dopefiend

Well-Known Member
Storz-Bickel, manufacturers of the mighty Volcano, have unveiled their newest product, the PLENTY Vaporizer



New: PLENTY Vaporizer by Storz & Bickel

The new PLENTY Vaporizer is equipped with a double helix heat exchanger to ensure efficient air heating and high-yield vaporization.

The highly efficient stainless steel cooling coil ensures a pleasant aromatic experience.

Vaporization temperatures may be selected from approx. 130C to 202C (266F to 395F).
The temperature in the filling chamber is shown by an analog thermometer.

The bi-metallic regulator ensures safe operation, with independent temperature fuse and automatic switch-off.

The PLENTY Vaporizer has been certified by the German TV; compliance with the European and North American standards and regulations for household appliances is guaranteed by TV and NRTL certifications.

First-class design and manufacture ensures excellent quality and functionality.
Product characteristics are guaranteed by Storz & Bickel for 3 years.
Only food-safe and odor-free materials are used.

The new Vaporizer offers all the virtues that are familiar to users of our VOLCANO Vaporizer:

Effect
Purity
Flavor

The PLENTY Vaporizer is silent and lightweight:
0.7 kg, dimensions 15.5 x 22.5 x 5.5 cm, plus power cord), it is available immediately in our online shop (currently only as a 230 Volt device).

http://www.storz-bickel.com/shop_eu...orizer.html/XTCsid/2jal1dd6urpkq669ofqh1mj5m1


240 a piece, so still in the high-end price bracket. It's an odd-looking thing, looks like something you'd find in the power-tools department! Hoping to review this soon, so I'll keep you updated.


*** ADDED Feb 20th 2012

I have now completed a full podcast review of the PLENTY

You can download it here here
 

darkrom

Great Scott!
Awesome! Can't wait for more info. Probably too expensive still lol.
 
darkrom,

Samo_T

Member
Whoa, that's quite a different look and name than I expected from Storz & Bickel's new vape. I was expecting a fully portable unit, this just says 'handheld'?

Very curious to find out how it performs :)
 
Samo_T,

Abysmal Vapor

Saturnine in my mind
Was looking at this and was going to post it in the little know vapes thread but something from the manufacturers of the legendary Volcano worth its own thread.
 
Abysmal Vapor,

vape4life

Banned for life
Isn't Storz Bickel known for very high quality such as Cano? I mean that was developed ages ago so this must hold much promise for a QUALITY handheld. I hate bags, maybe they are finally branching out to further market?
 
vape4life,

WatTyler

Revolting Peasant
dopefiend said:
It's an odd-looking thing, looks like something you'd find in the power-tools department!
That was my exact first thought! I think the black and orange colour scheme contributes significantly.

Also surprised to see an analogue temperature dial - that's also looks a bit like a DIY home tool feature. I'd have thought that a digital readout would have wider market appeal though.

Can't wait to hear more!
 
WatTyler,

max

Out to lunch
Hot air generator seems to imply that it's not passive, but they say it's silent, so there can't be a fan or pump. It follows the Volcano design in that there are a lot of parts involved. Interesting that there are already a couple of empty websites up- plentyvaporizer.com/ and buyplentyvaporizer.com/. It's a sure thing that S&B didn't put those up. It's also interesting that they're selling it but not saying how it works. The attitude so far seems to be 'we make it-what else do you need to know?' OTOH to this point the Plenty (can't say I like the name) is just tacked onto their site. You can't even find a link to it from their main site. So maybe there'll be more info later on how it actually works.
 
max,

Stu

Maconheiro
Staff member
"The highly efficient stainless steel cooling coil ensures a pleasant aromatic experience."

Anybody have a clue as to what the hell this means?? :uhoh:
 

al bundy

Vaporist
^^^ looks like the mouth piece is a stainless steel hose.almost looks like bx cable.
 
al bundy,
hopefully I can take it off and par it up with my water pieces. S&B haven't considered that in there development process yet I guess.
 
biojuggernaut,

max

Out to lunch
Stu said:
"The highly efficient stainless steel cooling coil ensures a pleasant aromatic experience."

Anybody have a clue as to what the hell this means?? :uhoh:
I think the engineering section of S&B would be asking the same question. :lol: The marketing branch, OTOH, knows exactly what it's doing. "highly efficient" - ooohh! "stainless steel cooling coil" - aaahhh! "a pleasant aromatic experience" - yuummm! As for "ensures", I think they hope no one asks exactly how that happens. :/

I'm sure the 'Plenty' will be a good one. S&B is very conservative and I'll bet this has been in the works for quite a while- no beta testing on the public with this company. But I can't resist poking it a little. They've been riding on the success of basically one design for many years, and IMO quite a few other companies in the vaporizer industry have passed them by in innovation, versatility, and value. They've priced this just above some other fairly high end direct draw units, and it'll be interesting to see how many vaporists who aren't blinded by the 'Volcano mystique' will view it favorably in comparison. I'm sure there'll be plenty of Volcano fanatics who will say that S&B has the bag and direct draw methods covered now and there's no need to look anywhere else for your vaping needs- unless, of course, you want a portable. Maybe they're cooking up one of those in their lab now. :science:
 

darkrom

Great Scott!
max said:
Hot air generator seems to imply that it's not passive, but they say it's silent, so there can't be a fan or pump. It follows the Volcano design in that there are a lot of parts involved. Interesting that there are already a couple of empty websites up- plentyvaporizer.com/ and buyplentyvaporizer.com/. It's a sure thing that S&B didn't put those up. It's also interesting that they're selling it but not saying how it works. The attitude so far seems to be 'we make it-what else do you need to know?' OTOH to this point the Plenty (can't say I like the name) is just tacked onto their site. You can't even find a link to it from their main site. So maybe there'll be more info later on how it actually works.


The we make it so its good vibe is strong with this one Max. It is likely true, but that is certainly not enough info for us haha.

If they made a portable I'd try it, but this doesn't look too different from anything else out there as far as I can tell.
 
darkrom,

Alan

Master JedHI
Manufacturer
Has the look of a volcano in profile. Wonder if that double helix will fit onto a volcano. I see they are using high temp silicone to seal the SS tubing. Great idea for convective cooling. The surface area of the stainless tubing is tremendous. Much like AC cooling coils.
I wonder if there is a lot of vapor condensation happening in the tube. May be able to get some really good oil from it by running alcohol through it. Wonder how easy it is to clean.
I have an idea of routing the vapor from a volcano through a long series of glass tubing so that it is totally condensed. The glass tubing can be cleaned with alcohol to recover the oil. The temperature can be varied to obtain specific oils beginning with the lightest. A vacuum alcohol recovery system to be cost effective.
This would allow the study of the specific oils effects and tailor them to the specific patient requirements. I would love to work in a laboratory like that.
 

SF Giant

Reluctant vape collector
I would be mildly embarassed to have this thing on the shelf but pending more info I am surely interested
 

max

Out to lunch
TV said:
Wonder how easy it is to clean.
Same here.

SF Giant said:
I would be mildly embarassed to have this thing on the shelf but pending more info I am surely interested
For stealth, put it on the tool rack. For the non techies, it's a piece of test equipment (make up something techy sounding). For those who are tool/tech savvy, the explanation could be tougher.
 
max,

WatTyler

Revolting Peasant
Vaporization temperatures may be selected from approx. 130C to 202C (266F to 395F)
Seems quite low in comparison to the Volcano (230C / 446F), which leads me to wonder that it's not the same convection method. I can't imagine that they would lower the upper levels of the Volcano- very occasionally I like to vape it at it's max, as do many other owners I'm sure. Maybe there's more conduction involved in this......?
 
WatTyler,

VaporNation

Vaporizer Superstore
Retailer
I had the opportunity last night to experience vaporization through the use of a Steinel heat gun and I must say that it was both tasty and efficient on the herb. First time I've ever gotten down on heat gun vaporization and now today I see this beast from Storz & Bickel, which looks somewhat similiar... I'm very intrigued.
 
VaporNation,
Always nice to see a new vape from a well respected company. It's corded though, right, so by no means a portable? So basically it's just a high quality whip-ish vape from our German connection?
 
charliedontsurf,

sanfranciscosadhu

Well-Known Member
Full disclosure: LOVE the Volcano, despite the price and that it is bag only. It's a very well made, durable product. Based on this I would normally buy their hand held device sight unseen. HOWEVER what's the point of a handheld if it needs to be plugged in the wall? Either have the option of battery power or better yet make it with a rechargeable battery. Otherwise I don't see the point; am I missing something?!
 

Tills

Vapor Enthusiast
sanfranciscosadhu said:
Full disclosure: LOVE the Volcano, despite the price and that it is bag only. It's a very well made, durable product. Based on this I would normally buy their hand held device sight unseen. HOWEVER what's the point of a handheld if it needs to be plugged in the wall? Either have the option of battery power or better yet make it with a rechargeable battery. Otherwise I don't see the point; am I missing something?!

What you are missing is the 240V battery that is needed to operate the PLENTY. :)
 
Tills,

Vsurf500

Member
All Metal/plastic/silicone airway, and god knows what's going on down in the heater

Looks like it probably tastes nasty (and of course since it is a whip vape, hot and dry)
 
Vsurf500,
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