Finding the optimal temperature to get the most from your oil is an important step in creating the perfect regimen. Distillate is a unique product because of all the ways you can consume it. For now though, we’re going to talk about vaporizing, and specifically what temperature to get the perfect vapor.
Optimizing your set up doesn’t need to be hard, following these easy steps will guarantee you get the perfect experience every time.
Let’s Talk Facts
So, why is temperature control so important for vaporizing? In a single word: terpenes. If you’re unfamiliar with terpenes, they’re the compounds in cannabis that give the plant its unique smell and taste. Although cannabinoids are also extremely sensitive to temperatures, THC and other cannabinoids are odorless, so each strain’s compelling fragrance depends on which terpenes predominate.
Every terpene is unique in the therapeutic benefits it offers and the flavors it produces, and each individual terpene has its own sensitivity to heat, creating unique vaporization points as well. The extraction method used to achieve the oil, shatter, or wax forms of concentrate varieties, as well as the temperature at which you dab or vaporize concentrates, can greatly affect both the flavor profile and the synergy created between the concentrated cannabinoids and terpenes.
Distillate in it’s purest form is actually free of any terpenes, but terps are often reintroduced into the final product. The range of temperature in which all cannabinoids evaporate lies between 347 F and 392 F. As all cannabinoids have different boiling points, vaporizing the same bowl of herb at different temperatures will generate different results. In general, there‘s two main effects which we will call the “buzz high” and the “body high”. Lower temperatures will have more of a heady effect, whilst higher temperatures will have a more body load effect.
To give you an idea of the differences between terpenes, here’s a short list of boiling points for some common terpenes found in cannabis (check out the full infographic for the complete list).
Linalool: 388 degrees F
ß-Caryophyllene: 320 degrees F
ß-Myrcene: 334 degrees F
D-Limonene: 349 degrees F
Humulene: 388 degrees F
α-Pinene: 311 degrees F
So Where Should That Thermostat be?
When it comes to picking the temperature that works best for you, it all depends on the experience and what effects you are looking for. If your condition is managed with a specific terpene, you can set your vaporizer at a temperature just above your required terp. For an easy vaporizing option at a low temperature, Hooti Disposable Vaporizer Pens are a great option. They come in a wide range of flavors that will appease to even the pickiest of connoisseurs.
For the optimal temperature that will satisfy anyone and everyone, 390 F is where you should set your volcano, pen or dab rig. 390 F is just below the temperature cannabis starts to combust. Anything above that and you will start to lose precious cannabinoids and terpenes.
Vaporizing cannabis, especially THC Distillate is a great way to medicate due to it’s high potency and versatility. Not all vaporizers are perfect, but having a set temperature that works for you is a very important part of having a great regimen.