The Essentials of Herbal Vaping

Updated on November 12, 2019

Wannabe vaping enthusiasts often avert back from owning any vaping gear. Not because they don’t want to vape but because they fear the lack of proper knowledge.

As is true with any piece of equipment, the right knowledge can enhance your experience while the incomplete can turn it into a disaster.

In this article, we shall be discussing the essentials of herbal vaping. And of course, how to operate these essentials to get the best experience.

Dry Herb Vaporizer

When it comes to vaping dry herbs, you need more specialized pieces of equipment. Not all vaporizers are suitable for dry herb vaping. In fact, the market is full of vaporizers that can work with wax and concentrates but not dry herbs.

As a result, the most common type of vaporizer sought by vaping enthusiasts is the portable type. And portable type vaporizers are usually not equipped with high-power batteries.

Since dry herbs contain resins, it requires high temperatures to pull out these resins and evaporate them. That is why the most suitable vaporizer for dry herb vaping is a desktop type of vaporizer.

  • Desktop vs Portable Vaporizers

Desktop vaporizers offer much more power and factor for vaping experience, whereas portable ones are suitable for the on-the-go vaping experience. With desktop vaporizers, you get to choose from a direct draw and balloon-type delivery of vapors, while almost all the portable vaporizers usually offer direct draw-type vaping experience.

What you need to look for in a vaporizer when buying for dry herb vaping is the reputation of the brand and after-sale support they offer. For example, Storz & Bickel is one of the most reputable brands when it comes to buying desktop vaporizers. Their state of the art technology and design elements make them perfect for vaping sessions for your high-quality dry herb.

Herb Grinder

The second piece of essential equipment that you’d need for best vaping experience is a dry herb grinder. Since the most important factor that affects vapor density and volume is the surface area it makes a grinder indispensable for perfect vaping sessions.

With large buds of herbs, the surface area remains low, which does not properly extract the resins out of the herbs. Therefore you need to find a suitable herb grinder that can finely grind your herbs for efficient vapor production.

Let us understand some of the common types of grinders that are available in the market.

  • Acrylic Grinders

Acrylic grinders are one of the most popular ones that are frequently bought by vaping and smoking enthusiasts. The simplest reason that can be quoted is they are cheap to buy. But these grinders are not the most durable ones. The teeth of acrylic type grinders are easily worn off and therefore they don’t last that long. What you need to be looking for in an acrylic type grinder is the availability of multiple chambers and magnetic heads to improve the usability and life of the grinder, respectively.

  • Metal Grinders

Another popular material used for making grinders is stainless steel. These metal type grinders offer much longer life-span as compared to the acrylic ones. Since the teeth are also made out of metal, they are not easily prone to wear and tear. Reputable brands such as Sharpstone Herb Grinder offer high-quality metal grinders with multiple chambers to store your stash when you are not vaping. Moreover, you can also choose from beautiful designs and textured patterns that give you a perfect aesthetic enhancement for your vaping equipment.

  • Wooden Grinders

These are the most aesthetically beautiful type of grinders available in the market. Having said that, they are also the least durable and can interfere with the flavors of your herbs. Moreover, some of the grinders are painted with toxic colors and vinyl which can be harmful to your health.

Loading Apparatus

The next thing you’d need for a sophisticated vaping experience is a loading apparatus. Also known as a dabbing tool, a loading tool is nothing else than a spatula, specifically designed to load your finely ground dry herb into the vaporizer. Then again you can choose from acrylic, metal or wooden type loading tools. There isn’t much affect that these materials can lay on the flavors of your dry herb. The only thing that matters is the loading capacity of the tool that you choose. You need to choose the one that closely matches the capacity that your vaporizer can hold.

Vaping is surely an alternative to smoking and offers a harmless experience. But with the right type of equipment and essentials, you can enhance your vaping experience and a much more relaxed vaping session.

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