The Volcano Vaporizer by Storz & Bickel

Volcano Classic with Easy Valve Folks, the old adage "you get what you pay for" precisely describes the scenario with herbal vaporizers. Chances are you've reached this website by searching for the Best Vaporizer on the market, not the cheapest or most affordable, but the overall best. If you've shopped for a vaporizer before then you've probably seen how there are very cheap units and very expensive units to choose from, and their differences are sometimes not very obvious. Well, I too was on this search once and all of my research lead me to the conclusion that the Volcano by Storz & Bickel is one of the best herbal vaporizers you can buy.

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Having owned the Vapir One handheld vaporizer for two years before buying the Volcano, I can say that the difference between these units is night and day. The Volcano vaporizer is the Bentley of all vaporizers. I do not condone or promote any illegal activities but it is hard to ignore the fact that this is the best marijuana vaporizer or weed vaporizer money can buy.

There are a few different models of the Volcano available for purchase. First, you need to choose between the Volcano Classic and the Volcano Digit. The only difference here is that the Digit is a digital vaporizer and displays the current/set temperatures on a bright LED display on the front. The Classic simply has a temperature dial in the front that ranges from 1-9 and you just turn the knob to your desired temp. The instruction manual gives you a chart showing an estimate of what the temperature of each number is, so I personally believe it is not necessary to spend the extra money on the Digit because it is fairly simple to get the correct temperature with the Classic.

Next you need to choose whether you want the Easy Valve kit or the Solid Valve kit. These kits include the balloons and mouthpieces you need to actually use the device. The Easy Valve kit is extremely simple to setup and use, and appears to be much simpler than the Solid Valve kit. I guess that's where the 'Easy' part comes from... With the Easy Valve you literally only have to snap a few pieces into place to start your session and switching between filling up the balloons and hitting the vapor is easy as pie. With the Solid Valve kit you get to determine the size of the balloons you want to use, because you put it together yourself. You basically get a big roll of balloon that you cut down to size and clamp into the mouthpiece. Either kit works great but for greater simplicity go with the Easy Valve.

So how much is it? Ok, the Volcano is not cheap, but hopefully you've already accepted that. Storz & Bickel enforces what is called MAP pricing on the Volcano which makes the marketplace a fair playing ground. This means that every company that is authorized by Storz & Bickel to sell the Volcano has to charge the same price. The true price of the Volcano Classic is $539.00, which includes your choice of either valve kit and usually includes free shipping. The Volcano Digit is $669.00, and this also includes either valve set and free shipping.

  • Top-of-the-line construction, seriously

  • Extremely easy to setup & use

  • Silent when heating up

  • Low noise when filling balloon

  • Fills balloons within 30 seconds

  • Comes with 5 balloons (long lasting)

  • Stays very clean / gunk free

  • Very little vapor escapes during the process

  • Simply put, it's the Bentley of vaporizers

  • Takes about 3 mins to heat up to operating temperature, but once there you can vape on-the-fly

  • Unfortunately it is not cheap, but nothing great in life is

  • Other than the price, this thing is flawless

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Anonymous said...

How often do the bags and filters need replacing and how often do you need to clean it?

Bud said...

The Volcano is great with this, everything lasts a very long time. With regular use I am getting about 2 to 3 months life out of each bag. It comes with 5 bags when you first buy it which should last you at a minimum one year if you use it constantly, but they will most likely last longer than that (I got about a year and a half out of my first 5 bags).

All that happens when a bag is nearing the end of it's life is that it starts leaking a little bit, so if you take good care of them and you're gentle it will extend their life.

As far as cleaning, I've never had to clean it! The Volcano unit itself will never get any build-up on it. The chamber that you put your herbs in stays extremely clean compared to other vaporizers, and if you keep it tidy by brushing out your used-up herbs when you're done vaping it will be a very long time before it will need to be cleaned or replaced. When you first buy the Easy Valve kit it actually comes with a set of replacement screens and clips for the chamber, so that when the time comes in the distant future that those parts need to be replaced you already have them handy.

Hope this helps!

Let me know if you have any other questions, and thanks for posting.


Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say i enjoyed your videos, they are to the point with a little bit of comedy, and to someone like myself who is new to vaporizers and medicinal marijuana I appreciate how you maintain a professional attitude. I am older and have never smoked before, and it was nice to get the information I needed without feeling mocked because of my lack of knowledge on the subject. Once again thank-you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bud,
Have you tried any vaporizers with hash?? Which one do you suggest I should buy for hash?


MaNiAc-Uk said...

just got mine yesterday wow put all other vaper devices to shame whent down the 6.5 on the dial route and did 3 bags back to back had a nice chilled evening.

herb said...

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Anonymous said...

I'm new to vaping, a buddy had a vaporizer given to him, I've wanted to try one for a long time. He loaned it to me, having never used one before either he couldn't tell much about how to even really operate it. It has no brand or model number or other markings except on face of it. There is a set button, digital readout °F, up & down button and an in line on/off switch on power cord. There is a glass stem going into a boxed in area. Once turned on this glass tube lights up with a blue glow with 4 distinct colors each in its share of the tube. Also the digital temp gage brings up last temp it was set to. A green light flashes by set button and once set is pressed it warms up. There is a glassbowl attached to a hose that appears tone where green is placed and it slides onto stem of vaporizer. Anyone familiar with what brand I'm describing? I'm somewhat confused about what temp to start at. At 400° F it turned green black quick, it baked me, choked me like hitting a dry bong. I dropped it to 250 last bowl I called and it turned my green nearly black. I'm about to try 201 to see how it goes. I'd like to know if this is a decent vaporizer or junk. I know I was giraffe tail high or higher off of a small bowl, but tell me if this is a junker and I should upgrade (I'd love to hear it junk cuz I've been getting blasted on it & I'd love one that could put this one to shame)

Anonymous said...

What do you think about the firefly 2 vaporizer?