ABOUT THE VOLCANO VAPORIZER
Engineered under the highest manufacturing standards, the German-made Volcano Classic by Storz & Bickel has remained one of the best desktop vaporizers since its introduction to the American market in 2003. Equipped with advanced features such as precision temperature control, convection heating, and an easy-to-use balloon bag system, the Volcano vaporizer offers elite level vapor quality, convenience, and reliability.
Boasting a powerful convection heating system, the Volcano delivers extremely pure vapor. In fact, 95% of its output consists of the compounds found in dry herb. The fidelity of its vapor makes the Volcano a popular tabletop device for medicinal and recreational users alike.
The Volcano Classic Vaporizer features an advanced balloon bag filling system. This enables users to take hits in a more portable manner from surgical-grade silicone balloon bags. Each bag lasts between 50 and 100 uses. One bowl of dry herb will fill around 3 to 4 balloon bags. The Volcano Classic now ships with the new Easy Valve system which combines the best of the older Solid Valve and Easy Valve systems. These valve systems allow for easy filling in an efficient manner.
Volcano Vaporizer Solid vs Easy Valve
The customer’s preferences and requirements were taken into consideration when developing the Easy Valve. The Easy Valve is characterized by very easy handling and minimal maintenance work. Attaching a new balloon to the valve is no longer required, as the Easy Valve comes as a ready to use valve balloon unit including mouthpiece. Once the Easy Valve can no longer be used, you simply replace the old with a new one. The Hassle-free set up benefits those looking for a low maintenance option. Eschewing the time-consuming task of cutting a bag to size and attaching it to the solid valve, the Easy Valve set for the Volcano Classic Vaporizer allows for rapid change of your vaporizer bag, ensuring optimum performance. The starter set is delivered with 5 Easy Valve balloons and the appropriate filling chamber. The Easy Valve filling chamber is cleaned and re-used.
The Solid Valve is the standard Volcano Vaporizer valve and has sold in the tens of thousands. One can choose its individual balloon size as the Solid Valve Set comes with a box of 3 meters of balloon material. Using the Solid Valve, the replacement of the balloon is kind of tricky and needs some experience, but the Solid Valve provides a less expensive long-term option, as the balloon material can be bought for a reasonable price. The Solid Valve also boasts an unrivaled customization experience as the user can create a bag of any size they wish. This option is perfect for all sorts of consumption, from mini bags for personal use, to room size bags for those mega share sessions. The Solid Valve is the perfect choice for the vapor enthusiast looking to add some customization to their vaping experience.
High Quality German Engineering
Representing German engineering at its finest, the Volcano Vaporizer by Storz & Bickel is the ultimate desktop vaporizer for botanicals. Known as one of the top products in vaporization, the Volcano Vaporizer features superb build quality. This award-winning desktop vaporizer is crafted under extremely high manufacturing standards. The result is an impressively low defect rate, along with some of the purest vapor available.
The Volcano’s refined design and industry-leading vapor production deliver a remarkable vaporization experience. A food-safe aluminum heating block and high quality heating element deliver incredibly pure, potent vapor every session. The superior build quality ensures you’ll be enjoying the same level of vapor production for years to come.
Medical Grade Vaporizer
The Volcano Vaporizer is a medical-grade device that has been tested and certified to be safe and effective. The Classic has gone through extensive research and development over the past 12 years to earn the distinction of being a medical-grade device. Storz & Bickel was able to certify that their product’s were for medical use by integrating materials and quality management systems (ISO 13485) to be used for medical purposes. The prestige distinction was a goal Storz & Bickel aspired to since the company's inception.
The Volcano Vaporizer utilizes a vacuum system that pumps in fresh, filtered air that is then heated to the ideal temperature for extracting the most compounds from dry herb. This convection method is superior to conduction heating, presenting more flavors, aromas, and effects without causing combustion. Hot air passes over your aromatic blends or concentrates to create vapor, filling your Volcano balloon for easy consumption. Once your balloon is filled, it is ready to be detached and enjoyed.
Equipped with one of the most powerful convection heating systems in the industry, the Volcano vaporizer produces impressively potent vapor. Rather than heat dry herb on the hot surfaces of its chamber, the Volcano’s advanced diaphragm pump sends hot air flowing in to cover every millimeter of open surface area. This ensures that dry herb is vaporized more efficiently and thoroughly, which delivers better vapor quality and extracts the most benefits from every bowl.
Heat Up Time
The controls to fire up the Volcano Classic and heat up your smoking materials are relatively simple, so you can start vaping in a matter of minutes. The red button turns the vaporizer on, the orange light will light up when the Volcano starts warming up and will shut off when it reaches your preferred temperature. The majority of users dial the temp to six (374ºF) or eight (417ºF). Once you set your temperature, give it 3-6 minutes to heat up. Once you've attached the balloon bag, give it 30 seconds for vapor to appear.
Precision Temperature Control
While most devices feature single or pre-set temperatures, the Volcano vaporizer comes with precision temperature control. This allows you to pinpoint a temperature down to the single degree. You can zero in on the right temp for flavor, potency, smoothness, robustness, specific compounds, and more.
Controlling temperature with the Volcano vaporizer is easy. The Volcano Classic allows you to choose from 266F and 446F using an analog dial. Once you’ve chosen a temperature, the Volcano heats in just 180 seconds.
How To Use The Volcano Classic
The Volcano Classic functions identically to the Volcano Digital, but utilizes an analog temperature control dial that is fully adjustable from 266°F - 446°F (130°C - 230°C).
Here's a few simple steps on how to use the Volcano Classic:
- Press the red switch to turn on the Volcano Classic
- Give it 3-6 minutes to heat up
- Grind your dry herbs, add them to the filling chamber, and put it on top of the Volcano
- Attach the valve balloon and press the green button
- Choose your preferred temperature by turning the dial up or down
- Give it 30 seconds to a minute for vapor to appear
- Turn off the devices once you've filled the balloon to your preferred amount
- Remove the filling chamber from the valve balloon and vaporizer
- Attach the mouth piece to the balloon bag and enjoy!
How Do I Replace The Volcano Air Intake Filter?
Keeping your Volcano's air intake clean is easy. To start:
- Unplug the Volcano
- Turn the filter cover knob to the left and pull out
- Remove the old filter and replacing it with a clean one
Then, position the filter cover to the right so that it secures in place.
Who Is The Volcano Vaporizer For?
The Volcano Vaporizer is an amazing choice if you're looking for an advanced, high-quality, and efficient vapor system that's easy to use. After 20 years, the Volcano Classic remains the Cadillac of desktop vaporizers and is known for its durability and longevity. Also, the balloon bag system gives you the ability to vape in large groups, so it's great for social sessions. You also get the flexibility of precise temperature control, which heats your materials just below combustion to avoid inhaling carbon monoxide. Unlike smoking dry herbs, the Volcano Classic doesn't leave any strong odors lingering behind.
How Much Is The Volcano Classic Vaporizer?
The Volcano Classic comes with a hefty sticker price, but with good reason. Although It's been 20 years since this legendary desktop vaporizer came out, the Volcano's vapor quality and reliability are unmatched. Every unit's crafted from top-quality materials, so it's built to stand the daily demands of a connoisseur. Also, the Classic is the only desktop vaporizer certified by ISO quality manufacturing standards, meets NRTL and UL medical requirements.
To see how other devices stack up against the Volcano Classic and Digital, visit our Best Desktop Vaporizers blog.