The Importance Of Packing Your Vaporizer Properly
If you want to get the best performance and largest amount of vapour from your weed vaporizer (and who doesn't?) you need to know how to pack it properly to achieve the best effect. If you load your vaporizer properly you'll notice that not only will you produce a lot more vapour but you'll also enjoy a stronger and smoother vape with a more powerful effect. So, what is the key to proper packing?
The first important step you need to take when packing your vaporizer properly is to grind the dry herb as finely as you can. You can do this best by investing in a sophisticated 4 piece grinder, and the best way to use it to get the finest grind is to pack the herb inside the lid then hold it upside down during the grinding action. If you dry the herb out before grinding it, you'll find that it will break up into even smaller pieces for better results.
Packing To Suit Your Vaporizer
The first thing you need to know when packing your vaporizer is what heating method it uses. A slightly different packing method is required for a conduction device as for a convection one, so finding this out straight away is pretty important.
For most vaporizers, you'll need to pack the chamber fairly tightly and quite full to ensure the best possible experience. This is because the majority of vaporizers these days are conduction devices which rely on surface contact to heat the material evenly. If you pack the herb loosely in the chamber it won't be able to heat evenly or thoroughly, so of course you'll have poor vapour production as well as a potentially unpleasant harsh taste. You'll need to ensure that you have finely ground material for tight packing since trying to pack the chamber tightly with a course material will lead to a restricted air flow. Although you do need to pack the material down quite firmly, it shouldn't be pressed into the chamber so hard that it will block the air flow. You need to take care not to pack it too loosely either – as a guideline, it should stay in place without you needing to touch it.
On the other hand, if your device is heated using the convection method, you need to adopt a slightly different packing strategy. Since the convection heating method relies on there being a greater amount of air flow between the particles of material, you will need to pack the chamber a little more loosely than would be required with the conduction method. Of course, that doesn't mean that you should only half fill it! Loose in this sense basically means that the chamber should be full and lightly tamped down until the material lies evenly but without putting any pressure on it. You can also have herb that is ground more coarsely if you have a convection heated device, however you need to be absolutely certain that you actually have a convection device, since some devices may be labelled as such but may not be entirely heated by this method.