Dry Herb VS. Concentrates

Dry Herb or Concentrate That is The Question

If you’re seeking to purchase a new vaporizer one of the first things you’ll have to consider is whether you intend to smoke dry herbs or concentrates. There is a huge amount of difference between the two methods, differences which could just be the deciding factor in whether your vapor  is pleasurable or not. Of course if you are unsure and would lie to dabble in both there are vaporizers out there for you.

The types

If you intend to only vape dry herbs you’ll need to get your hands on a vaporizer that specializes in this type of herbal. Conversely, if you intend to vape concentrates you’ll need to get your hands on a machine that can operate well using oils. You can get vaporizers that have multiple function capacities loaded into them, but from my experience, you’re best off using a vaporizer that can utilize just one set of herbs. Although, whilst some multi-function vaporizers come with lots of promises but in the end deliver very little, others perform well and are great for both dry herb and concentrates. 

Cleaning and maintenance

I’ve found dry herb vaporizers to be much easier to clean in comparison to concentrates. All you have to do with dry herb vaporizers is to get a cloth and wipe the unit down. The beauty about cleaning dry herb vaporizers is that you'll have so much time on your hands that you’ll be facilitated with access to non stop vaping nirvana. If you want to vape 24/7 your dry herb vaporizer will be able to accomplish this.

In comparison, concentrates can be far trickier with the oils having a tendency to stick to your vape like tar. When cleaning these devices you’ll need warm water, alcohol, salt, and a whole host of other tools. Whilst it can be tricky to clean concentrate vaporizers you shouldn't let this put you off as there are plenty of rewards to receive.

One significant plus in favor of using concentrates is that oils are far cheaper than using dry herbs. Oils provide you, if used correctly, a similar experience to using herbs, but at a much better rate of value. The simple fact is, who doesn't want to have more money floating around in their wallets? And having more money in your wallet is what will occur when you purchase an oil vaporizer.

Which vape should you buy?

There are a whole host of different vapes that you can get your hands on. Of course, when considering which ones to buy you’ll have lots of different factors to take into the equation. The number one issue you’ll have to consider is whether you intend on purchasing a Dry Herb Vaporizer or a Concentrate Vaporizer. Below you’ll find a small list of vaporizers that I’ve selected as being amongst the best you can purchase anywhere in the world.

Dry Herb vaporizers

  • PAX 2

The Pax 2 is the Ferrari of portable herbal vaporizers. The buzz that you’ll receive from this little baby will be second to none. Make no mistake about it, the Pax 2 provides users with an unforgettable vaping experience that will be etched into the annals of history. In future people will speak in hushed tones of admiration as soon as a Pax2 enters the vicinity. Compared to the original, the Pax 2, is an improvement in every way providing you with longer battery life resulting in sweeter and more delicious flavors. Another benefit of the Pax 2 is the products durability which eclipses much of what is out there in the marketplace. This most certainly isn't a device that will fall and break into smithereens but is a product that will stand the test of time.


One of the superb features of the Firefly 2 is that when you press the button and begin vaping there is no vapor coming out of the device, and for people who want vape in secret this is a tremendous asset. Another positive about this new feature is that it reduces the odor that you might otherwise have had to endure. The original Firefly was like a tornado blowing across the vaping landscape destroying everything in its path. This was a machine that not only took vaporizers to a whole new level, but it was a machine that blew away the competition. But what we have with the Firefly 2 is a vaporizer that exceeds even the greatness of the original Firefly. What separates this device from the crowd is its unique on-demand heating system which delivers you non stop vapes at the click of a button. Another huge plus is that the heating system ensures that none of your herbs is wasted. 

Concentrate vaporizers


The entire vaporizer besides the battery is built with a strong magnet for ease of use. The cap also has a built in loading tool which is perfect for on the go. The Magneto is best used for smaller loads to create a nice vapor quality.The portability is great as it comes with a built in loading tool as well as a silicone jar. The Magneto may not be for you if you want a precise temperature range as this vaporizer does not and is regulated by constantly pressing and releasing the button. This is however perfect for you if temperature is not an issue as this vape pen can go days on a full charge while still being used moderately. 


The Puffco oil pen manages to vaporize oils, waxes, and liquids at the optimum level of productivity. One area that the Puffco Plus pen is renowned for is flavorful vapes that it dispenses to the user. Overall, I have to say that the Puffco Plus pen is a real gem of a vape that dispenses some truly sublime vapes to the owner.


In my opinion, you should always side with purchasing a dry herb vaporizer. The reason for this is because dry herb vaporizers offer a more measured buzz than oil buzzes. For me, the negative thing about oil vaporizers is that the high can be too intense. If you’re not prepared, or if you’re a novice, then you may end up having a nasty experience that might put you off herbal for a lifetime. The level of control that dry herb vaporizers afford users is what makes them stand out from the crowd.