Vapinmofo

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I have both but I don’

I have both solid Valve, Easy valve, easy valve with reducer. And Liquid pads. I always use normal Easy valve with no pad or reducer and I don’t find the Solid Valve to be so much better or efficient. It may be, but it gets dirtier, has screws and a couple more screens to keep tidy, and has to be hold in place while inflating a bag.
The reducer is probably useless if you micro dose. It can hold 300mg (250mg using a capsule) or else, better defining micro dosing first ;)
I just set it to 230C, sprinkle a pinch of grounded weed and collect the wispy vapor inside a bag.


I have a volcano classic.
I use the easy valve.
I use the full size chamber.
I use the liquid pad.
I use a Bag which is about 1/2 the volume of a "normal" S&B bag.
On average I put in 50mg flower. (Here in CA I look for flower which is 20% or more THC as tested)
I use a measured "pinch" spoon and fill it between 2/3 and 3/4 the way full depending of the strength of the flower.
My temp is set to 7 1/2 on the dial.
I spread out the flower very thin so that I can see through it and the fine screen.
I prefer a very fine grind.
I get complete extraction within that small bag.
I only get one bag per 50mg flower. A second blow does not yield good results.
If the flower is 20% THC each bag has about 8-10mg thc in vapor.
This does not produce smoke like milky bags.
It does produce nice semi dense vapor with HUGE flavor
It does produce very smooth bags.

I have a theory that
Too much flower is harsh.
Too much heat is harsh.
Using Less flower and a smaller bag is better because when you fill a Normal bag and you have a lot of flower in the chamber you do not get complete extraction and the regular size bag seems to get more HOT AIR pumped into it. It also doesn't taste anywhere near as good. Just my perspective.

Using small amounts of flower (under 80mg), finley ground flower spread thin covered with a liquid pad heated at 71/2 (your Volcano temp may be different than mine so try different temps to get the best results).

So YEARS of using the Volcano has helped me to figure out how to do it most efficiently while maximizing flavor and just plain making a little go a long way.
 

justcametomind

Well-Known Member
It would be 8-10mg giving for good that 7,5 on V classic dial is 100% extraction but at 400°+F it should be pretty close to that.
I do the same thing with no liquid pad and using an XL bag, inflating it halfway, just a little bit more of a normal bag, using max temp to maximize extraction. With my method flavor is not anything to call home about, I'll try your style.:tup:
My point in using bigger bags is that it's not easy to tell when extraction ends and you are only inflating hot air into the bag, and I made full extraction my priority over flavor.
 
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Vapinmofo

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I totally get it. Sounds like we are on much the same volcano path. For me I am not sure that getting that last couple mg by using the top heat is worth the tradeoff.

I have found that MY LUNGS become very unhappy when I use higher temps.

How much flower do you use for one of your loose bags?
For me the volcano is the only way to vaporize at home. so pure.
vapinmofo
 

vaporculture

Well-Known Member
For anyone that has the Lift Grinder, you can use the tool/ashtray they give you with the grinder to put on top of your Volcano to keep dust out. It fits perfectly! :peace:
I've found this alcohol stove base fits the top of the volcano perfectly -- it's made of sturdy (but light) aluminum and has holes where the heat can escape, but the dust will not settle in the top of the volcano where it can be blown/inhaled into the bag. You can actually have this "cover" on the volcano even when it is fully heated up, and it won't trap the heat.

It rests on top so that it extends above the volcano about 1" and the holes in the side sit just above the top of the volcano. The little tabs inside the base rest on the downslope of the volcano, which keeps the "cover" from accidentally being knocked off and help to center it.

Here is a link if anyone is interested ($10 USD on Amazon) :

 

blackstone

Well-Known Member
Did anyone see the new limited version of the gold Volcano? Holy shit it is snazzy.
Some features are:
Gold plated heat exchanger top parts (not sure about inner airways), and plated filling chamber parts too.
Only 100 produced.
Engraved signatures on rear and lettering all over.
All black switches.
Comes with fancy shirt and other bits.
It is for a serious collector at €999! If a few hundred cheaper it might have me dreaming about one.
Real nice anniversary type vaporizer though!


While using my Hybrid today I was imagining all the gold Volcanos in action worldwide, Christmas surely being a great time to pull out the shiny extravagant vape!
If I score something nice soon I might pull out my Digit before I sell it just to celebrate the 20 year thing. I still love bags on the Hybrid!

For anyone that has the Lift Grinder, you can use the tool/ashtray they give you with the grinder to put on top of your Volcano to keep dust out. It fits perfectly! :peace:

I've found this alcohol stove base fits the top of the volcano perfectly -- it's made of sturdy (but light) aluminum and has holes where the heat can escape, but the dust will not settle in the top of the volcano where it can be blown/inhaled into the bag. You can actually have this "cover" on the volcano even when it is fully heated up, and it won't trap the heat.

It rests on top so that it extends above the volcano about 1" and the holes in the side sit just above the top of the volcano. The little tabs inside the base rest on the downslope of the volcano, which keeps the "cover" from accidentally being knocked off and help to center it.

Here is a link if anyone is interested ($10 USD on Amazon) :

Nice ideas thanks!
I used to cover mine with a t-shirt but the vape has to be cooled down and plugged out so I hardly do it anymore.
 

invertedisdead

VAS is Dead
I wonder if they will ever come out with a newly designed vape ever again. I think we will see different iterations or improvements instead for years to come.

At 20 years strong the "if it aint broke don't fix it" motto probably rings true, that said I was hoping the hybrid would have been shrunk down to 2/3 the size. A volcano with less of the desktop footprint would be sweet.
 

blackstone

Well-Known Member
At 20 years strong the "if it aint broke don't fix it" motto probably rings true, that said I was hoping the hybrid would have been shrunk down to 2/3 the size. A volcano with less of the desktop footprint would be sweet.
That's what I thought too, maybe like the game consoles did!
I also thought a USB socket would be nice for charging your portable:lol:
I wonder if they will ever come out with a newly designed vape ever again. I think we will see different iterations or improvements instead for years to come.
In the recent video where they confirm working on a Mighty+, in the same sentence he also mentions them working on other new projects currently, so we can look forward! And yeah hopefully it's not just a fancy Plenty!
Also, when I was googling trademark info for the Mighty+ a while back, i found two names which they trademarked for use, most likely for vaporizers from what I saw, but they appeared to abandoned these or they expired.
The two names or products were "Addair" and "Flower Power".
The latter is a great name for a herb vape really. I would love to have seen drawings or know more!
Hopefully!

A screencap showing the trademarked names under "Stobi GMBH" in a google image search:
 

blackstone

Well-Known Member
I was watching a recent stream from a guy called Swami, a California grower I think, and his partner Nikki mentioned how she gave up smoking after a COPD diagnosis. And since she and Swami are judges for the Emerald Cup, she now uses a Volcano to judge the event each year.
Just thought that was another cool thing this vape is doing!
At 12:35 in the video they explain a little.
I believe this is the first year where they acknowledge and have a class for "indoor", as outdoor is such a big thing there.
 

HippieHitman

HotBoxin' My Wheelchair
Super bummed out, I've had my volcano less than 6 weeks. Purchased in December and while unplugging it today the housing around the power plug cracked. Storz and Bickel is closed hopefully they get back to my inquiry soon.
 
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