When you use a vaporizer properly, you will be getting good quality vapor that corresponds to the quality of the vaporizer itself. This is true from the cheapest homemade units and all the way up to the top of the line units. The Volcano is a stationary unit from the manufacturer Storz and Bickel that has been one of the most popular and powerful vaporizers for a very long time now. Today we are going to be looking at some general tips and tricks to get the most out of your Volcano vaporizer. These tips apply to both the Classic and the Digital versions of the volcano.
Tips and Tricks for the Volcano
To use the Volcano, you turn it on by using the red switch. You then let it preheat for about three to five minutes. After preheating, put the botanical into the filling chamber and place it on top of the unit. Then, the valve balloon is attached and the green switch is turned on. Now, the balloon will fill with vapor in between thirty seconds and one minute. After the balloon is filled, the green switch is turned off. You can then disconnect the filling chamber from the valve balloon and take it off the Volcano. Finally, you attach the mouthpiece to the balloon and take your draws. If you don’t plan on vaping anymore, you can shut the unit off with the red switch.
Your vapor quality depends on a number of factors for success. A major factor will be the quality of your botanical. Another major factor is the consistency at which you grind your botanical. If your botanical is ground too coarsely, you are preventing the vaporizer from totally heating your material. If your botanical is ground too finely, it will not allow the heat to move efficiently through your material. We recommend that you use a grinder that is designed specifically with vaporizers in mind. Another factor will be how much botanical you load as well as the temperature. The higher the temperature, the more vapor will be released. It will also be thicker and more visible.
1) Keep It Clean
You want to make sure that you clean your volcano on a regular basis. The more you use the unit the more you are going to need to clean it. Replace your bags every 30 to 45 days, depending on usage. They are not designed for long term usage beyond this timeline.
Another tip for your bags is to consider how you want to replace your bags. You can choose between the Easy Valve system or the the Solid Valve system. The Easy valve is an all in one system in which you purchase a box of predefined bags and valves. They all come in standard sizes and are very straightforward in their usage. You should get this if you want the simplest experience possible. Solid Valve is a sort of a make your own bag system. It does take a bit more preparation work but you get to determine what size bags you want to make. It also may be a little bit less expensive due to the fact they you only need to replace the bags and not the entire system.
3) Low and Slow
Finding the right temperature can be daunting at first. To really see what works for you, start out at a low temperature. From there you can increase your setting until you find what produces the best vapor you. You will get more control over your temperature with the digital but the classic still produces quality vapor. The flavor will depend on your botanical and the volcano won’t affect it.
A great feature of the unit, as well as many vaporizers is that you do not require a large amount of botanical to achieve the same results as smoking. Take your time and understand how much you need to achieve your desired results in a session. Once your botanical is producing no more vapor and is an even brown color, you can next use it in baking. You can find recipes in specialized cookbooks and all over the internet.
There is a reason that the volcano has been the king of stationary vaporizers for so long. With our tips and tricks today, you can find new ways to enhance your vaporizing experience. As with any major consumer electronic device, you will find what works for you the more you use your vaporizer.
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