Dry Herb Vaporizer

How to choose a vape?

A dry herb vaporizer is an electronic device for ground herbal material optional with a convection or conduction heating method. Most commonly using conduction heat with a temperature regulator, you can simply increase or decrease the heat depending on the moisture level of your herbal blend. For optimal vaporization, herbs with lower moisture levels should be heated between 325°-350° while herbs with higher moisture should be heated between 375°-400°.

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What is a dry herb vaporizer?

A dry herb vaporizer is a device designed specifically to vaporize ground material derived from Cannabis as well as Tobacco. When vaping began, these gadgets were known as electronic vaporizers. Now, it is most commonly referred to as a weed vaporizer for those in the medical marijuana community. The vape industry has changed the view on how people consume THC and CBD in a public atmoshpere therefore almost fully removing the old school stoner stigma. 

Realistically, the phrase "marijuana vaporizer" covers a variety of devices for each material and form therefore you will often see a specific prefix such as dry, wax, desktop or many others to help you navigate and find what you are looking for. Technology in this field has been improving yearly therefore we are excited to see what new awesome vapes will be released.

How to choose vaporizing temperature?

Here is where it gets tricky. Choosing the right vaporizing temperature is based on preference whether you want your vapor to be clean of any toxins potentially created by smoke or combustion. Reasons such as avoiding the smell of Cannabis in public will force you to reduce the temperature to 325°. If you are home with no care for the smell of our favorite green plant, you may want to test out 375°-400° and see the largest clouds that vaporizing cannabis can produce. If you are someone who is just looking for a discreet way to consume herbs and prefer smoke, you are able to use the 400°+ temperatures. This is very common due to the fact that it is more acceptable to use an electronic device instead of smoking a joint in a social atmosphere.

Often medical marijuana patients are required to use a vaporizer that operates with a fully convection heating method that allows dry herb material to be heated evenly by nothing other than hot air. This will remove the option of smoke entering your lungs as long as you do not exceed the recommended temperature. We should keep in mind that even the recommended temperature can be wrong. This is because dry material can have different levels of moisture based on the strain you get or the age of the herb after production.

Best within your budget

There are dry herb vaporizers at many different price points.

$50 Range—If your budget is tight, you’ll have to go with a generic conduction vaporizer. These devices work pretty well, but warranty support isn’t as great as a brand-name vape. There is, however, one great convection vape pen called the Atmos Jump. This dry vaporizer is affordable and comes with a replacement warranty.

$100 Range—There are plenty of high-quality weed vaporizers to choose from at this price point, and most of them will have great warranties and customer service. You can buy the best conduction vapes and even high-end convection vapes in the $100 range. The Status, DaVinci Original, Atmos Boss, Compass, Transporter, Orbit, Vicod and the Snoop Dogg Bush are all excellent convection vaporizers that are great values for the price.

$200 and Up—You can get really fancy in this price range! This is where you’ll find vape kits of the highest quality. The PAX, Ascent, Firefly, and Haze vaporizers will provide you with an excellent, highly customizable vape experience and earn you compliments from everyone around you. This price range is perfect for the vape connoisseur. If you invest a lot in your materials, you might as well make sure that your device matches the quality of the material.

Why use a dry herb vaporizer?

There are quite a few reasons to use a dry herb vape. Here are some great reasons below:

Health

-CBD Extraction with no toxins

-THC Extraction with no toxins.

-Medically therapeutic for major & minor health issues.

Stealth

-Often used at public events due to not being noticed.

-Can travel with vaporizer and enjoy in different countries/locations.

Herb Saving

-You are not required to use as much dry herbs as you normally would using roll up as the lit cherry burns away plenty of herb on its own.

Smoother Effect

 -Granted the effect of the THC is not the same when vaping, it seems cleaner & allows full functionality throughout your day.

What type of heating is available with dry herb vaping?

Here's where it gets tricky as some companies may have different interpretations as to how vaporizers heat up dry herb.

Full Conduction

A coil that burns up and directly touches the dry herbal material resulting in combustion.

Conduction (Convection Style)

Dry herb lays on a metal or ceramic surface that is heated to a desired temperature.

Full Convection

The rarest option of all. Dry herb is suspended on a screen within an oven while hot air passes through it.

 

How do you go about purchasing the vaporizer that fits your needs?

We recommend doing plenty of research as vaporizers may often look similar to each other. However, we assure you that many are packed with a variety of functionality that may or may not do what you are looking for. With choosing a dry herb vaporizer, we recommend going with a convection style device. This heating method will ensure you do not breathe in smoke while having an option to fit anyone's budget. From $59 all the way up to $500, there are an array or features that you may want to understand first, before making your purchase. Buyer's remorse is very common in this industry as there are many rookies who can pull the trigger and ask questions later.

How to choose the right Herbal Vaporizer for dry material?

To start, you will require a budget. Once you do have a number in mind, include the price of a grinder as this is a must when it comes to vaporization of ground material. Some of our vapes at Portable Hookahs have a free gift option being a grinder. If you are looking for something that produces smoke but looks like a vaporizer, you should go for a fully conduction heating unit that uses a coil. This however is not recommended. Sticking to convection style conduction vapes will be the best option. Choose one with a temperature regulator so that material with a higher level of moisture can be used with elevated temperature while material that is more dry can be heated at lower temp. If you are a customer with lung issues, we recommend a full convection vaporizer that is heated evenly using hot air without toughing any hot surface. Please speak to a doctor for approval or recommendations if there are any risks a vaporizer can pose to your health.

What type of options are available for weed vaporizers?

 

The most exciting part about weed vaporizers is choosing the right one for you. If you have educated yourself on the different heating options, you are half way there. Now you must decide whether you want a desktop version, a portable one, or a vape pen. When using dry herbal blends, we urge you to exclude the option of buying a vaporizer pen. The most common device is the portable vaporizer. This is where you will find the most options. At Portable Hookahs, the best feedback is commonly given to vapes that have a glass mouthpiece, a powerful long lasting battery and a great warranty plan.

The best experience vaping dry herbal blends will hands down be using a desktop vaporizer. This type of device gets power straight from the outlet, has a whip or balloon instead of a small mouthpiece and often uses a significantly larger heating chamber. It is very common for shoppers to buy both a desktop unit as well as a portable vape.

 

Things to remember when buying a weed vaporizer herbs:


You’ll need to get a grinder—When you get an herbal vaporizer, you’ll also need an herb grinder. You can’t just drop an entire bud in there; you’ll have to grind it finely first so you can get the full potency of the herb. Some vape kits include grinders, but not all do. Grinders come in lots of shape and sizes, most are designed with portability in mind, and you’re sure to find one that works for you!

Pack it properly—When you first load your herb vaporizer with material, remember not to jam it in there too tightly. You need to leave a little bit of space for the air to pass through. When you pack it perfectly, you’ll get an optimal vaping experience!

Watch your temperature—It’s good to start with the recommended settings. Then, as you gain experience, you can play around with settings to find what works best for you.Too low and you won’t get all the benefits; too high and your material can start to combust.  Many people think that the optimum temperature is around 375 degrees F, but this often comes down to personal choice.

Remember that the high may be different than you’re used to—Some people find that the high from a vaporizer comes on a little more gradually than they are used to. This is not because a vape delivers a less potent high. It’s actually because the lower temperature delivers medicine in a slightly different manner. Vape enthusiasts say that vaping gives them a cleaner, purer type of high. Sounds like a good thing to us!

Handle with care—herbal vaporizers do get hot, and they require careful handling at all times. Be sure to read all the instructions that come along with your new dry herb vaporizer. Most vape devices are pretty simple, but to get the most out of your device, you can easily find instructional videos and search online for in-depth training on how to use your new herbal vaporizer.

Now, you know the benefits of using a vaporizer for dry herbs, and you know a little more about them. The next step is choosing the right one for you! Browse through our selection to figure out which one best suits your needs. We’ll guide you through the process by highlighting the best features of the vape kits currently on the market.