“A Vaporizer? Yeah… I have one, but what do you mean what kind? Aren’t they all the same?” God don’t you just want to smack this guy in the face? Giving responsible and intelligent Vaporizees a bad name. If you scoffed at the ignorance in that inquisitive statement, then kudos. If you happen to be this person please put the pop-tart down and pay close attention to this. What I am about to tell you is very important, and after you can resume munching.
Essentially vaporizers are busted down into two types and two sub types in each of those. Knowing which vaporizer you are buying will help you get the most out of your herb of preference. The main types are Glycol only and non-Glycol. Glycol is a solution that herbs are treated in to help them release their potency. So Mr. Pop-tart, avoid these at all cost. Those of you that purchase special herbs with this additive should already know. If you do not then please become informed. The bulk of this is for Mr. Pop-tart, but others may learn as well.
Non-Glycol is predominately your dry herbs that do not need an additive to exude their essence. These are the kinds of vaporizers you are looking for if say, you have a preferred “herbal pharmacist” that you go to. Any herb you will be using that is completely natural. The dry resolve of those chemicals are best used in these vaporizers. Within these two groups are the different heating methods. There is convection and conduction. Have no fear Mr. Pop-tart all will be revealed.
Convection refers to a method in which a heat source emanates the heat out to whichever substance you may be heating. You have heard of convection ovens, so think about that. Your preferred herb is added to a polyfill medium that allows for proper vaporizing. The units typically consist of cartridges as opposed to tanks. Now what this means is if you are “eating knock-off” brands Mr. Pop-tart then this would be perfect for you. Any extremely dry herb would have optimum performance in this particular unit.
Now conduction. Simply think of wires conducting electricity. In conduction vaporizers the herb is placed directly on the heating source without any additive to moisten it. Now, again Mr. Pop-tart, if you are eating a name-brand that oozes out filling, then this unit is for you. Any herb that is already slightly moistened without additives will have optimum performance within this unit. The natural salve of the herb should provide the perfect buffer between the heating coil and the substance.
Now is the time to do research on whatever equipment you have. Knowing how each performs with which preferred style of herb will produce the best effects. Remember to always do research and never purchase or pursue anything on hearsay alone. Whether recreational or medicinal, proper knowledge will yield the best results. Always know what product you are buying. Now Mr. Pop-tart you may resume your munching… oh you finished already.