Vaporizers are the latest technological development in smoking herbs and tobacco. Vapes are efficient and discreet by turning dry herbs or concentrate into flavourful, potent vapour. While vaporizers are widely available, most options don’t give users the freedom to adjust the temperature. Only high-end dry herb vaporizers have a temperature gauge, giving users the optimal burning point.
The temperature depends on what substance you are smoking. Fortunately, many of the options available at Shisha Glass allow users to optimise their vaporizer to their smoking preference.
In this article, we will discuss the optimal burning temperature for both dry herbs and concentrates, as well as the best options for high-quality vaporizers available in Australia.
What is a Dry Herb Vaporizer?
A dry herb Vaporizer converts plant matter into potent vapour instantly. The smoke is inhaled immediately after combustion, and the vaporizer cools off. Vaporizers are a complete unit, ready to be enjoyed at a moment’s notice. There is no need for a lighter or matches.
Vapes are available in many different varieties, such as pens, portable vaporizers, and desktop vaporizers. They all consist of a battery, a heating system, a cartridge, and a mouthpiece.
How do Vaporizers Work?
Vaporizers are incredibly easy to use. The substance is loaded into a cartridge; upon pressing a button or taking a hit, the herb is vaporized, and the user can inhale the smoke. Vapour is delivered either in a balloon or direct hit (whip).
Convection Vaporizers vs. Conduction Vaporizers
The herb or oil in the cartridge is vaporized using either a convective or conductive heating system. If you are looking for a vaporizer, differentiating the heating mechanism is one of the most important factors to consider.
Conductive heating – Using a heated plate to vaporize the smoking matter. Conductive heating systems can be temperature controlled, but the plate is measured rather than the entire chamber.
Convective heating – The matter does not come in contact directly with the heat source, rather the air in the chamber is heated, and the user is notified when the desired temperature is reached.
Finding the Optimal Temperature For Your Vaporizer
Controlling the heat on your vaporizer is the single most significant advantage over traditional combustion methods such as smoking a joint or pipe. Lighting a bong load of herbs on fire is effective, but much is wasted in the process.
The Best Temperature for Vaping Herbs
Finding the perfect temperature to vaporize dry herbs depends on the user. To experience the effects without scorching your herb, you want to vaporize in the range of 157 – 221 degrees Celsius. Anything below the threshold won’t activate the compounds, and temperatures above will waste herb.
You will have a much more flavourful experience on the low end of the spectrum, but the effects will be less intense. 200-221 degrees Celsius will effectively activate the compounds creating a more intense ride but some of the aromatic terpenes won’t be as distinct. Its also worth mentioning that the hotter the setting, the hotter the smoke. Vapourizing above 200 degrees Celsius can be too harsh for beginners and result in excessive coughing.
What About Herbal Concentrate?
Modern vaporizers do much more than just convert dry herbs into potent vapour; oil cartridges and other concentrates can also be used. More heat is required to activate the compounds in concentrates effectively, but each type of concentrate contains different compounds. The ideal temperature will fall between 232 and 315 degrees Celsius, but the same principle used with dry herbs can be applied to concentrates. Lower temps equal better taste, higher temps equal more intense experience.
Again, the exact temperature is up to you. If you have a terpene-rich oil or you are just starting to vape botanical concentrates, you may want to set your vape to the low end of the spectrum. But if you are looking for the maximum effects, turn it up and experience your concentrates full potential.
How to Choose a Temperature Controlled Dry Herb Vaporizer
Shisha Glass has a variety of temperature-controlled vaporizers perfect for a first-time user or veteran smoker. The most significant difference in our selection is mobility. We have portable vapes ideal for on the go, and desktop vaporizers for in-home use.
Our selection of portable vaporizers consists of the best brands in the game. These are not disposable vapes you will find at your local corner store, our vaporizers are top of the line, and the proof is in vapour quality.
One of our favourites is the Arizer Solo. The vaporizer is equipped with seven temperature settings and utilizes a convectional heating system.
The OG vape is the Volcano Vaporizer. We currently carry the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer, which allows for digital heat control and even an app so you can adjust the temperature from your smartphone.
Shisha Glass is Your Number One Option for High-End Dry Herb Vaporizers
Controlling the temperature of your vaporizer is the most significant advantage vapes have to offer. Whether you are looking to enjoy the taste or looking for the most intense effects possible, our selection of temperature-controlled vapes gives the user the freedom to choose.
At Shisha Glass Australia, we are proud to offer the best of the best in portable vaporizers and desktop vaporizers. If you buy a product from us, you can rest assured you will have access to the most sophisticated vaping technology on the market.