Posted on October 7, 2022 by Munchies

The saddest part of getting a vape cartridge is when the distillate runs out. Often, some wax will still be left in the cart, and you’ll be trying everything under the sun to make the most of every last drop.

There are a few ways to get your money’s worth when it comes to using all of the wax in your cartridge.

We’ll be taking you through a handy little guide that’ll help you enjoy your cart for as long as you possibly can, with a bunch of tips and tricks that we’re sure will come in handy.

Key Takeaways

  • You can use cart oil in edibles, bowls, joints, and dab rigs.
  • Taking care of your cart and battery is important to enjoy every last drop.
  • Using a cartridge instead of smoking is a more discreet and portable way to use cannabis on-the-go.

How Many Hits Does a Cart Have?

THC oil cartridge use is on the rise because of its accessibility and discreetness. They’re a great alternative to smoking joints because they won’t leave you smelling like a hotbox or do as much damage to your lungs.

Wax carts are mini tanks filled with distillate and available in many different cannabinoids and strains. They’re usually connected to an easy-to-get 510-thread battery and attached with a small coil found at the bottom of the cartridge. Once connected, all you need to do is press a button and get to puffing.

How long a cart lasts depends on how often you use it, how you use it, and the actual amount of oil in the cartridge.

Most carts come in 1g or 0.5g amounts, delivering anywhere from 200-400 hits. Because they’re so convenient, accessible, portable, and discreet, many daily users are turning to carts to turn their cannabis routine into an easier task.

How To Get More Hits Out Of a Cart

While there comes the point where you must bid farewell to your beloved cart, there are things you can do to make sure you’re making the most out of every single drop.

Store It Upright

Storing your cart upright lets nature do the work for you. Gravity will naturally bring the oil down to the bottom of the cart, where the holes that lead to the heating coil are found. 

While it’s not harmful to leave a cart on its side, it is a good idea to find an upright resting place for it so that all the distillate stays at the bottom.

Keep an Eye on Temperature and Humidity

You’ll want to make sure you’re keeping your carts in a warm, dry place. Too much heat could cause your oil to become runny, and too much cold will cause it to harden. Both extremes can make it hard for the cartridge to correctly heat the distillate and can even damage the coil.

As far as humidity, it goes without saying that you don’t want to leave any electronic or mechanical device in a super humid place. This can potentially damage the battery and the cartridge. 

Taking care of your cart ensures that the distillate won’t expire, go bad, or get ruined.

Take Hits the Right Way

One of the main reasons your vape doesn’t last as long as you expect or hope, or you experience issues with airflow or clogs, is because you might be hitting it wrong.

While it seems like a good idea to go at it mad-dog style and inhale with force for a long time, this is actually a bad idea. Instead, take slow and steady hits, allowing the distillate to vaporize correctly and be inhaled without clogging up the cartridge, wasting, or burning any oil.

How To Fix a Cart That is Not Hitting

If you’re surviving on the last few drops of oil in your cart or it’s just not working anymore, there are a few tricks to make sure you make the most of them. First, you’ll want to 

Use Heat to Melt the Concentrate

Sometimes, wax gets stuck near the top of your cart, the sides, or even the bottom but won’t touch the holes leading to the heating compartment.

You can use a hair dryer ideally, but a lighter works in a pinch too, to heat up the glass cartridge (make sure it’s made of glass because otherwise, that’s a fishy cartridge). 

By bringing the flame to the glass, slowly melting the oil, and bringing it down to the holes in the bottom, you’ll be able to vaporize it and enjoy the effects a little longer.

Carefully Open It

You can also try unscrewing the top of the cartridge and using a toothpick or another narrow, longish object to scrape the oil out or move it to a better place. You can also turn it upside down and apply heat to get it all out. 

If you decide to remove the oil from the cartridge, there are more ways you can ingest it that don’t involve a cart, but more on that later.

How to Get Wax to the Bottom of Cart

The applying-heat trick works for getting wax to the bottom of your cart. The best way to do so is to use a hairdryer on a low setting, but if it’s a glass cartridge, a controlled flame works too (as long as you’re super careful).

How to Get Last Hits Out of a Cart

If you’ve decided to take the remaining wax out of the cart, there are a few ways to use it to improve your cannabis experience.

Infuse a Joint

Add the wax directly into a joint you’re rolling for an extra kick that’s sure to take you on an intergalactic mental adventure.

You can also use the distillate to “twax” a joint, which is when you take a rolled joint, cover the outside in the wax and use it as glue to cover the outside of it in kief. Three-in-one, that’s a weedy hat trick. 

Dab It

If you’ve got a dab rig, you can directly put the leftover distillate in it and smoke it, or mix it with your concentrate to give it a little extra something. 

Make Edibles

If you’ve got enough left to make some brownies, cookies, or whatever else your heart desires. The simplest way is to add it to a tea or coffee since it’s already activated and doesn’t call for decarboxylation.

Add it to a Bowl

If you’ve got some weed in your pipe or bong, you can simply add the distillate into the bowl and give yourself a super elevated cannabis experience. 

The great thing about wax is that it works in a ton of different ways, so you don’t have to limit yourself to using just the cartridge to get your distillate fix.

What is the Best Wax Cartridge?

At Delta Munchies, we’re the proud curators and creators of some of the best delta 8 THC and HHC carts out there. We make sure every single one of our carts is lab-tested for safety and effectiveness, allowing you to enjoy them without any worries and just enjoy the ride. 

  • Our Blueberry Jack Delta 8 Cartridge is a fan favorite for a good reason. The unique cross between DJ Short Berry and Jack Herer is approachable to both cannabis veterans and newbies, delivering up to 400 hits of pure pleasure. It’ll give you a nice mental buzz and physical relaxation, perfect for decompressing after a long day.
  • If you’re into original gangster strains, our OG Kush Delta 8 Cartridge will definitely do it for you. This strain doesn’t need an introduction; it speaks for itself. The skunky, spicy aroma and flavor entice any OG lover, but the effects are even better. You’ll probably get a case of the munchies, a relaxing yet euphoric head high, and a wave of calm washing over your body.

If you’re looking for something a little stronger than delta 8 but not as potent as delta 9, HHC is a good medium point. Luckily for you, Delta Munchies also has top-tier HHC cartridges you’ll enjoy.

  • Our Granddaddy Purp HHC Cartridge surpasses the element of time, turning it into the most valuable asset as it’s used to enjoy every second of the Granddaddy Purp experience. This indica-dominant strain will have you counting sheep and seeing stars for those looking to relax.
  • Another for the OG fanbase, but with a cannabinoid twist: our Alien OG HHC Cartridge is the perfect fit for those whose greatest wish is to be abducted by aliens. You’ll feel like you’re on an intergalactic mission after a few puffs of this Alien Kush and Tahoe OG cross, and it doesn’t hurt to enjoy its citrusy and piney scent and flavor profile.

For more information on how to hit an empty vape cart, watch the following video:

**(Disclaimer reminder: This article is not medical advice. It is based on anecdotal user experience alone. If you are thinking about incorporating cannabis (delta-8 THC, delta-9 THC, CBD, etc) into your medicinal routine, please consult a healthcare professional. Do not stop taking any prescribed medications without first consulting your doctor.)

Disclaimer: This article reflects the laws of the United States at the time it was written. Because cannabis laws in the United States laws are subject to change at any time, please make sure that you are always staying up to date on your federal, state, and local county’s cannabis laws. Additionally, we are NOT encouraging anyone to break the law––we are simply showing people ways to legally and discreetly bring their cannabis products along with them on their travels so that they may have access to those products when they reach their intended destination.