My first experience with dry herb vaporizer was about ten years ago. It was one of those wooden launch box vapes with a clear tube, copper wire, and steel mesh design. After using the box vape, I remember thinking that it was not worth $100, but in a few years, as designs improve and prices decrease, I would look into owning a herb vaporizer. I never did. But reviewing the herb cartridge for the SteamCloud Mini 2.0 renewed my interest in owning a dry herb vape.
For a dry herb vaporizer, I was searching for portability and, as I seem to mention in every review, discretion. I also preferred an herb vape with an interchangeable wax heating chamber. Enter the AGO Vaporizer from theVape Vet Store. The black protective travel case kit included the AGO Vaporizer, dab tool, cleaning brush, food grade silicone dab container, USB charger, AC wall adapter, and instructions.
The sleek half-inch wide and 6.25 inches long vape delivered all three characteristics I was looking for. The slender design made it easy to pocket and break out when needed. The smoke delivered the flavor (of Gelato, Gorilla’s Cheese, and Ghost Train Haze) on the inhale and exhale. And the smoke didn’t leave behind the pungent aroma of each distinct strain. Perfect for sneaking away for a quick discreet break (or two or three) at the cookout, work, or family function without missing anything.
The key for me was finding the balance of how much dry herb to include in the heating chamber. First, the finer grinded the herb is the better. I was worried about packing too much at once and breaking the spring or pancake style vape coil, so I started with small amounts to get a feel for how fast the herb burns and how much smoke the vape delivers. Press the power button for two second and here comes the vape hit. From there, I added more until I found the perfect balance of packing enough herb (and each strain was different) for a couple smoke sessions while keeping each hit full and smooth.
At the end of the vape is an LCD screen that indicates puff count and battery life, so I was never caught off guard when the battery was low. The batter (650mah) took longer than expected to fully charge initially, nearly four hours, but once charge, I didn’t touch the USB charger or AC wall adapter for three days of use.
I strongly suggest adding the wax heating chamber to the kit. I was so caught up on enjoying dry herb out of a vape, I nearly forgot about the wax chamber. I started with the same process, loading small amounts of Cronuts crumble, until I found the perfect balance. Again, the flavor kept true to the crumble’s terpenes without leaving behind a heavy order in my wake. After smoking more crumble than planned while reviewing the AGO Vape, I started going back and forth between the dry herb and was chambers.
For cleaning the dry herb chamber, I simply used the cleaning brush without pushing to hard on the heating coil. For the crumble, I made sure I heated the coil long enough to burn off any residue. Do not use rubbing alcohol or any liquid substance to clean the heating chamber. For more information on how to use the AGO Vape, click here.
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