PAX vaporizers keep getting smarter and smarter, but they’re still not going to pack themselves so we have some PAX 3 tips to get the most out of your sessions.
Grind your material as finely as possible so the heat can conduct evenly throughout your pack.
If not, try turning your regular 3 or 4 piece grinder upside down for a finer grind. If you're using a 2 piece grinder, just give your material some extra time to get it finer.
A tight pack will help the heat spread throughout the bowl of your PAX 3. You can use the lid or the PAX multi-tool to firmly tamp down the contents of the oven.
Smaller loads still need to be tightly packed for best performance, so use the the half-pack oven lid if you're using less material. I use the half-pack lid when vaping by myself.
Nice and easy with that draw! Like most conduction vaporizers, you will overwhelm the heater and get wispy vapor if you pull too hard on the PAX 3. A gentle, cigar-like puff is best to start, and I like to settle into short gentle draws like I’m sipping on a glass of hot tea.
New Vape has an oven lid with holes drilled into it for better airflow for those that can’t stand restrictive draws. It increases the air flow by about 30%, but the vapor thickness suffers.
SHOULD I STIR?
You probably won’t need to stir the oven contents with your PAX 3. Sometimes there’s a tiny amount of color left in the material that is in direct contact with the oven door since it doesn’t heat up, but it’s not enough for me to want to open it up and stir, and I’m fairly picky about that kind of stuff.
That being said, if your herbs are sticky and packed tightly enough they will form a puck in the oven that sticks together. If you get it right you can tap the puck out on your palm, flip it, and load it back in the other way to get every spec of green vaped off the oven door side of the load.
DON’T OVERFILL CONCENTRATES!
There really is only one thing you don’t want to do, and that’s overfill the concentrate can. Start by placing a small amount in the bottom of the can between the two air intake holes. Make sure the amount is not higher than the holes.
When your concentrate heats up it is going to flatten out and spread all around the bottom of the canister and vape really well. If you put too much in you end up waiting longer for it to get up to temperature and you risk it spilling out of the canister into the oven. It only gets worse from there, so don’t over fill it!
Keep your draws to a medium pace so you don’t pull too hard and suck liquid concentrate out of the can. Also, with concentrates you can end your session whenever you want by turning it off and coming back later for more. It will cool down in the can and be ready for vaping later!