When it comes to dry herb vaporizers, it may seem like using them properly is pretty much a no brainer; you just fill up the vaporizer with dry herb, set it on high and start vaping…
Although that might work out fine for you, you might miss out on other potential benefits that you can get out of your experience. That’s why it’s important to familiarize yourself with the optimal temperature points you need to set your vaporizer to in order to get the most out of your vaping experience.
How to Choose the Right Vaping Temperature
When talking about herbal blends, it’s important to have a vaporizer with accurate temperature control so that you can set it to your ideal temperature for each session.
Although the perfect temperature for each user is generally a mix of both medical needs and personal preference, there are a lot of things that can be taken into account when determining the optimal temperature for the best experience.
Many people often start out with a lower temperature to experience all the flavor profiles of the blend they’re using. Therefore, you can start out by vaping at 350-360 °F (175-180 °C) and increase the temperature from there on, if you’d like. At this temperature range, you can expect a ton of flavor but not a lot of vapor.
However if you’re a recreational user primarily interested in THC, you can set the temperature a bit higher, at 375 °F (190 °C) to get the most out of your vaping experience.
Although as you might already know, the minimum vaporization point for THC is at around 315 °F (157 °C), the truth is that this is not the most efficient point. So although you might get the smoothest and the most flavorful experience at this temperature point, you’d still be missing out on some of the other great cannabinoids and terpenes present. Among those we have the well know terpene called Myrcene, whose vaporization point is around 334 °F (167 °C), Limonene at around 349 °F (176 °C) and of course CBD, which doesn’t vaporize until 356 °F (180 °C).
Myrcene is a big factor for consumers who are looking to get higher for a longer period of time, as it interacts with THC in order to make the effects stronger. Although you can still get all the benefits of THC and Myrcene if you set your temperature at around 355 °F (179 °C), you’d still be missing out on the health benefits of the medical use cannabinoid known as CBD, which doesn’t vaporize at this temperature. As we mentioned above, CBD starts to vaporize only at 356 °F (180 °C), but what you might not know is that as you go from a 356 °F (180 °C) up to 446 °F (230 °C), which is the maximum setting for most vapes, you actually get more CBD.
Now that you know the importance of choosing the right temperature for your vaping sessions, you can go ahead and adjust your vaporizer according to your personal needs and the health benefits that you’re looking to get out of your vaping experience, and enjoy.