The vaporizers for home are designed in two different styles, for unique smoking experiences. One type uses a bag that fills up with the vapor, and the other is a more direct variety, using a hose that’s connected directly to the vaporizer. Some vaporizers may use both hoses and bags. The process for heating also differs on each model, some using hot air to super heat the herbs, while others may utilize a hot coal or metal coil. The temperature control also differs depending on the model – it may be controlled through a digital setting or a knob(similar to volume control on a car radio). The cheaper varieties may not have any temperature control.
The first type of vaporizer, bag-style, is a convenient way to vaporize your herbs. The most familiar bag-style vaporizer is the Volcano(see above). The process is fairly easy: Ground up herbs are placed inside of a small metal dish, which is inserted into the vaporizer. The vape is turned on to super-heat the herbs(vaporizing them), and then transfers the vapor into a bag that’s been connected to it. Once the bag is filled, it’s removed from the vaporizer. Using a special mouth-piece on the bag, the user inhales the medicating vapors. The only problem with this sort of vaporizer, is that the vapor is forced to sit inside the bag while it’s being filled, becoming stale. For a more fresh, better tasting experience, hose-style vaporizers should be used.
See a bag-style vaporizer in action, and learn how to use it!
The second type of vaporizer, hose or whip style, is a more direct way to vaporize your herbs. The process is fairly simple: You fill one end of the hose with ground up herbs and push it inside the vaporizer. The herbs come in contact with a heating mechanism, and the user inhales through the other end of the hose. This type of vaporizing is more direct than the bag-style, allowing for instantaneous access to the vapor.
See a hose-style vaporizer in action!