Vaporizers for pre-filled cartridges rarely need to be cleaned. However, after a few uses without cleaning, you may notice a drop in the overall performance with dry herb and loose concentrate vaporizers. Hits will be harsh and lacking in flavor, even on a fresh pack. This is because of the already vaporized remains from your previous sessions being burned over and over again. This is why it is important to know how to clean a cannabis vaporizer.
There are quick cleaning methods you can use after each session. If that’s not too much for you to handle, this will allow you to take much longer before needing a deep cleaning. The first step is only for dry herb portable and desktop vaporizers. Start with step two for electronic dab rigs like the Puffco Peak.
Brushes are a big key to learning how to clean a vape. In fact, they’re necessary for keeping the performance of your vaporizer optimal for as long as possible before needing to deep clean. How to Clean a Cannabis VaporizerAfter your weed is vaporized to your liking, use a small brush to clean everything out. Make sure the brush isn’t made of synthetics or plastic so it doesn’t melt and permanently ruin your device if you ever brush while the chamber is still hot.
You can save your already vaped cannabis in a container to make other cannabis products like edibles. If you didn’t scorch it, there should still be leftover THC and other cannabinoids that can be recycled. It’s best to brush immediately after the session when the oven is still hot and resins are loose.
However, short-term memory loss happens or we forget our brush sometimes. In those cases, preheat the oven to make it easier to get the remaining plant matter off of the vaporizer.
The pieces of a Puffco Peak and the Beta Glass Labs Petra attachment.
2. Heat & Take Apart
When brushing is no longer enough, it’s time to give your vaporizer the full treatment. Start by heating up the device without any weed or dabs in the chamber. This will help loosen the oils and resins so that you can clean them off easier. Ideally, you should use the vaporizer for a full session before starting a deep cleaning. This will help loosen the resin in the air path and on the