One of the central tenets of the vape industry is that choice is good. Multiple heating methods, multiple materials, different vape models, different makes, and a cavalcade of other options ensure that users can find a vaporizer that suits their preferences down to the smallest detail.
However, what if your preferences go beyond heat-up time and whether you can put your vape in your pocket? What if you’re looking for a way to change the actual consistency and flavor of your vape experience?
People have been modifying herb for centuries, selectively breeding certain strains, adjusting the potency, the aroma, and even the flavor. However, this is a laborious process, making it hard to mix things up with any regularity.
However, thanks to the sheer versatility of dry herb vaporizers, it is now possible to vary your vape experience wildly from session to session. All it takes is a little forethought and a knowledge of how your vaporizer works.
Vaporizers work with one of two heating systems - conduction or convection. The former works like a stove, it puts your herb into direct contact with the heating element to produce vapor quickly.
The latter works in a way more reminiscent of an oven, it heats the air surrounding the vapor, gradually baking the vapor out of it. Out of the two of these methods, convection produces a rich and flavorful vapor.
However, regardless of your heating method, you can easily manipulate the quality and taste of your vapor.
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How? By adjusting the temperature
The vast majority of modern vaporizers have some method of temperature control. For most, this means a selection of predetermined settings. This allows you to directly affect the density of your vapor.
A good rule of thumb is to remember that higher settings yield a denser, more flavorful vapor. This will generally be quite hot and have a real ‘kick’. If you’d prefer something a bit smoother and milder, set your temperature low. This will result in a vapor that is far thinner, and far easier to inhale.
If you want real control over your vape experience, then a vaporizer like the Storz & Bickel Volcano is a must-have. Be it the Classic or the updated Digit, the Volcano offers you unprecedented control over the temperature of your vape.
This means you can dictate the quality of your vapor to a single degree and find your sweet spot. This lets you strike the perfect balance between smoothness and flavor.
While the taste of herb is a true classic to be savored, it’s perfectly acceptable to hope for a little more. For centuries growers have augmented the taste of their dry herb by cultivating it in soil enriched with citrus or other flavors.
The unique qualities of herb allow it to absorb these flavors and infuse them into their flowers. This is one solution, but what if you want variety, and you want it now?
The DaVinci IQ has a solution. It features a unique accessory known as the flavor chamber. It allows users to totally transform their vaping experience with new flavors. It is made out of zirconia ceramic, a totally non-reactive material that will ensure that your flavor will remain pure and intact.
Rather than making you mix your flavor directly in with your herb, it keeps it separate, using the hot air from the IQ’s chamber to subtly infuse your hits as they flow up the vapor path. This means that you get notes of your flavor but aren’t overpowered by it.
For example, if you decide that you’d like a gentle, relaxing vape experience, you can add some lavender to the flavor chamber. When you draw from the IQ you’ll get the full flavor of your herb augmented with the aromatic lavender but not overpowered by it.
Mix It Up
Of course, if you don’t have an IQ, or if you’d prefer an alternative to a specific peripheral, there are other options. A classic is herbal blends. This is pretty self-explanatory, you simply grind you herb and then blend in a certain amount of flavor (rosemary, mint, basil) and then vape it as normal.
The flavor will vaporize along with your herb and you’ll be treated to a totally different vapor flavor.
Ideally, you want to ensure that your blend is roughly 75% dry herb to 25% flavor. You can adjust this to your own personal tastes. The possibilities are endless, allowing you to enjoy an energizing session with some mint, or a relaxing nightcap with some soothing lavender.
Vaporizers allow their users to customize and adjust their dry herb experience in an unprecedented manner. No matter what your personal preference, we can guarantee you that there is a vape out there for you.