If you’re all about the high of HHC but wish that it was just a little more potent, then HHC-O-acetate (HHC-O) is destined to be your new favorite cannabinoid. HHC-O is a compound carefully developed to boost the potency of HHC by about 150%. Plus, HHC-O metabolizes in your body similar to Delta 9 THC, with almost the same effects and benefits. HHC-O vapes let you enjoy that high quickly and powerfully, while being able to choose from a rich selection of sought-after strains.
But, even the highest-quality HHC-O vape cartridge or disposable vape pen can bring about some disappointing vaping sessions if it’s no longer fresh, and those compounds have degraded, which can happen sooner than you think if you’re not storing that cartridge properly.
Do HHC-O Vapes Go Bad?
HHC-O vapes do expire, since they contain organic compounds. When stored properly, hemp extracts have a shelf life of about 2 years. After this point, the compounds break down to age, and while this doesn’t mean that they become dangerous to consume, they do lose their potency until they’re completely ineffective.
However, at the end of the day, if you don’t store your HHC-O product properly, then it can expire prematurely. How quickly it expires depends on just how badly it was stored. To know if your product has expired, there are a few things that you can look for.
- First, check to see if the color, texture, or aroma are different from how they were when you first purchased the product.
- Another more obvious giveaway is that the product is no longer giving you the same effects, which would mean that the cannabinoid in the product has degraded due to age.
- If your product is expired, then it’s time to throw it out and replace it.
How to Keep Those HHC-O Vapes Fresh
Keeping your HHC-O vape carts fresh doesn’t require much work at all. The key is making sure that you keep those carts and/or pens in an environment that doesn’t expose them to elements that speed up the breaking down process of the compounds in the formula. In fact, here are some easy tips below for doing so.
Tip #1: Dark, Dry, and Cool is the Way to Go
Overall, HHC-O vape products need to be stored in an area that’s dark, dry and cool. That’s because humidity, heat and light all speed up the process of cannabinoids and terpenes degrading. Sunny windowsills are a no-no, as are bathrooms, where the shower is constantly elevating the humidity in the air. A closet, cabinet, or drawer does just fine, and we are sure you have plenty of those in your home.
The perfect storage temperature for a hemp-based vape cartridge and disposable/rechargeable vape pen in general is about 70°F. Higher temps have an identical effect on oil as they do on flower - it degrades and no longer has the same potency. You can store cartridges and vape pens in the fridge. However, no need to run the prospect of getting condensed moisture issues. Most certainly though, DO NOT freeze your vape carts or vape pens.
Tip #2: An Airtight Seal is Critical
Best to keep your HHC-O vape cartridges in their original packaging until you’re ready to use them. Once they’re out of their packaging, they can take on small amounts of oxygen through the mouthpiece, and gradually, this will start breaking down the compounds that are inside. It’s actually ideal to keep vapes that you’re not actively using in some type of resealable bag. Of course, if you’re someone who vapes a lot, you may not need to do this since the introduction of oxygen can take months to degrade the compounds inside, and you might be someone who goes through a single cartridge in a month or less.
Tip #3: Keep Your HHC-O Indoors
It’s a big mistake to leave your HHCO vape cartridges outside, even in your car or in a shed. The outside environment sees a lot of drastic changes in temperature, light and humidity, all of which can destabilize the chemical compounds in your vapes. Basically, always keep your vapes inside, since even leaving them out overnight can cause problems.
Tip #4: Don’t Buy More Than You Need
Technically, this isn’t related to storage, but it does play an important role in always having fresh HHC-O vapes. We know that when your favorite brand is having a sale, it’s tempting to stock up on tons of vape carts while saving money. But, often, we end up with way more cartridges than we’ll realistically get through before they expire. This is why it’s best to buy only a couple at a time, at most.
A Little Extra Info For You When Buying Fresh HHC-O Vapes
Besides making a point to store your HHCO products properly, you also need to pay attention to who you’re buying it from. That’s because some companies sell poorly made formulas, or products that are close to expiring, and so it doesn’t matter how well you store them since they’re already well on their way to losing their effectiveness.
Find a company with a solid reputation, as they’re more likely to have a high product turnover rate which means that their products are never sitting in the warehouse for too long. Also, make sure that they use clean extraction methods and exceptional ingredients, as both of these aspects preserve the stability of the cannabinoid itself, as well as the other ingredients.
At Binoid, all of our hemp products are made using the best methods and ingredients, and our product turnover rate is very high so that products are always sold fresh.
Extra Precaution/Safety Measure: Good idea to buy a vape cartridge storage case for your equipment. Vape pens/batteries usually come with a case.
Don’t Forget to Lock Your HHC-O Vapes Up!
Always best to lock up all of your cannabis supplies, but especially any type of vaping hardware. Doing so ensures that your supplies avoid direct sunlight, which, as we mentioned earlier, is bad for the vape oil. Additionally, if you have kids, locking your vapes is particularly critical. Many vape pens aren’t overly complicated to work, and it would be simple for a youngster to take an illicit puff. Not something any of us want to see happen.
Know How to Store Your HHC-O Vapes Properly to Feel Satisfied with Each Puff
By making a little bit of an effort to store your HHC-O vapes properly, you can know with confidence that you’re getting the full extent of the cannabinoid’s psychoactive abilities, along with the best-tasting and most effective terpenes possible. The main way to keep those carts and AIO systems fresh is by storing them in a dark, dry, and cool place as much as possible, but it’s also incredibly important to only buy from trusted companies that sell the freshest products possible.
Lastly, employ caution when storing a vape cartridge and/or disposable/rechargeable vape pen. Often, with cartridges, these are assembled from somewhat fragile material like Pyrex glass, and depending on the manufacturer, could be easy to crack or completely damage. Broken vape cartridges can lead to leaks, which in turn, ruin your cartridge. For this reason, they (carts and disposable/rechargeable vape pens) should be kept in a vertical (upright) position rather than lying on their side or being placed without care.