How To Use A Vape
The complexity of using a vaporizer ranges from extremely easy and straight forward to annoyingly difficult – it all depends on what you’re working with. The reason for this is that all vapes are not the same. While many are reminiscent of one another, the differences in design can vary greatly from one to the next. With that in mind, we’ll attempt to share with you the secrets behind using various styles of vapes.
For the most part, using a vape is fairly simple. You load your blend, you turn it on and/or heat it up to the designed vaping temperature, and then you puff. Simple, right? But unfortunately, it’s not always this simple.
Take the Ascent by DaVinci as an example. When you turn it on, you’ll notice that the OLED display on it lights up and through it, you can access its options, of which there are many. For the best vaping session, I like to use the temperature cycling option. What this lets you do is heat the vape up to a specified temperature of your choosing and then hold that temperature for an amount of time you set before jumping on to the next setting you program in. This is really convenient for me because I like to periodically raise the temperature as I’m vaping and with this, all I have to do is activate my pre-programmed settings and it’ll launch right into what I like to think of as the perfect vaping session.
Now seeing as the Ascent has a lot of options, which include the ability to vape a range of different blend types, there could be an extra step or two in the process. For example, if you’re vaping dried blends, you basically just toss them in the heating chamber. But if you’re vaping a liquid blend, you’ll want to first insert it into one the glass canisters that it comes with and then drop the liquid-filled canister into the heating chamber. You’ll also want to decide whether or not you want the lid on the canister or not.
Now that we’ve covered vaping with a somewhat complex portable, we’re going to discuss another system that one might encounter: the whip and wand setup. Vapes with whips, like the Extreme Q or Da Buddha, make use of a vapor delivery tube. Using the Q as an example, what you do is first is select your vaping temperature. Then you heat it up and while it’s heating up, you add your blend to the glass chamber. When you’re ready to vape, you simply attach the blend-filled glass chamber to the heating element and begin drawing through the tube, which is known as the whip. In between draws, you’ll want to detach the glass chamber from the heating element as to conserve your blend, or at least, that’s what we suggest.
Below are some tips for using vaporizers:
- Don’t overfill the heating chamber
- When using dried blends, keep the blends loosely packed in there so that there’s room for the heat to pass evenly through the blend
- Never vaporize anything that is not intended for use with your vape
- Keep your vapes away from direct contact with water
- Clean your vapes regularly
- If you’re struggling to get a good puff, try adjusting the temperature as well as the rate at which you draw