7 Ways to Clean Your Wax Vaporizer
Wax extracts are great for anyone who enjoys a really potent, intense vaping experience. However, they are not that great for anyone who hates to clean because wax can get a little messy. Nonetheless, if you want to keep enjoying your extracts, you need to clean your wax vaporizer on a regular basis. The wax vapes I’m talking about here are vape pens specifically. Yes, you’ve got your fancy e-nails and portable dab rigs, but most people will be using the more affordable vape pens for their wax vaping. And those people will need these tips on how to keep their vape pen nice and clean so that they can enjoy their extracts for a very long time.
The Cotton Swab Scrub
Scrub might be too strong a word but you should definitely wipe down the atomizer—aka the coil—of your vape pen with a q-tip or cotton swab that has been soaked in isopropyl alcohol. Vape pens consist of three parts, the battery, the atomizer, and the mouthpiece and the atomizer is the part of the vape pen that gets the dirtiest.
That is because the atomizer is where the wax gets placed and is where it gets vaporized. Once a session is completed, any leftover wax dries and becomes much harder to remove. Isopropyl alcohol helps to dissolve the hardened wax, which makes cleaning a whole lot easier.
The Alcohol Bath
For really stubborn residue, where a mere q-tip won’t cut it, you need to go full immersion. Get a fairly shallow bowl or dish, fill it with iso alcohol, and then submerge the atomizer in it for a few hours. The alcohol will steadily break down and dissolve the hardened residue over time. Once the residue has been dissolved, take the atomizer out of the alcohol, dispose of the alcohol, and dry the atomizer thoroughly before using it again. That is because you don’t want the aftertaste of alcohol ruining your next session.
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Get Creative With Paperclips
Paperclips and even some dab tools (view on Amazon) can be used to clear out the air holes of your vape pen. The air holes help to promote airflow and help to keep the draw resistance low. If they become clogged with wax residue, then that can make inhaling the vapor difficult, if not impossible.
The common paperclip is small enough to fit into the air holes and dislodge any gunk that is blocking them. You should be careful not to scratch up the vaporizer while you’re doing this of course.
Huff and Puff Into The Mouthpiece
This might seem like a pretty low-tech method of taking care of your vape pen but it works. Removing the mouthpiece from the vape pen and then blowing into it is an effective way of dislodging any debris that’s clogging up the air path. The reason is that you are reversing the airflow from its usual direction, which helps to push out any leftover residue.
When you inhale from the mouthpiece, you are not just inhaling the vapor, you are also inhaling little droplets of wax. The droplets that do not pass through the mouthpiece get trapped in the vapor path where they dry and harden and become obstructions to the airflow. A good, hard exhale should be enough to blow those bits of hardened wax right out of the mouthpiece.
Keep Your Connections Clean
You need to keep the connection between the battery and the atomizer clean and clear if you want your vaporizer to work properly. If there is residue or debris on the threading, then that will disrupt the connection between the battery and the atomizer and your vape pen will be rendered useless. In order to prevent that from happening you need to clean the threading, especially if you have an atomizer that leaks.
Fortunately, isopropyl alcohol comes to the rescue once again. You can use a lint-free cloth that has been lightly soaked in iso alcohol to wipe down the threading. That will keep the connection between the battery and the atomizer clean and uninterrupted.
Burn Off The Leftover Wax
One common but effective method of getting rid of leftover wax residue is simply to burn it off. You do this by removing the mouthpiece from the atomizer and then holding the rest of the vape pen upside down over a paper towel. You then turn on the pen and crank it up to the highest voltage setting, making sure to use whatever technique is unique to your vape pen to keep it turned on.
The heat will melt off the excess wax, which is why you need the paper towel to catch the dripping wax. Otherwise you will have a different kind of mess to clean up.
Use Coil-less Atomizers
The types of atomizers that you will see in vape pens are quartz coil atomizers, ceramic bowls, and quartz bowls. They each have their strengths and weaknesses, but one of the strengths of the bowl-type atomizers is that they are easier to clean than the quartz coil atomizers. Any of the atomizer cleaning methods mentioned above are easier with ceramic or quartz bowls than they are with quartz coil atomizers.
That is because quartz coil atomizers have a coil wrapped around a quartz core and bits of dried-up residue can get stuck between the coils. Since the coils are so close together, it can be difficult to remove the residue from them. The bowl-style atomizers don’t have that problem since they are just a smooth, even surface. So, if you want your vape pen to be as low maintenance as possible, you should consider one that has a ceramic or quartz bowl. You might even find that they have other attributes that you might like.
Examples of coils-less vape pens are the KandyPens Crystal (Review | Buy) and the Linx Blaze (Review | Buy).No one wants funky tasting vapor or clogged airways in their wax vaporizer. Keep your vape pen clean with the tips and advice in this article.
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DO YOU SHIP YOUR PRODUCTS?
Shipping cannabis is illegal. Currently, Evolab products are only available through licensed dispensaries in the state of Colorado, California, Arizona, Maryland, and Florida. You can search for the dispensary nearest to you by using our Store Locator or our Weedmaps page.
WHAT IF I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH MY EVOLAB PRODUCT?
We stand behind our products and want to make sure you have the best experience. If you ever have an issue or question, please reach out to our Customer Service department at [email protected]
HOW DO I USE YOUR REFILLABLE AND RECHARGEABLE ALL-IN-ONE?
AIO recharge video tutorial
1. Take the All-In-One out of the package.
2. Take the silicone mouth cap off.
3. Take 3-4 quick puffs from the mouthpiece to prime the pen for an optimal experience. Once primed, take a slow steady inhale. The light on the end of the pen should light up.
4. To refill, unscrew the top of the cartridge and refill with one of our Refill Kits
5. To recharge, take a micro USB cable and plug into the port located at the bottom of the unit.
HOW DO I REFILL A CARTRIDGE?
Cartridge refill video tutorial
1. Remove child-proof cap by pushing down and to the left.
2. Place the top of syringe under warm water for 60 seconds to make the oil easier to work with.
3. Unscrew the mouthpiece from the cartridge.
4. Remove metal tip from bottom of syringe.
5. Secure the metal tip by twisting onto the end of the syringe.
6. Place the metal tip inside of the cartridge. DO NOT put oil inside the metal tube as this will destroy the cartridge.
7. Fill the cartridge with oil, leaving a little space at the top so it doesn’t overflow the oil when screwing the mouthpiece back on.
8. Screw the mouthpiece back onto the cartridge.
9. Allow the oil to settle to the bottom of the tank.
10. Prime the cartridge by taking some short puffs on the cartridge before screwing on the battery. This allows the wick to saturate.
HOW DO I ATTACH A CARTRIDGE?
1. Take cartridge out of the packaging.
2. Firmly screw on cartridge to battery. Do not over tighten. Cartridge should align flush with battery. Over-tightening could result in shorting out the battery.
3. Remove rubber tip from cartridge mouthpiece. Inhale 2-3 times through mouthpiece before turning battery on. This will optimize airflow.
4. Tap battery button 5 times quickly to turn on. You will know battery is on because battery light will flash.
5. Hold button for 3-4 seconds then let go. Repeat this process two or three times. This will optimally prime your cartridge for use.
6. You are now ready to enjoy your Evolab oil. Hold down button and inhale slowly and steadily for the best draw.
TIP: You will know the battery is working because the light will remain on while being pressed. If the battery light blinks while being pressed, try loosening the cartridge. If that doesn’t work, the battery might be dead. Keep rubber tip on the cartridge when product is stored in your pocket.
For more information on how to use your variable flow cartridge, watch our video tutorial.
HOW DO I CHARGE THE BATTERY?
Charge video tutorial
1. Unscrew cartridge from battery.
2. Screw or plug in USB charger into battery. This is dependent on the type of battery you have. Do not over-tighten for a screw-in USB port. Do not use different USB cords.
3. Plug into USB port. A red light indicates the battery is charging. A green light indicates that charging is complete. Unplug when charged.
HOW DO I OPERATE THE BATTERY?
Variable voltage battery video tutorial
1. Charge battery before use: push or twist the charger into the pen to secure pieces together.
2. Turn the unit on or off by pressing the button 5 times rapidly.
3. To Change Voltage (vape battery has 3 temps – Low: green I Medium: blue I High: red): Clicking button 3 times quickly.
4. Once on, hold down the button to enjoy your new Evolab battery.
TIP: Only use our pre-heating function when necessary. Specifically when the oil is very cold. Overuse of our pre-heating function can damage your cartridge. We recommend using our batteries with our cartridges for the best experience. Also, we recommend using the blue heat setting for best results.
HOW DO I STORE MY EVOLAB PRODUCTS?
Always store your products in a dry, cool climate and in an upright position. Never leave them in extreme temperatures like a very hot or cold car.
TIPS: If you leave your cartridge or All-In-One on it’s side, leave the unit mouthpiece up for about an hour before use or you can warm the unit in your hands until the oil settles at the bottom of the tank. Then take some short 2-3 puffs to saturate the wick before enjoying.
HOW DO I USE FRESHTERPS™?
There are several ways to enjoy FreshTerps.
Mix Dab: We created FreshTerps to pair with the pure potency of Chroma™. Apply small amounts of FreshTerps to your Chroma jar in increments till you reach your desired effect and flavor.
Double Dab: Use a thin dab tool to dip a small piece of Chroma into the FreshTerps jar. Or use wax, shatter, or live resin. Whatever you like best.
Straight Dab: Dab a small drop of FreshTerps oil directly onto the nail. Make sure you let the nail cool for 30 seconds because FreshTerps oil is enjoyed best at the lowest possible temperature.
Flower Enhancer: Put just a drop or two on your flower for a super potent flavor experience.
Here is a short video with more info about all of the different ways to experience the full terpene profile of your favorite strains with FreshTerps.
WHAT ARE CUTTING AGENTS?
Highly-refined cannabis concentrates like Chroma and Alchemy that are greater than 80-90% purity are very viscous, thick substances. In vape cartridges, these concentrates will not properly vaporize unless changed to a more liquid form. Other companies use a variety of questionable cutting agents including PEGs (polyethylene glycols), glycerin, MCT (medium-chain triglycerides), vitamin E oil, vitamin E acetate, and other chemicals.
At Evolab, we prefer to avoid unnecessary additives, so we developed a unique CO2 fractionation process to extract and purify a combination of cannabis terpenes, terpenoids and other phytochemicals that we call our CDCA, or Cannabis Derived Cutting Agent. This formula is blended with our concentrated cannabinoids to provide a consistent, effective formulation – with no additives and nothing but cannabis. To read more about cutting agents and what to look for when purchasing vape products, check out this blog post from our Chief Scientist.
WHAT MAKES EVOLAB OIL SO SPECIAL?
Evolab created the world’s first suite of cannabis specific pharmaceutical-grade extraction technologies. We produce exceptionally pure oils, without the use of any cutting agents. Our proprietary technology is designed to preserve the compounds of the whole plant, because we know it takes all the elements in cannabis to make THC great.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO FIND YOUR OIL?
You can search for the dispensary nearest you using our Store Locator or our Weedmaps page.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR TERPENES AND OTHER TERPENES?
Evolab found a way to capture the full spectrum terpene profile of cannabis flower and concentrate it into our FreshTerps. Other companies use terpenes from non-cannabis derived sources and attempt to reformulate the terpene profile to match that of certain strains. Unlike these other products, Evolab terpenes are the only 100% cannabis derived terpenes available. Read more about our full spectrum terpenes on Medical Jane.
WHAT IS THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT?
Identifying which products have full-spectrum terpene profiles is of particular interest when trying to replicate the effects and flavor of your favorite flower. This is due to a phenomenon referred to as the “entourage effect,” which might hold the key to unlocking the true effects of cannabis strains, as well as their medicinal value. When consumed through vaporization, terpenes have unique effects independent of cannabinoids. Even more interesting is what happens when terpenes are delivered in tandem with cannabinoids like THC and CBD. The terpenes elicit various effects like permeabilization of the blood brain barrier to allow access to larger molecules like cannabinoids. In other words, the terpenes open the brain’s “doors” to receive cannabinoids more effectively than it would open if the user experienced cannabinoids on their own, without terpenes. Read more about the effects of terpenes and the entourage effect from Medical Jane.
WHAT IS CO2 EXTRACTION?
CO2 extraction uses a combination of pressure and temperature to extract the valuable compounds in cannabis. This is unlike other methods of extraction, which use harmful solvents like ethanol and butane to extract me cannabinoids. We believe CO2 is the best for isolating cannabinoids, and effectively the only way to isolate terpenes. Our CO2 is instrument grade and our suppliers are required to test every cylinder of CO2 before it ships – ensuring unrivaled purity and safety.
DO YOU OFFER EDIBLES?
No, we do not offer edibles, however, the THC in all of our oils is cleaner than food-grade, and is fully activated so you can use it to make your own favorite recipes.
DO YOU TEST YOUR PRODUCTS?
All Evolab products are validated internally with an in-house quality control laboratory overseen by Dr. Noel Palmer, as well as by accredited third party labs. Analytical testing is conducted on all raw materials, extracts and final products to ensure every Evolab offering exceeds regulatory standards and consumer expectations.
A company grounded by science. Since its founding in 2011, Evolab has pushed the limits of cannabis science, pioneering advanced technologies that deliver only the purest experiences.Dab cartridge clogged DO YOU SHIP YOUR PRODUCTS? Shipping cannabis is illegal. Currently, Evolab products are only available through licensed dispensaries in the state of Colorado, California, ]]>