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Not much into smoking? Don’t want to eat edibles? A vaporizer may be just what you need especially when you’re someone who prefers vaping to smoking. Using a vaporizer is another unique way of enjoying cannabis without having to smoke, eat edibles, and use bowls and joints. Vaporizers are devices that let you “smoke” cannabis without having to endure the irritation of smoke entering your lungs. However, there are so many choices available in the market, and knowing which to buy and use may confuse you. You have to understand how vaporizers work first and know your options before going into that shop or ordering on a website.
What is a vaporizer?
Vaporizers are nifty devices that heat the terpenes, cannabinoids, and other dry herbs until they evaporate without having them combusted or burnt. With vaporizers, the hit and drag are quite smoother, less odorful, and the best part? It’s free from many carcinogens that are produced from flame combustion on the regular smoke.
Dry herb vaporizers are different from other vaporizers which vaporize concentrates such as CO2 extracts, wax, e-liquid, crumble, and shatter. Dry herb vaporizers are specifically designed only for unprocessed plant and flower matters. Dry herbs vaporizers are usually called pens because of their shape and size.
How Does a Dry Herb Vaporizer Work?
There are different possible selections for a vaporizer. Each vaporizer may have its own feature, but it is all used just the same — loading your oven or chamber, heating the pen, and taking a hit.
One of the main differences in vaporizers is how to dry herbs are heated. There are conduction vaporizers and there are convection ones.
Conduction vaporizers heat your weed by using heating elements and via direct contact with your product. This process is much like how you cook food in a pan and heat comes at it directly from the stove you are cooking on. On the other hand, convection vaporizers are convection ovens wherein hot air circulates your herb until it is heated and the compounds evaporate.
The Parts of a Dry Herb Vape
- Chamber or Oven
A chamber or oven is where you place your dry herb products. There are different kinds of ovens for different kinds of vape. Older ones use stainless steel, but these days most vaporizers or pens use ceramic chambers. These sustain the heat better and heat the herbs faster. More so, they don’t affect the flavour of your weed. One vaporizer that stands out is the Furna Vaporizer. Its chambers or ovens are interchangeable. This allows you to easily switch to products without any hassle. No more having to prep the product into your ovens when you’re outside and such. You can already put the herbs easily in different colour-coded nibs for all your products.
Depending on the model, the batteries on vaporizers can either be removable or fixed. However, most vaporizers now come with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that have high energy densities and have longer battery life.
This is where you draw the vapour from the oven or chamber to your mouth. There are different mouthpieces that are available in the market. It’s best to find one that works perfectly for you.