Vapes are a simple and healthy way to enjoy cannabis, but it’s important to remember that they are machines and machines, they can break. Whether it is wear and tear or some inbuilt flaw, there is a chance that your vape could surrender to entropy and let you down.
This is heartbreaking, not on the level of a relative dying or anything, but maybe on the level of a small pet you didn’t really get along with but miss regardless. Fret not, the most common issues with vaporizers can be fixed easily by YOU! That's right, you won’t need to contact an engineer, technician, or shaman, you can do it yourself.
There are few things in this life more empowering than overcoming adversary with nothing but your own gumption and elbow grease, so we’re here to help you capture that feeling. Here are the three most common issues that can arise in your vape and how to fix them.
The Vapor Is Weak and Thin
When you’re vaping you want to be taking thick, tasty, and powerful hits. If your vape doesn’t deliver this, then you may feel somewhat nonplussed. But wait, don’t hurl your Pax 3 out the window, letting it shatter on the street below. Instead, open the compatible smartphone app and knock the heat up a few degrees. Vaporizers have adjustable temperature settings in order to allow you to enjoy a variety of different vape experiences. Lower temperatures yield thinner vapor, while higher temperature gives you thick vapor. Another important method to ensure that you get the thickest vapor possible is to grind your weed thoroughly. This increases the amount of surface area in your cannabis that can be exposed to the heating elements of your vaporizer. This increases the amount of, and potency of the resulting vapor.
You want your vapor to taste good, is that too much to ask? You want to enjoy the smooth and natural flavor of your herb with no greasy, burnt taste. Unfortunately, sometimes your vape will turn on you and spew a foul-tasting smog into your mouth. This has a very quick and easy fix; clean your vape out. Over time grime and resin will build up in your vape. If you heat this up, you’re not gonna have a good time. Simply get some cleaning solution and wipe your vape’s chamber and air path clean.
It’s called a vaporizer, not a burnerizer, so why is smoke pouring out of your vape? This is down to the grime building up in your vape, too. When crud builds up in the chamber it can cause hot-spots to form. If you push the heating system too hard these spots can heat up to a flashpoint! Resulting in combustion, smoke, and wasted herb. Clean your vape.