Vaporizing cannabis flower is one of the most efficient ways to consume cannabis. Not only does it provide a cleaner and healthier session, but you also get more bang for your buck. Let's break down some of the key benefits of vaporizing flower.
There has been a great deal of buzz surrounding dry herb vaporizers lately, and for good reason. Vaporizing cannabis flower has become increasingly popular for its multifaceted benefits, such as improved bioavailability, the ability to customize temperature, and greater discretion.
With dry herb vaporizers, users can enjoy the full flavor of their favorite dry herbs while still feeling the effects they seek. Beyond that, a dry herb vaporizer is designed to heat the flower more evenly than conventional smoking methods, meaning users truly get the most out of their flower. Whether new to cannabis or an experienced user looking for a cleaner way to consume their flower of choice, dry herb vaporizers are worth exploring further!
Rise in Popularity
Vaping has been around for a while, but only recently has it become increasingly popular among cannabis users. In the early 2000s when some of the first modern vaporizers were released, they were used primarily for thin nicotine oils. Only the more advanced models at the time were capable of handling dried cannabis flower.
As technology improved however, hardware manufacturers began creating products specifically designed to vaporize cannabis. These new products quickly became very popular due to their efficiency and portability. Nowadays you’ll find an impressive array of sophisticated devices on the market capable of providing far greater flavor and potency than traditional smoking ever could.
How Do Dry Herb Vaporizers Work?
For those wondering how to use a dry herb vaporizer, the process is actually quite simple. It involves heating the flower in a chamber at a predetermined temperature to turn its active compounds into inhalable vapor. This process happens without combustion, meaning the terpenes and cannabinoids remain intact - creating stronger flavors and aromas - while avoiding the risks associated with traditional combustible smoking methods. When heated correctly, the vapor produced offers a smooth and flavourful hit.
The heating elements of dry herb vapes will either consist of an open metal chamber or an opening to hold a flower filled pod. Pod systems, like E1011 Labs’ elon device® and stelo™, create an easy and convenient smoking experience. The prefilled, predosed stelo™ are ready for a session whenever the user is, no grinding or packing required. With very little effort and the right device, anyone can quickly become an experienced connoisseur when it comes to vaping flower.
Dry Herb Vaporizer Benefits
If you’re seeking a healthier, more convenient means of consuming your favorite flower strains, vaporizing is an excellent option. The benefits of a flower vape come from the delivery system itself. Inhaling vapor has the highest bioavailability and biodelivery out of all consumption methods.
Bioavailability refers to the total amount of active ingredients, in this case, cannabinoids and terpenes, our body is able to use and will vary based on consumption methods. Bio-delivery measures the time it takes for the compound to become effective once it has entered the body. Similarly to bioavailability, these rates are largely dependent on the intake method. If a method has higher bio-delivery, that means there is less time between the initial consumption and when the effects are felt.
Inhalation methods, like vaping, offer the highest bio-delivery and bioavailability when compared to tinctures and edibles. When using inhalation methods, bioavailability can be as high as 50%, and bio-delivery takes only a matter of minutes. For these reasons, inhalation methods are considered the most effective ways to consume dry flower.
Dry herb vaporizers also do not produce the carcinogens that are generated from flammable combustions (e.g. tar) and thus there is no need to ash while using them. Not only does this provide a cleaner inhalable vapor, but it also removes your need of an ashtray.
Certain technologically advanced dry-herb vaporizers also provide self-cleaning functions, such as the elon®. While the elon® device is charging, it will automatically self-clean by heating the remnant materials.
How to Get Started
For those looking to begin vaporizing flower, the best place to start is with a quality piece of equipment. While there are a range of options available – from electric table top models to dainty hand held devices − it’s important to remember that you get what you pay for when it comes to vaporizers.
Look for one made with durable materials and equipped with safety features like automatic shut-off. The heating element within your dry herb vaporizer is also important. Some may be made with cheap metals or stainless steel while others use high-end, medical-grade ceramics. Of course, ease of use should also be a consideration; if something seems overly complicated, it may not be the right choice.
Once you settle on the type of vaporizer that fits your lifestyle, familiarize yourself with the process of filling and packing a chamber, as well as figuring out the proper temperature levels needed for optimal vaporization. With these basics covered, you’ll be puffing away in no time!
Pros and Cons
Vaporizing flower is a popular trend among cannabis users for its increased potency, faster onset, and less restrictive odor. For those who want a more natural experience, however, the pros and cons present themselves in different ways.
On one hand, you get an instant result that can’t be matched by any other delivery method. On the other hand, flower vaporizers require careful maintenance to ensure they stay in peak condition and provide full-bodied flavor with every dose. Additionally, due to the nature of vaporization itself – needing very high temperatures in order to create inhalable vapor – if not used correctly or maintained adequately there are safety risks associated with using a flower vaporizer.
Vaping flower is a popular option for those looking for an alternative to smoking that doesn’t involve complicated instructions or equipment. Whether you are a seasoned cannabis user or new to the lifestyle, there are many benefits and advantages to vaping dry flower.
E1011 Labs’ Starter Bundle has all the essentials you need to start your dry herb vaporizer journey. Consumers can even search by the specific effect they are looking to get from the product. Whether you’re looking to Relax, find your Calm, or Uplift your mood, there’s a stelo™ for you.