Guide to Vape Temperature Control

While a number of vaporizers available on the market today have automatic temperature control settings, there are some products which allow you to manually adjust the heat of vaporization. It is essential that, before you purchase your chosen vape, you are aware of the difference between manual and automatic temperature controls and how they can impact your vaping experience.
Miguel López / June 5, 2019

Guide to Vape Temperature Control

While a number of vaporizers available on the market today have automatic temperature control settings, there are some products which allow you to manually adjust the heat of vaporization.

It is essential that, before you purchase your chosen vape, you are aware of the difference between manual and automatic temperature controls and how they can impact your vaping experience.

Manual Temperature Control

Generally, vaporizers that offer manual temperature control settings will come with one of three options;

  • An adjustable dial
  • A digital temperature display
  • A pre-set range of temperatures

All of these options will allow you to pre-set the value of your vaporizer in Celsius or Fahrenheit. Depending on the product that you purchase, the adjustability of the temperature range will vary. For example, a vape with a pre-set range of temperatures will not offer precise changes. It will more than likely offer temperature jumps by values of 10 degrees Celsius or more. While this still offers a comprehensive amount of temperature control, some digital display vaporizers will allow you to select the exact temperature to a single degree.

The Benefits of Manual Temperature Control

Perhaps the most valued benefit of manual temperature control vaporizers for cannabis users is the ability to regulate the release of specific cannabinoids within the plant. Depending on the cannabinoid, boiling temperature can range from around 150 to 220 degrees Celsius.

For example, the boiling temperature of THC is thought to be around 155 degrees Celsius. This cannabinoid, which is extremely prominent in most commercial cannabis strains has the classic euphoric “high” normally associated with the cannabis plant.

However, CBD has a boiling temperature of around 170 degrees Celsius. This cannabinoid is mostly desired by medical cannabis users, as it has a number of incomparable therapeutic benefits.

You are also able to mediate the release of terpenoids through a manual temperature controlled vaporizer. Terpenoids are related to terpenes which is what gives plants, including cannabis, their unique aromas. Terpenoids also possess a number of health benefits and when taken in conjunction with CBD, hold comprehensive holistic value.

For example, Limonene, a naturally occurring terpene in cannabis produces that classic citrus flavour while also offering anti-depressant and immune boosting properties.

Another issue that manual temperature controlled vaporizers can solve is that of extremely dry plant material. A non-adjustable temperature vaporizer will often overheat the ingredients because of the dry materials’ ability to be vaporized at speed. This will eliminate both the taste and effect of the material, which essentially ruins the vaping experience. However, a manual controlled vaporizer will allow you to reduce the temperature at which the materials burn, ensuring that no matter how dry your plant may be, you can still enjoy all of its wonderful effects.

In summary manual temperature control can help you customize the effect, flavour, health properties and consistency of your vaping experience.

Automatic Temperature Control

Vaporizers that offer automatic temperature control will rely on the regularity and rapidity of the user’s inhalation to determine the temperature of vaporization.

Automatic temperature controls tend to be most frequent in Vape Pens rather than desktop vapes. Due to the size and portability of the product, temperature control is often limited to a single button which ignites the heat element and subsequently the material inside.

The Benefits of Automatic Temperature Control

While it is true that the ability to manually change the temperature of your vape has significant benefits, there are a number of benefits to automatic controls that are often overlooked.

Firstly, whether you are a novice user or simply want the simplest vape possible, automatic temperature controlled vapes do all of the work for you. There is no need to research the exact temperature required for the perfect experience, simply turn the device on and enjoy!

Secondly, vaporizers that have automatic temperature controls tend to be far cheaper than their manual cousins. The ability to control the temperature of a vaporizer has a significant impact on the price of the product.

How to Achieve Optimum Vaping with an Automatic Temperature Controlled Vaporizer

If you are keen to buy a vaporizer but are disappointed with the inability to control its temperature, there are ways that you can customize the vaping temperature somewhat, with an automatic temperature controlled device.

Firstly, because automatic temperature controlled vapes adjust their heat based on speed and regularity of user inhalation, frequent use of your device will ensure that a consistent temperature is maintained. Instilling as much inhalation “information” as possible by using your vape regularly will ensure a much more stable, unwavering vaping experience.

When heating your automatic temperature controlled vaporizer using the “heat button”, consider holding and releasing the button in a rhythmic sequence. This will ensure that the heating coil inside does not reach its maximum, which subsequently results in a far cooler vaping temperature.

It is also recommended that you turn your vaporizer off when not in use, rather than relying on the automatic “standby” mode. This will ensure that you save your battery and keep your vaporizer for longer.

 

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