What is a Dry Herb Vaporizer?

A dry herb vaporizer is a device that uses heat to vaporize dry herbs as opposed to burning them, thus creating a vapor, from which the flavour, aroma and aromatherapy effects of dry herb can be extracted and enjoyed. With a dry herb vape you will experience more intricate flavours than you would with combustion (smoking methods). This smoking alternative allows you to reap the benefits of cannabis without inhaling the harmful and carcinogenic fumes associated with traditional smoking methods. When using a dry herb vaporizer, the effects should be visible within 2-10 minutes, and they should last for 1-3 hours. Dry herb vaporizers are renowned for being more herb efficient than the conventional method of smoking, which means 1g of dry herb flower will last longer in a dry herb vaporizer than it would do in comparison to smoking it. 

How do Dry Herb Vaporizers work?

A dry herb vaporizer consists of 3 main components – the battery, the heating / herb chamber and the mouthpiece. To use a dry herb vaporizer, you would place your ground herbs into the vaporizer’s chamber (which is also known as an oven) and once the dry herb vape is switched on and the temperature selected, the herb gets heated and vaporized. The vapor passes through the airpath and into the mouthpiece where it will then be inhaled through. After a set amount of time, the herb gets used up and the user opens up the chamber of the dry herb vaporizer and empties it out.

How to tell if the herb is used up (finished) in a Dry Herb Vape?

You will be able to tell when your herb has reached the end of it’s cycle in your dry herb vaporizer via a number of signs. The main sign to when your dry herbs have been fully utilised or used up will be when they have discoloured and turned dark brown/black. You will also notice when your dry herb vape needs to be topped up with new herbs when it starts to lose its flavour and the amount of vapor decreases significantly.

Can I reuse the vaped flower or shall I just throw it away?

Once your herb has reached the end of its cycle in your dry herb vaporizer, you can either dispose of it or reuse it in edibles. Since the herb has been heated up in the chamber it is actually now activated and can be used for other purposes like edibles – this form of used herb is also known as ABV (already vaped bud). So you can either collect all your ABV from your dry herb vape in a jar and save it for a batch of edibles or you can simply throw it out in your rubbish as you would with anything else. 

How healthy are Dry Herb Vaporizers?

There are no adverse health impacts when using a good quality dry herb vaporizer that has been manufactured with premium materials and avoids materials like plastics which can be toxic. Most quality dry herb vapes have precise temperature control, meaning the herbs are heated to an exact temperature to release their active ingredients. This avoids burning (combustion), and therefore no toxins will be released, making the vapour healthy. Moreover, it is important for the sake of the users health and wellbeing that the dry herb vaporizer being used utilises isolated airflow, as without it you end up breathing in air which has passed through all the internal electronics of the vaporizer therefore increasing the possibility of inhaling potential toxics.

Are Dry Herb Vaporizers a good replacement for smoking?

Dry herb vaporizers are a great, if not the greatest replacement for smoking! Dry herb vapes are not only convenient and discreet but they’re also much healthier than traditional smoking and you can also enjoy more potency as well as flavour when you use a dry herb vaporizer. Smoking (via any method e.g. joints, bong etc) are not only used with tobacco in order to keep the herbs burning but they all burn via combustion which exposes your lungs and throat to tar and harmful toxins which can lead to lung cancer and upper airway cancer. On the other hand, dry herb vaporizers work with vapour which is healthier for you, providing a great alternative. 

Are Dry Herb Vaporizers safe?

Not only are dry herb vaporizers safe, they actually have a huge amount of health & other benefits when compared to other ways of consuming dry herb. As mentioned above, dry herb vaporizers allow you to enjoy the active ingredients in dry herb without any of the harmful toxins released by combustion. 

However, this doesn’t apply to all dry herb vaporizers… beware not to purchase cheap dry herb vaporizers as they will most often be made of low quality materials which brings a whole bunch of health risks along with it. Cheap dry herb vaporizers are most often made from plastic which can expose you to toxins that have been found to be cancerous.

Instead, you should aim to purchase dry herb vaporizers that are made from good quality materials, preferably plastic free and that also offer isolated airflow.

Also make sure that you are purchasing from a verified supplier, a good way to ensure that it is a good choice is by checking testimonials and reviews.

What does it mean if a Dry Herb Vaporizer has isolated airflow?

When a dry herb vaporizer has isolated airflow it means that it allows the user to pull fresh air that is completely isolated from the battery and other electrical components. This means the intake avoids any potential toxics and also provides you with improved, better flavour. Specific vent holes in the dry herb vaporizer mean that you don’t end up inhaling dangerous toxins produced from electrical and other components.

Do Dry Herb Vaporizers smell?

The short answer to this is dry herb vaporizers themselves do not smell as such, but the herbs you use may omit an odour. However, dry herb vaporizers produce far less smell than other methods of consuming dry herb. The smell depends on how pungent your herb is that you are using in your dry herb vape. The smell produced when using a dry herb vaporizer is only a fraction compared to how potent smoking is. So to summarise, dry herb vaporizers can smell, however they produce the least amount of smell compared to other methods such as smoking, bongs etc.

Do Dry Herb Vaporizers cut down herb consumption?

Many people find that their herb consumption dramatically decreases after switching to a dry herb vaporizer. This is because with a dry herb vaporizer you can steadily and manageably slowly decrease your dosage downwards, while keeping track of how much you use per session. Another reason why many people cut down on their usage is because they feel the effects of cannabis much stronger with a dry herb vaporizer than when they use other methods like smoking, therefore they require less herb than usual in order to feel the necessary effects.

Are Dry Herb Vaporizers portable?

Yes! This is a huge selling point of dry herb vaporizers as they are incredibly convenient. Not only are dry herb vapes portable but they are also discreet. Many people choose to purchase portable vaporizers because they can be easily tucked away into a pocket or handbag when not in use.

What is the difference between Conduction and Convection heating in Dry Herb Vaporizers?

Convection dry herb vaporizers heat the contents of the chamber indirectly with a forced stream of hot air until vapour is released. Conduction dry herb vapes use direct heat to vaporize the material – a heated surface, but not a flame, actually touches the herb or extract to create vapour.

The biggest difference between convection and conduction is the placement of the material. 

What is the best temperature to use my Dry Herb Vaporizer at?

Our dry herb vaporizers have a wide range of temperatures, starting from 0°C all the way up to 240°C. We recommend vaping your dry herbs anywhere between 160° and 220°C. There is no ‘perfect’ temperature for you to use everytime, as all herbs are different and require different temperatures, ultimately it all comes down to personal preference. 

What’s the best material for a Dry Herb Vape oven?

The best and most common materials used for dry herb vape ovens are steel and ceramic. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, ceramic and stainless steel ovens both deliver the best results and are non-reactive. Both materials help your dry herb vaporizer to deliver a strong and pure flavour.

How big should a Dry Herb Vaporizer’s oven be?

The answer to this question will vary depending on what you would like to use your dry herb vaporizer for, for example if you plan to microdose then a small oven would be best, however if you want to get huge vapour clouds and usually use a lot of herb at once then a larger oven would be best for you. Luckily for you guys, our dry herb vaporizers have ovens that are just inbetween. They’re small enough to allow you to microdose if that’s what you plan on doing, but also large enough to fit a nice full bowl for a session inside.

What is the best material for a Dry Herb Vaporizer to be made from?

When choosing a dry herb vape it is best to go after one that is plastic free, for a couple of reasons. Plastics, whether they are BPA free or not, all contain toxic chemicals that can cause harm to you if they are leaked. When plastics are stressed through heat, which is exactly what happens in dry herb vaporizers, there is a much higher chance of these toxic chemicals leaking, therefore when using a plastic dry herb vaporizer it is inevitable that an amount of toxins will be inhaled along with your herb vapour. 

Due to this, we have ensured that all our dry herb vaporizers are made from metal, aluminium to be more specific, which is not only safer than plastic but also more durable. So with our aluminium, plastic free dry herb vaporizers, you will be safe and enjoy your vaporizer for much longer than you would with others.

How often should you clean your Dry Herb Vaporizer?

This depends entirely on how often you use your dry herb vaporizer. If you are a frequent user then we recommend cleaning your dry herb vaporizer at least once a week. If you do not use your dry herb vaporizer too often then we recommend cleaning it at least once or twice a month.

How to clean your Dry Herb Vaporizer?

There are 2 ways to clean your dry herb vaporizer, you can give it a quick clean or you can clean it extensively. The quick clean can be done at the end of every session you have with your dry herb vaporizer, or every now and then – it is just a simplified method of cleaning that can be used more frequently. However, the more extensive clean should be performed at least once a week or at least once a month depending on your usage.

To give your dry herb vape a quick clean you should use a cotton swab, dip it in some ISO (isopropyl alcohol) and thoroughly rub it all over the heating chamber and screen to pick up and eliminate any build up or resin. Do this until it appears clear and clean.

To clean your dry herb vaporizer more extensively we recommend that you take your dry herb vaporizer apart and soak the individual components in ISO, the longer that you leave the components to soak the easier they will be to clean. We suggest that you leave the components to soak overnight, that way the next day all you have to do is give them a rinse under water and leave them to dry properly. 

Be sure not to soak or clean any electrical components from your dry herb vaporizer as they will get damaged.

What is the resin that builds up in my Dry Herb Vaporizer?

Do you see a dark, sticky build up of something tar-looking in your dry herb vaporizer? Well if you do then don’t worry, this is completely normal! This stuff is called resin, also known as reclaim and weed-tar. You can prevent this build up by cleaning your dry herb vaporizer regularly, however, some like to save it up for dabs. 

If you want to get rid of the resin then follow the instructions above, it will definitely require an extra long soak to eliminate. Otherwise, you can scrape off as much as you can and dab it in a rig or vape it using your concentrate pad if your dry herb vaporizer supports concentrates. Then soak and clean it once you have collected the amount you want.

What are the best accessories for a Dry Herb Vaporizer?

There are a whole bunch of accessories that you can choose from for your dry herb vaporizer. One that we definitely recommend you try out is the glass water bubbler. This will make your dry herb vaping experience even smoother, who would have believed that was even possible? But trust us, it definitely is. 

We also recommend stocking up on extra filters for your dry herb vape as you never know when you will need a replacement, they’re always good to have. So are concentrate pads, these are incredible as they allow you to vape concentrates in your dry herb vaporizer too!

There are so many other accessories that are great to add to your dry herb vaporizer collection so definitely check them out, from batteries to grinders and more.

How often do I have to change the filters on my Dry Herb Vaporizer?

The filters have a lifespan of up to a year, however that can vary depending on how often and how well you clean the filter and dry herb vaporizer. If the filter is extremely built up with resin it will reduce the amount of air that comes through, therefore reducing the quality of your dry herb vaporizer sessions. We recommend that you try to clean the filter thoroughly, and if it is still clogged then you should replace it. It is important that you keep the filter clean and free of any build up as this will have a large impact on your dry herb vaporizer’s quality of vapour.

What can you put in a Dry Herb Vape?

You can put any dry herb in your dry herb vaporizer. As long as it is properly dried then feel free to experiment with other dry herbs – such as lavender, eucalyptus, basil, blue lotus, and much more!

How to use a Dry Herb Vaporizer?

The process to use a dry herb vaporizer is incredibly simple which is one of the huge benefits and attractions of this particular device. All you need to do is grind up your dry herb of choice, place it in the heating chamber / oven of the dry herb vaporizer, close the chamber & place the lid / mouthpiece back on, then simply turn the dry herb vaporizer on, allow it to heat up and vape away!

How to pack a Dry Herb Vaporizer pen

The way that you pack the chamber in your dry herb vape is very important as it does have an impact on the quality of your vape session. Avoid packing herbs into your dry herb vaporizer too tightly as this will restrict the airflow running through the chamber. You should instead pour your herbs in and very gently poke them down – this will help them heat evenly which will maximise efficiency and make them last longer.  

Dry herb vaporizers work better when they’re around half full. This doesn’t mean you’ll use up more herbs. In fact, more herbs last longer, and remember you don’t need to finish the bowl in one session. 

Contrary to burning herbs to ashes (when using papers), a dry herb vaporizer heats your herbs and gradually releases their compounds – so you’re able to put the dry herb vape down and come back to the same bowl at a later date. 

How long does herb last in a Dry Herb Vaporizer?

Usually, a bowl can last between five to fifteen minutes, however this depends on the quality of your dry herb, the temperature setting you are using, and your preferences in terms of taste and flavour. It will take some experimenting to figure out how long each bowl lasts and will most likely vary from different varieties of dry herb that you are using.

To find out more about why temperature is important when vaping your dry herbs check out this article here.

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