The world’s first patented modern e-cigarette caught the people’s attention in 2003 when inventor/ pharmacist Hon Lik introduced it as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. Now, vaping has breached the ever-widening sphere of cannabis products. Here’s why you should try a vaporizer for dry herbs today.
What Is A Dry Herb Vaporizer?
A vaporizer is a tool used to heat up dry cannabis a.k.a. marijuana. During the process, the produced gaseous state of marijuana, or its “vapor”, is extracted. As it is released, its aroma and flavors can be inhaled undiluted.
Through a vaporizer, cannabinoids and terpenes are heated instead of being completely combusted. In fact, a vaporizer has a raised temperature that’s just below that of the combustion phase. This way, the purity and quality of the cannabis are maintained to the maximum.
Cannabis Percentage Retained
Since vaporizers do not combust marijuana, as mentioned above, it is the preferred device as it does not break and/or alter the chemical bonds which link the carbon atoms of the hemp.
Main Parts Of A Basic Marijuana Vaporizer
- Heating Chamber
A vaporizer’s chamber is simply a receptacle for placing the dry herbs in. The first vapes which hit the market contained stainless steel chambers. After all, stainless steel has excellent durability, corrosion, rust, and heat resistance. Plus, it is readily accessible in most markets.
However, upgrades were made and a variety of materials have been selected and tested for the purpose of enhancing said properties. Currently, newer versions of vaporizers have chambers that are of a ceramic make.
They still have good heating qualities. What’s more, ceramics are favored because they have the capacity to retain heat just as well.
Quartz is also found in modern vaporizers. They offer a longer heating-time compared to the first two previously stated. In contrast, it is most able to conserve the flavors and aromas of marijuana.
Yes, vaporizers have filters. But only to truly ensure a clean vaporized yield. Though again, a vaporizer in itself already ensures this when comparing it to other herb devices that filter the whiffs of said herbs’ natural fragrances.
The “mouthpiece” is exactly what its name connotes. Vapour is transferred and directed from the heating chamber, through the mouthpiece, and then to your mouth.
*Flat mouthpiece – short in length for ease in inhaling the vapor, but is not ergonomic in shape
*Long and/or thin mouthpiece – comfortable to use, but its lengths makes “huffing” or inhalation slightly lengthier than the rest
*Glass mouthpiece – conserves flavor better than most mouthpieces
*Tough ubber and/or silicone mouthpiece – lightweight and economical
- Battery Cylinder
Most vapes are battery-operated. Along these lines, a majority can run on a single piece. The type of battery will highly depend on the size of the vape you’d like to purchase. Having said that, a large number of them rely on AAs and/or AAAs.
It will be advantageous to utilize rechargeable ones. In doing so, you’ll be saving on battery cost and replacement.
On that note, newer, innovative vaporizers have built-in batteries that are chargeable on their own. Simply connect them to a USB-cabled charger (much like your electronic gadgets such as mobile handhelds and tablets) and voila! They’ll be ready to go.
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