Dry Herb Vaporizer Definition - Very simply, it is a vaporizer that is used for vaporizing dry herbs. What is a vaporizer? To give a quick recap, a vaporizer is an electronic device that is used to heat either herb or some other product like oil or wax. A vaporizer device defined as "Dry Herb" is intended for use with dry herbs. Also known as herbal vapes, whatever the variation, they come in different sizes and functional ability. But there are two main differences that everyone should be aware of. True Vaporization models versus Combustion Vapes.
Combustion versus Convection - the single, biggest difference that can exist between any two herb vaporizers
Technology finally meets smoking buds and you can now cruise down the snow filled mountain and get your smoke on with the press of a button. We say get your smoke on because with combustion style vaporizers, you are performing the act of vaping, but the process going on inside the heating chamber is the equivalent of what happens when smoking a pipe. In a combustion vape, the herbs inside the heating chamber are exposed to a coil that will get super hot. The direct touch of the super hot coil with ignite and burn the herbs, aka combust them and eventually turn them to ash. This process is preferred by many users, but just like smoking a bowl, as the herbs are burned, the chemical composition changes and more carcinogens are produced opposed to true vaping. In addition you will have the same smoke clouds, although it is still more discreet than a pipe and definitely more discreet than a rolled jay or blunt. Plus pressing a button is far more convenient than other smoking methods.
True Vaporization is the healthier way to smoke and instead of the herbs being in contact with a flame or hot coil, they are heated by the touch of hot air. During True Vaporization, the buds are roasted and baked similar to what happens in a convection oven. As the herb heat, the aromas are lifted without denaturing the actual herbs. The aromas are lifted out of the vaporizer in the form of vapor as you take a pull from the mouthpiece. The vapor is lighter than smoke, it will dissippate quickly and will not smell as much. The higher the temperature, the thicker the vapor, and the longer you vape the herbs, the further you will break them down.