid using a vape pen that has a removable cartridge; it is much more dangerous to leave the batteries out in the open for long periods of time than in a vape pen.
Do not let children play with or handle vapes; they could be harmed by accidental burns from a hot battery inside your device.
Be sure to charge your vape immediately after charging; do not let the batteries sit around “expired.” The battery will “self-discharge” over time, which can lead to a shorter shelf life for your battery.
Vaporizing an herb, wax, or concentrate
It is important to note that some herb types are more dangerous than others when used for vaping. For example, kief and hash are extremely dangerous when vaporized because they can create an explosion during combustion.
Vaping unsafe materials can lead to an explosion, leaving you with a fire in your home or a trip to the emergency room.
There you have it! Don’t let your vaporizer out of your sight when not in use. The most dangerous things about vaping are physical: they can be thrown, left on the hot surface of a desk, or left on a windowsill. Additionally, the most dangerous chemicals present in the vape pen are still present in the vape pen even after it has been shut off and unplugged for several minutes.