"The art of vaporizing is realized by a cannabis connoisseur"
by Steve Kelnhofer
Long ago I was introduced to a vaporizer and instantly fell in love with the taste. Now this was 15+ years ago and all we had were kind buds. That was if you knew some one that had the green thumb, or else we just had the B'sters.
Over the years we have learned that the flavor is amazing, but that vaping is also perceived to be much healthier than smoking by reducing the tars and carcinogens. You can find a good article on vaping versus combustion in an Elev8 Presents blog.
With over 140 compounds in cannabis, we think there are some good things to be found in vaping cannabis, but we are not doctors. We have put together a list of the compounds, what temperatures they vaporize at and the potential benefits the compound has for the human body. Going over this list you can see that the first compound like CBCA starts to vaporize at around 220 and at higher temperatures just below cannabis combustion at 450 with the last usable compounds like THCv and CBC vaporizing at 428 degrees.
Knowing that some of the compounds are vaporizing at nearly cannabis combustion the art is to get the herb as dark brown as you can without turning it black or igniting it. When roast your herbs at the higher temperature you are getting a full spectrum so you can feel the relieve of the Entourage Effect.
Now lets talk about the reason many people switch to vaping, and that is the amazing flavor you taste while vaporizing. Only with a vape can truly taste cannabis as it was meant to be tasted.
As a connsissour I run my Silver Surfer at a temperature that if I inhale very slowly I would catch the herb on fire. Why do I do this? The answer is because with a whip style vaporizer I can control if my herb is to catch fire or not. When I vape I like to inhale faster at the beginning to get some light flavorful hit. As I raost the herb I start to slow my inhale speed. This increases the heat to the herb allowing them to get a deeper darker roast that will allow the higher temperature compounds to vaporizer. As you do this you will start to taste the herbs as they change from a taste that is reminisante of the herb in the sack to a rich roasted flavor. This rich roasted flavor can be a deep sweet taste to a spicy almost hot taste in your mouth.
Vaping from the beginning to the end, taking the herbs to a darker brown will allow you to enjoy and experience the art of vaporizing.