The Complete Guide To Dry Herb Vaporizers
In this long article, we'll be talking about some basic stuff you'll need to know about dry herb vaporizers. There are two types of dry herb vaporizers on the market, the desktop dry herb vaporizers, and the handheld dry herb vaporizers, we'll be focusing on the handheld version since they are easy to carry, cheap to buy and you can find them practically anywhere.
If you have any questions regarding purchasing your first dry herb vaporizer that this article had not been able to provide the answer to, feel free to contact us via email@example.com, we would love to help you out!
What Is A Dry Herb Vaporizer?
A dry herb vaporizer, as the name indicates, is a type of portable or desktop electrical heating vaporizer(or vape pen) that could ignite or "bake" any type of ground materials like tobacco or cannabis you put into the chamber of the vaporizer previously and inhale the smoke or vapor within some button clicks.
The dry herb vaporizer is designed for a healthier way to smoking(or vaping) the dry herb of your choice without combustion. Smoking tobacco and cannabis are the same in the old days, you'll need to roll the ground material in a cigarette-like shape joint or put them in a pipe or a bong and using a lighter or a match to light it and inhale.
The combustion of your dry herb will generate a lot of harmful materials that's been scientifically proven extremely bad for your throat and your lungs, at the end of the day bad for your health in general.
The harmful materials generated from dry herb combustion including but not limited to:
- Hydrogen cyanide
- Radioactive elements, such as uranium (see below)
- Carbon monoxide
Most of the dry herb vaporizers on the market are non-combustion, which means the psychoactive materials in dry herbs are not delivered to your body through burning and generating smoke, the dry herb will be heated in a controlled temperature chamber that's made from quartz or ceramic to vaporize the psychoactive materials and delivered to your system in a smokeless manner, so generally speaking, a dry herb vaporizer is the healthier solution for enjoying your favorite dry herb.
How Many Types Of Dry Herb Vaporizers Are Out There?
There are two types of dry herb vaporizers on the market, the heating coil type dry herb vaporizer, and the coilless dry herb vaporizers. These two works completely different, we'll break down the pros and cons of purchasing and using these two types vaporizers:
The Heating Coil Type Dry Herb Vaporizer
How Does It Work - The way this type of dry herb vaporizer works is quite simple, the heating mechanism of it is almost identical to a car lighter, it will feature a tube shape or spiral shape coil that's connected to the electrodes of the battery, so when you press the power button the coil will go into a controlled short-circuit mode and the coil will heat up, and when it heats up to around 300 degrees Fahrenheit you can see the coil becoming glowing red then ignite the ground material you placed in previously.
Pros - This is one of the most commonly seen types of dry herb vaporizers on the market and they are also very cheap to buy. A heating coil type dry herb vaporizers are generally a combination of a 510 thread dry herb atomizer and a 510 thread battery, as you probably know that 510 thread batteries are considered to be the universal battery for different types of atomizers for smoking dry herb, dabbing concentrates(wax, resin, shatter and more) and vaping THC/CBD oil, so having a 510 thread battery means you can take off the dry herb atomizer and slap on any atomizer to fulfill different needs.
Cons - The cons for using a heating coil type dry herb vaporizer is quite obvious, the mechanism for consuming the dry herb is the same when you use a pipe or a bong to smoke, it ignites the dry herb electrically and there will be combustion, all the harmful materials and additives as we mentioned above will be generated and inhale by users. It's also hard to control the temperature for heating coils(unless you're using a variable voltage 510 thread battery), so the smoke might be too hot for your throat and your lungs, and there will be visible smoke when you're using it, so it's not too concealable to smoke in public.
Further Reading: Everything You Need To Know: 510 Thread Batteries
The Coilless Dry Herb Vaporizer
How Does It Work - First thing first, the term "coilless" doesn't mean there is no heating coil inside this type of vaporizer, "coilless" means your dry herb won't be contacting the heating coil and get ignited by a coil.
The coilless dry herb vaporizer features either a ceramic or quartz chamber to store and "bake" your ground dry herb. The mechanism of a coilless dry herb vaporizer is quite like an oven, there will be a flat coil located on the bottom or a spiral coil surrounding the chamber.
Once the power is on, the coil will get into a controlled short-circuit mode and heat up the chamber, once the chamber is hot enough, the dry herb will be "baked" and the psychoactive materials will be release and vaporized.
Pros - It's a much healthier type of dry herb vaporizer comparing to the heating coil type since there is no combustion, there will be significantly less harmful materials in the vapor you inhale. A coilless dry herb vaporizer will feature multiple temperature settings so you can choose different settings for different types of dry herb, and the best thing is when you exhale, there will be little to no visible smoke, so if you're planning to vape in secrecy, a coilless dry herb vaporizer will be the best for you. Feature-wise, some of the vaporizers could be used for dabbing concentrates as well, the prices for concentrates are lowering by the day so it's really handy if your vaporizer is dual-function.
Cons - The prices for this type of dry herb vaporizer is higher than the heating coil type, the manufacturing process is more complicated and the materials(most of the vaporizers feature OLED screens to show the real-time temperature of the chamber) used for making this type of vaporizer is much higher. And there are feedbacks from our friends claiming the taste of "baked" dry herbs are not as good, some even said this type of vaporizer didn't provide them the "kick" that they want like smoking the dry herb directly from a pipe or a bong.
Just like buying a pipe or a bong, choosing a dry herb vaporizer depends on your preferences and budget. If you're new to this style of vaporizer, you can go with a heating coil type vaporizer first, try it out a few times, if that grows on you and you want to up your game a bit, then go with a coilless one! With the massive collection of vaporizers available on PuffingBird.com, You can't go wrong!
How To Use A Dry Herb Vaporizer?
For The Heating Coil Type Dry Herb Vaporizer - As we mentioned above, a heating coil type dry herb vaporizer is a combination of a 510 thread dry herb atomizer(or eGo thread) and a 510 thread battery, we'll be talking about how to use this combination in details:
Load It - First, screw the atomizer off from the battery, then screw the top of the atomizer off, put grounded dry herb material into the chamber of the atomizer, use a toothpick or the tweezer that comes with the vaporizer to press the materials tight, but not too tight, leave enough space for air to get through the cracks, there are some atomizers that feature a spring-loaded pedal to push the materials tight.
Power On, Select Voltage - After you're done with packing the materials into the chamber, screw it back onto the battery then press the power button five times rapidly to turn it on, then press the power button three times to select the voltage output, you'll need the voltage to reach 3.5v~4v for best performance.
Inhale&Enjoy - Once you selected the voltage, the dry herb vaporizer will start working, it takes about 30 seconds to 60 seconds for the coil to get hot enough to ignite the dry herbs, all you'll need to do is inhale and enjoy! Please note that different dry herb vaporizers from different brands feature various heating duration time.
For Coilless Dry Herb Vaporizers - This type of vaporizer is easier to load and vape than the heating coil type, most of them feature a removable mouthpiece or cap which you can take it off and load the ground material in with ease.
Load It - Take the cap (or the mouthpiece) off the vaporizer, put the ground material into the heating chamber, use a toothpick or tweezer to pack the materials tightly then put the cap back onto the vaporizer.
Power On And Select The Temperature For Vaping - Unlike the 510 thread batteries which you can only select the voltage output, most of the coilless dry herb vaporizers feature adjustable temperature settings, press the power button five times to turn the device on and then press the power three times rapidly to select the temperature. Please note that dry herb vaporizers made by different brands might have minor differences when it comes to operating, read the manual, or ask your vendor if you can't get it right.
Inhale&Enjoy - It takes less than 60 seconds for the device to get to the temperature you set earlier, all you need to do is inhale and enjoy!
How Much Does A Dry Herb Vaporizer Cost?
Just like when it comes to choosing a pipe or a bong, the prices for dry herb varies depends on the built quality, functionalities, and warranty policies. For the 510 thread dry herb atomizer and 510 thread battery combination dry herb vaporizers, they are usually priced for $15~$50, for the coilless dry herb vaporizers, the prices will be ranging from $30~$100+.
Some branded dry herb vaporizers can cost more than $200. If you know the basic mechanism of how a dry herb vaporizer works you'll understand they practically work the same, so if you are not very kine to buying a certain brand we would not suggest buying a dry herb vaporizer that costs more than $150.
If you have friends that use dry herb vaporizer to smoke, you can always try theirs first, do some comparison before buying.
Where To Buy Dry Herb Vaporizers?
There are two platforms that you could buy a dry herb vaporizer from, a local smoke shop or an online headshop.
List Of The Best Dry Herb Vaporizers In 2020
KHAN Dry Herb Vaporizer
The Khan is a dry herb vaporizer from Mig Vapor, in case the name seems strange. It is a simple-looking device with a top-loading chamber, and a tiny LED screen at its base. The entire device is quite small, fitting into any hand with ease. The Khan has a glass top cap/mouthpiece that fits snug over the 14mm in diameter heating chamber (0.55 inches).
The snake comes on both color options of the Khan, Thunder Red (gold-plated), and Onyx Black (silver-plated). The one thing that gives away the Khan as a vaporizer is its LED display. The screen is small, and the circular firing button underneath turns on the device and allows for precision temperature control.
There are no other buttons. Click the power button a certain amount of times to put the device into temperature control mode, but more about that later. Without the LED, it would be hard to guess what the Khan is really.
The Khan for a limited time comes with a FREE Balanced PYREX Glass Bubbler. The Bubbler has a stainless metal threaded bottom balanced and attached to pure glass, that screws into the device with the precision of a swiss watch. Making your sessions cool to the mouth and lungs.
Aerospace Aluminum Body
Pyrex Glass Mouthpiece & Bubbler
Isolated Air Path
14mm 1/2 Gram Ceramic Chamber
Haptic Feedback on Heat up
25 Second Heat Time
302°-464°F Temperature Range
5 Clicks on, 3 Second Click for Temperature Settings, 1 Click to change 1°, Hold for 50°
5 Minute Session
In The Box
1 KHAN vaporizer
1 Glass mouthpiece
1 Glass bubbler/water filter
1 Cleaning Brush
1 USB Charging Cable
1 Alcohol Wipe
1 User Manual
Herb-e Dry Herb Vaporizer
Looking for the best portable around? Herb-E micro dry herb vaporizer is sleek and discreet in design to offer the portability you need to vape herbs where you want. Functionality is essential, and with simple controls, aerospace aluminum chamber, and metal body wrapped in carbon fiber, this micro vape pen is all you'll need to enjoy your herbs.
Having a choice is important to us at Mig Vapor, and with that our device offers a dual-mode to give you options for how you want to vape. Choose the happy yellow eye mode for a more relaxed experience or go all out with angry red eye mode and get the most out of the device. We know you want ease-of-use, and with 5 clicks on and off along with flashing lights to inform you when it's ready, getting into the vape is faster than ever. Need to switch modes hold the button for 5 seconds, and your back in the vape. Simple and fast anyone can do it. With our patented 2 piece mouthpiece. The HERB-E will provide you with the easiest cleaning of a vaporizer yet. With power and form factor you can not go wrong with our HERB-E Vaporizer.
-1200mAh rechargeable battery
-Up to 10 uses before recharging is required
-Portable and small
-2 modes: Happy Yellow Eyes for relaxed experience; Angry Red Eyes to get the most out of Herb-E
-Simple, easy to clean, easy to use
1 x HERB-E Micro Vaporizer
1 x Pair of tweezers to remove the inside mouthpiece
3 x Pipe Cleaners to clean the chamber
1 x Alcohol Wipe for external cleaning
1 x Manual and Warranty Registration
Penguin 2.0 Dry Herb Vaporizer
The Penguin 2.0 dry herb vaporizer, as the name indicates, it is the second generation of the Penguin dry herb vaporizer series.
Comparing to the first generation Penguin dry herb vaporizer, the second generation has some major improvements including a larger ceramic heating chamber, the temperature adjustments are more accurate and the heating process is much faster and it also keeps the temperature longer and more stable.
It features a whopping 2200 mAh battery which is very uncommon for devices at this size, bigger battery means more hits with one charge, making it the perfect companion when you are planning to go outdoors and don't want to bring another power bank just for charging your dry herb vaporizer!
The mouthpiece is magnetically connected to the body and the orientation of the mouthpiece can be changed in both directions, pretty neat!
* Portable Size
* 14mm Ceramic Chamber
* Magnetic Mouthpiece
* Fast Heating ( within 30s)
* 5 Temperature Settings
* Battery Level Indicator
* Automatic Power-Off
Heating Chamber: Full Ceramic
Battery Capacity: 2200mah
Temp. Range: 356℉- 428℉
Vaporizer Size: 104x31x22mm
Package Size: 120x70x50mm
1* Penguin Vaporizer 2.0
1* USB cable
1* User Manual
JEDI Dry Herb Vaporizer
The JEDI is definitely one of the coolest designed dry herb vaporizers on the market!
The metal tube body design is based on the lightsaber that Jedis used in the movie series Star Wars which is awesome for Star Wars fans.
Not only the good looks that will make the JEDI stand out, but it also features a large 14mm ceramic chamber which is big enough for you to stash quite a lot of ground materials in, available for multiple hits!
The JEDI dry herb vaporizer features a built-in 2500mAh battery, sure can last for more than one day's use(we're talking about heavy using here) before it needs to be recharged.
How To Use The JEDI Dry Herb Vaporizer
Turning It On/Off - Simple Press the button 5 times then the dry herb vaporizer will start to heat, and once it reaches the temperature you set previously the button light will turn green and vibrate, it will be continuing heating for 5 minutes! To turn it off, simply press the power button 5 times again.
Setting The Temperature - The large temperature display is located below the power button, after turning the dry herb vaporizer on, press and hold the power button for 3 secs then the temperature digits will start flashing, then when you press(or hold it longer to increase the temperature 50 degrees) the power button to increase the temperature by 1 degree.
14mm Ceramic Chamber
Real temperature control
2500mAh 18650 battery
5 Minutes of Heating
Breathing LED Light
1* JEDI Vaporizer
1x Glass Mouthpiece
1* USB cable
1x Alcohol pad
1* User manual
Elven Dry Herb Vaporizer
The Elven dry herb vaporizer is an easy to use, durable device which allows you to vape your favorite dry herb anywhere and anytime you want!
Just like it's cousin the JEDI dry herb vaporizer, this vaporizer features a large ceramic chamber that you can pack a huge amount of ground materials in for multiple hits.
The Elven dry herb vaporizer features 5 settings for temperature ranging from 356 to 428, which is super easy to select the right temperature for different types of herb and the built-in battery is a 2500mAh 18650 battery that only needs to be recharged after 12 times of use!
How To Use The Elven Dry Herb Vaporizer
Turning It On/Off - Simple Press the button 5 times then the dry herb vaporizer will start to heat, and once it reaches the temperature you set previously the button light will turn green and it will be continuing heating for 4 minutes! To turn it off, simply press the power button 5 times again.
14mm Ceramic Chamber
Real temperature control
2500mAh 18650 battery
4 minutes of Heating
1* Elven Dry Herb Vaporizer
1x Glass Mouthpiece
1* USB Cable
1x Alcohol Pad
1* User Manual