This post was most recently updated on April 28th, 2023
The Volcano Classic, or Volcano vaporizer, is probably the most well-known desktop vaporizer in the world. Designed and manufactured by Storz and Bickel in Tuttlingen, Germany, the Volcano classic vaporizer first exploded onto the market over 20 years ago and has cemented its name as being the original and best desktop thermal extraction device.
The volcano classic now comes in 4 colors, Silver, Onyx, or the special editions of Gold or White.
The Volcano has an extremely powerful heating mechanism powered by the wall socket 240v power socket. Because of the power that the heating element consumes, the efficiency of extraction from the volcano is far superior to any portable vaporizer in which the heating element is powered by batteries.
The volcano vaporizer also has an inbuilt pump that sucks cold air from the outside and then forces the air through the heating element, and then the now hot air is forced through the filling chamber full of your favorite herbs, which activates the oils and releases them in vapor form, which fills the volcano bag which is placed on top of the filling chamber.
The Volcano Classic has an analog dial on the front, with the temperature range being 1 to 9.
The user can set the dial to whichever temperature is needed; however, we recommend if you have a completely full chamber, heat the volcano up to level 7 first, and once it reaches the temperature, the control light will switch off. At this point, place the filling chamber on top of the volcano, and switch on the air pump switch. Let the air pump through the chamber for approx 5 seconds, or until you see vapor coming out of the chamber, and then attach a balloon to the filling chamber.
For your second balloon, turn the dial up to level 8, and then fill the 2nd balloon at this temperature.
For the 3rd balloon, turn the dial all the way up to 9, and then fill the 3rd balloon at this temperature.
If you follow these steps, you should get approximately 4 to 5 lungfuls per balloon and 3 balloons of extremely thick, flavorsome vapor.
The ‘hit’ you get from a lungful of flavorsome vapor from a balloon produced by a Volcano Classic is intense but very clean and extremely pleasurable, not like taking a hit from a bong, which is nasty, hot, dirty, and full of carcinogens that lead to cancer.
Of course, the basic principle applies that the lower the temperature you vape, the more of the flavors you will taste, but you will produce much less vapor, and you will feel less of a ‘hit,’ but the higher you go with the temperature, the bigger the clouds of vapor produced, but less of the flavor.
There are many other Volcano spare parts that come in useful when it comes to cleaning and maintaining your filling chamber and volcano bags. The bags themselves actually last a very, very long time. The insides of the bags will become yellow and sticky with THCa residue over time, but they will keep filling with hot vapor time and time again. If you spring a leak, or you dont like the stickiness, then you can replace the entire balloon with valve, or you can replace just the balloon. Replacing just the balloon is a little tricky. However, there are plenty of great instructional videos on YouTube to show you how.
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