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How to Properly Use a Dry Herb Vaporizer

Vaporizers are a great way to ingest your dry herbs, but how can you use one? This guide explains how to properly use a dry herb vaporizer.

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Is there anything better than enjoying the taste and vibe of your favourite dry herb? We didn’t think so. 

Vaporizers are a great way to ingest your dry herbs, but how can you use one? There is more to it than stuffing several buds of your preferred flower into a device, however.

Allow our guide to explain how to properly use a dry herb vaporizer and why it could quickly become your new go-to. 

What Exactly Is A Dry Herb Vaporizer?

Dry herb vaporizers heat up your dry herb (also known as “flower”) in its raw bud form. How? The vaporizer has an oven chamber that will heat the dry herb to release a vapour. This is the vapour you inhale. 

Dry herb vaporizers come in a variety of styles. They can appear like a typical vape pen or more like a cartridge with a space to insert your dry herb. Many are designed with portability, style and discretion in mind, so you can enjoy your dry herb anywhere without worry. 

Selecting Your Dry Herb Vaporizer

Selecting the best dry herb vaporizer might seem like a daunting task, but rest assured, it’s worth the time to weigh your options.

First, consider your goals. Do you want to be able to enjoy your herb vaporizer on the go? You’ll want to look for a smaller, more portable device.

Maybe you’re all about performance. Consider a desktop dry herb vaporizer or a volcano hybrid like this Storz & Bickel vaporizer for maximum effect and enjoyment. 

Not looking to draw attention? Many vaporizers feature a minimalist, discreet design. Finally (but rather importantly), consider your budget.

There are many powerful, budget-friendly devices out there just like there are dry herb devices for every need

The Daily Grind: Grinding Your Dry Herb Properly

You’ve got your dry herb. Check.

You’ve got your dry herb vaporizer. Check.

Now, before you load your vaporizer with fresh flower, it’s important to take a moment to properly grind your dry herb.

That means investing in a solid dry herb grinder. You might be thinking you have a set of perfectly positioned fingers for the job. For the best experience, however, let the grinder take over.

It will sift through all the lesser herb leaving you with your best daily grind. 

Take Your Temperature: Heating Your Dry Herb to Perfection

Does learning about dry herb vaporizers feel like a whole lot of science? That’s because it is.

And, just like in science, temperature matters. It can affect everything from your dry herb’s potency to its taste. How, though?

Think of the way you boil water. At a certain temperature, steam begins to form. As your water approaches the boiling point, the steam will become more prevalent.

When it comes to your vaporizer, that steam is the lovely vapour you will inhale. 

The ideal temperature for your dry herb is around 338 degrees Fahrenheit (170 degrees Celsius). That’s when you will activate those lovely, potent cannabinoids without burning your flower. It loosens up the leaves’ oils, too, for maximum flavour.

Unsure how to gauge your temperature? Many top-rated dry herb vaporizers have digital temperature settings.  

Breathe In: The Best Way to Inhale 

Your herb is feeling hot, hot, hot and you’re ready to relax. Before you inhale, let’s talk about how inhaling from a dry herb vaporizer is different from traditional methods

Seasoned vapour-enthusiasts know that vapour feels different in the lungs than smoke. That means you’ll want to pay attention to how you breathe to make sure you get the most from your dry herb. 

Allow your vaporizer to heat up to its perfect temperature (see above) and prime your vaporizer by giving it several gentle puffs. This will warm it up. From there, draw the vapour into your lungs and release it in a smooth exhale.

That’s all there is to it.

Taking Proper Care of Your Dry Herb Vaporizer

Well, maybe that’s not all there is to it. Now that you’ve selected the best dry herb vaporizer, know how to prepare your flower for your device, the best temperature to heat it to, and how to inhale it comfortably, you’re well on your way. 

Like anything, you’ll need to dedicate yourself to maintaining your dry herb vaporizer so you can enjoy it for many sessions to come. 

First (and this should go without saying, shouldn’t it?), keep your dry herb vaporizer clean. That means your vaporizer’s oven, yes, but it also means the rest of the device, too.

Take the time to take your dry herb vaporizer apart to clean each piece individually. Keep cotton swabs and isopropyl alcohol in your medicine cabinet for easy access.

Chat with the Experts in Dry-Herb Vaporizers

Hi Dry Herb is New Zealand’s premium retailer of dry herb vaporizers, grinders, and accessories. We’ve got an extensive range of tried-and-tested personal vaporizers from global brands. We’ve also got the experience and know-how to help you select the best dry herb vaporizer for your needs.

Looking for a new adventure? We’ll help you discover your next favourite flower, glassware, paper, hookah, wax vaporizer, grinders, storage solutions, herbs, and even skincare.

Give us a call, drop us a note, or stop by our store in Addington just minutes from Christchurch. We’d love to answer your questions.

What are you waiting for then? We’ll get you all set up and prepared to enjoy the most delightful dry herb sessions for days and days to come. 

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