A while back I reviewed the original Sub Herb by Mig Vapor. Today we are going to look at the brand new Sub Herb Black, an improved dry herb atomizer tank. Mig Vapor not only changed the color and tinted the glass black for better discretion, but also improved the airflow. I prefer the draw on the new Sub Herb black even more than the original.
When I spoke with Mig Vapor, they told me how hard they worked to find the perfect balance of airflow for this device.
Besides the airflow and color, Mig Vapor has also added a spring loaded ceramic filter, which holds your herb in place so that it doesn’t fly around while using it. Let’s take a closer look…
Though the Sub Herb is only about the price of a regular sub-ohm tank, compared to the cost of most portable herbal vaporizers, it is just a fraction of that. If you already have a mod for e-liquid then this is a good option for vaporizing dry herb for under $50.
The Mig Vapor Sub Herb Black comes with dark tinted glass and has a beautiful black finish. It looks like a sub-ohm tank, so you can throw the Sub Herb Black on a vape mod and most people won’t even know the difference. One of the things I hoped for on the original version was the airflow, which has been increased.
I think they have achieved the perfect amount of draw resistance. According to Mig Vapor, if they would have made it any bigger, the Sub Herb Black would not be able to function as effectively as it does.
The Sub Herb Black kit comes in a colorful box with a bunch of goodies. I love the updated vape band that they give you which is now black and green instead of clear. You also get tools and all of the accessories for using your Sub Herb black with waxy concentrates.
The thing about the Sub Herb Black is that it’s not for beginners. There is a learning curve to understand exactly how to use it properly, which comes from experience using it. If you are using it properly then you can get a great vape out of it. However, it may take some time to learn the ropes.
Since this piece hooks up to your mod, you have full control over the wattage output. I would strongly recommend starting low, around 20 watts. Then pulse the atomizer until you feel it heating up, and see the vapor beginning to form. Then throw on the cap and let ‘er rip!
At some point you may want to stir or pack the herb, so that you can get the most out of it. I listed this as a con, although this is common with most herbal vaporizers including the Pax 2.
Overall I would say the Sub Herb Black performs very similar to the original, however the added features makes it even more enjoyable to use. The draw resistance is a lot better and the ceramic filter not only holds the herb in place, but increases heat conduction, resulting in more vapor.
The thing with the Sub Herb Black is that you have full control over your experience. If you want to crank it up to 27 watts, it will hit really hard. If you just want great flavor, I would recommend staying at around 20-25 watts.
Keep in mind if you are chain-vaping it at a high wattage, the ceramic can get hot and you may run the risk of charring your herb. However, If used properly, the Sub Herb Black can vaporize without combustion. Just take breaks between hits to let the ceramic cool down, and never exceed the recommended wattage. Oh yea, and NEVER use it in temp control mode!
One last tip that I would like to mention is that the Sub Herb is actually super easy to clean. All you need to do is soak it in alcohol, give it a wipe and it will look brand new again. The herb chamber will eventually turn black in color, but I noticed this has a positive impact on flavor.
It is kind of like when you have an old barbecue grill, and you don’t clean it for a while.
To be totally honest, the Sub Herb Black does take some practice to use. You might not even get the results you were hoping for at first. However, once you understand how it works better, and get some experience with it, you can get a really nice vape. For less than a third the price of the MigVapor Matrix, this is totally worth it for somebody who already owns a vape mod.
In summary, the Mig Vapor Sub Herb Black is a unique little tank that does the job. It is great if you want to start vaporizing herb without spending over a $100 on a whole new setup. It is also great if you are on the go and don’t want to bring a hundred vapes with you all the time. It is very easy to conceal and break out when necessary making it ideal for on-the-go situations.
I bought one and I’ve used it 3 times so far. Until now I’m very disappointed for the fact that I’m not able to vaporise the weed, it only burns. And even that it’s hard af. Thanks to your review I’m looking forward to master it, but still it looks way more complicated than it should. If you have any more tips please create another review. Thank you
Hey Samuel. I understand what you’re going through. The Sub Herb Black requires some experimentation. Based on your experience, I would reccommend lowering the wattage. You never want to hold the fire button for too long, so try pulsing it by holding it for only a few seconds at a time.
Thanx for asking this question Samuel and your response Dave. I bought mine a cpl weeks ago. Manual is worthless and am frustrated also. I only use for herb and thought it was ready when the chamber got hot, just so I could see a little smoke and think it’s working. Won’t do that anymore. I’ve been searching for anything, i.e. videos, websites….so glad I hit yours. Mig’s cust svc isn’t helpful either but, idk maybe it’s a legal thing. They told me to look on youtube….what does that tell ya. Anyway, still glad I bought it becuz if I… Read more »
I’m sorry you had that experience. It sounds like the atomizer might have burned out and needs to be replaced. This could have been caused by too much wattage, or holding the fire button down too long instead of pulsing it. You might have to purchase a new base section for it, hopefully they can replace it for you. Best of luck, Nick.
Thank you for your prompt response. The reason I bought this is because of the video(s) I saw on youtube but none of them explained how to use….and really, only wanted something for herb. I don’t dab or oil.
If I may impose, and to be clear, (again because the manual is useless) so you repeatedly pulse the button and you DON”T HOLD DOWN, correct?
Maybe you can’t answer my question but I thought I would see.
Thank you again for any guidance
The best way to use the Sub Herb Black is to gently pulse the button for no more than 3-5 seconds at a time. This ensures that it doesn’t overheat, which can actually damage the heating element. There is definitely a learning curve involved with this device, but once you get the hang of it you can actually get some nice sessions out of it. I hope it works out for you, Nick. Best of luck.
Just bought today and you review is very helpful. I’m brand new to vaping dry herb and thus seems to come with screens and I’m not sure where they are supposed to go?
Hi Kyle, I’m so glad to hear that. The tiny screens are actually for the mouthpiece.
I bought this for my partner for his medical use, he is experienced so had zero learning curve, but I found this review very helpful for him to have an optimized experience with it.
Hey Sara, I’m glad it helped. Thanks for the nice comment.
I just got one today. It is a different experience. How many “drags” old one be looking to safely get from a half to 3/4 packed ceramic? I use the i stik pico. I followed directions on how to set the settings but I worry I’m still at too high of a wattage.
It’s false advertising and a faulty product- if using the very substance it’s meant for breaks and “compromises” the coil…then what good is it? The wicks are intolerable- skip this and find a real ceramic coil.