Complete Guide to Dry Herb Vaporizers
Buying a dry herb vaporizer has grew in popularity throughout the globe, providing tech companies the motivation they require to place their focus into this industry. Like in most new product markets, companies begin saturating the industry with both great and low quality merchandise. Innovative brands with investor money on the line often display their merchandise as "Aromatherapy Devices" and "Tobacco Vaporizers" while we all know that a "Dry Herb Vaporizer" is intended for one thing only, and that is Cannabis. Terms associated with drug paraphernalia are avoided by most well known brands.
What is a dry herb vaporizer and why should you use it?
A dry herb vaporizer is an electronic device that allows ground material to be vaporized, releasing THC and Cannabinoids into your lungs without the negative effects of smoke and other toxins that are associated with combustion. The smell is limited to an all time low if the device is operated properly. Other than obvious health reasons, the vaping population also uses a dry weed vape to consume the benefits of cannabis in public or while on the go in a more incognito fashion.
Lets determine your budget:
Dry herb vapes can start as low as $34.95 like the G Pen Nova and go as high as $599 like the Volcano Vaporizer. The average budget for a beginning vaper is between $80-$100 USD. Within this budget, you will have plenty of good choices. However, there will be no premium innovative options in this price range, despite the amazing description often associated with vapes under as much as $150. This does not mean that you will not have an awesome vaping experience unless you have serious cash to shell out. For example, the Atmos Jump is an extremely popular dry herb vape pen that is $59 USD and majority who purchase this device, absolutely love it. When referring to the "best vaporizer" it is important that the vape has full temperature controls so that herbs with higher moisture can be vaped at a higher temperature while herbs at a lower moisture level can be vaped at a lower temperature. The taste released should be clean and not taste like rubber, plastic or silicone. Medical grade parts should be used if the mouthpiece is not made of glass.
Where to buy a dry herb vaporizer?
When buying within the USA, Canada, Europe or Australia, we recommend a website that has been in business at least five years. We also recommend to avoid marketplaces at all costs. This is because most manufacturers will not cover warranty or support when bought from eBay, Amazon or any other marketplace. Vaporizer brands have their own warranty and resellers have no control over the different policies set by brand manufacturers. As long as you know which brand you feel comfortable with, whether it is PAX, Firefly, Grenco Science, Atmos, Kind Pen, Storz & Bickel or any other brand, there is a simple way to choose a reseller. Make sure there is a phone number on the site and that there is an instant chat box to find out information quickly. Don't always go for the lowest price as this usually means the company will have lack of resources and result in slower shipping and response time.
At which temperature should I vaporize?
Vaper enthusiasts often have no worries and choose to vape on higher temperatures because the production of vapor is at the thickest when the heat setting is at 400°F or more. Depending on the level of moisture, toxic vapor similar to that of combustion may occur when vaping over 400°F (usually an issue with aged ground material on the dry side). The effect of THC at this heat setting is similar to smoke without the production of smell that is associated with smoking itself. This is why high temperatures are very popular among vapers. For ground herbal material with a low moisture level, Portable Hookahs recommends vaping between 350°F to 375°F. For ground material with high moisture levels, it may be better to vape between 375°F to 400°F. With dry herb vaporizers, there will always be a learning curve especially due to the levels of moisture between different strains of cannabis.
Where can I bring my vaporizer?
The beauty of vaping is you can take your dry herb vaporizer anywhere you choose to go. It is considered as electronics, therefore you can take it with you in a carry on or in a suitcase as long as you have properly cleaned it and it does not have any scent. You can travel the world backpacking with your vaporizer. You can use it at home or when your running errands. It is however recommended that you follow no vaping policies in establishments and on airplanes.
How to clean a dry herb vaporizer?
To start, you must do a burn off before your initial use of a new vape. This means you run the heat on high 3-4 times to burn off any oil or material that may have come in contact with it during manufacturing. Each vaporizer should have a manual with instructions on how to clean your device. If you do not see a manual, you are able to check with youtube. The most common way to clean your vaporizer is by using isopropyl alcohol swabs. Do not use the liquid filled bottle. This is to ensure you don't get liquid into the holes inside the heating chamber.
When shopping in this price range, it is important to do your research about the vape you are looking at to ensure it is safe to use. Rarely, companies name low priced vapes "dry herb vaporizer" while they are using a coil. If a coil is used, it will combust your material and release hot smoke. For pure vaporization, an oven must be used with either the convection or conduction heating method.
Pros & Cons of vaping
-Reduced health risks often associated with combustion
-Appear to be less risky to those who have mild to moderate cases of asthma
-You are essentially considered to be smoke free
-No negative odors
-Less wasteful of dry herbs which are usually burned from the cherry when smoking
-Consume THC/CBD while on the go or long distance traveling
-Learning how to vape
-Too many options available with a high possibility of buyer's remorse
-Vaporizers are relatively new therefore there has been no long term research on health risks