Are you a newbie to vaporizing?
It’s okay, because I was too and everyone was new at this at some point in their lives.
Are you interested in purchasing a dry herb vaporizer, but not sure exactly how much you should be spending on your purchase? Not sure what option would be the best fit for you?
Dry Herb Vaporizers continue to be the more popular option rather than wax vapes because of the convenience, the taste and a there’s plenty of variety from portable, desktop and pens.
Keep in mind before purchasing a vaporizer that not all dry herb vapes also vaporize wax and vise versa.
First, let’s start out with what price range you’re interested in staying at, then we can begin to discuss what my top pick of dry herb/wax vapes based within the 3 different budgets.
So let’s get it started…
Top Pick for price ranging from $100 to $150:
The Hippie 2.0
Priced at $129 – This vaporizer is for dry herbs and you may vaporize wax when you upgrade your order with the wax cup insert, which is sold separately.
Sleek design, glass mouthpiece included and ceramic chamber for great quality vapor and taste. Easy to use settings with just the click of one button and almost no maintenance is necessary. 5 different heating settings to choose from at 356 F – 428 F temperature scale. High battery power, Micro USB charging and removable battery. Hippie Vaporizer also includes a 2 year warranty, which you can find more information and purchase at hippievaporizer.com.
Top Pick for price ranging from $150-$200
Priced at $179 – This dry herb vaporizer may also vaporize wax when you purchase the wax cup insert separately. You may have heard of this vaporizer as being the “Pax Killer” or maybe you might wonder if this is something Apple was involved in… nope!
Apollo has come out with the thinnest, sleekest dry herb vaporizer on the market as well as the first ever water resistant and smell proof vaporizer while secured inside of the new Xs Shell (sold separately). The AirVape Xs has a glass mouthpiece and ceramic chamber for great quality vapor and taste. 1.3 inch display screen and easy to use settings, which you may select your exacted desired temperature from 200F – 428F using the up and down arrow buttons. A combination of convection and conduction heating for maximum performance.
Decent battery power for being it’s small and sleek size and Micro USB rechargeable unit. Apollo also offers a limited lifetime warranty including battery replacement of up to 6 months of purchase, which you can find more information and purchase at https://airvapeusa.com.
Pick for price ranging from $200-$250
Haze Dual V3
Priced at $249 – Haze Vaporizers introduces the Dual Chamber Vaporizer, compatible with all material types such as dry herbs, e-liquids, wax and thick concentrates.
Durable product with enhanced stainless steel Heater Seal on the door. Mouthpiece conveniently can be sued at any level for extra discreetness. 4 usable dry herb settings which are, 365F, 380F, 390F and 415F. Which you may vaporize your dry herbs at all 4 temperature settings and oil.wax at the top 2 temperature settings. This vape does include LED temperature setting display, comes with a stainless steel and glass mouthpiece. Long lasting rechargeable and changeable batteries.
Haze Vaporizers offers a 10 year warranty, which you can find more information and purchase at hazevaporizers.com.
General Vaporizer Questions
What does vaping mean?
“Vaping” is the purest method of smoking that there is.
Vaping causes the least harm to your body. By vaping, you are greatly minimizing your risk of becoming ill since you’re no longer inhaling disgusting toxins and residue.
What is a Vaporizer?
By Google definition – a Vaporizer is a device that turns a liquid into vapor. However, dry herbs are not a liquid, so how does that work?
This smoking device heats up the dry herb at a degree before combustion (burning), which eliminates the harmful effects associated with traditional smoking. Vaporizers utilize a atomizer or a cartomizer to heat up the substance while producing pure vapor without that other harmful junk included.
All different type of Vaporizers?
There are many different types of vaporizers and the choice is all by what your personal preference would be in terms of price, convenience and performance.
There is portable vapes, desktop vapes and vape pens. Some vapes can only vaporize dry herbs, some wax, some can vaporize both or all materials.
Is it difficult to vaporize?
It shouldn’t be difficult if you have the right equipment! It really just depends on which vaporizer you choose and my top picks generally have very easy to use settings. The most difficult with many vaporizers is just keeping up with cleaning it and picking a vape that is pretty easy to clean often.
How do I clean my vaporizer?
This also depends on the vaporizer that you have, but most portable vaporizers require very little maintenance and usually come with a cleaning kit and how to use it. Most glass and mouthpieces soak in alcohol for a couple of hours, then air dry. Then you’d use your tools in your cleaning kit to clean out the chamber. If you’re using your vaporizer daily, I would recommend cleaning about once per week.
Is there benefits to vaping rather than traditional smoking?
Absolutely. With this upgraded method, you’re no longer inhaling harmful substances such as carbon-monoxide, tar and other nasty toxins which are very harmful to your body. Vaping is also much more discreet than traditional smoking.
Is a vaporizer the same as a bong?
No, a bong still relies on combustion heating by burning the material, unlike vaporizers that heat the herb before combustion. Combustion may result in the release of harmful toxins which is similar to traditional smoking.
Does a vaporizer smell while using it?
There isn’t much smell to it while vaporizing especially compared to traditional smoking. Just be aware that there is a light scent and conscious of your surroundings while vaporizing.
If you’re out and about and have your vape in your pocket, I would recommend keeping your vape secured in a smell proof carrying case.
Should I grind the herbs before vaping?
We would recommend grinding your herbs to get the best results, however just be cautious to not grind the herbs too fine depending on what vaporizer you are using. By grinding the herb, you’re creating smaller particles, which will increase the surface of the herb in contact with the vapor. Vapor will come through easier and more aromatic and as a result, you’ll have a nice and crisp flavor. This also prevents any waste of material and you’ll notice more vapor being produced.
What is the best temperature to vaporize at?
This really depends on the type of herb you’re using and how dry the herb is.
Generally, most vaporizers perform best set between 335 and 420 degrees Fahrenheit. The lower the temperature, you will notice less vapor being produced, but you won’t go through your material as quickly. At higher temperatures, you’ll notice more vapor being produced, but will go through the material a tad bit quicker.
What is the difference between conduction and convection heating?
Conduction based vaporizers heat the material directly through contact with a metal plate or heating element.
Convection based vaporizers heat the material indirectly by blowing hot air to them and extracting the flavors from the material. Convection based vapes are becoming more preferred because it seems to provide a better flavor, but they are a bit more expensive than conduction based vapes.
How to increase vapor production?
Remember that by vaporizing, you’re eliminating 90% of the smoke, so do not expect a huge smoke cloud compared to when you would be burning the material. By grinding your herbs, packing the chamber tightly and increasing the temperature you’re vaporizing at, you will notice an increase in vapor production.