It’s hard to talk about vaporizers without talking about the Volcano Vaporizer. Today, the Volcano, considered by most to be the king of vaporizers is the most popular table desktop dry herb vaporizer on the market today. Even universities commonly use the Volcano for scientific studies on various subjects involving vaporization. While there’s literally a countless number of vaporizers being sold today, the Volcano, even at its fairly hefty price, is still the preferred vaporizer for at home dry herb vaping aficionados.
The Volcano originally hit the market in the early 2000’s making it one of the first vaporizers of significance. Things haven’t looked back since then. The vaporizer was designed and produced by German company Storz & Bickel GmbH & Co. KG. Markus Storz had previously patented the balloon valve component in 1998. Later, Storz would team up with Jurgen Bickel to form the company, expanding into the United States in 2005 opening the offices for Storz & Bickel America, Inc. in Oakland, California.
If you’re thinking that the Volcano sold back then is the same Volcano purchased today, you’d probably be impressed to know that the company has been making improvements to the almost flawless design patenting new features along the way. There’s something to be said for German engineering and efficiency.
How the Volcano Vaporizer Works
Speaking of efficiency, the Volcano Vaporizer heats to vaporize raw dry herb material extremely well giving the user the best temperature control on the market. There are two different versions of the Volcano Vaporizer: the classic Volcano and the digital Volcano. Both versions are extremely accurate when it comes to their temperature although the digital is naturally considered to be more accurate making the digital Volcano a bit more expensive.
Heat-Resistant Table Desktop Vaporizer
The Volcano Vaporizer is extremely accessible for all users as the temperature control, even with a lack of digital displays, works more precisely than almost any vaporizer on the market. Most of the parts are heat-resistant plastic instead of glass which makes for little to no breakage. It also has very little small parts which is great for keeping the unit intact.
Balloon Bag Style Vaporizer
The Volcano is a balloon-style vaporizer meaning that once the material is converted into vapor, it is transferred into the balloon. Many people think this is rather simple, but in actuality, the process actually removes nearly all of the tar as well as many other carcinogens. It only takes the device one minute to fill an entire balloon. Once you have filled the balloon with the vapor, it is unnecessary to deal with the vaporizer itself as the balloon can just be passed around.
Packing the Herbal Chamber
It is extremely important to not have a lot of space in the chamber when heating the botanical (make sure the chamber is removed from the unit). Once the unit has achieved the desired temperature, the chamber is inserted into the device. It will normally take five to ten minutes for the device to heat the material properly. This guarantees that the vapor is robust and delicious with efficient vapor. To guarantee the highest quality vapor, make sure your dry herb is ground up to allow the heating element to evenly distribute heat to the herbs.
The Volcano Vaporizer’s Heating Element
The Volcano boasts the largest heating element among nearly all vaporizers. This makes for a more sizable surface which is responsible for the thickness of the vapor. The vaporizer also has one of the largest chambers on the market which makes for a greater amount of vapor. The Volcano heats the air moving through the botanicals making the Volcano a convection vaporizer. Convection vaporizers reduce the risk of combustion greatly, unlike conduction style vaporizers. Currently, the Aromed is the only vaporizer on the market that can deliver a thicker, more flavorful vapor than the Volcano Vaporizer.
Quick Balloon Fill Up
The Volcano Vaporizer is a beast in terms of its speed. It can sometimes take only a minute to fill a balloon. Its ability to produce larger amounts of vapor in a minute is just one of the reasons for its legend. This is what makes the Volcano one of the most popular vaporizers for large parties. It is also why a lot of lounges choose to install Volcano devices in their establishments. In short, the Volcano Vaporizer is nothing shy of high quality.
The Valve Set on the Volcano Vaporizer
There are two different valve sets that can be used on the Volcano: the easy valve set and the solid valve set. The valve set attaches to the vaporizer at the top of the vaporizer and is used to transfer the vapor to the balloon. The solid valve set is what comes in the box. With the solid valve set, the user can decide the size of their balloon up to 1 meter in diameter. Neither of the parts that have to be replaced in the solid valve set normally cost more than twenty-five dollars and be purchased in special packs that will save money over the years. The easy valve set boasts handy, yet expensive disposable balloons.
How to Clean the Volcano Vaporizer
Cleaning a Volcano can be a little intimidating at first, but it’s not nearly as difficult as it seems. Taking the vaporizer apart only requires a pair of pliers, and then it is recommended to use alcohol and sea salts to clean the parts. There are quite a few videos on-line that simply walk a user through the cleaning process. After cleaning the Volcano for the first time, it is highly doubtful that anyone will have to go back to a resource video the second time (it really is that simple), but since the videos aren’t going anywhere, it is comforting to know they’re there if a refresher is needed.
The Experience of the Volcano Vaporizer
The Volcano’s durability is almost legendary as it is truly built to last. Unlike other vaporizers that use plastic and aluminum, the Volcano possesses a sleek stainless steel casing. All parts are designed to fit together with perfection making defects a seldom occurrence if not almost completely null and void. The only parts that need to be replaced over time are the balloons and screens. For anyone worrying about the Volcano’s durability, the unit is backed by a three year warranty.
With its amazing features, durable design, and accessibility, there’s really no wonder why the Volcano Vaporizer is considered to be the favorite among social groups wanting the best vapor experience possible making it the most popular table desktop dry herb vaporizer on the market today.