Best Dry Herb Vaporizer 2022
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Best Dry Herb Vaporizer 2022

A new year has come and gone, and all kinds of dry herb vaporizers continue to emerge in the cannabis industry. There are devices aiming to be the best vaporizer for travel, flavor, and even vapor quantity. With such a crowded market, it can be hard to determine what the best dry herb vaporizer is, in this article we’ll look to evaluate a variety of options and what the best dry herb vaporizer of 2022 is.   We've researched our favorite devices that we think will make a big splash in 2022. Whether you're looking for a great portable device, vapes with amazing battery life, or even cool options that deserve your attention, you'll find the best of the best here.  Choosing the Best Vape: Know Your Needs First! Even though we love the devices that are ranked in this article, that doesn't necessarily mean that you will love them. Choosing the best vape actually means choosing the best vape for you. To make the best choice, you'll want to know how to vape with devices that offer varying features. Consider some of the points below to jumpstart your brainstorming. Portable and Travel-Friendly Do you want a petite vape with battery life that can last through the day, or are you planning on vaping at home with a more power-hungry device? This is important to consider, and dry herb vapes will rarely offer both.  Heating Options Not all vapes offer degree-by-degree heating. You’ll need to consider what kind of heating you want your device to have. Multi-Purpose Vape Are you dedicated to dry herb vaping, or do you think you might want to branch into concentrates? Many dry herb vapes are designed to handle more than just bud, so you may want to brush up on how to use a vape pen before you start seriously shopping. Best Dry Herb Vaporizer: Portable & Desktop Dry Herbs Vaporizers (2022 Picks) Without further ado, let's take a look at our picks for the best dry herb vaporizer. Let's look at the different types of vapes that made our list. Best Overall Vape: Firefly 2+ You can call us biased, but we genuinely believe that we offer the best overall vape on the market. The Firefly 2+ uses dynamic convection heating to provide delicious vapor, it sports a modern, aluminum design that travels well and is easy to hold, and it offers precision heating with a range of 200 - 500F (93 - 260C).  Figure 1 Black Firefly 2+ Vape. The Firefly 2+ heats to your set temperature in as few as three seconds, which is easily the fastest of the devices on this list. The on-demand vaping makes it easy to take a small puff and quickly put the device away, which is a great feature if you are trying to stealth vape.  The battery life is good for around four to five vaping sessions (depending on how hot you vape), but the Firefly 2+ uses removable batteries to easily double vaping sessions without needing to charge. It comes standard with a rechargeable battery, which is great news for vapers looking to vape while they're away from an outlet. Cleanup with the Firefly 2+ is as simple as popping off the aluminum facing and wiping down the interior heating chamber.  The all-glass vapor path is also easy to clear and clean, all you need is a few strong puffs to clear out any clogs that may have snuck in (which are rare).  The cleaning process for convection vapes is different from making sure you have clean coils like on a box mod or conduction vape. The Firefly 2+ excels in easy cleaning, while other models are more difficult and labor-intensive.  Overall, between the quality of the vapor taste, the speed of vapor production, and the sleek look and feel of the device, the Firefly 2+ is our pick for the best dry herb vaporizer in 2022. DaVinci IQ2 - Best Vapor Quality The Firefly 2+ isn't the only device on the market that can make vapor with amazing flavor. It uses conduction heating to make vapor, which means your dry herb will need to make contact with a hot plate as opposed to being heated only by air. While other conduction vapes are notorious for poor-tasting vapor, the DaVinci IQ2 is a notable exception.  Figure 2 Davinci IQ 2 When the dry herb is brought to your desired temperature, the vapor will travel along an all-zirconia ceramic vapor path (including the mouthpiece), which helps to keep the flavor crisp and authentic to your dry herb. Temperature can be controlled with a companion smartphone app, but different Smart Paths can be changed on the device to target different temperature ranges.  Heat up time on the DaVinci IQ2 is around 30 seconds, and the 18650 batteries will last around six to eight sessions, depending on how hot you vape your dry herbs. The battery is removable, and since it uses a common vape battery, it's easy to make sure you have uninterrupted vaping time.  The DaVinci IQ2 is a solid device, especially for vapers who like a discrete design and function that focuses on overall vapor quality.  Arizer Solo 2 - Best Battery Life One of the worst pain points of any dry herb vape is how fast they use up a battery. Whether a device uses a convection heating chamber or a conduction heating plate, it takes a lot of power to get these components to temperature and to stay heated. If you're number one concern in a dry herb vape is how long it can last on a single charge, then take a look at the Arizer Solo 2. It has an absolutely monstrous vape time. You can vape dry herbs for up to three hours on a single charge, which is double to triple what many other dry herbs vapes offer. The Arizer Solo 2 also uses pass-through charging, so you can continue vaping while the device is plugged into a wall outlet.  Figure 3 Arizer Solo 2 The Arizer Solo 2 is more than just long battery life, too. It has a glass vapor path, a long glass stem to help vapor cool down before you inhale it, and a stainless-steel body that feels great in your hand. Temperature settings can be set degree by degree at a range between 122 - 428F (50 - 220C), helping the device to create a solid vaping experience.  This device is perfect for a vaper who wants a long, reliable vaping time without needing to exchange batteries.  Hydrology 9 Vaporizer - Best Pocket Vape The Hydrology 9 is less a pocket vape and more a pocket electric bong, which is why we love it so much. It's the only vape on this list that has built-in water filtration to help smooth out hot hits of vapor into cool, delicious puffs. Unlike an actual bong, which makes smoke, the Hydrology 9 uses conduction heating to create authentic vapor.  Figure 4 Hydrology 9 Vape The draw of the Hydrology 9 is its water filtration and unique design. However, it is a bit lacking in some other features. The battery life is 90 minutes, and with a three-hour charge time, that can make it easy to unexpectedly run out of juice. The heating range is more limited, too, offering heating options between 392 - 464F (200 - 220C).  For vapers looking for a vape that includes the smooth hits that water filtration provides and an eye-catch, stylish design, then the Hydrology 9 might be a great pocket vape fit for you! Dr. Dabber Switch Vaporizer - Best Powerful Vape Our least favorite dry herb vapes were ones that seemed to struggle to create vapor at any temperature setting. The Dr. Dabber Switch is anything but a weak vape, and it is our favorite powerful vape. It has a fantastic stand-alone body, a modern, appealing design, and plenty of heating options and features.  Figure 5 Dr. Dabber Switch The Dr. Dabber Switch will heat up in around 30 seconds within a range between 300 - 800F (149 - 427C). You'll have to be careful not to burn your dry herbs, but the enormous temperature range makes the Dr. Dabber Switch true to its name. It handles not only dry herbs, but a wide variety of concentrates, and you just have to flick a switch to change between modes.  You’ll need to be careful not to burn your dry herbs with the conduction heating, but the Dr. Dabber offers an enticing and powerful option for at-home vaping.  Plenty Vaporizer - Best Home Vape Not everyone needs a travel-friendly vape. Devices designed for at-home use have their own unique perks, and the Plenty Vaporizer is one of our favorites. It uses a mix of conduction and convection heating to create vapor that tastes absolutely amazing. If you're a patient vaper and want a dedicated device for your home, then the Plenty has a lot to offer.  Figure 6 Plenty Vaporizer While the Plenty offers a unique, comfortable design that's perfect for leisurely vaping, there are some other features that were a bit lacking. It takes around three minutes to reach temperature, which is a bit long, and it only has a temperature range of 266 to 395F (130-202C).  As long as you're not looking for a lot of extra features and can wait for the device to reach your temperature setting, you'll have an incredibly flavor-filled experience using the Plenty. Boundless Tera - Impressive Vape The Boundless Tera didn't get a spot in any of our best of categories, but we still felt it deserved an honorable mention. It has a comfortable price range, a solid 30 second heat-up time, and features all-manual controls. Our favorite feature was the temperature range, which starts as low as 140F and as high as 500F (60 - 260C).  Figure 7 Boundless Tera That range is perfect if you are trying to target specific cannabinoids since different cannabinoids have different boiling points where they'll turn to vapor. However, with a stainless-steel vapor path, we weren't sold on the overall vapor flavor, and the 45-minute vape time with the two-hour charge time can make vape sessions short and irritating.  However, for what it is, the Boundless Tera is a solid dry herb vape, especially for vapers who may want a budget device or a device with a broad heating range.  G Pen Roam - Best Portable Vape Vaping concentrates on the go can be challenging, but we found that the G Pen Roam made is as easy as it was fun! It uses an all-glass vapor path and a built-in water filtration system to make smooth, cool-tasting vapor. The G Pen Roam has a spill-proof design to prevent messes, a fast heat-up time, and a design that comes apart easily for convenient cleaning. Figure 8 G Pen Roam If you're looking for a dedicated device for concentrates, the G Pen Roam is our favorite option. You won't be able to enjoy dry herbs in this device, but you'll have a world-class experience with your favorite waxes.  Pax 3 - Best For Micro-Dosing Pax is a brand that produces solid dry herb vapes, but the Pax 3 gets a special shout-out for vapers wanting to micro-dose. For the uninitiated, micro-dosing involves vaping a tiny amount of bud in order to get some of the potential health benefits of the cannabinoids and terpenes while avoiding the intoxicating effects of THC.  Figure 9 Pax 3 in-hand while being reloaded. Dry herb vapes can make it difficult to micro-dose since most models are designed to have the heating chamber nice and packed. The Pax 3 has a unique "half-pack lid" feature, which allows vapers to make a tightly packed bowl with as little as .18 grams of dry herbs. That's about as micro as you can get with a dry herb vape! Airvape X Vaporizer - A Cool Vape Finally, we have another honorable mention to end our list of the best dry herb vaporizer. The Airvape X didn't quite make it into a "best" category, but it's cool enough that we felt it deserved a mention! It has a stainless-steel body that feels great in your hand, easy-to-use manual heating controls, and a large LED screen to show all of your heating settings.  Figure 10 Airvape X Vaporizer The heating chamber is ceramic, and the vapor path is completely separate from the stainless-steel body, allowing the Airvape X to create solid tasting vapor. Offering all of this at a budget-friendly price makes it a worthwhile grab for beginners or casual vapers.  The limited battery life, bulky design, and long charge time might be a deal-breaker for some. However, for casual vapers looking for a less expensive device that still creates great-tasting vapor, the Airvape X may end up being a compelling option. How to Choose the Best Dry Herb Vaporizer For 2022? Even if you only look at the "best of" list, you still have quite a few options for a dry herb vape. We mentioned this earlier, but it's worth repeating: to choose the best dry herb vape for 2022, you need to make sure that you have a solid grasp of what you want and don't want out of a device.  You should ask yourself questions like: What's my budget? Do I want a travel-friendly device or an at-home device? Do I want to only vape dry herbs, or do I want to dabble with dabs, too? Making sure you know what you want before you buy will help you make the best choice for you! Save Money By Vaping Vaping dry herbs are more cost-effective than smoking (which is why many switch to dry herb vapes, to begin with). However, there are a few more tips you can follow to help you get the best price on devices. Sign-Up for Email Deals Many vape brands offer new customers a discount on devices when they sign up for e-mail marketing or when they make their first purchase. Make sure you look to see if these kinds of discounts are offered before you buy! Buy During the Holidays It's common for vape brands to offer discounts on their premium devices around the holidays. This is especially true closer to Black Friday and through December, though certain brands may offer discounts for specific holidays throughout the year.  Should You Buy a Dry Herb Vaporizer? Dry herb vaping offers a cost-effective way to enjoy your favorite dry herbs without the extra irritation that smoking can provide. Even though the research is still out about potential harms of vaping, early findings suggest that “vaporization is an improvement over smoking.”  We definitely believe you should buy a dry herb vape, but only you can decide if dry herb vaping fits your lifestyle. We think that, once you try it, you'll never go back. SHOP NOW
AVB Weed - Already Vaped Bud: What Is It And How To Use It?
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AVB Weed - Already Vaped Bud: What Is It And How To Use It?

Dry herb vaping continues to be a consistent favorite among vapers. It marries the potency and complex taste of flower with the smoothness and convenience of vaping. While dry herb vapers should be well aware why vaping flower is wonderful, they may be unintentionally wasting weed. Before you dump your used weed into the trash, stop! It may have more to offer.  This weed that's commonly thrown away is called already vaped bud (or AVB), and you shouldn't throw it away. Even though it isn't producing vapor anymore, you can still enjoy some residual THC through a variety of methods. In this article, we'll talk specifically about what AVB is and assorted ways you can easily enjoy it.  If you're looking to get the most out of your dry herb, keep reading! What Is AVB Weed? AVB weed is "after vaped weed," which refers specifically to weed that has been used in a dry herb vaporizer. Vaped weed doesn't turn to ash (especially in convection vapes), but your flower will eventually stop producing vapor. You know  your weed has been exhausted when it turns yellow or brown, and the flavor is somewhat popcorny.  Figure 1 Firefly 2+ vape loaded with dry herb. Vaporizers like the model shown will produce AVB after extensive vaping. Remember, if you burn your weed, you won't get AVB weed. Combustion vapes (that burn weed or produce smoke) will just leave ash. In order to get AVB weed, you'll need to use a device that provides consistent heat below 451F degrees (233C), so you don't cause the weed to combust. Many vapers just throw away AVB weed. However, for those who want the best bang for their buck, you can actually use AVB weed in a variety of ways and still get a pleasant high.   How Does AVB Weed Work? Many vapers are surprised to hear that AVB weed can still provide a pleasant high. However, if you're used to making your own edibles, then you've essentially been making AVB weed and not even realizing it! When you vape weed (or when you prep weed in an oven for edibles, your flower undergoes a process called decarboxylation, commonly referred to as decarbing). When you decarb weed, you heat the weed without burning it, and in doing so you activate the cannabinoids inside. This is required to activate the THC for your body to absorb, to get high. Figure 2 Fresh weed on the left next to AVB on the right. When weed would be categorized as AVB, it turns a brown, yellowsh color. Source: https://dutch-passion.com/en/blog/what-to-do-with-already-vaped-weed-n975) Heat activates the THC, which is why vaping, smoking, or baking weed for edibles works. If you just ate raw flower, you wouldn't feel high at all. When you vape weed, you're essentially decarbing it and inhaling the fumes. When you get to the point where you've made AVB weed, it may not produce vapor, but all of the THC that remains is activated and ready for absorption.  How Much THC Is in AVB? It can be tricky to determine exactly how much THC remains in AVB. The actual amount will be depending on a variety of factors, but AVB usually has upwards of 20% of the original THC content from your weed. The actual amount can vary, so here are some factors that can impact the actual amount of THC present: What Temperature Do You Use to Vape? The hotter you vape your weed, the less residual THC will remain in your AVB. Higher temperatures vaporize cannabinoids more effectively, which means there will be less leftover. However, if you vape at moderate or low temperatures, you'll find much higher concentrations of left-over cannabinoids, including THC.  It will take some time to find the best temperature to vape weed based on your preferences. Be patient and find the temperature levels that are the best fit for you.  How Long Do You Vape? If you tend to have lengthy vape sessions, you'll end up with less THC in your AVB. This should make sense because the longer you vape, the more THC you extract from your weed. How Much THC Was Originally Present? The more potent your weed, the more likely you'll have higher levels of THC in your AVB. Top-shelf strains that have 25-30% THC are likely to have a noticeable amount of THC present when the bud stops producing vapor. Likewise, bottom-shelf strains that have low THC levels will have an even smaller amount of THC in the AVB. Can You Smoke AVB? You can smoke AVB. However, it's not going to produce as strong a high as smoking fresh bud, and you need to brace for the flavor. It will not taste great. Remember, AVB has had the majority of the terpenes evaporated out of it, and terpenes are responsible for giving weed its aroma and complex flavors.  Without the terpenes, the resulting flavor will be extremely bitter. The vast majority of vapers have a difficult time handling the taste of AVB when it's smoked. But don't worry, there are a lot of other ways you can enjoy AVB and avoid the unpleasant flavor.  What Can You Do With AVB? There's a variety of ways you can enjoy your AVB, and most of them are surprisingly simple. Take a look and see which method might be the one that best fits you: Water Curing We mentioned that you can smoke AVB, but a major problem is the extremely bitter taste. An easy way to get rid of the bitterness is to water cure your AVB. In short, you'll wrap your AVB in cheesecloth and soak it in water for several days (up to a week, if you prefer). Then, you just need to quick dry it in an oven so it can be stored without growing mold.  Figure 3 AVB wrapped in cheesecloth and soaking in water. This is part of the water curing process. Source: https://www.vaporizerwizard.com/blog/how-to-water-cure-your-already-vaped-bud-avb/) This method is so effective because of the chemical nature of the cannabinoids in weed. THC, CBD, and others are not water-soluble. However, the chemicals that create the bitter taste in THC are, so soaking AVB in water will slowly remove the bitter-tasting chemicals without removing the residual THC.  Smoke It Again We mentioned this before, and we'll say it again! You can smoke AVB. If you're looking to smoke it, you'll want to water cure it beforehand to be able to tolerate the extremely bitter taste.  Sprinkle It on Food The great thing about AVB is that it's already decarbed, which means you don't need to do any special prep to be able to extract the THC. This means you can literally sprinkle on your food and chow down to get a nice little buzz. You'll definitely want to water cure your AVB beforehand, so you don't ruin a meal! Make AVB Capsules Since the THC in AVB is already activated, many vapers will put AVB into capsules to make their own AVB pills. This technique avoids the nasty taste, so you won't need to water cure it if you don't want to take the time to do so. To help absorption, you'll want to mix in a little oil or eat something fatty with it to help draw out the THC. AVB Weed FAQs We've found that dry herb vapers have a lot of questions about AVB. Here's a quick summary of some of the most common questions we get, and you'll find that some of these have already been answered! Can You Eat AVB? Yes! You can sprinkle it in your mouth and get a nice THC buzz. Remember, vaping the weed decarbs it, so all the cannabinoids have been activated and are ready for absorption. The taste and texture might be unpleasant, so we recommend mixing it in with food. If you're in a hurry (or can tolerate the taste), then feel free to sprinkle it right in your mouth! Can You Smoke AVB? Yes! It won't be as strong as fresh bud, but you can smoke it. Just brace for the super bitter taste! Does Smoking AVB Get You High? Yes! The high won't be as strong as when you vaped the fresh flower, but smoking AVB will definitely get you high. The more potent the original weed was, the more potent your AVB will be! Final Thoughts About What To Do With AVB If you want to get every single drop of THC out of your flower, then don't throw away your AVB! It will still pack a decent punch, and if you water cure it, you'll avoid the biggest drawback of using AVB: the bitter taste. Here are a few points to keep in mind if you're confident that you want to regularly enjoy AVB. Use a convection vape. A conduction vape unevenly heats flower, which means some of your weed will be AVB while other bits will still have plenty of vapor to give. Convection vaping evenly heats your entire bowl, so when it stops producing vapor, you'll know the entire bowl has been converted to AVB.  Water cure your AVB. This will eliminate the bitter taste and make it easier to enjoy.  Consider sprinkling it on food or making edibles instead of smoking it. After all, you chose a dry herb vape instead of smoking it, so why would you decide to start now? SHOP NOW
Firefly 2+ vs Davinci IQ
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Firefly 2+ vs Davinci IQ

If you've been dry herb vaping long, you know that not all devices are created equal. You probably started with a budget device, which means you struggled with flavor quality, frequent clogs, poor battery life, and limited heating options. Fortunately, dry herb vaping has taken off, and there are several high-end, top-notch devices available for fantastic dry herb vaping.  Two of the most popular devices that have popped up are the Firefly 2+ and the Davinci IQ. While both devices handle dry herb vaping well, they offer very different vaping experiences. Below, we'll talk about where each of these devices excel, and how a discerning shopper can choose between the Firefly vs. Davinci IQ to get the device that is the best fit for their vaping needs.  Firefly 2+ vs Davinci IQ Both the Firefly 2+ and the Davinci IQ do their jobs extremely well. They have fantastic builds, sleek, modern designs, and produce excellent vapor. However, there are significant differences between these devices, specifically regarding how these devices heat dry herbs to create vapor.  Figure 1 Hand holding Firefly 2+ loaded with dry herbs. The Firefly 2+ uses convection heating. This means that the heated air is released (similar to an oven), which creates vapor from the dry herbs. The Davinci IQ uses conduction heating, which means the dry herb will need to make contact with a hot surface in order to produce vapor. These heating differences will be important as we take an in-depth look at these devices, so keep them in mind. Manufacturing Quality The Firefly 2+ has excellent manufacturing quality. It features a stainless-steel body, a borosilicate glass vapor path to a food-grade plastic mouthpiece, and a removable battery. The heating chamber has a .15-gram capacity, which is sufficient for most vapers to have a full vaping session. Very few would have an issue with the overall build quality of the Firefly 2+. The Davinci IQ also offers an excellent build. It features an all-ceramic vapor path, a removable 18650 battery, and a .3 gram heating chamber. With a generous heating chamber and solid battery power, the Davinci IQ will disappoint few vapers with its build.  Vaporizer Ease of Use The Firefly 2+ is really easy-to-use. You connect the device to a companion app or desktop app for precision heating options and then press sensors on each side of the vape to make it fire. It will take a few sessions to get used to vaping on the Firefly 2+ (taking a draw requires more pull than what some vapers might be used to) but there aren't any significant roadblocks. The Davinci IQ is also easy-to-use. However, instead of a learning curve of how to take appropriate pulls, the Davinci IQ will take a few sessions to get used to the variety of onboard heating options (though Davinci also has a companion app).  Just like with the Firefly, this device will only take a few sessions for vapers to feel comfortable adjusting heating options and puffing vapor.  Device Portability Dry herb vapes are notoriously travel-unfriendly. Their heating chambers make it difficult to create a slim design profile, and the fact that you need to heat up dry herbs to make vapor (and potentially reload a heating chamber), is not always convenient when you may only have a few moments to take a quick puff.  The Firefly 2+ resolves many of these travel issues. It's a comfortable size, so bulkiness won't cause you any problems. It provides on-demand vapor, which means you can go from a cold device to taking a quick puff in less than 10 seconds. Since the batteries can be swapped, you can plan on having several vape sessions throughout the day without needing to recharge. The Davinci IQ is also extremely travel-friendly. It has a super-slim profile, which means it will pack more conveniently than the Firefly 2+. While it doesn't support on-demand heating, its inconspicuous design is helpful in not drawing attention to yourself when you want to take a hit.  Even though dry herb vapes don't tend to be travel friendly, both the Firefly 2+ and the Davinci IQ break that stereotype.  Design The overall design of these devices is where you'll start to see some major differences. The Firefly 2+ uses a removable faceplate to load the heating chamber. Then, sensors on each side of the device are touched in order to get vapor production going. You can cycle through some preset heating options, though the companion app offers far more options.  Figure 2 Davinci IQ on ground with temperature setting displayed. The Davinci IQ will actually load at the bottom of the device. This is where the heating plate is, and vapor will travel upwards from here into the mouthpiece. You'll have more access to heating options on the physical device, though the Davinci also uses a companion app.  Battery Life Both devices offer great battery life, but you'll find that each has its own unique perks and drawbacks in this area. The Davinci IQ will last a bit longer than the Firefly 2+ (the Firefly uses smaller batteries). The Davinci will last to upwards of seven vaping sessions before needing to recharge.  The Davinci IQ also uses 18650 batteries. This size of battery is extremely common among box mod vaporizers, so you may have a handful already. This can make it easy to swap batteries out for all-day vaping without needing to buy a bunch of spares. Finally, you can expect batteries for the Davinci to take around two hours to fully charge. Figure 3 Example of an 18650-lithium battery The Firefly 2+ will last around six sessions and also uses proprietary batteries, so while they are exchangeable (and each device comes with two), you'll have to buy more if you plan on extensive all-day vaping.  However, the Firefly 2+ has an enormous advantage in charge time. It will only take a battery 45 minutes to reach a full charge, which is less than half the time for the Davinci. You'll want to decide if a fast recharge time is more important or if a slightly longer vaping time is what you are looking for. Heat-up Time The Firefly has the clear advantage with heat-up time. It can produce vapor in as little as three seconds, though normal times range between three and ten seconds. Even on the high-end, the Firefly 2+ has an incredible heat-up time that most devices on the market can't match.  The Davinci IQ has a heat-up time of around a minute. While this pales in comparison to the Firefly, it's actually not that bad when you compare it to other devices in the market. However, if speed is an important factor for you, then the Firefly will unquestionably offer the best experience.  Temperature Controls Both devices benefit from a companion app that helps to fine-tune heat control. The Davinci IQ offers degree-precision heating, so it'll be easy to find the sweet spot for your dry herbs. The Davinci also offers "smart paths," which are based around the boiling points of different cannabinoids, which can help fine-tune the vaping experience for those new to cannabis. The Firefly 2+ also offers degree-precision heating. It also offers special heating called "dynamic convection." When you set your heating temperature and take a draw, the Firefly 2+ will actually work its way up to your setting while you draw. The idea is to inhale each cannabinoid as it evaporates across the temperature spectrum.  This dynamic convection is why the Firefly 2+ produces vapor that just tastes good. This feature doesn't require set up, it happens automatically with each puff! Vapor Quality As we just mentioned, the Firefly 2+ creates vapor with unmatched quality. Between the dynamic heating, the convection design, and the glass vapor path, you'll get incredible tasting vapor with each draw. After your first few sessions, you'll be pulling delicious vapor with every single puff.  The Davinci IQ also produces high-quality vapor. However, the traditional conduction heating will limit how consistent that vapor quality is, though it's safe to say that the Davinci will still produce solid vapor. It's all-ceramic pathway and great heating options will still produce a great vaping experience for those that enjoy conduction vaping.  Features The Firefly 2+ offers on-demand, dynamic convection heating that is supported by a companion app. Aside from that, you won't see many other features, since the device is dedicated to straightforward, dry herb vaping.  Figure 4 Wood-grain Firefly 2+ held in hand The Davinci IQ offers precision conduction heating that is also supported by a companion app. In addition to precision heating, you'll have access to "smart paths." As we mentioned before, these smart paths are designed to target different boiling points for different cannabinoids, so you can more accurately control what you vaporize and your high. Smart paths are great for beginners, but precision heating in both devices will allow manual targeting of cannabinoids.  Performance Vapers will love the performance of each device, though you'll want to be sure you pick the device that fits your vaping habits best. The Davinci IQ takes longer to heat but is packed with beginner-friendly heating options. It will provide more vaping sessions and will create larger plumes of vapor. The Firefly 2+ offers on-demand heating, straightforward precision heating options, but offers less battery life (though batteries charge more quickly). The dynamic convection technology produces superior vapor taste and will produce less vapor compared to the Davinci IQ, though the vapor won't be any less potent.  Cleaning The Firefly 2+ is one of the most easily cleaned vaporizers on the market. All you have to do is remove the metal faceplate and gently use a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol to remove residue. You can remove the mouthpiece and easily clean the vapor path and the filter screen.  The Davinci IQ takes a bit more effort to clean. You'll need to remove the heating chamber and use a brush to give the vapor path a thorough cleaning. However, since the internal components are ceramic, you won't need to worry about accidentally breaking or damaging these components.  Overall, neither device is particularly difficult to clean, though the Firefly 2+ happens to be especially easy to clean. Conclusion Both the Firefly 2+ and the Davinci IQ offer an excellent vaping experience. While each offers its own unique perks, there's also a lot of overlap between the positive benefits they offer (like app-controlled precision heating and removable batteries). To summarize, here's a quick look at each of their strongest benefits. The Firefly 2+ offers: On-demand heating Dynamic Convection heating An emphasis on vapor flavor Extremely easy cleaning The Davinci IQ offers: Sleek and small design Longer battery life with 18650 batteries Beginner-friendly heating profiles More vapor production (at the expense of flavor) Now, it's time for you to choose. There's not an objective right or wrong answer for which vape is better. Instead, you'll need to take a catalog of what you want most out of a vaporizer and see which device best fits what you want. If you take the time to make sure you know what you're looking for, you'll likely land on the perfect device for you! SHOP NOW
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How does a Weed Vaporizer Work?

Weed vaporizers have increased in popularity the last few years as consumers look for healthier alternatives to smoking and an all-around smoother experience for consuming cannabis. You may be interested in these benefits but wondering - what exactly is a weed vaporizer, and how does it work? What is a Weed Vaporizer? A weed vaporizer is a device that is used to vaporize marijuana. THC is the main cannabinoid in marijuana that delivers a psychoactive effect or produces a ‘high’ when you consume it. Marijuana can be used recreationally or medicinally because it has many health benefits - from supporting relaxation to a myriad of wellness related concerns. Some people smoke marijuana and some people prefer to vaporize marijuana, both of these methods extract the THC and other cannabinoids present out of the weed and provide an instant effect. The cannabinoids and other compounds in the smoke are ingested through the lungs and any excess is released into the air. The experience with a weed vaporizer is different from smoking a joint or pipe because it does not burn the marijuana. A vaporizer for cannabis uses heat to vaporize the THC without burning it, meaning the temperatures in vaporizing are much lower creating a smoother experience upon inhale and reducing marijuana waste produced. So How Do Weed Vaporizers Work? A weed vaporizer uses a battery-powered heating chamber to produce heat. This heating chamber will vaporize weed at the press of a button or sometimes just a simple inhale is needed. The heating element is usually ceramic. The chamber is where the weed is placed, and it can be made out of many materials. Some of the most common materials include glass, ceramic and stainless steel.  Heat causes the THC in the weed to start vaporizing at around 100 degrees Celsius  (230 degrees Fahrenheit). This temperature is reached almost immediately because of how quickly the heating element is able to respond when turned on. Vape weed quickly and efficiently Unlike other weed vaporizers, the Firefly 2+ will have you ready to vape in as little as 3 seconds. The Firefly 2+ weed vaporizer turns off automatically when the temperature reaches 157 degrees Celsius (315 degrees Fahrenheit). This feature prevents combustion from occurring, which stops smoke from being produced. If temperatures continue to rise beyond 315 degrees Fahrenheit (157 degrees Celsius), then smoke will be produced. However, if you purchase the best weed vaporizers on the market, this should not happen. When not in use, make sure to keep your weed vaporizer clean and stored in a safe temperature-controlled spot, this will help it to last longer and keep each session with your weed vaporizer as good as the last. The Benefits of Using a Vaporizer for Weed Weed vaporizers continue to become more popular as the years go by, and more people learn about their benefits as a method of cannabis consumption. There are a number of different types of weed vaporizers that can be used for a variety of purposes - from medical to recreational and even for the use of marijuana in religious ceremonies.  Using vaporizer devices can be helpful to people who use marijuana for medicinal purposes because they can deliver the medicine more effectively to the person using it. This reason ‘why’ is simple - vaporizers heat up weed efficiently, which increases the amount of THC you get out of the weed. Smoking weed does not allow the THC time to dissolve into the plant material, this means that smokers are not able to get as much THC out of their weed as they would from a vaporizer. This is one main driver behind why many prefer weed vaporizers as an alternative to smoking. The vapor produced by a weed vaporizer is also free from many of the toxins found in smoke. This makes it safer & healthier than most methods used for smoking weed, because fewer toxins enter the body when someone inhales vapor instead of smoke. Not all weed vaporizers are the same, however, some are better than others at extracting all the THC from the marijuana. You will learn more about this as you read about different weed vaporizers and their unique features. How To Use A Weed Vaporizer Follow these simple steps to get started using your weed vaporizer: Grind up your weed: Grinding up your weed makes it easier to heat and thus vaporize, helping you get the most out of your weed.  Load the weed into the vaporizer: Put the ground up weed into a vaporizer and power it on.  Attach your mouthpiece & inhale: If your device has a mouthpiece, put it on. Then, place your lips on the mouthpiece, inhale and enjoy the delicious vapor that emerges. Types of Weed Vaporizers There are three different types of weed vaporizers that can be used depending on your purpose. 1. Portable Dry Herb Vaporizers  A portable dry herb vaporizer is a device that is used to vaporize marijuana flowers or other dried herbs, see our article the best dry herbs to vaporizer. Some products can vaporize both marijuana or concentrate. This type of weed vaporizer is very popular among medical marijuana patients because it is discreet and easy to use. It can also be used in more public settings discreetly. The Best Weed Vaporizer The Firefly 2+ is a weed vaporizer that works for both dried herb and wax/concentrate. Designed with love and respect for the plant, Firefly thoughtfully designed its vaporizer to allow for the best experience possible. It’s proprietary heating technology lets you capture every essence of the herb inside and only heats while you’re inhaling. It’s sleek and discreet design, coupled with the fastest heat up time of any portable vaporizer makes it a contender for what we think is one of the best weed vaporizers on the market. 2. Portable Wax Vaporizers  A portable wax vaporizer is a device used to vaporize hash oil. Hash oil is a sticky substance that is extracted from marijuana plants. This cannabis extract has high concentrations of THC, which makes it easier to produce a high when consumed. Portable wax vaporizers can be used with any type of hash oil, including shatter, budder, and wax. This type of weed vaporizer is popular among people who use marijuana recreationally because it allows for quick, easy and portable smoke sessions. The Firefly 2+ is able to vaporize both dry herb and marijuana concentrates with ease. The Best Concentrate Vaporizer If you are looking for the best wax vaporizer you should take a look at The Firefly 2+. This vaporizer will change your perception on what weed vaporizers are capable of. One of the best all-purpose vaporizers available on the market today, this vaporizer pen has an advanced temperature control system that enables you to adjust the temperature to your exact specifications. It’s easy to load and clean with its glass surface and magnetic lid. The best part is that there is no need to wait. This wax vaporizer will be ready for use in 3 seconds. The Firefly 2+ is compatible with wax, cannabis oils, and cannabis flower. If you are interested in smoking cannabis oils, you should consider the Firefly 2+. It is compatible with any type of oil and heats it up to a perfect temperature.  3. 510-Thread Vape Pens Another popular method for vaping is using pre-filled THC oil cartridges that are often compatible with 510-thread batteries, like the O.pen 2.0 vape pen. This method of vaping is great for those who have convenience at the top of their priority list. Small and compact and often at a more affordable price point 510-thread vapes are a great addition to your weed vaporizer collection for those on-the-go moments. SHOP NOW
Stealth Vaping
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Stealth Vaping

While vapers love to enjoy their favorite vape products in the privacy of their own home, it's not always an option for vapers on the go. Sometimes, discreetly vaping in public is the only option, but that's often easier said than done. Since this is a common problem, stealth vaping techniques have popped up among the vaping community. For beginners, stealth vaping is likely a confusing term. Below, we'll talk about what stealth vaping specifically is, how to successfully do it, and when you should and should not try it at all. If you're interested in more comfortably vaping in public without drawing unwanted attention, then keep reading. What Is Stealth Vaping?  Stealth vaping just means "vaping without anyone else noticing." Generally, stealth vaping requires a small, discreet vaping device (like a disposable vape), and it requires using vaping techniques that produce little to no visible vapor. If you're hoping to stealth vape with a box mod or a high-powered dry herb vape, you won't have much success.  Figure 1 Woman putting Firefly 2+ in jacket pocket. Stealth vaping requires a vaporizer that can be easily concealed and traveled with. Ideally, you'll stealth vape where vaping is allowed but where you don't want to draw attention to yourself. You may also want to stealth vape if other THC options aren't available. For example, if you don't like edibles or tinctures, then stealth vaping may be your only option for daily dosing.  How to Stealth Vape  Stealth vaping isn't necessarily hard, but you'll want to make sure that you have the appropriate equipment and techniques to successfully stealth vape. Stealth vaping is different from how to vape normally, so take a look at the following steps! Step 1: Get a Discreet Vaporizer  You'll need a vaporizer that you can easily conceal or that won't otherwise draw unwanted attention. This might be a pod vape or a small, draw-fire disposable vape. You can consider larger options if you think you can use it without being too obvious about it.  Step 2: Cover Any Visible Lights  Most vaporizers have some kind of LED light that indicates the device is powered on. These lights need to be completely covered during stealth vaping or it might catch someone's eye, especially if you're vaping in low-light conditions. If you're looking for a stealth vape to buy, consider a device that doesn't light up (or has easily covered lights) during vaping.  Step 3: Take Small Puffs  Finally, stealth vaping requires you to take smaller puffs than what you might be used to. Even if you have the perfect little device with no lights, it won't matter if you're ripping huge vapor clouds from your device. Be patient, take small puffs, and blow vapor down and away from you.  If you're stealth vaping with a dry herb vape, you'll want to be sure to grab a device that focuses on performance and flavor rather than raw vapor production (like the Firefly 2+).  Stealth Vaping at Work  Stealth vaping is a popular technique used for those that want to vape at work. However, no kind of vaping is worth risking your job over. If vaping is not allowed inside your work building, wait until you have a chance to move outside or to an approved vaping area.  Figure 2 Woman in yellow sweater in kitchen holding Firefly 2+. While it may be appropriate to stealth vape at work, if vaping is not allowed, you should stick to enjoying it at home. Even if you're appropriately vaping, you might not want your co-workers to know that you vape at all. Using stealth vaping techniques in an appropriate area can make sure you're getting the THC or CBD you need to comfortably work without drawing the prying eyes of your coworkers.  When Is Stealth Vaping Acceptable?  Generally, if you're in an area that allows traditional smoking, you can also vape. This depends on what you're vaping, though. For example, even if you can vape nicotine-infused e-liquids or CBD-infused oils, local or state ordinances may prohibit vaping any kind of THC in public at all.  We encourage THC and dry herb vapers to stealth vape to avoid nosey co-workers or passing strangers in areas where they can legally do so. Even if it's legal, many vapers want their habit kept private, which is the perfect time to stealth vape!  Here are some common situations where you may want to consider stealth vaping: When visiting family or friends who are not vape or cannabis-friendly While in an approved vaping/smoking area but you want to keep your vaping habit private When you're in a casual but unfamiliar setting. The Dangers of Stealth Vaping  Stealth vaping starts to present dangers when it's performed in areas where vaping is strictly prohibited. While this isn't an exhaustive list, these are common areas that vaping is legally prohibited. You should not risk stealth vaping in these areas: Airports and airplanes Bus stops and busses Train stations and trains Hospitals Most enclosed, public areas If you get caught vaping in a store, you may just get kicked out. However, if you get caught vaping on an airplane, there are serious consequences. It can be a fine of up to $4,000, and you can be arrested and removed from the flight.  Figure 3 Travelers at an airport. You should never vape on a plane and should only vape in airports with legal, dedicated vaping spaces. It is not worth trying to stealth vape in areas where it's not allowed. If you're unsure, be sure to check state laws or country-wide laws about how vaping is regulated.  Stealth Vaping Techniques  There are some specific techniques you can follow for expert stealth vaping besides taking small hits from a small vape. These techniques are good for all vaping types, including dry herb vaping.  Hold in the Vapor  Try holding in a small puff of vapor longer the next time you want to stealth vape. Holding the vapor in gives it a chance to condensate more inside you, which means you'll exhale less vapor. An added bonus is that you'll absorb more cannabinoids and terpenes this way, too! Exhale Through the Nose  You can also try exhaling through the nose to eliminate some vapor. Your sinus cavities will help the vapor condensate more, and then the vapor will be forced downward. Both of these factors help the vapor to be thinner and less noticeable when exhaled.  Pucker Your Lips  Puckering or pursing your lips is an easy strategy to eliminate vapor. When you exhale, instead of just blowing, pucker your lips to bottleneck the exiting vapor. This will limit how quickly the vapor can leave your mouth, so a lot of it will dissipate very quickly once it's out in the open. Some vapor will end up condensing in your mouth, which means you'll blow out less, too. Blow into a Shirt or Napkin  If you can discreetly blow into a shirt or a napkin, then do it! Both materials filter and trap vapor in their fibers, which means little to no vapor is visible to onlookers. This is a very easy and extremely effective technique, just as long as you don't draw attention to yourself by blowing into your shirt or napkin. Make Sure Your Vape Is Clean  Since this style of vaping will be flavor-focused, making sure that your vape is clean is extremely important. You'll want to think about how to clean vape coils if you're using an e-liquid or concentrate vape, and you'll want to consider how to clean the heating chamber of a dry herb vape.  What Is Zero Vaping?  Zero vaping is a variety of stealth vaping that has recently begun to gain steam. Zero vaping means that zero vapor is produced, so when you exhale, no visible puffs or clouds are seen at all. This is the pinnacle of stealth vaping, and as long as you hide your vaporizer, you won't draw any unneeded attention from the vapor! It can be difficult to get used to zero vaping at first. Most vapers are used to thicker vapor clouds or seeing visible vapor as a sign that their device is working properly. It can be challenging to get e-liquid or oil vapes to a zero-vaping state, and most of these devices require significant tweaking to deliver decent hits with no vapor.  Dry herb vapes are an ideal choice for zero vaping (especially convection vapes). It's a lot easier to tell that you're getting a hit because you'll be able to taste it, and most dry herb vapes are already lighter on the vapor production side.  How to Zero Vape  Stealth vaping is usually pretty easy to pick up on, and most vapers will be comfortably stealth vaping within a few hits. Zero vaping, on the other hand, takes time to get the technique down. Remember, you aren't just trying to conceal your vapor. You want to produce no vapor at all. Here are some common strategies to zero vape: Take Tiny, Repeated Hits  The purpose of this technique is to dilute your draw with as much air as possible to eliminate visible vapor. This will take some practice to do comfortably, but almost any vaper will get the hang of it after some practice! Take a look at the following steps: Take a tiny pull from your vape. Inhale air slightly (do not exhale). Take another tiny pull from your vape. Inhale air slightly again (you still should not have exhaled yet) Repeat this process until your lungs feel full and hold your breath in, giving vapor time to mix with the oxygen in your lungs and dissipate.  Pucker or purse your lips and exhale slowly. If successful, you shouldn't see any vapor. If you do see vapor, take smaller hits and try to inhale more air before exhaling. Puff and Hold One Small Hit  This technique is similar to the stealth vaping technique we discussed earlier in this article. However, the difference will be to take a smaller hit and hold the hit in for five seconds or longer. When you exhale, be sure to purse or pucker your lips and breathe out slowly. If you still see vapor, take a smaller hit and try to hold it longer.  Why Vape Like This?   Whether you're stealth or zero vaping, there's a lot of reasons vapors would want to be more discreet. Aside from trying to avoid unwanted attention, there's a lot of other reasons someone would want to try to stealth vape or zero vape: Reduce Vapor Output  You may be in an area where you can comfortably vape at will, but you don't necessarily want to fill a room up with your vapor. Stealth or zero vaping is a considerate way to enjoy your favorite substances without forcing those around you to endure giant, puffy clouds.  Flavor Chasers  Many vapers prefer to enjoy the flavor of what they're vaping instead of just focusing on gigantic clouds of vapor. Flavor chasers is the term used to describe vaping enthusiasts who enjoy picking out different tasting notes of their favorite oils or dry herbs. If you want the best flavor, it actually serves you better to avoid creating large plumes of vapor. It's the same idea as to why you would want to sip on a glass of wine instead of chugging the whole bottle at once. Sipping wine means you take your time, enjoy the flavor, and can easily stop if you get comfortably inebriated. Chugging the bottle means you barely enjoy it, you might get too drunk, and you end up wasting wine that pours down the sides of your mouth. Giant plumes of vapor means that there are cannabinoids and terpenes that are getting exhaled without you absorbing them. This is especially true with dry herb vaping, where big vapor clouds mean you're missing out on everything you're exhaling. Think of the giant vapor clouds as the wine that you're spilling without getting a chance to drink it.  A More Controlled High  As we just mentioned, stealth and zero vaping is an extremely controlled process. This means it's very easy to control how high you're getting, which is important if you can't afford to get really stoned. You'll need to be more patient, but it's a great way to make sure you don't vape too much. The Firefly 2+, Stealth Vaping, and Zero Vaping  Both stealth and zero vaping are best achieved with dry herb vaporizers that have a focus on quality flavor instead of vapor production. If this sounds like the kind of vaping you're interested in, then the Firefly 2+ should be on your shopping list. It uses dual convection technology to provide on-demand, flavorful vapor that is naturally low in vapor production already. Vapers interested in trying to stealth vaping or zero vaping will have an easy time with the techniques when using the Firefly 2+.  SHOP NOW
Vape Tastes Burnt? Here’s How to Fix It
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Vape Tastes Burnt? Here’s How to Fix It

Nothing is worse than looking forward to a tasty mouthful of vapor only to be met with a nasty, burnt flavor meeting your taste buds. A vape that tastes burnt can ruin a vape session and can be infuriating to fix. Many vape users give up trying to resolve the issue and end up buying a completely new device, which can be a needless and hefty expense.  Trying to pinpoint why a vape tastes burnt can be a chore because different vapes will taste burnt for various reasons. A few questions you’ll need to determine to begin troubleshooting the root cause, include: Are you using oil, dry herb, or a wax vape? Does your vape have a disposable design, is your cartridge refillable, or do you have a high-end box mod setup? If you're new to vaping, it can feel impossible to diagnose the issue, let alone resolve it.  Fortunately, you don't have to worry about figuring out the problem on your own! The experts are here to discuss the most common reasons your vape tastes burnt and the best strategies to follow to fix the issue. We'll also talk about when it's time to replace your device. Burnt Hits vs. Dry Hits Before determining why your vape creates a burnt flavor, you need to determine that what you're experiencing is a burnt hit. Dry hits are often confused with burnt hits, but they are very different experiences that have very different solutions.  A dry hit is the precursor to a burnt hit. Dry hits are caused by a dry wick, which happens when your vape tank or cartridge is running low on vape juice or THC concentrate. You may suddenly realize that your pen is creating less vapor than usual, the traditional flavor of your vape juice is weaker, or there's a strange, subtle flavor that was not previously present.  The solution to a dry hit is simple. Just add more vape juice or THC concentrate! Refilling the vape tank will re-saturate the wick, which will allow your vape to produce vapor normally. If you're using a disposable oil cartridge or disposable vape, a dry hit signifies that you need to buy a new disposable.  If you take too many dry hits from a vape pen, you will eventually start getting burnt hits, which are less than pleasant. Heed the warning of the dry hit and refill your vape tank or replace the disposable as soon as you can.  Why Does Your Vape Taste Burnt?  When you start getting burnt hits, you'll know immediately. The vapor will taste scorched and harsh, and you may experience discomfort or pain in your throat and lungs. What causes a burnt vape will vary, but it's likely related to your wick.  The most common reason your oil vape tastes burnt is that you did not heed the warning of a dry hit, and ignited your wick. When a wick is saturated, it transfers the heat from the atomizer into the vape juice to create vapor. If there is no vapor, the heat burns the wick, creating nasty, scorched-tasting smoke.  Getting a burnt hit is more than just an unpleasant experience. It could potentially be dangerous since the chemicals released from burning cotton are toxic.  There are several ways you can burn your wick. Avoiding these mistakes is a great way to keep your vapor smooth and tasty. Too Much Wattage Pumping in too much power too quickly is a quick way to burn your wick, even if vape juice is present. This is usually an issue with box mod-style vapes, which sport a powerful battery that can output a massive amount of power. To avoid this issue, start at a low power setting and work your way up until you find that vaping sweet spot. Vaping Too Much Too Quickly If you are taking large drags back-to-back, you may exhaust the vape juice that was soaked into your wick. If you vape faster than the wick can draw up vape juice, you'll end up burning the wick, resulting in a scorched flavor.  Vaping the Wrong Kind of E-liquid Different vape tanks are built to handle different kinds of vape juice. High vegetable glycerin (VG) vape juices are thicker and contain more sugar than other vape juice mixes. The result can be a clogged juice or vapor path, preventing vape juice from flowing freely, resulting in the vape juice scorching.  Old or Scorched Coils If you have a refillable vape tank, you may taste a consistent scorched flavor because your coils are old. All vape tanks will eventually need their coils replaced (or the entire tank replaced), as the march of time is relentless upon all things. If you have confirmed your wick is not scorched and note that you have plenty of vape juice and still taste a burnt flavor, it is time to replace the coils.  If your vape tank does not have replaceable coils, you'll need to buy a new vape tank. Most rebuildable atomizers (RBA) can exchange coils, though this feature is rare among disposable cartridges or disposable vapes.  What's the Best Way to Prevent Burnt Hits? Now that we know what causes burnt hits, it's time to learn how to prevent them in the first place. Remember, your primary goal is to keep the wick from burning, and there are several ways to do so. Keep Your Vape Tank Filled The most common reason wicks get burnt is that there isn't enough vape juice in your vape tank. Regularly filling the tank before it starts to get empty is the easiest, most straightforward strategy to keeping your wick protected and avoiding burnt hits.  Prime Your Coils If you use a vape tank that allows you to replace your wick, you should have the ability to prime your coils. This means you pre-soak your wick manually before turning your vape pen on and letting it sit for around 10 minutes. The steps to priming your coils will vary from product to product, so be sure to study the accompanying manuals that come with your vaping equipment.  Avoid Installing Too Much Wick Material Overstuffing your coils with too much cotton or other material is an easy way to get burnt hits. Too much wick material means your wick will have a tough time becoming completely saturated, which means there will always be a part of the wick exposed to direct heat. This increases the chance that you burn your wick, which creates a scorched flavor.    Ensure you follow the manufacturer's instructions on what kind of wick to use and how much material to use.  Use the Right Vape Battery with the Right Vape Tank Even if a vape tank can physically attach to a vape battery, this doesn't mean they are genuinely compatible. If you have a vape battery that is extremely powerful connected to a vape tank with modest power requirements, it will be very easy to fry your coils. This ruins your vape tank since there is no way to unfry scorched coils.  As we said before, it's a good rule of thumb to start with a low power setting when using a vape tank for the first time and work your way up. We recommend that beginners buy vape kits (vape batteries paired with an ideal vape tank) to avoid running into incompatible equipment.  Regularly Replace Your Vape Coils If you are using an RBA-style vape tank, regularly replacing the coils on a set schedule is a fantastic way to avoid getting nasty, scorched hits. It's the same idea as getting new tires before you get a flat. Replace your coils when you know they are close to the end of their life but before they begin to fail and produce burnt nasty-tasting hits.  Other Ways to Avoid Burnt Hits There are a variety of different ways to avoid burnt hits, depending on your vaping device. While less common, the following techniques could help prevent getting the occasional nasty burnt hit.  Use the Right Vape Juice Most vape devices are not built to handle high concentrations of VG (likewise, the vast majority of vape juice available has at least a 1:1 ratio of VG and propylene glycol (PG). This ratio will rarely cause issues for your vape tank, nor will vape juices with higher concentrations of PG.  Use a Disposable Vape The likelihood of you getting burnt hits from a disposable vape are meager (unless the device has some kind of defect). If you don't like the idea of having to constantly maintain your vape tank, consider switching to disposables, like the Firefly Mini. The battery is designed for the attached cartridge and is charged with enough power to run out at about the same time the oil does. Switch to Dry Herb Vaping Dry herb vapes that use convection heating will rarely if ever, give nasty, scorched hits. The reason for this is the temperature of the heating chamber is never high enough to cause combustion, so you never actually "burn" the dry herb or marijuana inside. You will eventually exhaust the dry herb, but you won't ever get a burnt hit.  If you like the idea of vaping dry herbs with a high-quality device to avoid burnt hits, then looking at the Firefly 2+ is a great place to start shopping.  How Can We Stop Our Coils From Burning Out? Unfortunately, all coils will eventually burn out. Though you can't stave off the certainty of entropy, there are a few steps you can follow to stretch the life of your coils as much as possible. Remember, you need to regularly replace your coils (or eventually replace your vape tank) regardless of whether you follow these steps! Avoid Using Too Much Power Too Quickly If you crank your vape to the highest possible temperature the first time you use a vape tank, you run a very good chance you will roast your coils. Even if the coils are rated for the temperature level you want to use, pushing a surge of power through a cold coil could ruin the sensitive electronics involved. Start slow and work your way up to your ideal temperature! This is especially true if you were storing your vape in an abnormally cold location. Of course, you shouldn't be keeping your device in extreme temperature conditions anyway. Avoid Overusing High-VG Vape Juices VG juices are generally very thick and have high sugar content. Over time, this will create buildup on your coils more quickly than other juice ratios, which will cut the life of your coils short. If you are sold on vaping high-VG e-liquids, be sure to buy a vape tank that is specifically designed to handle the unique properties VG juices have.  Clean Your Coils Since residue buildup is a common culprit for coils burning out, keeping coils clean is a great way to extend their life. Again, not all coils can be cleaned (especially if your cartridge is disposable or the vape tank isn't designed to be disassembled), but for those that can, clean them! Most coils follow a simple cleaning process of allowing them to cool and using a cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol to gently rub off residue. Your specific vape tank may have unique steps for coil cleaning, so be sure to follow the detailed instructions provided by the manufacturer.  Refill Regularly As we have mentioned, the absolute best thing you can do to avoid getting burnt hits is to regularly refill your vape juice tank. Many tanks are designed specifically for easy refilling, which may be attractive if you hate the idea of having to periodically clean up vape juice messes.  Keep your vape juice tank primarily full most of the time and will bring your experience with burnt hits to a minimum.  Conclusion Burnt hits are nasty, gross surprises when they come. However, if you follow our advice above, you'll find that burnt hits will be few and far between. It takes some effort and due diligence, but the work is worth it to consistently have delicious tasting vapor! If the work to avoid scorched hits from a refillable vape tank isn't attractive to you, consider moving to disposable vapes. They take the work out of maintaining a device, and while burnt hits are possible, they will be exceedingly rare. If you enjoy vaping THC-oil, consider picking up the Firefly Mini (the premium choice for disposable THC-oil vapes). If you want to move away from vaping oils or e-juices altogether, vaping dry herbs or cannabis flower may be an attractive option. If you're new to dry herb vaping we’d recommend considering Firefly 2+ which will offer an incredibly smooth, satisfying dry herb vaping experience. You can learn more about what to expect from the Firefly 2+ in this detailed Vaping 360 review.     SHOP NOW
THC Dosage: Finding the Right Dose For You
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THC Dosage: Finding the Right Dose For You

One of the biggest learning curves for those new to THC is finding the right "dosage." The right amount of THC will vary from person to person for a lot of different reasons (like weight, experience with THC, and even your genetic disposition). Even how you take THC, either through an edible or vaping, can change how much you end up using. It's important to know how to find the best dosage for you without taking too much (since it can be difficult to sober up from weed). In this article, we'll talk about some general dosing guides to help you get started, what you can do if you think you're too high, and some possible benefits from regularly taking THC. How Strong Is Your Cannabis-Infused Edible? Edibles are a fantastic way to enjoy some of the benefits of THC while avoiding some of the harms of smoking it. However, edibles are notorious for providing beginners with an unexpectedly strong high (which we'll talk about more in-depth a bit later). For now, you need to make sure you understand the strength of your edible.  Edibles, THC oils, and THC tinctures that are sold in legal dispensaries will have the THC concentration clearly labeled in milligrams (mg). You'll need to do some basic math to determine how much THC is in each edible gummy or cookie or how much is in a single tincture of THC oil. Fans of CBD (another common cannabinoid) will be used to this labeling. Take a look at this picture of a bottle of CBD gummies. Note that the bottle provides the total THC available while also telling how much is in each gummy: Beginners will want to be sure that they know how much is in each gummy to prevent taking too strong of a dose.  Edibles THC Dosing Chart  What's the Recommended Standard Dosage of THC? When we talk about "standard dosages" of THC, it's important to keep in mind that each person has a different experience when taking THC. Some need much stronger doses, others need much less, and some may not be able to get high from edibles at all. Keep that in mind as you begin to find your ideal dose of THC.  Having said that, there are professional recommendations of standard dosages. One study suggested starting patients with 2.5mg of THC, increasing the dose by 2.5mg as needed to a maximum of 40mg a day. Keep in mind that this was part of a formal treatment plan that included other cannabinoids, like CBD.  In general, a single dose that has 5mg to 10mg of THC is usually seen as a "standard" dose. Beginners can usually start at around 5mg without running a risk of getting uncomfortably high, but there's enough THC in 5mg that most new users will feel some kind of high. If you're concerned about getting too stoned, you can always start with 2.5mg of THC! Recommended Dosage For Tinctures You'll follow the same advice for tinctures as you do for edibles, with one important difference. Tinctures or oil are more bioavailable, which means they deliver more THC per dose than edibles. When you use a tincture or oil, you'll hold it under your tongue for several seconds, which allows some of the THC to pass directly into your bloodstream.  With edibles, you'll have to wait for the THC to make its way through your digestive system and liver. While edibles and tinctures are both very potent, tinctures are even more potent, so start with small doses first, like 2.5mg, especially if you're a beginner. Recommended Dosage For Vaping Vaping cartridges can be challenging to dose accurately. How potent a pull from a vape will depend on how big of a puff you took. Even if all of your puffs are the same, you still can't get a precision mg dosage like you can from edibles.  However, there are a few tips you can follow to find a comfortable dose. THC from vaping hits quickly, usually within 15 minutes. If you're new to vaping, take one small hit and wait until you feel how it impacts you. You'll likely want to take another hit, but vaping slowly but surely will help you land on approximately how many puffs you need for an appropriate dose.  Aside from vaping slowly, try to pull from the vape the same amount of time when you take a puff. You can even count in your head to time it. While you may not get the precision measurement for the dose, you can still calculate how many puffs you need for a comfortable high.  Recommended Dosage For Concentrates Concentrates will be dosed similarly to how you dose with vaping. You could potentially weigh how much wax you want to vape and base your dose off of that, but it's not recommended if you are vaping concentrates for the first time. Concentrates are extremely potent, and we suggest you start out slow and steady to find how many puffs you need.  Once you become more comfortable with concentrates, you can start weighing wax before you vape and base your dose off how much wax you can safely vape at once. Recommended Dosage For Flower Flower also presents challenges to dosing, but it's actually much easier to dose flower than vaping or concentrates. When you vape flower, all of the buds in the heating chamber are usually exhausted (unlike concentrates). You can weigh your flower to get a more accurate dose, but don't feel pressured to clear a heating chamber if you're just starting to use flower.  Vaping flower will hit quickly like vaping cartridges, so we recommend taking a small hit and seeing how it impacts you. As you get more comfortable with the high, you can start thinking about measuring flower to get a more precise dose.  You will need a sensitive scale that will measure to the tenths or hundredths of a gram, but if you don't want to invest in equipment, you can always measure by the pinch. It won't be as precise, but it will still be a better overall gauge than measuring puffs from vaping cartridges or concentrates.  What's a Safe Amount of THC to Consume? While you can have an uncomfortable experience taking too much THC, there's not a danger of overdoses like with opioids or stimulants. Instead, users will want to avoid taking so much THC that they experience negative side-effects, which includes: Paranoia/anxiety Nausea/vomiting Confusion Rapid changes in mood Unfortunately, the amount of THC to experience the more negative side-effects varies widely from person to person. Like we mentioned earlier, your genetic predisposition can impact how THC affects you, but it also depends on the specific edible product, even if THC concentration is the same.  Different strains of marijuana impact people in different ways and many edible products include a full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes, not just pure THC. The way these compounds interact can affect your high, which can make specific dosing recommendations difficult.  For beginners, starting off with a low amount of THC (2.5mg - 5mg) is the best way to find a comfortable dosage without getting too high.  How Long Does It Take to Feel Cannabis Edibles? The time it takes to feel edibles will also vary from person to person. However, most users can expect to feel some kind of high between 30 minutes to an hour after an edible has been eaten (though it can be longer for some). This is in stark contrast to vaping weed, which usually kicks in around 10 minutes (and in some cases, within the first couple of puffs).  The reason why it takes such an extended period of time to feel edibles is because of how our body metabolizes THC. Our livers turn THC into 11-Hydroxy metabolite, which gets you high like THC but is far more potent. This is one of the reasons seasoned weed vapers with high THC tolerances will look to edibles to get a stronger, more satisfying high.  The delay is also a reason that edibles are notorious for making beginners too high. Again, starting with those low 2.5mg - 5mg doses is an ideal way to experiment with edibles without having an adverse experience.  How Long Does It Take to Feel Tinctures? You're looking at a similar time frame to feel tinctures or oils when compared to edible, which is 30 minutes to an hour. While some of the THC will be absorbed through your mouth when you hold the oils or tinctures under your tongue, you still have to wait for the THC to make its way to the liver to become 11-Hydroxy metabolite.  How Long Does It Take to Feel Vaping Cartridges? Vaping will hit you pretty quickly, usually within 15 minutes. The THC goes into your bloodstream directly from your lungs, so you'll feel the high quickly. This makes it easy to get used to vaping, since you can vape slowly and quickly see whether or not you want to vape more.  How Long Does It Take to Feel Concentrates? Since concentrates are vaped, you'll feel them quickly, usually within 15 minutes. Unlike vaping flower or vape cartridges, concentrates are extremely potent. They not only hit fast but also hit hard. Make sure to vape slowly when you vape concentrates for the first time.  How Long Does It Take to Feel Flower? As with cartridges and concentrates, flower will also hit within 15 minutes. How high you get will depend on the concentration of THC in the flower. Vaping flower has the benefits of enjoying other natural cannabinoids in cannabis (like CBD), so the high you'll feel might be different when compared to vaping cartridges or concentrates.  What Is a Good MG Dose for Edibles? While a good dose for each person is different, looking at "standard" dosing advice can be a useful benchmark for future edible sessions. While new uses should start a low dose regardless of the kind of experience they want, the following will be helpful in guiding new users when they experiment with more potent edibles: 1-5mg Edible Dosing As we've mentioned, this is a great starting place for beginners. If you start at 2.5mg or less, you may not even feel a ‘high’ (but you may experience some benefits, like increased appetite or decreased anxiety). Most users feel something at 5mg, but this dosage can be too light even for those that are brand new to edibles.  Regardless, we recommend starting no higher than 5mg for your first edible experience (remember, you can always work your way up to more potent doses!) 5mg-10mg Edible Dosing This is where almost all beginners will feel a decent high, especially at the 10mg level. Feelings of euphoria and increased appetite are common, as well as general relaxation. The 10mg level is a common dose to help with falling and staying asleep.  If you're new to edibles or THC tinctures and 5mg didn't do much for you, then 10mg is a great dose to try next. It will be significantly stronger without running the risk of being too potent. 10mg - 20mg Edible Dosing This range is very potent for beginners (and far too potent for many). This is especially true with the 15mg - 20mg range, which is a rare place for beginners to start. If you are an experienced cannabis user, 15mg is a great place to start, but you'll likely end up in some of the higher MG ranges.  Effects at this level can help some users with acute pain, significant sleep problems, or other users with chronic pain problems.  20mg-30mg Edible Dosing This range will be debilitating for nearly any beginner. However, for experienced THC users, this may be the ideal range for providing a strong, satisfying high (especially if THC tolerance has taken the edge off of vaping cannabis). Even intermediate cannabis users might find this level too high, and those that take it can expect the high to last several hours. 30mg-50mg Edible Dosing Experienced users with a strong THC tolerance will often look to this range for potent, long-lasting effects. This is especially true for users with acute, chronic pain or for those that need help sleeping through the entire night. For the majority of users, 50mg will cause sleepiness and strong pain relief (though you can expect a strong case of the munchies, too).  50mg-100mg+ This range is usually reserved for users that have severe, chronic conditions (like cancer or Crohn’s disease). It is incredibly potent, and if you don't already have a significant tolerance to THC, it's almost certain you'll experience the negative effects of taking too much THC we mentioned earlier.  Some users may end up working their way to this dosage level, but no one should start at this level. The majority of users that take edibles or THC tinctures will never regularly take doses at this level.  What Is a Good MG Dose For Tinctures? You can use the above guide pretty closely for oils or tinctures. You can measure tinctures in mg doses, just like edibles, though you'll have to pay close attention to the included dropper. If you're using tinctures for the first time, try taking a dose that is 5-10% weaker than your normal edible dose, since tinctures get more THC into your bloodstream than edibles do. What Is a Good MG Dose For Cartridges, Concentrates, and Flower? Unfortunately, you won't be able to measure out precise mg doses with cartridges, concentrates, or flower. You can consider weighing your wax or bud before loading it into the heating chamber, but we recommend you vape slowly and find how many puffs work best for your needs. Can You Overdose on THC? What Happens if You Take Too Much? We mentioned earlier that it's basically impossible to overdose from THC. In this book, Weed: The User's Guide, David Schmader discusses the data he gathered from experts about how much THC someone would need to consume for a lethal dose. The result?  "...A fatal dose of marijuana would require ingestion of fifteen hundred pounds in fifteen minutes."  Users can rest assured that you aren't going to have a lethal overdose of marijuana. That doesn't mean you can't have an unpleasant experience from taking too much too quickly, though. As we said earlier, getting too high can make you feel anxious, paranoid, nauseous, and can even cause irrational thoughts or hallucinations.  If you start off with low doses and work your way up to a comfortable THC level, then your chances of ever getting too high are pretty slim.  What Are the Benefits of Taking Small Amounts of THC Regularly? We've spent a lot of time talking about what can happen if you get too high, but there's also a lot of great, potential benefits for those that take small amounts of THC regularly. Here are some benefits that users may experience: Chronic pain relief (helping people to transition off of opioid painkillers) Nausea relief (especially among cancer patients going through chemotherapy) Muscle spasm control Appetite stimulant    Again, these are possible outcomes. Research into how THC affects the body is still new, so it's hard to make concrete health claims. For many users, they may find relief from a variety of health conditions through moderate use of THC edibles.   Tips For Relieving Overconsumption of Edibles Even if you're careful, you may have an experience where you have eaten too potent of edibles too quickly. If you ever feel as though you're too high, there are several steps you can take to help sober up from weed. Here are a few to keep in mind when taking edibles: Move to a comfortable environment, stay calm, and remind yourself that you are not in any physical danger. You can't overdose on weed.  Take a strong dose of CBD (double the dose you had of THC). Some research suggests that CBD might take the edge off of a THC high.  Chew on some lemon rinds. Lemons have limonene, which may help calm you down if you are feeling panicky during your high.  Aside from those tips, make sure to drink plenty of water, grab some snacks, and allow the THC to work its way out of your body.  Tips For Relieving Overuse of Tinctures, Vape Cartridges, Concentrates, and Flower Fortunately, the tips for helping calm down a high that is too strong are the same regardless of what form of cannabis you consumed. If you're too high from vape cartridges, concentrates, or flower, you can rest assured knowing that their high is short-lived compared to tinctures and edibles.  Try to get comfortable, take some CBD, if available, and you'll start to come down from your high before you know it! SHOP NOW
VG vs PG: What's the Difference?
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VG vs PG: What's the Difference?

If you already know how to vape, then you likely have already used PG and VG, even if you don't know it! However, it's always best to know what you're putting inside your body, and the ingredients to your favorite vape juices are no different. Regardless of the brand of e-juice you enjoy, you'll come across PG, VG, or a mixture of the two in essentially all nicotine vape juices.  What exactly are those ingredients, and is it safe to vape PG and VG? In this article, we'll take an in-depth look at what these two ingredients are, how they compare, why vapers would prefer one over the other, and if these ingredients are safe for frequent vapers.  PG vs. VG  PG and VG are both abbreviations for common vaping ingredients, with PG standing for propylene glycol and VG standing for vegetable glycerin. We'll get into what makes each of these components different in a few sections, but let's start with how they're similar: Both are odorless and commonly infused with nicotine and other flavors in vape juices. Both are considered "sugar alcohols" and used in all kinds of consumable products, not just vape juices. They each are easily vaporized (which is why they are popular vape components). Neither are known to cause any health issues when vaped or consumed, although studies on these ingredients are limited. PG and VG can be mixed in varying ratios to produce different vaporizing effects. Now, let's dive into each specific component, starting with PG! What Is Propylene Glycol (PG)?   Propylene glycol is a sugar alcohol with a thin viscosity. PG doesn't have an odor or a taste, and since it is also seen as safe and nontoxic, PG is found in all kinds of different products. PG has a unique characteristic of being a "humectant," which means it can be used to keep certain products moist.  How Is It Used?  All of these characteristics together make it an ideal choice to help preserve certain kinds of human and pet food, a medium for food flavorings, and even as a delivery component in inhalers (like we said, it vaporizes easily). It's the main component in fog machines and, of course, vape juices! You'll also find PG in different oral hygiene products (like toothpaste), a variety of beauty products, and certain medical components.  Is It Safe?   The FDA has categorized PG as "generally recognized as safe" when used as an ingredient in consumable products. If you see PG as an ingredient in food or a topical beauty product, the evidence seems to be clear that PG will not cause any negative side effects.  However, vaping is another story. Long-term research hasn't been done yet (because PG hasn't been vaped and studied long enough for concrete conclusions). Early research indicates that PG might be associated with some "cytotoxic properties," which means PG caused cell death.  That same study states that researchers suspect that the cell-killing properties are more likely associated with "the production process and materials used in flavorings" as opposed to the PG itself. Vapers should use caution while vaping (especially when vaping flavored e-liquids with nicotine), but research hasn't yet shown us that vaping PG is particularly harmful.  What Is Vegetable Glycerin (VG)?  Vegetable glycerin is a viscous sugar alcohol. Just like PG, VG doesn't have a color or odor, but it does have a taste. It's sweet and is often used in vape juices to help bring out sugary or candy-like flavors. You may see VG simply referred to as "glycerin," so just remember that both of those terms refer to the same substance! How Is It Used?  Similar to PG, VG is used in a lot of different applications. It's a humectant, just like PG, so you'll find it in topical beauty products, and it's used as a common baking ingredient to help keep food moist. Its sweet flavor makes it a great candidate for certain food flavorings as well as certain medicines (like cough syrups).  Is It Safe?  When VG is used in foods or other consumable products, it gets the same FDA rating of "generally recognized as safe" that PG gets. VG is used in a lot of food products, and there isn't any evidence to suggest that eating it will cause a health risk.  Again, you get a bit of a different story when you consider vaping VG. The study we mentioned earlier that stated that PG might have cytotoxic properties came to the same conclusion with VG, with the disclaimer that it might be the additives besides VG and PG causing harm.  Another study specifically looking at VG inhalation in rats showed that there appears to be only a small chance of risk when VG is inhaled. (In that study, VG is referred to as glycerol, which is the same substance).  Early research into vaping VG shows that it's probably safe, but a lot more research is needed to make any concrete claims one way or the other. This ambiguity of risk (along with PG and VG usually being infused with nicotine) is a reason why vaping laws have been quickly changing and why readers commonly ask how old do you have to be to vape? What's with the VG and PG Ratio in E-liquid?  When you buy vape juice, you'll usually see a "vg:pg" ratio listed as part of the ingredients. That ratio can vary (for example, while a 50/50 ratio is common, it's also common to see more pg than vg, more vg than pg, or exclusively one ingredient instead of the other).  Changing the VG and PG ratio changes how the vapor feels in your throat, how quickly vapor can be made, and the overall flavor of the vape juice in question. Let's take a look at how each of these ingredients can impact your vaping experience.  Differences Between PG and VG for Vapers   Different juices use different ratios of PG and VG to create a specific experience for customers. Here are some of the most notable differences between vaping each ingredient: PG Mimics Smoke Better (Throat-Hit)  PG provides a more authentic "throat-hit" (or how the vapor feels when it's inhaled) when compared to VG. That usually means the vapor is a bit hotter and harsher, which helps it mimic the feel of inhaling actual smoke. This characteristic may not appeal to everyone, but it is fantastic for tobacco smokers looking to transition away from smoking.  The authentic throat-hit feels more like tobacco smoke, which helps smokers enjoy the experience more. The closer the vaping experience is to smoking, the more likely they are to stick with vaping and kick smoking for good. There isn't a guarantee that PG will help customers stop using tobacco, but the authentic "throat-hit" definitely helps! VG Is Smoother and More Tolerable than PG   That authentic "throat-hit" is a turn-off for a lot of vapers. For some, PG irritates their throat and lungs too much to really enjoy smoking PG vape juices at all, which is where VG juices come in! VG e-liquids tend to provide a smoother, more pleasant vaping experience. While you don't get the same "throat-hit," many vapers prefer the smoother experience. VG Produces More Vapor  Earlier, we mentioned that VG was thicker (or more viscous) than PG and that quality allows VG to create more vapor. That vapor tends to be really thick and dense, and expert vapers who are "cloud chasers" (or vapers that value making enormous clouds over all else) gravitate towards e-liquids with high VG ratios.  Beginner vapers usually don't care about making an enormous amount of vapor when they first start, which is why vape juices with high VG ratios are usually pursued by more experienced users.  PG Produces More Authentic Flavor  PG is very thin and completely tasteless, which makes it an excellent vehicle for delivering authentic, fresh flavors. Remember, VG is just a bit sweet, which will hurt vape recipes that aim to have a savory taste (like tobacco flavors or exotic flavors like popcorn).  This doesn't mean that if you want an authentic flavor, you should only go after high PG e-liquids. Most vapers won't be able to tell the difference (especially beginners), but more experienced vapers looking for a specific taste usually gravitate towards high PG vape juices.  PG Is Better for Vape Tanks with Wicks  If your vape tank uses a wick to soak up e-liquids and bring them in contact with a heating element, then you'll have a better vaping experience with PG recipes. PG is very thin, which means a wick will be able to soak it a lot easier. VG takes longer to soak into wicks, and if you aren't patient enough, you could end up accidentally scorching your wick.  If your tank doesn't use a wick or is a more modern tank that uses a clearomizer, then you can usually vape any kind of e-liquid without much worry. If you're using an older, more basic style of tank, you'll want to be careful not to use high VG e-liquids.  Is PG or VG Safer to Inhale?  Early research indicates that there isn't a significant safety difference between vaping PG or VG (in fact, one of the earlier cases we discussed used PG and VG in the experiment). However, it's important to keep track of new research as it's released to make sure you're vaping as safely as possible! Which is the Best PG VG Ratio for Me?  There isn't a blanket answer for the specific PG and VG ratio that you'll like the best. It'll depend on your particular taste and what types of vapes you plan to use. However, there are a few factors to keep in mind when you are deciding which kind of e-liquid you want to use on a regular basis. You Should Use Higher PG Ratios If…  You want a more authentic flavor from the ingredients in your vape juice You're looking for a "throat hit" that mimics real smoke You're using an older style vape tank or have a vape tank that uses a wick You Should Use Higher VG Ratios If…  You want maximum vapor production. You want a smoother vaping experience, or if you don't tolerate PG well. The vast majority of available vape juices use varying ratios of PG and VG. You'll need to experiment with different ratios and flavors to determine which specific ratio is ideal for your tastes and for your device! SHOP NOW
Firefly 2 vs. Crafty
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Firefly 2 vs Crafty

When vapers are serious about dry herb vaping, it's common to start looking at higher-end vaping devices. More advanced devices offer more impressive battery life, larger dry herb capacity, and a more satisfying vaping experience. You'll still find several options to choose from in the high-end vaporizer market, with each model offering unique advantages and overall experiences.  Two of the most popular dry herb vapes available today are the Firefly 2+ and the Crafty+, made by Stroz and Bickel. While both devices offer excellent vaping experiences when compared to lower-end devices, there are noticeable differences when examining a Crafty+ vs. Firefly 2+ comparison.  Curious about the differences? Below, we'll take a close look at each device, comparing features, performance, ease of use, and even their respective warranties! If you've been trying to decide between these two devices, you owe it to yourself to see how they compare below. FIREFLY 2 PLUS VS CRAFTY We'll get into some of the more specific details, but the biggest difference between the Firefly 2+ and the Crafty+ is how they heat dry herbs and their overall build. These will also be the differences that are most likely to impact which device you ultimately choose. The Crafty+ uses a standard heating mechanism, which is a mixture of convection and conduction heating. Dry herbs are heated by both flowing, hot air (convection) and are also heated by direct contact with a heating element.  The Firefly 2+ uses proprietary dynamic convection heating, which is different than a standard convection vape. Not only is hot air used to create vapor, but the unique technology inside the Firefly 2+ offers more precise temperature control to target and enjoy all cannabinoids and terpenes in the dry herb. Heating Speed It's a common problem for dry herb vape beginners to be unsure when they should take a hit. After all, most dry herb vapes take time to heat up and begin producing vapor. For example, the Crafty+ will take around a minute to reach temperature and actually produce vapor.  The Firefly 2+ is one of the few devices on the market that avoids this problem entirely. It uses on-demand heating, which means you'll go from a completely powered-down device to taking hits of vapor in around five seconds. It's about as fast as vaping e-liquids, and beginners will enjoy avoiding the vaping delay. Build Differences The other significant difference between these two devices is their overall build. The Firefly 2+ uses a full metal build for the exterior, while the Crafty+ uses a plastic mold to house internal components. We'll talk a bit later as to why the overall build quality is important when choosing a dry herb vape.  Source: https://craftyvape.org/ Design  Each of these devices takes a completely different approach to the overall design. The Crafty+ was made as a smaller version of the Mighty, so it has a focus of being more compact and easier to handle. However, true to the Storz & Bickel brand, the Crafty+ offers a tremendous amount of power, especially when you consider that it's meant to be smaller and easier to travel with. However, the Crafty+ has a rather bulky, inelegant design (a common criticism of the overall brand), and this is a point where the Firefly 2+ shines. It makes use of its all-metal finish to provide a sleek, satisfying aesthetic, and its design is naturally more discreet than the Crafty+.  Good Design Award The design philosophy behind Firefly vapes is so finely tuned that it won the prestigious Good Design Award in 2019. This award is given to products that "go above and beyond ordinary consumer product design." While this specific award was for our original Firefly vape, the Firefly 2+ takes that original design philosophy and adds some excellent performance updates.  Firefly was the only vape brand to win this award in 2019, which should give you an idea of how much thought was put into the aesthetic design. Considering that Firefly was founded by a former Apple product designer, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Firefly is laser focused on appealing, functional aesthetics.  Dry Herb and Cannabis Concentrates If you're interested in a hybrid device that can handle both dry herbs and cannabis concentrates, you're in luck! Both the Firefly 2+ and the Crafty+ are designed with both substances in mind, and each brand has a reputation of handling concentrates very well.  With that said, overall flavor quality is not the same, and we'll touch a bit on that later in this article. Ease of Use   Vapers will find that both the Firefly 2+ and the Crafty+ are easy to use. Both devices load easily, and both devices use a companion app to provide precision heating options. Neither device offers advanced features that would be challenging for a user to learn, so the majority of vapers will enjoy an easy experience with either device.  The Firefly 2+ uses touch sensors to activate heating on the device. While this is a great safety feature (it's almost impossible to accidentally turn it on), some users struggle to get used to touching sensors on each side of the device to fire. The vast majority of users quickly get used to this feature, but beginners to the device should keep it in mind when they first vape.  Cleaning While the actual vaping portion for each device is pretty easy, cleaning the devices offers a very different take. The Firefly 2+ is very simple to clean. The metal top lid is easily removed, and a dry microfiber cloth (or an isopropyl alcohol wipe) is generally all you need to get your device clean and shiny.  The Crafty+ is far more challenging to clean. The entire device needs to be disassembled for cleaning, and each component needs to be carefully scrubbed. For certain components, you may need to soak them in a cleaning solution (like rubbing alcohol) to make sure the device is completely clean. For beginners, the cleaning process may feel a bit daunting.  If you find that you struggle to keep up with cleaning maintenance (or are intimidated by taking your device apart), then the cleaning requirements of the Crafty+ may be a deal-breaker for you.  Vapor Quality and Taste   The Firefly 2+ simply cannot be beaten in terms of overall flavor and vapor quality. Its unique dynamic convection technology, exceptional airflow, and borosilicate glass vapor path means that vapor is quickly produced, maintains authentic, rich flavor, and is consistently cool and smooth. The performance holds up regardless of if dry herbs or concentrates are being used.  The Crafty+ also offers great-tasting vapor and was one of the first brands to focus on quality vapor taste.  It uses hybrid heating technology to produce a ton of vapor, and hits from the device are generally tasty and smooth. However, towards the end of your bowl, it's common to get harsher, hot hits (which results from the use of conduction heating technology).  Plastic Taste Remember when we mentioned that build materials in a vape were important? Any dry herb vape that uses a large number of plastic components runs the risk of plastic flavor leaching into the vapor. While the Crafty+ seems to avoid this problem most of the time, there are still informal reports of users struggling to get rid of the plastic flavor. You can usually get rid of the plastic taste by performing "burn-offs" (when the device is heated without any dry herbs inside). However, flavor chasers will want to keep this in mind when deciding which dry herb vape to purchase.  Manufacturing Quality  We mentioned earlier that one of the biggest criticisms of the Crafty+ is its plastic, bulky design. With that in mind, the rest of the device's build is excellent, and the Crafty+ has a solid reputation for long-lasting performance.  The Firefly 2+ has exceptional build quality, which is one of the primary factors for producing consistently great tasting vapor. The modern-looking build, magnetic bowl cover, and glass vapor path all come together to provide a satisfying visual appeal that produces fantastic results.  Portability  You may be surprised to hear that neither device is particularly portable. Both are fairly large and, compared to devices specifically designed for incognito travel or use, these devices seem bulky. If you want a powerful device that produces great-tasting vapor, you'll usually sacrifice a bit on the size of the device.  Having said that, when you compare the two, the Crafty+ is larger and bulkier than the Firefly 2+. As we said earlier, the Crafty+ was designed as a more portable alternative to the Mighty (which it is), but when compared to the Firefly 2+, it's still far less compact. The Firefly 2+ will fit into the palm of some users' hands, and you'll find that it's noticeably trimmer than the Crafty+. Still, you'll need to keep in mind that neither of these devices has portability as a primary concern, which is common for high-end dry herb vapes.  Device Size To give you a better idea of how their sizes differ, take a look at the specifications of each device: Crafty+ Height: 4.4in (11.1cm) Depth: 1.3in (3.2cm) Width: 2.3in (5.7cm) Weight: 5oz (141g) Firefly 2+ Height: 5.1in (13cm) Depth: 0.95in (2.4cm) Width: 1.4in (3.5cm) Weight: 4.9oz (140g) Battery Life   Both devices have a fairly modest battery life, which will typically last around 45 minutes for each device. However, the Firefly 2+ has some significant advantages in its design that helps to extend single-session use. You can remove and replace the battery in the Firefly 2+, and considering that it comes with a second battery in the box, you can effectively double your vaping time by switching batteries. Over time, as batteries begin to fail, you can purchase replacement batteries without needing to purchase an all-new device.  The Crafty+ sports an internal battery, which means once it runs out of juice, you'll need to wait to charge it back up. You also won't have the option to replace the battery as its discharge time decreases with extended use.  Should you find yourself with either device and not enough charge to vape, both the Firefly 2+ and the Crafty+ support pass-through charging, so you can still enjoy a vape session while you have the device plugged in and charging! Temperature Flexibility  While the Firefly 2+ and the Crafty+ offer some manual temperature adjustments on the device, each will require the companion app for access to more precise temperature settings. On the Firefly, you can manually adjust the temperature in 20 degree portions, while the Crafty+ allows access to three preset temperatures and the option to "boost" the heat for a big hit of vapor. The Crafty+ supports vaping between 104-410F (40-210C), which is a wide range that will vaporize nearly all cannabinoids. The Firefly 2+ supports vaping between 200F-500F (93-260C), which allows it to vaporize all cannabinoids and allows it to provide a fantastic concentrated vaping experience.  The Crafty+ can also vaporize concentrates, but the low max temperature may be too low for seasoned concentrate enthusiasts.  Accessories  If you look at what comes with each device, the Crafty+ will give you a little more right out of the box. Inside the box, you'll get: Micro-USB charger Concentrate vaping pad Extra mesh screens Extra O-rings Cleaning brush Grinder Filling tool With the Firefly 2+, you'll get: USB 3.0 Charger Charging dock  Concentrate vaping pad 3 rubbing alcohol wipes Some of the extras in the Crafty+ aren't compatible with the Firefly 2+ (for example, the Firefly 2+ doesn't use O-rings). The addition of the grinder and filling tool with the Crafty+ may appeal to beginner vapers who haven't already bought those companion accessories.  Price There is a significant price difference between these two devices (which is one of the reasons the Crafty+ offers a more robust accessory offering). The Crafty+ will cost you €298 (about $346), while the Firefly 2+ is $249.95 (or about €214).  It may feel like you're getting more bang for your buck with the Crafty+, but you're essentially "pre-paying" for the extra accessories. Depending on what specific grinder and related accessories come with the Crafty+, you may be end up paying a premium for accessories you could have bought separately at a better price point.  Warranty   Finally, each device offers a two-year warranty, and Storz and Bickel will give you an extra year if you register the device with them. Aside from that, there isn't much difference between the warranty coverage provided for each device.   Conclusion   Both the Firefly 2+ and Crafty+ offer above-average dry herb vaping experiences. Let's look at a summary of their strengths and weaknesses. Firefly 2+ Pros and Cons Superior vapor flavor Convection-only heating Higher build quality Higher max temperature for concentrates Easier cleaning Dual sensors can trip up beginners Crafty+ Pros and Cons Excellent vapor flavor and production Larger heating chamber for dry herbs Hybrid convection and conduction heating Can be difficult to remove the plastic taste from new devices Bulkier and heavier design Complicated cleaning process Which device is right for you will depend on your specific preferences and needs. We encourage you to take time to identify what you value most in a dry herb vaping device and then to choose the device that you think will be the best fit! SHOP NOW