How to Load Your Vape Pen

You came here to learn how to load a vape pen so let’s get down to business…

The steps below are for portable vaporizer pens designed for use with wax and oil concentrates.

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Load Vape Pen Step 1) Prepare your concentrate for loading by gathering a small amount on the end of a dab tool. With most pens you’ll want to load a BB-sized amount at a time, or approximately 0.1g. Depending on the consistency of your extract and the depth of your coil you might even be able to put a little on the tip of your finger to load it.

Step 2) Gently apply your concentrate directly on top of the coil, and be extra careful not to actually touch the coil with your dab tool. Usually your wax or oil will be a little stubborn and won’t quickly come off of the tool, so it’s OK to finagle it a little bit to get it off like you see in my animation, but seriously be gentle with your coils because they’re very delicate.

Vape pens with shallower and smaller atomizers are usually easier to load since the coil is closer to the top. Deeper atomizers that have a higher capacity can sometimes be tricky to load small amounts into.

If your concentrate is not mushy or pliable (shatter-like) then your best bet is usually to break it into very small pieces and load the chamber 30-50% full with most pens. Whatever extract you decide to use needs to be very clean and it needs to fully melt to a liquid when heated.

Step 3) “Prime the wick” before you start vaping, which melts your wax down onto and around the coil which helps the pen produce better vapor and more consistent hits right from the beginning. You don’t always have to do this with every vape, but sometimes if you don’t do it you might feel like your oil is being vaped away too quickly, especially the first few draws after packing it.

Here’s a 15-second clip of what I’m talking about:


Step 4) Vape it up!!

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  1. [email protected]
    February 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I can’t find the coil. I unscrewed it to charge it up but all i saw was this tiny hol.

  2. Anonymous
    February 2, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    That is not right at all. That is burning your wax, not vaping it. You put the wax around the edges or the atomizer so it is close the coils, but not touching them. If you have it touching the coils you are overworking them and shortening their life, not to mention you are burning your wax instead of vaping it. That goes for all kinds: wax, crumble, shatter, etc.

  3. Russ
    January 8, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Do you have a video of how to load oils?
    Also what is the best oil pen?

  4. Bridget
    November 3, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Thank you so much cool

    • CoJ
      January 13, 2017 at 11:19 pm


  5. Nick
    October 8, 2016 at 1:47 am

    Would you recommend crumb over wax?

  6. rob
    October 1, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    oh yeah I forgot step 4 is after waxing up I say ” Whoo yeah!!”

    • Kody
      December 18, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      Yo so my yocan is my first and I don’t know how to put juice in it without it leaking out

  7. rob
    October 1, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    But this is the first really descriptive how to and in my case, I have the wax attachment but wasn’t sure if that was what it was used for. i know, but vap pens and attachments are new to me I like them! Going to get me some good wax

  8. Curious
    July 15, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    What is the reason you suggest to avoid touching the coil with the vape tool?

    • D.robb
      July 24, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      Because they are fragile and you could easily “bend or unspool” the twisted coil.

  9. JoeInLA
    July 11, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Awesome tutorial. Just making the jump from flower to concentrates and waxes. Thank you.

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