Vape pens come in all different shapes, sizes, and with all sorts of different features. Some are geared specifically towards certain types of dry herbs, oils or other concentrates while others are versatile. In the end, the specific information anyone will need to know for each vape is going to be based on all the different types of vape pen features plus the materials they are going to vape such as herbs, wax and oil. Usually you can consult any guide or booklet specific to the vape pen you purchase for best handling and use instructions.
However, there are still general rules that apply when looking at the control of a temperature-controlled vape. For example, each vape pen with temperature control is going to have some sort of dial, buttons, or touch screen to give you the ability to adjust the different temperatures. Keep in mind that different vapes are going to have different levels of settings. Some will only come with a ‘high’ or ‘low’ temperature setting. Some with 3 or mor pre-set settings. And others will allow the user to change and set the specific temperature by a single degree, so you can get the feel just right. Regardless of the different ways that a particular vape is going to control the temperature and what options are available, there are more important considerations regarding why a certain temperature is better for this or that, and what temperatures work best for particular tastes (harsher, smoother, etc).
In the end, the best vaping temperature is going to depend largely on what exactly it is that is being vaporized. As one can imagine, the temperatures needed to consistently and effectively vaporize dry herb as opposed to wax or oil is going to be different. Moreover, there is going to be particular temperatures even within those categories where each performs better or worse. And still, ultimately what is best is always the matter of someone’s particular tastes or habits. For some, temperatures in a particular range may produce hits that are too harsh or simply too hot for their tastes. On the flip side, others may think the hits don’t give off the ‘kick’ someone needs.
In the end, the best vaping temperature will always be achieved after you go through some trial and error, it is only natural. The various vape coils, pen features and consistencies of the herbs, oils or wax being vaped can vary widely and they all have an impact on how the vaping experience plays out.
Keep in mind that temperatures for vaping E-Juice are going to predominantly depend on the amount of vapor and heat someone likes with their hit. However, generally speaking, it is wise to keep the temperatures hovering somewhere between 390 F and 490 F. When the vape gets around to the 390 F range it is putting out a good bit of vapor without sacrificing too much in terms of flavor or smoothness. However, as one moves up towards 490 F they will become closer and closer to the warmer, even hotter hits (especially if above 490). At the end of the day, none of these temperatures truly lend themselves as being objectively better than others (although lower than 390 or higher than 490 may or may not be objectively worse) it is just the most optimal range to pick from given any particular preference.
As usual, the ideal temperature is certainly going to vary person to person. But, notwithstanding personal preference, it is a good idea to get into the habit of starting your dry herb vaporizer at the lowest heat setting and working your way up, especially if you are sensitive to hot vapors. On average, somewhere in the 380 to 410 F range is where most people enjoy vaping herbs. This will make sure that there is enough heat to create vapor but not necessarily too much to cause any issues like coughing or wheezing due to harshness. Flavor will vary depending on the strain of dry herb and the particular temperature chosen, however, keeping the vape within this range will avoid burn-outs and bad tastes.
Again, there is going to be a flavor and temperature preference that cannot be dictated prior to trying out a few different settings. All of this comes down to personal preference. However, as a general rule, it is best to keep the temperature somewhere from 315 to 450 although it is probably most optimal somewhere in the middle. When vaping wax make sure to take into account the material the coil is made of and remember to avoid burning it out too quickly. Moreover, while some people vape at higher temperatures because they enjoy the burn, remember that the higher the temp the more potential for burning a coil or the wax itself there is. Too low and the hits might not be strong enough. Simply make sure to find a setting that works best for whatever preferences a person can have.
Naturally, there is a great degree of enjoyability with a temperature controlled vape. The idea that the specific heat and flavor can be adjusted is a major bonus to vaping. Not to mention this will be maintained consistently (unlike with other types of consuming concentrates or herb). Most importantly, however, is that this specificity does not come at an exorbitant price. So someone can vape exactly the way they want without having to worry about breaking the bank. This doesn’t mean vapes without a temperature control are inherently bad but most vapers will admit having the flexibility is much appreciated.
Generally, operating the vape like any other heating device is going to be crucial. Below are a few things to keep in mind:
With the popularity of vaping, it’s not surprising that someone could hear both these terms used to refer to vapes. The good news is that there isn’t anything to worry about as far as the differences between the two items – they’re the same thing. In order for a vape pen to vaporize the concentrate or herb it needs to heat up the coils or heating chamber and vaporize the product. This is done by sending electricity from the battery to the coils or heating chamber. When the voltage is higher there is more power hitting the coils from the battery and therefore a hotter, faster vape sesh. If there is lower voltage than the opposite occurs. On many variable voltage vapes the voltage is controlled in much the same way that the temperature may be adjusted on the temperature controlled vapes.
There are a ton of great vapes available – even with temperature control. To help get an idea of what the market looks like below are a couple of cool examples of excellent vapes with temperature control features: