Can't live without weed? But don't want to risk your life anymore? Yes, smoking can irreversibly damage your lungs, but inhaling vapors can prove to be a much safer option. A vaporizer can incredibly reduce the ratio of toxins, carcinogens, and irritants found in smoke. Vapor shops are becoming more popular worldwide due to the surprising benefits of vapor products.
Working of a Vaporizer
A vaporizer is a portable gadget used to inhale the vapors of dry herbs or concentrates. Instead of burning, it cooks the loaded material primarily by convection. So little combustion occurs because the material doesn't directly contact the heating element, which results in maximum production of vapors and minimum output of smoke.
Loading the Material
Flowers or concentrates are packed in the heating chamber of the vaporizer. The taste and consistency of the vapors produced are influenced by the material (stainless steel, glass, or ceramic) used in the construction of the heating chamber.
It is recommended to fill the heating chamber with grounded herbs. Fill the chamber but don't tightly pack it, to allow the air to pass freely through the herbs and heat them uniformly.
Once the chamber is filled, it's time to set the vaporizer at an optimum temperature. Temperature settings may vary in different models, but usually, the temperature used for vaping is 300-400°F. When deciding the suitable temperature, you should consider the following elements:
Herbs with low moisture content are heated at low temperatures to produce light vapors. The vapor cloud will not be much intense during such conditions, but you can still feel the effect. Similarly, for herbs with high moisture content, higher temperatures are used to produce thick and strong vapors for the ultimate experience. To prevent combustion and get the best results, heat the packed material at a temperature around 375° F.
Types of Vaporizers
Vaporizers come in many types, and all of them serve more or less the same purpose. The two major types of vaporizers found in vapor smoke shops are:
Dry Herb Vaporizers
It is a type of vaporizer that is used to vaporize dry plants or cannabis flowers. Dry herb vaporizer extracts the essential aroma and flavor of dry herb, which users will experience upon inhaling the vapors. They are available as portable and desktop dry herb vaporizers. The portable one is small and compact, you can easily carry it in your pocket. In contrast, desktop dry herb vaporizers are larger and ideal for longer sessions.
Also referred to as wax pens, wax vaporizers have the same function as dry herb vaporizers; the only difference in their working is the material packed in the heating chamber. Wax vaporizers are battery-powered devices that are used to vaporize concentrates and waxes of herbs. They feature dual-rod quart, titanium, or ceramic coil to convert the wax into vapors which a user can inhale through a mouthpiece.
Overall, vapors are healthier options to consume weed. If you care for your life, it would be good to switch to vaporizers.