Dry Herb Vaporizers
Best Dry Herb Vaporizers
Dry herb vaporizers or weed vaporizers have been around for several years. As the legal weed movement has evolved alongside the medical marijuana industry, herbal vaporizers have become more popular.
What is A Dry Herb Vaporizer?
A dry herb vape is a device that allows you to smoke marijuana without the same level of combustion you'd require with a water pipe or joint. They have an internal rechargeable battery and a heating chamber. Some dry herb vaporizers come in a small form factor and are often called weed pens or dry herb vape pens. Larger desktop dry herb vaporizers also exist, while they provide more power, they are less portable than marijuana vape pens but often allow more than one person to vape at any given time.
How do Marijuana Vaporizers Work?
The loose-leaf or cannabis flower is placed into the heating chamber of the vaporizer. Using convection or conduction, (often a combination of both), the dry herb is heated anywhere from 200 to 450F. This allows all the cannabinoids to be released (THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, etc.) without burning the marijuana. The released vapor is inhaled through a mouthpiece connected to the heating chamber.
Benefits of Marijuana Vaporizers
The main benefit of dry herb vaporizers, as opposed to smoking, is to your health. Each time you smoke in the traditional way, you burn the herbs, which causes combustion to occur. This means that you are inhaling the toxic chemicals released in combustion. When using a dry herb atomizer, there is no combustion, so you don't breathe in any harmful chemicals.
Another main benefit of herb vaporizers is that by using a lower temperature than smoking, they can release more of the cannabinoids from the herb. When combustion occurs as in smoking, you are immolating the herb and destroying many of the active cannabinoids. At lower temperatures, these can be released.
Let's get all scientific for a moment.
Cannabis is made up of over 100 different compounds; collectively, they are called cannabinoids. These cannabinoids will occur in varying concentrations depending on the stain of the herb. They are essentially the stuff that gets you high, helps relieve pain, and also relaxes you. They do this by interacting with different neutrons in your brain. So the more you get from your herb, the better right? Well, these cannabinoids are released at varying temperatures from around 220 to 450F. Above that, the heat scorches and destroys some of these beneficial compounds in a fire blase.
How to Use a Dry Herb Vaporizer
Using a weed pen or herb vaporizer is super easy. This step by step guide will walk you through the process.
1) Before using ensure the heating chamber or oven is clean. If its the first time using a brand new device, then cycle through the heating cycles at the highest temperature setting before loading your fist lot of cannabis.
2) Grind your herb to a relatively fine consistency.
3) Pack the heating chamber lightly with your herb strain of choice. Be sure to pack it evenly.
4) Choose the best temperature for your herb, then wait for the device to heat up.
5) Once the desired temperature has been reached, you can take gentle puffs from the mouthpiece.
After the herb decarbs, you will get more great hits.
6) you can adjust the temperature to release and consume the different cannabinoids.