Perhaps, you have invested in a quality dry herb vaporizer, and are in pursuit of a nectarous vaping session. You may have repeatedly checked all the instructions and implemented them as outlined in the user guide but you still are having trouble getting the hang of your new tool. Unfortunately, despite fixing your position relative to the North Star, plenty of water is still getting into your vaping boat. Chagrining you with horrible results that completely ruin your vaping spells to unfathomable levels.
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Well, all vaporizers, regardless of quality, can develop problems. Therefore, do not beat yourself about hellacious vaping experiences. To make fabulous vaping experiences your daily fare, we have come up with a list of common dry herb vaporizer problems and their solutions.
Issue: Not getting enough vapor
Most factors that keep you from getting voluminous and smooth vapes are related to how you prepare your herbs, fill the cartridge, heat your vaporizer, the way you inhale, and how regularly you clean your device.
- Always get the driest herb for the highest volume of vapes: If your herb contains any moisture, then you will certainly not get enough vape from your dry herb vaporizer. Therefore, always ensure that you get the driest herb from your supplier or dry them further after purchase.
- Grind your herb well as perfectly ground herbs have increased surface area, which optimizes the combustion process thus producing dense vapes.
- Heat your herb at the right evaporation temperatures.
- Clean your vaporizer regularly, as this ensures that it functions at its full potential.
Issue: Difficulties getting draws from your vaporizer
The most common factors that introduce difficulties in getting a hit or pull from dry herb vaporizers include clogging from resins and overpacked chambers.
If your screen is clogged with resins, then cleaning is the only option that will restore your vaporizer to its full potential. Dropping your screen into some isopropyl alcohol will do the job of loosening the resins. After which you can rub them off then rinse the screen with hot water and dry before vaping.
On a different note, if your screen is clean, but you are still experiencing difficulties in getting a pull. Then you are probably over-packing your chamber. Therefore, always use your packing tool in filling your chamber and slightly compact your herbs to avoid overdoing it.
Issue: Getting smoke in place of the vapor
The most likely motivation behind investing in a vaporizer is to avoid the adverse side effects of smoking. Getting smoke instead of vapor is, therefore, the least that you expect.
High temperatures required for vaporizing dry herbs are categorized into three classes. Low -level (320°F/160°C– 356°F/180°C), mid-level (356°F/180°C – 392°F/200°C), and high-level temperatures 392°F/200°C – 446°F/230°C). Depending on the quality of your herb, going beyond certain thresholds of the vaporizing temperatures will burn them. Consequently, always experiment with different temperatures within the set margins to find the right spot that will consistently serve you with enough vapor without burning the herbs.
These include the vaporizer’s battery not working or the vaporizer not heating up,
Under such circumstances, always check if the battery is properly connected, fully charged, and turned on. On a different note, if the vaporizer is not heating up, but the battery is fully charged and well connected, then the problem could be the atomizer, which requires replacement.