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


by Jeffrey Buckley

Updated: January 20, 2022

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Vape temperatures are important because they can produce different vaping experiences and lead to a more enjoyable vape. But the wrong temperature can lead to unpleasant tastes and vapor quality. Various ideal vape temperatures depend on the material being vaped. All vaping devices have settings that let users customize their temp based on their preferences, making it easier to find the right temperature. But, users may still have difficulty finding what works best for their material and device. So this article will help explain the best temperatures to vape e-juice, wax, and cannabis.

Best Temperature to Vape E-Juice

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Before introducing temperature control, e-juice vapers could only vape in wattage or voltage modes. With temp control, users could set the temp for a device that would apply the right amount of power to their coils without the risk of overheating, like with wattage or voltage mode, which led to dry hits.

The advantages of temp control mean that the users can regulate the amount of heat that runs through their coils. So they are not burning the wick inside the coil. This customization also means greater consistency in vapor quality as the temp remains constant. Users also have the advantage of prolonging the life of their coils with temperature control vaping.

200-300 Fahrenheit

200F is the starting point of most temp control devices (the highest point being 600F). Vaping anywhere between 200 and 300F offers a mild vapor. It is not as warm as possible but still provides a better flavor. Of course, most vapers would try something a little higher to get better quality vapor. But this range is a good starting point.

300-400 Fahrenheit

This range is the one that most temperature control vapers use. It offers the right balance between warmth, vapor quality, and vapor production. The span can even be shortened or lengthened as vapers can choose to vape closer to 400. It will result in hotter vapor, excellent flavor quality, and more significant clouds.

400-500 Fahrenheit

This range pushes it when it comes to hot vapor that may be too strong for most. Although, many vapers say that the range between 390-490 is the best. This range finds the right balance between heat, flavor, and vapor production. Vapers usually play with this range. However, it can often be too hot to vape at higher temps, even though they offer the best flavor quality.

Best Vaping Temperature for Concentrates

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Whether 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 temps will feel more intense.

What Wattage Should I Vape Dabs?

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

People will often vaporize their concentrates at higher temps because they assume that it makes the effects stronger. But the hits from the top 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 temp 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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Temperature control is also crucial to vaping cannabis materials, more to dry herb than wax or liquid concentrates. Adjusting the heat settings for dry herb material is essential to balance vaporization without combustion. All dry herb vaporizers function on temp control. But some have preset temperatures, and others offer precision temp control.


Most dry herb vaporizers start at this range. And it is large enough for vapers to experiment with their preferred setting. The goal with dry herb vaping is to find the right balance between flavor quality without producing a vapor that is too hot. Even though many vaporizers start at even lower ranges, those ranges fail to make any vapor at all.

Vapers are better off starting at this minimum temperature. And then going further up to find their best setting. They can start at the lower temps between 300 and 350 to get a taste of solid flavor quality, although vapor production will be on the low side. But some vapers might be happy with higher flavor quality and the lowered risk of combustion. Especially when the herb will release those all-important terpenes and other cannabinoids.


This is the highest possible temperature on most dry herb vaporizers. This temperature is for those who want the largest amount of vapor and the most intoxicating effects from their material. Between 400-450F, the dry herb will release all the terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids while also producing hot vapor. As a result, there will be a noticeable flavor difference. But this is the preferred range for those who want to get the most from the dry herb.

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.

Temperature control vs. Wattage

There are two main heating modes for all vaporizers: temperature control and wattage mode (or voltage mode). The difference is that wattage mode applies an imprecise amount of heat to a coil setup. On the other hand, temp control is more precise because users can set their temperature to the exact degree, and their device will maintain that temp regardless of anything else.

Temperature control can mean different things to different vaporizers. It refers to a specific heating mode in an e-juice mod with a higher range than dry herb vaporizers. But “temperature control” is a more generic term for dry herb devices since it has no other heating modes.

Wax and concentrates vaporizers also use wattage or voltage mode since the material melts and evaporates at lower temperatures and does not require as much precision as dry herb material. There is also less risk of burning material with wax and concentrates vaporizers, so there is no need to have precision temperature control. Many concentrates devices use simple preset settings because they do not need customization.


Is temperature control vaping better?

If you are talking about temperature control with e-liquid, some would argue that it is better than wattage mode. However, there are advantages and disadvantages to TC vaping. Some devices are better than others, but a poor quality TC device can disappoint. In addition, a lot more fine-tuning and patience goes into TC vaping, while wattage mode is simpler and easier to navigate.

Is vaping hotter than smoking?

According to some studies, smoking a cigarette can produce temperatures between 400-900C (752-1652F). This temperature range is much higher than any vaping device on the market right now, no matter if it is a dry herb or e-juice device. These high temperatures can cause damage to the lungs and airways while also creating conditions for problems in the mouth, gums, and teeth.

What temperature to vape essential oils?

There are many different non-nicotine and non-cannabis-based oils and herbs that people can vape with their devices, like hibiscus and lemon balm. These oils and other fragrant flowers have different temperatures at which they should be vaped, and attention should be given to their specific temp. The most generic range where vapers should vape essential oils is between 300-400F. Also, it is the most generic range for e-juice and nicotine.

What temperature do you vape chamomile?

Chamomile is a natural flower and herb known as tea. But users can take the leaves and flowers of the chamomile plant to vape them. Users can grind up the leaves and flowers and put them in a dry herb vaping device. They can set the temperature somewhere between 200-250F.

What temperature should I vape limonene?

Limonene is a naturally-occurring terpene found in different dry herb strains that produces a citrusy taste and smell. The terpene has a unique flavor. And it can be released when vaping dry herb at temperatures between 150-180F.

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 will 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 efficiently. 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 vaping medium. Their health and tastebuds will thank them.

Published: June 11, 2019Updated: January 20, 2022

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

  • Mike

    October 18, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    I keep burning my throat when I vape weed. Even at 356F vaping through a three-chamber percolator water pipe with a 5-inch column of ice. It then takes weeks for it to heal. I googled this and it does seem to be a recurring problem for many – I saw a questionnaire in which 90% of the 60 people who replied reporting burning their throat. This is a REAL problem that is not or poorly addressed in weed vaping blogs and literature. How can we vape weed without burning the throat?

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    January 5, 2022 at 12:46 am

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  • Simon

    August 27, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    I’ve just got an electronic heated coil for dabbing wax and shatter etc. that fits into my bong tube, but I don’t know what to set it to?? (Goes Between 0 and over 800??)
    Even at 800,(scared to go hmigher?)
    It seems to just liquidise the wax, and it then runs around the bowl for ages whilst giving a wispy toke.When I used a blowtorch, it vaped into a huge lungfull of thick smoke.

  • 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.