Dry herb vaporizer

Progress changed many phenomena, including herbal consumption. Nowadays, there are safe ways to saturate the body with beneficial substances by evaporating herbal raw materials. A dry herb vaporizer is a device for the optimal use of different herbs. But what is a dry herb vaporizer, how to use it, and how does it get the most beneficial effect from the products used?

What is dry herb vaporizer?

First, let's answer the question: “what is a dry herb vaporizer?” It’s simple. So, the vaporizer is a device for the smokeless evaporation of dried plant substances. The filler does not burn but only heats up to a limited temperature. It is usually 150-220 degrees Celsius. The intelligent device turns herbs into clean, thick, and fragrant steam. 

Types of dry herb vaporizers

There are two main types of vaporizers: Session vaporizers and On-demand vaporizers. 

How do they differ from each other? Sessions vaporizers are the most common type of vaporizer. The principle of their work is to smoke until the herb you loaded into the oven is over! On-demand vaporizers do not oblige you to use everything you pour into the hitting chamber at once. Instead, they allow users to smoke whenever and as much as they like without consuming the entire product at a time. And also, vaporizers are desktop and portable. Which one to choose is up to you to decide. It all depends on your lifestyle and preferences. If you spend a lot of time at home, a desktop vaporizer is a great solution. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, take a portable one. Each of these devices features a variety of options. So, any user can choose the device according to taste and preference.

Types of vaporizers by heating method and herbs grinding techniques

According to the heating technology, vaporizers divide into conductive, convection, induction, and hybrid.

  • The conductive type of heating involves direct contact of the heating element with the product. Fine grinding best suits conducting vaporizers: the smaller the herb, the more it gets on the heating element. As a result, hot air does not collect in certain chamber areas and is uniformly dispersed throughout the oven area, preventing the formation of "hot zones." To prevent fine particles from clogging the airflow and entering the mouth, install a filter of a suitable caliber in the mouthpiece.

  • Convection heating does not involve contact of the heating element with the herbs since the loading chamber is separate from the heat exchanger. The more active the airflow, the higher the temperature in the oven; if the dose of the herb is too tiny, it clogs the holes, preventing free circulation, and inhibiting the evaporation process, so convection is most effective at medium grinding. After the first three to five hits, rotate and loosen the remaining herb, and continue inhaling the thick spirit of dry herbs.

  • Induction heating is the cleanest, most efficient, most accurate, and fastest way to heat a substance. The induction heating of the evaporator begins by supplying a high-frequency alternating current to a copper induction coil (inductor), causing it to generate a time-varying magnetic field. Next, a metal rod current collector is inside the inductor that does not touch the coil. Finally, under an alternating magnetic field, the current collector begins to induce "eddy currents," which heat it.

In an induction vaporizer, a current collector (heater) is a wick placed in a glass capsule where any product (solid, liquid, loose, pasty) is placed. Next, a glass capsule filled with the material is inserted into the induction core of the vaporizer, after which the cap with the mouthpiece closes, the device turns on, and evaporation begins.

  • The hybrid heating method combines convection and conduction heating techniques. The level of grinding will depend on which technology prevails; particle size varies between fine and medium grinding.

To prepare herbs for evaporation, we advise you to use a grinder - a particular device for cutting and rubbing vaping substances, ensuring accurate, smooth grinding. It is essential not to dry the herbs for vaping too much; the best weeds are soft, loose, and resilient but not raw; inflorescences should not crumble in the hands.

Fill the chamber according to the evaporator type

For the fullness of the vaping experience, it's essential to find a middle ground between dense and too-free filling. Optimal filling determines steam quality: there should be neither much nor little herb. In the most modest situation, the product should cover the entire bottom of the chamber with the filter. On the other hand, trying to fill the oven to the top is not worth it - when it is full, the air does not circulate freely and will not be able to heat the herb evenly. Convection evaporators are especially sensitive to overfilling; efficient heating achieves when filling the chamber by 80-90%.

The filling method depends on the heating technology. For example, conduction vaporizers prefer a denser filling; for convection devices - loose filling. 

Use the correct vaporizing technique

Various models of vaporizers suggest different vaping techniques, but we can recommend a scheme that works for 80% of evaporators. 

  • Take slow, long, and light hits for top steam. The optimal tightening time is 5-10 seconds.

  • Control your breathing. Too deep hitting leads to clogging of the filter and draws cold air into the chamber, reducing thermal conductivity and reducing traction.

  • Do not forget about pauses between hits of 10-15 seconds so that the oven has time to warm up again.