Dry herb vaporizers are an excellent alternative to smoking cannabis and other herbs. They offer distinct benefits over other methods like bowls, edibles, or joints. At Flawless Vaporizers, we have an expansive selection of dry herb vaporizers that come in different sizes and shapes.
Dry herb vaporizers are easy to use, making them ideal even for beginners. If you’re considering switching to vaporizers, you will get all the information you need to make the right choice here.
What is a Dry Herb Vaporizer?
A dry herb vaporizer is an electronic device that heats dry herbs to create a vapour that contains the active ingredients of the plant material being heated. Unlike cigarettes or joints, a vaporizer doesn’t take the herbs through the combustion process. Instead, the herbs in the chamber are heated until the active ingredients contained within the herbs are released in vapour form.
Types of Dry Herb Vaporizers
Flawless Vaporizers stocks the two main types of dry herb vaporizers. Each of the types is designed to appeal to certain users.
Portable dry herb vaporizers
Vaporizers in this range are also called vape pens. They are known for their compact size and lightweight nature, making it easy for the user to carry them in their pocket or purse. Portable dry herb vaporizers are ideal for users that love taking small hits here and there. They can only hold a small amount of herb but come with the benefit of allowing you to take your hit wherever you are.
Desktop dry herb vaporizers
For vapers that love taking their hits at home, desktop dry herb vaporizers are the best. These are larger than their portable counterparts and rely on a plug-in power source. Desktop varieties are also better for intense vapers because they hold more ground herb and sustain vaping sessions lasting a few hours.
Compared to portable vaporizers, desktop alternatives are more advanced and more powerful. They allow you to take bigger hits and produce massive clouds of vape. Desktop vaporizers make the perfect vaporizers for vaping in a group.
How Dry Herb Vaporizer Work
Dry herb vaporizers produce vapour clouds by heating the dry herb inserted into the chamber. Depending on the design of the vaporizer you have, the heating process can take one of two ways:
Conduction – In this method, the plant material and the heating element are in direct contact.
Convection – Vaporizers using this method use a liquid or gas to facilitate the movement of heat. Each time you take a hit from the vaporizer, the hot air is circulated over the dry herb, vaporising it.
Because convection vaporizers don't combust the plant material, they are often preferred and considered the only vaporizers.
Benefits of Dry Herb Vaporizers
If you're still not convinced whether a dry herb vaporizer is right for you, here are a few benefits dry herb vaporizers offer over other methods of cannabis consumption.
Cannabis flowers have a less harsh flavour when they are vaporised instead of burned. The vapour produced is smoother compared to smoke and doesn’t irritate the throat and lungs as much.
Most of the aroma associated with cannabis is a result of combustion. When you use a vaporizer, the smell is more challenging to detect. This makes vaporizers an ideal alternative if you don't like the smell of cannabis or want the smell to be less noticeable.
The lack of that strong aroma and smaller clouds make dry herb vaporizers an ideal option for the vaper that values discretion when vaping.
Portable dry herb vaporizers provide you with everything you need to enjoy your dry herbs wherever you are. They are easy to carry around, and you can pack the chamber beforehand, saving you the need to carry the container with the dry herbs.
Vaping only heats the active ingredients you want from the herbs. The amount of carbon monoxide and benzene produced when vaping is significantly lower, reducing adverse effects on your body.
How to Use a Dry Herb Vaporizer
As mentioned earlier, using a dry herb vaporizer is relatively easy. It only requires following a few steps:
Grind the herb – The first step is using a grinder to grind your herbs for proper heating and vaporizing.
Load the chamber – Remove the mouthpiece from your dry herb vaporizer and pack the ground herbs into the inner chamber. Make sure the chamber is packed nice and tight.
Fire it up - Return the mouthpiece and turn on the device. You can activate the device by pressing the “on” button several times, then take slow hits.