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Proper way to use a vaporizer?
I don't know if this is the correct forum for this question, but I need some clarification about how to use a vaporizer.
I picked up a vaporizer after hearing time and time again that they were just the best way to smoke, and that they get the best high yada, yada, yada.
I have the Digi-Vaporizer which is similar to the one in the attached picture.
I've read that THC vaporizes at 392F, so after reading that I've set the temp to ~400F. Only the first few hits would produce any type of notable hit. (Effects wise)
And after the 4-5th hit it would catch on fire, producing a pretty nasty smoke, and if you're in rotation and get stuck with the 4th or 5th spot, you're going to walk away not very high at all.
I've heard from several people that the proper temp should be roughly ~180F, for the reason that, 180F is all it takes for the THC to vaporize.
So for the questions.
1) What is the correct temp for a vaporizer?
2) How much weed should you put into a bowl in a vaporizer (is overfilling it bad basically?)
e.g. should you pack it up or just put a little bit in to cover the screen?
3) What kind of velocity of a hit should you take in order to maximize the use of the vaporizer?
e.g. A fast, deep hit (doing this drops the temp of the vaporizer from ~400F to ~160F per hit) - or - Do you take very slow hits trying to keep the temp at 180F?
4) Roughly based on answer #2, how many hits should you expect from a bowl in a vap?
I don't want to sound noob but I've heard too many different methods of how to use it and proper technique from too many sources.
It really hasn't impressed me so far, for the last 2 weeks I've had it.
Or maybe I was just expecting more from all the hype I've always heard of when they are mentioned.
Last edited by Mr. Bud; 09-04-2007 at 03:47 AM.
i have the same one but without the temp gauge. i have to guess on my temp. i like it so the first hit causes the weed to lightly brown. i hit it very slowly. watch the tube at the heat source. hit it very slowly then pause , you should see vapor inside the glass. i get about 3 good draws then i stir it and get 3 more. hope this helps.
Thanks for the reply fdd.
Roughly how much weed do you put into the bowl?
Break the weed up real good, it really doesn't take that much in the bowl, but if you use a grinder it seems to make it vaporize better.
I think you have the temp way to high, I think THC burns at the optimum temperature of 365F/185C
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I ussually vap at a higher temp, acctually about 420 f. funny eh? it produses a much more potent hit
i have one like that..with the digital temp guage..lol i did the same wit mine on 400..
dont do it..it burns up!! then u just have a big o cherry in it!!
i set mine on 300 let it warm then put bout little less than half a bowl..then
just get a steady stream going ..dont suck to hard.. n just rember to mix the bowl
or one side gets all burnt!! lol
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I was thinking about getting a Vapir. I saw some listed on ebay for cheap. has anyone ever used a vapir before? whats it like
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"Cannabis (medical use only, see below): 170C to 185C (338F to 365F)"
I set my Vapir 5.izzo to 338 and let it flow......i take slow deep hits. Plug with thumb, hold, exhale....chill...like a jays goin round, then hit again....and repeat.....if you got good erb, than yo azz is goin for a ride....
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With my volcano I start at ABOUT 320-350 And end at about 420.
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