Homemade Weed Vaporizer Step By Step Guide

homemade weed vaporizer

Vaping has gone viral. Its population has exploded over the years. You can see vapers from almost any corner. Cannabis vaping has also increased in popularity. Cannabis concentrates are in demand right now especially because of the legalization of the use of cannabis in some states and countries. 

Vaping cannabis concentrate is also the trend in the cannabis community. A lot of cannabis consumers are exploring the benefits of vaping cannabis concentrates and many things about it including creating their homemade weed vaporizer. 

It sounds fun and cools that is why vaping is not just popular for those who are trying to quit smoking but also for those who want to consume cannabis using cannabis concentrates as well as those who want to experience an enjoyable trip. 

What is vaping?

Vaping is involving the process of inhaling smoke or vapor that is produced by a vaporizer. In the cannabis community, vaping is a popular and alternative method of consuming cannabis. Vaping heats cannabis either in a form of dried herb or cannabis concentrates such as CBD or THC oil. They are heated thus the heating method produces the vapor that the consumer inhales. 

Vaping is said to be the best alternative to cannabis smoking or can help those who want to quit smoking. Many also consider vaping as the best and discreet way of consuming cannabis. Because vaping has been extremely popular nowadays, many vaping devices are sold in local and online stores. Vape pens, for example, are very popular because they are easy to use and they are handy also. They can be carried around and can be discreetly used and placed easily in the pocket or bag. 

One of the advantages of vaping compared to the traditional way of smoking cannabis weed is that it will let you experience the tastiest and the most aromatic trip while avoiding the negative effects of cannabis.

If you want to try vaping, you must invest in a vaping device. You have the option of buying a reusable or disposable vaping device. The initial cost of vaping devices may be expensive but if you have decided to consume cannabis via vaping cannabis concentrate it is a good decision. 

What are vaping devices?

Vaping devices are also known as e-cigarettes, vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems, hookah pens, vapes, and vape pens. These devices are mostly battery operated which are being used in inhaling the vapor which contains the terpenes, aroma, and flavor of the cannabis concentrate. They resemble a typical cigarette or tobacco or looks like pens. 

Here are the parts of a typical vaping device:

  • Heating element: Every kind of vaporizer has a heating element that is made of metal or ceramic. This heats the vaporizer to produce vapor from the vaping material. 
  • Heating chamber: This is where the cannabis concentrates or the vaping material becomes hot. The vaping material is placed on the chamber so that it can be heated and produce vapor.
  • Power source: Vaporizers are usually battery operated. Reusable vaporizers can be charged using a charger or USB memory sticks. They can be directly plugged into a power source or charged via a USB source.
  • Vapor pathway: The vapor pathways are where the vapor travels. As soon as the concentrate is heated, it produces a vapor. This vapor is what the consumer inhales. Before reaching the consumer, it will pass through the vapor pathway.
  • Mouthpiece: This is where the consumer places his mouth to be able to inhale or draw the vapor. The mouthpiece depends on the design of the vaporizer. 

How to make homemade weed vaporizer?

Perhaps you have been vaping for a while and have been enjoying it and now you want to create your weed vaporizer. Is it possible? Of course! With the right material and speck creativity, it is very much possible to make a homemade vaporizer.

Note that there are many ways to make homemade weed vaporizers depending on the available materials. In this article, we will be using light bulbs in creating weed vaporizers.

What you need:  

  • Lightbulb, preferable clear lightbulbs.
  • Corkscrew or a drill and a drill bit
  • Flathead
  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Duct tape or electrical tape
  • Empty pen tubes or an equivalent straw (2 pcs)
  • Plastic bottle cap (2 ml) soda bottle
  • Candle or lighter
  • Cannabis concentrate 

These supplies can be found at home can be bought inexpensively. If you have all the materials needed its time to create your homemade weed vaporizer.

  • The first thing to do is to hollow the bulb. It would be a good idea to place sheets of newspaper on your work area as it will catch all the fallen pieces and keep your work area clean and organized.
  • Hollow your bulb by removing the ring. You may need to use a pair of pliers as you work your way around the edge of the ring while twisting it until it comes off. 
  • When the ring is removed, use the flathead screwdriver to remove the insulator which is located at the bottom of the bulb.
  • Remove the inner clear tube from the light bulb using the pliers.
  • Create two holes in the bottle cap. Make sure that the bottle cap should fit perfectly and snugly to the base of the light bulb. You can also use a cork straw t burrow the holes. Make sure that the holes are large enough and can accommodate the pen tubed to fit in it.
  • Insert the pen tubes or straw tubes into the bottle caps. One of the pen or straw will be used for inhaling the vapor while the other will clear out the vaporizer.
  • Finally, get your herb or concentrate and place them in the lightbulb. Once inside, fit the bottle cap with the straw to the base of the lightbulb to seal it. 
  • To use, heat the head of the lightbulb with a lighter and a candle, and there you have it, your homemade weed vaporizer.

This simple step on making a homemade weed vaporizer using a lightbulb is just one of the many ways of creating your vaporizer. As many are shifted from the traditional smoking to vaping, expect that more fascinating discoveries will be unrevealed in terms of using cannabis concentrates through vaping.