The roots of dry herb vaping date back to the Herodotus in 500 BC. We have certainly come a long way from throwing hemp seeds on red-hot stones. If you are curious about the history of dry herb vaping and how it steadily evolved over the years, read on!
About a thousand years ago, Northern India was home to the Hookah. It was a basic coconut shell concept that becomes more ornate and decorative when it was embraced by Turkish intellectuals. During the 1970s, the Tilt became popular in the United States. Tilt vaping kits reduced the percentage of tar by about 21 percent. Next, Bill Amato created the Shake and Vape during the 90s. It was a glass vaporizer that featured a glass bowl and a glass stem. The invention could heat up dry herb vaping materials without causing them to combust.
Storz and Bickel created the Volcano. It was a desktop convection vaporizer that featured a balloon bag system. As the product was the first mass-produced vaporizer, it was available in a wide range of styles. There was even one that resembled a pencil sharpener. Other vaping devices that were used during the 90s also featured a metal plate that was used for heating vaping materials and a glass dome. These products continued to be refined and enhanced until the desktop vaporizer market finally took off. Soon, manufacturers started conceptualizing a vaporizer that could fit in its owners’ pockets and be used while on the move.
The Age Of Portability
The early versions of portable vaporizers needed a lighter to serve as the source of ignition. The device was supposed to produce enough heat to facilitate vaporization. Manufacturers added new features, such as digital temperature controls, to ensure vaping ingredients successfully vaporize and not burn. However, this model did not take off commercially. The components made it too bulky to be portable, and the cost of making them was high. In 2006, a pocket-sized vaporizer was introduced into the market. Although it offered easy storage, it still shared several disadvantages from the past, including a high price tag and short battery life.
Vaping manufacturers did not give up. They were determined to provide customers with a product that could safely and conveniently satisfy their vaping needs. Some changes included heating coils replacing metal plates; battery power replacing traditional heating sources; and lightweight glass replacing ceramic bowls. The latter was designed to separate the vaping ingredients from the heating source. Today, you can find vaping devices that feature advanced temperature controls, reliable batteries, and much clearer LED displays.
No More Smoke
Modern vaping devices utilize lower temperatures to heat dry herbs and release a vapor that does not irritate the vaper’s skin, eyes, and throat. What’s more, it is relatively odorless. These vaporizers used two methods to transfer heat. Convection transferred heat through gases and liquids, while conduction transferred heat through solid materials.
Today: The Modern Age Of Dry Herb Vaping
As you can see, dry herb vaping technology has made herculean strides since the days of simple seeds, herbs, and hot stones. Today’s portable vaping devices no longer require external heat sources. They can extract active ingredients from dry herbs and transform them into safe vapors that can be inhaled.