It’s a Friday evening and you’ve just settled in from a hard week a work. You sit down, load up your vape with your favourite herbs, inhale and…. Yuck! What is that burning taste?
Vaporizers don’t burn dry herbs, so what is with the horrid taste? A burnt hit is very unpleasant and can ruin your session. There could be a few mistakes you’re making with your vape that is allowing this to happen, so don’t beat yourself up.
Here’s how to avoid the burning taste of your herb:
Find the right temperature:
Experimenting with different temperatures is something most of us do when first starting out. Many vapers have ruined batches of bud due to messing with the temperatures controls. Vaping at temperatures between 175C to 200C (347-392F) is ideal.
Pause between draws
Taking big, long draws without pausing or chain vaping? Chain vaping heats the chamber up too much and gives the vaporizer no time to efficiently cool down. If you are continuously doing this, it may have detrimental effects to your vaporizer and heating chamber which may result in burnt bud.
Do a burn-off test
When you first got your vaporizer, did you do the ever-important burn-off test? If you don’t know what a burn-off is, then you didn’t do the burn-off. A burn-off is the first (empty) session you do with your vape to burn off any remains from the manufacturing processes. Switch your vaporizer to the highest temp, allow the unit time to heat up, and do not inhale and do not pack the chamber; this is a dry burn-off! Leave it for approximately five minutes and then allow time to cool down and you should be ready to vape your dry herbs as normal. Doing this will ensure your vaporizer will produce the best-tasting and highest quality vapour possible.