Why We Love Volcano Vapes
When it comes to desktop vaporizers, the Volcano by Storz & Bickel is the heavyweight champ. This sleek and efficient design has a reputation for reliability and high performance. Though the price of these vapes may be heart attack inducing, both the Classic and Digital versions will prove to be well worth the investment throughout the years. The durability and the quality of the vapor produced make the Volcano ideal for the serious vaper.
The Volcano Vaporizer Classic has a dial-style temperature setting that ranges from 130ºC to 230ºC (266ºF to 446ºF). Whereas the Digital version has a large LED display screen with “+” and “-” buttons to adjust the temperature. The digital version has a temperature range of 40ºC to 230ºC (104ºF to 446ºF). This difference in temperature is due to the accuracy of the digital version. The Digit also comes with an auto switch-off function.
The Volcano uses only the balloon method, instead of a whip attachment, to draw vapor. Some argue that using a balloon causes the vapor to be a bit thinner than with a quick draw method. However, the balloon allows the vapor to be cooled before inhaling, making coughing and irritation less likely. Each Volcano vape is sold with five bags so you can get your vape on right away.
Volcano vapes come with two types of valves used to attach the balloon to the base. The Easy Valve is a disposable version that can be thrown away when it gets too dirty. These valves can last up to a month depending on the frequency of use. The Solid Valve is heavy duty and made to be cleaned and reused. Many believe that the Solid Valve is the way to go as it more affordable in the long run than the Easy Valve. The Solid Valve also comes with a stainless steel insert that allows you to use less product to fill the chamber. The Easy Valve can be used with an Easy Valve Reducer to limit the amount of product used. However, this attachment has been known to be messy and to reduce the production of vapor. We recommend that you use a Solid Valve if you’re planning on using the Volcano for individual or conservative use. Without the reducers, the chamber can fit about 2-2.5 grams of flower or concentrates.
Yup, you read that right. The best part about the Volcano is that it can be used with both flower and concentrates. The vape comes with a rough pad to which you can add drops of your extracts. There is some debate about the temperature setting necessary for producing quality vapor when using concentrates, with some arguing that the machine should be on the lowest setting, and other saying it should be on the highest. We suggest that you play around with it and find what temperature works best for you.
The flavors from flower and essential oils like eucalyptus, thyme, and chamomile can all be drawn using a volcano. Even high-end chefs have been known to use the volcano to infuse flavors and aromas into their dishes. The possibilities are endless with a Volcano vape.