Grinding your herbs to a fine consistency is very important for vaporizing, however, it is largely underestimated by most people we talk to here at VapeFuse.
When herbs are smoked (which we do not recommend), shredding the herbs is all that is needed because they will be burned, as long as the particles are shredded they can burn without any problems. You obviously don’t want to have big chunks in the mix so shredding is perfect (instead of grinding) because if the parts are too small, it will be hard to smoke.
As opposed to smoking, when herbs are vaporized they are not ignited and burned but heated up to anywhere between 50 to 250 or so degrees Celsius. The temperature depends on the type of plant you are using but the finer the herb particles are for vaporizing the better your experience will be. The particles exposed to the heated surface the more effectively they will release vapor. It is really as simple as that.
Based on the above, it is highly recommended you grind your herbs for vaporizing to a fine consistency, so you can bring the most out of them while vaporizing.
How to grind your herbs?
It is best is to use a herb grinder that is specifically designed to do this job for you.
There are plenty of different grinders on the market that are designed for grinding herbs for vaporizing, so there is a lot to choose from.
I won’t go into much detail here, however one thing I’d like to point out is that it is recommended using a different grinder for grinding each different plants.
Why, you may be wondering… let me explain.
While you are grinding your herbs, they obviously release oils and aromas that will linger around in your grinder even if you wash it.
To keep your plant material pure and have full control over your vaporizing, it is best to have a unique grinder for each herb you use.
When to grind?
Once you grind your herbs, they release their aromas and oils, so this is the best time for vaporizing. Based on this fact, we recommend to grind your herbs shortly before you vaporize.
Best practice is to store your herbs whole and grind up as much as you need for a vaporizing session, so you have freshly ground herbs when you need them.
If you do store some in an airtight container, try to use your ground herbs in a few days to a week.
Please feel free to let us know if you have any comments or questions.