How to Vape CBD Flower Using a Crafty+
If you’ve watched any of our video guides or reviews, you may have noticed that we vape. A lot. With this in mind, it seems only right and proper that we delve into the world of vaping CBD, and shed a little light on why we find vaporizing CBD one of the best ways to consume your CBD flower.
What is it about vaping CBD that makes it such a popular option? For us, there are two main reasons- flavor and bioavailability. When vaping CBD, terpenes, trichomes, and plant matter all atomize to produce one of the purest versions of your chosen CBD flower. Atomizing your CBD in a vape not only removes the burnt after taste of more traditional means of smoking CBD, but it also allows your body to absorb it more easily than non-smoking methods.
When vaping, CBD diffuses directly into your bloodstream via your lungs, rather than passing through your stomach and liver. This means that you can achieve the same effects as oil-based CBD methods with a fraction of the dosage. Along with greater absorption, vaporizing CBD potentially allows your body to process it faster, giving much quicker results.
There’s a pretty strong case for vaping CBD, and our customers agree. A favorite is Sour Space Candy, which takes on a whole new level of flavor when vaped: “It smells exactly how it tastes, that sweet and sourness is just something to die for. The effects of their CBD are long-lasting and feel extremely clean when you vape their flower.” A fantastic review for a fantastic CBD flower, all made possible through vaping CBD.
So now we’ve laid out why you should be grabbing a vape at your earliest available opportunity, let’s focus on the how. Whether you’re a complete vaping novice or a seasoned CBD veteran, keep scrolling- our vaping guide is a valuable read.
Before we grab some quality CBD flower and pack the oven, you’re going to want to select a vape. For us, the smart choice is, and always has been, the CRAFTY+. The team over at Storz and Bickel have been innovating since 1996, and are showing no signs of slowing down. This is a company that has been around since the very beginning, and their current iterations show just how far we’ve come in just a couple of decades.
The CRAFTY+ is one of their crowning jewels, and the specs confirm this. Along with improved housing material, which allows a max temperature of 210°C (410°F), it also heats 30% faster than previous models. The slick design feels light and portable, which is no mean feat for such a serious rig. It ships ready to use, but while the CRAFTY+’s factory settings are already optimal for immediate use, the Remote Control App for Android and Web App allows you to set various settings according to personal preferences.
Premium vaping equipment means a premium price tag, but it’s worth remembering that this is also a premium investment. Every CRAFTY+ comes with a minimum 2-year warranty as standard- just make sure you buy it directly from Storz and Bickel!
How to use
As with any new piece of CBD vaporizing equipment, preparation and a working knowledge of the product is key. How to vape CBD flower and more specifically how to use the CRAFTY+ are frequent topics here at Cascadia blooms, so here are a few quick tips to get you started.
Don’t go in half-cocked
Storz and Bickel are forward-thinking enough to ship each CRAFTY+ at an 80% charge, but it’s always worth ensuring you’re fully charged. Your CRAFTY+ kit will include a power adapter and USB cable- put them to good use!
Preheat that oven
If you already own a CRAFTY+ this is less of an issue, but this step is essential for new users. After a full charge, it’s highly recommended that you ‘burn off’ any leftover residue from the manufacturing process.
All you need to do is power your CRAFTY+ using the large orange button until it hits 180°C. Once the indicator light turns from red to green, double-tap the same button to boost the vaporizer to 200°C. Upon hitting 200°C, leave your CRAFTY+ for a full minute, at which point it should automatically switch off. Now you’re ready to pack!
Slow and steady
As tempting as it is to go overboard, a light hand works best here. Lightly pack your CBD flower, making sure you cover the entire diameter of the oven chamber. This forces the air to pass through the entirety of your herbs, allowing for maximum extraction.
Puff Puff Pass (or not)
Now that you’re set with a fully prepped, charged and packed CRAFTY+, all that is left is to sample the fruits of our labor. Hold the power button for approximately 2 seconds, and watch the indicator turn from red to green as the CRAFTY+ heats automatically to 180°C.
From here, let the CRAFTY+ do most of the heavy lifting for you. Vaping CBD flower should be as easy as breathing- literally. Firm but measured puffs are the order of the day, each one filling your mouth with terpene-rich, potent CBD flavors.
Once you’ve got to grips with your CRAFTY+, explore the extras your hard-earned cash have bought. Be sure to wring out every last drop with the CRAFTY+ boost option, and tweak the settings to suit your personal preferences with the companion app.
What to vape, and how much
When it comes to the question ‘how much CBD should I vape daily?’, there is no straight answer. Every CBD vaper has their own dosage requirements, and your own CBD needs are unique. We always recommend consulting your medical professional before using CBD. Once you’re confident of your own CBD dosage, measuring is a breeze. Simply weigh out your CBD flower, pop it in your CRAFTY+, and vape.
A hot topic for debate is which CBD flower to vape, and we’re in a position to weigh in. Years of trial, error, frustration, and laughter have provided us with unique insight into the best CBD flower to vape. There are a few strong contenders, but far and above any other CBD flower we currently offer, one stands out. If you haven’t experienced Sour Space Candy yet, now is the perfect time. This Sativa-dominant strain is a medium-range organic CBD flower that packs some serious sweet and sour flavor. If interstellar travelers needed a sweet and sour snack to keep their head right during adventures, this would be the one!
Check out our Sour Space Candy guide for more info, and head over to our store to see the various options available. If high-quality, full-spectrum CBD that tastes as good as it looks is your thing, Sour Space Candy is where it’s at.
Vaping has come a long way over the past few years, and Storz and Bickel have been at the head of the pack, innovating and delighting us time after time. The CRAFTY+ is an impressive feat of modern engineering and is built to last. The Volcano series also deserves an honorable mention- especially if you’re looking to invest in a beefier vaping system.
Vaping CBD has myriad benefits, and even if you’re a loyal THC smoker, CBD flower is a smart choice. Sativa dominant strains like Sour Space Candy allow you to deal with your stresses and pains, all while going about your day in an uplifted, focussed mood.
Head over to our store to see the full range, and check out our videos to see how CBD vapes can work for you. As always we love what we grow, and there’s no better way to unlock our CBD flower’s potential than through a CRAFTY+.