A dry herb vape pen is a cylindrical and pocketable electronic vaporizer for cannabis flowers. Although some are bigger than your average pen, dry herb pens are about the length of a dab pen and smaller than most portable vaporizers. They house an internal and rechargeable battery, plus a self-contained oven that uses conduction heating to vaporize cannabis. Here are the best dry herb vape pens available right now.
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Kandypens K-Vape Pro
The K-Vape Pro is the next generation of Kandypens dry herb vaporizers. It utilizes convection/conduction hybrid heating technology to provide the best of both worlds. The K-Vape Pro features four temperature settings, a half-gram ceramic heating chamber and comes with a lifetime warranty, so you’re set for life.
The Eden by Linx Vapor is a pocketable convection vaporizer with an all quartz chamber and a pure vapor path. It is made of the highest quality materials but it is priced under $100. The pen has a 2500 mAh battery and charges via USB. It has four temperature settings and is also suitable for herbal concentrates.
G Pen Dash
The G Pen Dash is a super portable dry herb vape pen that you can easily hide inside your palm. It features a glass-glazed stainless steel heating chamber, a 600 mAh battery, haptic feedback, and three temperature levels. With its ease of use and durability, the G Pen Dash is an excellent choice for both beginners and vape connoisseurs.
G Pen Pro
The G Pen Pro is a sleek vaporizer pen for dry herbs. It looks more like a nose trimmer than a pen, but it utilizes true conduction heating, a durable lightweight aluminum body and a ceramic chamber that holds 0.25 grams of bud. The device heats up within 30 seconds and features three heat settings from 375-428° F.
How to use a dry herb vaporizer pen
There are a few steps to using a dry herb vape pen. It’s a super simple process, but there is a sequence of steps to make the process work optimally:
- Clean your oven before the first use, if using a brand-new device. Let it cycle through a few heating cycles at its highest temperature before loading your first pack.
- Grind your herb to a fine consistency.
- Lightly pack the oven’s chamber, with your material, making sure the herb is evenly packed.
- Select your best temperature for weed and wait for the device to heat up.
- Take small puffs to get going once the device reaches temp.
- The hits will get more intense after the herb decarbs.
Most dry herb vaporizer pens will have automatic shut-offs for session vaping. Check your device’s specs to see the cut-off time; that is effectively your session length (typically about 5-8 minutes.) After the session is over, the device will cut off to retain battery power. If that session wasn’t enough, you’ll have to turn on the device again and wait for it to get back to temperature. This preserves battery power and it keeps the herb from getting overcooked if the device wasn’t turned off.
Grind consistency for dry herb pens
When grinding your herb, the consistency and how fine it’s ground will play a significant role in how well the device vaporizes the material. The key to remember is that most dry herb pens use conduction ovens which means the material needs to be in contact with a heated surface. The best way to achieve efficient vaporization is to make sure the material grind is fine and even.
How to clean a dry herb vape pen
Most dry herb vape pens come with a cleaning kit. Since they use conduction heating, the herb stays in contact with the heating element. Over time this will leave a residue build-up in the oven.
To clean your herbal vape pen, brush out the already-vaped bud with a small brush. Then use high-strength isopropyl alcohol and Q-tips to clean the oven and mouthpiece. To clean the vapor path (wherever the vapor travels to get to the mouthpiece,) an alcohol-soaked pipe cleaner is ideal — just feed it through a couple times.
Keeping a clean dry herb pen is easy to do when you keep up with it. If left for too long between cleanings, it becomes a more intensive job. It’s recommended to clean your unit at least once every five sessions for optimal performance.