WHAT IS A DRY HERB VAPE...?
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WHAT IS A DRY HERB VAPORIZER...?
(December 16, 2019)
A Dry Herb Vaporizer, or vape, is a small battery powered device used to vape dry herb or flower as an alternative to smoking it. Dry herb vapes are different to your regular E-cig type of vape that can be used as an alternative to smoking cigarettes.
There are different types of herb vapes. Some of them use oils or waxes, but with a dry herb vape you put your dried herbs directly into the chamber and you’re ready to go.
Dry herb Vaporizers heat the herbs to a temperature that is below the point of combustion (so the herbs don’t actually burn or produce smoke) but hot enough to extract the flavours, effects and aromas.
For people who don’t smoke cigarettes but mix their herbs with tobacco when they roll a herbal cigarette a dry herb vape is an ideal alternative. I think we all know the damage smoking does to our bodies and with vaping there is no smoke, only a small amount of vapour.
The use of Herbal Vaporizers is increasingly gaining in popularity and it’s easy to see why.
Portable Dry Herb Vaporizers are small enough to fit in your pocket and take with you. They are discreet, you could easily use it in public and you wouldn’t be noticed. They are much more discreet than smoking a herbal cigarette for example, and the odour is a lot less noticeable.
You can actually taste the flavour of the herbs when using a herbal vaporizer. The difference in flavour compared to smoking is amazing.
The technology of all types of vapes has been developing rapidly over the last few years and they have improved in their performance and features dramatically. Many of the dry herb vaporizers available today use a convection heating method for example. With convection heating in vaporizers, hot air is used to heat the herbs which produces smoke free vapour.
Another method used in herbal vaporizers is conduction (using heated surfaces to heat the herbs). Both these methods are in great contrast to smoking (combustion) which produces clouds of smoke to contaminate your lungs with various toxicants not present in vapour.
They come with a variety of features from very basic, to high tech ones that you can use an app on your phone to control various functions, and range in price in Australia from around $70 up to $300 - $400.
Whatever method you use to consume your ‘dry herb’ it’s definitely worth trying out a dry herb vaporizer.