Everything You Need to Know About Vaping Accessories
December 24, 2019
Cannabis vaporizers for dried flowers have been around for a while and come in all shapes, sizes, colours and features. Vapes are mainly comprised of a tank/reservoir, mouthpiece, heating element and a battery. Not all vapes are made the same and you’ll find that different accessories are only available and compatible with certain vaporizers.
Let’s take a look at what’s in-store with vaping accessories and how they can enhance your cannabis experience.
The Types of Vapes
There are a few different types of cannabis vapes, all with their own distinct features, sizes and shapes. They can be handheld or pen-shaped with both sizes being small enough to fit into the user’s hand. Vapes can also have refillable cartridges or disposable. Cartridges that are prefilled with cannabis concentrates are more suited to vaporizer pens. The oldest type of vaporizer and one of the most popular is one that’s able to cook and vaporize dry flowers in an insert.
As previously mentioned, many vaporizers have features that differentiate them from one another. For example, many modern vaporizers have temperature control as a standard feature that allows the user to increase and decrease the temperature. The advancements in vaping technology even see many vapes coming with their own app to update the vaporizer’s firmware to update the device’s security.
510 Thread or closed-loop vape battery units are reusable by attaching a new vape cartridge to the battery. When you’re in your local cannabis store, be aware of the type of battery required for the cartridge you’re purchasing. The majority of modern vape batteries are labeled as 510 thread, making them compatible with 510 thread cartridges.
It’s important to note that disposable vape pens are not meant to be separated from their battery and the cartridges cannot be refilled. Once you’re done consuming the cannabis concentrate, simply throw away into the trash and get yourself another one.
Keeping Your Vape Clean
There are vaporizers and then there are “vaporizers”, the latter is a more expensive handheld device that can be used for concentrates, dry flower and sometimes even e-liquid too. The vapes that are able to cook multiple smoking materials need to be cleaned and maintained regularly in order for them to function to optimal standards.
You can usually buy a cleaning kit and cleaning supplies that include bristle pipe cleaners, brushes, grime sticks, cleaning solution and wet wipes. The great thing about these cleaning kits is that they can be used to clean smoking pipes and other cannabis accessories that require routine maintenance.