What is A Dried Flower Vaporizer?
These devices heat up dried cannabis flower to create a vapour from the plant material. During this process the flavours and aromas are extracted, and users can inhale the vapour to enjoy their cannabis. While there are certain types of vaporizers that use cannabis extract in a cartridge, these vaporizers work with dried cannabis flower placed into a chamber.
Types of Dried Flower Vaporizers
There are two main types of dried flower vaporizers, portable (e.g.. PAX vaporizers) and desktop (e.g. Volcano vaporizers).
Portable vaporizers are lightweight and perfect to bring with you on-the-go in your pocket or purse. These typically hold a small amount of dried flower and are best used solo.
Desktop versions are larger in size and generally need to be plugged into a power source. Most people use this type of vaporizer at home as it can hold a larger amount of cannabis. They also tend to be more suitable for longer sessions or sharing.
How Do They Work?
Dried flower vaporizers heat up the cannabis buds in the chamber to create the vapour. There are two different methods to do this: conduction and convection.
Conduction uses direct contact to heat the herb inside the chamber. Conduction heated vaporizers usually include an open flame heating plate that combusts the flower into vapour.
On the other hand, convection heating vaporizers use gas or liquid to expedite the movement of heat. The hot air circulates in the chamber each time you take a hit. This method does not combust the plant matter. Convection is considered the optimal option for vaporizing dried flower because it’s less likely than conduction to overheat the chamber.
Benefits of Dried Flower Vaporizers
Some of the benefits of dried flower vaporizers include better taste because the flower is being vaporized instead of burned, a weaker smell that makes usage more discreet, and environmental friendliness as the only waste is left over cannabis, which is naturally biodegradable.
Grinding the dried flower will help create a consistent result when heat is applied. Finely ground flower that isn’t too tightly packed will work best.
Try different temperatures based on the strain you’re vaporizing. Do your research to see what the optimal temperature is for the strain you’ll be consuming.
Dried flower vaporizers can be a user-friendly way to consume cannabis and help you enjoy the effects of the plant. Check out the COVE™ blog for more great cannabis content.