A dry herb vaporizer, weed vaporizer, herbal vape pen or portable dry herb vape is a battery powered device that lets you turn your favorite solid herbs, medical marijuana or tobacco into vapor. Simply by grinding and loading it into your herbal chamber.
If the vaporizer uses a battery or a plug does not affect the temperature or the effect. Table vaporizers with plug are overall quicker on temperature and make your dry herb last a little longer than most portable vapes, that’s also why most cost more as a portable vaporizer.
Not only that, but the vapor is concentrated by your vaporizer. If you were smoking a joint the herbs are constantly burning, whether you are smoking them or not! Similarly any defuser’s are losing potency to the air, and pot brewed in tea or cooked into brownies can lose their potency in the process. Vapors are trapped within the chamber of your device until you are ready for them.
To be clear, you’re still inhaling stuff into your lungs, but it’s a cleaner vapor with fewer contaminants than smoke from a bowl or joint. You’ll absolutely be able to taste and smell a difference between smoked and vaped marijuana, and the smoke from combustion tends to be harsher.
Overall aromatherapy enthusiasts prefer a convection vaporizer over a conduction vaporizer because of the precise temperature control and the evener spreading of heat over the dry herbs. Although the last years a lot of conduction vaporizers are catching up on the quality of vapor produced by a convection vape, with some even beating them by using isolated air path, precise temperature settings and increasing the size of the plate that has contact with the dry herbs.