Best Weed Vaporizer Heating Method

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Vaporizers are a fantastic invention that allows consumers of cannabis to get stoned without all the negative consequences of inhaling harmful toxins and tar found in smoke. They do this by vaporizing your herb instead of combusting it, which basically just means the plant matter is heated to a specific temperature which renders cannabinoids and terpenes into vapor without burning plant matter away into ash and releasing all the tar and bad stuff. How is this possible though? There are two heating methods which are used in the best weed vaporizer models of today. These are conduction and convection, and each is very different than the other and therefore produces a different vaping session experience.  No one can really say one is better than the other, because both of these heating methods have their advantages and disadvantages. It all comes down to different personal preferences, so here’s the main rundown for both convection and conduction.
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Conduction

    Conduction heating means that whatever it is you’re vaping is receiving heat directly from an element in contact with it. Generally for herb or concentrates this means a small ceramic or glass plate which is heated from below. Due to the simplicity of this kind of heating, you generally get much faster warm up times. When convection heating came around, it made conduction heating quite unpopular for a time due to the fact that herb is often heated inefficiently and unevenly in conduction vapes, but nowadays some of the best weed vaporizer brands like DaVinci have found ways to cope with those issues. Conduction vapes are great for people that like to do smoke tricks with big clouds of vapor, before you get way more volume out of it. The downside is a lot of flavor is sacrificed in that large cloud of vapor.

Convection

Convection heating is when air passes through a space evenly and it heats something from all around it. Because of the very nature of how this heating method distributes heat, convection vaporizers tend to produce more flavorful and smoother hits which get the most out of your pot. Because of the increased complexity of convection heating, warm up times are generally a bit longer, and sadly there is much less visible vapor produced usually. It’s also more common to see precise temperature control in convection weed vaporizers.

Susan M. Davis

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