Recently I have been experimenting putting whole bud directly inside the bowl without any form of grinding. Just a light pack to allow heat to penetrate evenly. I got that idea seeing extractions techniques for BHO. Grinding ruins the taste with more plant matter exposed, more chlorophyll and other stuff you don't want leak in the product. Whole bud is better. When we vape we change the carrier for heat to extract actives and aromas, why not apply the same principles ? The bud I currently use is not the most dense of all and is very dry so that's a good fit. That's specific conditions. With a conduction vape or rock dense nugs I don't think you can have a good experience that way. First report : much better taste than the previous ground bowls, big clouds, no popcorn at all.