There are plenty of reasons why people choose to vape with dry herbs instead of oils. For one, herbs require less heat. For another, it’s easier to clean a dry herb vaporizer—a thorough rinse with tap water and you’ll be all set. In addition, a dry herb vaporizer can give you a fuller, richer flavor. For those who are big on convenience, dry herb vaporizers are also much more compact and simpler to operate. Finally, vaporizing is also a lot easier on the lungs compared to smoking. With all of these benefits, it’s no wonder why vaporizing dry herbs has become one of the most popular methods of consuming cannabis.
Are you interested in switching to vaporizers from your usual methods? Are you a new user looking for an easy, “friendly” way of consumption? Here’s a quick list of considerations in finding and choosing the best dry herb vaporizer.
1. Cheap or Expensive
This is perhaps the primary consideration for most people. There’s nothing wrong about buying cheaper brands and models, which retail at about $45 to $60 on average. Consider this the “getting to know you” stage. If you end up liking the experience, then you can invest in more expensive designs, which can cost $300 or more. What’s important is careful research, since there are plenty of counterfeits in the market. These products are not guaranteed to give you a quality experience and may even be dangerous to use.
2. Portable or Desktop
The main reason for choosing a portable vaporizer is, of course, its portability. You can use it almost anywhere and anytime, it’s easy to carry, and it’s discreet. It’s also more affordable. If you’re the type who wants (or needs) a few short hits throughout the day, a portable dry herb vaporizer is for you.
Conversely, if you like laidback vaping sessions, a desktop vaporizer might be more ideal. Desktop vaporizers can hold a considerably bigger amount of dried herbs and flowers, which means you can extend a vaping session for hours. The vapors are also more potent and taste better. Another good thing about desktop vaporizers is that you can use it with a group. (See also: How Electronic Vaporizers Help You Quit Smoking)
3. Direct Draw or Balloon
Desktop vaporizers use either one of two different draw methods: direct and balloon-style. The direct draw method uses a tube or a similar device to “suck” or inhale the vapor. The main advantage is that you’ll be able to enjoy the herbs and flowers’ full flavor. However, it takes some time to develop the right technique as it’s generally more difficult to use direct draw vaporizers. On the other hand, balloon-style vaporizers are easier to use. However, they can be bulkier and more expensive. Some users may also notice a diluted taste or flavor.
4. Conduction or Convection
In simple terms, using conduction vaporizers is like cooking on a stove using a pot or pan. The dry herbs are placed in a heating chamber, which is heated using battery or butane power or even open flames. Meanwhile, convection is more like steaming that uses either liquid or gas to heat the herbs.
Conduction vaporizers are generally more affordable than convection models. More often than not, they’re also easier to use. These are ideal for beginners who want to familiarize themselves with dry herb vaping. On the other hand, convection vaporizers produce better vapor quality due to the even application of heat. If you’re more particular about flavor, a convection model is a way to go. You’ll also end up using fewer herbs with a convection vaporizer. Finally, you don’t have to worry about burning and wasting cannabis since you’ll have better temperature control.
5. Flame or Electricity
Flame-powered vaporizers can either be heated using a lighter or have an internal butane mechanism. For the former, the best lighters to use are jet-flames and micro-torches. For the latter, it’s best to check for high-quality, refined butane. This breaks down into water and carbon dioxide, which are safe to inhale. The primary advantage of flame-powered vaporizers is that you can use them without worrying about running out of battery charge.
For electricity-powered vaporizers, portable designs are battery-powered. Desktop designs, meanwhile, may either be battery-powered or must be plugged directly into a wall or USB outlet. Depending on the brand and model you choose, you may either have to replace the battery completely after it’s drained or have a rechargeable unit. For rechargeable batteries, remember to check if you can safely charge the battery with the usual methods (like charging your phone) or if there are certain steps to follow for safety.
Other considerations for choosing the best dry herb vaporizer include warranties, additional features like temperature regulators, and after-sales services. Of course, there are also aesthetic and physical factors like color and actual size.
It may seem like a lot of effort, but the quality of your vaping experience will depend on the vaporizer you choose. Use this list as a guide and hopefully you’ll be able to find the best dry herb vaporizer that meets all your needs.
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Lee lija is a professional health blogger who loves to share her ideas and views on health to thousands of online audiences. She is engaged with a couple of health awareness club to spread the awareness of health to the common people. She is currently a proud editor of http://www.todayhealthplan.