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5 Tips to Choose The Best Box Mod Vape for Cannabis Concentrate

March 06, 2019 3 Comments

The ability to vaporize concentrates while on the go is a revolution in marijuana consumption. Still a burgeoning technology, mobile dabs have recently become an affordable and reliable way to inhale!

Marijuana concentrates, or dabs, have become very popular in the past ten years. There are many forms of dabs... shatter, rosin, budder, BHO, and wax, just to name a few... but all are vaporized and inhaled. This used to require specialized glassware, a bong, a blowtorch, and extreme safety -- not something you want to rely on when dabbing! Table-top vaporizers ("e-nails") have come into their own, but still need to be plugged in. You can't discount safety here either, as a e-nail rig entails a red-hot iron coil sitting on a bong.

That's where the box mod comes in. A box mod holds one (or more) batteries and regulates their power to an atomizer. For years, they have been used with e-cigarettes, and have evolved tremendously in their capabilities.

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One of the most effective tools you can use to vape your cannabis concentrates, is a box mod with an atomizer specifically designed to vape oils. But it’s also one of the more complicated tools you can use.

That’s why today you will learn the 5 most important tips on choosing and using your box mod the right way with cannabis concentrates.

If you’re still looking for a box mod, check out this buyer’s guide. And if you still need an atomizer as well, read this guide.

Tip 1: Choose The Best Box Mod with Temperature Control Mode & Use This Mode

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Temperature control mode is a heating-mode that most box mods have. But only in the past few years box mods become so advanced that it became the preferred method to use it with.

What wattage to vape THC oil? Before temperature control, you would want, if possible, control the heating process of your box mod using adjustable wattage and voltages.

In temperature control mode, you can choose your exact temperature, instead of your exact wattage. [Wattage is a setting often required for the temperature control mode of most mods in addition to the temperature setting.] And if you’re wondering why you would want this when you’re vaping cannabis concentrates: Different cannabinoids in your cannabis concentrate have different boiling points, if you want full control over the effects of your concentrate, it’s a must you have full control over your temperature (different cannabinoids have different effects on your body and mind).

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When it comes to dry herb vaping, the higher your temperature with vaping, the more Cannabinoids, and possible toxins when it gets to certain high temperature, your vapor will contain. If you can control your exact temperature, you can control the amount of Cannabinoids and toxins in your vapor as well.

Related article: What Vape Temperature Is Ideal? And Best practice for optimal results (For Dry Herb)

Tip 2: Slowly Work Your Temperature Up

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Never start your temperature in the higher ranges, always start low to medium and slowly work your way up.

There are different reasons for this:

First:  I know you're sometimes in hurry, but the higher your temperature the harsher the taste of your concentrate will be. It can be too harsh for many people. Plus, the lower you start the clearer you will taste your concentrate.

Second: If you immediately start at a high temperature, the effects of your concentrate might be overwhelming. The faster your oil/wax will vaporize, the stronger your effects will be.

Start low work your way up slowly and get where you want in a more controlled pace.

And finally, the reason behind slowly work your way up is that the lower your temperature, the slower you’ll extract cannabinoids from your concentrate, it will help you to get to the exact high you want to be at, and that will help you, not only with saving some money, but also control your tolerance level.

Let me explain.

You probably vape cannabis concentrates because you want to get to certain medication-level. If you slowly extract the cannabinoids from your concentrate, you give the cannabinoids time to do their work, and you might get to your desired medication-level faster than you expected, and use less of your concentrate.

Related article: 9 Tips to Fight your High Marijuana Tolerance Without Taking a T-Break

Tip 3: Use the Right Maximum Temperature

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You already learned that different cannabinoids have different boiling points, and with temperature control mode, you can control which of these cannabinoids get boiled mostly.

Well, here’s a quick guideline you can use to control the effects of your vapor:

  • Maximum temperature of 356°F(180°C): higher ratio of THC, so you will be feeling mostly mental effects;
  • Maximum temperature of 392°F(200°C): higher ratio of CBD, CBN so the physical effects will be strong as well;

Also, check out this guide

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Tip 4: Choose The Best Box Mod with Enough Battery Life to Vape Marijuana Concentrates or Wax.

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The worst thing in the world when you’re vaping while out is: your box mod giving up on you because its battery died.

Now, if you vape your concentrates mostly while you’re home, this really isn’t that big of a deal, because all you do when your battery dies is: plug your box mod in the charger. But if you only vape at home, you might as well get a big box mod with insane battery life, since you probably don’t need to be discreet or need it to fit in your pockets.

On the other hand, if you vape your concentrates mostly while you’re out, it’s important you get a box mod with enough battery life, which still fits with your size requirement.

Of course, you can get a 3-battery beast of a box mod, but this won’t be a very convenient fit for your pockets.

I highly recommend getting a 2-battery box mod if you mostly vape while you’re out and about. They have the perfect balance between size and battery life, however, if you really want to be discreet at all times, you should go for a single-battery box mod.

Related article: Wax vs. Dry Herb Vaporizers: What’s better?

Tip 5: Choose The Best Box Mod with Enough Watts for Vaping Weed concentrates and wax

Most stoners are not interested in cloud to keep their public marijuana smoking discreet, but if you’re a cloud chaser, it helps to get a box mod with a high maximum wattage. If you want enormous clouds, you should be thinking about 150 watts minimum.

Because the higher your watts, the lower the ohms of your coil can be (the ohms measurement is basically the resistance of your coil, the lower the resistance, the more powerful your coil is). Nevertheless, even if you’re not a cloud chaser, it’s always nice to have the option around the corner. If you get a high-maximum-wattage box mod, you don’t actually have to use its full wattage.

In fact, even if you don’t want to go above, for example, 50 watts, it might be a good idea to get a high-maximum-wattage box mod. The high wattage you use, that faster you will drain your battery. Keep in mind, wattage output has no relation to maximum battery life. You will drain battery more quickly at a higher wattage but overall life will depend on the mAh rating of the batteries.

Related article: Smoking Weed and Being Productive - 5 Top Tips

Bonus Tip: Choose The Best Box Mod with a DNA or YiHi Chip

Most important, always use a company with well reviewed temp control chips. If you really want to make sure you get the most accurate, precise and customizable temperature control that money can buy…

I highly recommend getting a box mod with .

Box mods with these chips are the absolute kings in temperature control. You can literally customize anything about your box mod and temperature settings with one of these chips.

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3 Responses

Mitchell
Mitchell

April 08, 2019

Good read!! I pulled the trigger and ordered my 250c paranormal. Can’t wait to see how good it really is! Definitely looking forward to the replay feature

Hani Summer
Hani Summer

March 07, 2019

This is awesome and I would have loved to have this a couple of months ago! It would have really helped me make my choice. I recently started vaping my wax because it’s so convenient on the go, and so good for TC. I have not had the chance to go through too many mods (Nugget x and VooPoo Drag Mini though. I like the small mods for portability.

I do feel like while the mod is important, people should have knowledge about what atomizers are available for wax because those will also dictate what mod will support it. I am a sucker for the divine tribe 3.5, and works at low wattage so most mods will take it but if I wanted to use the molecule I wouldn’t be able to run it on the Nugget X due to lack of power. Different atomizers will require that the mod meets certain power needs, so that is also something to take into consideration.

Appreciate you guys taking the time to make this for the people, it’s super useful and a great tool to have on hand

J.J.
J.J.

March 07, 2019

The article is a good idea. Some important things to note might be that Joyetech devices running Arctic Fox firmware is a good budget option for Temp Control. Also that most wax atomizers only really require 50w at a maximum. I think the highest anyone runs these atomizers is the Sai buckets at around 40w. Most oil cartridges only need about 8w max. I wouldn’t recommend a DNA device to most people if I’m being honest, really only those who want to push for absolutely marginal increases in temperature accuracy.

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