Dry Herb Vaporisers
Dry herb or loose-leaf vaporisers are becoming more and more popular here in the UK. For those people who have been considering a vape specifically to use with dry herb we have out together some information to help you understand the benefits and uses to help you make an informed decision.
What is a Dry Herb Vaporiser?
A dry herb or loose-leaf vaporiser is an alternative to smoking that allows all the benefits of the flower without the risks that come attached to smoking. There are two types of loose-leaf vaporisers, table top and portable. Table top vaporisers tend to be fairly bulky and need to be connected to a power source, therefore they are most often used in the comfort of your own home. Whereas a portable device is similar to many e cigarettes in that it has a self-contained battery that needs recharging periodically, meaning it can be used while out and about.
How Does it Work?
Table top and portable vaporisers usually have different heating methods. Table top devices commonly utilise convection heating, bet you weren’t expecting a science lesson in this blog! Convection heating refers to a way of heating a material without direct contact, in this case, usually using steam or hot air. This passes through the material inside, heating it enough to form a vapour but not enough to cause combustion, this vapour can then be inhaled.
Many table top devices allow the user to choose the temperate, meaning you can choose the specific temperature you need to isolate certain cannabinoids or terpenes, allowing you to tailor the vapour to your own needs.
Portable vaporisers typically utilise conduction heating, meaning you put your materials into the ‘oven’ section of the vaporiser and the walls of the oven will heat the flower until it is volatile enough to create a vapour, but not to the point of burning.
Because portable vaporisers are usually quite small and designed to be handheld, they will usually come with several different pre-set temperature options. When looking for a portable vaporiser it is a good idea to look for one that uses sensor technology, which allows it to sense movement. This allows the device to cool down enough to stop the heating process between pulls, this will help you get the most out of the materials you use it with as they will not be constantly heated therefore producing vapour that is lost between pulls.
Why Would You use a Dry Herb Vaporiser?
A dry herb vaporiser eliminates the need for smoking, making the inhalation process much safer and healthier, especially for those mixing tobacco with their materials before smoking. Vaporisers also offer the user more control, as the different temperature setting mean you can isolate different cannabinoids and terpenes that vaporise at different temperatures.
Many people also find that there is a far superior flavour with vaping, and the benefits can be felt more than with other forms of consumption. Vaping is one of, if not the most, effective and fastest way to absorb cannabinoids.
The PAX 2 offers the user 4 different temperature options and heats materials evenly, while still providing a cool inhale. The PAX 3 not only allows you to vaporise dry herb but also concentrates and allows 5 different heat settings with a heat up time of between 15 and 22 seconds. You can also allows the user to connect the device to a smartphone via Bluetooth and using the PAX app you can create custom heat settings to further benefit from your loose leaf.
Both devices utilise motion sensors and will even put themselves in standby mode if they are left on but idle for too long. To learn more about the PAX range check out this blog post!
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