Vape pens have revolutionized the world. Smoking is notoriously difficult to give up, but vaping gives smokers a chance to get their nicotine fix in a much healthier way. With it still being relatively new, there is a lot many still don’t know about vaping.
One such question many people have is how to get the most out of their vape pen. Here we’ve found ten tips that you need to know. By the end, you’ll have a much better idea of how to use your vape. Let’s get started!
10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Vape Pen
1. Read the Manual
Now, this should go without saying, but most people tend to ignore this step when buying any device. The user manual is designed specifically to ensure that you get the most out of your device.
For vape pens, the manual will outline the type of cartridge, batteries, and liquids that can be used. The manual will also detail the correct techniques to use when vaping. This will ensure that your vape pen lasts longer and will prevent any costly damage.
Charging your vape correctly is key for preserving its lifespan. Use the charger that comes with the device and allow the vape pen to fully charge before using it.
You should also ensure that the outlets that you use are compatible with the wattage of your charger. Poor battery life in vape pens makes it more difficult for the device to produce vapor.
2. Store Your Vape and Cartridges Properly
Ensure that your vape is stored in the case that is provided by the manufacturer. If a case did not come with your purchase, then it’s best to buy one yourself. These cases typically heat and water-resistant. The case also prevents your vape from breaking or getting damaged in handbags or pockets.
Cartridges need to be stored vertically in a cool, dry place to minimize evaporation. The cartridge should also be unscrewed from the pen when the device is not in use. This ensures that the oil is not heated unnecessarily, thereby preventing damage, leaks, and/or wastage.
3. Load Your Vape Correctly
Always load your vape pen following the instructions provided by the manufacturers. Some vape pens require oil or dry herbs, while others need special cartridges. For herb pens, ensure that they are dried properly, and always use clean utensils when loading your vape pen.
Your herbs should also be finely ground so that there is a larger surface area exposed to the heating element. When using oil pens, do not overfill the allocated area and store leftover oil in a clean, dry container. Ideally, you want to prevent the accumulation of debris and dust in your vape pen.
4. Experiment with Temperatures
Vape pens are fickle when it comes to temperature. Different liquids vaporize at different temperatures. Therefore you need to find a temperature range that optimizes both vapor production and flavor.
This is largely subjective as it depends on personal preferences. A good rule of thumb, however, is to start with low temperatures and gradually increase them until you find the sweet spot. A burnt taste indicates that the temperature is too high, while weak vapor suggests that the temperature is too low.
5. Seek Quality Ingredients
We have all heard the saying ‘quality over quantity’ before. Well, vapes are no exception. Always use quality ingredients that have been bought from reputable sources.
This tip might cost you a little extra, but it ensures that you have a pleasant experience with your vape pen. You should also always check the expiry dates on the products that you buy.
6. Use the Correct Equipment
Vape pens and cartridges may fit together, but that does not mean that they will work. Make sure that the cartridges that you use are compatible with your pen. The design, power levels, and the number of coils can influence the compatibility between the pen and cartridges.
7. Monitor Leaks
Oil vape pens are often prone to leakages. If you find that you are moving through product quicker than usual, be sure to check if your vape pen or cartridges have any leaks. Should your pen have any leaks, you may be able to return them to the manufacturer or store that you bought it from.
Leaking cartridges can simply be replaced. However, you should clean up any residual oil left in your vape pen. Dried oil can damage the parts in your vape pen, especially after long periods of time.
8. Altitudinal Effects
Altitude strongly influences the performance of a vape pen. Weird, right? An increase in air pressure may force air into your pen. This may cause leaks and subpar performance.
There is no way to mediate this unless you buy tanks that are equipped for use at higher altitudes. So, before you head out on your next vacation, make sure that you buy the correct equipment for your vape pen.
9. Vape Correctly
Before you begin drawing from your vape pen, exhale as much air as possible. Take a small breath and then begin drawing from your vape pen. Briefly hold your breath to allow for maximum absorption of the vapor into your lungs.
Then slowly exhale. This process is mostly dependent on a person’s personal preference, so you should experiment with your vaping techniques to find what works for you.
10. Do Not Overuse Your Ingredients
We all want to get the most out of our purchases, but unfortunately, products do not last forever. Always refill your vape pens with herbs, oil, or juices before it is completely diminished.
If you overuse these products, you will begin to smell and/or taste an unpleasant, burnt flavor. Not only does it ruin the experience, but it may also damage your vape.
If you’re new to vaping, then these ten tips should hopefully guide you to using your vape pen in the right way. It’s always important to ensure you’re only ever buying products that are compatible with your vape then and take care of your vape pen.