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Today, cannabis users view vapes as more portable, discreet, and healthful. In addition, vaping cannabis often fits discreetly into social activities so compact portable devices are the rage these days. Since we at Ispure design and sell awesome vaporizers and flower devices, we thought we would help clear the air on the myriad of ways to consume the tasty goodness.

However, the wide variety of tools available for vaping can oftentimes overwhelm a person. Dry herb vaping brings natural variables to the vape experience. In contrast, different atomizer and battery combinations for liquid vaping or dabbing make it challenging to nail down reliable voltage settings.

Even if you find your perfect setup, different oil viscosities, terpene profiles, or consistency of your concentrates can mess with your experience. To optimize your vaping/smoking experience, read on to learn the best temperature for vaping and why it matters.

Vaping Temperature

Vaporizers are not created equally and have variances in their heating elements. Generally speaking, vapes use a heating source that turns electrical power into heat. When you take a hit and engage the battery, heat is applied via electricity to the substance of choice, and creates a vapor.

Many products have variable heat settings, allowing you to decide how much heat is applied—the higher the heat, the bigger the cloud you’ll exhale—the lower the heat, the more flavor you’ll get. Yes, most vaporizers actually burn a little hot, leading to burnt terpenes and a poor high. That’s why It’s important to understand your rigs as well as the substances you use.

Why Temperature is Important

Temperature is one of the most crucial factors that can alter your height. Every strain has its unique terpenes that determine its flavor, effects, and medicinal properties.

Each terpene also has a unique boiling point. For instance, you can“overcook” cannabis oil or resin, and the terpenes end up damaged. Heating terpenes past their specific boiling point will alter the molecules themselves, creating a change in the strain’s taste and effects.

This explains why your hit may not taste the same the whole way through. For example, when people “chain-vape,” they don’t allow their substance of choice to cool off, and they start burning terpenes instead of properly vaporizing them. So even if you start with the perfect power setting and airflow setting, you might wind up overshooting the ideal temperature for vaping and altering the strain’s taste and effects.

Temp Tip

Quick hits paired with a high temperature run the risk of overheating your battery and possibly burning the Terps. Instead, try lower temperatures with 2-3 seconds between each puff.

Lower temperatures prevent overheating, which results in smoother hits throughout the length of your vape. A higher temperature also results in harsher hits, but bigger clouds—the choice is yours. Our motto: Low & Slow is the Way to Go! Low heat and slow hits are the keys to success for us.

Protect the Terps

Terpenes are hugely responsible for the taste, aroma, & effects of each strain. When you vape at too high of a temp, those vital compounds boil away or become damaged. Lower temps protect the terpenes, allowing them to produce a full, bold flavor. Besides, burnt oil tastes gross anyway.

Suppose your (insert favorite substance here) contains a high amount of terpenes. In that case, it is best to use a low-temperature setting for vaping or dabbing to avoid burning and damaging the terpene profile.

Friendly reminder: when you vape or dab at high temperatures, you essentially can burn away the cannabinoids & terpenes/terpenoids that are responsible for the effect you intended to feel from consuming it. Low temperatures protect these compounds, allowing for full, authentic effects and an enjoyable high.

Optimal Temperatures for Terpenes

It’s important to remember that the terpenes are the lightest element of your concentrates oil or live resin. Temperature control isn’t about what you feel is the best hit—it’s about precisely heating your terpenes and not overshooting their boiling points and ruining their effects.

Thanks to in-depth research from around the world, we know the boiling points for many common terpenes, here’s a small list of the popular Terps. You should use this as a general guide only.

Vaporization Point:

>Pinene = 311 Fahrenheit. Has claimed anti-inflammatory powers that expand the bronchial airways.
>Limonene = 349 Fahrenheit. Claimed to help treat acid reflux.
>Myrcene = 334 Fahrenheit. Helps unlock the power of THC and claims anti-inflammatory effects.

While terpenes are powerful components of the cannabis plant, you can miss out on the highest levels of therapeutic effects if you vape them too hot. Vaporizing your stash—whatever it is—is the most modern way to consume currently, and with all the new ways to do it, best to “Go Low and Slow” and work up from there to that big beautiful tasty cloud—Enjoy!

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