The Best Temp To Vape Weed, E-Juice, Concentrates


by Jeffrey Buckley

Updated: September 27, 2021

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Many vapers enjoy using vaporizers that give them the most control over the unit’s performance. Included in this is temperature control. While some vapes come programmed with pre-set temperatures, some give users the ability to pick an exact degree from a wide range. This allows the vaper to customize their vaping experience to their liking.

However, it can be difficult to find the perfect temperature. Especially since all vaping mediums have different optimum temperatures. Read on to find the best temperatures to vape weed, concentrates, and juice that unlock their best flavor and vapor potential without burning them!

Best Temperature to Vape E-Juice

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E-liquid, commonly referred to as vape juice, is a popular medium amongst vapers. E-liquids are usually vaporized with e-cigs, mods, and vape tanks. Sometimes these units allow vapers to select an exact temperature.

Other times, users can only choose from a few different predetermined range settings, or they don’t get to choose a warmth at all. Many box mods and e-cigs have a temperature control feature, but more often than not, they are controlled via wattage.

Wattage is a unit of power being supplied to the coils. The heat increases over time when the wattage is applied. Higher wattage settings will cause the set temperature to increase faster. As the inside heats faster, the vapor increases, this is how e-liquid and other mediums get vaporized. The faster or slower the juice is turned to vapor, the different it will taste.

  • The standard range for vaporizing juice is 212º-482 °F (100-250 °C). That being said, the lower part of this range (212 °F to 300 °F) should probably be avoided. Vaporizing at such a low level will produce weak, tasteless vapor.
  • The best place to start is 300 degrees Fahrenheit, which is still a relatively low temperature for vaping e-liquids.
  • Towards the middle of this range is 390º to 420º. 420 degrees will provide a cool, yet substantial hit. The vapor consistency will feel thin and refreshing and will be smoother on newer vape lungs.

Low to medium levels will unlock the optimum flavor. If that isn’t enough heat though, try a temperature from the higher range. Temperatures ranging from 420 degrees to 450 degrees usually provide hits that are substantial but not too warm.

Above 450 °F, e-juice is going to lose the majority of its flavor, and potentially even taste burnt. With a low-quality device, those high temperatures will likely cause a lot of coughing too.

Best Vaping Temperature for Concentrates”

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Whether it is with a small electronic vape pen or a full-fledged e-rig<, certain warmth levels will have the same effects on concentrates like wax, hash, and shatter. Most vaporizers intended for use with wax will have a range that starts around 315 °F. The temps for dabs concentrates are higher than for regular dry herbs. This is because wax won’t vaporize until it approaches about 315 degrees. A good range for vaping concentrates is generally 315 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. The exact degree a vaper chooses from this range varies based on preference. The middle of the range will provide the best flavor and consistency. Lower settings will be less powerful but potentially more refreshing, and higher temperatures will feel more intense.

What Wattage Should I Vape Dabs?

Controlling the degree of the nail with a traditional dab rig is rather difficult, and this often results in people burning their wax as opposed to vaporizing it. In accidentally doing so though, a lot of the psychoactive compounds in wax are destroyed. The wax may even release dangerous carcinogens.

People will often vaporize their concentrates at higher temperatures because they are under the assumption that it makes the effects stronger. Realistically, the hits from the top of the range and beyond are less potent and potentially more hazardous.

This is why most portable vaporizers that vaporize wax do so at degrees under 430 Fahrenheit. However, wax is better vaping under a medium temperature such as 365 degrees Fahrenheit. This will ensure the purest, most flavorful vape session. It will also ensure the highest quality of health during the vaping experience.

Best Temp to Vape Weed

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When vaping dry herb, remember that different temperatures will consistently bring about different effects. Especially effects from CBD and THC. When the heat is set higher, the herb is being vaporized faster, and more of it is being vaporized at once. More CBD and THC will enter the vapor.

The effects from vaping dry herb at low heats will be far less intense than the effects from vaping at high temperatures. The perfect place to start for those that want to vaporize dry herb at a low temperature, like concentrates, is 315 °F.

To get higher and activate the THC compounds in a more meaningful way, you should keep the vaporizer temperature below – usually below 392 °F. THC is one of the cannabis compounds that has a boiling point of 315° F.

310-330 °F is the best temperature to vape weed that is recommended for mild relaxation, euphoria and relief.

The vaping experience at this heat will produce some smaller effects, but nothing too strong. Some users like to vape around this temperature during the day, and then increase their vaping temperature at night.

370 °F to 380 °F is a medium vaping temperature where many people often find their sweet spot. It provides large, potent hits. However, it is not a wasteful range since it does not vaporize more weed than necessary.

Because the vapor is not biting off more than they can chew, vapers are also less likely to cough in this range than they are at higher temperatures. Increasing to 390 °F may be necessary for some though.

This is because the heat of at least 390 °F is required to vaporize CBD and THC. Only after vapers reach this set temperature can they really optimize the absorption of CBD and THC in the lungs. Towards the end of a session, vapers can increase their temperature a bit.

The study has shown that the highest temperature should finish off at 446 °F. However, it is very risky because of inhaling benzene and toxic by-products, when vaping above 392 °F. Additionally, such high temperatures can destroy cannabinoids and terpenes compounds.

The user will have been able to extract all possible effects from the CBD and THC in their weed if they start low and work their way up to this heat.

Vaping Temperature Chart

The vaping temperature chart will help to set vaping devices properly and to determine which one you need for your vaping experience.

Final Thoughts About Why Good Vapers Care About Temperature

Knowing the optimum temperature and using the vaping temperature chart for various mediums is important for three main reasons:

  1. The first is pretty obvious – it is going to taste and feel the best in a vaper’s throat. Vaping a medium at too high of a temperature is going to result in a burnt taste. Vaping at too low of heat will result in weak hits that do not have much taste or body
  2. The second reason pertains to conservation. Vaping at too high of a temperature will use more medium than is typically needed. Since e-liquids, concentrates, and dry herbs are expensive, it is important to use them in an efficient manner. Plus, not wasting medium during a session will also increase the amount of time a session can last before a vaper needs to refill.
  3. Lastly, finding optimum temperatures is important for avoiding unintended side effects. As previously mentioned, vaping outside of a recommended range can lead to health-related consequences.

Overall, it is always in a vaper’s best interest to find the optimum temperature for the medium they are vaping. Their health and tastebuds will thank them.

Published: June 11, 2019Updated: September 27, 2021

Jeffrey Buckley

I was a smoker for over 25 years. In this time I also earned my medical degree with a specialization in addiction treatment and counseling. That period has led me to vaping, my interest started around 2011. I’m fighting the tide of hysteria and dis-information around vaping that emanates from various fronts legislative, cultural and scientific. Having scientific councils support, I’m happy to contribute my thoughts, articles, and expertise.


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6 comments on “The Best Temp To Vape Weed, E-Juice, Concentrates

  • Daryl Daniels

    September 9, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    What is the best way to store nicotine liquid

    • James Bickford

      September 15, 2020 at 9:59 am

      Hi Daryl, thanks for writing in. The best way to store e-juice and liquid nicotine is in a cool, dark place. You don’t want sunlight to be hitting your nicotine as it will soon go bad. Also remember to keep the liquid in a safe place, where animals and young children cannot get to it. Hope that helps. Happy vaping!

  • Jonathan Usha

    August 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Thank you for informative information.

  • Jonathan Usha

    August 12, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Thank you, very informative.

  • Rick Eldritch

    July 25, 2019 at 12:19 am

    I meant to say thank you also.

  • Rick Eldritch

    July 25, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Holy crap, I never thought vaporizing at a higher temperature would be easier on the throat and lungs, but it sure seems to be. Vaping at 370° is way better than at 200°F.