Use the Search . . . Vaporizing temps are there.
I have discussed this before, somewhere (I don't use the Search much either), but I will happy to share the info.
First, I use the Valve-Set from the Volcano vaporizer. This doesn't especially matter, but just to keep the story straight. In this set-up, the Pot
is placed in a short piece of pipe, suspended between 2 metal screens.
The Heat (and Air) source is a regular HeatGun. A HeatGun is just like a Blow Dryer (in fact I use it as one, if I just washed my hair before I vaporize). But a HeatGun has a variable temperature (from 100 degrees up to at least 600 degrees Fahrenheit), and a variable Air-flow (from a light flow, to a good-sized Blast).
To Vaporize, place the HeatGun up against one of the metal screens. The Air (and vaporized THC
resins) waft out of the second metal screen. So, just tie a Bag around the second screen, and it will fill-up with "Smoke"; Fun smoke.
After the Bag's full, the Fun can begin. Suck out some of the Smoke in the bag. This is a Hit (and a big Hit with me).
Store-recommended Temperature. When I bought my Valve-Set, I was told by the sales-person: "Set it for 350 degrees, and leave it there."
My Temperature Range. I start with 370. I fill up a couple bags. I kick-up the temp to 390. Enjoy a couple bags. 420, 450. I frequently stop at 450. Or I bump it up to 490, and take a farewell-to-this-joint bag.
The maximum Temp is all a matter of taste. The different temps release different resins. After you try 450 degrees, you may decide that you don't care for it (so, stop at 420). Each of the temps has its own flavor, and kick. Take what you like, and leave the rest.
Burn-point. One temp to be aware of is 520 degrees. At this point, the Marijuana will start burning (avoid it if you can).
Some Strains will blow themselves out at 420, and almost nothing comes out above that. This just shows that they don't have certain cannabinoids
in them that other Strains Do have.
wants More heat. When I vaporize Hash, I begin at a higher temp, usually 390 ... and go up from there (520 Max). Because Hash is mostly resin, it does not begin to burn at 520 (instead it burns at about 550).
Bonus Edit: You can tell if the Vaporizer is still vaporizing . . . smoke pours out of the vaporizing unit. When no smoke comes out, you are done. Then you pour out the de-THC'd pot. It looks just like when you poured it in to the Vaporizer (except the color, it's not green anymore, it's yellow or brown).Edited by: Solidly-here