You see, I usually stop smoking my pipes and cigars come winter time. I neither smoke inside my home, car….and, of course, there are no smoking lounges by Canadian law. It was because of this interesting practice – of total smoking abstinence – because of the winter that I decided to look into buying a dry-herb vaporizer that would be compatible with pipe tobacco. While doing extensive research, I finally broke down and bought the famous Pax 2 by Ploom. The Pax, and the newer Pax 2, are perhaps the most famous and prestigious portable dry-herb vaporizers on the market.
many call the Pax, because of its design and functionality, the vaporizer that Apple would make if they were in the market. The following description is via Pax describing their new vaporizer: A BETTER COMPACT VAPORIZER IN EVERY WAY. STREAMLINED WITH A SLIMMER PROFILE AND SIMPLIFIED USER INTERFACE. A deeper oven allowing a satisfyingly consistent draw. An elegant, ergonomically redesigned mouthpiece that senses the presence of your lips. A more efficient battery, and intelligent heating and cooling systems to optimize usage. An elegant anodized aluminum surface and integrated LED indicator. The Pax 2 is slimmer and smaller than its older sibling and it has a longer battery life as well as a larger oven to fit more tobacco into it. One of its great features is that it not only has 4 temperature settings, but also “lip and motion sensing technology that optimize power and temperature during use”.
This is a great feature because if you put it down it will put itself into a low-heat setting, then upon picking it up, it will sense the motion and restore the chosen heat setting. Essentially, Pax has mastered the art of elegance and efficiency, bringing a product of unparalleled performance and visual aesthetic. One of my greatest worries with the purchase of such an expensive piece of hardware was how it would affect the flavor of the tobacco. The oven takes about a few pinch-fulls of tobacco, and you can squeeze more in there if you’re strong enough. The Pax is built for tight loads in its oven, and you want to get as much moist tobacco in there as possible to increase your vape time. Secondly, I can get about 30 minutes our of a tightly packed oven, which is quite impressive given the meager amount that can actually fit into the tiny device. With regards to flavor, it is something that is definitely different than that of smoking the tobacco in the pipe, primarily, the lack of smoke. remember, the Pax is simply heating the tobacco up to a point where it vaporizes all of the moisture that is held in the leaves, thus it is only water vapor that is coming out of the device and not smoke. Thus, the lack of combustion has significant flavor implications. I find that the actual flavour of the tobacco, and any of the toppings or casings that are put on it is better-preserved in the vapor then it is with the pipes. However, the lack of smoky notes is something to be missed also. Finally, cleaning the Pax is just as easy as cleaning a pipe, maybe even easier. All you have to do is remove the bottom magnetic oven lid, pull out the dried tobacco cake, which is quite easy since it shrinks after all the moisture is gone. Then you dip your pipe cleaning in some isopropanol and slid it through to remove any buildup. Best part, you only have to do that every 3-4 uses! In the end, the Pax 2 is a great device to have if you fear the winter cold or want to enjoy your tobacco in an enclosed area without smelling up the place. For the hefty price tag of $359 CAD may be too much for some, but you get what you pay for when you buy the Pax! Adults only (19+) This website contains products restricted to persons 19 years or older . To confirm your age, please select your date of birth and click Enter . Dry herb vaporizers are far more versatile than you might realize. Although most people think of vaping as a more healthful way of using one particularly popular medicinal and recreational herb, you can actually vape almost any type of herb to extract its beneficial compounds. It might surprise you to discover how relaxing and uplifting it can be to vape inexpensive herbs that are available at almost any health food store. The thing that may surprise you even more, though, is that a dry herb vaporizer can also be useful if you’re a cigarette smoker.
That’s right – you can use a dry herb vaporizer for tobacco. Have you tried and failed to switch to e-cigarettes? Maybe you couldn’t get e-liquid to work for you because you needed to taste the flavor of real tobacco. Maybe you couldn’t get the right level of satisfaction from using nicotine alone. Regardless of why e-liquid vaping didn’t work for you, it doesn’t mean that you have to continue smoking cigarettes. To vape tobacco, you need two things: a dry herb vaporizer and loose-leaf tobacco. A vaporizer works by heating the tobacco to the point at which the nicotine and other compounds vaporize. You can then get the nicotine – and the flavor of the tobacco – by inhaling.
A vaporizer does not get hot enough to burn the tobacco. Some research suggests that heating tobacco rather than burning it may reduce the volume of toxins that you consume.