By Sue Vorenberg
Cannabis Daily Record
I have to be honest here – I don’t like most dry herb vaporizers because the electronic burned smell of the cannabis when I’m done is nasty, and the vape smoke amount is usually hard to control.
The AGO vaporizer for dry herb, however, is something quite different. It’s a combustion vape – meaning that the tasty cannabis smoke isn’t destroyed in a cacophony of silicon and electricity.
Granted, you don’t get the lung benefits of a true herbal vaporizer with the AGO. But it has many other advantages, especially if you want to go out and smoke weed on a windy day. With the AGO, there’s no need to fuss around with a lighter, all you have to do is push a button and your cannabis ignites perfectly.
The system comes with a battery that also counts how many puffs you’ve taken, a heating chamber, a mouthpiece, a silicon container for holding your herb, a scraping tool and cleaning brush, wall charger, USB charger and travel case.
It can also be adapted for oil and dabs with a few extra purchases.
Like most herbal vapes, you have to be a bit careful cleaning it, because the wiring inside is somewhat delicate. But that said, the unit seems pretty durable, especially with the $29.99 price tag at NY Vape Shop right now.
To use it, you pack the chamber full, but not tightly full, of your ground weed of choice. Then pop the chamber on the battery, and stick the mouthpiece onto the chamber – making sure the internal spring descends into the dry weed.
Push the power button five times quickly to turn it on, and you can see on the bottom of the battery how much life you have left and how many puffs have been taken. Press the power button again and hold it down and you’ll be rewarded with lovely normal cannabis smoke.
Basically, you have to think of this thing as a digital pipe. It’s easy to take on the go. It’s not as stinky as having a full pipe in your pocket, it’s simple to manipulate and you don’t need an external combustion source like a lighter. That’s great, because it means you’re also not sucking down butane while you smoke.
The main chamber can be cleaned with a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol, very gently, to remove excess gunk. As a somewhat heavy weed smoker I did manage to gunk the AGO up with resin more than once. The main sticky area is the filter inside the mouthpiece, which has some very tiny holes in it. But you can soak the mouthpiece and its components in rubbing alcohol without damaging them.
What I do is soak the mouthpiece filter, wash it with water, then blow through it a bunch of times and tap it onto a paper towel to get the resin out. It works very well I find.
If you’re like me and love the taste of weed smoke, I’d highly recommend checking the AGO out. I’ve seen many an electronic vape in my reviewing time, but this is the first true combustion pen I’ve come across. I like it, a lot. You probably will too.