How To Use A Vape
The complexity of using a vaporizer ranges from easy and straight forward to annoyingly difficult! While many vapes are similar, many are also quite unique. At VapeGuide, while we admittedly prefer reviewing the best products, we evaluate all types of dry herb vaporizers and provide you with the straight scoop. With that in mind, in this article on how to use a vape we’ll attempt to share the secrets behind the operating characteristics of various styles of vapes.
To the casual observer, operating a vape may appear fairly simple. You load your blend, you turn it on, let it heat up, and inhale. Simple, right? Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Take the Ascent by DaVinci as an example. When you turn it on, you’ll notice that the OLED display lights up and, through it, you access the device’s 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 and hold that temperature for a set amount of time before jumping on to the next setting you program in. This is really convenient for me because I like to periodically raise the temperature in midsession, and 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 blends, 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, you’ll want to first insert it into one the glass canisters and drop this liquid-filled canister into the heating chamber. You’ll also need to decide whether 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 Volcano, make use of a vapor delivery tube. Using the Q as an example, what you do is first select your vaping temperature. Then you heat it up, and while it’s heating 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 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 so that there’s room for heat to pass evenly throughout.
- 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 and time between draws.