I can’t believe it is December already, we can finally get our Christmas decorations out and begin the countdown for New Year 2019
For many people, the new year represents a great time to end old bad habits and take up new good ones. As smokers become better educated about the impact on of smoking many will use the new year as the perfect excuse to stop smoking and start vaping.
As a result, across the UK, Vaporizers are quickly becoming a Christmas gift of choice but there are so many different models to choose from it can be quite difficult.
To help make your research easier, we thought it may help to share three questions you should ask yourself before purchasing a cannabis vaporizer.
Conduction or Convection?
There are two main ways that a vaporizer will heat your herbs.
Convection vapes work by heating the air in your vaporizer’s oven. It is this hot air that heats your cannabis. Like cooking your dinner in the oven, it provides your herbs are evenly cooked but can take some time to preheat.
Conduction vapes, however, have almost instant heat up time as they heat by touch just like cooking your dinner on a stove. The disadvantage with conduction though is the herb nearest the heating element is liable to be burnt.
Which materials are best?
The oven is the most important part of your vaporizer and you should care what it is made out of. Vaporizers can be made out of many materials but not all materials are made equal!
Typically ovens are made out of either ceramic, stainless steel or glass.
Glass is by far the most superior because glass is a great conductor of steam. Glass ovens and airpath transfers maximum taste and flavour, however, the disadvantage is that they break very easy. Glass ovens are best for vaporizers that will stay at home.
Due to their durability, stainless steel is a great choice for premium vaporizers. Stainless steel ovens transfer good levels of flavour but they can make your vaporizer bulky and heavy and are also quite expensive. Steel ovens are typically found in vaporizers where performance is the most important attribute.
Ceramic is the most popular material in mid-range vapes not only due to their low cost but also because ceramic does not tamper the tase of vapour. However, because ceramic has absorptive properties it can be really, really difficult to clean!
Does it have temperature control?
It is vital that the weed vaporizer you choose has inbuilt temperature control.
Cannabis is a very complex plant and the advantage of being able to control the temperature is that it gives you a greater degree of control over its effects.
For example, vape at low temperatures of around 150-170°C and you’ll enjoy an energetic high which makes it a perfect temperature for medicinal users who may need to medicate and still perform tasks during the day,
Anything above 180°C and you can expect couch lock! The sedative effects of vaping at high temperatures make it perfect for those who need help sleeping at night time.
So as you’ll see, there is no right or wrong vaporizer. What you choose will depend on which attributes are best for you. We advise to do all your research, visit multiple vendors and ask lots of questions and we are sure that you and your loved ones will not regret switching from smoking to vaping!