The technology powering dry herb vaporizers have dramatically improved over the last several years as more people adopt vaping instead of smoking. However, dry herb vaporizers are different from traditional vaping devices – concentrate vaporizers and vape pens – because you actually directly vape the herbs, not extracts or oil from herbs.
Most dry herb vaping devices work by heating your herbs to a degree in which you can inhale the THC or cannabinoids, without creating smoke and ash.
We spoke to Anthony from The Green Society to learn which are the most technologically advanced dry herb vaporisers
HEATING SYSTEMS FOR DRY HERB VAPORIZERS
There are two main types of heating systems for most portable dry herb vaporizers. They are the convection method of heating and the conduction method of heating.
i. Convection method of heating
This method tends to produce more vapor and flavor. It is an indirect system of heating which works by circulating hot air with every inhale you make. Your herbs do not make direct contact with the vape’s oven or heating element, which guarantees that you won’t be having smoke or ash.
ii. Conduction method of heating
This is the opposite of the convection method because your herbs make direct contact with the vaping device’s heating system. This is a more direct method of heating and inhaling your herbs. However, because the herbs are directly heated, it should be mixed from time to time to avoid burning.
POPULAR PORTABLE DRY HERB VAPORIZERS
DAVINCI IQ2 VAPORIZER
This is absolutely one of the finest vaporizers on the market. According to the manufacturers, this product provides a system “to not only personalize your cannabis experience via precision temperature and adjustable air flow, but also additionally empowers you to track and report your dose per draw per session.”
PAX 3 is another leading portable cannabis vaporizer for dry herbs and extracts. It is a powerful, smart, and easy to use vaporizer. It uses the latest technology to gently and evenly heat up your herbs to avoid wastage. It also features temperature settings and a 22-second heating time for instant vaping.
CRAFTY+ features a very portable, compact and stylish design. It guarantees excellent vapor quality, flavor and air flow for a brilliant vaping experience. It also comes with a Remote Control App for Android devices which enables you to adjust the device’s setting to suit your taste. According to the manufacturer, the current product features 30% faster heat-up time and a Super-Boost system which can be activated by triple-pressing the power button to receive the maximum temperature of 210°C or 410°F.
Firefly 2+ uses the convection heating system to deliver exceptional flavor and eliminate waste. It is especially notable to for its ability to heat up evenly across a range of temperatures. It features a system which adjusts the temperature as you inhale. It is also easy to clean and cools down almost as quickly as it heats up.
BENEFITS OF DRY HERB VAPORIZERS
- Health: There is an increasing body of research proving that vaping is healthier than smoking. This is most likely because you do not have to inhale all the toxic smoke and ash that comes with traditional smoking.
- Smell: If you want to avoid the strong smell that notifies all your neighbors every time you light up your herbs, you should think about switching to dry herb vaporizers. While not totally free of smell, they are far less potent than traditional smoking.
- Cost: Most portable dry herb vaporizers provide a better long term cost advantage to traditional smoking.
- Dosage control: Dry herb vaporizers can help you control the amount of herb you smoke at a go, because the heating is done in small quantities.