You are a gentleman, not a pyromaniac. Don’t start your herb on fire. It’s time for gentlemen of the world to shun neolithic technology and enter the 21st century. A dry herb vaporizer vaporizes the active ingredients without burning or smoke. Instead, the herb is heated to the point of vaporization generating a rich, flavorful vapor. On top of that, the active ingredients are contained inside the heating chamber of the vaporizer. With smoke, much of your expensive herb waft away into the ether. Such inefficiency is not one iota shy of crude.
Of course, not all dry herb vaporizers are the same. It is also important to distinguish between dry herb vaporizers and vape pens for oil and wax. But here is what you need to know, oil does not vaporize. Oil pens are not technically vaporizers. Oil burns. On the other hand, dry herb vaporizers actually vaporize. So what specifically should a gentleman look for in a dry herb vaporizer?
What To Look For In A Dry Herb Vaporizer
The Mig Vapor vape shop is an American company that uses proprietary technology to ensure that dry herb never comes in contact with metal heating coils. That’s the first thing to look for in a dry herb vaporizer. In general, the American vaporizer brands like Pax, Mig Vapor, and Firefly are at the top of the list. Storz and Bickel in German and Arizer in Canada are also excellent choices. But beyond brand names, here are additional tips to identify your ideal dry herb vaporizer:
- Size matters! The first thing to decide is whether you want a desktop vaporizer for home use or a portable dry herb vaporizer. The best portable dry herb vaporizers are outstanding, convenient, and discreet.
- The best portable vaporizers can cost as much as $300. But you don’t need to spend that much. For example, the new Four dry herb vaporizer launched in late 2019 with a retail sticker under $100 and features an all-glass vapor pathway as well as precision temperature control. Which brings us to the next point.
- With temperature control, the user can control session intensity. A vaporizer at a lower temperature delivers a mellow session. Or turn up the heat and intensity.
- Look for a heating chamber with no exposed metal heating coil. A ceramic heating chamber is our favorite!
- Many vapers insist that an all-glass vapor pathway brings out a more pure flavor.
How To Use A Dry Herb Vaporizer
The first thing to do when you get your vaporizer is to fully charge the battery. Most hand-held vaporizers use lithium-ion batteries. In order to get the longest possible lifespan out of your vaporizer, it is best to use the vaporizer until the battery is at about 30% capacity. Then fully charge. That’s out gentlemen’s battery tip. Now, moving on to how to use the vaporizer.
- Grind your herb
- The herb should not be too clumpy nor to finely ground
- Open the vaporizer heating chamber
- Fill the heating chamber and pack it in slightly
- Don’t pack too tight, just to the pint that the camber is full
- The idea is to pack the chamber and to allow the airflow to flow through the packed herb
- You’ll get the hang of it
- Then, close the heating chamber and assemble the vaporizer
- Power on the device
- Allow 30 seconds to one minute for the chamber to heat
Once the herb in the chamber has been exhausted and no more vapor is being produced, turn off the device. Give it an hour to cool down. Then open the heating chamber and clean out the vaporized herb. Ideally, you will see the herb totally dehydrated and browned, but not burned. Most vaporizers come with a cleaning brush to clean out the heating oven after each use.
Medical marijuana is now legal in 33 states. Recreational marijuana is legal in 11 states. Marijuana legalization will be on the ballot in several states in 2020. It is a matter of time before recreational marijuana is legal nationwide. The negative stigma of using cannabis is fading away as weed is going mainstream. Should you choose to indulge, a vaporizer is far superior to combustion and smoke. Gentlemen, enjoy the perks of being alive in the age of technology.