Begginers Guide to Vaping

28 Jul

A fairly recent addition to the mediums of consuming herb is the vaporizers. All shapes, all sizes, all colors, with all kinds of portability ranging from stationery vapes to the most discrete vapes which no one will ever know are there. Vapes work by heating wax/oil, herbs and tobacco at preset temperatures starting at 284°F. The product is then converted into vapor – a healthier, toxin-free alternative to combustion which is the most common way of smoking ( Temperature at around 446°F).

Instead of combustion, vaporizers work by conduction or convective heating. With conduction, dry herbs or oils are placed on a heated surface, such as a solid or mesh screen. That plate is then heated to the perfect vaporization temperature and vapor begins to form. With the convective approach, a newcomer to the vape industry albeit, your herbs don’t need to come in contact with a screen or plate. Instead, the air is heated, and once the perfect temperature is reached is moved by a fan or through inhalation to the area where your herb is located.

As stated above vapes nowadays have evolved so much so that it has changed the industry. It fits your needs like a mold. If you’re an at home smoker, we have for you the standard stationery vaporizer, there are two ways the vapor is delivered: whip-style and bag-style. “Whip” basically means there’s a tube attached to the main chamber and a mouthpiece for inhalation, while the bag style has a plastic bag attachment that gets filled with vapor, and then removed for inhalation. For example, the Volcano Vaporizer is a bag style vape, which we’re sure you’ve heard unless you’ve been living under a rock this whole time.

If you find yourself needing a discrete device to take a few tokes every now and again, we have for you portable vapes!  Portability is king , so many companies have made the switch to portable vaporizers. From compact vape pens to the slightly more bulky portable vaporizer, this category has been gaining extreme traction with smokers. We’d recommend the ultra portable Pax  Vaporizer line which looks like an external battery or mp3 player. One of the most discrete vapes on the market today.

Now we know the types of vapes, let’s find out what are the different components of a portable vaporizer. First, there’s the heating chamber or atomizer, which is the part that actually vaporizes your product. There are two parts to the atomizer: the housing and the coil. The two housing types are steel and ceramic, steel being more affordable while ceramic is higher quality, outlasts the former, and allows for better heat regulation.

The different coil types include wick, ceramic, pancake, and finally True Vaporizers. Wicks are made of cotton and are generally found in e-liquid pens, although they’ve started to allow for dry herbs in more recent years. Ceramic wicks are basically heating wire wrapped around a ceramic cylinder, while pancake coils work like an electric stove-top; the entirety of the coil is at the bottom of the atomizer. The donut coil doesn’t use wire, but instead a ceramic disk, and is great for producing both high and longer-lasting temps. Lastly, the True Vaporizer works with convection style heating and doesn’t have an exposed coil, which works like an oven-style heating system. Other parts of the portable vaporizer include a battery or energy source, and a filter, which cools the air and makes the vapor perfect for from 

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