I honestly just stick a nug in there and lightly pack down. Sometimes flip it mid way thru then crunch it down. I hit it ten seconds afterAfter turning to mostly vaping 4 years ago and suggesting vaporizers to others I can't stress enough these tips. Otherwise people will become discouraged and likely not be fond of vaping.
Using the solo 2 as an example.
Firstly, grind to medium, don't go fine because it will reduce airflow and particles will infiltrate the holes of the glass. Secondly, pack the bowl enough so it does not touch the bottom of the vape. Do not apply pressure to pack the bowl. Just lightly pack it so does not fallout. Let it heat to your desired temperature and wait-have patience- wait 30 seconds for your 1st hit. This hit will be wispy. Don't be discouraged. Wait another 20 seconds or so. The second hit may be wispy. Wait another 10-20 seconds. Now, draw/inhale slowly----I mean very, very slowly, without alot of pressure for a long inhale 10 -20 seconds----this is super important to get the best that a vaporizer has to offer.
If the bowl is done, clean immediately while it is still warm-i take a toothpick to take out the material, then swab with a bowl brush. This reduces the amount times you need to clean the bowl with isopropyl. If you forget to clean the bowl while it is still hot or warm, then just reheat then clean.
Remember looooonng and slooooow hits for great taste and big hits, then wait 20 seconds or so for the next hit-this gives the vape a chance to get heated again.
This is just my opinion/experiences.
But I start at 375 or 4 or 5 on analog and I don't mind not having clouds of visible vapor. Just more light terp taste to your tou gue. But ya the thicker clouds then let it heat up. Or start at 420.or.6 or 7. But lower temps more flavor higher temps thick clouds. Smokers are probably gonna want thick vapor to start out to mimic what they are used to but you can change your tastes and if you only vape and smoke a joint it will taste bad