Vaporizers are becoming an increasingly popular way to enjoy dry herbs. People are becoming more health-conscious, and they’re also looking for different ways to get the most benefit out of their dry herbs. After all, you pay a lot for dry herbs; understandably, you want to have the best experience possible.
When you smoke dry herbs in a joint or bong, you’re literally burning your herb, and contained in that smoke is about 10% of the cannabinoids in the dry herb. Along with the cannabinoids, you’re also inhaling carbon monoxide, benzene, tar, and other carcinogens. Although the smoke from cannabis doesn’t contain as many toxins as cigarette smoke, it’s still not the healthiest way to consume your favorite dry herbs.
Vaping dry herbs are very much different from smoking them. The material is heated to the point where cannabinoids and terpenes are released as a vapor but below the point of combustion. Basically, you’re getting all the good stuff out of the dry herbs while avoiding all of the bad stuff. Not only that, but you’re also getting more out of your dry herb because less of the material is being burned up and wasted.
In the following article, we’ll take a brief look at what the perfect temperature to vape at is, how cannabinoids affect your vaping experience, what terpenes are and what they do, and matching temperatures for the best vaping experience. If you’re new to vaping or just trying to perfect your vaping experience, then this is a great guide for you.
Generally, one of the best temperature ranges for vaping your dry herbs is between 160°C and 220°C. If you go much lower than this, your dry herbs won’t get hot enough for the cannabinoids to be turned into a vapor. If you have your temperature set above 220°C, you run the risk of causing your dry herb to combust, which is what vapers are trying to avoid.
Unfortunately, there’s no perfect temperature that will be suitable for every vaper, every vaporizer, and every different type of dry herb. However, we might be able to come up with the perfect temperature for you to vape your favorite dry herb with your dry herb vaporizer.
There are a variety of different compounds in cannabis, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Each of these different compounds evaporates at a different temperature which means that not all compounds inside your dry herb will start evaporating at the same time or temperature.
When you use a vaporizer with temperature control, you can choose the temperature you vape at and also which compounds you’re targeting by setting a specific temperature. By adjusting the temperature of your vaporizer, you can manipulate the results from vaping.
As a general rule of thumb, vaping below 190°C will result in you experiencing a strong head high, while if you vape above 190°C, you’ll get more of a body high. If you go much above 220°C, your dry herb will combust, which will ruin the experience altogether.
There are various cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, but the two most common are THC and CBD. While CBD and THC are the two primary cannabinoids, there are, in fact, over 114 different cannabinoids in total. Each of the different cannabinoids has unique properties and its own individual evaporation points.
Terpenes are compounds that are found in various plants, vegetables, herbs, and fruits. Flavonoids are pigments inside plants that sometimes contribute to a plant or fruit’s color. When you combine flavonoids with terpenes, the result is the taste and aroma of your favorite dry herbs. A good example of this is the citrus smell that fruits like oranges, limes, and lemons all share. Limonene is the terpene responsible for the citrus smell and taste.
Some of the most common terpenes vaporization points are:
Finding the perfect temperature to suit you and your dry herb is going to involve a lot of trial and error but using the temperatures we have outlined above, you’ll be able to get a lot closer in a shorter period of time.
Unfortunately, each device heats at different speeds and different rates. So, you’re going to have to fine-tine your temperatures to suit your specific device. Another factor that you need to consider is your dry herb. Different types of dry herbs have different moisture levels. There’s no guarantee that the same herb will vape at exactly the same temperature every time you fire up your dry herb vaporizer.
However, if you narrow down your temperatures, fine-tuning them slightly will quickly get you to your desired temperature. When it comes to dry herbs, don’t be afraid to play around with your settings until you get it exactly right. It may take some time, but once you do get it right, you’re going to have a much better vaping experience in the future.
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