STORZ & BICKEL faced quite a challenge when they were designing the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer, they needed to somehow make it even better than the legendary Volcano Classic. After using one we think it's safe to say they have once again raised the bar on high-performance vaporizers. Quicker heating, Bluetooth control, and the option to use a whip are just some of the improvements they added to this vaporizer.
The Volcano Hybrid uses a vacuum system to filter the air that is then heated to your desired temperature. It then forces the air through the filling chamber, passing over even the smallest surfaces of your material. Convection heating solves the traditional problems associated with vaporizers that utilize conduction heating, convection is widely accepted to provide much smoother hits, even vaporization, and better flavor. Using the Hybrid Filling Chamber will also produce some conduction heating which was a necessary addition to provide a satisfying whip experience but since this heating method is conservatively utilized in the overall vaporization product we did not experience the loss of flavor historically associated with conduction vaporizers.
STORZ & BICKEL engineered the Volcano Hybrid with an immense 104-446°F temperature range. You can make adjustments precisely and easily using the digital display with the "+" and "-" buttons. Bluetooth integration also means that temperature adjustments, along with many others, can be made with the STORZ & BICKEL app on Androids or the web app on their site with a computer.
WARNING: Do not post about this device on social media unless you want everyone you know showing up at your house to try it! The first thing you should do when you receive your package is to be proud of yourself for making such a great investment, Warren Buffet has nothing on you. Plug your Volcano directly into an outlet, this thing is a beast so it is not recommended to use power strips. Press the HEAT button to turn on the device and begin the heating process. You can adjust the heater to your desired temperature with the "+" and "-" buttons on the front or using one of the available apps. You can turn the Bluetooth functionality off and on by holding the HEAT and AIR buttons at the same time if needed. Using a fine and fluffy grind load the Filling Chamber with your desired material making sure not to pack it too tightly. Place the Filling Chamber on top of your Volcano and press the green AIR switch to start the air pump and let it run for about 5 seconds to bring your material up to temperature, you should see some light vapor exiting the top of the chamber. Stretch out one of your balloons and remove the mouthpiece, place the balloon on top of the Filling Chamber and watch in awe as it fills with delicious vapor. Once the balloon is full, remove it from the Filling Chamber and turn off the air pump. Reinsert the mouthpiece and lightly press your lips against it and gently inhale, when the balloon is almost empty you can stretch it out while inhaling to suck out every last bit of vapor. Alternatively, you can place the included whip on the top of the Filling Chamber and inhale directly. We really like using this inhalation method when vaping in a group to give the session a hookah-like feel.