With vaporizers herb enthusiasts can get all of the key ingredients they desire from their plant material without worries of carcinogens and toxins. When you burn plant material you are not only getting these dangerous items, you are losing up to 40% of the good stuff that you wanted in the first place.
When you first purchase your vaporizer it will be important to know how to best operate it. Here are some tips to get the most out of your unit.
As with all electronic appliances, take some time to read the instruction manual. More than likely it will cover questions that you will have later and you will not have to go back and figure it out. Many manufacturers recommend plugging the unit in and letting it go for 10 to 15 min. as an initial burn-in. This will help get rid of any manufacturer oils and gets rid of any moisture in the heating element.
Before heating it up, take a minute to wipe off any dust or packing material--it may be clinging to the outside. Of course, make sure the wand, bowls, and bubbles are clean and free of obstructions.
Once the unit starts to heat make sure you never touch the heating element. Vaporization takes place at very high temperatures and you don't want to sacrifice your finger to find out.
Before each use, let it warm-up, usually 10 to 15 minutes with no herbs in the unit in order to burn out any moisture. Take the time during warm-up to properly grind your herbs. Don't grind them so fine that they will pass through the screen.
At same time, don't fill the receptacle too full-- if it is packed to the brim it is hard to get a clean start and you will fight it during the entire time. When the unit is ready, take a light draw. Do not pull hard as you will not get the most efficient use of the vapor technique. After a while you will learn how to draw as easily as taking a breath.
Herb vaporizers provide a great alternative to the dangers of burning and smoking. It's a much smoother experience without the danger of carcinogens and toxins entering into your system. Take the time to learn your new vaporizer and you'll enjoy it for years to come.