Do Dry Herb Vaporizers smell?
October 13, 2020
Every day, millions of internet users asks Google seemingly simple questions about Cannabis. However, because cannabis is deemed to be a controversial topic the internet is rife with misinformation, bias and propaganda.
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Do Dry Herb Vaporizers leave a smell?
I assume most of the people that email in have nosy neighbours because one of the most popular questions we receive from our community is ‘Does vaping weed create a smell?’!
The short answer is yes, vaporizers do emit a smell. How much of a smell depends largely on how pungent your herb is and the vaporizer you’re using.
However, the smell emitted from vaporizers is far less potent than smoking. In my personal experience, the smell from vaping cannabis is not only less when compared to smoking but it also dissipates far quicker too.
Whilst you’re not going to be able to hide what is in your vaporizer from the person sat directly next to you, a flatmate in another room is unlikely to be able to pick up on the scent.
It is also worth keeping in mind certain strains are more pungent than others.
Why does weed smell?
Every cannabis plant is full of various cannabinoids and terpenes. It is these that give each individual strain its bespoke taste and smell.
For example, some strains have limonene in them. This terpene is also found in lemons and it is this that gives strains such as Lemon Kush its citrusy taste.
Why do cannabis vaporizers emit less smell?
Smoke may appear to be a gas but it isn’t. It is actually made up of thousands of tiny, solid particles of burnt plant matter. It is main the plant matter itself that is released as part of the odour into the air and this is what your nose registers as the smell.
Because burning causes combustion of the plant matter as well as the active ingredients, there is more mass to get mingled with your hair, curtains and walls. This can take some time to disappear.
On the other hand, when you use a vaporizer, the plant matter stays in the vaporizer’s chamber. Instead, only the yummy terpenes evaporate and these are then inhaled by you. As a result, there are less ‘herbs’ floating around in the air.
How can we minimise the smell from dry herb vaping?
- Keep your vaporizer relatively clean or it will start to smell, especially if it utilizes conduction heating like most portable devices.
- Vape in a well-ventilated room. Any smell released from vaping can fully dissipate within a few minutes with just the help of aa fan and an open window.
- If you’re going to save your bud after vaping it, keep it in a jar because it can still give off a faint weed scent.
What type of vaporizer is best for not creating a smell?
There are two main types of dry herb vaporizers:
- Conduction Vaporizers.
- Convection Vaporizers.
You can think of a conduction vaporizer as similar to a stove, which heats your food by touch.
Conduction vapes such as the Black Mamba Vaporizer, creates vapour when its heating element comes into contact with your herbs. This can sometimes cause a small amount of combustion.
A convection vaporizer is more similar to an oven, which creates an atmosphere of hot air. It is the hot air then heats your herbs.
A convection vaporizer heats your herbs more efficiently and evenly. As a result, there is minimal chance of combustion.
The short answer is yes, vaporizers do emit a smell. How much of a smell depends largely on how pungent your herb is and the vaporizer you're using. However, the smell emitted from vaporizers is far less potent than smoking.