Volcano FAQ

What is Vaporization?
Why Vaporize?

Volcano FAQ

Why is the Volcano Vaporizer more expensive then other vaporizers?
What is the difference between the Classic and Digital Volcano?
What is the difference between the Easy Valve and Solid Valve?
What maintenance is required?
Where can I get extra parts and balloons?
What happens if my Volcano malfunctions?
How long does the vapor remain in the balloon?
What temperature setting should I use?
Is there any odor?


What is Vaporization?

Vaporization is the process of boiling out the liquids and chemicals in a dry herb or oil without any combustion of the material itself. Vaporizers do this in a few different ways, some heat a bowl which you pack your material in; this is called conduction heating. Others heat air to temperature before flowing it over your herb or oil; this is convection heating. There are benefits to both methods however convection often provides the best experience, as the air flows evenly across your herb the vaporization is more efficient.
The temperature for vaporization differs from material to material but often for dry herbs 190*c is ok, for larger herbs or oils >200*c may be necessary

Why Vaporize?

There are both economical and health benefits to vaporizing. The most obvious benefit is being able to give up smoking any harmful chemicals. Vaporization does not combust your chosen smoking material, but boils the liquids out. This means none of the harmful chemicals associated with smoking are entering your lungs! If you are a regular smoker getting into vaping you will notice a difference in your breathing and respiratory systems within a couple of weeks.
You will also notice that vaping is much more efficient with your herb or material, requiring much less to satisfy your needs.

Why is the Volcano Vaporizer more expensive then other Vaporizers?

Simply put the Volcano has set the standards in vaporising. It is German engineered and handcrafted with top quality materials. Engineers concentrated on designing a safe device with efficient and controlled vaporization. The Volcano has a unique patented valve & balloon system, maximizing vapour. The Volcano is the best vaporizer that money can buy.

What is the difference between the Classic and Digital Volcano?

There are differences in the technology, but the overall effect is not compromised. The Digital has a large LED display for degree level accuracy and also has a slightly wider range of temperatures. Both units can use the easy and solid valve kits.

What is the difference between the Easy Valve and Solid Valve?

Both kits are effective, but it depends on your preference. With the Easy Valve maintenance is simple. There is no need to dismantle or clean the valve kit after use, just clean out the filling chamber. The balloon is preattached to the valve, so you can use the Easy valve until it wears out, usually about every 20-30 fillings. The Easy valve comes with 5 Easy valve balloon sets. This means that for larger groups, several valves can be used. Benefits of the Solid Valve are; you can select the balloon size, balloon material is inexpensive, and tens of thousands have already been purchased. The Solid Valve kit does require frequent cleaning, and attaching the balloon to the valve can be tricky for beginners.

What maintenance is required?

The filling chamber screens and air filters may need to be replaced about every 12 months.

Where can I get extra parts and balloons?

You can order extra balloons from us. Likewise you can also order both the Easy Valve and Solid Valve kit from us. Your Volcano is compatible with both kits.

What happens if my Volcano malfunctions?

We offer a 7 day money back guarantee. If you get your Volcano and it does not function, simply contact us and send it back. Your Volcano comes with a 2 year (for Digital Volcano) or 3 year (for Classic Volcano) manufacturer's warranty. Be sure to keep warranty paper work and purchase invoice. If malfunction is found to be caused by you (such as by dropping it) we will send you an estimate for repairs. Please make sure that all residue is cleaned from the Volcano before posting it.

How long does the vapor remain in the balloon?

The vapors in the balloon will condense in the balloon, but this will take hours. The vapors in the balloon are intended to be used within 5-10 minutes for little or no loss of vapors.

What temperature setting should I use?

It is quit easy to figure out what temperature will work for you. Simply keep an eye on your balloon while using it. Once you see a stream of white mist filling the balloon you know that the temperature is effective.  If you see nothing then it indicates that the temperature is too low, or there are not active ingredients left in the plant. With the Digital the settings range from 1-9, corresponding to temperatures of 130°C (266°F) to 226°C (439°F). Cellulose (organic material or plant material) has a point of spontaneous combustion at 235°C (455°F) and higher. Users state they generally use setting 7 or 400°F.

Is there any odor?

Only minimal odor development is created with use. However, after a few minutes no odor is detected.