As some of you already know, vaporizers produce vapor through the application of heat – not hot enough to induce combustion and create smoke, but hot enough to turn your blend into vapor. But just how hot does your vape really need to get to produce the vapor that you’re after? According to Dr. Ian Mitchell, a clinical assistant and emergency physician with the University of British Colombia in Vancouver, the ideal temperature is actually a range which stretches from approximately 347 degrees Fahrenheit to 392 degrees Fahrenheit (175-200°C).
For those who aren’t quite satisfied with a range and would prefer a finite number, that number, according to Dr. Arno Hazekamp, a researcher with Netherlands-based Bedrocan BV, is 410 degrees Fahrenheit (210°C) — a number which Hazekamp seemingly based in part upon the findings of a study that used 410°F as a set point while analyzing various vaporizers, including the Volcano, DaVinci, Arizer Solo, and more.
If you’re looking for a good place to start, try heating your vaporizer up to about 410°F. From there, slowly decrease the temperature until you find that sweet spot that works best for you. Ultimately, the right temperature for you is the one that delivers the potency that you’re after while retaining the smoothness that you desire. And when dialing in the temperature, be sure to keep in mind that some vaporizers are less accurate than others when it comes to measuring the actual temperature inside of the heating chamber.