Ready to take your DynaVap game to the next level? This manual vape requires a bit of practice, but once you’ve nailed the fundamentals (which we detail in our DynaVap Quickstart Guide), you can start experimenting with some different drawing styles, resistances, oven sizes, and lighter techniques. Our handy guide will teach you some new tricks for the best VapCap experience possible.
All of the DynaVap vaporizers, apart from the VapCap M, have interchangeable tips, bodies, condensers, and mouthpieces. If you want to upgrade to an adjustable Omni mouthpiece, or swap in a Vong body for the water pipe compatibility, you can simply buy the piece on its own, rather than a whole new DynaVap.
Pairs well with water
The OmniVong and NonaVong vaporizers have wooden bodies that aren’t just stylish -- they fit directly into the 14mm glass joint on most water pipes and bubblers. Make sure to clean the glass well before you try it out, so you don’t leave any residue on your DynaVap and experience the full, tasty vapor.
Managing the heat
As you become more comfortable with your lighter, you can start adjusting the heat level. Make sure to angle your lighter at a 45 degree angle towards the tip end, so you get an even roast throughout the oven. Move the flame further in on the cap, towards the mouthpiece, for higher temperature, and further out, towards the tip, for lower temperatures.
Go for it
One of our favorite VapCap methods actually takes some of the guesswork out of the process. After it reaches vaping temperature, cover the hole almost entirely and pull gently for a second or two, then take your finger off the hole and draw hard for 10 or more seconds. This method can produce nice, thick clouds, even on a fresh oven.
The default oven size for a VapCap is fairly small already, at 0.1 grams, which makes it great for personal sessions. If you’re trying to microdose, the adjustabowl, found on all models except the VapCap M, makes changing the maximum capacity a snap. Simply remove the tip, pull out the condenser tube and use the skinny end of the condenser to press on the screen from the inside. It will click into two different positions, all the way down to 0.025 grams, before popping out entirely, so you can clean it and return it to its original size.
Set it and forget it
If you don’t feel like adjusting the resistance on every draw, you have a few options. You can equip your DynaVap with an Omni mouthpiece, which can twist to set a specific resistance that won’t change when you let go. You can also put a piece of scotch tape over the hole, then poke slightly larger holes until it reaches your desired airflow.
Magnets or metal
If you’re sick of waiting around for your VapCap to cool, you can use any magnet or piece of metal as a heatsink, cooling it quicker by rubbing the end of the tip on the metal. DynaVap sells a DynaStash with a magnetic spot, or you can use a spot of metal on your grinder. You can even slide it in a circle on the metal to cool it down even faster. It’s a great trick if you’re trying to squeeze in a quick session.
While the DynaVap doesn’t officially support extracts, you can make it work if you’re careful, and with a little ingenuity. The easiest method is to scoop up a base layer of herb, add a dash of extract in the center, then add another layer of herbs on top. You can also trim down a concentrate pad from another vaporizer, and stuff that into the VapCap. Either way, make sure you keep the torch near the rear of the tip, towards the mouthpiece, as you’ll need higher heat than you might be used to for just herbs.
If you heat your cap, and it goes flying off the tip when it clicks, there’s an easy solution. Take the cap off, and gently squeeze it between your fingers to bend the circle a little bit. This should help it grab onto the VapCap and not pop off when it heats up.
Why two clicks?
You may notice that your VapCap will actually click twice when it reaches temperature. When we asked DynaVap about it, they let us know that it happens for a number of reasons, and one of them is redundancy. Regardless, you should turn off the torch and remove the heat when you hear the first click, since leaving the heat on for too long can damage the VapCap. After you’re more comfortable with your DynaVap, you can hold it for a second longer, but any more and you’ll risk permanent damage.