Vaporizer - What's a Vaporizer How does a Herbal Vaporizer work
Vaporizer information: The first vaporizers were introduced in the 1970's. Vaporizers have a heating element built into them, the element heats the smoking mixture to a lower temperature than a flame would. At these lower temperatures, the psychoactive ingredients are release from the plant material but some of the other harmful chemicals are not. Because of the lower temperature, a vapor is released, rather than smoke. Any smoker who find smoking through a joint or pipe hard on their throat, lungs or respiratory system should use a vaporizer. Using a vaporizer will not irritate the respiratory system anywhere near as much because of the lower temperature and the fact that you are inhaling vapor, rather than smoke.
Heating the material in a vaporizer is done in one of two ways, conduction and convection. Of these methods, convection is the preferred method. Conduction is when heat is transmitted to the smoking material through direct contact with heat. Convection is when heat is transmitted to the smoking material by heated air. Fixed And Variable Temperature Vaporizer: There are fixed temperature and variable temperature vaporizers. Fixed temperature vaporizers usually have a heating element with a fixed temperature somewhere between 320-400 F. Variable temperature vaporizers usually allow you to adjust the temperature up to about 400 F. Fixed temperature models will do a good job with marijuana and other substances that have similar vaporization temperatures. But a variable temperature will allow you to optimize the temperature for herbal smoke, legal buds, marijuana, hashish, opium, as well as other substances.