There are a lot of choices available these days about how you enjoy your favorite dry herbs and oils. We’re getting very spoilt for choices, but that doesn’t make it any easier to choose between dry herb vaping or oil vaporizers. In the following article, we’re going to take a look at the differences between dry herb vaping and oil vaping and which one is the best option for you.
Each of the two options has its own advantages and disadvantages, and while one may suit a person, it could be completely opposite for someone else.
Dry herb vaporizers operate by heating your favorite dry herbs to the point where cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are released as a vapor, but below the point of combustion. That means that they’re producing a vapor, not smoke. There are several different heating methods, including combustion, conduction, and hybrid heating, which is a combination of both heating methods.
Conduction heating is when the dry herb comes in direct contact with the oven or heating chamber inside the oven. The oven is heated, which in turn heats the dry herb and turns it into a vapor, which is then inhaled. When you inhale on the vaporizer, it draws air through the dry herb, and the vapor is inhaled via the air path and mouthpiece.
Convection heating relies on heated air being pushed through your dry herb rather than your dry herb coming in direct contact with the heating source. It’s a more efficient way of heating your dry herbs and allows you to start and stop without the remainder of your herbs cooking.
Hybrid heating involves a combination of both heating methods. Usually, convection heating is used to heat the herb to the point of vaporization, but an oven keeps the herbs at a mild temperature ready for your next hit.
Dry herb vaporizers heat your dry herb up to your desired temperature at which they are converted into a vapor which is then inhaled. While some dry herb vaporizers have pre-set factory heat settings, others allow you to choose specific temperatures to vape at. You can release different cannabinoids and terpenes at different temperatures or choose a balance between flavor production and vapor production.
Using a dry herb vaporizer can appear quite daunting for new users, but they really are simple to master once you take the time to learn. You start by grinding your dry herbs to your desired consistency. Some people prefer a course grind while others like a fine grind. Next, pack them into the chamber or oven on your dry herb vaporizer. Once you activate your dry herb vaporizer and it reaches your desired temperature, you can start inhaling your vapor.
While some dry herb vaporizers are designed to vape multiple substances such as concentrates and oils, dry herb vaporizers explicitly designed for dry herbs usually work the best.
While the majority of dry herb vaporizers are designed to vaporize cannabis, other dry herbs can be used. Many people around the world enjoy utilizing their dry herb vaporizers for aromatherapy purposes.
Some of the popular dry herbs that people use for aromatherapy include lavender, chamomile, green tea, peppermint, etc. What type of dry herb you use in your dry herb vaporizer is ultimately up to you!
Oil vaporizers work in a different way than dry herb vaporizers because the material that you’re using is different to dry herbs. Most oil vaporizers contain similar elements as a dry herb vaporizer, including a battery, mouthpiece, and heating element. Still, they also usually contain a cartridge that you can load with your oil or concentrate.
The cartridge is loaded with your choice of oil or concentrate and is then heated by the power source, usually a rechargeable battery. Once the oil or concentrate reaches the point where it’s turned into a vapor, it is then inhaled via the mouthpiece.
The oil that is used inside an oil or concentrate vaporizer isn’t the same oil that you take orally, and it’s essential that you don’t try to vape oils designed to be ingested orally. They are made using ingredients that are specifically designed to be inhaled as a vapor, whereas oral oils are designed to be ingested.
Oil vaporizers are just as easy as dry herb vaporizers to use. While they may appear complicated, after one or two uses, you’ll be vaping like a professional in no time at all! Almost all cartridges are designed to be reused and refilled. You may want to wash them between uses if you use a variety of different oils or concentrates so that you don’t contaminate the flavor.
Ultimately, the type of vaporizer you choose will depend on what you plan on vaping the most. If you plan on vaping only dry herbs, then choosing a dry herb specific vaporizer would be best for you, and the same applies if you plan on vaping only oils.
However, if you like to switch between oils and dry herbs, then an oil and dry herb compatible vaporizer may be a great choice. Remember, most vaporizers do one thing well, or two things okay.
You should always choose a vaporizer that suits your needs and budget. If you overspend, you’re never going to be happy with your purchase. However, high-quality vaporizers really do produce a high-quality vaping experience. If you have any questions about either dry herb vaporizers or oil vaporizers, then please don’t hesitate to contact us at My Next Vape. Our friendly and professional team will be only too happy to assist you.
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