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Vaping 101 - FAQs

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Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions when it comes to vaping, whether you are a veteran in vaporizers, or starting your way, we can definitely guide you! We also have additional and specific questions when it comes to our wide range of vaporizers; from pen types - to desktop vaporizers, we have it here.

 

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What is Vaping?

Vaping is a process of turning a substance into vapor through various methods of heating. A substance will then be placed in the heating compartment of the "Vaporizer." Various substances can be lit up in the vaporizers such as herbs and e-liquids especially made for them. 

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What are Vaporizers?

Vaporizers are the device we use in vaping; it comes in different sizes and functions suitable for you. It is powered by battery and can be charged. Some vaporizers can accommodate herbs or e-liquids, sometimes both, depending on the "mod" of your vaporizer. The extracted vapor may be collected in an inflatable bag, or inhaled directly through a hose or pipe, thus inhaling the active ingredient for the satisfaction. There are a wide variety of vaporizers, from conventional ones - to digital.

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How does the vaporizers work?

The vaporizer heats up the substance (or the herb) until it reaches the boiling or the vaporization point of the herb, but not too hot to burn it. You will know when the substance is vaporized when it turns to color brown or orange.

When it comes to vaping marijuana, the temperature ranges to 175°C to 190°C and it releases a relaxing and soothing effect.

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What is the perfect temperature for Pen Vaporizer?

Most pen-type vaporizers have a coil that directly heats up and burns the herb. The Pen Vaporizer can give an excellent power in producing smoke ( the vapor itself) that has profound effect and strong flavors.

One of the best pen vaporizers is the Atmos Boss that can produce real vapors without any kind of combustion coming from the herbs. You can just check its residue that is usually turns into dark brown or orange.

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How to make the herb dry?

Make sure that the herb is dry before vaping it. Once you use a moist one, it might cause uneven heat combustion. In addition, the moist will just trap the healthy cannabinoids of the herb.

  • What is the vaping temperature for the Cannabinoid?

The herb itself is composed of hundreds of cannabinoids. The recommended temperature is around 155°C to 160°C. The THC or the Tetrahydrocannabinol is the most essential cannabinoids for the medical purposes. But there are different cannabis strains that has different levels of THC and other proportions of cannabinoids.

  • What is the vaping temperature for the Cannabidiol (CBD)?

The cannabidiol is also a cannabinoid that is also an abundant like the THC of any cannabis herb. It vaping temperature ranges to 160°C to 180 °C. It also have therapeutic effects like having anti-convulsant, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory. There are also studies that it can lessen the depression and anxiety.

  • What is the vaping temperature for the Cannabinol (CBN)?

The Cannabidiol has an opposite effect like making you sleep, a perfect treatment for those who have an insomnia. Other than this, CBN is also present in powerful bacteria called combat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This kind of bacteria is hard to eliminate because of its resistance to antibiotics. The drier herb that you have, the more CBN it contains. Its vaping temperature is 185 °C.

  • What is the vaping temperature for the other herbs?

Vaporizer is not only for the cannabis, but you can use it for your aromatherapy. For the famous Volcano desktop vaporizer like the Storz and the Bickel they have and ideal temperature for the following herbs: Lemon balm, 288°F (142°C); Thyme, 374°F (190°C); Lavender, 266°F (130°C); Sage, 374°F (190°C); Chamomile, 374°F (190°C); Hops, 309°F (154°C); Eucalyptus, 266°F (130°C).

You can also use the Arizer Extreme Q vaporizer that comes with a glass bowl that you can place at the top of the device. Just place your mix of herbs and flowers on it and adjust the level of temperature.

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What are the basic heating methods in vaping?

 

Conduction

It is a method involving the process of transferring heat to the object or item that it touches. Herb or plants are vaporized in a metal bowl which is the heating element, it then releases the active ingredients. The downside of this method is that you cannot control the heat that goes directly with the ingredients, making it susceptible to burning or overheating.Conduction vaporizers are usually cheaper because of its limited and conventional function.

Convection

Convection heating is the most prominent process being used in many vaporizers today. It is characterized by the transfer of heat by fluid or air movement thus producing the air or the vapor at its desired temperature. Heating is better and more efficient than conduction simply because it allows you to set the best temperature control (most especially digital vaporizers) and it effectively vapes the essences of the herbal blends because the heated air passes through their surfaces.

Capability: Dry Herb

 

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What is the sweet spot with portable vaporizers?

A vaporizers comes with different sizes and shapes and because of this, it be hard for you to find the perfect temperature. Portable vaporizer like the DaVinci Ascent Sport and the Arizer Solo has a control button for your preferred temperature. Its adjustable setting doesn’t mean that it can have the good quality of vapor. The factors that affect it are the vapor pathway and its heating chamber.

  • What is the recommended sweet spot for each item:

Arizer Solo Portable Vaporizer - It is a Canadian-Made vaporizer which is very simple but high-quality.

Best setting: Levels 4 and 5. #4 ranges to 195° C and #5 ranges to 200° C

G Pro Herbal Vaporizer - This vaporizer is perfect for the beginners that allows medium to high settings.

Best Setting: Medium and High at  first, then Low after a few minutes.

DaVinci Ascent Vaporizer - It offers the great temperature and you can adjust the temperature easily.

Best Setting: 365°F (185°C) to 380°F (193°C)

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What is the best vaping temperature for Desktop Vaporizers?

For a tabletop or desktop vaporizers, they can be the best ones in the term of the vapor quality. Its large container can exert a larger power than any kind of vaporizers.

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What are the best kinds of vaporizers? 

 

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Atmos Dry Herb Kit Vaporizer

Atmos DHK is preferred by many because of its wide accessibility and functionality. It features a portable mechanism that allows the users to vape anywhere and anytime. Although it has small and light dimensions, it can process a large amount of herbs within a short span of time.

 

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Puffco Plus Vaporizer

It is the upgraded version of the Puffco pro which provide better operations. Compared to the previous version, it has a unified design. It also includes an entirely different and outstanding elements that enhances the overall quality of the vape. One of its remarkable features is the sesh mode that exudes a longer time for the heating process.

 

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SToK R2 Series Vaporizer

Out of all the other options, it is considered to be the most affordable yet highly functional. It may seem less attractive but it is durable, heat-resistant and has the capability to maintain the cleanliness of the vapors. It also display thicker clouds which yields an aesthetic vapor.

 

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Kandypens K-Vape Vaporizer

It is commonly known as the vaporizer which has similar characteristics with the Grenco Science’s G Pro Herbal Vaporizer. Apart from this resemblance, it is one of the few vape pens that performs an actual convection which opts for a more practical use and a faster mechanism. It is being relevantly recognized for its excellent temperature settings and a larger herb chamber. The only downside is its tendency to become too hot when the maximum temperature has been 

 

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G Pro Herbal Vaporizer

The K-vape vaporizers and G Pro Herbal Vaporizer are created by the same manufacturers. Therefore, possible confusions might occur while choosing between the two. They slightly differ on the heating chamber and temperature settings. It is categorized among the brilliant portable vaporizers due to its praised convection process. 

 

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Source Orb Vaporizer

The latest version of the Source orb magnifies simplicity and uniqueness. It has a magnetic lock that adds a stylish concept to its design. It also provides a minimal and convenient cleanability for its two-piece layout and contains three more atomizers. Flexible settings that ranges within customized resistance and temperature. You only need to avoid spills by completely sealing the lock.

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