Dry herb vaporizers are the pinnacle of technology when it comes to vaporizer technology. Responsible for heating dry herbs to a temperature just below the threshold of combustion there’s a small amount of room for error. Finding the perfect combination of a dry herb atomizer and battery will result in the best dry herb experience for you.
Typically, the mod or battery found in a dry herb vaporizer come equipped with a 510-threaded connection, allowing you to swap and choose depending on your requirements for the dry herb you are using.
Dry Herb Atomizers and Tanks: What is a dry herb vaporizer?
First of all, let’s talk about dry herb vaping. Dry herb vaporizers are designed specifically for vaping dry herbs; which I am sure, you could already tell. The most standard dry herb vaporizer consists of a battery, mod, and tank. The mods on a dry herb vaporizer come with a 510-threaded connection as mentioned above, this allows the mod to be added and swapped onto the majority of other vape tanks.
The atomizer and tank of a dry herb vaporizer are a lot different from standard e-liquid vapes. Dry herbs take significantly more heat to vaporize; but it is important to ensure the dry herb is being heated just under the threshold of combustion, this is done to avoid the release of a long list of harmful chemicals as a result of combustion. Typically, dry herbs will start to combust at around 200 Celsius (400 Fahrenheit), so you can expect dry herbs to operate just below that. The heating chamber of a dry herb vaporizer will normally be made out of ceramic, and this is proving to be the most efficient and cleanest way of vaping to date.
Finding the best dry herb vape for you
When you are looking for your first dry herb vaporizer, it is clear that you are spoiled for choice. There are hundreds of dry herb vaporizers on the market, with many advertising much the same hardware and features. However, what is the difference? Let’s take a quick look at the things to look for when it comes to picking a dry herb vaporizer and what you should take into consideration.
Most of the time this will come as part of a bundle with your dry herb tank. However, even if you are looking for a tank on its own, it is probably best you still have a little understanding of mods as well. To get the most out of your dry herb tank; you will want to find a variable temperature mod, an OLED screen is always a nice addition to know what temperature you are using. Having a variable temperature will give you a lot more control over your dry herb experience, you will have the ability to vaporize at different temperatures resulting in a wide range of vapor production and taste. Always ensure your mod is within the dry herb temperature/power range, the typical e-liquid vaporizer mods also share a 510-threaded connection but operate at much lower temperatures.
This is the components found in the tank, responsible for holding and vaping your dry herb. You should ensure the heating chamber is made out of ceramic material, and this is the most efficient and all-around best option currently on the market. Additionally, finding a tank with variable airflow settings can be a nice addition to your dry herb experiences. Most tanks are made from pyrex glass to ensure a strong structure. The size and shape of a tank can also go a long way, but I will talk about this more in the last section of this article.
Top 5 dry herb tanks
1. Sub Herb Black by MigVapor
This dry herb tank is by far the “stealthiest” tank on the market. Hosting a tinted all black design made fully out of stainless steel and pyrex glass, it is extremely strong and secure. You can tell by holding the Sub Herb Black, and the build quality is extremely high. Hosting a 510-threaded connection you can connect this tank to any mod within the 19-27W firing range. The tank has a ceramic heating plate with no exposed coils, and the vapor production is smooth, clean and pure. The chamber size is moderate and extremely easy to access. Additionally, you have variable airflow control.
The Sub Herb Black has the best build quality and vapor production on the market, which rightfully places it in the number 1 spot for dry herb tanks.
2. Dozer Dry Herb Atomizer Tank
One of the leading tanks in regards to technology and features, the Dozer dry herb tank is a great choice for anyone looking to have endless amounts of control and functionality with their device. The Dozer hosts two coils, allowing vaporizing of dry herbs and concentrates, made out of stainless steel and pyrex glass; on first glance, you would think this tank was a sub-ohm tank. In my opinion, the appearance of this device is not that great, but it performs well.
The vapor production and flavor from this tank is outstanding, and the dual coils make easy work of any dry herbs; there’s a reason it is known as the incinerator tank. The throat hit was quite a surprise with this tank, and it’s not as great as other MigVapor tanks; however, it is not far behind. Hosting a 510-threaded connection this tank can be connected to any 510 mod, just make sure it fires within the correct temperature range!
3. Hunter Ceramic Donut Atomizer
Put on the market as the affordable dry herb tank for the average consumer, the hunter ceramic donut atomizer was one of the first to start offering a ceramic coil rather than metallic. The performance of the heating chamber results in a huge amount of heat, decent vapor production and taste for a tank this price.
The construct of the device is stainless steel and has quite a nice “stock” look to it. Additionally, having a much larger heat production takes effect on the batteries you use, this tank quite commonly drains any battery that it is used with far too quickly. Hosting a 510-threaded connection you can use any 510 mod. However, be extremely careful not to put too much power into the coils, you could shorten the lifespan of the coil significantly.
4. Seego Vhit Aqua Bubbler Atomizer for Herb and Wax
On first glance, the Seego Vhit looks like something that came from an alien spacecraft. The 360-degree rotatable mouthpiece on the top of the device is responsible for the weird look. When it comes to performance and functionality, this dry herb tank ranks extremely well. One of the best hybrid tanks on the market, the Seego Vhit will provide a well-rounded performance for dry herbs and wax.
The mouthpiece offers a different experience for pulling vapor, working with the water filtration system this device is extremely effective and efficient. You can choose between traditional metallic coils or ceramic, adding even more to the list of diversity that this device has to offer.
5. DC True Dry Herb Ceramic Atomizer
This is the first fully ceramic dry herb tank that I have seen. The DC has an extremely simplistic and clean design, which is actually, quite appealing. Hosting a 510-threaded connection and a ceramic heating chamber this tank performs much the same as other leading tanks on the market.
It is advised to use this tank with a TCR battery for the best experience. However, the 510-threaded connection will allow connection to any mod within the firing range. The vapor production is outstanding, providing a well-rounded heating to dry herb throughout your session.
Dry Herb Atomizers and Tanks: What else should you consider?
In addition to the first section of this article, there are a couple of other features that you will want to look for and understand when getting your dry herb tank. These are not specifications therefore not all devices will offer or advertise the product with these features. However, taking full advantage of these will greatly increase your overall experience with your dry herb tank.
Getting a dry herb tank with the correct chamber size can make a huge difference to you. Sometimes, looking for a larger heating chamber will allow a lot more dry herb to be vaped at any time reducing the amount you will have to stop, clean out and refill the chamber. Additionally, if you know you are a casual vapor going for a smaller heating chamber could save dry herb and power.
Cleaning your dry herb vaporizer is going to be one of the biggest pains of owning the device, most of the time this means taking your device apart and constantly pulling old bits of dry herb from the chamber. Finding a device with easy access can make a huge difference!
As mentioned previously, most mods provide screens, these can be used to get additional information on your current temperature setting and other useful information about the device. This can be a nice feature to have to have more control over your device.
Hopefully, after reading this article you will have a much greater understanding of dry herb vaporizers and what to look for – the rest is up to you! The world of vaping is always changing, and new hardware is always just around the corner, don’t be afraid to mix things up a little and get involved with unfamiliar devices, who knows, you could find something you like!